Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for UAG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited UAG over the 6 months to 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 866 838 852
Rank change year-on-year -28 +14 -29
Contract jobs citing UAG 12 17 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.018% 0.043%
As % of the System Software category 0.094% 0.15% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 27
UK median daily rate £293 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.43% +7.69% -10.34%
10th Percentile £243 £264 £260
90th Percentile £380 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £335 £320
% change year-on-year -14.93% +4.69% -15.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

UAG is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,787 11,640 10,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.70% 12.14% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,351 7,268 6,406
UK median daily rate £450 £404 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.46% +7.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +10.71% +1.45% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 838 1,102
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.28 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.10 £44.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year - -1.64% +1.67%

UAG
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing UAG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for UAG in the UK

UAG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing UAG.

Contractor daily rate trend for UAG in the UK

UAG
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UAG over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UAG in the UK

UAG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAG.

Contractor hourly rate trend for UAG in the UK

UAG
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAG within the UK over the 6 months to 24 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +16 11 £285 -14.93% 3
England -33 11 £300 -14.29% 2
South East -7 10 £293 -16.43% 2
London -34 1 £410 +4.13%
Scotland - 1 £225 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing UAG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for UAG.

1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) IIS
2 10 (83.33%) Firewall
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (50.00%) Web Filtering
5 6 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
5 6 (50.00%) Server Hardening
5 6 (50.00%) DMZ
5 6 (50.00%) HP
5 6 (50.00%) VPN
5 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (50.00%) Information Security
5 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (50.00%) PCI DSS
6 5 (41.67%) ITIL
6 5 (41.67%) Forcepoint
7 4 (33.33%) DNS
7 4 (33.33%) LAN
7 4 (33.33%) WAN
7 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
7 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (33.33%) PowerShell

UAG
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (83.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (50.00%) DMZ
3 6 (50.00%) VPN
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 4 (33.33%) LAN
4 4 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
6 1 (8.33%) NAS
6 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (8.33%) SAN
6 1 (8.33%) Skype
6 1 (8.33%) SMTP
6 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Architect
1 6 (50.00%) IT Architect
1 6 (50.00%) IT Security Architect
1 6 (50.00%) Security Architect
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Information Security
1 6 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
1 6 (50.00%) Server Hardening
1 6 (50.00%) Web Filtering
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL V2
5 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Personalization
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Task Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
3 3 (25.00%) CCNP
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (25.00%) MCSA
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) ISA Server
4 1 (8.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (8.33%) Ionix
1 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) Forcepoint
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
6 2 (16.67%) Computacenter
6 2 (16.67%) McAfee
6 2 (16.67%) Remedy
7 1 (8.33%) Avaya
7 1 (8.33%) Ivanti
7 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (8.33%) Symantec