Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 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
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 839 856
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17 -64
Contract jobs citing UAG 10 55 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.051% 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 0.088% 0.42% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 37 23
UK median daily rate £369 £330 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.74% -24.57% +80.41%
10th Percentile £175 £161 £283
90th Percentile £450 £450 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £404
% change year-on-year - -13.35% +79.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11347 13219 11827
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.77% 12.17% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7305 8262 6671
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 882 1269
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.38 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.20 £41.90 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.80
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.43% +5.33%

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 18 August 2017.

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 8 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 18 August 2017. 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 +28 7 £350 -
England +10 7 £419 +26.89%
North of England +61 3 £450 +42.86%
Scotland +26 3 £200 -36.00%
North West +22 3 £450 +42.86%
London -2 3 £388 +32.48%
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing UAG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for UAG.

1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) ITIL
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) DNS
4 6 (60.00%) WAP
5 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (50.00%) Windows
5 5 (50.00%) C#
5 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (50.00%) .NET
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (50.00%) IIS
5 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (50.00%) CSS
5 5 (50.00%) Web Services
5 5 (50.00%) XML
5 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (50.00%) Ajax
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (50.00%) JSON
5 5 (50.00%) COBIT
5 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (50.00%) HTML5

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 5 (50.00%) IIS
1 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
1 5 (50.00%) OneDrive
1 5 (50.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) NAS
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Architect
1 5 (50.00%) SharePoint Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) EMC Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) WAP
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (50.00%) Ajax
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (50.00%) CSS
2 5 (50.00%) CSS3
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) HTML5
2 5 (50.00%) JSON
2 5 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
2 5 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) High Availability
2 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL V2
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCITP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Squid
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Avaya
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) McAfee
3 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) EMC