Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 680 874 879
Rank change year-on-year +194 +5 -35
Contract jobs citing UAG 10 4 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.004% 0.010%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.027% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 10
Median daily rate £400 £363 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +23.93% -16.43%
10th Percentile £355 £336 £243
90th Percentile £503 £389 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £293
% change year-on-year +10.34% +23.93% -15.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 9,485 14,891 13,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.40% 15.36% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,062 9,854 8,647
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £174
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 590 699 713
Median hourly rate £17.63 £16.21 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.76% +2.18% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.54 £10.92 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.86 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.42 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.23% +2.82% -

UAG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for UAG in the UK

UAG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing UAG.

Daily rate trend for UAG in the UK

UAG
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing UAG over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for UAG in the UK

UAG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing UAG.

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 5 April 2020. 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
England +177 10 £400 +10.34% 1
UK excluding London +147 7 £400 +10.34% 1
South East - 5 £400 - 1
London - 3 £370 -
North of England +68 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £475 -
West Midlands - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 9 (90.00%) VMware
1 9 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 5 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (50.00%) Remedy
4 5 (50.00%) Change Management
4 5 (50.00%) MCSA
4 5 (50.00%) IIS
4 5 (50.00%) ITIL
4 5 (50.00%) SLA
4 5 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) Migration
6 3 (30.00%) Computacenter
6 3 (30.00%) Forcepoint
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) Public Sector
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2016

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
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Azure
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) DMZ
3 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Skype
3 1 (10.00%) SMTP
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (30.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory Support
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Wintel Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Wintel Support
2 3 (30.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Change Management
1 5 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Personalization
3 1 (10.00%) Strategic Roadmap
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) MCSA
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (20.00%) ISA Server
4 2 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) vRealize
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Remedy
3 3 (30.00%) Computacenter
3 3 (30.00%) Forcepoint
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Ivanti
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec