Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 877 878 879
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -45
Contract jobs citing UAG 10 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.012% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.077% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 10
UK median daily rate £285 £290 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -32.95% +21.40%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £300
90th Percentile £450 £394 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £275 £395
% change year-on-year +3.64% -30.38% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 13000 12984 11597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.61% 12.33% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8435 8137 6604
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
10th Percentile £156 £170 £158
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 885 1246
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.07
90th Percentile £47.08 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.58%

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 23 November 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 7 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 23 November 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 +41 8 £285 +3.64% 1
England +9 6 £430 +48.28% 1
Scotland - 4 £200 -
South East +6 2 £285 +128.00%
London -24 2 £430 +47.01%
North West - 2 £450 -
North of England - 2 £450 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (50.00%) IIS
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (40.00%) Avaya
5 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (40.00%) DNS
5 4 (40.00%) Squid
5 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (40.00%) FortiGate
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (40.00%) Office 365
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL V2
6 3 (30.00%) High Availability
6 3 (30.00%) CSS3
6 3 (30.00%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (30.00%) HTML5
6 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (30.00%) Yammer

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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 3 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) OneDrive
2 3 (30.00%) Yammer
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (10.00%) IaaS
3 1 (10.00%) PaaS
3 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) DMZ
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
5 1 (10.00%) NAS
5 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) Skype
5 1 (10.00%) SMTP
5 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint Architect
3 2 (20.00%) IT Architect
3 2 (20.00%) IT Security Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Security Architect
4 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (30.00%) Ajax
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
1 3 (30.00%) CSS3
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) HTML5
1 3 (30.00%) JSON
1 3 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (30.00%) WAP
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
1 3 (30.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) High Availability
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL V2
3 3 (30.00%) Time Management
3 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Server Hardening
4 2 (20.00%) Web Filtering
5 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (10.00%) Personalization
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) COBIT
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (30.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (10.00%) Ionix
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Avaya
4 3 (30.00%) McAfee
4 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (20.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) AppSense
6 1 (10.00%) Forcepoint
6 1 (10.00%) Symantec