Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 860 877 858
Rank change year-on-year +17 -19 -37
Contract jobs citing UAG 11 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.021% 0.027%
As % of the System Software category 0.091% 0.17% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 19
UK median daily rate £369 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.16% -17.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £175 £173 £271
90th Percentile £450 £394 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £281 £342
% change year-on-year +2.22% -17.65% +55.23%
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 12142 13156 11703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.22% 12.37% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7823 8254 6571
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +13.64% +5.07%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £160
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £335
% change year-on-year +4.17% +7.46% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 895 1277
UK median hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £40.90 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.46 £15.75
% change year-on-year +0.24% -1.83% +5.00%

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 19 October 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 6 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 19 October 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 +40 7 £288 +2.22% 1
England +22 7 £410 +41.38% 1
London +4 4 £399 +36.32%
Scotland - 4 £200 -
North of England +83 3 £450 +36.36%
North West +29 3 £450 +36.36%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (81.82%) ITIL
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) DNS
4 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
4 6 (54.55%) Windows
4 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
4 6 (54.55%) Office 365
4 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (45.45%) Yammer
5 5 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (45.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (45.45%) OneDrive
5 5 (45.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
5 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
5 5 (45.45%) High Availability
5 5 (45.45%) CSS3
5 5 (45.45%) HTML5
5 5 (45.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (45.45%) JSON
5 5 (45.45%) COBIT
5 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
5 5 (45.45%) Ajax
5 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework

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 (45.45%) IIS
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (54.55%) Office 365
2 5 (45.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) OneDrive
2 5 (45.45%) Yammer
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (9.09%) IaaS
3 1 (9.09%) PaaS
3 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (36.36%) Ethernet
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) Skype
6 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
6 1 (9.09%) NAS
6 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
6 1 (9.09%) SAN
6 1 (9.09%) SMTP
6 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
1 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Architect
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) EMC Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
1 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
1 5 (45.45%) Ajax
1 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
1 5 (45.45%) CSS
1 5 (45.45%) CSS3
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
1 5 (45.45%) HTML5
1 5 (45.45%) JSON
1 5 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 5 (45.45%) WAP
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
1 5 (45.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
3 5 (45.45%) High Availability
3 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
4 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL V2
5 3 (27.27%) Time Management
6 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (9.09%) Personalization
6 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
6 1 (9.09%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) FortiGate
2 3 (27.27%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (9.09%) Ionix
3 1 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (9.09%) SCOM
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Avaya
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 3 (27.27%) McAfee
3 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
4 1 (9.09%) AppSense
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) Forcepoint
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec
4 1 (9.09%) VMware