The table below looks at the statistics for Forefront TMG skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Forefront TMG over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 119 - 132
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% - 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 1.83% - 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £376 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
+11.92% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Forefront TMG
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
219 292 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.62% 11.03% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 142 131
Average daily rate £353 £398 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.32% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 41
Average hourly rate £55.55 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+236.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.65 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £39.80 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Forefront TMG
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Forefront TMG across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Forefront TMG Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Forefront TMG
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Forefront TMG across the Berkshire region.

Forefront TMG Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Forefront TMG
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forefront TMG within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough - 3 £353 -
Reading - 1 £400 -
Forefront TMG
South East

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Forefront TMG also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Forefront TMG.

1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) ISA Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) WSUS
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Storage

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Forefront TMG also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Forefront TMG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) LDAP
3 2 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (40.00%) Skype
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Team Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) AIX
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Coaching
1 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (40.00%) VCP5
2 2 (40.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) ISA Server
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) WSUS
2 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (40.00%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (40.00%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (40.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (40.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Avaya
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Polycom
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Veritas