The first table below looks at the demand for Forefront TMG skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Forefront TMG over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 555 527 546
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +19
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 9 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.045% 0.045%
As % of the System Software category 0.19% 0.45% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 16
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +71.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £380 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £590 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +51.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4777 4627 4447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.67% 9.96% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2653 2367 2159
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 597 618
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
Forefront TMG
UK

Forefront TMG
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Forefront TMG Jobs Demand Trend in England

Forefront TMG
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Forefront TMG Daily Rate Trend in England

Forefront TMG
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Forefront TMG across the England region.

Forefront TMG Hourly Rate Trend in England

Forefront TMG
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
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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
South East -8 6 £425 - 5
London 0 1 - - 1
North West -6 1 - -
South West -26 1 £475 +5.55%
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
Forefront TMG
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Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 27 (79.41%) Firewall
2 24 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 17 (50.00%) Windows
4 16 (47.06%) PowerShell
5 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (44.12%) Security Cleared
5 15 (44.12%) X.400
5 15 (44.12%) X.500
6 14 (41.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 14 (41.18%) Military
7 13 (38.24%) MS Exchange
7 13 (38.24%) Cisco
8 12 (35.29%) HP
8 12 (35.29%) IIS
9 11 (32.35%) SharePoint
9 11 (32.35%) SMTP
9 11 (32.35%) Management Information System
10 10 (29.41%) Clearswift
10 10 (29.41%) VPN
10 10 (29.41%) VBScript
10 10 (29.41%) DV Cleared
10 10 (29.41%) Integration Testing
10 10 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (26.47%) XML
11 9 (26.47%) ITIL
11 9 (26.47%) FTP
11 9 (26.47%) HTTP
11 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
12 8 (23.53%) DNS
12 8 (23.53%) Internet

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 13 (38.24%) MS Exchange
2 12 (35.29%) IIS
3 11 (32.35%) SharePoint
4 10 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (20.59%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (79.41%) Firewall
2 15 (44.12%) X.400
2 15 (44.12%) X.500
3 11 (32.35%) SMTP
4 10 (29.41%) VPN
5 9 (26.47%) FTP
5 9 (26.47%) HTTP
6 8 (23.53%) DNS
6 8 (23.53%) Internet
7 7 (20.59%) MPLS
7 7 (20.59%) DHCP
7 7 (20.59%) VoIP
8 6 (17.65%) WAN
8 6 (17.65%) LAN
8 6 (17.65%) Wireless
9 5 (14.71%) IPsec
9 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
10 4 (11.76%) SAN
11 2 (5.88%) ADSL
11 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (41.18%) Military
2 5 (14.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Design Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Build Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Design Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Senior IT Support
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support
5 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Management Information System
2 5 (14.71%) Replication
3 4 (11.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Integration Testing
2 9 (26.47%) ITIL
3 5 (14.71%) Information Security
4 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 4 (11.76%) Quality Management
5 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.82%) CRM
6 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.88%) Change Management
6 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.94%) Fund Management
7 1 (2.94%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) PowerShell
2 10 (29.41%) VBScript
3 3 (8.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) Security Cleared
2 10 (29.41%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.88%) MCITP
4 2 (5.88%) MCTS
4 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) CCNP
5 1 (2.94%) CCNA
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) ISA Server
3 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.88%) UAG
6 1 (2.94%) XenApp
6 1 (2.94%) XenServer
6 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.94%) vSphere
6 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (41.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (17.65%) SCOM
3 3 (8.82%) SCCM
3 3 (8.82%) Backup Exec
3 3 (8.82%) SCSM
4 2 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.88%) ARCserve
4 2 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) Cisco
3 12 (35.29%) HP
4 10 (29.41%) Clearswift
5 8 (23.53%) 3PAR
6 7 (20.59%) VMware
7 5 (14.71%) Citrix
8 4 (11.76%) Tandberg
9 3 (8.82%) Avaya
9 3 (8.82%) McAfee
9 3 (8.82%) Dell
10 2 (5.88%) Stonesoft
10 2 (5.88%) EMC
10 2 (5.88%) Symantec
10 2 (5.88%) CA
10 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
10 2 (5.88%) Aruba
11 1 (2.94%) Juniper
11 1 (2.94%) IBM
11 1 (2.94%) Intel