The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 562 530 536
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +6
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 21 27 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.055% 0.073%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.57% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 25
Average daily rate
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£481 £326 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.50% +16.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £304 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £520 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+36.36% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -
Forefront TMG
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4976 4742 4560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.76% 9.74% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2798 2475 2250
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £178 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 568 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Forefront TMG across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Forefront TMG Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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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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 -1 17 £493 +52.74% 7
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 3
East of England - - - -
London - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
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Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (65.91%) Microsoft
2 28 (63.64%) Firewall
3 26 (59.09%) Windows
4 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
5 18 (40.91%) PowerShell
6 17 (38.64%) Military
6 17 (38.64%) X.400
6 17 (38.64%) X.500
7 16 (36.36%) MS Exchange
7 16 (36.36%) Cisco
8 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
8 15 (34.09%) ISA Server
8 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (34.09%) DV Cleared
9 14 (31.82%) VMware
9 14 (31.82%) HP
10 13 (29.55%) SMTP
10 13 (29.55%) SCOM
11 12 (27.27%) Integration Testing
11 12 (27.27%) SharePoint
11 12 (27.27%) VBScript
11 12 (27.27%) IIS
11 12 (27.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 12 (27.27%) Clearswift
12 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 11 (25.00%) XML
12 11 (25.00%) SCCM
12 11 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (22.73%) DNS
14 9 (20.45%) DHCP

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 16 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 12 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 12 (27.27%) IIS
3 11 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (15.91%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.27%) Lync
7 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (63.64%) Firewall
2 17 (38.64%) X.400
2 17 (38.64%) X.500
3 13 (29.55%) SMTP
4 10 (22.73%) DNS
5 9 (20.45%) DHCP
5 9 (20.45%) FTP
5 9 (20.45%) HTTP
5 9 (20.45%) VPN
5 9 (20.45%) SAN
6 8 (18.18%) Internet
7 7 (15.91%) VoIP
8 6 (13.64%) MPLS
9 5 (11.36%) WAN
9 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
9 5 (11.36%) LAN
9 5 (11.36%) Wireless
10 4 (9.09%) IPsec
11 2 (4.55%) ADSL
12 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 17 (38.64%) Military
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) German Language
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Architect
1 8 (18.18%) Design Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Build Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Analyst
2 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (11.36%) Administrator
3 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Server Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) IT Support
5 2 (4.55%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.36%) Clustering
2 5 (11.36%) Replication
3 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (59.09%) Windows
2 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Integration Testing
2 8 (18.18%) ITIL
3 5 (11.36%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (11.36%) Information Security
3 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.09%) Quality Management
4 4 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.82%) CRM
5 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.55%) Change Management
6 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) High Availability
7 1 (2.27%) Fund Management
7 1 (2.27%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) PowerShell
2 12 (27.27%) VBScript
3 8 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
2 15 (34.09%) DV Cleared
3 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (15.91%) MCSE
5 3 (6.82%) MCP
5 3 (6.82%) MCITP
6 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.55%) MCTS
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.27%) CCNP
7 1 (2.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
1 15 (34.09%) ISA Server
2 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 6 (13.64%) UAG
4 4 (9.09%) vSphere
4 4 (9.09%) XenApp
5 3 (6.82%) MetaFrame
6 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.27%) XenServer
7 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (29.55%) SCOM
2 12 (27.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (25.00%) SCCM
4 3 (6.82%) SCSM
4 3 (6.82%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (4.55%) ARCserve
5 2 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (65.91%) Microsoft
2 16 (36.36%) Cisco
3 14 (31.82%) VMware
3 14 (31.82%) HP
4 12 (27.27%) Clearswift
5 8 (18.18%) Citrix
5 8 (18.18%) 3PAR
6 5 (11.36%) SolarWinds
7 4 (9.09%) Tandberg
7 4 (9.09%) IBM
7 4 (9.09%) Avaya
7 4 (9.09%) NetApp
7 4 (9.09%) F5
8 3 (6.82%) McAfee
9 2 (4.55%) Dell
9 2 (4.55%) EMC
9 2 (4.55%) CA
9 2 (4.55%) CommVault
10 1 (2.27%) Stonesoft
10 1 (2.27%) Aruba
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