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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 550 535 494
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -41
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 39 24 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.051% 0.089%
As % of the System Software category 0.78% 0.49% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £308 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £225 £300
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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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
5000 4864 4223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.91% 10.30% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2786 2559 1989
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 599 738
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -6 21 £390 +19.92% 1
London +14 7 £375 +7.14% 1
East Midlands +5 4 £238 -32.14% 1
Yorkshire -13 3 - -
South West - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 45 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 44 (63.77%) Windows
3 36 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 35 (50.72%) Firewall
5 32 (46.38%) VMware
6 30 (43.48%) Active Directory
7 28 (40.58%) ISA Server
7 28 (40.58%) DV Cleared
8 24 (34.78%) PowerShell
9 23 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 21 (30.43%) X.400
10 21 (30.43%) X.500
10 21 (30.43%) SCCM
11 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (27.54%) SCOM
12 19 (27.54%) Boundary Protection
13 18 (26.09%) Military
13 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
14 17 (24.64%) SQL
14 17 (24.64%) SMTP
14 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (24.64%) Clearswift
14 17 (24.64%) UAG
14 17 (24.64%) Hyper-V
15 16 (23.19%) Integration Testing
15 16 (23.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (23.19%) Cisco
16 15 (21.74%) F5
17 14 (20.29%) FTP

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.84%) IIS
3 11 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (15.94%) SharePoint
4 8 (11.59%) Lync
4 8 (11.59%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.45%) MediaWiki
7 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.45%) Apache
7 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (50.72%) Firewall
2 21 (30.43%) X.400
2 21 (30.43%) X.500
3 17 (24.64%) SMTP
4 14 (20.29%) FTP
4 14 (20.29%) Internet
5 12 (17.39%) SAN
5 12 (17.39%) DNS
6 10 (14.49%) VoIP
7 9 (13.04%) HTTP
8 8 (11.59%) DHCP
9 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
9 6 (8.70%) VPN
9 6 (8.70%) BIG-IP
10 5 (7.25%) MPLS
11 4 (5.80%) PBX
11 4 (5.80%) MGCP
11 4 (5.80%) H.323
12 3 (4.35%) HTTPS
12 3 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (26.09%) Military
2 7 (10.14%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) German Language
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (17.39%) Architect
2 10 (14.49%) Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) Technical Architect
3 9 (13.04%) Consultant
4 8 (11.59%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (10.14%) Build Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Developer
7 5 (7.25%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Exchange Specialist
8 4 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Wintel Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Server Administrator
9 3 (4.35%) Messaging Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Design Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Administrator
10 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) XML
2 5 (7.25%) Ajax
2 5 (7.25%) COM
2 5 (7.25%) STL
2 5 (7.25%) .NET
3 3 (4.35%) JSON
4 1 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.14%) Blackberry
3 6 (8.70%) Clustering
3 6 (8.70%) Replication
3 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.25%) PKI
5 4 (5.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (63.77%) Windows
2 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.80%) Windows 2000
7 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Boundary Protection
2 16 (23.19%) Integration Testing
3 12 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (17.39%) Load Balancing
4 8 (11.59%) ITIL
5 6 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 6 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 6 (8.70%) Information Security
5 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.25%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.25%) Coaching
6 5 (7.25%) OOP
6 5 (7.25%) OO
7 4 (5.80%) Quality Management
7 4 (5.80%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.80%) High Availability
8 3 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.35%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.90%) Change Management
9 2 (2.90%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.78%) PowerShell
2 17 (24.64%) SQL
3 11 (15.94%) VBScript
4 5 (7.25%) C#
4 5 (7.25%) C++
4 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 28 (40.58%) DV Cleared
3 16 (23.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (18.84%) MCSE
5 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.25%) MCITP
7 3 (4.35%) MCP
8 2 (2.90%) MCSA
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.90%) CCNP
8 2 (2.90%) CCNA
8 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 28 (40.58%) ISA Server
3 20 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (24.64%) UAG
4 17 (24.64%) Hyper-V
5 7 (10.14%) XenDesktop
6 6 (8.70%) vSphere
7 5 (7.25%) XenApp
8 3 (4.35%) MetaFrame
9 1 (1.45%) XenServer
9 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (30.43%) SCCM
2 19 (27.54%) SCOM
3 14 (20.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (5.80%) WSUS
5 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 45 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 32 (46.38%) VMware
3 17 (24.64%) Clearswift
4 16 (23.19%) Cisco
5 15 (21.74%) F5
6 12 (17.39%) SolarWinds
7 10 (14.49%) HP
7 10 (14.49%) Citrix
8 6 (8.70%) 3PAR
9 5 (7.25%) Tandberg
10 4 (5.80%) NetApp
10 4 (5.80%) Avaya
10 4 (5.80%) IBM
10 4 (5.80%) Polycom
11 3 (4.35%) Websense
11 3 (4.35%) CommVault
12 1 (1.45%) Computacenter
12 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.45%) Remedy
12 1 (1.45%) Symantec