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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 541 521 507
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -14
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 46 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.086% 0.074% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category 0.88% 0.74% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 28
Average daily rate
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£405 £325 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% -8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £290 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £360 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.56% -
Forefront TMG
UK

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
5228 4703 4418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.80% 9.98% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2932 2450 2167
Average daily rate £360 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 606 592
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% -3.12%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -18 34 £445 +37.98% 6
Yorkshire - 7 £335 - 1
London +1 3 £350 +7.69% 2
East of England - 1 £250 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Forefront TMG
UK

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 36 (65.45%) Windows
1 36 (65.45%) Microsoft
2 30 (54.55%) Firewall
3 29 (52.73%) Security Cleared
4 25 (45.45%) PowerShell
5 24 (43.64%) VMware
5 24 (43.64%) ISA Server
6 23 (41.82%) DV Cleared
7 22 (40.00%) X.400
7 22 (40.00%) X.500
7 22 (40.00%) Active Directory
8 20 (36.36%) Military
9 17 (30.91%) SMTP
10 16 (29.09%) MS Exchange
10 16 (29.09%) SQL Server
10 16 (29.09%) Clearswift
10 16 (29.09%) SCCM
10 16 (29.09%) SCOM
10 16 (29.09%) Hyper-V
10 16 (29.09%) UAG
11 15 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (25.45%) Integration Testing
12 14 (25.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (25.45%) SQL
13 13 (23.64%) VBScript
13 13 (23.64%) XML
13 13 (23.64%) IIS
13 13 (23.64%) Cisco

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (29.09%) MS Exchange
2 13 (23.64%) IIS
3 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
4 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (9.09%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (9.09%) Lync
6 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (54.55%) Firewall
2 22 (40.00%) X.400
2 22 (40.00%) X.500
3 17 (30.91%) SMTP
4 12 (21.82%) FTP
4 12 (21.82%) SAN
5 10 (18.18%) Internet
5 10 (18.18%) HTTP
6 8 (14.55%) VoIP
6 8 (14.55%) DNS
7 7 (12.73%) DHCP
8 4 (7.27%) MGCP
8 4 (7.27%) H.323
8 4 (7.27%) MPLS
8 4 (7.27%) PBX
8 4 (7.27%) VPN
9 3 (5.45%) LAN
10 2 (3.64%) BIG-IP
10 2 (3.64%) WAN
10 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.09%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (36.36%) Military
2 4 (7.27%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) German Language
4 2 (3.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Architect
2 9 (16.36%) Technical Architect
3 8 (14.55%) Consultant
3 8 (14.55%) Build Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.27%) Exchange Specialist
5 4 (7.27%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Server Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Messaging Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) XML
2 2 (3.64%) Ajax
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (7.27%) Replication
2 4 (7.27%) Clustering
2 4 (7.27%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.64%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (65.45%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.82%) UNIX
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Integration Testing
2 12 (21.82%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 7 (12.73%) ITIL
5 4 (7.27%) High Availability
5 4 (7.27%) Quality Management
5 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.27%) Information Security
5 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.45%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.45%) Coaching
7 2 (3.64%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.64%) Change Management
8 1 (1.82%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 14 (25.45%) SQL
3 13 (23.64%) VBScript
4 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (52.73%) Security Cleared
2 23 (41.82%) DV Cleared
3 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (21.82%) MCSE
5 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.27%) MCITP
7 3 (5.45%) MCP
8 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.64%) CCNP
8 2 (3.64%) CCNA
8 2 (3.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (43.64%) ISA Server
2 22 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (29.09%) Hyper-V
3 16 (29.09%) UAG
4 15 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (12.73%) XenDesktop
6 5 (9.09%) XenApp
7 4 (7.27%) vSphere
8 3 (5.45%) MetaFrame
9 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (29.09%) SCCM
1 16 (29.09%) SCOM
2 14 (25.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (65.45%) Microsoft
2 24 (43.64%) VMware
3 16 (29.09%) Clearswift
4 13 (23.64%) Cisco
5 12 (21.82%) F5
5 12 (21.82%) SolarWinds
6 8 (14.55%) HP
7 7 (12.73%) Citrix
8 4 (7.27%) 3PAR
8 4 (7.27%) Polycom
8 4 (7.27%) Tandberg
8 4 (7.27%) NetApp
8 4 (7.27%) Avaya
9 3 (5.45%) IBM
9 3 (5.45%) Websense
9 3 (5.45%) CommVault
10 1 (1.82%) Compaq
10 1 (1.82%) Dell
10 1 (1.82%) Remedy
10 1 (1.82%) McAfee
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