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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 580 560 531
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -29
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 10 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.051% 0.057%
As % of the System Software category 0.19% 0.52% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 15
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£350 £493 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +51.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £335 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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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
5249 4969 4704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.90% 9.83% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3040 2797 2476
Average daily rate £365 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 611 560
Average hourly rate £16.71 £16.92 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.22% -8.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.35 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -37 9 £400 -18.79% 1
London - 1 £260 - 1
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Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) MS Exchange
3 24 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
4 20 (58.82%) VMware
5 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
9 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
10 12 (35.29%) DNS
10 12 (35.29%) TCP/IP
10 12 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (32.35%) Clustering
11 11 (32.35%) vSphere
11 11 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (32.35%) Office 365
11 11 (32.35%) DHCP
11 11 (32.35%) SQL
12 10 (29.41%) NetApp
12 10 (29.41%) Lync
13 9 (26.47%) MCITP
13 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (23.53%) ISA Server
14 8 (23.53%) Websense
14 8 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (20.59%) Problem Management
15 7 (20.59%) Cisco

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 25 (73.53%) MS Exchange
2 12 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (29.41%) Lync
5 9 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (14.71%) IIS
7 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
8 1 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (32.35%) Office 365
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) DNS
1 12 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 11 (32.35%) DHCP
3 5 (14.71%) Firewall
3 5 (14.71%) SAN
4 3 (8.82%) Internet
4 3 (8.82%) WAN
4 3 (8.82%) Wireless
5 2 (5.88%) VLAN
5 2 (5.88%) VPN
5 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (5.88%) SMTP
5 2 (5.88%) X.400
5 2 (5.88%) X.500
6 1 (2.94%) LDAP
6 1 (2.94%) LAN
6 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Military
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) Server Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Network Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Network Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Support
5 1 (2.94%) Support Specialist
5 1 (2.94%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Flash
1 2 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) PKI
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Problem Management
2 6 (17.65%) Migration
3 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
3 5 (14.71%) Coaching
4 2 (5.88%) Boundary Protection
4 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.88%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (5.88%) Change Control
4 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (2.94%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (26.47%) MCITP
2 7 (20.59%) MCSE
3 6 (17.65%) MCTS
4 5 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (8.82%) CCNA
5 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.88%) CCIE
7 1 (2.94%) CCNP
7 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 18 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (32.35%) vSphere
4 8 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (23.53%) ISA Server
5 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SCOM
2 4 (11.76%) WSUS
2 4 (11.76%) SCCM
3 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.88%) Nagios
3 2 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (5.88%) Opsview
3 2 (5.88%) SnapMirror
4 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 20 (58.82%) VMware
3 10 (29.41%) NetApp
4 8 (23.53%) Websense
5 7 (20.59%) Cisco
6 6 (17.65%) Tripwire
7 5 (14.71%) Supermicro
8 4 (11.76%) HP
9 2 (5.88%) Citrix
9 2 (5.88%) IBM
9 2 (5.88%) Clearswift
9 2 (5.88%) 3Com
9 2 (5.88%) Sophos
9 2 (5.88%) Becrypt
9 2 (5.88%) Veeam
9 2 (5.88%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.94%) Aruba
10 1 (2.94%) Symantec