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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 586 570 553
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 10 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.049% 0.053%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.48% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 15
Average daily rate £375 £370 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +28.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £555 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
+11.92% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
4630 4768 4458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.81% 10.13% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2791 2604 2276
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £180 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 572 526
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £31.15 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 6 £380 -14.60%
South West +5 2 £256 -21.15% 1
London +4 1 £375 -6.25%
East Midlands -15 1 - -
Forefront TMG
UK

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
4 10 (58.82%) Cisco
5 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
6 8 (47.06%) DNS
6 8 (47.06%) VMware
7 7 (41.18%) HP
7 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
7 7 (41.18%) vSphere
7 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
8 6 (35.29%) DHCP
8 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (29.41%) Internet
9 5 (29.41%) ISA Server
9 5 (29.41%) Clustering
9 5 (29.41%) NetApp
9 5 (29.41%) IIS
10 4 (23.53%) IBM
10 4 (23.53%) Migration
11 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
11 3 (17.65%) Firewall
11 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
11 3 (17.65%) Project Management
11 3 (17.65%) VPN
11 3 (17.65%) Dell

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
2 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (29.41%) IIS
4 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
6 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 6 (35.29%) DHCP
3 5 (29.41%) Internet
4 3 (17.65%) Firewall
4 3 (17.65%) VPN
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (11.76%) LDAP
5 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
5 2 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (11.76%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (11.76%) Skype
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (5.88%) MPLS
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security
6 1 (5.88%) PABX
6 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Team Leader
2 2 (11.76%) Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Server Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Server Support
2 2 (11.76%) Support Team Leader
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Leader
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server Support
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Exchange Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
1 2 (11.76%) XMPP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Clustering
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) HP Storage
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.76%) AIX
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Unix
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Coaching
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Content Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
2 2 (11.76%) CCNP
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) VCP5
2 2 (11.76%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (41.18%) vSphere
2 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (29.41%) ISA Server
4 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
4 3 (17.65%) XenApp
4 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
5 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) WSUS
2 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.76%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
2 2 (11.76%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (11.76%) Tivoli
2 2 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 8 (47.06%) VMware
4 7 (41.18%) HP
5 5 (29.41%) NetApp
6 4 (23.53%) IBM
7 3 (17.65%) Citrix
7 3 (17.65%) Dell
8 2 (11.76%) 3PAR
8 2 (11.76%) Aruba
8 2 (11.76%) Avaya
8 2 (11.76%) Mitel
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle
8 2 (11.76%) Polycom
8 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
8 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
8 2 (11.76%) Symantec
8 2 (11.76%) Tripwire
8 2 (11.76%) Veritas
9 1 (5.88%) NICE Systems