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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 533 517 471
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -46
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 24 22 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.050% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.52% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £238 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £225 £255
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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
4567 4213 3891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.83% 9.58% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2506 2206 1804
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 502 716
Average hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.31 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +3 11 £375 +15.38% 3
London -2 7 £375 +7.14%
East Midlands +15 3 £238 -32.14%
South West -17 1 £450 +157.14% 2
East of England - 1 £200 -
West Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 46 (63.89%) Windows
1 46 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 37 (51.39%) Firewall
2 37 (51.39%) Security Cleared
3 34 (47.22%) VMware
4 33 (45.83%) Active Directory
5 30 (41.67%) DV Cleared
6 28 (38.89%) ISA Server
7 24 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 24 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 23 (31.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (31.94%) SCCM
9 22 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (29.17%) X.400
10 21 (29.17%) X.500
11 20 (27.78%) SCOM
11 20 (27.78%) Boundary Protection
12 19 (26.39%) Clearswift
12 19 (26.39%) Military
12 19 (26.39%) SMTP
13 18 (25.00%) Cisco
13 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (25.00%) UAG
14 17 (23.61%) Integration Testing
14 17 (23.61%) Hyper-V
14 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
15 16 (22.22%) SQL
15 16 (22.22%) F5
16 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (20.83%) FTP

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
3 12 (16.67%) IIS
3 12 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (15.28%) Lync
5 9 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.39%) MediaWiki
8 1 (1.39%) Apache
8 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Office 365
2 2 (2.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (51.39%) Firewall
2 21 (29.17%) X.400
2 21 (29.17%) X.500
3 19 (26.39%) SMTP
4 15 (20.83%) FTP
5 13 (18.06%) Internet
5 13 (18.06%) DNS
6 10 (13.89%) VoIP
6 10 (13.89%) SAN
7 8 (11.11%) BIG-IP
7 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 8 (11.11%) HTTP
7 8 (11.11%) DHCP
8 6 (8.33%) VPN
9 5 (6.94%) HTTPS
9 5 (6.94%) SSL
9 5 (6.94%) MPLS
10 4 (5.56%) MGCP
10 4 (5.56%) H.323
10 4 (5.56%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (26.39%) Military
2 7 (9.72%) Finance
3 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.17%) German Language
4 3 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (15.28%) Architect
1 11 (15.28%) Analyst
1 11 (15.28%) Consultant
2 9 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 9 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (8.33%) Developer
4 5 (6.94%) Build Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) .NET Developer
4 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Exchange Specialist
5 4 (5.56%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Wintel Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Messaging Consultant
6 3 (4.17%) Server Administrator
6 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (4.17%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) XML
2 7 (9.72%) Ajax
3 5 (6.94%) JSON
3 5 (6.94%) COM
3 5 (6.94%) STL
3 5 (6.94%) .NET
4 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 7 (9.72%) PKI
3 7 (9.72%) Clustering
4 6 (8.33%) Replication
4 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (63.89%) Windows
2 23 (31.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.94%) Windows 2000
7 4 (5.56%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.78%) UNIX
8 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.39%) AIX
9 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) Boundary Protection
2 17 (23.61%) Integration Testing
3 14 (19.44%) Load Balancing
4 10 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (11.11%) ITIL
6 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.33%) Information Security
6 6 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.94%) Mentoring
7 5 (6.94%) Coaching
7 5 (6.94%) OOP
7 5 (6.94%) OO
8 4 (5.56%) Migration
8 4 (5.56%) Quality Management
8 4 (5.56%) Asset Management
8 4 (5.56%) High Availability
9 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.78%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 16 (22.22%) SQL
3 10 (13.89%) VBScript
4 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.94%) C#
5 5 (6.94%) C++
6 3 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (51.39%) Security Cleared
2 30 (41.67%) DV Cleared
3 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (15.28%) MCSE
5 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 6 (8.33%) MCITP
7 3 (4.17%) MCP
8 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.78%) MCSA
8 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.78%) CCNP
8 2 (2.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 28 (38.89%) ISA Server
3 22 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (25.00%) UAG
5 17 (23.61%) Hyper-V
6 8 (11.11%) vSphere
7 7 (9.72%) XenDesktop
8 5 (6.94%) XenApp
9 3 (4.17%) MetaFrame
10 1 (1.39%) XenServer
10 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (31.94%) SCCM
2 20 (27.78%) SCOM
3 14 (19.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (6.94%) WSUS
5 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 46 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 34 (47.22%) VMware
3 19 (26.39%) Clearswift
4 18 (25.00%) Cisco
5 16 (22.22%) F5
6 11 (15.28%) SolarWinds
7 10 (13.89%) HP
8 9 (12.50%) Citrix
9 6 (8.33%) 3PAR
10 5 (6.94%) Tandberg
11 4 (5.56%) Avaya
11 4 (5.56%) IBM
11 4 (5.56%) Polycom
12 3 (4.17%) NetApp
12 3 (4.17%) Websense
13 2 (2.78%) Sophos
13 2 (2.78%) Blue Coat
13 2 (2.78%) Mercator
13 2 (2.78%) CommVault
14 1 (1.39%) Symantec