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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 534 528 465
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -63
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 22 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.045% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.47% 0.48% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 28
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £248
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +31.31%
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
4639 4359 3980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.72% 9.43% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2601 2187 1909
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 522 683
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.04 £35.02 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -15 11 £444 -1.38%
London +11 5 £400 +14.28% 1
South West -11 4 £345 +97.14% 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
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Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 43 (67.19%) Windows
2 40 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 36 (56.25%) Firewall
4 33 (51.56%) Security Cleared
5 29 (45.31%) VMware
6 27 (42.19%) Active Directory
6 27 (42.19%) DV Cleared
6 27 (42.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (35.94%) MS Exchange
8 20 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (31.25%) PowerShell
9 19 (29.69%) SCCM
9 19 (29.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (29.69%) ISA Server
10 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (26.56%) X.400
11 17 (26.56%) X.500
12 16 (25.00%) Clearswift
12 16 (25.00%) Cisco
13 15 (23.44%) SharePoint
13 15 (23.44%) Military
13 15 (23.44%) Boundary Protection
13 15 (23.44%) UAG
14 14 (21.88%) Lync
14 14 (21.88%) SMTP
15 13 (20.31%) DNS
15 13 (20.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 13 (20.31%) SCOM
15 13 (20.31%) Integration Testing
16 12 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 23 (35.94%) MS Exchange
2 15 (23.44%) SharePoint
3 14 (21.88%) Lync
4 11 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (14.06%) Office Communications Server
6 8 (12.50%) IIS
7 4 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.56%) Apache
9 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.56%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Office 365
2 4 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (56.25%) Firewall
2 17 (26.56%) X.400
2 17 (26.56%) X.500
3 14 (21.88%) SMTP
4 13 (20.31%) DNS
5 11 (17.19%) FTP
6 9 (14.06%) VoIP
6 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
6 9 (14.06%) Internet
7 8 (12.50%) BIG-IP
8 7 (10.94%) DHCP
9 6 (9.38%) VPN
10 5 (7.81%) MPLS
10 5 (7.81%) HTTPS
10 5 (7.81%) SSL
11 4 (6.25%) SAN
11 4 (6.25%) HTTP
12 3 (4.69%) LAN
12 3 (4.69%) PBX
12 3 (4.69%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (23.44%) Military
2 8 (12.50%) Finance
3 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) Analyst
2 11 (17.19%) Consultant
3 9 (14.06%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (9.38%) Support Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Architect
4 6 (9.38%) Developer
4 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Technical Consultant
5 5 (7.81%) Build Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Exchange Specialist
7 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) XML
1 7 (10.94%) Ajax
2 5 (7.81%) JSON
2 5 (7.81%) .NET
2 5 (7.81%) COM
2 5 (7.81%) STL
3 1 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
1 7 (10.94%) Clustering
1 7 (10.94%) PKI
2 6 (9.38%) Replication
2 6 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (67.19%) Windows
2 27 (42.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (29.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.94%) Windows 7
6 6 (9.38%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.13%) UNIX
7 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.56%) AIX
8 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) Boundary Protection
2 13 (20.31%) Integration Testing
3 9 (14.06%) Load Balancing
4 8 (12.50%) ITIL
5 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
5 6 (9.38%) Information Security
5 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.81%) OOP
6 5 (7.81%) OO
6 5 (7.81%) Migration
6 5 (7.81%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.81%) Coaching
7 4 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (6.25%) Asset Management
7 4 (6.25%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.69%) High Availability
8 3 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 11 (17.19%) SQL
3 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.81%) C#
4 5 (7.81%) C++
4 5 (7.81%) VBScript
5 3 (4.69%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (51.56%) Security Cleared
2 27 (42.19%) DV Cleared
3 12 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
5 8 (12.50%) MCSE
6 5 (7.81%) MCITP
7 4 (6.25%) VCP4
8 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.13%) MCSA
8 2 (3.13%) CCNP
8 2 (3.13%) CCNA
8 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (42.19%) Active Directory
2 20 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (29.69%) ISA Server
4 15 (23.44%) UAG
5 11 (17.19%) Hyper-V
6 7 (10.94%) vSphere
7 4 (6.25%) XenDesktop
8 2 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.13%) XenApp
9 1 (1.56%) XenServer
9 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (29.69%) SCCM
2 13 (20.31%) SCOM
2 13 (20.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (9.38%) WSUS
4 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.56%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.56%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 40 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 29 (45.31%) VMware
3 16 (25.00%) Clearswift
3 16 (25.00%) Cisco
4 9 (14.06%) F5
5 7 (10.94%) HP
6 6 (9.38%) Citrix
6 6 (9.38%) 3PAR
7 5 (7.81%) Tandberg
7 5 (7.81%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.25%) Mercator
8 4 (6.25%) Sophos
8 4 (6.25%) Websense
8 4 (6.25%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.69%) Avaya
9 3 (4.69%) Polycom
10 1 (1.56%) LogLogic
10 1 (1.56%) CommVault
10 1 (1.56%) NetApp
10 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint