The first table below looks at the demand for Forefront TMG skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Forefront TMG over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 131 - 130
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 5 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% - 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.31% - 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate £350 - £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £225 £313
% change year-on-year
+88.88% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.25 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +42.10%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
381 234 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.01% 9.72% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 75 88
Average daily rate £260 £253 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% -19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £206 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 49 44
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.30 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Forefront TMG
England

Forefront TMG
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Forefront TMG across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Forefront TMG Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Forefront TMG
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Forefront TMG across the North West region.

Forefront TMG Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Forefront TMG
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Forefront TMG across the North West region.

Forefront TMG Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Forefront TMG
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 5 £350 -
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Forefront TMG
England

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) SCSM
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (60.00%) 3PAR
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) IPsec
2 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) SCOM
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
1 3 (60.00%) IPsec
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) ADSL
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (40.00%) IT Support
2 2 (40.00%) Senior IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCSM
1 3 (60.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
1 3 (60.00%) SCOM
2 2 (40.00%) ARCserve
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) 3PAR
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
3 2 (40.00%) CA
3 2 (40.00%) McAfee