The table below looks at the statistics for Forefront TMG skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Forefront TMG over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 216 205 243
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +38
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 34 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.31% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 2.74% 2.43% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 8
Average daily rate
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£445 £323 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.98% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £365 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.56% -
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 South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1239 1110 876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.75% 12.91% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 505 387
Average daily rate £350 £325 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 164 159
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.10 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.70 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

Forefront TMG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Forefront TMG Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Forefront TMG
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Forefront TMG Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Forefront TMG
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Forefront TMG across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Forefront TMG Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Forefront TMG
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Forefront TMG Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Forefront TMG
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
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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
Hampshire -14 16 £493 +49.81%
Surrey -4 13 £400 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £395 -
Berkshire - - - - 2
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Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
1 27 (67.50%) Security Cleared
2 25 (62.50%) Firewall
3 24 (60.00%) PowerShell
4 23 (57.50%) DV Cleared
5 22 (55.00%) X.400
5 22 (55.00%) X.500
6 21 (52.50%) Windows
7 20 (50.00%) Military
8 17 (42.50%) SMTP
9 16 (40.00%) Clearswift
9 16 (40.00%) Hyper-V
9 16 (40.00%) UAG
10 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
11 14 (35.00%) ISA Server
11 14 (35.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 14 (35.00%) VMware
11 14 (35.00%) Integration Testing
12 13 (32.50%) SQL
12 13 (32.50%) VBScript
12 13 (32.50%) IIS
12 13 (32.50%) XML
13 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
13 12 (30.00%) FTP
13 12 (30.00%) SAN
13 12 (30.00%) SCCM
13 12 (30.00%) SCOM
13 12 (30.00%) F5
13 12 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (30.00%) SolarWinds

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (32.50%) IIS
2 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) Firewall
2 22 (55.00%) X.400
2 22 (55.00%) X.500
3 17 (42.50%) SMTP
4 12 (30.00%) FTP
4 12 (30.00%) SAN
5 10 (25.00%) Internet
5 10 (25.00%) HTTP
6 3 (7.50%) DNS
6 3 (7.50%) DHCP
6 3 (7.50%) LAN
7 2 (5.00%) WAN
7 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.00%) BIG-IP
8 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
8 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (50.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Architect
2 9 (22.50%) Technical Architect
3 8 (20.00%) Build Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Design Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.50%) Messaging Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Designer
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) XML
2 2 (5.00%) Ajax
3 1 (2.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Integration Testing
2 12 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (27.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL
5 2 (5.00%) Change Management
5 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 13 (32.50%) VBScript
3 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (67.50%) Security Cleared
2 23 (57.50%) DV Cleared
3 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (15.00%) MCSE
5 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.00%) MCSA
6 2 (5.00%) CCNP
6 2 (5.00%) CCNA
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 16 (40.00%) UAG
2 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 14 (35.00%) ISA Server
4 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (15.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (35.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (30.00%) SCCM
2 12 (30.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (40.00%) Clearswift
3 14 (35.00%) VMware
4 12 (30.00%) SolarWinds
4 12 (30.00%) F5
5 3 (7.50%) Websense
5 3 (7.50%) CommVault
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.50%) Computacenter
7 1 (2.50%) NetApp
7 1 (2.50%) Remedy