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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 240 250 236
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 6 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.070% 0.14% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category 0.61% 1.09% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Average daily rate £380 £445 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.60% +1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £242 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £585 £450
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
England

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
988 1189 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.54% 12.46% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 591 465
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 121 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
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 11 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
Berkshire - 4 £376 -
Surrey -7 2 £380 +11.76%
Forefront TMG
England

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) ISA Server
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Clustering
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) vSphere
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) NetApp
4 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) XenApp
4 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) WSUS
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (42.86%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) Dell
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) LDAP
3 2 (28.57%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (28.57%) Skype
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Team Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Team Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Leader
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Exchange Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Clustering
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) AIX
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Coaching
1 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (28.57%) VCP5
2 2 (28.57%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) ISA Server
1 5 (71.43%) vSphere
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
3 3 (42.86%) XenApp
3 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
4 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) WSUS
2 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 2 (28.57%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (28.57%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
2 2 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) NetApp
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Dell
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) Avaya
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Polycom
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (28.57%) ServiceNow
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) Tripwire
4 2 (28.57%) Veritas