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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 236 230 228
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 21 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.082% 0.024%
As % of the System Software category 1.68% 0.62% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
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£390 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.92% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £225 £300
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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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
1247 1128 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.58% 13.23% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 523 367
Average daily rate £360 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 159 176
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £27.32 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 8 £430 +28.35% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £380 -
Surrey -4 2 £375 +29.31%
Berkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 33 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 32 (69.57%) Security Cleared
3 28 (60.87%) DV Cleared
4 26 (56.52%) Firewall
5 24 (52.17%) PowerShell
6 22 (47.83%) Windows
7 21 (45.65%) X.400
7 21 (45.65%) X.500
8 19 (41.30%) Boundary Protection
9 18 (39.13%) Military
10 17 (36.96%) Clearswift
10 17 (36.96%) SMTP
11 16 (34.78%) Integration Testing
11 16 (34.78%) Hyper-V
11 16 (34.78%) UAG
12 15 (32.61%) F5
12 15 (32.61%) VMware
12 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
13 14 (30.43%) Internet
13 14 (30.43%) ISA Server
13 14 (30.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 14 (30.43%) FTP
14 13 (28.26%) SQL
14 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
14 13 (28.26%) IIS
14 13 (28.26%) SCCM
15 12 (26.09%) SCOM
15 12 (26.09%) SolarWinds
15 12 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
15 12 (26.09%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (28.26%) IIS
2 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.17%) MediaWiki
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (56.52%) Firewall
2 21 (45.65%) X.400
2 21 (45.65%) X.500
3 17 (36.96%) SMTP
4 14 (30.43%) Internet
4 14 (30.43%) FTP
5 12 (26.09%) SAN
6 9 (19.57%) HTTP
7 6 (13.04%) BIG-IP
8 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
9 4 (8.70%) DHCP
9 4 (8.70%) DNS
10 3 (6.52%) HTTPS
10 3 (6.52%) SSL
10 3 (6.52%) LAN
11 2 (4.35%) WAN
12 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (2.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (39.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Architect
2 9 (19.57%) Technical Architect
3 7 (15.22%) Build Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Consultant
4 6 (13.04%) Developer
5 5 (10.87%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.52%) Messaging Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Configuration Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) XML
2 5 (10.87%) .NET
2 5 (10.87%) COM
2 5 (10.87%) STL
2 5 (10.87%) Ajax
3 3 (6.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.87%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (47.83%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Boundary Protection
2 16 (34.78%) Integration Testing
3 12 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (23.91%) Load Balancing
5 5 (10.87%) OOP
5 5 (10.87%) OO
6 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.35%) ITIL
7 2 (4.35%) Change Management
8 1 (2.17%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) PowerShell
2 13 (28.26%) SQL
3 11 (23.91%) VBScript
4 5 (10.87%) C#
4 5 (10.87%) C++
4 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (69.57%) Security Cleared
2 28 (60.87%) DV Cleared
3 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (13.04%) MCSE
5 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.35%) MCSA
6 2 (4.35%) CCNP
6 2 (4.35%) CCNA
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (34.78%) Hyper-V
1 16 (34.78%) UAG
2 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
3 14 (30.43%) ISA Server
4 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (13.04%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.17%) vSphere
6 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (30.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (28.26%) SCCM
3 12 (26.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.96%) Clearswift
3 15 (32.61%) F5
3 15 (32.61%) VMware
4 12 (26.09%) SolarWinds
5 3 (6.52%) CommVault
5 3 (6.52%) Websense
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco
6 2 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (2.17%) Remedy
7 1 (2.17%) HP
7 1 (2.17%) NetApp
7 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle
7 1 (2.17%) Computacenter