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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 240 243 229
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 21 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.087% 0.071%
As % of the System Software category 1.85% 0.78% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
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£350 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +33.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £450 £394
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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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
1138 1026 1126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.94% 11.16% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 519 554
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 124 156
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.73 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.88 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £30.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Surrey +4 8 £340 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £450 -
Hampshire -12 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
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Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 24 (75.00%) Windows
2 22 (68.75%) MS Exchange
2 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
3 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
4 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (40.63%) TCP/IP
5 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
5 13 (40.63%) VMware
6 12 (37.50%) SQL
6 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (34.38%) DNS
7 11 (34.38%) DHCP
7 11 (34.38%) Clustering
8 10 (31.25%) Lync
9 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (28.13%) vSphere
9 9 (28.13%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (28.13%) Office 365
9 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (28.13%) Firewall
9 9 (28.13%) NetApp
10 8 (25.00%) Websense
10 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
11 7 (21.88%) Integration Testing
11 7 (21.88%) Clearswift
11 7 (21.88%) Military

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 22 (68.75%) MS Exchange
2 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (31.25%) Lync
4 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.13%) IIS
6 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) TCP/IP
2 11 (34.38%) DNS
2 11 (34.38%) DHCP
3 9 (28.13%) Firewall
4 7 (21.88%) X.400
4 7 (21.88%) X.500
5 5 (15.63%) SMTP
6 3 (9.38%) SAN
6 3 (9.38%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (6.25%) VLAN
7 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
7 2 (6.25%) WAN
8 1 (3.13%) LDAP
8 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (21.88%) Military
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (12.50%) Consultant
1 4 (12.50%) Analyst
1 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Consultant
2 2 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Build Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Network Consultant
2 2 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (3.13%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (3.13%) Systems Architect
3 1 (3.13%) Technical Support Specialist
3 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
3 1 (3.13%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (3.13%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (3.13%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) XML
1 2 (6.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Integration Testing
2 6 (18.75%) Migration
3 5 (15.63%) Problem Management
3 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
3 5 (15.63%) Coaching
3 5 (15.63%) Boundary Protection
4 3 (9.38%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.13%) Workflow
6 1 (3.13%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
3 4 (12.50%) VBScript
4 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) DV Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) MCSE
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.75%) MCTS
2 6 (18.75%) MCITP
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) CCIE
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 9000
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (28.13%) vSphere
3 9 (28.13%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (12.50%) ISA Server
5 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (6.25%) SnapMirror
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.13%) SCDPM
3 1 (3.13%) SCSM
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 13 (40.63%) VMware
3 9 (28.13%) NetApp
4 8 (25.00%) Websense
5 7 (21.88%) Clearswift
6 6 (18.75%) Tripwire
7 5 (15.63%) Supermicro
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco
8 2 (6.25%) Riverbed
8 2 (6.25%) HP
8 2 (6.25%) 3Com
9 1 (3.13%) Citrix