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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 228 209 238
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +29
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 20 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.86% 2.12% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 8
Average daily rate
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£493 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.56% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £320 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £371 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £326 £300
% change year-on-year
+37.90% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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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
1073 1084 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.55% 12.39% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 538 384
Average daily rate £325 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 125 132
Average hourly rate £15.94 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £10.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 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 -21 11 £493 +49.81% 1
Surrey +2 9 - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 4
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Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
1 17 (60.71%) X.400
1 17 (60.71%) X.500
1 17 (60.71%) Firewall
1 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 16 (57.14%) Military
3 14 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 13 (46.43%) SMTP
5 12 (42.86%) VBScript
5 12 (42.86%) Windows
5 12 (42.86%) Clearswift
5 12 (42.86%) Integration Testing
6 11 (39.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (35.71%) XML
7 10 (35.71%) SAN
7 10 (35.71%) SCOM
7 10 (35.71%) ISA Server
8 9 (32.14%) VMware
8 9 (32.14%) SCCM
8 9 (32.14%) Hyper-V
8 9 (32.14%) SolarWinds
8 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
8 9 (32.14%) SQL
8 9 (32.14%) IIS
8 9 (32.14%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (32.14%) UAG
9 8 (28.57%) F5
9 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 8 (28.57%) FTP

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (32.14%) IIS
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (60.71%) X.400
1 17 (60.71%) X.500
1 17 (60.71%) Firewall
2 13 (46.43%) SMTP
3 10 (35.71%) SAN
4 8 (28.57%) FTP
4 8 (28.57%) HTTP
4 8 (28.57%) Internet
5 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.57%) OSPF
6 1 (3.57%) VPN
6 1 (3.57%) DNS
6 1 (3.57%) LAN
6 1 (3.57%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (57.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Design Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Technical Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Build Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Designer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Designer
6 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Junior
6 1 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 9 (32.14%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 12 (42.86%) VBScript
3 9 (32.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (17.86%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) ISA Server
2 9 (32.14%) Hyper-V
2 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (32.14%) UAG
3 3 (10.71%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (35.71%) SCOM
3 9 (32.14%) SCCM
4 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (42.86%) Clearswift
3 9 (32.14%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) SolarWinds
4 8 (28.57%) F5
5 2 (7.14%) CommVault
6 1 (3.57%) NetApp
6 1 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Intel
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco
6 1 (3.57%) IBM