The table below looks at the statistics for Forefront TMG skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Forefront TMG over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 142 147 128
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.067% 0.062% 0.077%
As % of the System Software category 0.60% 0.66% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate £256 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% +85.71%
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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
335 304 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.25% 9.43% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 141 96
Average daily rate £333 £375 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +37.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £160 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 40
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £21.35
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 West

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

Forefront TMG Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Forefront TMG
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Forefront TMG Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Forefront TMG
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Forefront TMG across the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Forefront TMG Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Forefront TMG
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 12 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
Dorset +3 1 £325 -27.77%
Devon - 1 £188 -
Forefront TMG
England

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (50.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) Mitel
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Content Management
4 1 (25.00%) F5
4 1 (25.00%) PABX
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Server Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Server Support
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Mitel