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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 139 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% - -
As % of the System Software category 1.31% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£233 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £425 £223
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +91.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -34.54%
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
305 336 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.81% 10.58% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 181 113
Average daily rate £300 £375 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 36 40
Average hourly rate £20.06 £14.00 £13.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.28% +2.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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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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
Bristol - 1 £240 -
Dorset - 1 £450 -
Somerset - 1 £225 -
Wiltshire - 1 £200 -
Forefront TMG
England

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) SCCM
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) ISA Server
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) SCOM
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (33.33%) UAG
5 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Middleware
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (16.67%) WSUS
6 1 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (16.67%) Clustering
6 1 (16.67%) Symantec
6 1 (16.67%) McAfee

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (16.67%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (33.33%) UAG
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) XenServer
3 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) SCOM
3 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
4 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
4 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) LogLogic
4 1 (16.67%) Becrypt
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) McAfee