The table below looks at the statistics for Forefront TMG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Forefront TMG over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 645 638 609
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -29
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 8 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.034% 0.046%
As % of the System Software category 0.12% 0.33% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 15
Median daily rate £358 £340 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.14% -24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £450 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £345 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6411 6101 5756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.85% 10.45% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4069 3431 3192
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £344 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 618 663
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

Forefront TMG
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Forefront TMG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Forefront TMG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Forefront TMG
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Forefront TMG within the UK.

Forefront TMG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Forefront TMG
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Forefront TMG within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

Forefront TMG Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Forefront TMG
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Forefront TMG within the UK.

Forefront TMG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Forefront TMG
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forefront TMG within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 7 £290 -14.70%
London -6 4 - -
South East +2 2 - -
Berkshire +3 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
North West - 1 £290 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £290 -
Isle of Man - 1 £425 -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Forefront TMG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Forefront TMG.

1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (33.33%) WAN
4 5 (27.78%) HP
4 5 (27.78%) Internet
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco
5 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 4 (22.22%) 3Com
5 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 4 (22.22%) VLAN
5 4 (22.22%) Riverbed
5 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 4 (22.22%) Network Architecture
5 4 (22.22%) Skype for Business
5 4 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (22.22%) Palo Alto
6 3 (16.67%) Meraki
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 3 (16.67%) Office 365
6 3 (16.67%) Network Security
6 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (16.67%) Migration
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) Windows
6 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 4 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) WAN
3 5 (27.78%) Internet
4 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 4 (22.22%) VLAN
5 3 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (11.11%) Skype
6 2 (11.11%) VPN
7 1 (5.56%) BGP
7 1 (5.56%) DHCP
7 1 (5.56%) DNS
7 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (5.56%) LAN
7 1 (5.56%) MPLS
7 1 (5.56%) NAS
7 1 (5.56%) OSPF
7 1 (5.56%) PBX
7 1 (5.56%) SAN
7 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
7 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) BYOD
2 1 (5.56%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
1 4 (22.22%) Network Architecture
1 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
1 4 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.56%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CCSA
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) 3Com
3 4 (22.22%) Palo Alto
3 4 (22.22%) Riverbed
3 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Meraki
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.56%) F5
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) Veeam