The table below looks at the statistics for Forefront TMG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Forefront TMG over the 3 months to 31 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 569 568 511
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -57
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 20 20 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.038% 0.084%
As % of the System Software category 0.38% 0.41% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 26
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £254 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £450 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £225
% change year-on-year
- +88.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00

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
5259 4934 4362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.57% 9.26% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2889 2476 2096
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £168 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £314 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.82% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 568 655
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £34.72 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%

Forefront TMG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Forefront TMG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 March 2015.

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 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 31 March 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
England -6 19 £400 -7.24% 12
South East -31 9 £400 -11.11% 1
Hampshire -9 7 £400 -11.11%
London +7 4 - - 3
Surrey +5 1 £340 -
Berkshire 0 1 £488 -
Yorkshire -8 1 £140 -44.00%
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 6
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 4
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Romford - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 41 (68.33%) Windows
2 37 (61.67%) Microsoft
3 33 (55.00%) Firewall
4 30 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 29 (48.33%) VMware
6 27 (45.00%) Active Directory
6 27 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (38.33%) MS Exchange
8 22 (36.67%) DV Cleared
9 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (31.67%) SCCM
11 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (30.00%) ISA Server
13 16 (26.67%) PowerShell
14 15 (25.00%) Lync
15 14 (23.33%) UAG
15 14 (23.33%) Cisco
15 14 (23.33%) DNS
15 14 (23.33%) SharePoint
16 13 (21.67%) X.400
16 13 (21.67%) X.500
16 13 (21.67%) SCOM
16 13 (21.67%) Integration Testing
17 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
17 12 (20.00%) Boundary Protection
17 12 (20.00%) Clearswift
17 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (18.33%) SMTP
18 11 (18.33%) Military

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 23 (38.33%) MS Exchange
2 15 (25.00%) Lync
3 14 (23.33%) SharePoint
4 11 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (13.33%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (6.67%) IIS
6 4 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.67%) Apache
9 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.67%) MediaWiki
9 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Office 365
2 4 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (55.00%) Firewall
2 14 (23.33%) DNS
3 13 (21.67%) X.400
3 13 (21.67%) X.500
4 11 (18.33%) SMTP
5 9 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (13.33%) DHCP
6 8 (13.33%) BIG-IP
7 7 (11.67%) FTP
7 7 (11.67%) VoIP
8 5 (8.33%) VPN
8 5 (8.33%) Internet
8 5 (8.33%) HTTPS
8 5 (8.33%) SSL
9 4 (6.67%) MPLS
9 4 (6.67%) LAN
10 3 (5.00%) WAN
10 3 (5.00%) SAN
11 2 (3.33%) MGCP
11 2 (3.33%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (18.33%) Military
2 7 (11.67%) Finance
3 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) Consultant
3 8 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (8.33%) Developer
6 5 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Build Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) Ajax
2 5 (8.33%) JSON
2 5 (8.33%) .NET
2 5 (8.33%) COM
2 5 (8.33%) STL
3 2 (3.33%) XML
4 1 (1.67%) Middleware
4 1 (1.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) PKI
2 6 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (10.00%) Clustering
3 5 (8.33%) Replication
3 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (68.33%) Windows
2 27 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (11.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (11.67%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.67%) UNIX
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.67%) AIX
7 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Integration Testing
2 12 (20.00%) Boundary Protection
3 7 (11.67%) Load Balancing
3 7 (11.67%) ITIL
4 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 5 (8.33%) OOP
4 5 (8.33%) OO
4 5 (8.33%) Migration
4 5 (8.33%) Information Security
4 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (6.67%) Coaching
6 3 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.00%) Quality Management
6 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.33%) Change Management
7 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 10 (16.67%) SQL
3 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.33%) C#
4 5 (8.33%) C++
4 5 (8.33%) VBScript
5 3 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (36.67%) DV Cleared
3 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (11.67%) MCSE
5 4 (6.67%) MCITP
6 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.33%) MCSA
6 2 (3.33%) CCNP
6 2 (3.33%) CCNA
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (30.00%) ISA Server
4 14 (23.33%) UAG
5 10 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 7 (11.67%) vSphere
7 4 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.33%) XenApp
8 2 (3.33%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.67%) XenServer
9 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (31.67%) SCCM
2 13 (21.67%) SCOM
3 9 (15.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (11.67%) WSUS
5 2 (3.33%) SCVMM
5 2 (3.33%) SCDPM
5 2 (3.33%) SCSM
6 1 (1.67%) vMotion
6 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (61.67%) Microsoft
2 29 (48.33%) VMware
3 14 (23.33%) Cisco
4 12 (20.00%) Clearswift
5 8 (13.33%) Citrix
6 7 (11.67%) HP
6 7 (11.67%) F5
7 5 (8.33%) 3PAR
7 5 (8.33%) Websense
8 4 (6.67%) Sophos
8 4 (6.67%) Blue Coat
8 4 (6.67%) Mercator
8 4 (6.67%) Tandberg
9 3 (5.00%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.33%) Polycom
10 2 (3.33%) Symantec
10 2 (3.33%) McAfee
10 2 (3.33%) Avaya
10 2 (3.33%) NetApp
11 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
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