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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
UK
Rank 586 614 566
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -48
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 6 11 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.022% 0.065%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.22% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 16
Median daily rate £350 £353 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £298 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +28.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

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
5436 5086 5155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.15% 10.20% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3397 3038 2833
Median daily rate £400 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £178 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 492 600
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.54 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -

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
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 4 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 16 January 2017. 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 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
South East +19 6 £350 -0.70%
England +11 6 £350 -0.70% 3
Milton Keynes - 6 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £350 -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
3 8 (50.00%) CCNP
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco
4 7 (43.75%) IIS
4 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) Firewall
4 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) UAG
5 6 (37.50%) LAN
5 6 (37.50%) DNS
5 6 (37.50%) WAN
5 6 (37.50%) DHCP
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (37.50%) Forcepoint
6 5 (31.25%) ISA Server
6 5 (31.25%) Change Management
6 5 (31.25%) SLA
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (31.25%) CCNA
6 5 (31.25%) MCSA
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
6 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V

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 7 (43.75%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) DHCP
2 6 (37.50%) DNS
2 6 (37.50%) LAN
2 6 (37.50%) WAN
3 4 (25.00%) NAS
4 3 (18.75%) 802.11
4 3 (18.75%) ADSL
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
4 3 (18.75%) ICMP
4 3 (18.75%) Internet
4 3 (18.75%) IPsec
4 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
4 3 (18.75%) L2TP
4 3 (18.75%) MPLS
4 3 (18.75%) OSPF
4 3 (18.75%) RIP
4 3 (18.75%) SNMP
4 3 (18.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Unix Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) 802.1X
1 3 (18.75%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
1 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) FreeBSD
4 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Change Management
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
1 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Change Control
2 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
2 3 (18.75%) Network Design
2 3 (18.75%) Network Management
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.25%) Presales
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) CCNP
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) CCNA
3 5 (31.25%) MCSA
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (12.50%) CCDP
4 2 (12.50%) CCIE
4 2 (12.50%) CISSP
4 2 (12.50%) CLAS
4 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (37.50%) UAG
4 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
4 5 (31.25%) ISA Server
5 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (18.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Nessus
1 3 (18.75%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) Forcepoint
4 4 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (18.75%) BT
5 3 (18.75%) Remedy
6 2 (12.50%) Computacenter
7 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
7 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle
7 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto