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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 563 542 503
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -39
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 45 27 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.052% 0.081%
As % of the System Software category 0.84% 0.51% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 21
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£350 £308 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £223 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £225 £300
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
5370 5246 4580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.71% 10.15% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2963 2677 2142
Average daily rate £358 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 665 638 773
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% -12.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.23 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 -13 39 £375 +15.38% 5
South East -23 21 £390 +19.92% 1
Hampshire -15 8 £430 +28.35% 1
London +22 7 £375 +7.14% 1
Derbyshire +17 4 £238 -32.14%
East Midlands +11 4 £238 -32.14% 1
Hook - 4 £415 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £380 -
Chesterfield - 4 £238 -
City of London +13 3 £388 -3.12% 1
Yorkshire -18 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 £290 -
Surrey -7 2 £375 +29.31%
Edinburgh -7 1 £325 +51.33% 1
Scotland -11 1 £325 +51.33% 1
South West - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 47 (58.75%) Windows
2 46 (57.50%) Microsoft
3 40 (50.00%) Firewall
4 39 (48.75%) Security Cleared
5 36 (45.00%) VMware
6 34 (42.50%) Active Directory
7 31 (38.75%) ISA Server
8 28 (35.00%) DV Cleared
9 24 (30.00%) PowerShell
9 24 (30.00%) MS Exchange
10 23 (28.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (26.25%) SCCM
11 21 (26.25%) X.400
11 21 (26.25%) X.500
12 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (23.75%) SCOM
13 19 (23.75%) Boundary Protection
14 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
14 18 (22.50%) Military
15 17 (21.25%) Clearswift
15 17 (21.25%) SQL
15 17 (21.25%) SMTP
15 17 (21.25%) Hyper-V
15 17 (21.25%) UAG
16 16 (20.00%) Integration Testing
16 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (20.00%) Cisco
17 15 (18.75%) F5
18 14 (17.50%) FTP

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 24 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (16.25%) IIS
3 12 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (13.75%) SharePoint
5 9 (11.25%) Lync
6 8 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.25%) MediaWiki
9 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.25%) Apache
9 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.75%) MS Office
3 2 (2.50%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (50.00%) Firewall
2 21 (26.25%) X.400
2 21 (26.25%) X.500
3 17 (21.25%) SMTP
4 14 (17.50%) FTP
4 14 (17.50%) DNS
4 14 (17.50%) SAN
4 14 (17.50%) Internet
5 10 (12.50%) VoIP
5 10 (12.50%) DHCP
6 9 (11.25%) HTTP
7 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.50%) VPN
8 6 (7.50%) BIG-IP
9 5 (6.25%) MPLS
10 4 (5.00%) PBX
10 4 (5.00%) MGCP
10 4 (5.00%) H.323
11 3 (3.75%) HTTPS
11 3 (3.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (22.50%) Military
2 7 (8.75%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) German Language
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (16.25%) Analyst
2 12 (15.00%) Architect
3 10 (12.50%) Consultant
4 9 (11.25%) Technical Architect
4 9 (11.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Build Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Wintel Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) IT Security Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) .NET Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Exchange Specialist
9 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Messaging Consultant
10 3 (3.75%) Server Administrator
10 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) XML
2 5 (6.25%) Ajax
2 5 (6.25%) COM
2 5 (6.25%) STL
2 5 (6.25%) .NET
3 3 (3.75%) JSON
4 1 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.00%) Replication
3 7 (8.75%) Blackberry
4 6 (7.50%) Clustering
4 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.25%) PKI
6 4 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (58.75%) Windows
2 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.00%) Windows 2000
6 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.75%) Boundary Protection
2 16 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 12 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (15.00%) Load Balancing
4 8 (10.00%) ITIL
5 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.50%) Information Security
5 6 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.25%) Coaching
6 5 (6.25%) OOP
6 5 (6.25%) OO
7 4 (5.00%) Quality Management
7 4 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.00%) High Availability
8 3 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.50%) Change Management
9 2 (2.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 17 (21.25%) SQL
3 11 (13.75%) VBScript
4 5 (6.25%) C#
4 5 (6.25%) C++
4 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.75%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (48.75%) Security Cleared
2 28 (35.00%) DV Cleared
3 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (16.25%) MCSE
5 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
6 7 (8.75%) CCSA
7 6 (7.50%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (6.25%) MCITP
9 3 (3.75%) MCP
10 2 (2.50%) MCSA
10 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.50%) CCNP
10 2 (2.50%) CCNA
10 2 (2.50%) CCSE
10 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.00%) SLA
2 4 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 31 (38.75%) ISA Server
3 23 (28.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (21.25%) Hyper-V
4 17 (21.25%) UAG
5 7 (8.75%) XenDesktop
6 6 (7.50%) vSphere
7 5 (6.25%) XenApp
8 3 (3.75%) MetaFrame
9 1 (1.25%) XenServer
9 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (26.25%) SCCM
2 19 (23.75%) SCOM
3 14 (17.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (5.00%) WSUS
5 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (57.50%) Microsoft
2 36 (45.00%) VMware
3 17 (21.25%) Clearswift
4 16 (20.00%) Cisco
5 15 (18.75%) F5
6 13 (16.25%) Citrix
7 12 (15.00%) SolarWinds
8 10 (12.50%) HP
9 8 (10.00%) CheckPoint
10 7 (8.75%) Juniper
11 6 (7.50%) 3PAR
12 5 (6.25%) Tandberg
12 5 (6.25%) NetApp
13 4 (5.00%) IBM
13 4 (5.00%) Avaya
13 4 (5.00%) Polycom
14 3 (3.75%) Websense
14 3 (3.75%) CommVault
15 1 (1.25%) Computacenter
15 1 (1.25%) Remedy
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