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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 580 547 552
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +5
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 33 34 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.064% 0.067%
As % of the System Software category 0.60% 0.67% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 25
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£448 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £390 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+37.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
5455 5063 4789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.52% 9.58% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3027 2683 2332
Average daily rate £338 £337 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 667 546 574
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.35 £33.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 -24 28 £493 +51.56% 11
South East 0 24 £493 +51.56% 4
Hampshire -19 13 £493 +49.81% 1
Surrey +9 11 £425 +32.81% 1
Wiltshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South West - - - - 4
Thames Valley - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
London - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Poole - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 38 (62.30%) Windows
2 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
3 32 (52.46%) Firewall
4 27 (44.26%) Security Cleared
5 25 (40.98%) ISA Server
6 24 (39.34%) VMware
7 23 (37.70%) Active Directory
8 22 (36.07%) SCCM
9 20 (32.79%) SCOM
10 18 (29.51%) PowerShell
10 18 (29.51%) Cisco
10 18 (29.51%) SAN
10 18 (29.51%) X.400
10 18 (29.51%) X.500
11 17 (27.87%) Military
11 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
11 17 (27.87%) MS Exchange
11 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (26.23%) UAG
13 15 (24.59%) DV Cleared
13 15 (24.59%) SQL
13 15 (24.59%) Citrix
13 15 (24.59%) HP
13 15 (24.59%) Clearswift
14 14 (22.95%) SMTP
14 14 (22.95%) Hyper-V
15 13 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (21.31%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (19.67%) Integration Testing
16 12 (19.67%) VBScript

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 17 (27.87%) MS Exchange
2 13 (21.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (19.67%) SharePoint
4 11 (18.03%) IIS
5 7 (11.48%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.64%) Lync
8 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.64%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Office
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (52.46%) Firewall
2 18 (29.51%) SAN
2 18 (29.51%) X.400
2 18 (29.51%) X.500
3 14 (22.95%) SMTP
4 12 (19.67%) DHCP
4 12 (19.67%) DNS
5 8 (13.11%) VPN
5 8 (13.11%) Internet
5 8 (13.11%) FTP
5 8 (13.11%) HTTP
6 7 (11.48%) VoIP
6 7 (11.48%) MPLS
7 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
8 5 (8.20%) WAN
8 5 (8.20%) LAN
9 4 (6.56%) Wireless
9 4 (6.56%) IPsec
10 3 (4.92%) NAS
11 2 (3.28%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 17 (27.87%) Military
2 7 (11.48%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) German Language
3 3 (4.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (19.67%) Analyst
1 12 (19.67%) Architect
2 8 (13.11%) Technical Architect
3 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) Security Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Administrator
4 6 (9.84%) Design Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Consultant
5 5 (8.20%) Build Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) IT Security Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Server Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) XML
2 2 (3.28%) jQuery
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Management Information System
2 8 (13.11%) Replication
3 4 (6.56%) Clustering
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (62.30%) Windows
2 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (11.48%) Windows 7
4 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.92%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) Integration Testing
2 11 (18.03%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (16.39%) Load Balancing
4 8 (13.11%) ITIL
5 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.20%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (6.56%) Quality Management
6 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.56%) Information Security
6 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.92%) CRM
7 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.28%) Change Management
8 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.28%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.28%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.64%) Content Management
9 1 (1.64%) Fund Management
9 1 (1.64%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) PowerShell
2 15 (24.59%) SQL
3 12 (19.67%) VBScript
4 3 (4.92%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (44.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (24.59%) DV Cleared
3 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
5 7 (11.48%) MCSE
6 5 (8.20%) MCITP
7 3 (4.92%) MCP
7 3 (4.92%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (4.92%) CCSA
8 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.28%) MCTS
8 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.28%) MCSA
9 1 (1.64%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (40.98%) ISA Server
2 23 (37.70%) Active Directory
3 16 (26.23%) UAG
4 14 (22.95%) Hyper-V
5 13 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (13.11%) XenDesktop
7 6 (9.84%) vSphere
8 5 (8.20%) XenApp
8 5 (8.20%) MetaFrame
9 2 (3.28%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (36.07%) SCCM
2 20 (32.79%) SCOM
3 11 (18.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (9.84%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (4.92%) SCSM
5 3 (4.92%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.92%) WSUS
5 3 (4.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (3.28%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.28%) ARCserve
6 2 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.28%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
2 24 (39.34%) VMware
3 18 (29.51%) Cisco
4 15 (24.59%) HP
4 15 (24.59%) Citrix
4 15 (24.59%) Clearswift
5 11 (18.03%) SolarWinds
6 10 (16.39%) F5
7 8 (13.11%) 3PAR
8 7 (11.48%) McAfee
9 6 (9.84%) NetApp
10 5 (8.20%) CheckPoint
11 4 (6.56%) Sophos
11 4 (6.56%) Websense
11 4 (6.56%) Avaya
11 4 (6.56%) Juniper
11 4 (6.56%) Tandberg
12 3 (4.92%) IBM
12 3 (4.92%) Symantec
13 2 (3.28%) Dell