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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 549 534 497
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -37
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 29 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.047% 0.085%
As % of the System Software category 0.59% 0.49% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £238 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £350 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £225 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
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
4895 4726 4233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.65% 9.70% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2689 2440 1966
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 550 754
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -19 27 £313 +31.57% 9
South East -17 11 £375 +15.38% 4
London +5 7 £375 +7.14% 3
Hampshire -19 5 £550 +69.23% 3
Derbyshire +27 4 £238 -32.14%
East Midlands +12 4 £238 -32.14%
Chesterfield - 4 £238 -
City of London +13 3 £388 -3.12% 2
Hook - 3 - -
South West -18 2 £450 +157.14% 2
East of England - 2 £225 -
Scotland - 1 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £200 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £200 -
Edinburgh - 1 £325 -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 50 (60.24%) Windows
2 46 (55.42%) Microsoft
3 40 (48.19%) Firewall
4 38 (45.78%) VMware
4 38 (45.78%) Security Cleared
5 37 (44.58%) Active Directory
6 32 (38.55%) ISA Server
7 29 (34.94%) DV Cleared
8 25 (30.12%) SCCM
8 25 (30.12%) MS Exchange
9 24 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (27.71%) PowerShell
10 23 (27.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (26.51%) SCOM
12 20 (24.10%) UAG
12 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (24.10%) X.400
12 20 (24.10%) X.500
13 19 (22.89%) Hyper-V
13 19 (22.89%) Boundary Protection
14 18 (21.69%) Clearswift
14 18 (21.69%) Military
14 18 (21.69%) Cisco
14 18 (21.69%) SMTP
14 18 (21.69%) SQL
14 18 (21.69%) SQL Server
15 17 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (20.48%) F5
16 16 (19.28%) Integration Testing
17 15 (18.07%) Load Balancing

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 25 (30.12%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (15.66%) SharePoint
3 12 (14.46%) IIS
3 12 (14.46%) Lync
4 9 (10.84%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.20%) MediaWiki
7 1 (1.20%) Apache
7 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) MS Office
3 2 (2.41%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Office 365
2 2 (2.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (48.19%) Firewall
2 20 (24.10%) X.400
2 20 (24.10%) X.500
3 18 (21.69%) SMTP
4 15 (18.07%) FTP
5 14 (16.87%) DNS
6 13 (15.66%) SAN
6 13 (15.66%) Internet
7 10 (12.05%) VoIP
8 9 (10.84%) DHCP
8 9 (10.84%) TCP/IP
9 8 (9.64%) HTTP
9 8 (9.64%) BIG-IP
10 6 (7.23%) VPN
11 5 (6.02%) MPLS
11 5 (6.02%) HTTPS
11 5 (6.02%) SSL
12 4 (4.82%) PBX
12 4 (4.82%) MGCP
12 4 (4.82%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (21.69%) Military
2 7 (8.43%) Finance
3 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.61%) German Language
4 3 (3.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (15.66%) Architect
1 13 (15.66%) Analyst
2 12 (14.46%) Consultant
3 10 (12.05%) Technical Architect
3 10 (12.05%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (9.64%) Security Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Developer
5 6 (7.23%) IT Security Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Build Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Wintel Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Exchange Specialist
7 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Server Administrator
8 3 (3.61%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.05%) XML
2 7 (8.43%) Ajax
3 5 (6.02%) JSON
3 5 (6.02%) COM
3 5 (6.02%) STL
3 5 (6.02%) .NET
4 1 (1.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.64%) Blackberry
3 7 (8.43%) PKI
3 7 (8.43%) Replication
3 7 (8.43%) Clustering
4 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (60.24%) Windows
2 23 (27.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.23%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.02%) Windows 2000
7 4 (4.82%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.41%) UNIX
8 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.20%) AIX
9 1 (1.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) Boundary Protection
2 16 (19.28%) Integration Testing
3 15 (18.07%) Load Balancing
4 12 (14.46%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (9.64%) ITIL
6 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.23%) Information Security
6 6 (7.23%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
7 5 (6.02%) Coaching
7 5 (6.02%) OOP
7 5 (6.02%) OO
8 4 (4.82%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.82%) Migration
8 4 (4.82%) Quality Management
8 4 (4.82%) High Availability
9 3 (3.61%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.41%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.71%) PowerShell
2 18 (21.69%) SQL
3 9 (10.84%) VBScript
4 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.02%) C#
5 5 (6.02%) C++
6 4 (4.82%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (45.78%) Security Cleared
2 29 (34.94%) DV Cleared
3 17 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (15.66%) MCSE
5 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
6 7 (8.43%) CCSA
7 6 (7.23%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (7.23%) MCITP
8 3 (3.61%) MCP
9 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.41%) CCNP
9 2 (2.41%) CCNA
9 2 (2.41%) MCSA
9 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.41%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.25%) SLA
2 4 (4.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (44.58%) Active Directory
2 32 (38.55%) ISA Server
3 24 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (24.10%) UAG
5 19 (22.89%) Hyper-V
6 8 (9.64%) vSphere
7 7 (8.43%) XenDesktop
8 5 (6.02%) XenApp
9 3 (3.61%) MetaFrame
10 1 (1.20%) XenServer
10 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (30.12%) SCCM
2 22 (26.51%) SCOM
3 13 (15.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (6.02%) WSUS
5 1 (1.20%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.20%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (55.42%) Microsoft
2 38 (45.78%) VMware
3 18 (21.69%) Clearswift
3 18 (21.69%) Cisco
4 17 (20.48%) F5
5 13 (15.66%) SolarWinds
6 12 (14.46%) Citrix
7 10 (12.05%) HP
8 8 (9.64%) CheckPoint
9 7 (8.43%) Juniper
10 6 (7.23%) 3PAR
11 5 (6.02%) Tandberg
11 5 (6.02%) NetApp
12 4 (4.82%) Avaya
12 4 (4.82%) IBM
12 4 (4.82%) Polycom
13 3 (3.61%) Websense
13 3 (3.61%) CommVault
14 2 (2.41%) Blue Coat
14 2 (2.41%) Sophos