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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 640 604 606
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +2
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 7 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.052% 0.046%
As % of the System Software category 0.10% 0.49% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 13
Median daily rate £450 £333 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.33% -21.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £333 £450
% change year-on-year
+35.33% -26.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £18.00

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
6749 5949 5536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.58% 10.60% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4158 3361 3001
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 618 636
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%

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
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 30 June 2016.

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 12 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 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -12 6 £450 +35.33% 4
South East -8 5 £450 +28.57%
West Sussex - 3 £450 -
Crawley - 3 £450 -
Oxfordshire +10 1 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Thame - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £130 -
Scotland - 1 £130 -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco
3 9 (47.37%) Windows
4 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
4 8 (42.11%) VMware
4 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (36.84%) vSphere
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (31.58%) Firewall
6 6 (31.58%) HP
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (31.58%) WAN
6 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
6 6 (31.58%) DNS
6 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
7 5 (26.32%) DHCP
7 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (26.32%) Migration
8 4 (21.05%) 3Com
8 4 (21.05%) Clustering
8 4 (21.05%) SolarWinds
8 4 (21.05%) Network Architecture
8 4 (21.05%) Riverbed
8 4 (21.05%) VLAN
8 4 (21.05%) Citrix
8 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring

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 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.79%) Skype for Business
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) DNS
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
1 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
1 6 (31.58%) WAN
2 5 (26.32%) DHCP
3 4 (21.05%) VLAN
4 3 (15.79%) Internet
4 3 (15.79%) Network Security
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.53%) Skype
6 1 (5.26%) BGP
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (5.26%) LAN
6 1 (5.26%) MPLS
6 1 (5.26%) OSPF
6 1 (5.26%) PABX
6 1 (5.26%) VPN
6 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Server Support
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.26%) FlexPod
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) NHS
4 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) AIX
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (21.05%) Network Architecture
2 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (21.05%) WAN Optimisation
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) Content Management
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) VCP5
2 1 (5.26%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) vSphere
3 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.79%) ISA Server
5 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
5 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (10.53%) XenApp
5 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (10.53%) WSUS
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.26%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco
3 8 (42.11%) VMware
4 6 (31.58%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) 3Com
5 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) Riverbed
5 4 (21.05%) SolarWinds
6 3 (15.79%) IBM
6 3 (15.79%) Meraki
6 3 (15.79%) NetApp
6 3 (15.79%) Palo Alto
7 2 (10.53%) Dell
7 2 (10.53%) F5
7 2 (10.53%) Symantec
7 2 (10.53%) Tripwire
8 1 (5.26%) Mitel
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle
8 1 (5.26%) Veeam
8 1 (5.26%) Veritas