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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 587 579 552
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -27
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 24 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.026% 0.065%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.27% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 15
Average daily rate
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£345 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £460 £554
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
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
5668 5262 5062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.93% 9.62% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3253 2888 2558
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 626 628
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -13.88%

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 27 July 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 16 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 27 July 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 -11 24 £345 -23.33% 5
South East 0 21 £350 -17.64%
Surrey - 8 £340 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Cobham - 5 £338 -
High Wycombe - 5 - -
London +2 2 £309 - 1
Crawley - 2 £450 -
West Sussex - 2 £450 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
South West +1 1 £225 -52.63%
Hampshire -5 1 - -
Hook -6 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £225 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 38 (80.85%) Windows
2 31 (65.96%) Microsoft
3 29 (61.70%) MS Exchange
4 28 (59.57%) Active Directory
5 25 (53.19%) VMware
5 25 (53.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (48.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (44.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
9 15 (31.91%) DNS
9 15 (31.91%) Lync
10 14 (29.79%) SQL
10 14 (29.79%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (27.66%) MS Excel
11 13 (27.66%) DHCP
11 13 (27.66%) TCP/IP
11 13 (27.66%) Firewall
11 13 (27.66%) Office 365
11 13 (27.66%) vSphere
12 12 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (25.53%) Clustering
13 11 (23.40%) NetApp
13 11 (23.40%) SCCM
14 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (21.28%) ISA Server
15 9 (19.15%) Websense
15 9 (19.15%) Cisco
15 9 (19.15%) SCOM
15 9 (19.15%) MCITP

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 29 (61.70%) MS Exchange
2 15 (31.91%) Lync
3 14 (29.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
7 5 (10.64%) IIS
8 2 (4.26%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (27.66%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.66%) Office 365
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.26%) IaaS
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.91%) DNS
2 13 (27.66%) DHCP
2 13 (27.66%) TCP/IP
2 13 (27.66%) Firewall
3 7 (14.89%) X.400
3 7 (14.89%) X.500
4 6 (12.77%) SAN
5 5 (10.64%) SMTP
6 3 (6.38%) WAN
6 3 (6.38%) Internet
6 3 (6.38%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (6.38%) Wireless
7 2 (4.26%) VLAN
7 2 (4.26%) VPN
7 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.13%) LDAP
8 1 (2.13%) LAN
8 1 (2.13%) SMS
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) EDRMS
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (14.89%) Military
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (14.89%) Consultant
1 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (10.64%) Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Server Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Build Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Network Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) XML
1 2 (4.26%) Flash
1 2 (4.26%) Middleware
2 1 (2.13%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) PKI
2 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 38 (80.85%) Windows
2 25 (53.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (48.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.26%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) Migration
1 7 (14.89%) Integration Testing
1 7 (14.89%) Problem Management
2 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
2 5 (10.64%) Coaching
2 5 (10.64%) Boundary Protection
3 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.38%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (4.26%) ITIL
4 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.26%) Performance Management
4 2 (4.26%) Network Architecture
4 2 (4.26%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (4.26%) Change Control
4 2 (4.26%) Capacity Management
4 2 (4.26%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.51%) VBScript
4 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (19.15%) MCITP
3 8 (17.02%) MCSE
3 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) MCTS
4 6 (12.77%) DV Cleared
5 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.38%) CCNA
6 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) CCIE
8 1 (2.13%) CCNP
8 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (59.57%) Active Directory
2 21 (44.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (27.66%) vSphere
4 10 (21.28%) ISA Server
5 9 (19.15%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
7 5 (10.64%) UAG
8 3 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (4.26%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) SCCM
2 9 (19.15%) SCOM
3 5 (10.64%) WSUS
4 3 (6.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (4.26%) Nagios
5 2 (4.26%) Tivoli
5 2 (4.26%) SCVMM
5 2 (4.26%) SCDPM
5 2 (4.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (4.26%) SCSM
5 2 (4.26%) Opsview
5 2 (4.26%) AirWatch
5 2 (4.26%) SnapMirror
6 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (65.96%) Microsoft
2 25 (53.19%) VMware
3 11 (23.40%) NetApp
4 9 (19.15%) Cisco
4 9 (19.15%) Websense
5 7 (14.89%) Clearswift
6 6 (12.77%) Tripwire
7 5 (10.64%) Supermicro
8 4 (8.51%) Sophos
8 4 (8.51%) HP
9 2 (4.26%) Citrix
9 2 (4.26%) IBM
9 2 (4.26%) Mercator
9 2 (4.26%) Veeam
9 2 (4.26%) Riverbed
9 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.26%) 3Com
9 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.26%) Becrypt
10 1 (2.13%) Dell Compellent