The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 576 537 558
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +21
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 14 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.065% 0.045%
As % of the System Software category 0.27% 0.66% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 18
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +61.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £333 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £554 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +51.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5215 5018 4764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.84% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2868 2535 2268
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 618 648
Average hourly rate £15.88 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -28 9 £450 - 7
South East -8 6 £425 - 3
Hampshire -8 6 £425 - 1
London 0 1 - - 1
North West -6 1 - -
Bristol -21 1 £475 +5.55%
South West -26 1 £475 +5.55%
Thames Valley - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Bedford - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 2
Farnborough - - - - 1
Marlow - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Telford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
1 30 (69.77%) Firewall
2 23 (53.49%) Windows
3 22 (51.16%) Security Cleared
4 17 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (37.21%) PowerShell
5 16 (37.21%) Cisco
6 15 (34.88%) MS Exchange
6 15 (34.88%) X.400
6 15 (34.88%) X.500
7 14 (32.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 14 (32.56%) HP
7 14 (32.56%) Military
8 12 (27.91%) Clearswift
8 12 (27.91%) IIS
8 12 (27.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (25.58%) SharePoint
9 11 (25.58%) SMTP
9 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
9 11 (25.58%) Citrix
9 11 (25.58%) Management Information System
9 11 (25.58%) VMware
10 10 (23.26%) Integration Testing
10 10 (23.26%) VPN
10 10 (23.26%) DNS
10 10 (23.26%) VBScript
10 10 (23.26%) DV Cleared
11 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
11 9 (20.93%) XML
11 9 (20.93%) ITIL

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 15 (34.88%) MS Exchange
2 12 (27.91%) IIS
2 12 (27.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (25.58%) SharePoint
4 7 (16.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (69.77%) Firewall
2 15 (34.88%) X.400
2 15 (34.88%) X.500
3 11 (25.58%) SMTP
4 10 (23.26%) VPN
4 10 (23.26%) DNS
5 9 (20.93%) DHCP
5 9 (20.93%) FTP
5 9 (20.93%) HTTP
6 8 (18.60%) Internet
6 8 (18.60%) MPLS
7 7 (16.28%) SAN
7 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
7 7 (16.28%) LAN
7 7 (16.28%) VoIP
7 7 (16.28%) WAN
8 6 (13.95%) Wireless
9 5 (11.63%) IPsec
10 2 (4.65%) ADSL
10 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (32.56%) Military
2 7 (16.28%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Design Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Security Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Build Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Messaging Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) XML
2 2 (4.65%) jQuery
3 1 (2.33%) CGI
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Management Information System
2 7 (16.28%) Replication
3 4 (9.30%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (53.49%) Windows
2 17 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
4 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Integration Testing
2 9 (20.93%) ITIL
3 5 (11.63%) Information Security
4 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.30%) Quality Management
5 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.98%) CRM
6 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.65%) Change Management
6 2 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.33%) Fund Management
7 1 (2.33%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) PowerShell
2 10 (23.26%) VBScript
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (51.16%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.26%) DV Cleared
3 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (9.30%) MCITP
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.65%) MCSA
6 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.65%) MCTS
7 1 (2.33%) CCNP
7 1 (2.33%) CCNA
7 1 (2.33%) MCSE
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.93%) ISA Server
3 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (13.95%) UAG
5 3 (6.98%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.98%) vSphere
6 2 (4.65%) MetaFrame
6 2 (4.65%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.65%) XenApp
7 1 (2.33%) XenServer
7 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (18.60%) SCCM
2 8 (18.60%) SCOM
3 6 (13.95%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (6.98%) SCSM
4 3 (6.98%) Backup Exec
4 3 (6.98%) WSUS
4 3 (6.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (6.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.65%) ARCserve
5 2 (4.65%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (4.65%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (2.33%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 16 (37.21%) Cisco
3 14 (32.56%) HP
4 12 (27.91%) Clearswift
5 11 (25.58%) Citrix
5 11 (25.58%) VMware
6 8 (18.60%) 3PAR
7 7 (16.28%) McAfee
8 4 (9.30%) Websense
8 4 (9.30%) Sophos
8 4 (9.30%) Symantec
8 4 (9.30%) Tandberg
9 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
9 3 (6.98%) Avaya
9 3 (6.98%) Dell
10 2 (4.65%) EMC
10 2 (4.65%) Juniper
10 2 (4.65%) CA
10 2 (4.65%) NetApp
10 2 (4.65%) Stonesoft