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 April 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 558 505 545
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +40
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 29 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.069% 0.058%
As % of the System Software category 0.56% 0.75% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 18
Average daily rate £400 £225 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -27.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £122 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £223 £278
% change year-on-year
+91.01% -19.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +92.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-34.54% +92.98%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5150 4391 4706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.43% 9.21% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2113 2299
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 617 578
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.93 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -54 25 £431 +91.66% 3
South East -3 12 £450 +252.94%
Hampshire +20 11 £450 -
London -11 8 £300 -22.58% 1
Manchester - 5 £350 -
North West - 5 £350 -
City of London -3 2 £300 -22.58% 1
South Wales - 2 £350 -
Wales - 2 £350 -
Surrey -16 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £292 -
Stockport - - - -
Telford - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Wrexham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 39 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (69.23%) Windows
3 33 (63.46%) Firewall
4 29 (55.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (51.92%) IIS
5 27 (51.92%) MS Exchange
6 26 (50.00%) Cisco
6 26 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 23 (44.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (40.38%) VMware
9 16 (30.77%) SQL
9 16 (30.77%) SCOM
10 15 (28.85%) DNS
11 13 (25.00%) HP
11 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
12 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (23.08%) CheckPoint
12 12 (23.08%) ITIL
13 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (19.23%) MCITP
14 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
14 10 (19.23%) Terminal Services
14 10 (19.23%) Clearswift
14 10 (19.23%) MCSA
14 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
14 10 (19.23%) VPN
14 10 (19.23%) SharePoint
14 10 (19.23%) Internet
15 9 (17.31%) VoIP
15 9 (17.31%) WAN

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (51.92%) IIS
1 27 (51.92%) MS Exchange
2 23 (44.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (19.23%) SharePoint
5 7 (13.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.85%) Lync
6 2 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.85%) Apache
6 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (63.46%) Firewall
2 15 (28.85%) DNS
3 10 (19.23%) Internet
3 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
3 10 (19.23%) VPN
4 9 (17.31%) DHCP
4 9 (17.31%) VoIP
4 9 (17.31%) WAN
4 9 (17.31%) X.400
4 9 (17.31%) X.500
5 8 (15.38%) SMTP
5 8 (15.38%) SAN
6 7 (13.46%) LAN
6 7 (13.46%) MPLS
6 7 (13.46%) FTP
6 7 (13.46%) HTTP
7 6 (11.54%) Wireless
8 5 (9.62%) IPsec
8 5 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (5.77%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (17.31%) Military
2 7 (13.46%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Network Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Design Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Architect
7 5 (9.62%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Wintel Support
8 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Design Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Administrator
9 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) Systems Manager
10 2 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) Consultant
10 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) XML
2 3 (5.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.85%) SOAP
3 2 (3.85%) XML Messaging
3 2 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Management Information System
2 7 (13.46%) Clustering
3 5 (9.62%) Replication
4 2 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (69.23%) Windows
2 29 (55.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.62%) Linux
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.69%) Solaris
6 3 (5.77%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.85%) Windows NT
7 2 (3.85%) UNIX
7 2 (3.85%) AIX
7 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) Migration
2 7 (13.46%) Integration Testing
3 4 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 4 (7.69%) Information Security
3 4 (7.69%) Network Design
3 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
4 3 (5.77%) CRM
4 3 (5.77%) Quality Management
4 3 (5.77%) Change Management
4 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.85%) Workflow
5 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.85%) Project Management
5 2 (3.85%) Operations Management
5 2 (3.85%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) SQL
2 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
3 6 (11.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (19.23%) MCSA
3 10 (19.23%) MCITP
4 6 (11.54%) DV Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) CCNP
6 4 (7.69%) CCNA
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.85%) SCSA
7 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.85%) MCTS
7 2 (3.85%) MCSE
7 2 (3.85%) CCDP
8 1 (1.92%) Degree
8 1 (1.92%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.23%) Terminal Services
3 9 (17.31%) ISA Server
4 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (15.38%) UAG
5 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
6 4 (7.69%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.85%) VMware GSX
7 2 (3.85%) Squid
7 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Veritas File System
7 2 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (3.85%) vSphere
8 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (30.77%) SCOM
2 9 (17.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (13.46%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (11.54%) SCCM
5 4 (7.69%) NetBackup
6 3 (5.77%) Backup Exec
6 3 (5.77%) WSUS
6 3 (5.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (5.77%) SCSM
7 2 (3.85%) YUM
7 2 (3.85%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (3.85%) ARCserve
7 2 (3.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 39 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (50.00%) Cisco
3 21 (40.38%) VMware
4 13 (25.00%) HP
5 12 (23.08%) CheckPoint
6 10 (19.23%) Clearswift
7 8 (15.38%) 3PAR
8 7 (13.46%) McAfee
9 6 (11.54%) Citrix
10 5 (9.62%) Avaya
10 5 (9.62%) Veritas
11 4 (7.69%) Symantec
11 4 (7.69%) Intel
11 4 (7.69%) Websense
11 4 (7.69%) Brocade
11 4 (7.69%) F5
12 3 (5.77%) Tandberg
12 3 (5.77%) Dell
12 3 (5.77%) EMC
12 3 (5.77%) IBM
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