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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 618 584 562
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -22
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 12 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.057% 0.069%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.59% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 19
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£350 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £295 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £326
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +37.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
5654 5445 5175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.68% 9.63% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3211 3056 2686
Average daily rate £363 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 642 589
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.85 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 3 September 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 15 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 3 September 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 -26 10 £350 -28.94% 7
South East -24 9 £400 -18.79% 1
Surrey -10 3 £345 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £450 -
Cobham - 2 £350 -
Crawley - 2 £450 -
Hook -2 1 - -
Hampshire -13 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
London - 1 £260 - 2

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 25 (69.44%) MS Exchange
4 24 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 20 (55.56%) VMware
6 19 (52.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (47.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
10 14 (38.89%) MS Excel
11 12 (33.33%) DNS
11 12 (33.33%) TCP/IP
11 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (30.56%) Clustering
12 11 (30.56%) vSphere
12 11 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (30.56%) Office 365
12 11 (30.56%) DHCP
12 11 (30.56%) SQL
13 10 (27.78%) NetApp
13 10 (27.78%) ISA Server
13 10 (27.78%) Lync
14 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (25.00%) MCITP
15 8 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
15 8 (22.22%) Websense
16 7 (19.44%) Cisco
16 7 (19.44%) MCSE

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (69.44%) MS Exchange
2 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (27.78%) Lync
5 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (13.89%) IIS
7 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
8 1 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) DNS
1 12 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 11 (30.56%) DHCP
3 5 (13.89%) Firewall
3 5 (13.89%) SAN
3 5 (13.89%) Internet
4 3 (8.33%) WAN
4 3 (8.33%) Wireless
5 2 (5.56%) VLAN
5 2 (5.56%) VPN
5 2 (5.56%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (5.56%) SMTP
5 2 (5.56%) X.400
5 2 (5.56%) X.500
6 1 (2.78%) LDAP
6 1 (2.78%) LAN
6 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Military
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (13.89%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (13.89%) Server Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (11.11%) Analyst
2 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
5 1 (2.78%) Support Specialist
5 1 (2.78%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.78%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Flash
1 2 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) PKI
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 19 (52.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (47.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.56%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Problem Management
2 6 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
3 5 (13.89%) Coaching
4 2 (5.56%) Boundary Protection
4 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.56%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (5.56%) Change Control
4 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (2.78%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (25.00%) MCITP
2 7 (19.44%) MCSE
3 6 (16.67%) MCTS
4 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (8.33%) CCNA
5 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) CCIE
7 1 (2.78%) CCNP
7 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 18 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (30.56%) vSphere
4 10 (27.78%) ISA Server
5 8 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 2 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCOM
2 4 (11.11%) WSUS
2 4 (11.11%) SCCM
3 2 (5.56%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.56%) Nagios
3 2 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Opsview
3 2 (5.56%) SnapMirror
4 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 20 (55.56%) VMware
3 10 (27.78%) NetApp
4 8 (22.22%) Websense
5 7 (19.44%) Cisco
6 6 (16.67%) Tripwire
7 5 (13.89%) Supermicro
8 4 (11.11%) HP
9 2 (5.56%) Citrix
9 2 (5.56%) IBM
9 2 (5.56%) Clearswift
9 2 (5.56%) 3Com
9 2 (5.56%) Veeam
9 2 (5.56%) Riverbed
9 2 (5.56%) Blue Coat
9 2 (5.56%) Sophos
9 2 (5.56%) Becrypt
10 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.78%) Aruba
10 1 (2.78%) Symantec