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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 548 550 491
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -59
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 24 24 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.047% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.49% 0.50% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 28
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£400 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £238 £248
% change year-on-year
+55.78% -4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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
4905 4787 4340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.40% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2733 2346 2049
Average daily rate £385 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 550 727
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 26 February 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 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 26 February 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 -5 23 £400 +60.00% 6
South East -19 13 £400 -11.11% 2
Hampshire -12 8 £550 +22.22%
London +6 5 £400 +14.28% 1
South West -6 3 £240 +37.14% 1
Scotland - 1 £325 -
City of London - 1 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £340 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £200 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £200 - 2
Bristol - 1 £240 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £325 -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Reading - - - -
Romford - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 44 (61.97%) Windows
2 41 (57.75%) Microsoft
3 38 (53.52%) Firewall
4 34 (47.89%) Security Cleared
5 33 (46.48%) VMware
6 31 (43.66%) Active Directory
7 27 (38.03%) DV Cleared
8 26 (36.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (32.39%) MS Exchange
10 22 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (29.58%) ISA Server
12 20 (28.17%) PowerShell
13 19 (26.76%) SCCM
13 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (23.94%) X.400
14 17 (23.94%) X.500
15 16 (22.54%) Clearswift
15 16 (22.54%) Cisco
15 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (21.13%) UAG
16 15 (21.13%) Boundary Protection
16 15 (21.13%) Military
17 14 (19.72%) SharePoint
17 14 (19.72%) SMTP
17 14 (19.72%) Lync
18 13 (18.31%) SCOM
18 13 (18.31%) Integration Testing
18 13 (18.31%) SQL Server
18 13 (18.31%) DNS
18 13 (18.31%) OpenView Configuration Management

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 23 (32.39%) MS Exchange
2 14 (19.72%) Lync
2 14 (19.72%) SharePoint
3 12 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (12.68%) Office Communications Server
5 8 (11.27%) IIS
6 4 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.41%) Apache
7 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.41%) MediaWiki
7 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) Office 365
2 4 (5.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (53.52%) Firewall
2 17 (23.94%) X.400
2 17 (23.94%) X.500
3 14 (19.72%) SMTP
4 13 (18.31%) DNS
5 11 (15.49%) FTP
6 9 (12.68%) VoIP
6 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
6 9 (12.68%) Internet
7 8 (11.27%) BIG-IP
8 7 (9.86%) DHCP
9 6 (8.45%) SAN
9 6 (8.45%) VPN
10 5 (7.04%) HTTPS
10 5 (7.04%) SSL
10 5 (7.04%) MPLS
11 4 (5.63%) HTTP
12 3 (4.23%) LAN
12 3 (4.23%) PBX
12 3 (4.23%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (21.13%) Military
2 8 (11.27%) Finance
3 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Consultant
3 10 (14.08%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (9.86%) Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Security Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Technical Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) Build Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Wintel Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) IT Security Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) XML
1 7 (9.86%) Ajax
2 5 (7.04%) JSON
2 5 (7.04%) .NET
2 5 (7.04%) COM
2 5 (7.04%) STL
3 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Management Information System
1 7 (9.86%) Clustering
1 7 (9.86%) PKI
2 6 (8.45%) Replication
2 6 (8.45%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (61.97%) Windows
2 26 (36.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.86%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.45%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.82%) UNIX
7 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.41%) AIX
8 1 (1.41%) Linux
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) Boundary Protection
2 13 (18.31%) Integration Testing
3 11 (15.49%) Load Balancing
4 8 (11.27%) ITIL
5 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2
5 6 (8.45%) Information Security
5 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.04%) OOP
6 5 (7.04%) OO
6 5 (7.04%) Migration
6 5 (7.04%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (7.04%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.04%) Coaching
7 4 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.63%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.63%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.23%) High Availability
8 3 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) PowerShell
2 12 (16.90%) SQL
3 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.04%) C#
4 5 (7.04%) C++
4 5 (7.04%) VBScript
5 3 (4.23%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (47.89%) Security Cleared
2 27 (38.03%) DV Cleared
3 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
5 8 (11.27%) MCSE
6 5 (7.04%) CCSA
6 5 (7.04%) MCITP
7 4 (5.63%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (2.82%) MCSA
8 2 (2.82%) CCNP
8 2 (2.82%) CCNA
8 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.82%) VCP4
9 1 (1.41%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) SLA
2 3 (4.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (43.66%) Active Directory
2 22 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (29.58%) ISA Server
4 15 (21.13%) UAG
5 12 (16.90%) Hyper-V
6 7 (9.86%) vSphere
7 5 (7.04%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.82%) XenApp
9 1 (1.41%) XenServer
9 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (26.76%) SCCM
2 13 (18.31%) SCOM
2 13 (18.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (8.45%) WSUS
4 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (57.75%) Microsoft
2 33 (46.48%) VMware
3 16 (22.54%) Clearswift
3 16 (22.54%) Cisco
4 11 (15.49%) F5
5 7 (9.86%) HP
5 7 (9.86%) Citrix
6 6 (8.45%) CheckPoint
6 6 (8.45%) SolarWinds
6 6 (8.45%) 3PAR
7 5 (7.04%) Tandberg
7 5 (7.04%) Juniper
8 4 (5.63%) Mercator
8 4 (5.63%) Sophos
8 4 (5.63%) Websense
8 4 (5.63%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.23%) Polycom
9 3 (4.23%) Avaya
10 2 (2.82%) NetApp
10 2 (2.82%) McAfee
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