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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 616 580 574
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -6
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 10 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.049% 0.051%
As % of the System Software category 0.20% 0.49% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 15
Average daily rate £375 £340 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £333 £225
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +47.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
5051 5109 4804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.80% 9.98% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3002 2778 2398
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 596 547
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £31.47 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 10 £375 -6.25% 1
South East +5 6 £380 -14.60%
Berkshire - 4 £376 -
Slough - 3 £353 -
South West +1 2 £256 -21.15% 1
Surrey -5 2 £380 +11.76%
Dorset +5 1 £325 -27.77%
London +1 1 £375 -6.25%
East Midlands -8 1 - -
Reading - 1 £400 -
Bournemouth - 1 £325 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £188 -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (72.22%) Windows
3 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 10 (55.56%) Cisco
4 10 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 9 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (44.44%) DNS
6 8 (44.44%) VMware
7 7 (38.89%) HP
7 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (38.89%) vSphere
7 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 6 (33.33%) DHCP
8 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (33.33%) Internet
8 6 (33.33%) ISA Server
9 5 (27.78%) Clustering
9 5 (27.78%) NetApp
9 5 (27.78%) IIS
10 4 (22.22%) IBM
10 4 (22.22%) Finance
10 4 (22.22%) Migration
11 3 (16.67%) VMware ESX
11 3 (16.67%) Firewall
11 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
11 3 (16.67%) Project Management
11 3 (16.67%) VPN

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 9 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (27.78%) IIS
4 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
6 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) DHCP
2 6 (33.33%) Internet
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (11.11%) LDAP
4 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
4 2 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (11.11%) Skype
4 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (5.56%) MPLS
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) PABX
5 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 2 (11.11%) Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Server Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Server Support
2 2 (11.11%) Support Team Leader
2 2 (11.11%) Technical Leader
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Support Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server Support
3 1 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Exchange Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
1 2 (11.11%) XMPP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Clustering
2 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) HP Storage
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.11%) AIX
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Unix
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Coaching
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Content Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) CCNP
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) VCP5
2 2 (11.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (38.89%) vSphere
2 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) ISA Server
3 3 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 3 (16.67%) XenApp
3 3 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) WSUS
2 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.11%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 2 (11.11%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco
3 8 (44.44%) VMware
4 7 (38.89%) HP
5 5 (27.78%) NetApp
6 4 (22.22%) IBM
7 3 (16.67%) Citrix
7 3 (16.67%) Dell
8 2 (11.11%) 3PAR
8 2 (11.11%) Aruba
8 2 (11.11%) Avaya
8 2 (11.11%) Mitel
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle
8 2 (11.11%) Polycom
8 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
8 2 (11.11%) Symantec
8 2 (11.11%) Tripwire
8 2 (11.11%) Veritas
9 1 (5.56%) NICE Systems