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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 628 612 596
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 12 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.041% 0.055%
As % of the System Software category 0.19% 0.41% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 18
Average daily rate £418 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.38% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £213 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.38% -14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.00

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
6393 5567 5416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.44% 9.99% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3916 3066 2793
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 660 614
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.15 £33.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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 29 April 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 17 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 29 April 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 -34 10 £450 +23.28% 6
South East -17 8 £450 +12.50% 4
West Sussex - 4 £450 -
Crawley - 4 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £325 - 1
East of England - 2 £175 -
Scotland - 2 £130 -
Surrey -15 1 £385 +5.47%
East Sussex - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Thame - 1 £325 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £175 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £130 -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (56.52%) Cisco
3 11 (47.83%) Windows
4 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
4 10 (43.48%) VMware
4 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (39.13%) vSphere
5 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
5 9 (39.13%) DNS
5 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
6 8 (34.78%) HP
6 8 (34.78%) Firewall
7 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (26.09%) ISA Server
8 6 (26.09%) WAN
8 6 (26.09%) DHCP
8 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
8 6 (26.09%) Migration
9 5 (21.74%) Clustering
9 5 (21.74%) Internet
9 5 (21.74%) Citrix
10 4 (17.39%) NetApp
10 4 (17.39%) IBM
10 4 (17.39%) 3Com
10 4 (17.39%) VLAN
10 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Management

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (17.39%) Skype for Business
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (13.04%) IIS
5 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) DNS
2 8 (34.78%) Firewall
3 6 (26.09%) DHCP
3 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
3 6 (26.09%) WAN
4 5 (21.74%) Internet
5 4 (17.39%) VLAN
6 3 (13.04%) Network Security
6 3 (13.04%) Skype
6 3 (13.04%) VPN
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (8.70%) LDAP
7 2 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (8.70%) Wireless
8 1 (4.35%) BGP
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (4.35%) LAN
8 1 (4.35%) MPLS
8 1 (4.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Exchange Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) XMPP
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
3 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.35%) FlexPod
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.70%) AIX
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
2 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (17.39%) WAN Optimisation
3 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Coaching
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Content Management
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.70%) CCNA
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) VCP5
2 2 (8.70%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 9 (39.13%) vSphere
3 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (26.09%) ISA Server
5 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
5 3 (13.04%) XenApp
5 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
6 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) WSUS
2 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.70%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (8.70%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
2 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (56.52%) Cisco
3 10 (43.48%) VMware
4 8 (34.78%) HP
5 5 (21.74%) Citrix
6 4 (17.39%) 3Com
6 4 (17.39%) IBM
6 4 (17.39%) NetApp
6 4 (17.39%) Riverbed
6 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds
7 3 (13.04%) Dell
7 3 (13.04%) Meraki
7 3 (13.04%) Palo Alto
7 3 (13.04%) Symantec
8 2 (8.70%) Avaya
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle
8 2 (8.70%) Polycom
8 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
8 2 (8.70%) Tripwire
8 2 (8.70%) Veritas
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