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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 580 575 509
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -66
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 22 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.052% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 0.55% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 25
Average daily rate
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£365 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £297 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £476 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £425 £225
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +88.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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
5360 5273 4442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.57% 9.38% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2969 2697 2135
Average daily rate £362 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 610 640
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.06 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 0 21 £365 -15.36% 10
South East -7 11 £400 -11.11% 2
Hampshire -17 7 £413 -8.33%
London -1 4 £300 - 3
Surrey +6 3 £365 -
Yorkshire - 1 £140 -
East Midlands - 1 £305 -
Chesterfield - 1 £305 -
Berkshire - 1 £488 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £305 -
Birmingham - - - - 4
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Romford - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 5

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 35 (67.31%) Windows
2 33 (63.46%) Microsoft
3 28 (53.85%) VMware
4 25 (48.08%) Firewall
4 25 (48.08%) Active Directory
5 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
5 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (40.38%) MS Exchange
7 19 (36.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (36.54%) SCCM
7 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (30.77%) DV Cleared
8 16 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (28.85%) ISA Server
10 14 (26.92%) DNS
10 14 (26.92%) Lync
11 13 (25.00%) SCOM
12 12 (23.08%) Integration Testing
12 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
13 11 (21.15%) SQL
13 11 (21.15%) Cisco
13 11 (21.15%) X.400
13 11 (21.15%) X.500
13 11 (21.15%) Clearswift
13 11 (21.15%) PowerShell
13 11 (21.15%) vSphere
14 10 (19.23%) Boundary Protection
14 10 (19.23%) Military
15 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
15 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 21 (40.38%) MS Exchange
2 14 (26.92%) Lync
3 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (13.46%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (3.85%) IIS
9 1 (1.92%) Apache
9 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.92%) MediaWiki
9 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Office 365
2 4 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (48.08%) Firewall
2 14 (26.92%) DNS
3 11 (21.15%) X.400
3 11 (21.15%) X.500
4 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
4 9 (17.31%) SMTP
5 7 (13.46%) DHCP
6 6 (11.54%) BIG-IP
7 5 (9.62%) FTP
7 5 (9.62%) VPN
7 5 (9.62%) SAN
7 5 (9.62%) Internet
8 4 (7.69%) HTTPS
8 4 (7.69%) SSL
8 4 (7.69%) VoIP
9 3 (5.77%) MPLS
9 3 (5.77%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (3.85%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (19.23%) Military
2 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.54%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Analyst
1 10 (19.23%) Consultant
2 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.62%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (9.62%) Support Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Developer
4 5 (9.62%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Wintel Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Server Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) .NET
1 5 (9.62%) COM
1 5 (9.62%) STL
1 5 (9.62%) Ajax
2 4 (7.69%) JSON
3 2 (3.85%) XML
3 2 (3.85%) Flash
3 2 (3.85%) Middleware
4 1 (1.92%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Blackberry
1 7 (13.46%) Clustering
2 6 (11.54%) PKI
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) Replication
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (67.31%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (15.38%) Windows 2000
5 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.77%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.92%) AIX
9 1 (1.92%) Linux
9 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Integration Testing
2 10 (19.23%) Boundary Protection
3 7 (13.46%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.62%) OOP
4 5 (9.62%) OO
4 5 (9.62%) ITIL
4 5 (9.62%) Migration
4 5 (9.62%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (7.69%) Information Security
5 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.77%) Coaching
7 2 (3.85%) Quality Management
7 2 (3.85%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.85%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.85%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
1 11 (21.15%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.62%) C#
2 5 (9.62%) C++
2 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.69%) VBScript
4 3 (5.77%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 16 (30.77%) DV Cleared
3 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) MCSE
6 4 (7.69%) MCITP
7 1 (1.92%) CCNA
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (48.08%) Active Directory
2 19 (36.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (28.85%) ISA Server
4 11 (21.15%) vSphere
5 9 (17.31%) UAG
6 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
7 4 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.92%) XenApp
9 1 (1.92%) XenServer
9 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (36.54%) SCCM
2 13 (25.00%) SCOM
3 8 (15.38%) WSUS
4 7 (13.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (7.69%) AirWatch
6 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
6 2 (3.85%) SCVMM
6 2 (3.85%) SCDPM
6 2 (3.85%) SCSM
7 1 (1.92%) vMotion
7 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 33 (63.46%) Microsoft
2 28 (53.85%) VMware
3 11 (21.15%) Clearswift
3 11 (21.15%) Cisco
4 6 (11.54%) HP
4 6 (11.54%) Citrix
5 5 (9.62%) NetApp
5 5 (9.62%) F5
6 4 (7.69%) 3PAR
6 4 (7.69%) Mercator
6 4 (7.69%) Sophos
6 4 (7.69%) Websense
6 4 (7.69%) Blue Coat
7 3 (5.77%) Tandberg
8 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.85%) Symantec
8 2 (3.85%) McAfee
8 2 (3.85%) IBM
9 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle