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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 593 560 512
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -48
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 20 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.055% 0.067%
As % of the System Software category 0.37% 0.57% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 17
Average daily rate
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£365 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £290 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £471 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -28.00%

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
5436 5062 4370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.85% 9.60% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3052 2723 2094
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 625 598
Average hourly rate £17.48 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.33 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.85%

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 27 May 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 22 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 27 May 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 -27 19 £365 -14.11% 9
South East -14 11 £400 -8.57%
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
London +8 3 £329 +9.58% 1
Hampshire +3 3 £413 -5.71%
High Wycombe - 3 - -
South West +11 2 £338 -28.94% 1
Surrey +5 2 £365 -
Hook -5 2 £413 -7.40%
Yorkshire - 2 £140 - 2
Cobham - 2 £365 -
Berkshire - 2 £488 -
Sheffield - 1 £140 - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 £488 -
Chesterfield - 1 £305 -
East Midlands - 1 £305 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 £225 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £140 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £305 -
Dorset - 1 £450 -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 33 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (68.18%) Windows
3 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (43.18%) MS Exchange
4 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
4 19 (43.18%) Firewall
4 19 (43.18%) VMware
5 16 (36.36%) SCCM
6 15 (34.09%) Lync
6 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
7 14 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (29.55%) DV Cleared
9 12 (27.27%) SCOM
9 12 (27.27%) Office 365
10 11 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (25.00%) Integration Testing
10 11 (25.00%) ISA Server
11 10 (22.73%) X.400
11 10 (22.73%) X.500
11 10 (22.73%) Clearswift
11 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
11 10 (22.73%) Military
11 10 (22.73%) PowerShell
11 10 (22.73%) vSphere
12 9 (20.45%) Hyper-V
12 9 (20.45%) Boundary Protection
12 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (20.45%) DNS

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 19 (43.18%) MS Exchange
2 15 (34.09%) Lync
3 11 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
6 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (11.36%) IIS
8 3 (6.82%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (2.27%) Apache
9 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
9 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (2.27%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) Office 365
2 4 (9.09%) IaaS
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) Firewall
2 10 (22.73%) X.400
2 10 (22.73%) X.500
3 9 (20.45%) DNS
4 8 (18.18%) SMTP
5 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
6 6 (13.64%) DHCP
7 5 (11.36%) SAN
7 5 (11.36%) Internet
7 5 (11.36%) BIG-IP
8 4 (9.09%) HTTPS
8 4 (9.09%) SSL
8 4 (9.09%) FTP
9 3 (6.82%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (4.55%) iSCSI
10 2 (4.55%) VPN
10 2 (4.55%) Wireless
11 1 (2.27%) LAN
11 1 (2.27%) SMS
11 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) EDRMS
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (22.73%) Military
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Consultant
1 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (9.09%) Analyst
2 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
3 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (6.82%) Developer
4 2 (4.55%) Architect
4 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Build Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Server Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (2.27%) Security Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Ajax
1 4 (9.09%) JSON
2 3 (6.82%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) COM
2 3 (6.82%) STL
3 2 (4.55%) XML
3 2 (4.55%) Flash
4 1 (2.27%) Middleware
4 1 (2.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) PKI
2 5 (11.36%) Clustering
3 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (68.18%) Windows
2 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.27%) AIX
7 1 (2.27%) Linux
7 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 9 (20.45%) Boundary Protection
3 7 (15.91%) Migration
4 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
5 5 (11.36%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.82%) Coaching
6 3 (6.82%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (6.82%) OOP
6 3 (6.82%) OO
6 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.55%) Change Control
7 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.27%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
8 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity Planning
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.91%) SQL
3 4 (9.09%) VBScript
3 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.82%) C
4 3 (6.82%) C#
4 3 (6.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (29.55%) DV Cleared
3 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (15.91%) MCITP
5 5 (11.36%) MCSE
6 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.82%) MCTS
8 2 (4.55%) CCNA
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (25.00%) ISA Server
4 10 (22.73%) vSphere
5 9 (20.45%) Hyper-V
6 8 (18.18%) UAG
7 4 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (36.36%) SCCM
2 12 (27.27%) SCOM
3 6 (13.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (13.64%) WSUS
4 4 (9.09%) AirWatch
5 2 (4.55%) Nagios
5 2 (4.55%) SCVMM
5 2 (4.55%) SCDPM
5 2 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (4.55%) SCSM
5 2 (4.55%) Opsview
6 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (43.18%) VMware
3 10 (22.73%) Clearswift
4 8 (18.18%) Cisco
5 6 (13.64%) NetApp
5 6 (13.64%) Sophos
6 5 (11.36%) F5
7 4 (9.09%) Websense
7 4 (9.09%) Blue Coat
7 4 (9.09%) Mercator
8 3 (6.82%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.55%) Veeam
9 2 (4.55%) McAfee
9 2 (4.55%) HP
10 1 (2.27%) Citrix
10 1 (2.27%) IBM
10 1 (2.27%) Symantec
10 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.27%) Oracle
10 1 (2.27%) LogLogic
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