The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 564 538 562
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +24
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 16 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.064% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category 0.32% 0.64% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 15
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +61.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £333 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £554 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £271
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +56.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
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% -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5069 4964 4729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.62% 9.90% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2754 2468 2234
Average daily rate £325 £346 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.13% +2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 636 653
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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 -19 11 £438 -2.77% 6
London -6 4 £363 -20.32%
South East - 4 £450 - 6
Hampshire - 4 £450 - 1
North West -6 2 - -
Wales -24 2 £450 +7.46%
City of London +23 1 £300 -32.20%
Bristol -21 1 £475 +5.55%
South West -24 1 £475 +5.55%
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 29 (69.05%) Microsoft
2 28 (66.67%) Firewall
3 23 (54.76%) Windows
4 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (38.10%) Cisco
7 14 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 14 (33.33%) HP
7 14 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 13 (30.95%) X.400
8 13 (30.95%) X.500
8 13 (30.95%) Military
9 12 (28.57%) Clearswift
9 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 12 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 12 (28.57%) IIS
9 12 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
10 11 (26.19%) SMTP
10 11 (26.19%) Citrix
10 11 (26.19%) VMware
11 10 (23.81%) Management Information System
11 10 (23.81%) VPN
11 10 (23.81%) DNS
12 9 (21.43%) DHCP
12 9 (21.43%) ITIL
12 9 (21.43%) VBScript
12 9 (21.43%) ISA Server
12 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
12 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 14 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (28.57%) IIS
2 12 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
4 7 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.38%) Apache
6 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (66.67%) Firewall
2 13 (30.95%) X.400
2 13 (30.95%) X.500
3 11 (26.19%) SMTP
4 10 (23.81%) VPN
4 10 (23.81%) DNS
5 9 (21.43%) DHCP
6 8 (19.05%) FTP
6 8 (19.05%) HTTP
6 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 8 (19.05%) MPLS
7 7 (16.67%) SAN
7 7 (16.67%) Internet
7 7 (16.67%) LAN
7 7 (16.67%) VoIP
7 7 (16.67%) WAN
8 6 (14.29%) Wireless
9 5 (11.90%) IPsec
10 2 (4.76%) NAS
10 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (30.95%) Military
2 7 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Design Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Security Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Design Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Wintel Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Senior IT Support
6 2 (4.76%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) XML
2 2 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (2.38%) CGI
3 1 (2.38%) XML Messaging
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 7 (16.67%) Replication
3 4 (9.52%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) UNIX
6 1 (2.38%) Solaris
6 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL
1 9 (21.43%) Integration Testing
2 5 (11.90%) Information Security
3 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.52%) Quality Management
4 3 (7.14%) Change Management
4 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.14%) CRM
4 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Content Management
6 1 (2.38%) Fund Management
6 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 9 (21.43%) VBScript
3 5 (11.90%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (9.52%) MCITP
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.76%) MCTS
5 2 (4.76%) MCSA
6 1 (2.38%) CCNP
6 1 (2.38%) CCNA
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) ISA Server
3 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (16.67%) UAG
4 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 3 (7.14%) vSphere
4 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.76%) XenApp
5 2 (4.76%) MetaFrame
5 2 (4.76%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.38%) XenServer
6 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.38%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (19.05%) SCCM
2 8 (19.05%) SCOM
3 6 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (7.14%) Backup Exec
4 3 (7.14%) WSUS
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (7.14%) SCSM
5 2 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (4.76%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (4.76%) ARCserve
6 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.38%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 29 (69.05%) Microsoft
2 16 (38.10%) Cisco
3 14 (33.33%) HP
4 12 (28.57%) Clearswift
5 11 (26.19%) VMware
5 11 (26.19%) Citrix
6 8 (19.05%) 3PAR
7 7 (16.67%) McAfee
8 5 (11.90%) Websense
9 4 (9.52%) Sophos
9 4 (9.52%) Symantec
9 4 (9.52%) Tandberg
10 3 (7.14%) Dell
10 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
10 3 (7.14%) Avaya
11 2 (4.76%) Juniper
11 2 (4.76%) CA
11 2 (4.76%) NetApp
11 2 (4.76%) EMC
11 2 (4.76%) Aruba