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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 578 535 563
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +28
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 23 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.075% 0.068%
As % of the System Software category 0.43% 0.78% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 26
Average daily rate
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£425 £345 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% +23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £306 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £495 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £330 £295
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -

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
5325 5115 4873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.61% 9.62% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3003 2634 2354
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 581 607
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

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 20 August 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 28 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 20 August 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 -37 18 £470 +44.03% 7
South East -4 14 £493 +52.74% 6
Hampshire -18 10 £493 +49.81%
Surrey +2 4 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South West - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
London - - - -
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 5
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 33 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 32 (62.75%) Windows
3 30 (58.82%) Firewall
4 25 (49.02%) Security Cleared
5 19 (37.25%) Cisco
6 18 (35.29%) ISA Server
6 18 (35.29%) MS Exchange
6 18 (35.29%) VMware
7 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (31.37%) PowerShell
8 16 (31.37%) HP
9 15 (29.41%) Citrix
9 15 (29.41%) Military
9 15 (29.41%) X.400
9 15 (29.41%) X.500
9 15 (29.41%) SCCM
10 14 (27.45%) SCOM
10 14 (27.45%) DV Cleared
11 13 (25.49%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (25.49%) DNS
12 12 (23.53%) DHCP
12 12 (23.53%) SharePoint
12 12 (23.53%) SAN
12 12 (23.53%) Clearswift
13 11 (21.57%) IIS
13 11 (21.57%) SMTP
13 11 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (19.61%) Integration Testing
14 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 18 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 13 (25.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (23.53%) SharePoint
4 11 (21.57%) IIS
5 7 (13.73%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.96%) Lync
8 1 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Office
2 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (58.82%) Firewall
2 15 (29.41%) X.400
2 15 (29.41%) X.500
3 13 (25.49%) DNS
4 12 (23.53%) DHCP
4 12 (23.53%) SAN
5 11 (21.57%) SMTP
6 9 (17.65%) VPN
7 8 (15.69%) FTP
7 8 (15.69%) HTTP
7 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
8 7 (13.73%) VoIP
8 7 (13.73%) MPLS
8 7 (13.73%) Internet
9 6 (11.76%) WAN
9 6 (11.76%) LAN
10 5 (9.80%) Wireless
11 4 (7.84%) IPsec
12 3 (5.88%) NAS
13 2 (3.92%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 15 (29.41%) Military
2 7 (13.73%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) German Language
4 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Architect
2 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Design Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Administrator
4 5 (9.80%) Build Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Server Administrator
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Wintel Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) jQuery
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Management Information System
1 8 (15.69%) Replication
2 5 (9.80%) Clustering
3 3 (5.88%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (62.75%) Windows
2 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
4 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Integration Testing
2 8 (15.69%) ITIL
3 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
3 5 (9.80%) Information Security
3 5 (9.80%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.84%) Quality Management
5 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.88%) CRM
5 3 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.92%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.92%) Change Management
7 1 (1.96%) Content Management
7 1 (1.96%) High Availability
7 1 (1.96%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) PowerShell
2 10 (19.61%) VBScript
3 8 (15.69%) SQL
4 3 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (49.02%) Security Cleared
2 14 (27.45%) DV Cleared
3 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared
3 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (11.76%) MCSE
5 5 (9.80%) MCITP
6 3 (5.88%) MCP
7 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.92%) MCSA
7 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.92%) MCTS
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.96%) CCNP
8 1 (1.96%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (35.29%) ISA Server
2 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 11 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (17.65%) UAG
5 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
6 6 (11.76%) vSphere
7 5 (9.80%) MetaFrame
7 5 (9.80%) XenApp
8 3 (5.88%) XenDesktop
9 2 (3.92%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.96%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (29.41%) SCCM
2 14 (27.45%) SCOM
3 10 (19.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (5.88%) Backup Exec
5 3 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (5.88%) SCSM
5 3 (5.88%) WSUS
6 2 (3.92%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.92%) ARCserve
6 2 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.92%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.96%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 19 (37.25%) Cisco
3 18 (35.29%) VMware
4 16 (31.37%) HP
5 15 (29.41%) Citrix
6 12 (23.53%) Clearswift
7 8 (15.69%) 3PAR
8 7 (13.73%) McAfee
9 6 (11.76%) NetApp
10 4 (7.84%) Tandberg
10 4 (7.84%) SolarWinds
10 4 (7.84%) Avaya
10 4 (7.84%) IBM
10 4 (7.84%) Websense
10 4 (7.84%) Sophos
11 3 (5.88%) Symantec
11 3 (5.88%) F5
12 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
12 2 (3.92%) CA
12 2 (3.92%) CommVault