Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Forefront TMG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Forefront TMG over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 845 839
Rank change year-on-year -13 -6 -71
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 4 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.004% 0.010% 0.026%
As % of the System Software category 0.033% 0.083% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 16
England median daily rate £340 £290 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -15.94% -8.00%
10th Percentile £320 £275 £234
90th Percentile £360 £305 £431
UK median daily rate £340 £358 £345
% change year-on-year -4.90% +3.62% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £49.19 -
UK median hourly rate - £49.19 -

Forefront TMG is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12124 12020 10775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.79% 12.32% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7943 7609 6233
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £161 £175 £160
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 659 810 1168
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.21
90th Percentile £47.30 £39.78 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%

Forefront TMG
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Forefront TMG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Forefront TMG in England

Forefront TMG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Forefront TMG in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Forefront TMG in England

Forefront TMG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forefront TMG in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Forefront TMG in England

Forefront TMG
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forefront TMG within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 3 £340 -
North of England +57 1 - -
North West +29 1 - -
Forefront TMG
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Forefront TMG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Forefront TMG.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) vSphere
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (75.00%) SCOM
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (75.00%) NetApp
2 3 (75.00%) ISA Server
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared

Forefront TMG
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 3 (75.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) NetApp
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix