Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 - 202
Rank change year-on-year - +202 -
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.079% - 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 0.79% - 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median daily rate £320 - -
UK median daily rate £340 £358 £345
% change year-on-year -4.90% +3.62% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 504 624 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.00% 14.46% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 368 262
Scotland median daily rate £375 £321 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.82% +3.55% -3.88%
10th Percentile £133 £160 £135
90th Percentile £550 £451 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 30
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.75% +18.25%
10th Percentile £10.39 £13.38 £13.75
90th Percentile £37.25 £42.00 £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 Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Forefront TMG in Scotland

Forefront TMG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Forefront TMG in Scotland

Forefront TMG
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland 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
Edinburgh - 4 £320 -
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 Scotland region with a requirement for Forefront TMG.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) vCenter Server
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (75.00%) Office 365
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Sophos
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) WSUS
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Simpana
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing

Forefront TMG
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Administrator
2 2 (50.00%) ICT Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) WSUS
3 1 (25.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Sophos
3 1 (25.00%) CommVault
3 1 (25.00%) Dell