The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 26 June 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)
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 272 244
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 0 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.068% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category - 0.52% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 10
Median daily rate - £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £333
% change year-on-year - +35.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Forefront TMG is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 968 1149 1242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.42% 13.03% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 679 614
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 101 151
Median hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £20.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +14.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.73 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

Forefront TMG
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Forefront TMG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Forefront TMG in the South East

Forefront TMG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Forefront TMG in the South East

Forefront TMG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Forefront TMG in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Forefront TMG.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) IIS
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Forcepoint
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) UAG
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (83.33%) ISA Server
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (83.33%) Change Management
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) SLA
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) CCNA
2 5 (83.33%) MCSA

Forefront TMG
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (100.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (16.67%) Wintel Support
5 1 (16.67%) Wintel Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Change Management
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) MCSA
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) UAG
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) ISA Server
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Forcepoint
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Remedy
4 2 (33.33%) Computacenter