Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 18 December 2018 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 669 644 662
Rank change year-on-year -25 +18 +16
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.016% 0.009% 0.007%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.072% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £320 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.09% -10.49% -10.63%
10th Percentile £275 £289 £286
90th Percentile £450 £367 £447
UK median daily rate £388 £340 £358
% change year-on-year +13.97% -4.90% -4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London 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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 8,389 6,909 6,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.02% 12.88% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,940 4,078 3,994
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +5.26%
10th Percentile £160 £143 £155
90th Percentile £575 £550 £533
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £402
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.85% +7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 706 552 697
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.97% +1.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.20 £10.29
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.00 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% -

Forefront TMG
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Forefront TMG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Forefront TMG in the UK excluding London

Forefront TMG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Forefront TMG in the UK excluding London

Forefront TMG
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Forefront TMG in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Forefront TMG in the UK excluding London

Forefront TMG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Forefront TMG in the UK excluding London

Forefront TMG
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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
South East - 4 £388 - 2
North West -5 2 £300 -
North of England -10 2 £300 -
Wales - 2 £450 -
East of England - 1 - -
Forefront TMG
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Forefront TMG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Forefront TMG.

1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
1 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
2 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
3 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 5 (55.56%) VMware
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) CCNA
5 4 (44.44%) VBScript
5 4 (44.44%) VB
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (44.44%) DHCP
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 3 (33.33%) SLA
6 3 (33.33%) LAN
6 3 (33.33%) WAN
6 3 (33.33%) CCNP
6 3 (33.33%) IIS
6 3 (33.33%) MCSA

Forefront TMG
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) IIS
3 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) DHCP
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) Skype
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) MPLS
5 1 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (11.11%) VoIP
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Support
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
2 2 (22.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
4 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Server Management
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
2 4 (44.44%) VB
2 4 (44.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (44.44%) CCNA
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) CCNP
4 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) MCSA
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (22.22%) HNC
5 2 (22.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) UAG
5 2 (22.22%) ISA Server
5 2 (22.22%) vSphere
5 2 (22.22%) XenApp
5 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Forcepoint
3 3 (33.33%) Remedy
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Computacenter
5 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Juniper