Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 651 632 678
Rank change year-on-year -19 +46 -17
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 16 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.029% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the System Software category 0.20% 0.060% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 3
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -24.71% +25.00%
10th Percentile £283 £289 £298
90th Percentile £450 £367 £473
UK median daily rate £388 £340 £425
% change year-on-year +13.97% -20.00% +27.82%
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 7,954 6,663 7,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.50% 12.78% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,578 3,970 4,436
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +7.46%
10th Percentile £163 £146 £163
90th Percentile £570 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 539 734
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £15.50 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.65% -0.80% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.25 £10.26
90th Percentile £41.85 £43.00 £40.18
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.73 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.33% +4.53% -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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
North West - 5 £300 -
South East - 5 £375 - 1
Wales - 5 £450 -
North of England - 5 £300 -
East of England - 1 - -
Forefront TMG
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 15 (93.75%) Windows
1 15 (93.75%) Active Directory
1 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
2 14 (87.50%) PowerShell
3 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
4 11 (68.75%) MS Exchange
5 10 (62.50%) VBScript
5 10 (62.50%) VB
5 10 (62.50%) Hyper-V
5 10 (62.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (56.25%) VMware
6 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
7 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (50.00%) Firewall
7 8 (50.00%) ITIL
7 8 (50.00%) Cisco
7 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (43.75%) DHCP
8 7 (43.75%) DNS
9 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
9 6 (37.50%) PKI
9 6 (37.50%) Skype
9 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
9 6 (37.50%) Skype for Business
10 5 (31.25%) vSphere
10 5 (31.25%) XenApp
10 5 (31.25%) XenDesktop
10 5 (31.25%) Office 365
10 5 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (31.25%) Data Structures

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 11 (68.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (37.50%) Skype for Business
3 4 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Mimecast
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) DHCP
2 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 6 (37.50%) Skype
4 5 (31.25%) SAN
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) WAN
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.25%) MPLS
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security
6 1 (6.25%) VoIP
6 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support
6 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
1 6 (37.50%) PKI
2 5 (31.25%) Blackberry
2 5 (31.25%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
1 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (31.25%) Requirements Management
3 5 (31.25%) Server Management
3 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
5 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Deployment Automation
7 1 (6.25%) E-Discovery
7 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
7 1 (6.25%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) PowerShell
2 10 (62.50%) VB
2 10 (62.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) MCSE
5 4 (25.00%) CCNA
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (25.00%) HNC
6 3 (18.75%) CCNP
6 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) MCSA
6 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (6.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (62.50%) Hyper-V
3 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (31.25%) vSphere
4 5 (31.25%) XenApp
4 5 (31.25%) XenDesktop
5 3 (18.75%) UAG
6 2 (12.50%) ISA Server
7 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) VMware
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) Forcepoint
5 3 (18.75%) Remedy
6 2 (12.50%) Computacenter
7 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 1 (6.25%) HP
7 1 (6.25%) Juniper
7 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds