Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 643 625 629
Rank change year-on-year -18 +4 +45
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 1 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.002% 0.029% 0.006%
As % of the System Software category 0.013% 0.21% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 2
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.19% -16.88%
UK median daily rate - £380 £450
% change year-on-year - -15.56% +16.88%
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 7,673 7,563 6,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.39% 13.72% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,729 4,403 3,595
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £150
90th Percentile £590 £563 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 662 536
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% -4.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.64 £10.11
90th Percentile £47.20 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 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 19 July 2019. 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 of England +21 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Forefront TMG
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) PKI
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (100.00%) MobileIron
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) AirWatch

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 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) MobileIron
1 1 (100.00%) VMware