The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Forefront Identity Manager skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Forefront Identity Manager over the 3 months to 28 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 Identity Manager (Microsoft FIM)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 612 598
Rank change year-on-year +29 -14  
Contract jobs citing Forefront Identity Manager 27 39 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.072% 0.085%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.53% 0.63% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 25
Median daily rate £490 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.29% +14.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £316 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £491 £370
% change year-on-year -0.25% +32.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Forefront Identity Manager is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5111 6178 4748
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.85% 11.47% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3338 3978 2926
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 144 159
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +37.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 £17.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.18 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.68% +66.34%  

Forefront Identity Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Forefront Identity Manager as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Forefront Identity Manager in the UK

Forefront Identity Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Forefront Identity Manager in the UK

Forefront Identity Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Forefront Identity Manager over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Forefront Identity Manager in the UK

Forefront Identity Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Forefront Identity Manager in the UK

Forefront Identity Manager
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forefront Identity Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +19 21 £475 +11.76% 1
London +8 17 £500 +26.98% 1
South East +24 3 £463 -22.91%
Hampshire +8 3 £463 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £350 -
Basingstoke - 2 £463 -
Dundee - 1 £450 -
Scotland - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Forefront Identity Manager also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Forefront Identity Manager.

1 68 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 46 (60.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (53.95%) Active Directory
4 25 (32.89%) MS Exchange
5 22 (28.95%) PowerShell
6 21 (27.63%) Windows
6 21 (27.63%) Office 365
7 20 (26.32%) Identity Access Management
8 19 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (25.00%) Identity Management
9 18 (23.68%) Migration
10 15 (19.74%) Symantec
10 15 (19.74%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (18.42%) McAfee
12 13 (17.11%) DHCP
12 13 (17.11%) DNS
12 13 (17.11%) Skype for Business
12 13 (17.11%) Skype
12 13 (17.11%) Windows Server
13 12 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (15.79%) Finance
13 12 (15.79%) VMware
14 11 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (13.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 10 (13.16%) Dell
16 9 (11.84%) Splunk
16 9 (11.84%) Data Protection
16 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
16 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2007
16 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2003

Forefront Identity Manager
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 25 (32.89%) MS Exchange
2 15 (19.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (17.11%) Skype for Business
4 12 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.63%) IIS
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Endur
1 1 (1.32%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 46 (60.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (27.63%) Office 365
3 19 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.63%) IaaS
4 2 (2.63%) PaaS
4 2 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) DHCP
1 13 (17.11%) DNS
1 13 (17.11%) Skype
2 7 (9.21%) LDAP
3 5 (6.58%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.32%) ADSL
5 1 (1.32%) NAS
5 1 (1.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.63%) Grunt
1 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.63%) JIRA
1 2 (2.63%) JMeter
1 2 (2.63%) LoadRunner
1 2 (2.63%) Maven
1 2 (2.63%) Selenium
1 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (17.11%) Architect
2 10 (13.16%) Identity Management Specialist
3 9 (11.84%) Exchange Architect
4 8 (10.53%) Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Office 365 Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Messaging Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Specialist
6 4 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Active Directory Designer
7 3 (3.95%) Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Designer
7 3 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Server Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Server Support
8 2 (2.63%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Server Support
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) .NET
1 5 (6.58%) ADSI
2 3 (3.95%) SAML
3 2 (2.63%) WAP
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) PKI
2 5 (6.58%) Clustering
3 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.63%) Windows
2 13 (17.11%) Windows Server
3 11 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.95%) Linux
7 2 (2.63%) Unix
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) Identity Access Management
2 19 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 18 (23.68%) Migration
4 9 (11.84%) Customer Requirements
4 9 (11.84%) Data Protection
5 5 (6.58%) Release Management
6 4 (5.26%) ITIL
6 4 (5.26%) Task Automation
7 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.95%) Business Analysis
7 3 (3.95%) Change Management
7 3 (3.95%) Data Mapping
7 3 (3.95%) Project Management
7 3 (3.95%) Service Management
7 3 (3.95%) Workflow
8 2 (2.63%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.63%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.63%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.63%) Scrum
8 2 (2.63%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.95%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.89%) VBScript
3 5 (6.58%) VB.NET
4 4 (5.26%) VB
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) Degree
4 1 (1.32%) MCITP
4 1 (1.32%) MCTS
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 41 (53.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.95%) vSphere
4 2 (2.63%) KVM
5 1 (1.32%) Shibboleth
5 1 (1.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (7.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.95%) SCOM
4 3 (3.95%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.95%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.63%) MIIS
5 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (2.63%) Puppet
5 2 (2.63%) SCCM
5 2 (2.63%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.63%) WSUS
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.32%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.32%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 68 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 15 (19.74%) Symantec
3 14 (18.42%) McAfee
4 12 (15.79%) VMware
5 10 (13.16%) Dell
6 9 (11.84%) Splunk
6 9 (11.84%) Trustwave
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco
8 4 (5.26%) Sophos
9 3 (3.95%) CyberArk
9 3 (3.95%) Oracle
10 2 (2.63%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.63%) CA
10 2 (2.63%) Citrix
10 2 (2.63%) HP
11 1 (1.32%) ForgeRock
11 1 (1.32%) Fujitsu
11 1 (1.32%) SAP