Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 November 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)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 879 880 866
Rank change year-on-year +1 -14 -41
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 8 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.010% 0.026%
As % of the System Software category 0.062% 0.085% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 16
UK median daily rate £340 £358 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.90% +3.62% -8.00%
10th Percentile £299 £286 £234
90th Percentile £369 £447 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £358 £345
% change year-on-year -10.49% +3.62% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £49.19 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13000 12984 11597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.61% 12.33% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8435 8137 6604
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
10th Percentile £156 £170 £158
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 885 1246
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.07
90th Percentile £47.08 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.58%

Forefront TMG
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Forefront TMG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Forefront TMG in the UK

Forefront TMG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Forefront TMG in the UK

Forefront TMG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Forefront TMG in the UK

Forefront TMG
Top 6 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
UK excluding London +37 5 £320 -10.49%
England +10 4 £340 +17.24%
Scotland - 4 £320 -
London -20 3 £340 -
North of England +61 1 - -
North West +22 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 with a requirement for Forefront TMG.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) vSphere
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 5 (62.50%) DHCP
4 4 (50.00%) IIS
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) ISA Server
4 4 (50.00%) Office 365
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (37.50%) vCenter Server
5 3 (37.50%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) SCOM
5 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 3 (37.50%) Sophos
5 3 (37.50%) NetApp
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP

Forefront TMG
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 4 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DHCP
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Server Support
2 2 (25.00%) ICT Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
1 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity Planning
1 3 (37.50%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) vSphere
3 4 (50.00%) ISA Server
4 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (12.50%) XenApp
5 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCOM
1 3 (37.50%) vCenter Server
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) WSUS
3 1 (12.50%) Simpana
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
3 3 (37.50%) Sophos
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) CommVault
4 1 (12.50%) Dell