Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 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
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 860 833 859
Rank change year-on-year -27 +26 -79
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 8 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.018% 0.017%
As % of the System Software category 0.063% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 13
UK median daily rate £340 £356 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.56% +1.06% -6.00%
10th Percentile £302 £326 £205
90th Percentile £380 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year +5.71% -0.71% -2.76%
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 12,694 11,590 10,937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.71% 12.17% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,266 7,232 6,359
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £161 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 837 1,116
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.57%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £44.35 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.43
% change year-on-year - -2.77% +2.85%

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 18 February 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
England -25 8 £340 -4.56% 6
UK excluding London +1 5 £370 +5.71% 4
South East -20 4 £370 +5.71% 4
London -48 3 £340 -32.00% 2
North West - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 with a requirement for Forefront TMG.

1 8 (100.00%) VMware
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) IIS
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) ISA Server
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) vSphere
4 4 (50.00%) UAG
4 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Forcepoint
4 4 (50.00%) DHCP
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) CCNP
5 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 3 (37.50%) SLA
5 3 (37.50%) MCSA
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) Change Management
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification

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 7 (87.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Skype
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (37.50%) Server Support
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
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
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
2 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
2 3 (37.50%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) MCSA
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) ISA Server
4 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (50.00%) UAG
4 4 (50.00%) vSphere
5 1 (12.50%) XenApp
5 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Forcepoint
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) NetApp
4 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
5 2 (25.00%) Computacenter
5 2 (25.00%) Remedy
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (12.50%) McAfee