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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
UK
Rank 598 630 604
Rank change year-on-year +32 -26  
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 11 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.021% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.19% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 11
Median daily rate £356 £353 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -21.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £184 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £450
% change year-on-year -0.70% -21.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Forefront TMG is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4981 5782 5460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.14% 10.86% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3172 3510 3004
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 445 626
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +1.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £32.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Forefront TMG
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Forefront TMG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Forefront TMG over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Forefront TMG in the UK

Forefront TMG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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 +40 11 £356 +1.06% 3
South East +25 6 £350 -6.66% 2
Milton Keynes - 6 £350 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £350 - 2
London - 5 £500 - 1
New Malden - 2 - -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) VMware
2 13 (92.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 10 (71.43%) CCNP
3 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (71.43%) Cisco
4 9 (64.29%) IIS
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (57.14%) ISA Server
5 8 (57.14%) Firewall
5 8 (57.14%) SQL
5 8 (57.14%) ITIL
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 8 (57.14%) WAN
5 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
5 8 (57.14%) Hyper-V
5 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (42.86%) UAG
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (42.86%) DHCP
6 6 (42.86%) DNS
6 6 (42.86%) Forcepoint
7 5 (35.71%) COM
7 5 (35.71%) Change Management
7 5 (35.71%) 802.11
7 5 (35.71%) MPLS
7 5 (35.71%) OSPF

Forefront TMG
Top Related 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 9 (64.29%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
1 5 (35.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) IaaS
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Firewall
1 8 (57.14%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) DHCP
2 6 (42.86%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) 802.11
3 5 (35.71%) ADSL
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (35.71%) EIGRP
3 5 (35.71%) ICMP
3 5 (35.71%) IPsec
3 5 (35.71%) iSCSI
3 5 (35.71%) L2TP
3 5 (35.71%) LAN
3 5 (35.71%) MPLS
3 5 (35.71%) NAS
3 5 (35.71%) OSPF
3 5 (35.71%) RIP
3 5 (35.71%) SNMP
3 5 (35.71%) SSH
4 3 (21.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) CRM Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Unix Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) 802.1X
1 5 (35.71%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) FreeBSD
6 4 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Change Control
2 5 (35.71%) Change Management
2 5 (35.71%) Network Design
2 5 (35.71%) Network Management
2 5 (35.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Presales
4 3 (21.43%) CRM
4 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
4 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 3 (21.43%) IT Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) MOF
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) CCNP
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) CCNA
3 5 (35.71%) MCSA
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (28.57%) CCDP
4 4 (28.57%) CCIE
5 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) CISSP
6 2 (14.29%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (92.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (57.14%) Hyper-V
3 8 (57.14%) ISA Server
4 6 (42.86%) UAG
5 5 (35.71%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (35.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Nessus
1 5 (35.71%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (21.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) Forcepoint
5 5 (35.71%) BT
5 5 (35.71%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) Remedy
6 3 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (21.43%) SAP
7 2 (14.29%) Computacenter