Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 869 882 892
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10 -23
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 15 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the System Software category 0.096% 0.062% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 2
UK median daily rate £400 £340 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -4.90% +5.15%
10th Percentile £283 £299 £286
90th Percentile £450 £369 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £320 £358
% change year-on-year +17.19% -10.49% +3.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 15,646 12,921 13,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 12.57% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,213 8,363 8,228
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.84%
10th Percentile £181 £157 £174
90th Percentile £625 £606 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.73% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 879 728 891
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.76% -1.56%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.08 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% +3.33% -6.25%

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Forefront TMG over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Forefront TMG.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Forefront TMG in the UK

Forefront TMG
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 TMG within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 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 +3 12 £375 +10.29%
UK excluding London +3 12 £375 +17.19%
South East - 5 £375 -
London +8 3 £400 +17.65%
North West -7 3 £300 -
North of England -21 3 £300 -
Wales - 3 £450 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
4 10 (66.67%) Hyper-V
5 7 (46.67%) Skype for Business
5 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
5 7 (46.67%) VMware
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco
6 6 (40.00%) VBScript
6 6 (40.00%) VB
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL
6 6 (40.00%) Firewall
6 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (33.33%) DHCP
7 5 (33.33%) DNS
8 4 (26.67%) MCSE
8 4 (26.67%) IIS
8 4 (26.67%) CCNA
8 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) PKI
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (26.67%) Skype
8 4 (26.67%) Mimecast

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 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (46.67%) Skype for Business
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (26.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Mimecast
2 3 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) DHCP
2 5 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (26.67%) Skype
4 3 (20.00%) LAN
4 3 (20.00%) SAN
4 3 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.67%) MPLS
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) VoIP
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Exchange Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Messaging Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support
5 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (26.67%) PKI
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (20.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
1 13 (86.67%) Windows Server
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (20.00%) Server Management
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) E-Discovery
4 2 (13.33%) Network Design
4 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 6 (40.00%) VB
2 6 (40.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) CCNA
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) MCSE
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) HNC
3 3 (20.00%) MCSA
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (20.00%) UAG
4 3 (20.00%) vSphere
4 3 (20.00%) XenApp
4 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (13.33%) ISA Server
6 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Forcepoint
4 3 (20.00%) Remedy
5 2 (13.33%) Computacenter
6 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds