Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 842 896 855
Rank change year-on-year +54 -41 +34
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 2 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.018% 0.008%
As % of the System Software category 0.014% 0.13% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 15 5
UK median daily rate - £380 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.56% +5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 £320
% change year-on-year - +17.19% -24.71%
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 14,310 14,389 10,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.51% 13.93% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,494 9,325 6,972
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £180 £183 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 858 663
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.40%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.56 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% -5.39%

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 5 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 22 July 2019. 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 +62 2 - - 1
London +51 1 - - 1
North of England +25 1 - -
UK excluding London +22 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) LDAP
1 2 (100.00%) SMTP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (100.00%) MobileIron
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) AirWatch

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 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (100.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) MobileIron
1 2 (100.00%) VMware