Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 806 888 892
Rank change year-on-year +82 +4 +4
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 3 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.015% 0.008%
As % of the System Software category 0.023% 0.097% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 5
UK median daily rate £348 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.13% +17.65% -4.90%
10th Percentile £339 £283 £299
90th Percentile £356 £450 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -7.33% +17.19% -10.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 12,887 15,531 12,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.48% 15.17% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,440 10,131 8,316
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £181 £158
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +3.00% +6.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 700 869 719
UK median hourly rate £16.98 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.13% -3.03% +3.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.56 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.28 £43.75 £46.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% +2.32% +3.33%

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 18 November 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 +73 3 £348 -7.33% 2
UK excluding London +66 3 £348 -7.33% 4
Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
South East +44 1 £348 -7.33%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) ISA Server
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) Squid
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA

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 1 (33.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (66.67%) Squid
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) UAG
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Forcepoint
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy