Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 882 863 907
Rank change year-on-year -19 +44 -56
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 15 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.006% 0.013%
As % of the System Software category 0.10% 0.053% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 9
UK median daily rate £400 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -24.71% +21.43%
10th Percentile £300 £289 £155
90th Percentile £450 £367 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £320 £425
% change year-on-year +17.19% -24.71% +21.43%
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 14,619 11,357 13,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.30% 11.77% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,454 7,314 8,256
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £181 £163 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 886 646 876
UK median hourly rate £16.36 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.23% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.88 £47.25 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% -9.09% +4.76%

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 19 August 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 7 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 19 August 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
UK excluding London -14 12 £375 +17.19% 2
England -22 9 £350 - 2
Wales - 6 £450 -
North West - 5 £300 - 1
North of England - 5 £300 - 2
London -26 3 £400 -
South East - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 15 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server
3 12 (80.00%) PowerShell
4 11 (73.33%) VBScript
4 11 (73.33%) VB
5 10 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (60.00%) Hyper-V
6 9 (60.00%) Skype for Business
7 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
7 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
7 7 (46.67%) PKI
8 6 (40.00%) Requirements Management
8 6 (40.00%) SAN
8 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (40.00%) Firewall
8 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (40.00%) VMware
8 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (40.00%) Data Structures
8 6 (40.00%) Skype
8 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (40.00%) Server Management
9 5 (33.33%) Office 365
9 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (33.33%) XenApp
9 5 (33.33%) XenDesktop

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 15 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (60.00%) Skype for Business
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
2 4 (26.67%) Mimecast
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
1 6 (40.00%) SAN
1 6 (40.00%) Skype
2 5 (33.33%) DHCP
2 5 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Exchange Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Messaging Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) PKI
2 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (40.00%) Data Structures
3 5 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
1 14 (93.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (40.00%) Requirements Management
2 6 (40.00%) Server Management
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) E-Discovery
5 2 (13.33%) Network Design
6 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (73.33%) VB
2 11 (73.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) MCSE
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (26.67%) HNC
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) vSphere
3 5 (33.33%) XenApp
3 5 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 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 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds