Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 870 884 857
Rank change year-on-year +14 -27 +11
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 8 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.005% 0.017%
As % of the System Software category 0.053% 0.039% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 7
UK median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% -0.71%
10th Percentile £299 £320 £299
90th Percentile £420 £360 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 - £350
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 15,215 12,782 11,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.29% 12.75% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,962 8,316 7,421
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £160 £165
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 816 692 823
UK median hourly rate £16.05 £16.45 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.45% +2.83% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.63 £45.00 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.70 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.67% - -3.23%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 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
UK excluding London -5 8 £375 -
England -6 8 £375 +10.29%
South East - 4 £388 -
South West - 2 £363 -
North of England -2 1 £300 -
North West -3 1 £300 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (75.00%) CCNA
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (75.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (62.50%) UAG
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) ISA Server
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (37.50%) Forcepoint
5 3 (37.50%) Change Management
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (37.50%) Remedy
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (37.50%) CCNP
5 3 (37.50%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) IIS
5 3 (37.50%) MCSA

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 3 (37.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) Skype
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Wintel Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support
2 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (25.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CCNA
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) CCNP
4 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) MCSA
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (62.50%) UAG
4 4 (50.00%) ISA Server
5 2 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (12.50%) vSphere
6 1 (12.50%) XenApp
6 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Forcepoint
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Remedy
4 2 (25.00%) Computacenter
4 2 (25.00%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper