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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 643 616
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 0 8 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.015% 0.053%
As % of the System Software category - 0.12% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 16
Median daily rate - £450 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +35.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £333
% change year-on-year - +35.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Forefront TMG is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5277 6781 5827
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.20% 12.59% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5009 7094 5670
Median daily rate £410 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 681 778
Median hourly rate £16.92 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.40% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Forefront TMG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Forefront TMG.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (81.82%) IIS
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (72.73%) ISA Server
4 8 (72.73%) ITIL
4 8 (72.73%) WAN
4 8 (72.73%) Firewall
4 8 (72.73%) Hyper-V
4 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
5 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (63.64%) Cisco
5 7 (63.64%) CCNP
6 6 (54.55%) DNS
6 6 (54.55%) DHCP
6 6 (54.55%) Forcepoint
6 6 (54.55%) UAG
6 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
6 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
7 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
7 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (45.45%) LAN
7 5 (45.45%) Change Management
7 5 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (45.45%) MCSA
7 5 (45.45%) SQL

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 9 (81.82%) IIS
2 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (27.27%) IaaS
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Firewall
1 8 (72.73%) WAN
2 6 (54.55%) DHCP
2 6 (54.55%) DNS
3 5 (45.45%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) Skype
5 2 (18.18%) 802.11
5 2 (18.18%) ADSL
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
5 2 (18.18%) ICMP
5 2 (18.18%) IPsec
5 2 (18.18%) iSCSI
5 2 (18.18%) L2TP
5 2 (18.18%) MPLS
5 2 (18.18%) NAS
5 2 (18.18%) OSPF
5 2 (18.18%) RIP
5 2 (18.18%) SNMP
5 2 (18.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) CRM Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support
5 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) 802.1X
1 2 (18.18%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) FreeBSD
5 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Change Management
2 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) Presales
4 3 (27.27%) CRM
4 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
4 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
4 3 (27.27%) IT Strategy
4 3 (27.27%) MOF
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (18.18%) Change Control
5 2 (18.18%) Network Design
5 2 (18.18%) Network Management
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CCNP
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) CCNA
3 5 (45.45%) MCSA
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (18.18%) CCDP
4 2 (18.18%) CCIE
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (72.73%) Hyper-V
3 8 (72.73%) ISA Server
4 6 (54.55%) UAG
5 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (18.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (27.27%) SCOM
2 2 (18.18%) Nessus
2 2 (18.18%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) Forcepoint
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) Remedy
5 3 (27.27%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (27.27%) SAP
6 2 (18.18%) BT
6 2 (18.18%) Computacenter
6 2 (18.18%) HP