The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 29 March 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)
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 134 145
Contract jobs citing Forefront TMG 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.069% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category - 0.58% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £256 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £364 £450
% change year-on-year -3.78% -19.16%  
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 advertised in the South West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 297 345 322
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.52% 11.87% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 199 159
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £133 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 42
Median hourly rate £15.89 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.12% +12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £8.83 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £41.30 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Forefront TMG
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Forefront TMG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Forefront TMG in the South West

Forefront TMG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Forefront TMG in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Forefront TMG in the South West