Period
to 19 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISA Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISA Server over the 6 months to 19 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 Internet Security and Acceleration Server
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 744 854 839
Rank change year-on-year +110 -15 +8
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 17 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.014% 0.025%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.089% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 19
England median daily rate £361 £538 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.79% +58.09% -16.87%
10th Percentile £273 £202 £293
90th Percentile £677 £544 £578
UK median daily rate £348 £538 £340
% change year-on-year -35.35% +58.09% -16.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £16.63
UK median hourly rate - - £16.63

ISA Server is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11,841 14,533 11,879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.48% 15.39% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,868 9,553 7,773
England median daily rate £454 £455 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.33% +7.06% +3.66%
10th Percentile £168 £186 £163
90th Percentile £638 £626 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 789 652
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%

ISA Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ISA Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ISA Server in England

ISA Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISA Server in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISA Server in England

ISA Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISA Server in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISA Server in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISA Server in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISA Server in England

ISA Server
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISA Server within the England region over the 6 months to 19 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
East of England - 6 £668 -
North of England - 4 £333 -
London - 4 £668 -
South East +37 2 £254 -52.79% 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
Midlands - 2 - - 2
North West - 2 £290 -
ISA Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISA Server 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 across the England region with a requirement for ISA Server.

1 14 (82.35%) Windows
1 14 (82.35%) VMware
1 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
3 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (64.71%) Firewall
5 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (58.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (52.94%) HP
7 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (41.18%) SAN
7 7 (41.18%) Cisco
7 7 (41.18%) WAN
7 7 (41.18%) LAN
7 7 (41.18%) ITIL
8 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
8 6 (35.29%) SLA
8 6 (35.29%) CCNP
8 6 (35.29%) Back Office
8 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
8 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
8 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
9 5 (29.41%) CentOS
9 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (29.41%) vSphere
9 5 (29.41%) Capacity Management
9 5 (29.41%) Palo Alto
9 5 (29.41%) Network Load Balancing

ISA Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) IIS
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) LAN
2 7 (41.18%) SAN
2 7 (41.18%) WAN
3 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
4 5 (29.41%) DHCP
4 5 (29.41%) DNS
4 5 (29.41%) SMTP
4 5 (29.41%) VoIP
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
5 3 (17.65%) Profibus
5 3 (17.65%) VLAN
6 2 (11.76%) BGP
6 2 (11.76%) Broadband
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.76%) NAS
6 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
6 2 (11.76%) SNMP
6 2 (11.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (35.29%) Back Office
2 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Legal
4 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Clustering
2 3 (17.65%) SCADA
3 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.76%) Handset
4 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.88%) FMCG
4 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
1 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (29.41%) CentOS
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Solaris
3 5 (29.41%) Ubuntu
3 5 (29.41%) Unix
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Capacity Management
3 5 (29.41%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Change Control
5 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) CRM
5 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (17.65%) Proactive Management
5 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
5 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
5 3 (17.65%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) High Availability
6 2 (11.76%) Information Security
6 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.88%) Coaching
7 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCNP
2 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) CCNA
3 5 (29.41%) MCSE
4 4 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (17.65%) CCA
5 3 (17.65%) CCENT
5 3 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (11.76%) CCSP
6 2 (11.76%) CCVP
6 2 (11.76%) DBS Check
7 1 (5.88%) Degree
7 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.88%) MCP
7 1 (5.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) SLA
2 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
4 5 (29.41%) vSphere
5 3 (17.65%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (11.76%) Squid
7 1 (5.88%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (29.41%) vCenter Server
2 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
3 2 (11.76%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (5.88%) SCCM
4 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) VMware
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) HP
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco
5 5 (29.41%) NetApp
5 5 (29.41%) Palo Alto
5 5 (29.41%) Symantec
6 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
6 3 (17.65%) Citrix
6 3 (17.65%) SAP
7 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
7 2 (11.76%) Dell
7 2 (11.76%) Juniper
7 2 (11.76%) Sonus
8 1 (5.88%) BT
8 1 (5.88%) Forcepoint
8 1 (5.88%) Remedy