Period
to 24 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 January 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 Internet Security and Acceleration Server
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 844 830 814
Rank change year-on-year -14 -16 -44
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 25 23 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.024% 0.055%
As % of the System Software category 0.19% 0.19% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 30
UK median daily rate £340 £345 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +1.47% +1.49%
10th Percentile £289 £219 £262
90th Percentile £593 £409 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £396
% change year-on-year -3.57% -11.67% +21.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 10
UK median hourly rate £16.63 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.04% -37.50% -52.94%
10th Percentile £16.13 £12.08 £16.15
90th Percentile £17.13 £12.75 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.63 £12.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +33.04% -37.50% -52.94%

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,901 11,858 10,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 12.23% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,386 7,451 6,176
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £165 £156
90th Percentile £621 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 837 1,125
UK median hourly rate £16.19 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.03 £44.35 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year - -5.36% +2.26%

ISA Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ISA Server in the UK

ISA Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISA Server in the UK

ISA Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISA Server over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISA Server in the UK

ISA Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISA Server in the UK

ISA Server
Top 11 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 24 January 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
England -18 21 £340 -1.45% 6
UK excluding London +2 15 £338 -3.57% 2
London -41 9 £370 +23.33% 4
South West +1 7 £331 +32.50% 1
Scotland - 4 - -
North of England +40 1 £340 -2.86%
Midlands +8 1 £173 -57.82%
North West +5 1 £340 -2.86%
East of England -13 1 - - 1
South East -28 1 £340 -2.86%
West Midlands - 1 £173 -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for ISA Server.

1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (60.00%) Firewall
3 15 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 13 (52.00%) Cisco
4 13 (52.00%) DNS
4 13 (52.00%) IIS
5 10 (40.00%) VMware
5 10 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (32.00%) SCOM
6 8 (32.00%) ITIL
7 7 (28.00%) DHCP
7 7 (28.00%) Finance
8 6 (24.00%) Migration
8 6 (24.00%) Apache
8 6 (24.00%) Linux
8 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (24.00%) Citrix
8 6 (24.00%) SAN
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (24.00%) Office 365
9 5 (20.00%) Skype for Business
9 5 (20.00%) XenApp
9 5 (20.00%) Skype
9 5 (20.00%) Project Management
9 5 (20.00%) Middleware
9 5 (20.00%) Veritas
9 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 5 (20.00%) Shell Script

ISA Server
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 13 (52.00%) IIS
2 6 (24.00%) Apache
3 5 (20.00%) EPiServer
3 5 (20.00%) JBoss
3 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 5 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (24.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (60.00%) Firewall
2 13 (52.00%) DNS
3 7 (28.00%) DHCP
4 6 (24.00%) SAN
4 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (20.00%) Skype
6 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (16.00%) LAN
6 4 (16.00%) WAN
7 3 (12.00%) Extranet
7 3 (12.00%) Intranet
7 3 (12.00%) NAS
8 2 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (8.00%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (8.00%) VLAN
8 2 (8.00%) VPN
9 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (4.00%) Network Security
9 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) ERwin
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Applications Support
2 3 (12.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Server Support
2 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) IT Support
3 2 (8.00%) Security Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Senior IT Support
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Technical Support
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.00%) Designer
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Support
4 1 (4.00%) Operational Security Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Manager
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) CSS
1 5 (20.00%) J2EE
1 5 (20.00%) Middleware
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Clustering
1 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (16.00%) SCADA
2 3 (12.00%) Replication
3 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (24.00%) Linux
4 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (20.00%) Solaris
4 5 (20.00%) Unix
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Change Management
3 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (20.00%) Project Management
3 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.00%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (16.00%) Validation
5 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (12.00%) Matrix Management
5 3 (12.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (12.00%) Prototyping
5 3 (12.00%) Remediation Plan
5 3 (12.00%) Target Operating Model
5 3 (12.00%) Use Case
6 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) CCA
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) MCP
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 4 (16.00%) GAMP
System Software
1 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.00%) XenApp
4 4 (16.00%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (16.00%) vSphere
5 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) SCOM
2 3 (12.00%) AirWatch
2 3 (12.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 2 (8.00%) SCOrch
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (4.00%) vMotion
4 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) Cisco
3 10 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) Citrix
5 5 (20.00%) BEA
5 5 (20.00%) HP
5 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (20.00%) Veritas
6 4 (16.00%) Dell
6 4 (16.00%) IBM
6 4 (16.00%) NetApp
7 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (8.00%) Becrypt
8 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint