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 3 months to 25 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 Internet Security and Acceleration Server
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 628 588
Rank change year-on-year +51 -40  
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 10 24 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.045% 0.086%
As % of the System Software category 0.19% 0.36% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 27
Median daily rate £325 £448 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.37% +32.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £413 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £475 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -35.29% +30.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 3
Median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.00% -60.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +128.00% -60.93%  

ISA Server 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 5162 6689 5926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.15% 12.61% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3309 4127 3352
Median daily rate £401 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 468 622
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ISA Server in the UK

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISA Server over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISA Server in the UK

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISA Server over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ISA Server in the UK

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Top 16 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +33 10 £325 -27.37% 1
South West +3 3 £275 -35.29%
Bristol - 3 £275 -
South East +28 2 - -
London +1 2 £390 -17.02%
Berkshire +10 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead +8 1 £475 +18.75%
Bracknell -2 1 - -
Hertfordshire -3 1 £475 +18.75%
East of England -8 1 £475 +18.75%
Yorkshire - 1 £195 -
Derby - 1 £405 -
East Midlands - 1 £405 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £195 -
Derbyshire - 1 £405 -
Surrey - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISA Server 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 ISA Server.

1 28 (84.85%) Active Directory
2 25 (75.76%) Windows
3 22 (66.67%) Firewall
4 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
5 16 (48.48%) IIS
6 15 (45.45%) Cisco
6 15 (45.45%) DNS
7 14 (42.42%) DHCP
7 14 (42.42%) Security Cleared
8 13 (39.39%) VMware
8 13 (39.39%) WAN
8 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
9 12 (36.36%) HP
9 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
9 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (33.33%) ITIL
11 10 (30.30%) LAN
12 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
12 9 (27.27%) Office 365
13 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (24.24%) Forefront TMG
13 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
13 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
13 8 (24.24%) Internet
14 7 (21.21%) Citrix
14 7 (21.21%) SQL
14 7 (21.21%) SCOM
14 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
15 6 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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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 16 (48.48%) IIS
2 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
3 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.12%) Skype for Business
4 3 (9.09%) Apache
4 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Office 365
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (66.67%) Firewall
2 15 (45.45%) DNS
3 14 (42.42%) DHCP
4 13 (39.39%) WAN
5 10 (30.30%) LAN
6 8 (24.24%) Internet
7 6 (18.18%) Ethernet
8 4 (12.12%) NetScaler
8 4 (12.12%) Skype
8 4 (12.12%) VPN
9 3 (9.09%) DMZ
9 3 (9.09%) Modbus
9 3 (9.09%) Profibus
9 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
10 2 (6.06%) Intranet
11 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) EDRMS
4 1 (3.03%) MS Access
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (9.09%) Back Office
1 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Active Directory Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Active Directory Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (6.06%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.12%) Public Cloud
3 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 3 (9.09%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.03%) Solaris
7 1 (3.03%) Unix
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
3 5 (15.15%) Change Management
3 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
3 5 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (12.12%) Presales
5 3 (9.09%) CRM
5 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 3 (9.09%) Information Management
5 3 (9.09%) IT Strategy
5 3 (9.09%) MOF
5 3 (9.09%) Project Management
5 3 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.06%) Break/Fix
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.03%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) CCNA
2 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (15.15%) CCNP
3 5 (15.15%) MCSA
3 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
5 3 (9.09%) Degree
6 2 (6.06%) CCA
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (84.85%) Active Directory
2 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 8 (24.24%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (15.15%) UAG
6 4 (12.12%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (6.06%) Terminal Server
7 2 (6.06%) XenApp
7 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) SCOM
2 5 (15.15%) SCCM
3 4 (12.12%) SCOrch
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (6.06%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (6.06%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (3.03%) DameWare
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
6 1 (3.03%) Netcool
6 1 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (3.03%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 15 (45.45%) Cisco
3 13 (39.39%) VMware
4 12 (36.36%) HP
5 7 (21.21%) Citrix
6 6 (18.18%) Oracle
7 5 (15.15%) Forcepoint
8 4 (12.12%) Dell
8 4 (12.12%) EMC
8 4 (12.12%) IBM
8 4 (12.12%) Juniper
8 4 (12.12%) Palo Alto
8 4 (12.12%) Trustwave
8 4 (12.12%) Veritas
9 3 (9.09%) Meridio
9 3 (9.09%) Remedy
9 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (9.09%) SAP
10 2 (6.06%) Computacenter
10 2 (6.06%) NetApp