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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 622 604
Rank change year-on-year +42 -18  
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 23 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.041% 0.066%
As % of the System Software category 0.45% 0.35% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 22
Median daily rate £385 £425 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £350 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £425 £313
% change year-on-year -35.29% +36.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -60.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -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 5145 6590 5786
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.91% 11.80% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3288 4030 3213
Median daily rate £401 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £363 £344
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 476 670
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.38 £16.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.15% +3.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

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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 28 April 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 28 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ISA Server in the UK

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Top 19 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 28 April 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 +42 23 £385 -9.41% 2
London +35 10 £395 -
South West +3 5 £275 -35.29%
South East +10 3 - - 2
Bristol - 3 £275 -
Berkshire +8 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire +7 2 - -
Bracknell +1 2 - -
East of England -5 2 £475 -
East Midlands -12 2 £400 +14.28%
Derby -12 2 £400 +14.28%
Derbyshire -12 2 £400 +14.28%
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £475 -
Bromley - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £475 -
Surrey 0 1 - -
City of London - 1 £382 -
Yorkshire - 1 £195 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £195 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 25 (71.43%) Windows
3 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (60.00%) Firewall
4 16 (45.71%) Cisco
4 16 (45.71%) IIS
5 14 (40.00%) DNS
5 14 (40.00%) VMware
5 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
6 13 (37.14%) DHCP
7 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
8 11 (31.43%) ITIL
8 11 (31.43%) WAN
8 11 (31.43%) HP
9 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
10 8 (22.86%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (22.86%) Citrix
10 8 (22.86%) SQL
10 8 (22.86%) LAN
10 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
10 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
10 8 (22.86%) Internet
11 7 (20.00%) Ethernet
11 7 (20.00%) Office 365
11 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (20.00%) 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 (45.71%) IIS
2 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.43%) Skype for Business
4 3 (8.57%) Apache
4 3 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.57%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.86%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.86%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) IaaS
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (60.00%) Firewall
2 14 (40.00%) DNS
3 13 (37.14%) DHCP
4 11 (31.43%) WAN
5 8 (22.86%) Internet
5 8 (22.86%) LAN
6 7 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 5 (14.29%) NetScaler
7 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 4 (11.43%) Skype
8 4 (11.43%) VPN
9 3 (8.57%) DMZ
9 3 (8.57%) Modbus
9 3 (8.57%) Profibus
10 2 (5.71%) HTTP
10 2 (5.71%) Intranet
10 2 (5.71%) SSL
11 1 (2.86%) SAN
11 1 (2.86%) Wireless
11 1 (2.86%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.71%) EDRMS
4 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.86%) DB2
4 1 (2.86%) MS Access
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Ant
General
1 3 (8.57%) Back Office
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Analyst
1 6 (17.14%) Consultant
2 4 (11.43%) Administrator
2 4 (11.43%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (8.57%) Network Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Applications Support
4 2 (5.71%) Architect
4 2 (5.71%) CRM Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (5.71%) Flash
3 1 (2.86%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.57%) Client/Server
2 3 (8.57%) EMC VNX
2 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.57%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.71%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.86%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.86%) PKI
4 1 (2.86%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
4 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.86%) Solaris
8 1 (2.86%) Unix
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.86%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
3 5 (14.29%) Change Management
3 5 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 5 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.43%) Presales
4 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 3 (8.57%) CRM
5 3 (8.57%) Information Management
5 3 (8.57%) IT Strategy
5 3 (8.57%) MOF
5 3 (8.57%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (8.57%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 2 (5.71%) Information Security
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) Jython
4 1 (2.86%) Korn
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (17.14%) CCNA
3 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (14.29%) CCNP
4 5 (14.29%) MCSA
4 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) DV Cleared
6 3 (8.57%) CCA
6 3 (8.57%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (8.57%) Degree
7 1 (2.86%) CCAA
7 1 (2.86%) CISM
7 1 (2.86%) CISSP
7 1 (2.86%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) GDPR
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
4 8 (22.86%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (14.29%) UAG
6 3 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (8.57%) XenApp
6 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
7 2 (5.71%) Terminal Server
8 1 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) SCOM
2 5 (14.29%) SCCM
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (8.57%) SCOrch
4 2 (5.71%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (5.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (2.86%) AppDNA
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (2.86%) DameWare
5 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.86%) Netcool
5 1 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.86%) Unicenter
5 1 (2.86%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) Cisco
3 14 (40.00%) VMware
4 11 (31.43%) HP
5 8 (22.86%) Citrix
6 6 (17.14%) Forcepoint
6 6 (17.14%) Oracle
7 5 (14.29%) Juniper
8 4 (11.43%) EMC
8 4 (11.43%) IBM
8 4 (11.43%) Palo Alto
8 4 (11.43%) Trustwave
8 4 (11.43%) Veritas
9 3 (8.57%) Dell
9 3 (8.57%) Meridio
9 3 (8.57%) Remedy
9 3 (8.57%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (8.57%) SAP
10 2 (5.71%) Computacenter
10 2 (5.71%) NetApp