Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 871 800 817
Rank change year-on-year -71 +17 -43
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 11 36 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.039% 0.050%
As % of the System Software category 0.083% 0.34% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 29
UK median daily rate £360 £379 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.89% -5.38% +30.08%
10th Percentile £276 £263 £300
90th Percentile £434 £499 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% -17.65% +47.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
UK median hourly rate £16.63 £12.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.58% -40.00% -32.77%
10th Percentile £16.13 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £17.13 £40.40 £21.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.63 £12.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.58% -40.00% -32.77%

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 13,332 10,592 11,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 11.51% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,644 6,688 7,043
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £163
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 742 730 970
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +1.59% +1.61%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.83 £46.76 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 22 April 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 7 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 22 April 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
UK excluding London -46 10 £380 +8.57% 4
England -63 6 £340 -10.17% 7
Scotland - 5 £475 -
South East -30 3 £380 +8.57%
South West +6 1 £285 +3.64%
East of England -14 1 - - 1
London -57 1 £340 -13.92% 4

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server
3 9 (81.82%) VMware
4 8 (72.73%) IIS
4 8 (72.73%) DHCP
4 8 (72.73%) DNS
4 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
6 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (45.45%) Skype for Business
6 5 (45.45%) Office 365
6 5 (45.45%) Skype
6 5 (45.45%) Cisco
6 5 (45.45%) Veritas
6 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
6 5 (45.45%) Clustering
6 5 (45.45%) Firewall
7 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (36.36%) Finance
7 4 (36.36%) SCCM
7 4 (36.36%) SCOM
7 4 (36.36%) LAN
7 4 (36.36%) WAN
7 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 4 (36.36%) Citrix
7 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
7 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (36.36%) Office Communications Server

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 8 (72.73%) IIS
2 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (45.45%) Skype for Business
3 4 (36.36%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (45.45%) Office 365
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) DHCP
1 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) Skype
3 4 (36.36%) LAN
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (9.09%) Extranet
5 1 (9.09%) Intranet
5 1 (9.09%) NAS
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) SNMP
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Designer
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (27.27%) Decision-Making
2 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCNA
2 3 (27.27%) CCNP
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) MCSA
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (27.27%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
5 2 (18.18%) UAG
5 2 (18.18%) vSphere
6 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
1 4 (36.36%) SCOM
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
3 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 1 (9.09%) vMotion
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) VMware
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) Veritas
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix
5 3 (27.27%) Forcepoint
5 3 (27.27%) Remedy
6 2 (18.18%) Computacenter
6 2 (18.18%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) NetApp
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
7 1 (9.09%) Dell
7 1 (9.09%) IBM
7 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds