Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 676 862 866
Rank change year-on-year +186 +4 -46
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 6 15 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.015% 0.013%
As % of the System Software category 0.064% 0.10% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 8
Median daily rate £350 £513 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.71% +57.09% -12.36%
10th Percentile £342 £336 £277
90th Percentile £448 £550 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £513 £313
% change year-on-year -31.71% +64.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.63
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 9,382 14,879 13,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.38% 15.35% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,002 9,866 8,648
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £174
90th Percentile £637 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £397
% change year-on-year - +7.05% +13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 693 713
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +0.88% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.43 £10.92 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.58 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.37 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.61% +2.47% -1.64%

ISA Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ISA Server in the UK

ISA Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISA Server.

Daily rate trend for ISA Server in the UK

ISA Server
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISA Server over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ISA Server in the UK

ISA Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISA Server.

Hourly rate trend for ISA Server in the UK

ISA Server
Top 10 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 8 April 2020. 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 +176 5 £350 -31.71% 4
UK excluding London +127 5 £350 -31.71% 2
London +133 1 - - 2
South East +100 1 £348 -35.35%
North of England +73 1 £350 -17.65%
Midlands +65 1 £475 -
West Midlands +63 1 £475 -
South West +35 1 £350 -3.45% 2
North West - 1 £350 -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) IIS
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (33.33%) UAG
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) BEA

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 5 (83.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (33.33%) JBoss
2 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Server Management
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) MCSA
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) UAG
3 1 (16.67%) Sendmail
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) BEA
3 2 (33.33%) Forcepoint
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) Remedy
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) IronPort
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Zscaler