Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 857 799 843
Rank change year-on-year -58 +44 -59
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 11 33 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.036% 0.044%
As % of the System Software category 0.081% 0.32% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 18
UK median daily rate £380 £369 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.05% -13.24% +21.43%
10th Percentile £277 £263 £343
90th Percentile £526 £486 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £345 £425
% change year-on-year +10.14% -18.82% +30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 14
UK median hourly rate - £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% -60.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - -4.00% -60.94%

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 13,577 10,202 12,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.64% 11.23% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,754 6,547 7,526
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £173
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 653 912
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.38 £45.25 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISA Server over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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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Top 6 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 18 June 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 -35 8 £380 +10.14% 2
England -70 7 £380 +3.05% 3
Scotland - 4 £475 -
South East -9 3 £380 +8.57%
London -46 3 £518 +31.01% 1
South West +12 1 £285 +3.64% 1

For the 6 months to 18 June 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%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 8 (72.73%) DHCP
3 7 (63.64%) IIS
3 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 7 (63.64%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
5 5 (45.45%) Skype for Business
5 5 (45.45%) Office 365
5 5 (45.45%) Skype
5 5 (45.45%) Clustering
5 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) Veritas
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 4 (36.36%) LAN
6 4 (36.36%) WAN
6 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (36.36%) Use Case
6 4 (36.36%) SCCM

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 7 (63.64%) 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
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Office 365
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) DHCP
1 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) Skype
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) WAN
5 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
6 1 (9.09%) Extranet
6 1 (9.09%) Intranet
6 1 (9.09%) NAS
6 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Designer
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Designer
2 3 (27.27%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Project Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Clustering
2 3 (27.27%) SCADA
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (9.09%) FMCG
3 1 (9.09%) Replication
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (36.36%) Use Case
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%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Matrix Management
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Prototyping
2 3 (27.27%) Remediation Plan
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Target Operating Model
2 3 (27.27%) Validation
2 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
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)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (27.27%) GAMP
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
5 2 (18.18%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (18.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 3 (27.27%) SCOM
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
4 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Veritas
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) Forcepoint
3 3 (27.27%) Remedy
4 2 (18.18%) Computacenter
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) IBM