Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 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
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 849 827
Rank change year-on-year +16 -22 -53
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 26 40 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.037% 0.070%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.30% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 39
UK median daily rate £340 £445 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.60% +35.67% -2.09%
10th Percentile £256 £232 £197
90th Percentile £503 £488 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -20.59% +30.77% -2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 8
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -40.48% +10.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -40.48% +13.51%

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 11806 13129 11790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.96% 12.27% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7588 8238 6691
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £160 £177 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 874 1248
UK median hourly rate £16.68 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.06
90th Percentile £47.00 £41.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.34% +5.65% +3.33%

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 19 September 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISA Server over the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ISA Server in the UK

ISA Server
Top 13 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 19 September 2017. 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 +25 25 £340 -23.60% 3
UK excluding London +39 18 £338 -20.59% 3
South West +6 8 £325 -23.53%
London -12 8 £400 -14.89% 1
South East 0 4 £340 -28.42% 1
Midlands +26 2 £289 -
North of England - 2 £268 - 1
East Midlands -5 1 £405 -
East of England -11 1 £475 +58.33%
Scotland - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £173 -
North West - 1 £340 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £195 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
3 14 (53.85%) DNS
3 14 (53.85%) Firewall
4 13 (50.00%) IIS
4 13 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
6 10 (38.46%) Cisco
7 9 (34.62%) HP
7 9 (34.62%) DHCP
7 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
8 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (26.92%) ITIL
8 7 (26.92%) Apache
9 6 (23.08%) Unix
9 6 (23.08%) Solaris
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 6 (23.08%) Citrix
9 6 (23.08%) Finance
9 6 (23.08%) VMware
9 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (19.23%) EPiServer
10 5 (19.23%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (19.23%) Office 365
10 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
10 5 (19.23%) Change Management
10 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
10 5 (19.23%) Middleware
10 5 (19.23%) Incident Management

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 13 (50.00%) IIS
2 7 (26.92%) Apache
3 5 (19.23%) EPiServer
3 5 (19.23%) JBoss
3 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
3 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
3 5 (19.23%) Tomcat
3 5 (19.23%) WebLogic
4 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.85%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) DNS
1 14 (53.85%) Firewall
2 9 (34.62%) DHCP
3 5 (19.23%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (19.23%) SAN
3 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
4 4 (15.38%) Ethernet
4 4 (15.38%) Internet
4 4 (15.38%) LAN
4 4 (15.38%) WAN
5 3 (11.54%) Intranet
6 2 (7.69%) VPN
7 1 (3.85%) DMZ
7 1 (3.85%) Extranet
7 1 (3.85%) Modbus
7 1 (3.85%) NAS
7 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.85%) Profibus
7 1 (3.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) EDRMS
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) MS Access
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) ERwin
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 4 (15.38%) IT Support
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Support
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (11.54%) Senior IT Support
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Technical Support
5 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Web Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Web Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) CSS
1 5 (19.23%) J2EE
1 5 (19.23%) Middleware
2 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.69%) Flash
3 2 (7.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.54%) SCADA
3 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
4 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (23.08%) Solaris
4 6 (23.08%) Unix
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Change Management
2 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
2 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
2 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
2 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
3 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
4 3 (11.54%) Validation
5 2 (7.69%) Break/Fix
5 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.69%) Matrix Management
5 2 (7.69%) Prototyping
5 2 (7.69%) Remediation Plan
5 2 (7.69%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) VBScript
4 2 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CCA
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (11.54%) GAMP
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (11.54%) XenApp
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) SCOM
2 3 (11.54%) SCOrch
3 2 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (7.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (3.85%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.85%) DameWare
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.85%) Netcool
4 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Unicenter
4 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) Cisco
3 9 (34.62%) HP
4 6 (23.08%) Citrix
4 6 (23.08%) VMware
5 5 (19.23%) BEA
5 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
5 5 (19.23%) Veritas
6 4 (15.38%) Oracle
7 3 (11.54%) Becrypt
7 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
7 3 (11.54%) Dell
7 3 (11.54%) IBM
7 3 (11.54%) Meridio
8 2 (7.69%) NetApp
9 1 (3.85%) Compaq
9 1 (3.85%) EMC
9 1 (3.85%) Juniper
9 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.85%) Trustwave