Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 809 894 834
Rank change year-on-year +85 -60 +24
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 24 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.013% 0.028%
As % of the System Software category 0.17% 0.090% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 19
UK median daily rate £380 £380 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.52% -14.64%
10th Percentile £233 £195 £261
90th Percentile £676 £531 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £275
% change year-on-year +17.65% +23.64% -35.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.00

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 14,270 14,428 10,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.50% 13.97% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,467 9,338 6,910
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £180 £183 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 863 660
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.13 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.43% +0.78% +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.78 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% -4.97%

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 23 July 2019.

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 11 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 23 July 2019. 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 +71 23 £385 +1.32% 5
UK excluding London +56 17 £400 +17.65% 2
London +55 8 £411 -20.53% 3
East of England - 7 £668 - 1
South East +13 4 £513 +34.87%
North of England - 4 £375 -
Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
Scotland +19 1 £325 -31.58%
Midlands - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £290 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 14 (58.33%) VMware
5 13 (54.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (45.83%) HP
7 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (41.67%) SAN
8 10 (41.67%) Linux
8 10 (41.67%) Firewall
9 9 (37.50%) Back Office
9 9 (37.50%) ITIL
9 9 (37.50%) vSphere
9 9 (37.50%) vCenter Server
10 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 8 (33.33%) Solaris
10 8 (33.33%) Cisco
10 8 (33.33%) LAN
11 7 (29.17%) WAN
11 7 (29.17%) SMTP
11 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
11 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
11 7 (29.17%) Symantec
11 7 (29.17%) Clustering
11 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
11 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared

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 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 6 (25.00%) IIS
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) DELMIA
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Firewall
1 10 (41.67%) SAN
2 8 (33.33%) LAN
3 7 (29.17%) SMTP
3 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
3 7 (29.17%) WAN
4 6 (25.00%) VoIP
5 5 (20.83%) Profibus
6 4 (16.67%) Broadband
6 4 (16.67%) DHCP
6 4 (16.67%) DNS
6 4 (16.67%) NAS
6 4 (16.67%) SNMP
6 4 (16.67%) VLAN
7 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
8 2 (8.33%) HTTP
8 2 (8.33%) Internet
8 2 (8.33%) Modbus
8 2 (8.33%) NFC
8 2 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) WinDbg
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) SonarQube
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (37.50%) Back Office
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Legal
2 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Publishing
4 1 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Payments Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Support
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) XML
2 3 (12.50%) Middleware
3 2 (8.33%) JSON
3 2 (8.33%) JSP
3 2 (8.33%) Node.js
3 2 (8.33%) Servlets
3 2 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Clustering
2 5 (20.83%) SCADA
3 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (16.67%) Handset
4 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
5 2 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (4.17%) Animation
6 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
6 1 (4.17%) FMCG
6 1 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
6 1 (4.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (41.67%) Linux
5 8 (33.33%) Solaris
6 6 (25.00%) CentOS
6 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (25.00%) Ubuntu
6 6 (25.00%) Unix
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (4.17%) VMS
9 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
9 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (37.50%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 6 (25.00%) Information Security
3 6 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 4 (16.67%) High Availability
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (16.67%) Proactive Management
4 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 4 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 4 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Business Development
5 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Use Case
6 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) VBScript
3 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 3 (12.50%) Python
3 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) CCNP
4 6 (25.00%) CCSP
4 6 (25.00%) MCSE
5 5 (20.83%) CCNA
6 4 (16.67%) CCVP
6 4 (16.67%) DBS Check
6 4 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (8.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (8.33%) CCA
7 2 (8.33%) CCENT
7 2 (8.33%) CISA
7 2 (8.33%) CISM
7 2 (8.33%) CLAS
7 2 (8.33%) CREST Certified
7 2 (8.33%) IISP
7 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) GDPR
2 2 (8.33%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (8.33%) ISO 22301
2 2 (8.33%) ISO 31000
2 2 (8.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 2 (8.33%) NIST
2 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (37.50%) vSphere
4 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (8.33%) Firmware
6 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) vCenter Server
2 6 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.33%) IBM Guardium
3 2 (8.33%) Nessus
3 2 (8.33%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (8.33%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 1 (4.17%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (4.17%) FlexNet
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.17%) Netcool
4 1 (4.17%) SCCM
4 1 (4.17%) SCOM
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (58.33%) VMware
3 11 (45.83%) HP
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco
5 7 (29.17%) Symantec
6 6 (25.00%) NetApp
7 4 (16.67%) Dell
7 4 (16.67%) Sonus
8 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle
8 3 (12.50%) Palo Alto
8 3 (12.50%) SAP
9 2 (8.33%) ArcSight
9 2 (8.33%) Centrify
9 2 (8.33%) Citrix
9 2 (8.33%) Google
9 2 (8.33%) IBM
9 2 (8.33%) McAfee
9 2 (8.33%) Okta
9 2 (8.33%) Tripwire