The first table below looks at the demand for ISA Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISA Server over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Rank 396 383 399
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 16 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.066% 0.028% 0.086%
As % of the System Software category 0.83% 0.35% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 14
Average daily rate £335 £258 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.09% -34.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £258 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £258 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £225 £343
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -34.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £31.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-42.40% +25.00%
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1922 1696 2063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.94% 7.85% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1040 1212
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 151 166
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £33.95 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
ISA Server
England

ISA Server
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISA Server across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

ISA Server Jobs Demand Trend in London

ISA Server
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISA Server across the London region.

ISA Server Daily Rate Trend in London

ISA Server
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISA Server across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

ISA Server Daily Rate Histogram in London

ISA Server
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISA Server across the London region.

ISA Server Hourly Rate Trend in London

ISA Server
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISA Server within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -11 6 £300 +16.50%
Twickenham - - - -
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ISA Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing ISA Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISA Server.

1 34 (91.89%) Active Directory
2 33 (89.19%) Windows
3 31 (83.78%) DNS
4 28 (75.68%) Microsoft
5 27 (72.97%) DHCP
6 26 (70.27%) MS Exchange
6 26 (70.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (70.27%) VMware
6 26 (70.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (64.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (62.16%) Clearswift
9 22 (59.46%) VB
10 21 (56.76%) Symantec
10 21 (56.76%) VMware ESX
10 21 (56.76%) vSphere
11 20 (54.05%) Websense
11 20 (54.05%) PowerShell
12 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (48.65%) Blackberry
13 18 (48.65%) Open Text
14 17 (45.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 17 (45.95%) MAILsweeper
14 17 (45.95%) SMTP
14 17 (45.95%) MCSE
14 17 (45.95%) RightFax
14 17 (45.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 17 (45.95%) Server Monitoring
15 16 (43.24%) IIS
16 15 (40.54%) Management Information System
16 15 (40.54%) MS Excel

ISA Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing ISA Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISA Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (70.27%) MS Exchange
2 17 (45.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 16 (43.24%) IIS
4 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
5 4 (10.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (2.70%) Apache
8 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.22%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (83.78%) DNS
2 27 (72.97%) DHCP
3 17 (45.95%) SMTP
4 10 (27.03%) LAN
5 9 (24.32%) Firewall
6 6 (16.22%) IPv4
6 6 (16.22%) WAN
7 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.51%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (5.41%) Intranet
8 2 (5.41%) Internet
8 2 (5.41%) Extranet
8 2 (5.41%) SAN
9 1 (2.70%) LDAP
9 1 (2.70%) VPN
9 1 (2.70%) VoIP
9 1 (2.70%) IPv6
9 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Back Office
3 4 (10.81%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.41%) Law
5 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Consultant
2 13 (35.14%) Messaging Consultant
3 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 6 (16.22%) Administrator
4 6 (16.22%) Server Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Messaging Administrator
6 4 (10.81%) Network Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Administrator
8 2 (5.41%) Web Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Exchange Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Wintel Support
8 2 (5.41%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) jQuery
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (48.65%) Blackberry
2 15 (40.54%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.51%) Thin Client
3 5 (13.51%) Fat Client
3 5 (13.51%) Statistics
4 2 (5.41%) Replication
5 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.70%) PKI
5 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (89.19%) Windows
2 26 (70.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (64.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
4 5 (13.51%) Windows 2000
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) UNIX
6 1 (2.70%) Solaris
6 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Server Monitoring
2 15 (40.54%) Change Control
3 8 (21.62%) ITIL
4 7 (18.92%) Service Delivery
5 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (13.51%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.11%) Identity Management
8 2 (5.41%) Change Management
9 1 (2.70%) Service Desk Management
9 1 (2.70%) Document Management
9 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.70%) Time Management
9 1 (2.70%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (59.46%) VB
2 20 (54.05%) PowerShell
3 9 (24.32%) SQL
4 3 (8.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (45.95%) MCSE
3 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) MCTS
4 2 (5.41%) MCITP
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (91.89%) Active Directory
2 26 (70.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (56.76%) VMware ESX
3 21 (56.76%) vSphere
4 3 (8.11%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (2.70%) XenApp
5 1 (2.70%) UAG
5 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.70%) Squid
Systems Management
1 17 (45.95%) MAILsweeper
1 17 (45.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 9 (24.32%) OpenView
3 5 (13.51%) DameWare
3 5 (13.51%) OVSD
4 4 (10.81%) MOM
5 3 (8.11%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (5.41%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (2.70%) ARCserve
7 1 (2.70%) AppManager
7 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (75.68%) Microsoft
2 26 (70.27%) VMware
3 23 (62.16%) Clearswift
4 21 (56.76%) Symantec
5 20 (54.05%) Websense
6 18 (48.65%) Open Text
7 17 (45.95%) RightFax
8 13 (35.14%) HP
9 7 (18.92%) Cisco
9 7 (18.92%) Citrix
10 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
11 5 (13.51%) F5
11 5 (13.51%) IBM
11 5 (13.51%) Nokia
12 4 (10.81%) BMC
12 4 (10.81%) McAfee
13 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
13 3 (8.11%) Sophos
14 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
14 2 (5.41%) EMC