The first table below looks at the demand for ISA Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISA Server over the 3 months to 24 July 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 North West 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Rank 126 127 134
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.038% 0.062%
As % of the System Software category 2.05% 0.31% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£270 £250 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-21.00% +51.51%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
292 320 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.57% 12.01% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 118 121
Average daily rate £275 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £441 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 68 58
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.57 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
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ISA Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

ISA Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ISA Server
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

ISA Server Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ISA Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

ISA Server Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ISA Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (60.00%) DNS
4 6 (60.00%) DHCP
5 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (50.00%) Citrix
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (40.00%) HP
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) XenApp
6 4 (40.00%) XenServer
6 4 (40.00%) Firewall
6 4 (40.00%) VMware
7 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (30.00%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (30.00%) C
7 3 (30.00%) VPN
7 3 (30.00%) McAfee
7 3 (30.00%) CA
7 3 (30.00%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (20.00%) ARCserve
8 2 (20.00%) Cisco

ISA Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
1 6 (60.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
4 2 (20.00%) ADSL
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) SMTP
5 1 (10.00%) SSL
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) IT Support
1 2 (20.00%) Senior IT Support
1 2 (20.00%) Tester
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Server Support
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Information Security
2 1 (10.00%) Content Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) XenApp
2 4 (40.00%) XenServer
3 3 (30.00%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (20.00%) ARCserve
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) McAfee
3 3 (30.00%) CA
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) SurfControl
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) Compaq
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) NetIQ
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint