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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Rank 132 119 135
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.042% 0.033%
As % of the System Software category 1.05% 0.43% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £225 £343
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -34.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £31.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-42.40% +25.00%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
381 234 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.01% 9.72% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 75 88
Average daily rate £260 £253 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% -19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £206 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 49 44
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.30 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West 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
Manchester - 3 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
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ISA Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) ARCserve
3 2 (50.00%) McAfee
3 2 (50.00%) CA
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) ADSL
3 2 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (50.00%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) SurfControl
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) SMTP
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) Apache
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) ADSL
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) SMTP
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support
1 2 (50.00%) Senior IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) ARCserve
1 2 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (25.00%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) McAfee
2 2 (50.00%) CA
3 1 (25.00%) SurfControl
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix