The table below looks at the statistics for ISA Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISA Server over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Rank 232 232 226
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 21 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.059% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.70% 0.45% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
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£375 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £313 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £335 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £43.75 £22.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -8.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £22.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £22.50 £32.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+107.31% -22.64%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1238 1104 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.62% 12.98% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 515 364
Average daily rate £360 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £164 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 178 160
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -7.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -0.99%

ISA Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

ISA Server Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

ISA Server
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

ISA Server Daily Rate Trend in the South East

ISA Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISA Server across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

ISA Server Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

ISA Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

ISA Server Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

ISA Server
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +2 10 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -1 10 - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
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ISA Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 37 (92.50%) Windows
2 32 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 30 (75.00%) SAN
4 29 (72.50%) VMware
5 25 (62.50%) SCOM
5 25 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (62.50%) MCSE
6 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
7 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (47.50%) Citrix
9 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (40.00%) MS Excel
11 15 (37.50%) IIS
11 15 (37.50%) BladeLogic
12 14 (35.00%) Hyper-V
12 14 (35.00%) Forefront TMG
13 13 (32.50%) UAG
13 13 (32.50%) NAS
13 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 13 (32.50%) SCCM
13 13 (32.50%) SQL
13 13 (32.50%) SLA
13 13 (32.50%) Terminal Services
13 13 (32.50%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (32.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
14 12 (30.00%) Windows 2000
14 12 (30.00%) VMware ESX
14 12 (30.00%) Change Management

ISA Server
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 15 (37.50%) IIS
2 13 (32.50%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (7.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.00%) Lync
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 30 (75.00%) SAN
2 13 (32.50%) NAS
3 8 (20.00%) Firewall
4 6 (15.00%) VPN
5 4 (10.00%) DNS
5 4 (10.00%) Broadband
5 4 (10.00%) DHCP
6 3 (7.50%) LAN
6 3 (7.50%) WAN
6 3 (7.50%) SSL
6 3 (7.50%) Wireless
6 3 (7.50%) IPsec
6 3 (7.50%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (7.50%) Network Security
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.50%) Internet
7 1 (2.50%) X.400
7 1 (2.50%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Architect
2 9 (22.50%) Technical Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Administrator
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Support
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) WAP
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Clustering
2 6 (15.00%) Mainframe
3 5 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 37 (92.50%) Windows
2 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 12 (30.00%) Windows 2000
4 11 (27.50%) Windows NT
5 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (20.00%) UNIX
7 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
7 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (30.00%) Change Management
2 12 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (27.50%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.50%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 25 (62.50%) MCSE
2 10 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) MCP
4 2 (5.00%) MCSA
5 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (32.50%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (35.00%) Hyper-V
3 14 (35.00%) Forefront TMG
4 13 (32.50%) UAG
4 13 (32.50%) Terminal Services
4 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 12 (30.00%) VMware ESX
6 6 (15.00%) XenDesktop
7 3 (7.50%) vSphere
7 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (62.50%) SCOM
2 15 (37.50%) BladeLogic
3 13 (32.50%) SCCM
4 8 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (10.00%) WSUS
6 3 (7.50%) NetBackup
6 3 (7.50%) Sysprep
7 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
8 1 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (2.50%) MOM
8 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 29 (72.50%) VMware
2 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
3 19 (47.50%) Citrix
4 12 (30.00%) SolarWinds
5 11 (27.50%) Intel
5 11 (27.50%) F5
6 6 (15.00%) Cisco
6 6 (15.00%) HP
7 3 (7.50%) Avaya
7 3 (7.50%) Juniper
7 3 (7.50%) CommVault
7 3 (7.50%) 3PAR
7 3 (7.50%) Websense
7 3 (7.50%) IronPort
7 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat
7 3 (7.50%) Nokia
7 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.50%) McAfee
8 1 (2.50%) PlateSpin
8 1 (2.50%) NetApp