The table below looks at the statistics for ISA Server skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISA Server over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Rank 571 552 517
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -35
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 41 42 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.078% 0.075%
As % of the System Software category 0.76% 0.82% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 17
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£338 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £295 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £375 £260
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +44.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -34.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -34.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5406 5108 4379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.68% 9.50% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3008 2656 2108
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £164 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 606 609
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.06 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +2.34%

ISA Server
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ISA Server Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ISA Server
Daily Rate Trend

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

ISA Server Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ISA Server
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISA Server within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

ISA Server Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ISA Server
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ISA Server Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ISA Server
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 35 £350 -2.77% 12
London -12 12 £350 +4.47% 3
South East -4 9 £300 -10.44% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 7 £343 -
Milton Keynes +12 6 £343 -
Yorkshire - 6 £226 - 3
Northern Ireland +2 5 £200 -38.46% 1
County Antrim +3 4 £200 -38.46% 1
Belfast +2 4 £200 -38.46% 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £313 -
City of London +16 3 £350 +16.66% 2
South West +2 3 £450 +20.00% 2
East Midlands - 3 £378 -
Derbyshire - 3 £378 -
Gloucestershire -14 2 - -
Derby - 2 £451 -
Gloucester - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £313 -
West Midlands - 2 £400 - 2
Wales -3 1 - -
Berkshire -5 1 £275 -
West Sussex -21 1 £260 -22.38%
Worcestershire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £275 -
Birmingham - 1 £400 - 2
Chesterfield - 1 £305 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 1 £140 - 1
Dorset - 1 £450 -

ISA Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 58 (77.33%) Windows
2 54 (72.00%) Microsoft
3 40 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (50.67%) Active Directory
4 38 (50.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (42.67%) SharePoint
6 29 (38.67%) DNS
7 27 (36.00%) IIS
7 27 (36.00%) VMware
8 24 (32.00%) DHCP
9 23 (30.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (28.00%) BizTalk Server
11 20 (26.67%) HP
12 19 (25.33%) SQL
12 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
12 19 (25.33%) SCOM
13 18 (24.00%) .NET
13 18 (24.00%) Citrix
13 18 (24.00%) Firewall
14 16 (21.33%) Finance
14 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (21.33%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
15 15 (20.00%) CRM
16 14 (18.67%) Internet
17 13 (17.33%) ITIL
17 13 (17.33%) Cisco
18 12 (16.00%) SAN
18 12 (16.00%) VPN

ISA Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 32 (42.67%) SharePoint
2 27 (36.00%) IIS
3 21 (28.00%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
5 12 (16.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (12.00%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (9.33%) Lync
10 6 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (6.67%) IBM Notes
11 5 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (5.33%) Apache
13 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.67%) assyst
3 1 (1.33%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (38.67%) DNS
2 24 (32.00%) DHCP
3 18 (24.00%) Firewall
4 14 (18.67%) Internet
5 12 (16.00%) SAN
5 12 (16.00%) VPN
6 11 (14.67%) WAN
6 11 (14.67%) LAN
7 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 9 (12.00%) SSL
9 8 (10.67%) Intranet
9 8 (10.67%) SMTP
9 8 (10.67%) Wireless
10 6 (8.00%) Extranet
10 6 (8.00%) Network Security
11 5 (6.67%) NAS
12 4 (5.33%) HTTP
12 4 (5.33%) Kerberos
13 3 (4.00%) Broadband
13 3 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Subversion
General
1 16 (21.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Banking
2 6 (8.00%) Local Government
3 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.67%) Law
4 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.33%) Back Office
5 1 (1.33%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (17.33%) Administrator
2 12 (16.00%) Analyst
3 11 (14.67%) BizTalk Administrator
4 8 (10.67%) Support Analyst
5 7 (9.33%) Security Manager
6 6 (8.00%) Server Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Web Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Web Support Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) SharePoint Specialist
8 4 (5.33%) Technical Leader
8 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) IT Security Manager
9 3 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Windows Support Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.00%) .NET
2 11 (14.67%) .NET Framework
3 7 (9.33%) Web Services
4 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.00%) COM
6 2 (2.67%) XML
6 2 (2.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 8 (10.67%) Clustering
3 6 (8.00%) Replication
4 4 (5.33%) PKI
4 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.00%) Spread Betting
5 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.67%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.67%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.67%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.67%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (1.33%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 58 (77.33%) Windows
2 40 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 38 (50.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (30.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (9.33%) Windows 2000
7 6 (8.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (6.67%) UNIX
9 3 (4.00%) Windows NT
10 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.33%) AIX
11 1 (1.33%) HPUX
11 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (20.00%) CRM
3 13 (17.33%) ITIL
4 11 (14.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (9.33%) Change Management
5 7 (9.33%) Security Management
6 6 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.33%) Network Design
7 4 (5.33%) Information Security
8 3 (4.00%) Project Management
8 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.00%) Load Balancing
8 3 (4.00%) Change Control
9 2 (2.67%) Software Deployment
9 2 (2.67%) Time Management
9 2 (2.67%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.67%) Information Assurance
9 2 (2.67%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.33%) SQL
2 6 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.33%) C#
4 3 (4.00%) VBScript
5 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.67%) Degree
3 9 (12.00%) MCSE
4 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (9.33%) MCITP
5 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.33%) CCNA
7 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.33%) CISA
8 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.33%) MCTS
8 1 (1.33%) CISSP
8 1 (1.33%) CCNP
8 1 (1.33%) MCP
8 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (50.67%) Active Directory
2 21 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.00%) Forefront TMG
4 10 (13.33%) vSphere
5 7 (9.33%) Hyper-V
6 6 (8.00%) VMware ESX
7 5 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (5.33%) Terminal Services
8 4 (5.33%) UAG
9 3 (4.00%) XenApp
10 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.67%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.33%) Firmware
11 1 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (25.33%) SCOM
2 12 (16.00%) SCCM
3 7 (9.33%) WSUS
4 4 (5.33%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (4.00%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.00%) BladeLogic
5 3 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.33%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.33%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.33%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 54 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (36.00%) VMware
3 20 (26.67%) HP
4 18 (24.00%) Citrix
5 13 (17.33%) Cisco
6 8 (10.67%) Aruba
6 8 (10.67%) Remedy
7 6 (8.00%) Cognos
7 6 (8.00%) SolarWinds
8 5 (6.67%) McAfee
8 5 (6.67%) Websense
8 5 (6.67%) Lotus
9 4 (5.33%) CheckPoint
9 4 (5.33%) Juniper
9 4 (5.33%) SurfControl
10 3 (4.00%) 3PAR
10 3 (4.00%) Symantec
10 3 (4.00%) Sophos
10 3 (4.00%) EMC
10 3 (4.00%) Intel
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