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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Rank 541 516 479
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -37
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 36 45 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.092% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.74% 0.95% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 15
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£300 £327 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £279 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.50

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
4890 4723 4308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.70% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2697 2432 2003
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 557 551 761
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -35 35 £305 -7.57% 10
London -5 13 £328 -0.75% 4
South East -21 9 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 9 - -
Milton Keynes - 7 - -
City of London +10 3 £323 +2.38% 2
East Midlands +10 3 £238 -
South West -28 3 £325 -18.75% 3
Chesterfield - 3 £238 -
Derbyshire - 3 £238 -
Devon - 1 £225 -
Exeter - 1 £225 -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Skipton - - - -
Slough - - - -

ISA Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 80 (84.21%) Windows
2 62 (65.26%) Active Directory
3 52 (54.74%) Microsoft
4 49 (51.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (51.58%) VMware
5 42 (44.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (40.00%) Citrix
7 37 (38.95%) SAN
8 35 (36.84%) SCOM
9 33 (34.74%) SQL
10 32 (33.68%) MCSE
10 32 (33.68%) Forefront TMG
11 31 (32.63%) IIS
12 29 (30.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (27.37%) DNS
14 25 (26.32%) Firewall
14 25 (26.32%) Finance
14 25 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 24 (25.26%) SCCM
15 24 (25.26%) MS Exchange
16 23 (24.21%) SLA
17 21 (22.11%) SharePoint
17 21 (22.11%) Performance Tuning
18 19 (20.00%) Change Management
18 19 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
18 19 (20.00%) Hyper-V
18 19 (20.00%) Clustering
19 18 (18.95%) HP
20 17 (17.89%) Cisco

ISA Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 31 (32.63%) IIS
2 24 (25.26%) MS Exchange
3 21 (22.11%) SharePoint
4 19 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (11.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (10.53%) Lync
7 9 (9.47%) Office Communications Server
7 9 (9.47%) Apache
8 8 (8.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (6.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
12 2 (2.11%) CMS
12 2 (2.11%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
13 1 (1.05%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.37%) MS Office
3 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (38.95%) SAN
2 26 (27.37%) DNS
3 25 (26.32%) Firewall
4 17 (17.89%) DHCP
5 14 (14.74%) NAS
6 12 (12.63%) TCP/IP
6 12 (12.63%) VPN
7 11 (11.58%) SSL
7 11 (11.58%) WAN
8 10 (10.53%) Internet
9 9 (9.47%) SMTP
9 9 (9.47%) LAN
10 8 (8.42%) VoIP
11 7 (7.37%) Network Security
12 6 (6.32%) Broadband
12 6 (6.32%) HTTP
12 6 (6.32%) Wireless
13 4 (4.21%) MGCP
13 4 (4.21%) H.323
13 4 (4.21%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 25 (26.32%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.16%) Local Government
4 3 (3.16%) German Language
4 3 (3.16%) Law
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (17.89%) Administrator
2 13 (13.68%) Architect
2 13 (13.68%) Analyst
3 10 (10.53%) Technical Architect
4 9 (9.47%) Consultant
5 7 (7.37%) Windows Administrator
6 6 (6.32%) BizTalk Administrator
6 6 (6.32%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Wintel Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Security Manager
8 4 (4.21%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Exchange Specialist
8 4 (4.21%) SharePoint Specialist
8 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Server Support
9 3 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.16%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.16%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.53%) .NET
2 6 (6.32%) Middleware
2 6 (6.32%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.11%) Web Services
4 2 (2.11%) XML
4 2 (2.11%) JMS
4 2 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.11%) J2EE
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.00%) Clustering
2 14 (14.74%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.32%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.21%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.11%) Replication
6 2 (2.11%) Statistics
6 2 (2.11%) DataPower
6 2 (2.11%) HACMP
6 2 (2.11%) Spread Betting
7 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.05%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (1.05%) SecurID
7 1 (1.05%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 80 (84.21%) Windows
2 49 (51.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 42 (44.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (17.89%) Windows 2000
6 15 (15.79%) UNIX
7 14 (14.74%) Windows 2000 Server
8 11 (11.58%) Windows NT
9 8 (8.42%) Linux
10 6 (6.32%) Windows XP
11 5 (5.26%) Solaris
12 3 (3.16%) AIX
13 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
14 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
14 1 (1.05%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.11%) Performance Tuning
2 19 (20.00%) Change Management
3 14 (14.74%) Load Balancing
4 13 (13.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.32%) CRM
5 6 (6.32%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (5.26%) High Availability
6 5 (5.26%) ITIL
6 5 (5.26%) Migration
7 4 (4.21%) Security Management
7 4 (4.21%) Information Security
7 4 (4.21%) Network Design
7 4 (4.21%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.16%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.16%) Change Control
8 3 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.16%) Project Management
9 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.11%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (2.11%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (34.74%) SQL
2 8 (8.42%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.26%) VBScript
4 4 (4.21%) C#
5 3 (3.16%) VB
6 2 (2.11%) Perl
6 2 (2.11%) Jython
6 2 (2.11%) Korn
7 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (33.68%) MCSE
3 15 (15.79%) Degree
4 7 (7.37%) MCITP
5 6 (6.32%) MCP
5 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.11%) MCSA
6 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (24.21%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) QA
System Software
1 62 (65.26%) Active Directory
2 32 (33.68%) Forefront TMG
3 29 (30.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 14 (14.74%) Terminal Services
5 14 (14.74%) UAG
6 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 12 (12.63%) vSphere
7 12 (12.63%) VMware ESX
8 7 (7.37%) XenApp
9 6 (6.32%) XenDesktop
10 3 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (3.16%) MetaFrame
10 3 (3.16%) Firmware
11 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (36.84%) SCOM
2 24 (25.26%) SCCM
3 15 (15.79%) BladeLogic
4 8 (8.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (6.32%) NetBackup
5 6 (6.32%) WSUS
6 4 (4.21%) MIMEsweeper
6 4 (4.21%) Backup Exec
7 3 (3.16%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 52 (54.74%) Microsoft
2 49 (51.58%) VMware
3 38 (40.00%) Citrix
4 18 (18.95%) HP
5 17 (17.89%) Cisco
6 15 (15.79%) SolarWinds
7 14 (14.74%) F5
8 11 (11.58%) Intel
9 7 (7.37%) Avaya
9 7 (7.37%) CheckPoint
10 6 (6.32%) NetApp
10 6 (6.32%) Aruba
11 5 (5.26%) Oracle
11 5 (5.26%) IBM
12 4 (4.21%) Veritas
12 4 (4.21%) Juniper
12 4 (4.21%) Remedy
12 4 (4.21%) Websense
12 4 (4.21%) SurfControl
12 4 (4.21%) Polycom