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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Rank 579 556 525
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -31
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 32 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.080% 0.092%
As % of the System Software category 0.56% 0.84% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 24
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £400 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -21.00%

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
5664 5244 5048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.92% 9.59% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3253 2887 2555
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 620 631
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.88 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -11.76%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -21 30 £350 +14.75% 6
South West +9 9 £350 -
South East -25 7 £319 -8.60% 1
Bristol - 6 £360 -
London -6 4 £350 +24.44% 4
City of London +2 3 £350 +42.85% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 3 - -
Devon - 3 £225 -
High Wycombe - 3 - -
Exeter - 3 £225 -
Berkshire +7 2 £275 -
East of England 0 2 £175 -56.25%
North West -23 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £575 -
West Wales - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Swansea - 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 £175 -
Durham - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Runcorn - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £275 -
Darlington - 2 - -
Oxfordshire -20 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £363 -
Derby - 1 £451 -
Brighton - 1 £363 -
Norwich - 1 £175 -
Thetford - 1 - -

ISA Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 52 (75.36%) Windows
2 37 (53.62%) Microsoft
3 31 (44.93%) Active Directory
4 30 (43.48%) DNS
5 27 (39.13%) VMware
5 27 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (34.78%) SharePoint
7 22 (31.88%) IIS
7 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (28.99%) DHCP
8 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (27.54%) Citrix
9 19 (27.54%) MS Exchange
10 18 (26.09%) ITIL
11 17 (24.64%) SQL
12 16 (23.19%) HP
12 16 (23.19%) Firewall
13 15 (21.74%) .NET
14 14 (20.29%) Cisco
14 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (20.29%) SCOM
15 13 (18.84%) Internet
16 12 (17.39%) Service Delivery
16 12 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
16 12 (17.39%) Hyper-V
17 11 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2010
17 11 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2007
17 11 (15.94%) TCP/IP
17 11 (15.94%) Finance

ISA Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 24 (34.78%) SharePoint
2 22 (31.88%) IIS
3 19 (27.54%) MS Exchange
4 12 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (11.59%) Lync
7 7 (10.14%) Office Communications Server
8 6 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (8.70%) WebLogic
8 6 (8.70%) JBoss
8 6 (8.70%) Apache
8 6 (8.70%) Tomcat
9 5 (7.25%) IBM Notes
9 5 (7.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (7.25%) assyst
3 2 (2.90%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Office 365
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (43.48%) DNS
2 20 (28.99%) DHCP
3 16 (23.19%) Firewall
4 13 (18.84%) Internet
5 11 (15.94%) TCP/IP
6 10 (14.49%) Intranet
7 8 (11.59%) SAN
7 8 (11.59%) Extranet
8 6 (8.70%) VPN
9 5 (7.25%) LAN
9 5 (7.25%) WAN
10 4 (5.80%) VLAN
11 3 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (4.35%) Wireless
12 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (2.90%) NAS
12 2 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
13 1 (1.45%) PuTTY
13 1 (1.45%) WinSCP
13 1 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) MySQL
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Subversion
2 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.80%) Back Office
4 3 (4.35%) Local Government
5 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.90%) Law
5 2 (2.90%) Legal
5 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.45%) Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Analyst
2 8 (11.59%) Support Analyst
3 6 (8.70%) Server Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Technical Leader
4 5 (7.25%) Administrator
4 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Web Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) Web Support Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) BizTalk Administrator
5 4 (5.80%) Applications Support
5 4 (5.80%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) IT Support
7 2 (2.90%) Wintel Specialist
7 2 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Wintel Technical Specialist
7 2 (2.90%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (2.90%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) .NET
2 6 (8.70%) J2EE
2 6 (8.70%) Web Services
3 5 (7.25%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.80%) CSS
5 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.14%) Replication
2 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.25%) Thin Client
3 5 (7.25%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.80%) Clustering
4 4 (5.80%) PKI
4 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.90%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.45%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.45%) CCTV
7 1 (1.45%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (1.45%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 52 (75.36%) Windows
2 27 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (14.49%) Windows 7
6 7 (10.14%) UNIX
7 6 (8.70%) Linux
8 4 (5.80%) Solaris
8 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.45%) HPUX
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) ITIL
2 12 (17.39%) Service Delivery
3 10 (14.49%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (13.04%) CRM
5 7 (10.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (10.14%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (8.70%) Load Balancing
7 5 (7.25%) Demand Management
8 4 (5.80%) Project Management
8 4 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.35%) Security Management
9 3 (4.35%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.35%) Business Continuity
9 3 (4.35%) Data Management
9 3 (4.35%) TOGAF
9 3 (4.35%) Software Deployment
9 3 (4.35%) Information Assurance
9 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.35%) Change Control
9 3 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.35%) VBScript
4 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.70%) MCITP
5 5 (7.25%) MCSE
5 5 (7.25%) Degree
6 4 (5.80%) CCNA
6 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.45%) MCP
8 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.45%) ISEB
8 1 (1.45%) CISSP
8 1 (1.45%) CCNP
8 1 (1.45%) CISA
8 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (44.93%) Active Directory
2 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 10 (14.49%) Forefront TMG
5 8 (11.59%) vSphere
6 7 (10.14%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (4.35%) XenApp
8 3 (4.35%) Firmware
8 3 (4.35%) UAG
9 2 (2.90%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.90%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (20.29%) SCOM
2 10 (14.49%) SCCM
3 6 (8.70%) WSUS
4 2 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.90%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.90%) HP SIM
4 2 (2.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.45%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 37 (53.62%) Microsoft
2 27 (39.13%) VMware
3 19 (27.54%) Citrix
4 16 (23.19%) HP
5 14 (20.29%) Cisco
6 9 (13.04%) Websense
7 8 (11.59%) Oracle
8 7 (10.14%) Cognos
9 6 (8.70%) BEA
9 6 (8.70%) Remedy
9 6 (8.70%) SolarWinds
9 6 (8.70%) Ektron
10 5 (7.25%) McAfee
10 5 (7.25%) Lotus
10 5 (7.25%) Symantec
11 4 (5.80%) EMC
11 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
11 4 (5.80%) Sun
12 3 (4.35%) Juniper
12 3 (4.35%) Aruba