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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Rank 556 530 502
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -28
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 36 40 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.078% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.69% 0.77% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 27
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£295 £324 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.95% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £290 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.19% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -21.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+34.14% -21.15%

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
5242 5201 4496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.66% 10.16% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2903 2678 2109
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £171
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 639 622 757
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 35 £310 -4.32% 15
South East -27 11 £335 +8.94% 4
London +2 8 £363 +3.57% 4
Buckinghamshire - 8 - -
Derbyshire - 5 £238 -
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Chesterfield - 5 £238 -
East Midlands - 5 £238 -
South West -27 4 £325 -12.63% 5
City of London +5 3 £373 +14.96% 1
North Yorkshire +2 3 - -
Yorkshire -10 3 - -
Surrey - 2 £375 -
Exeter - 1 £225 -
Devon - 1 £225 - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Skipton - - - -
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
Glasgow - - - -
Havant - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -

ISA Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 79 (87.78%) Windows
2 68 (75.56%) Active Directory
3 54 (60.00%) VMware
4 46 (51.11%) Microsoft
4 46 (51.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (47.78%) SAN
6 40 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (42.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (40.00%) Citrix
8 36 (40.00%) MCSE
9 35 (38.89%) SCOM
10 34 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 33 (36.67%) SQL
12 32 (35.56%) Forefront TMG
13 30 (33.33%) MS Exchange
14 27 (30.00%) DNS
15 26 (28.89%) IIS
16 25 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
17 24 (26.67%) SLA
18 23 (25.56%) Firewall
18 23 (25.56%) SCCM
19 21 (23.33%) Finance
20 20 (22.22%) Clustering
21 19 (21.11%) Hyper-V
21 19 (21.11%) SQL Server
22 18 (20.00%) DHCP
22 18 (20.00%) Blackberry
23 17 (18.89%) Change Management
23 17 (18.89%) Windows 2000
23 17 (18.89%) NAS

ISA Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 30 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 26 (28.89%) IIS
3 15 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (14.44%) SharePoint
5 11 (12.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (12.22%) Lync
6 9 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (6.67%) Apache
8 6 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
11 2 (2.22%) CMS
11 2 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
12 1 (1.11%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 15 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.78%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (47.78%) SAN
2 27 (30.00%) DNS
3 23 (25.56%) Firewall
4 18 (20.00%) DHCP
5 17 (18.89%) NAS
6 11 (12.22%) VoIP
6 11 (12.22%) TCP/IP
7 10 (11.11%) WAN
8 8 (8.89%) LAN
9 7 (7.78%) Network Security
9 7 (7.78%) Internet
10 5 (5.56%) Broadband
11 4 (4.44%) PBX
11 4 (4.44%) VPN
11 4 (4.44%) SSL
11 4 (4.44%) MGCP
11 4 (4.44%) H.323
12 3 (3.33%) Extranet
12 3 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (3.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
General
1 21 (23.33%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Banking
3 4 (4.44%) German Language
3 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.33%) Law
5 2 (2.22%) Legal
6 1 (1.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (16.67%) Analyst
2 13 (14.44%) Architect
2 13 (14.44%) Administrator
3 9 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 9 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 9 (10.00%) Consultant
4 7 (7.78%) Server Engineer
4 7 (7.78%) Windows Administrator
5 6 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
5 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Exchange Specialist
8 3 (3.33%) Server Administrator
8 3 (3.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Server Support Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) Middleware
2 2 (2.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.22%) .NET
2 2 (2.22%) J2EE
2 2 (2.22%) XML
2 2 (2.22%) JMS
2 2 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.22%) Clustering
2 18 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 6 (6.67%) Replication
4 4 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.22%) HACMP
5 2 (2.22%) PKI
5 2 (2.22%) Statistics
5 2 (2.22%) DataPower
5 2 (2.22%) Spread Betting
5 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.11%) Contract for Difference
6 1 (1.11%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 79 (87.78%) Windows
2 46 (51.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 40 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (18.89%) Windows 2000
6 14 (15.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 13 (14.44%) UNIX
8 11 (12.22%) Windows NT
9 10 (11.11%) Linux
10 5 (5.56%) Windows XP
10 5 (5.56%) Solaris
11 2 (2.22%) AIX
12 1 (1.11%) HPUX
12 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.89%) Change Management
2 15 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (15.56%) Load Balancing
4 13 (14.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (8.89%) Migration
6 7 (7.78%) ITIL
7 6 (6.67%) High Availability
8 5 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (4.44%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.33%) Change Control
10 3 (3.33%) WAN Optimisation
10 3 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (2.22%) Software Deployment
11 2 (2.22%) Database Security
11 2 (2.22%) Systems Analysis
11 2 (2.22%) Data Migration
11 2 (2.22%) Database Tuning
11 2 (2.22%) CRM
11 2 (2.22%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 33 (36.67%) SQL
2 13 (14.44%) PowerShell
3 9 (10.00%) VBScript
4 3 (3.33%) VB
5 2 (2.22%) C
5 2 (2.22%) Perl
5 2 (2.22%) Jython
5 2 (2.22%) Korn
5 2 (2.22%) KiXtart
6 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (42.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (40.00%) MCSE
3 12 (13.33%) Degree
4 10 (11.11%) MCITP
5 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.78%) MCP
6 6 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.22%) MCSA
8 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.67%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (75.56%) Active Directory
2 34 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (35.56%) Forefront TMG
4 19 (21.11%) Hyper-V
5 14 (15.56%) Terminal Services
6 13 (14.44%) VMware ESX
6 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 13 (14.44%) UAG
7 11 (12.22%) vSphere
8 7 (7.78%) XenApp
9 6 (6.67%) XenDesktop
10 3 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (3.33%) MetaFrame
10 3 (3.33%) Firmware
11 1 (1.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (38.89%) SCOM
2 23 (25.56%) SCCM
3 15 (16.67%) BladeLogic
4 8 (8.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (7.78%) NetBackup
6 6 (6.67%) Backup Exec
6 6 (6.67%) WSUS
7 4 (4.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (4.44%) FortiGate
8 3 (3.33%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.11%) MOM
9 1 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 54 (60.00%) VMware
2 46 (51.11%) Microsoft
3 36 (40.00%) Citrix
4 17 (18.89%) SolarWinds
5 15 (16.67%) HP
5 15 (16.67%) Cisco
6 14 (15.56%) F5
7 11 (12.22%) Intel
8 9 (10.00%) NetApp
9 8 (8.89%) Avaya
9 8 (8.89%) Juniper
10 7 (7.78%) IBM
11 6 (6.67%) Websense
12 5 (5.56%) Symantec
12 5 (5.56%) Oracle
12 5 (5.56%) CheckPoint
13 4 (4.44%) Veritas
13 4 (4.44%) Blue Coat
13 4 (4.44%) Polycom
14 3 (3.33%) 3PAR