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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Rank 595 585 540
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -45
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 29 31 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.060% 0.093%
As % of the System Software category 0.58% 0.60% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 27
Average daily rate £376 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.41% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £310
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -

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
5040 5126 4831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.79% 9.92% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2989 2791 2420
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 595 553
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 9 February 2016.

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 16 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -31 29 £376 +23.36% 5
South East +5 15 £400 -
Berkshire - 11 £400 -
London +1 9 £300 -15.49% 2
Reading - 7 £413 -
South West 0 5 £425 +88.88% 1
Surrey - 4 - -
Leatherhead - 4 - -
Slough - 3 £353 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £425 -
Wiltshire -6 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
City of London +41 1 £275 -8.33% 1
Greenwich - 1 - -
Windsor - 1 £400 -
Feltham - 1 £450 -

ISA Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 45 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 41 (75.93%) Windows
3 31 (57.41%) Active Directory
4 26 (48.15%) DNS
4 26 (48.15%) Firewall
5 23 (42.59%) DHCP
5 23 (42.59%) Windows Server
6 21 (38.89%) Cisco
7 20 (37.04%) Internet
7 20 (37.04%) IIS
8 19 (35.19%) MS Exchange
9 18 (33.33%) VMware
10 17 (31.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (29.63%) WSUS
11 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (29.63%) SQL Server
12 15 (27.78%) SQL
13 14 (25.93%) SharePoint
14 13 (24.07%) VPN
14 13 (24.07%) Windows 7
15 12 (22.22%) Citrix
16 11 (20.37%) Wireless
16 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (18.52%) XenApp
17 10 (18.52%) Data Centre
17 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
17 10 (18.52%) SLA
17 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
18 9 (16.67%) Service Delivery

ISA Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 20 (37.04%) IIS
2 19 (35.19%) MS Exchange
3 17 (31.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (25.93%) SharePoint
5 9 (16.67%) Skype for Business
6 6 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
9 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (1.85%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Office
2 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (48.15%) DNS
1 26 (48.15%) Firewall
2 23 (42.59%) DHCP
3 20 (37.04%) Internet
4 13 (24.07%) VPN
5 11 (20.37%) Wireless
6 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
7 8 (14.81%) WAN
8 7 (12.96%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (12.96%) LAN
8 7 (12.96%) Wireless Security
9 6 (11.11%) Ethernet
10 3 (5.56%) Network Security
10 3 (5.56%) SAN
11 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (3.70%) HTTP
11 2 (3.70%) LDAP
11 2 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (3.70%) Skype
11 2 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.70%) DB2
6 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) ERwin
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Back Office
3 2 (3.70%) Spanish Language
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Administrator
2 10 (18.52%) Support Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Field Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) IT Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Network Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Technical Leader
5 7 (12.96%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (9.26%) Exchange Administrator
6 5 (9.26%) Field Support Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Network Field Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Network Support
6 5 (9.26%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) IT Support
7 4 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Security Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Server Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) BizTalk Administrator
8 3 (5.56%) IT Security Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.70%) J2EE
2 2 (3.70%) WAP
2 2 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (3.70%) XMPP
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.81%) Blackberry
3 7 (12.96%) PKI
4 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 5 (9.26%) EMC VNX
6 3 (5.56%) Clustering
6 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.70%) Device Driver
7 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.85%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (75.93%) Windows
2 23 (42.59%) Windows Server
3 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (24.07%) Windows 7
5 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (12.96%) Windows 10
7 5 (9.26%) Android
8 4 (7.41%) Unix
9 3 (5.56%) Linux
9 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.70%) AIX
10 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
1 9 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
1 9 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 8 (14.81%) Identity Management
2 8 (14.81%) ITIL
2 8 (14.81%) Network Architecture
3 7 (12.96%) Security Management
4 5 (9.26%) Capacity Management
4 5 (9.26%) Data Management
5 4 (7.41%) Change Management
5 4 (7.41%) CRM
5 4 (7.41%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 3 (5.56%) Data Modelling
6 3 (5.56%) Migration
6 3 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (5.56%) Project Management
6 3 (5.56%) Validation
7 2 (3.70%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.78%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) Jython
2 2 (3.70%) Korn
2 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.70%) VB
3 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) MCP
1 8 (14.81%) MCSE
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (14.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (12.96%) CCNA
2 7 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.96%) DBS Check
2 7 (12.96%) Degree
2 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) MCITP
3 2 (3.70%) VCP5
3 2 (3.70%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.85%) CCNP
4 1 (1.85%) ISEB
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 31 (57.41%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.52%) XenApp
3 7 (12.96%) Forefront TMG
3 7 (12.96%) UAG
3 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.11%) BitLocker
5 5 (9.26%) Terminal Server
5 5 (9.26%) vSphere
6 4 (7.41%) VMware ESX
6 4 (7.41%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.85%) Brightmail
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.85%) Firmware
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (29.63%) WSUS
2 7 (12.96%) SCCM
2 7 (12.96%) Sysprep
3 6 (11.11%) Backup Exec
4 3 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (3.70%) AppManager
5 2 (3.70%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (3.70%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.85%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 45 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (38.89%) Cisco
3 18 (33.33%) VMware
4 12 (22.22%) Citrix
5 8 (14.81%) HP
6 6 (11.11%) EMC
7 5 (9.26%) Bomgar
7 5 (9.26%) IBM
7 5 (9.26%) Oracle
8 4 (7.41%) Blue Coat
8 4 (7.41%) Dell
8 4 (7.41%) NetApp
8 4 (7.41%) Symantec
9 3 (5.56%) CheckPoint
9 3 (5.56%) Remedy
9 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.56%) Veritas
10 2 (3.70%) Avaya
10 2 (3.70%) Intel Security
10 2 (3.70%) Red Hat