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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Rank 554 564 526
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -38
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 52 28 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.053% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.96% 0.55% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 44
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£335 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +18.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
- +18.03%

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
5445 5060 4837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.47% 9.58% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3030 2680 2353
Average daily rate £338 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 551 583
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £31.82 £33.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +25 49 £335 +11.66% 13
South East +10 24 £325 - 6
London +22 11 £420 +43.58% 4
Surrey +12 11 £425 -
Milton Keynes +2 8 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -2 8 - - 2
Hampshire - 4 £320 -
Yorkshire - 4 £335 -
City of London +23 3 - - 1
East of England -31 3 £500 +72.41% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £335 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £500 -
Birmingham - 2 £500 -
West Midlands - 2 £500 -
Berkshire +10 1 - - 4
South West -22 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Norwich - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 3
Slough - - - -
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Luton - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Havant - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -

ISA Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 82 (78.10%) Windows
2 74 (70.48%) Active Directory
3 59 (56.19%) Microsoft
4 58 (55.24%) VMware
5 45 (42.86%) Firewall
6 43 (40.95%) SAN
7 42 (40.00%) DNS
7 42 (40.00%) SQL
8 41 (39.05%) SQL Server
9 40 (38.10%) MS Exchange
10 39 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 38 (36.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (36.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 37 (35.24%) DHCP
13 35 (33.33%) Citrix
13 35 (33.33%) IIS
14 33 (31.43%) Microsoft Certification
15 30 (28.57%) MCSE
16 28 (26.67%) SharePoint
17 26 (24.76%) MS Excel
17 26 (24.76%) HP
17 26 (24.76%) Cisco
18 25 (23.81%) PowerShell
18 25 (23.81%) Forefront TMG
19 24 (22.86%) SCOM
20 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
21 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
22 20 (19.05%) SolarWinds
23 19 (18.10%) Finance
23 19 (18.10%) LAN

ISA Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 40 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 35 (33.33%) IIS
3 28 (26.67%) SharePoint
4 17 (16.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (12.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (7.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (7.62%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (2.86%) Apache
11 2 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.90%) CMS
11 2 (1.90%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (1.90%) Lync
11 2 (1.90%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (24.76%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.38%) MS Office
3 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.95%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (42.86%) Firewall
2 43 (40.95%) SAN
3 42 (40.00%) DNS
4 37 (35.24%) DHCP
5 19 (18.10%) LAN
6 14 (13.33%) WAN
7 13 (12.38%) NAS
8 12 (11.43%) VPN
9 9 (8.57%) Network Security
10 8 (7.62%) TCP/IP
11 7 (6.67%) Internet
12 6 (5.71%) Extranet
12 6 (5.71%) Wireless
12 6 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (5.71%) VoIP
12 6 (5.71%) SMTP
12 6 (5.71%) IPv4
13 5 (4.76%) SSL
13 5 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (3.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (39.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.95%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.95%) IDOL
6 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 19 (18.10%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Back Office
3 5 (4.76%) Law
3 5 (4.76%) Banking
4 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.81%) German Language
5 2 (1.90%) Local Government
5 2 (1.90%) Legal
6 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (14.29%) Analyst
2 13 (12.38%) Administrator
3 12 (11.43%) Architect
3 12 (11.43%) Consultant
4 10 (9.52%) Server Engineer
5 8 (7.62%) Technical Architect
6 7 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Network Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) SharePoint Administrator
7 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (3.81%) Firewall Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Messaging Consultant
9 4 (3.81%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Wintel Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) Windows Administrator
10 3 (2.86%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) .NET
2 4 (3.81%) Web Services
2 4 (3.81%) Middleware
3 3 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.86%) WPF
3 3 (2.86%) Silverlight
3 3 (2.86%) WAP
4 2 (1.90%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.90%) JMS
4 2 (1.90%) jQuery
4 2 (1.90%) J2EE
4 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.95%) XML
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 13 (12.38%) Clustering
3 11 (10.48%) Replication
4 7 (6.67%) Statistics
4 7 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.86%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.86%) SCADA
5 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.90%) DataPower
6 2 (1.90%) PKI
6 2 (1.90%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.90%) Firmware
6 2 (1.90%) HACMP
7 1 (0.95%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 82 (78.10%) Windows
2 38 (36.19%) Windows Server 2003
2 38 (36.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (17.14%) Windows XP
4 14 (13.33%) Windows 2000
5 11 (10.48%) Linux
5 11 (10.48%) UNIX
6 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.67%) Windows NT
8 6 (5.71%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (3.81%) Solaris
10 2 (1.90%) AIX
10 2 (1.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.14%) ITIL
2 17 (16.19%) Migration
3 12 (11.43%) Change Management
4 11 (10.48%) Service Delivery
4 11 (10.48%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (9.52%) Load Balancing
6 8 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.71%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (5.71%) Change Control
8 5 (4.76%) Data Migration
8 5 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (3.81%) Server Monitoring
9 4 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (2.86%) Information Security
10 3 (2.86%) Workflow
10 3 (2.86%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (2.86%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (2.86%) WAN Optimisation
10 3 (2.86%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 42 (40.00%) SQL
2 25 (23.81%) PowerShell
3 10 (9.52%) VBScript
4 9 (8.57%) VB
5 6 (5.71%) C
6 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.90%) Perl
7 2 (1.90%) Jython
7 2 (1.90%) Korn
7 2 (1.90%) KiXtart
Qualifications
1 33 (31.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (28.57%) MCSE
3 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
4 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
5 10 (9.52%) MCP
6 9 (8.57%) Degree
7 6 (5.71%) MCITP
8 3 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.90%) MCTS
9 2 (1.90%) CCNP
10 1 (0.95%) CCNA
10 1 (0.95%) CCA
10 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) QA
3 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (70.48%) Active Directory
2 39 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (23.81%) Forefront TMG
4 16 (15.24%) vSphere
5 15 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 14 (13.33%) VMware ESX
7 11 (10.48%) XenApp
7 11 (10.48%) Terminal Services
7 11 (10.48%) UAG
8 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (5.71%) XenDesktop
10 5 (4.76%) XenServer
11 4 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (2.86%) MetaFrame
13 2 (1.90%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (22.86%) SCOM
2 14 (13.33%) SCCM
3 9 (8.57%) BladeLogic
4 6 (5.71%) DameWare
4 6 (5.71%) Backup Exec
4 6 (5.71%) OVSD
4 6 (5.71%) OpenView
5 5 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (3.81%) WSUS
6 4 (3.81%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.81%) MAILsweeper
6 4 (3.81%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (3.81%) FortiGate
6 4 (3.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (2.86%) Sysprep
8 2 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.90%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 59 (56.19%) Microsoft
2 58 (55.24%) VMware
3 35 (33.33%) Citrix
4 26 (24.76%) HP
4 26 (24.76%) Cisco
5 20 (19.05%) SolarWinds
6 18 (17.14%) F5
7 14 (13.33%) IBM
7 14 (13.33%) CheckPoint
8 11 (10.48%) Websense
9 10 (9.52%) Clearswift
9 10 (9.52%) Nokia
10 9 (8.57%) NetApp
11 8 (7.62%) Oracle
12 7 (6.67%) Juniper
12 7 (6.67%) Intel
12 7 (6.67%) Symantec
13 6 (5.71%) Open Text
13 6 (5.71%) McAfee
13 6 (5.71%) 3PAR
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