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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Rank 601 563 566
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +3
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 29 53 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.094% 0.062%
As % of the System Software category 0.51% 0.97% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 14
Average daily rate
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£328 £335 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £500 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.98% +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -6.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+6.32% -2.46%

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
5654 5445 5175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.68% 9.63% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3211 3056 2686
Average daily rate £363 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 642 589
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.85 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 3 September 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 27 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 3 September 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 -37 23 £339 +1.19% 5
London -11 9 £328 -21.90% 1
South East -30 5 £378 +17.96% 1
Wales - 4 £185 -
City of London +12 3 £328 -
South West -7 3 £370 -
Milton Keynes -12 3 £393 - 1
Buckinghamshire -19 3 £393 - 1
Newport - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £370 -
South Wales - 3 - -
North West -31 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Darlington - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Runcorn - 2 - -
Durham - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
West Midlands +7 1 £575 +15.00%
Birmingham +5 1 £575 +15.00%
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Brighton - 1 £363 -
Derbyshire - 1 £325 -
East Sussex - 1 £363 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £325 -

ISA Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 61 (76.25%) Windows
2 50 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 34 (42.50%) Active Directory
4 33 (41.25%) DNS
4 33 (41.25%) SharePoint
5 30 (37.50%) IIS
5 30 (37.50%) VMware
6 27 (33.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (32.50%) MS Exchange
7 26 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (30.00%) DHCP
8 24 (30.00%) SQL
9 22 (27.50%) ITIL
9 22 (27.50%) Cisco
10 19 (23.75%) Citrix
10 19 (23.75%) Service Delivery
10 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (21.25%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (21.25%) Exchange Server 2010
12 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 16 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (20.00%) Firewall
12 16 (20.00%) Internet
12 16 (20.00%) .NET
13 15 (18.75%) SLA
13 15 (18.75%) HP
13 15 (18.75%) SCCM
13 15 (18.75%) SC Cleared
14 14 (17.50%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (17.50%) Blackberry

ISA Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 33 (41.25%) SharePoint
2 30 (37.50%) IIS
3 26 (32.50%) MS Exchange
4 17 (21.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (17.50%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (10.00%) Lync
9 6 (7.50%) WebLogic
9 6 (7.50%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (7.50%) JBoss
9 6 (7.50%) Apache
9 6 (7.50%) Tomcat
10 5 (6.25%) IBM Notes
10 5 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (13.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.25%) assyst
3 2 (2.50%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (41.25%) DNS
2 24 (30.00%) DHCP
3 16 (20.00%) Internet
3 16 (20.00%) Firewall
4 11 (13.75%) LAN
4 11 (13.75%) WAN
5 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 10 (12.50%) Intranet
6 8 (10.00%) SAN
6 8 (10.00%) Extranet
6 8 (10.00%) VPN
7 3 (3.75%) VLAN
7 3 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.50%) NAS
8 2 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.50%) Network Security
8 2 (2.50%) SSL
8 2 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.50%) Wireless
9 1 (1.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) MySQL
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Subversion
2 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Back Office
3 5 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.75%) Local Government
4 3 (3.75%) Spanish Language
4 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.50%) Law
5 2 (2.50%) Legal
5 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.25%) Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (15.00%) Analyst
2 10 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 8 (10.00%) Administrator
4 7 (8.75%) Server Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Network Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) BizTalk Administrator
5 6 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Web Support Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Web Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Support
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) IT Support
8 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 2 (2.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (7.50%) J2EE
2 6 (7.50%) Web Services
2 6 (7.50%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.00%) CSS
4 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.75%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Blackberry
2 11 (13.75%) Data Centre
3 8 (10.00%) Replication
4 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.00%) Clustering
5 4 (5.00%) PKI
5 4 (5.00%) CCTV
5 4 (5.00%) Thin Client
5 4 (5.00%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.50%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.25%) Contract for Difference
8 1 (1.25%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 61 (76.25%) Windows
2 27 (33.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (16.25%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.50%) Linux
6 6 (7.50%) UNIX
7 5 (6.25%) Android
7 5 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.00%) Solaris
9 1 (1.25%) HPUX
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.50%) ITIL
2 19 (23.75%) Service Delivery
3 17 (21.25%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (13.75%) CRM
5 9 (11.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (11.25%) Mentoring
6 8 (10.00%) Data Management
7 7 (8.75%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (6.25%) Demand Management
8 5 (6.25%) Capacity Management
8 5 (6.25%) ITIL V3
8 5 (6.25%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.25%) Validation
8 5 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.00%) Project Management
9 4 (5.00%) Business Continuity
9 4 (5.00%) Software Deployment
10 3 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.75%) Change Control
10 3 (3.75%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) SQL
2 7 (8.75%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.75%) VBScript
5 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.00%) CCNA
3 8 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.25%) MCSE
5 5 (6.25%) MCITP
5 5 (6.25%) Degree
6 4 (5.00%) CCNP
7 3 (3.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.50%) MCP
8 2 (2.50%) ISEB
9 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.75%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
5 8 (10.00%) vSphere
6 7 (8.75%) VMware ESX
7 6 (7.50%) BitLocker
8 4 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (3.75%) Firmware
9 3 (3.75%) XenApp
10 2 (2.50%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.50%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.50%) UAG
10 2 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (2.50%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) SCCM
2 11 (13.75%) SCOM
3 5 (6.25%) WSUS
4 3 (3.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.50%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.50%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 30 (37.50%) VMware
3 22 (27.50%) Cisco
4 19 (23.75%) Citrix
5 15 (18.75%) HP
6 9 (11.25%) Websense
7 8 (10.00%) Oracle
7 8 (10.00%) Remedy
8 7 (8.75%) Cognos
8 7 (8.75%) SolarWinds
9 6 (7.50%) Ektron
9 6 (7.50%) Symantec
9 6 (7.50%) BEA
10 5 (6.25%) Juniper
10 5 (6.25%) Lotus
10 5 (6.25%) Bomgar
10 5 (6.25%) Blue Coat
11 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
11 4 (5.00%) McAfee
11 4 (5.00%) NetApp