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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Rank 557 548 512
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -36
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 44 29 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.056% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.81% 0.56% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 36
Average daily rate
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£325 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £268 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £374 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.31% -22.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £15.95 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £21.90 £128.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+107.31% -22.64%

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
5438 5220 4694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 10.07% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2988 2725 2244
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 646 694
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £31.56 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%

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 25 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISA Server within the UK over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

ISA Server Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 November 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 -23 43 £325 -1.51% 14
South East -9 20 £375 +20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 10 - -
Surrey +4 9 £400 -
Milton Keynes -2 8 - -
London -6 6 £388 +17.42% 2
South West -29 5 £325 -12.16% 5
East of England -6 4 £250 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £238 - 1
Derbyshire - 4 £238 -
Chesterfield - 4 £238 -
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
City of London +25 2 £373 +13.91%
Bristol -19 2 £375 - 1
North West -7 1 £295 -9.23% 2
Manchester -13 1 £295 -9.23% 1
Luton - 1 £270 -
Exeter - 1 £225 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £270 -
Devon - 1 £225 - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Havant - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

ISA Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 86 (88.66%) Windows
2 75 (77.32%) Active Directory
3 60 (61.86%) VMware
4 52 (53.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (49.48%) Microsoft
5 48 (49.48%) SAN
6 43 (44.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (44.33%) Citrix
7 42 (43.30%) MCSE
7 42 (43.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (38.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (37.11%) SQL
10 35 (36.08%) MS Exchange
11 34 (35.05%) SCOM
12 33 (34.02%) Firewall
13 32 (32.99%) DNS
13 32 (32.99%) Forefront TMG
14 27 (27.84%) IIS
15 24 (24.74%) SLA
15 24 (24.74%) Windows Server 2012
16 23 (23.71%) DHCP
17 22 (22.68%) SCCM
18 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
19 20 (20.62%) MS Excel
19 20 (20.62%) HP
19 20 (20.62%) Hyper-V
20 19 (19.59%) Clustering
21 18 (18.56%) Finance
21 18 (18.56%) NAS
21 18 (18.56%) Cisco

ISA Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 35 (36.08%) MS Exchange
2 27 (27.84%) IIS
3 18 (18.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (15.46%) SharePoint
5 13 (13.40%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (11.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (10.31%) Lync
8 9 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (9.28%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (6.19%) Apache
11 5 (5.15%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (2.06%) WebSphere
12 2 (2.06%) CMS
12 2 (2.06%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
13 1 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (20.62%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.28%) MS Office
3 1 (1.03%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (49.48%) SAN
2 33 (34.02%) Firewall
3 32 (32.99%) DNS
4 23 (23.71%) DHCP
5 18 (18.56%) NAS
6 12 (12.37%) WAN
6 12 (12.37%) LAN
7 11 (11.34%) VoIP
8 10 (10.31%) TCP/IP
9 9 (9.28%) Internet
10 7 (7.22%) VPN
10 7 (7.22%) Network Security
11 4 (4.12%) PBX
11 4 (4.12%) Broadband
11 4 (4.12%) SSL
11 4 (4.12%) MGCP
11 4 (4.12%) Extranet
11 4 (4.12%) H.323
11 4 (4.12%) Wireless
12 3 (3.09%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
General
1 18 (18.56%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Banking
3 4 (4.12%) German Language
4 3 (3.09%) Law
4 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.06%) Legal
5 2 (2.06%) Back Office
6 1 (1.03%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (16.49%) Analyst
2 13 (13.40%) Architect
3 11 (11.34%) Administrator
4 10 (10.31%) Server Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) Technical Architect
5 9 (9.28%) Consultant
6 8 (8.25%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Windows Administrator
7 7 (7.22%) Wintel Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.15%) Network Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.12%) Exchange Specialist
10 4 (4.12%) Exchange Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (3.09%) Wintel Engineer
11 3 (3.09%) Server Support Engineer
11 3 (3.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.09%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.12%) Middleware
2 3 (3.09%) WAP
3 2 (2.06%) JMS
3 2 (2.06%) J2EE
3 2 (2.06%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.03%) Web Services
4 1 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.59%) Clustering
2 17 (17.53%) Blackberry
3 8 (8.25%) Replication
4 6 (6.19%) Mainframe
5 4 (4.12%) Statistics
5 4 (4.12%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.06%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.06%) HACMP
7 2 (2.06%) PKI
7 2 (2.06%) DataPower
7 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.03%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 86 (88.66%) Windows
2 52 (53.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 42 (43.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (24.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (18.56%) Windows 2000
6 13 (13.40%) UNIX
6 13 (13.40%) Windows 2000 Server
7 12 (12.37%) Linux
7 12 (12.37%) Windows XP
8 11 (11.34%) Windows NT
9 5 (5.15%) Solaris
10 4 (4.12%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.06%) AIX
12 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.03%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) Change Management
2 13 (13.40%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (13.40%) Load Balancing
2 13 (13.40%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (9.28%) ITIL
3 9 (9.28%) Migration
4 6 (6.19%) Service Delivery
4 6 (6.19%) High Availability
5 4 (4.12%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.09%) Software Deployment
6 3 (3.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (3.09%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.06%) BCP
7 2 (2.06%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (2.06%) Database Tuning
7 2 (2.06%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.06%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.06%) Change Control
7 2 (2.06%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 36 (37.11%) SQL
2 12 (12.37%) PowerShell
3 10 (10.31%) VBScript
4 5 (5.15%) VB
4 5 (5.15%) C
5 2 (2.06%) Perl
5 2 (2.06%) Korn
5 2 (2.06%) Jython
5 2 (2.06%) KiXtart
6 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (44.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (43.30%) MCSE
3 12 (12.37%) Security Cleared
3 12 (12.37%) Degree
3 12 (12.37%) MCP
4 11 (11.34%) SC Cleared
5 9 (9.28%) MCITP
6 2 (2.06%) MCSA
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (24.74%) SLA
2 2 (2.06%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (77.32%) Active Directory
2 37 (38.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (32.99%) Forefront TMG
4 20 (20.62%) Hyper-V
5 14 (14.43%) VMware ESX
5 14 (14.43%) Terminal Services
6 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 13 (13.40%) UAG
7 9 (9.28%) XenApp
7 9 (9.28%) vSphere
8 6 (6.19%) XenDesktop
9 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (3.09%) XenServer
9 3 (3.09%) Firmware
9 3 (3.09%) MetaFrame
10 1 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 34 (35.05%) SCOM
2 22 (22.68%) SCCM
3 15 (15.46%) BladeLogic
4 8 (8.25%) WSUS
4 8 (8.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (7.22%) NetBackup
5 7 (7.22%) Backup Exec
6 4 (4.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (4.12%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (4.12%) FortiGate
7 3 (3.09%) Sysprep
8 2 (2.06%) OpenView
8 2 (2.06%) OVSD
8 2 (2.06%) DameWare
9 1 (1.03%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.03%) MOM
9 1 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 60 (61.86%) VMware
2 48 (49.48%) Microsoft
3 43 (44.33%) Citrix
4 20 (20.62%) HP
5 18 (18.56%) Cisco
6 17 (17.53%) SolarWinds
7 16 (16.49%) F5
8 11 (11.34%) Intel
8 11 (11.34%) NetApp
9 10 (10.31%) IBM
10 9 (9.28%) CheckPoint
11 8 (8.25%) Avaya
11 8 (8.25%) Juniper
12 7 (7.22%) Oracle
13 6 (6.19%) Websense
14 5 (5.15%) Nokia
14 5 (5.15%) Symantec
15 4 (4.12%) Veritas
15 4 (4.12%) Blue Coat
15 4 (4.12%) Polycom