The table below looks at the statistics for ISA Server skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISA Server over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Rank 615 597 589
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -8
Contract jobs citing ISA Server 26 38 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.067% 0.074%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 0.67% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 27
Median daily rate £425 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £209 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £309 £375
% change year-on-year
+37.65% -17.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £32.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.93% +77.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £32.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-60.93% +77.77%

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
6417 5684 5504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.51% 10.02% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3934 3134 2835
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.92% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 682 636
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.87 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £35.00 £34.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

ISA Server
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ISA Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 May 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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISA Server within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 26 £425 +33.33% 6
South East -1 19 £450 +50.00% 3
Berkshire +20 16 £450 +63.63% 2
Reading - 8 £450 -
Bracknell - 7 - -
Gloucestershire +6 2 £425 -
East Midlands +6 2 £350 -7.46%
Derbyshire +2 2 £350 -7.46%
South West -4 2 £425 +30.76% 1
London -35 2 - - 1
Derby +1 1 £350 -22.47%
West Sussex -17 1 £475 +82.69%
East of England - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £390 -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £475 -
Hampshire - 1 £390 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

ISA Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISA Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ISA Server.

1 41 (71.93%) Windows
2 35 (61.40%) Microsoft
3 34 (59.65%) Windows Server
4 33 (57.89%) Firewall
5 31 (54.39%) Active Directory
6 24 (42.11%) Internet
7 23 (40.35%) WSUS
8 20 (35.09%) SQL Server
9 18 (31.58%) Wireless
10 17 (29.82%) DNS
10 17 (29.82%) Network Architecture
11 16 (28.07%) UAG
11 16 (28.07%) Wireless Security
11 16 (28.07%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (28.07%) PKI
11 16 (28.07%) Security Management
12 15 (26.32%) Identity Management
12 15 (26.32%) Cisco
13 13 (22.81%) Oracle
13 13 (22.81%) MS Exchange
13 13 (22.81%) DHCP
13 13 (22.81%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (21.05%) IIS
14 12 (21.05%) VMware
15 11 (19.30%) SLA
15 11 (19.30%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (17.54%) Degree
16 10 (17.54%) HP
16 10 (17.54%) Citrix

ISA Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (22.81%) MS Exchange
2 12 (21.05%) IIS
3 10 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (15.79%) SharePoint
5 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (57.89%) Firewall
2 24 (42.11%) Internet
3 18 (31.58%) Wireless
4 17 (29.82%) DNS
5 16 (28.07%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (28.07%) Wireless Security
6 13 (22.81%) DHCP
7 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
8 9 (15.79%) VPN
9 6 (10.53%) Ethernet
10 5 (8.77%) Network Security
11 4 (7.02%) SAN
12 3 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (5.26%) SSL
12 3 (5.26%) WAN
13 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (3.51%) HTTP
13 2 (3.51%) LDAP
13 2 (3.51%) Skype
14 1 (1.75%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.09%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (19.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) ERwin
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Back Office
3 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Support Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Field Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Administrator
3 8 (14.04%) IT Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Security Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Network Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Web Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Web Support Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (8.77%) Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Exchange Administrator
6 5 (8.77%) IT Support
6 5 (8.77%) Security Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) SQL Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) Flash
2 2 (3.51%) J2EE
2 2 (3.51%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (3.51%) XMPP
3 1 (1.75%) .NET
3 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) PKI
2 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.77%) EMC VNX
4 4 (7.02%) Clustering
4 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.75%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.75%) Replication
7 1 (1.75%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 41 (71.93%) Windows
2 34 (59.65%) Windows Server
3 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.77%) Windows 10
4 5 (8.77%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.02%) Unix
6 3 (5.26%) Linux
7 2 (3.51%) AIX
7 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) Network Architecture
2 16 (28.07%) Security Management
3 15 (26.32%) Identity Management
4 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
5 7 (12.28%) ITIL
5 7 (12.28%) Time Management
6 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.77%) Data Analysis
6 5 (8.77%) Data Modelling
7 4 (7.02%) Change Management
8 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.26%) Information Assurance
8 3 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.26%) Migration
8 3 (5.26%) TOGAF
9 2 (3.51%) BPMN
9 2 (3.51%) Business Activity Monitoring
9 2 (3.51%) Coaching
9 2 (3.51%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) Java
3 2 (3.51%) Jython
3 2 (3.51%) Korn
4 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.75%) VB
4 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Degree
2 9 (15.79%) MCSE
2 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (10.53%) CCNA
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.77%) DBS Check
4 5 (8.77%) MCP
5 3 (5.26%) CISSP
6 2 (3.51%) VCP5
6 2 (3.51%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.75%) CCNP
7 1 (1.75%) CCSA
7 1 (1.75%) CCSE
7 1 (1.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 31 (54.39%) Active Directory
2 16 (28.07%) UAG
3 9 (15.79%) XenApp
4 6 (10.53%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (8.77%) Terminal Server
6 4 (7.02%) VMware ESX
6 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (7.02%) vSphere
7 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (40.35%) WSUS
2 5 (8.77%) Sysprep
3 4 (7.02%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.51%) AppManager
4 2 (3.51%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (3.51%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.75%) MOM
5 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.75%) SCCM
5 1 (1.75%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 35 (61.40%) Microsoft
2 15 (26.32%) Cisco
3 13 (22.81%) Oracle
4 12 (21.05%) VMware
5 10 (17.54%) Citrix
5 10 (17.54%) HP
6 7 (12.28%) EMC
6 7 (12.28%) Fujitsu
7 5 (8.77%) IBM
8 4 (7.02%) Dell
8 4 (7.02%) NetApp
9 3 (5.26%) Symantec
10 2 (3.51%) Aruba
10 2 (3.51%) Avaya
10 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.51%) Forcepoint
10 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.51%) Veritas