The first table below looks at the demand for IIS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IIS over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Cheshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 43 52 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Contract jobs citing IIS 22 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.78% 2.26% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.01% 11.64% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £388 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £339 £303
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +12.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +33.33%
Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
157 146 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.85% 19.39% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 59 123
Average daily rate £339 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 18
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.54 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.23% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £35.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
IIS
North West

IIS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IIS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

IIS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

IIS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IIS across the Cheshire region.

IIS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

IIS
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IIS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

IIS Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

IIS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IIS across the Cheshire region.

IIS Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

IIS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IIS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Knutsford +8 6 £270 -30.32% 1
Chester +6 2 £310 +3.33%
Warrington -19 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £338 -
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Crewe - - - -
IIS
North West

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing IIS 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 IIS.

1 39 (88.64%) Windows
2 32 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 32 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (70.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (70.45%) SQL Server
4 25 (56.82%) SharePoint
5 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 19 (43.18%) DNS
7 18 (40.91%) MS Exchange
7 18 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (36.36%) TCP/IP
9 15 (34.09%) .NET
9 15 (34.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (34.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (31.82%) VMware
11 13 (29.55%) VMware ESX
11 13 (29.55%) SQL
12 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
12 12 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (27.27%) Cyber-Ark
13 11 (25.00%) Clustering
13 11 (25.00%) Finance
14 10 (22.73%) DHCP
14 10 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (20.45%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (20.45%) Banking
16 8 (18.18%) SAN
17 7 (15.91%) Shell Script
17 7 (15.91%) HTML

IIS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing IIS 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 IIS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (56.82%) SharePoint
2 18 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 18 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (34.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (34.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (6.82%) Lync
5 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) DNS
2 16 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 10 (22.73%) DHCP
4 8 (18.18%) SAN
5 7 (15.91%) Firewall
6 5 (11.36%) LAN
6 5 (11.36%) WAN
7 3 (6.82%) SSL
7 3 (6.82%) Internet
8 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.27%) Wireless
8 1 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (2.27%) NAS
8 1 (2.27%) LDAP
8 1 (2.27%) ADSL
8 1 (2.27%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (70.45%) SQL Server
2 12 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (20.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (9.09%) Moq
2 1 (2.27%) WiX
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Local Government
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Developer
2 7 (15.91%) Consultant
3 5 (11.36%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Technical Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) .NET
2 7 (15.91%) jQuery
2 7 (15.91%) HTML
3 6 (13.64%) HTML5
3 6 (13.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
4 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 4 (9.09%) WCF
5 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (6.82%) JSP
5 3 (6.82%) LAMP
5 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (4.55%) Web Services
7 1 (2.27%) XML
7 1 (2.27%) Ajax
7 1 (2.27%) JSON
7 1 (2.27%) Dojo
7 1 (2.27%) REST
7 1 (2.27%) LINQ
7 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Clustering
2 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (6.82%) Replication
4 3 (6.82%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) CESG
5 1 (2.27%) PKI
5 1 (2.27%) Statistics
5 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 39 (88.64%) Windows
2 32 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (70.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (15.91%) Linux
6 5 (11.36%) UNIX
7 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.27%) AIX
9 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Load Balancing
2 5 (11.36%) TDD
2 5 (11.36%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (11.36%) SOA
2 5 (11.36%) MVC
3 4 (9.09%) Migration
3 4 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (9.09%) MVVM
4 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.82%) OWASP
4 3 (6.82%) Web Development
4 3 (6.82%) Capacity Management
4 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.82%) Information Security
4 3 (6.82%) ITIL
4 3 (6.82%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) Change Management
5 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) Shell Script
2 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.09%) C#
4 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) MCSE
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (13.64%) MCTS
1 6 (13.64%) MCITP
2 4 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.27%) PMP
4 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (29.55%) VMware ESX
3 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
2 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.82%) VMware
3 12 (27.27%) Cyber-Ark
4 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.82%) HP
5 3 (6.82%) Akamai
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle
7 1 (2.27%) Symantec
7 1 (2.27%) McAfee
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix
7 1 (2.27%) Juniper