The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 50 53 61
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing IIS 15 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.92% 2.22% 0.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.27% 12.05% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 3
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£310 £300 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -36.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +106.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.97% +66.36%
IIS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
146 166 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.67% 18.42% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 74 115
Average daily rate £350 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 23
Average hourly rate £16.84 £20.27 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.90% +8.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £16.28 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £35.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -2.55%

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 18 September 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 18 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 3 - -
Crewe -6 1 - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 2
IIS
North West

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 43 (91.49%) Windows
2 40 (85.11%) Active Directory
3 39 (82.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (76.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (74.47%) SQL Server
6 31 (65.96%) SharePoint
7 26 (55.32%) DNS
8 23 (48.94%) TCP/IP
9 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
10 19 (40.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (38.30%) MS Exchange
11 18 (38.30%) .NET
11 18 (38.30%) Clustering
12 17 (36.17%) Exchange Server 2003
12 17 (36.17%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (34.04%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (34.04%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (34.04%) SQL
14 15 (31.91%) Load Balancing
14 15 (31.91%) Exchange Server 2007
14 15 (31.91%) PowerShell
15 14 (29.79%) VMware
16 13 (27.66%) MS Excel
16 13 (27.66%) SharePoint 2010
17 12 (25.53%) Cyber-Ark
17 12 (25.53%) VMware ESX
17 12 (25.53%) Finance
18 11 (23.40%) MCITP
18 11 (23.40%) MCTS
18 11 (23.40%) MCSE

IIS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 31 (65.96%) SharePoint
2 18 (38.30%) MS Exchange
3 17 (36.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 16 (34.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (31.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (27.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (4.26%) Lync
7 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
8 1 (2.13%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 13 (27.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (55.32%) DNS
2 23 (48.94%) TCP/IP
3 9 (19.15%) DHCP
4 7 (14.89%) SAN
5 6 (12.77%) Firewall
6 5 (10.64%) LAN
6 5 (10.64%) WAN
7 4 (8.51%) Internet
8 3 (6.38%) SSL
9 1 (2.13%) LDAP
9 1 (2.13%) ADSL
9 1 (2.13%) Broadband
9 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.13%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (2.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (74.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (36.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (34.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (14.89%) Developer
1 7 (14.89%) Consultant
1 7 (14.89%) Administrator
2 6 (12.77%) SharePoint Administrator
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Technical Consultant
3 4 (8.51%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (8.51%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (6.38%) Security Consultant
4 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Architect
4 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) JSP
2 3 (6.38%) LAMP
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.26%) HTML5
3 2 (4.26%) jQuery
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.13%) Ajax
4 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.13%) Dojo
4 1 (2.13%) WCF
4 1 (2.13%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (38.30%) Clustering
2 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Replication
5 1 (2.13%) CESG
5 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (91.49%) Windows
2 39 (82.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 36 (76.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (40.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (12.77%) Linux
6 5 (10.64%) UNIX
7 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.13%) AIX
9 1 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Load Balancing
2 5 (10.64%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (8.51%) Migration
4 3 (6.38%) Information Security
4 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.38%) Change Management
4 3 (6.38%) Capacity Management
4 3 (6.38%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.38%) OWASP
4 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.38%) Web Development
5 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL
5 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.26%) Project Management
6 1 (2.13%) Service Management
6 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.13%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) SQL
2 15 (31.91%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.77%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.26%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) MCSE
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (23.40%) MCTS
1 11 (23.40%) MCITP
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.13%) PMP
4 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (85.11%) Active Directory
2 12 (25.53%) VMware ESX
3 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (14.89%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.26%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
2 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.79%) VMware
3 12 (25.53%) Cyber-Ark
4 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.38%) Akamai
6 2 (4.26%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) Juniper
7 1 (2.13%) Symantec
7 1 (2.13%) McAfee
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco