The first table below looks at the demand for IIS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 North West 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 97 88 103
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Contract jobs citing IIS 32 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 1.50% 1.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.31% 8.21% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 18
Average daily rate
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£313 £298 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.04% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £226 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £388 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £339 £303
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +12.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +33.33%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
438 487 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.43% 18.24% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 220 384
Average daily rate £325 £313 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -7.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 48 49
Average hourly rate £15.28 £20.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.60% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
IIS
England

IIS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

IIS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IIS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

IIS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IIS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

IIS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

IIS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

IIS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IIS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IIS within the North West 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
Cheshire +9 22 £300 - 4
Manchester -2 8 £320 +9.40% 8
Merseyside +3 1 £148 -50.83% 2
Lancashire -22 1 £325 +8.33% 1
IIS
England

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 59 (76.62%) Windows
2 46 (59.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (55.84%) SQL Server
5 41 (53.25%) SharePoint
6 40 (51.95%) Microsoft
7 35 (45.45%) Active Directory
8 30 (38.96%) MS Exchange
8 30 (38.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (36.36%) .NET
10 25 (32.47%) SQL
10 25 (32.47%) DNS
11 22 (28.57%) VMware
11 22 (28.57%) Clustering
12 20 (25.97%) VMware ESX
12 20 (25.97%) TCP/IP
13 19 (24.68%) SAN
13 19 (24.68%) Exchange Server 2010
14 18 (23.38%) Exchange Server 2003
15 16 (20.78%) Exchange Server 2007
15 16 (20.78%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (20.78%) LAN
15 16 (20.78%) WAN
16 15 (19.48%) C#
16 15 (19.48%) Firewall
16 15 (19.48%) PowerShell
17 14 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
17 14 (18.18%) DHCP
18 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET
18 13 (16.88%) MS Excel

IIS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 41 (53.25%) SharePoint
2 30 (38.96%) MS Exchange
3 19 (24.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (23.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (20.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (20.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (7.79%) CMS
6 6 (7.79%) Umbraco
7 5 (6.49%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (3.90%) Lync
8 3 (3.90%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
9 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.30%) NServiceBus
10 1 (1.30%) Apache
10 1 (1.30%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Office
3 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.47%) DNS
2 20 (25.97%) TCP/IP
3 19 (24.68%) SAN
4 16 (20.78%) LAN
4 16 (20.78%) WAN
5 15 (19.48%) Firewall
6 14 (18.18%) DHCP
7 5 (6.49%) SSL
7 5 (6.49%) Wireless
8 4 (5.19%) IPsec
8 4 (5.19%) Internet
9 1 (1.30%) Extranet
9 1 (1.30%) Intranet
9 1 (1.30%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.30%) Network Security
9 1 (1.30%) NAS
9 1 (1.30%) VPN
9 1 (1.30%) SMTP
9 1 (1.30%) LDAP
9 1 (1.30%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (55.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.19%) QlikView
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.39%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.49%) NUnit
3 5 (6.49%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.19%) Moq
5 1 (1.30%) WiX
General
1 12 (15.58%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Local Government
3 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (24.68%) Developer
2 8 (10.39%) Consultant
3 7 (9.09%) Architect
3 7 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (7.79%) Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Applications Support
5 4 (5.19%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (5.19%) Configuration Manager
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Technical Consultant
5 4 (5.19%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Release Manager
5 4 (5.19%) Umbraco Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Administrator
6 3 (3.90%) Security Consultant
6 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.60%) Server Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (36.36%) .NET
2 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET
3 11 (14.29%) WCF
3 11 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 10 (12.99%) HTML
4 10 (12.99%) Web Services
5 9 (11.69%) jQuery
6 7 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (9.09%) XML
6 7 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 6 (7.79%) WSDL
7 6 (7.79%) CSS
7 6 (7.79%) HTML5
8 3 (3.90%) JSP
8 3 (3.90%) XSLT
8 3 (3.90%) LAMP
9 2 (2.60%) Ajax
9 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.57%) Clustering
2 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.19%) Wiki
3 4 (5.19%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.90%) Replication
4 3 (3.90%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) CESG
5 1 (1.30%) PKI
5 1 (1.30%) Statistics
5 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 59 (76.62%) Windows
2 46 (59.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (38.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.09%) Linux
6 5 (6.49%) UNIX
6 5 (6.49%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.30%) MVS
9 1 (1.30%) AIX
9 1 (1.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.88%) MVC
2 9 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 6 (7.79%) TDD
4 6 (7.79%) Change Management
4 6 (7.79%) CRM
4 6 (7.79%) Change Control
5 5 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (6.49%) SOA
5 5 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (6.49%) Migration
5 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (5.19%) MVVM
6 4 (5.19%) Information Security
6 4 (5.19%) ITIL
7 3 (3.90%) Project Management
7 3 (3.90%) Scrum
7 3 (3.90%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.90%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) SQL
2 15 (19.48%) C#
2 15 (19.48%) PowerShell
3 7 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.30%) REXX
6 1 (1.30%) JCL
6 1 (1.30%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) MCSE
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (7.79%) MCTS
1 6 (7.79%) MCITP
2 4 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) PMP
5 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) HL7
3 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 35 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 20 (25.97%) VMware ESX
3 11 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.39%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (3.90%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.60%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.30%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Backup Exec
1 5 (6.49%) SCCM
1 5 (6.49%) SCOM
2 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.19%) SCSM
3 3 (3.90%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.30%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 40 (51.95%) Microsoft
2 22 (28.57%) VMware
3 12 (15.58%) Cyber-Ark
4 11 (14.29%) HP
5 9 (11.69%) Citrix
6 8 (10.39%) Oracle
7 7 (9.09%) Siebel
7 7 (9.09%) IronPort
7 7 (9.09%) Informatica
7 7 (9.09%) Open Text
8 6 (7.79%) Cisco
9 4 (5.19%) Business Objects
9 4 (5.19%) Avaya
9 4 (5.19%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.19%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.90%) Akamai
11 1 (1.30%) Capita
11 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.30%) Symantec
11 1 (1.30%) McAfee
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