The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 92 99 96
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing IIS 59 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.62% 1.12% 0.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.35% 7.34% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 16
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £280 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £472 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £332 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +84.61%
IIS
England

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

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
631 436 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.31% 15.23% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 231 208
Average daily rate £375 £342 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 42
Average hourly rate £16.17 £29.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.18% +51.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £14.75 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £27.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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
Manchester +7 30 £318 -15.33% 10
Merseyside -4 15 £415 +22.05% 2
Cheshire -3 7 £408 -9.44% 4
Lancashire -7 3 £288 - 4
Cumbria - - - -
IIS
England

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 95 (80.51%) Windows
2 70 (59.32%) Microsoft
3 53 (44.92%) SQL Server
4 40 (33.90%) VMware
5 36 (30.51%) UNIX
6 35 (29.66%) Active Directory
7 32 (27.12%) Oracle
8 30 (25.42%) .NET
8 30 (25.42%) Citrix
9 29 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (23.73%) Firewall
10 28 (23.73%) SharePoint
11 25 (21.19%) SQL
11 25 (21.19%) Migration
12 24 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (19.49%) VMware ESX
13 23 (19.49%) Web Services
13 23 (19.49%) Linux
14 22 (18.64%) C#
14 22 (18.64%) Hyper-V
15 21 (17.80%) Solaris
15 21 (17.80%) Cisco
15 21 (17.80%) SAN
15 21 (17.80%) Windows Server 2012
16 20 (16.95%) CheckPoint
16 20 (16.95%) Clustering
17 19 (16.10%) ITIL
18 18 (15.25%) ASP.NET
19 17 (14.41%) SSL
19 17 (14.41%) HTTP

IIS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 28 (23.73%) SharePoint
2 14 (11.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 13 (11.02%) Apache
4 12 (10.17%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (10.17%) WebSphere
5 10 (8.47%) Tomcat
6 9 (7.63%) MQSeries
7 7 (5.93%) IBM Notes
8 4 (3.39%) WebLogic
8 4 (3.39%) iPlanet
8 4 (3.39%) TIBCO EMS
8 4 (3.39%) MS Exchange
8 4 (3.39%) Documentum
8 4 (3.39%) Umbraco
8 4 (3.39%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 3 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (2.54%) CMS
10 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.69%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (11.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.93%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.85%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.73%) Firewall
2 21 (17.80%) SAN
3 17 (14.41%) SSL
3 17 (14.41%) HTTP
3 17 (14.41%) NAS
4 16 (13.56%) Fibre Channel
4 16 (13.56%) iSCSI
4 16 (13.56%) LDAP
5 15 (12.71%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (10.17%) VPN
6 12 (10.17%) DNS
7 11 (9.32%) WAN
8 10 (8.47%) Wireless
9 9 (7.63%) SMTP
9 9 (7.63%) DHCP
10 8 (6.78%) DMZ
10 8 (6.78%) Internet
10 8 (6.78%) MPLS
10 8 (6.78%) OSPF
10 8 (6.78%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (44.92%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.41%) Oracle Database
3 13 (11.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.39%) BODI
6 3 (2.54%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.54%) MySQL
6 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.54%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 12 (10.17%) Visual Studio
2 11 (9.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.39%) NUnit
3 4 (3.39%) Subversion
3 4 (3.39%) TeamCity
3 4 (3.39%) Ant
4 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.69%) MSI
6 1 (0.85%) JIRA
6 1 (0.85%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.85%) MSTest
6 1 (0.85%) WiX
6 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (5.08%) Finance
2 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.54%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.69%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (22.88%) Developer
2 16 (13.56%) Architect
3 14 (11.86%) Technical Specialist
4 9 (7.63%) Analyst
4 9 (7.63%) Administrator
4 9 (7.63%) BizTalk Developer
5 8 (6.78%) Security Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (5.93%) .NET Developer
6 7 (5.93%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Technical Architect
6 7 (5.93%) Network Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Consultant
7 5 (4.24%) Applications Developer
7 5 (4.24%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (3.39%) TIBCO Specialist
8 4 (3.39%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (3.39%) SharePoint Administrator
8 4 (3.39%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.42%) .NET
2 23 (19.49%) Web Services
3 18 (15.25%) ASP.NET
4 11 (9.32%) XML
5 10 (8.47%) WCF
5 10 (8.47%) REST
6 9 (7.63%) HTML
6 9 (7.63%) MSMQ
7 7 (5.93%) CSS
8 5 (4.24%) Middleware
9 4 (3.39%) Rendezvous
10 3 (2.54%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.54%) jQuery
10 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.54%) HTML5
10 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (1.69%) J2EE
11 2 (1.69%) Classic ASP
12 1 (0.85%) Servlets
12 1 (0.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.95%) Clustering
2 17 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (13.56%) Replication
4 15 (12.71%) Celerra
5 5 (4.24%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.39%) Life Science
7 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.85%) NHS
8 1 (0.85%) DTV
8 1 (0.85%) Open Source
8 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 95 (80.51%) Windows
2 36 (30.51%) UNIX
3 24 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (19.49%) Linux
5 21 (17.80%) Solaris
5 21 (17.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.93%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.08%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (3.39%) AIX
9 4 (3.39%) HPUX
10 2 (1.69%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.19%) Migration
2 19 (16.10%) ITIL
3 15 (12.71%) Change Control
4 14 (11.86%) Information Security
5 13 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (10.17%) OO
7 11 (9.32%) SOA
7 11 (9.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (8.47%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.47%) Release Management
9 9 (7.63%) Web Application Development
9 9 (7.63%) Business Continuity
10 8 (6.78%) OOP
11 7 (5.93%) Workflow
12 6 (5.08%) MVC
12 6 (5.08%) Service Management
13 5 (4.24%) Service Delivery
13 5 (4.24%) TDD
13 5 (4.24%) Content Management
13 5 (4.24%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.19%) SQL
2 22 (18.64%) C#
3 12 (10.17%) Shell Script
4 10 (8.47%) XPath
4 10 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.47%) XQuery
5 7 (5.93%) Java
6 5 (4.24%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.54%) VB
8 2 (1.69%) Python
8 2 (1.69%) PHP
8 2 (1.69%) Ruby
9 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (8.47%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (5.08%) CISSP
3 5 (4.24%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.39%) Degree
4 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.54%) CISMP
5 3 (2.54%) ISACA
6 2 (1.69%) MCP
6 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.47%) SLA
2 4 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.54%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 35 (29.66%) Active Directory
2 29 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (19.49%) VMware ESX
4 22 (18.64%) Hyper-V
5 17 (14.41%) Terminal Services
6 15 (12.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 11 (9.32%) XenApp
8 5 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (3.39%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.69%) Xen
10 2 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.85%) Samba
11 1 (0.85%) Docker
11 1 (0.85%) iptables
11 1 (0.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (12.71%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (3.39%) TIBCO Hawk
2 4 (3.39%) MIMEsweeper
2 4 (3.39%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (3.39%) Puppet
3 3 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.85%) Ansible
4 1 (0.85%) Opsview
4 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.85%) SCOM
4 1 (0.85%) MOM
4 1 (0.85%) Nagios
4 1 (0.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (59.32%) Microsoft
2 40 (33.90%) VMware
3 32 (27.12%) Oracle
4 30 (25.42%) Citrix
5 21 (17.80%) Cisco
6 20 (16.95%) CheckPoint
7 15 (12.71%) EMC
8 8 (6.78%) Nortel
8 8 (6.78%) Sun
8 8 (6.78%) SolarWinds
9 7 (5.93%) Clearswift
9 7 (5.93%) Lotus
9 7 (5.93%) Nintex
10 5 (4.24%) CA
11 4 (3.39%) TIBCO
11 4 (3.39%) Avaya
11 4 (3.39%) Compuware
11 4 (3.39%) HP
11 4 (3.39%) Business Objects
11 4 (3.39%) SurfControl
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