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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 92 88 100
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing IIS 43 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.36% 1.20% 1.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.03% 6.36% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 16
Average daily rate £345 £300 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £238 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £438 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £15.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+113.33% -40.00%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
476 456 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.04% 18.91% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 202 316
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 42 44
Average hourly rate £25.77 £19.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.15% +14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +2 18 £438 +25.00% 11
Manchester -8 12 £350 +21.73% 16
Lancashire -21 7 £288 +13.86%
Merseyside - 5 £340 - 2
Cumbria - - - -
IIS
England

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 47 (74.60%) Windows
2 38 (60.32%) Microsoft
3 30 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (44.44%) SharePoint
5 27 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 27 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (41.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (39.68%) SQL
8 20 (31.75%) Active Directory
9 19 (30.16%) MS Exchange
9 19 (30.16%) LAN
9 19 (30.16%) WAN
10 17 (26.98%) .NET
10 17 (26.98%) SAN
10 17 (26.98%) Clustering
11 16 (25.40%) VMware
11 16 (25.40%) Citrix
12 15 (23.81%) DNS
13 13 (20.63%) Firewall
13 13 (20.63%) ASP.NET
14 12 (19.05%) ITIL
14 12 (19.05%) MVC
14 12 (19.05%) VMware ESX
14 12 (19.05%) Hyper-V
15 11 (17.46%) SCOM
15 11 (17.46%) C#
16 10 (15.87%) HP
16 10 (15.87%) DHCP
16 10 (15.87%) Migration
17 9 (14.29%) Finance

IIS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 28 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 19 (30.16%) MS Exchange
3 8 (12.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (7.94%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (7.94%) Umbraco
5 5 (7.94%) CMS
5 5 (7.94%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (6.35%) Lync
7 2 (3.17%) Apache
8 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.59%) SAS
8 1 (1.59%) FileNet
8 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (30.16%) LAN
1 19 (30.16%) WAN
2 17 (26.98%) SAN
3 15 (23.81%) DNS
4 13 (20.63%) Firewall
5 10 (15.87%) DHCP
6 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 5 (7.94%) SSL
7 5 (7.94%) Internet
7 5 (7.94%) Wireless
8 4 (6.35%) IPsec
8 4 (6.35%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (4.76%) Intranet
10 2 (3.17%) Extranet
11 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.59%) Network Security
11 1 (1.59%) NAS
11 1 (1.59%) VPN
11 1 (1.59%) SMTP
11 1 (1.59%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.35%) QlikView
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) NUnit
1 5 (7.94%) TeamCity
1 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.35%) Moq
3 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.59%) WiX
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Local Government
4 3 (4.76%) Retail
4 3 (4.76%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Developer
2 8 (12.70%) Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) .NET Developer
3 7 (11.11%) Architect
4 6 (9.52%) Consultant
4 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Applications Support
6 4 (6.35%) Umbraco Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Specialist
7 3 (4.76%) Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Systems Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Tester
8 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.98%) .NET
2 13 (20.63%) ASP.NET
3 9 (14.29%) HTML
3 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 7 (11.11%) jQuery
6 6 (9.52%) .NET Framework
6 6 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (7.94%) WCF
8 4 (6.35%) HTML5
8 4 (6.35%) Web Services
8 4 (6.35%) XML
9 3 (4.76%) LAMP
9 3 (4.76%) JSP
10 2 (3.17%) CSS
11 1 (1.59%) WinForms
11 1 (1.59%) Ajax
11 1 (1.59%) XSLT
11 1 (1.59%) JSON
11 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.98%) Clustering
2 4 (6.35%) PKI
2 4 (6.35%) Wiki
2 4 (6.35%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) Statistics
4 1 (1.59%) CESG
4 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (74.60%) Windows
2 30 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (41.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.17%) UNIX
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.59%) MVS
8 1 (1.59%) AIX
8 1 (1.59%) Solaris
8 1 (1.59%) Linux
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) ITIL
1 12 (19.05%) MVC
2 10 (15.87%) Migration
3 8 (12.70%) CRM
4 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 6 (9.52%) TDD
5 6 (9.52%) Change Control
6 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.35%) MVVM
7 4 (6.35%) Performance Testing
7 4 (6.35%) Information Security
7 4 (6.35%) Web Development
7 4 (6.35%) SOA
7 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.35%) Change Management
7 4 (6.35%) Scrum
8 3 (4.76%) ITSM
8 3 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.68%) SQL
2 11 (17.46%) C#
3 8 (12.70%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.76%) LINC
6 1 (1.59%) SELCOPY
6 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.59%) REXX
6 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.59%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) MCSE
1 3 (4.76%) ISEB
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 20 (31.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.05%) VMware ESX
2 12 (19.05%) Hyper-V
3 8 (12.70%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (4.76%) XenApp
5 3 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.76%) vSphere
5 3 (4.76%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (3.17%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.59%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.59%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (17.46%) SCOM
2 4 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.35%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) SCSM
2 4 (6.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.59%) WSUS
3 1 (1.59%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 38 (60.32%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.40%) Citrix
2 16 (25.40%) VMware
3 10 (15.87%) HP
4 8 (12.70%) Oracle
5 7 (11.11%) Siebel
5 7 (11.11%) Informatica
5 7 (11.11%) IronPort
5 7 (11.11%) Open Text
6 6 (9.52%) Cisco
7 4 (6.35%) Business Objects
7 4 (6.35%) Avaya
7 4 (6.35%) 3PAR
8 3 (4.76%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (4.76%) Akamai
9 1 (1.59%) Dell
9 1 (1.59%) Juniper
9 1 (1.59%) CA
9 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.59%) McAfee
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