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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 116 90 83
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -7
Contract jobs citing IIS 38 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.98% 1.45% 1.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.82% 9.72% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 23
Average daily rate
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£300 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £470 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £32.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-28.65% +113.33%
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
653 463 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.82% 14.92% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 250 186
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 39
Average hourly rate £18.25 £25.02 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.05% +28.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -10 15 £305 -12.85% 7
Lancashire +7 8 £300 +4.34% 5
Merseyside -14 6 £300 - 3
Cheshire -22 6 £420 -1.17% 8
IIS
England

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 79 (71.17%) Windows
2 62 (55.86%) Microsoft
3 43 (38.74%) SQL Server
4 37 (33.33%) .NET
5 34 (30.63%) VMware
6 30 (27.03%) UNIX
7 29 (26.13%) Linux
8 28 (25.23%) Oracle
9 27 (24.32%) Web Services
10 26 (23.42%) SQL
10 26 (23.42%) Firewall
11 25 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (22.52%) Active Directory
12 24 (21.62%) Citrix
13 23 (20.72%) SSL
13 23 (20.72%) C#
14 22 (19.82%) HTTP
15 21 (18.92%) SharePoint
16 20 (18.02%) ITIL
16 20 (18.02%) CheckPoint
16 20 (18.02%) WebSphere
17 19 (17.12%) Migration
17 19 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (17.12%) Apache
18 18 (16.22%) Tomcat
18 18 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
19 17 (15.32%) ASP.NET
19 17 (15.32%) Cisco
20 16 (14.41%) Configuration Management
20 16 (14.41%) LDAP

IIS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (18.92%) SharePoint
2 20 (18.02%) WebSphere
3 19 (17.12%) Apache
4 18 (16.22%) Tomcat
5 12 (10.81%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (8.11%) MQSeries
7 8 (7.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (7.21%) IBM Notes
7 8 (7.21%) nginx
7 8 (7.21%) Jetty
8 4 (3.60%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 4 (3.60%) iPlanet
8 4 (3.60%) Umbraco
9 3 (2.70%) CMS
9 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
9 3 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.90%) Documentum
11 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.31%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.21%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (6.31%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (6.31%) Google App Engine
3 7 (6.31%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.42%) Firewall
2 23 (20.72%) SSL
3 22 (19.82%) HTTP
4 16 (14.41%) LDAP
4 16 (14.41%) DNS
5 15 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (12.61%) SAN
7 13 (11.71%) VPN
7 13 (11.71%) DHCP
8 12 (10.81%) WAN
9 11 (9.91%) iSCSI
9 11 (9.91%) NAS
9 11 (9.91%) FTP
9 11 (9.91%) TCP/IP
9 11 (9.91%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (8.11%) Wireless
10 9 (8.11%) MPLS
11 8 (7.21%) SMTP
11 8 (7.21%) OSPF
11 8 (7.21%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (38.74%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (11.71%) Oracle Database
4 8 (7.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.60%) MySQL
7 3 (2.70%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.90%) BODI
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.90%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Visual Studio
2 11 (9.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.21%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.60%) Subversion
5 3 (2.70%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.70%) NUnit
5 3 (2.70%) Ant
6 2 (1.80%) MSI
7 1 (0.90%) JIRA
7 1 (0.90%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.90%) WiX
7 1 (0.90%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (3.60%) Finance
2 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.90%) Marketing
4 1 (0.90%) Electronics
4 1 (0.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (27.93%) Developer
2 15 (13.51%) Architect
3 14 (12.61%) Technical Specialist
4 10 (9.01%) .NET Developer
5 9 (8.11%) BizTalk Developer
6 8 (7.21%) Technical Architect
6 8 (7.21%) Security Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (6.31%) Network Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Administrator
9 5 (4.50%) Applications Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Umbraco Developer
10 4 (3.60%) TIBCO Specialist
10 4 (3.60%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.60%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.60%) SharePoint Administrator
11 3 (2.70%) CMS Developer
11 3 (2.70%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (33.33%) .NET
2 27 (24.32%) Web Services
3 17 (15.32%) ASP.NET
4 12 (10.81%) XML
4 12 (10.81%) WCF
5 10 (9.01%) REST
6 9 (8.11%) MSMQ
6 9 (8.11%) HTML
7 8 (7.21%) J2EE
8 7 (6.31%) Servlets
9 4 (3.60%) Rendezvous
9 4 (3.60%) Middleware
9 4 (3.60%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (2.70%) jQuery
10 3 (2.70%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.70%) Classic ASP
10 3 (2.70%) CSS
10 3 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.70%) HTML5
10 3 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) Clustering
2 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.91%) Replication
4 10 (9.01%) Celerra
5 6 (5.41%) Open Source
6 5 (4.50%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.70%) Life Science
8 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.90%) DTV
9 1 (0.90%) NHS
9 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 79 (71.17%) Windows
2 30 (27.03%) UNIX
3 29 (26.13%) Linux
4 18 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (10.81%) Solaris
5 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.41%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (3.60%) AIX
9 3 (2.70%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.90%) Android
10 1 (0.90%) HPUX
10 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.02%) ITIL
2 19 (17.12%) Migration
2 19 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (14.41%) Configuration Management
4 12 (10.81%) OO
4 12 (10.81%) Information Security
5 11 (9.91%) Release Management
5 11 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (9.91%) SOA
6 9 (8.11%) Business Continuity
6 9 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (8.11%) Change Control
6 9 (8.11%) Web Application Development
7 8 (7.21%) OOP
8 7 (6.31%) Unit Testing
8 7 (6.31%) Workflow
9 6 (5.41%) MVC
10 5 (4.50%) Web Development
10 5 (4.50%) Automated Testing
10 5 (4.50%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.42%) SQL
2 23 (20.72%) C#
3 13 (11.71%) Java
4 12 (10.81%) Shell Script
5 10 (9.01%) XQuery
5 10 (9.01%) XPath
6 6 (5.41%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.50%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.50%) VB
8 2 (1.80%) Python
8 2 (1.80%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.80%) Perl
8 2 (1.80%) PHP
8 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.90%) Ruby
9 1 (0.90%) VBScript
9 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (9.91%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.60%) CISSP
3 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.70%) CISMP
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.70%) MCP
3 3 (2.70%) ISACA
4 2 (1.80%) Degree
5 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.21%) SLA
2 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.80%) QA
3 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 25 (22.52%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.41%) VMware ESX
3 15 (13.51%) Hyper-V
4 12 (10.81%) Terminal Services
5 10 (9.01%) XenApp
5 10 (9.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 8 (7.21%) Xen
7 4 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.60%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.90%) Samba
8 1 (0.90%) NFS
8 1 (0.90%) iptables
Systems Management
1 15 (13.51%) CA Single Sign-On
2 8 (7.21%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (7.21%) Puppet
3 4 (3.60%) MIMEsweeper
3 4 (3.60%) TIBCO Hawk
3 4 (3.60%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.90%) WSUS
4 1 (0.90%) SCOM
4 1 (0.90%) Nagios
4 1 (0.90%) MOM
4 1 (0.90%) Ansible
4 1 (0.90%) Opsview
Vendors
1 62 (55.86%) Microsoft
2 34 (30.63%) VMware
3 28 (25.23%) Oracle
4 24 (21.62%) Citrix
5 20 (18.02%) CheckPoint
6 17 (15.32%) Cisco
7 11 (9.91%) EMC
8 8 (7.21%) Lotus
8 8 (7.21%) Nortel
8 8 (7.21%) Sun
8 8 (7.21%) SolarWinds
9 7 (6.31%) Google
9 7 (6.31%) Clearswift
9 7 (6.31%) Nintex
10 5 (4.50%) CA
11 4 (3.60%) Avaya
11 4 (3.60%) IBM
11 4 (3.60%) TIBCO
11 4 (3.60%) SurfControl
12 3 (2.70%) NetApp