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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 75 101 98
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -3
Contract jobs citing IIS 70 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.04% 1.10% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.95% 6.82% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £309 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £453 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.28 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-36.05% +28.97%
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
586 440 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.08% 16.09% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 220 233
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 43
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% +44.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £39.96 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +18 31 £318 -9.28% 14
Cheshire +9 19 £408 -6.85% 4
Merseyside -7 13 £415 +22.05% 4
Lancashire -11 4 £243 -20.49% 1
Cumbria - - - -
IIS
England

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 100 (74.07%) Windows
2 79 (58.52%) Microsoft
3 66 (48.89%) SQL Server
4 43 (31.85%) .NET
4 43 (31.85%) VMware
5 37 (27.41%) Active Directory
6 35 (25.93%) UNIX
7 32 (23.70%) Linux
8 31 (22.96%) Oracle
9 30 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 29 (21.48%) Citrix
10 29 (21.48%) C#
11 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (20.00%) SQL
12 27 (20.00%) SharePoint
13 25 (18.52%) Web Services
13 25 (18.52%) Migration
13 25 (18.52%) Firewall
14 24 (17.78%) HTTP
15 23 (17.04%) Apache
16 22 (16.30%) SSL
16 22 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (16.30%) Hyper-V
16 22 (16.30%) Windows Server 2012
17 21 (15.56%) VMware ESX
17 21 (15.56%) SAN
18 20 (14.81%) Solaris
18 20 (14.81%) ASP.NET
18 20 (14.81%) WebSphere
19 19 (14.07%) Clustering

IIS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 27 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 23 (17.04%) Apache
3 20 (14.81%) WebSphere
4 18 (13.33%) Tomcat
5 13 (9.63%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (9.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (7.41%) Jetty
6 10 (7.41%) nginx
7 9 (6.67%) MQSeries
8 7 (5.19%) IBM Notes
9 5 (3.70%) MS Exchange
10 4 (2.96%) Documentum
10 4 (2.96%) TIBCO EMS
10 4 (2.96%) WebLogic
10 4 (2.96%) iPlanet
10 4 (2.96%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 3 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (2.22%) Umbraco
12 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.19%) InfoPath
3 3 (2.22%) MS Office
4 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (2.96%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.96%) Google App Engine
2 4 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.52%) Firewall
2 24 (17.78%) HTTP
3 22 (16.30%) SSL
4 21 (15.56%) SAN
5 17 (12.59%) LDAP
6 16 (11.85%) TCP/IP
6 16 (11.85%) DNS
6 16 (11.85%) NAS
7 15 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
7 15 (11.11%) iSCSI
8 14 (10.37%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (9.63%) DHCP
10 12 (8.89%) VPN
11 10 (7.41%) WAN
12 9 (6.67%) Internet
13 8 (5.93%) Wireless
14 7 (5.19%) MPLS
14 7 (5.19%) OSPF
14 7 (5.19%) BGP
14 7 (5.19%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (48.89%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.85%) Oracle Database
3 12 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (8.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.96%) BODI
7 3 (2.22%) MySQL
7 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.22%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (12.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 13 (9.63%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.70%) Ant
5 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.96%) Subversion
6 2 (1.48%) Maven
6 2 (1.48%) MSI
6 2 (1.48%) NUnit
6 2 (1.48%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.48%) MSTest
6 2 (1.48%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.74%) WiX
7 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.74%) JIRA
General
1 9 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.22%) Banking
4 3 (2.22%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Marketing
5 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.74%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (22.22%) Developer
2 15 (11.11%) Architect
3 14 (10.37%) Technical Specialist
4 12 (8.89%) Analyst
5 10 (7.41%) Administrator
6 9 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
7 8 (5.93%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (5.19%) Consultant
8 7 (5.19%) Network Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.70%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) SharePoint Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Windows Administrator
10 5 (3.70%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.70%) SharePoint Administrator
11 4 (2.96%) TIBCO Specialist
11 4 (2.96%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (31.85%) .NET
2 25 (18.52%) Web Services
3 20 (14.81%) ASP.NET
4 19 (14.07%) XML
5 16 (11.85%) HTML
6 14 (10.37%) CSS
7 13 (9.63%) WCF
8 11 (8.15%) REST
9 9 (6.67%) Servlets
9 9 (6.67%) J2EE
9 9 (6.67%) MSMQ
10 6 (4.44%) Middleware
10 6 (4.44%) jQuery
11 5 (3.70%) .NET Framework
12 4 (2.96%) XSLT
12 4 (2.96%) SOAP
12 4 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (2.96%) Razor View Engine
12 4 (2.96%) Rendezvous
13 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.07%) Clustering
2 17 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (11.11%) Replication
4 14 (10.37%) Celerra
5 5 (3.70%) Open Source
5 5 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.96%) Life Science
7 3 (2.22%) NHS
8 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.74%) DTV
9 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 100 (74.07%) Windows
2 35 (25.93%) UNIX
3 32 (23.70%) Linux
4 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (16.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (14.81%) Solaris
7 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.93%) Windows 7
9 6 (4.44%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (2.96%) AIX
10 4 (2.96%) HPUX
11 2 (1.48%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.52%) Migration
2 22 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.59%) ITIL
4 16 (11.85%) Configuration Management
5 14 (10.37%) Information Security
5 14 (10.37%) Change Control
6 13 (9.63%) SOA
6 13 (9.63%) OO
7 12 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (7.41%) Release Management
8 10 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (6.67%) Web Application Development
10 8 (5.93%) DevOps
10 8 (5.93%) Unit Testing
10 8 (5.93%) OOP
10 8 (5.93%) Business Continuity
10 8 (5.93%) MVC
10 8 (5.93%) Workflow
11 7 (5.19%) TDD
11 7 (5.19%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.48%) C#
2 27 (20.00%) SQL
3 17 (12.59%) Java
4 13 (9.63%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.89%) Shell Script
6 10 (7.41%) XPath
6 10 (7.41%) XQuery
7 8 (5.93%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.96%) PHP
8 4 (2.96%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.22%) C
9 3 (2.22%) Ruby
10 2 (1.48%) Python
11 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.74%) VB
11 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.19%) VCP4
3 6 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.44%) CISSP
4 4 (2.96%) Degree
5 3 (2.22%) CISMP
5 3 (2.22%) ISACA
6 1 (0.74%) MCTS
6 1 (0.74%) MCITP
6 1 (0.74%) MCSE
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.74%) PMP
6 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.41%) SLA
2 4 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.48%) QA
4 2 (1.48%) HL7
System Software
1 37 (27.41%) Active Directory
2 30 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (16.30%) Hyper-V
4 21 (15.56%) VMware ESX
5 16 (11.85%) Terminal Services
6 14 (10.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 10 (7.41%) XenApp
8 5 (3.70%) Xen
9 4 (2.96%) ISA Server
10 3 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.48%) Docker
11 2 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.74%) Samba
12 1 (0.74%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (11.11%) CA Single Sign-On
2 8 (5.93%) Puppet
3 4 (2.96%) TIBCO Hawk
3 4 (2.96%) MIMEsweeper
3 4 (2.96%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.48%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.74%) Ansible
6 1 (0.74%) Opsview
6 1 (0.74%) SCOM
6 1 (0.74%) MOM
6 1 (0.74%) Nagios
6 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (58.52%) Microsoft
2 43 (31.85%) VMware
3 31 (22.96%) Oracle
4 29 (21.48%) Citrix
5 19 (14.07%) Cisco
5 19 (14.07%) CheckPoint
6 14 (10.37%) EMC
7 8 (5.93%) Sun
8 7 (5.19%) Nortel
8 7 (5.19%) Lotus
8 7 (5.19%) Clearswift
8 7 (5.19%) SolarWinds
8 7 (5.19%) Nintex
9 5 (3.70%) CA
10 4 (2.96%) Avaya
10 4 (2.96%) Compuware
10 4 (2.96%) HP
10 4 (2.96%) Business Objects
10 4 (2.96%) ArcSight
10 4 (2.96%) F5
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