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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 91 83 114
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +31
Contract jobs citing IIS 45 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.42% 1.61% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.02% 9.18% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 10
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £225 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £363 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +121.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.97% +66.36%
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
499 512 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.79% 17.58% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 236 376
Average daily rate £335 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 56 63
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.54 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.17 £34.60 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -2.55%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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
Cheshire +3 15 £310 +3.33% 7
Manchester -1 15 £315 +6.77% 15
Lancashire -13 13 £506 +68.75% 4
Merseyside -6 1 £142 -51.62% 3
Cumbria - - - -
IIS
England

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 57 (64.77%) SQL Server
2 54 (61.36%) Windows
3 46 (52.27%) .NET
4 44 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (48.86%) Active Directory
6 42 (47.73%) Microsoft
6 42 (47.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (43.18%) SharePoint
8 35 (39.77%) TCP/IP
8 35 (39.77%) DNS
9 24 (27.27%) SQL
9 24 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (26.14%) SQL Server 2005
10 23 (26.14%) Clustering
11 22 (25.00%) MS Exchange
12 21 (23.86%) C#
13 20 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
14 19 (21.59%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (21.59%) SharePoint 2010
14 19 (21.59%) VMware
15 17 (19.32%) DHCP
15 17 (19.32%) Exchange Server 2003
16 16 (18.18%) Load Balancing
16 16 (18.18%) PowerShell
16 16 (18.18%) Web Services
17 15 (17.05%) Linux
17 15 (17.05%) Exchange Server 2007
18 14 (15.91%) ASP.NET

IIS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 38 (43.18%) SharePoint
2 22 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 20 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (21.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 17 (19.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (17.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (11.36%) Tomcat
8 8 (9.09%) Apache
8 8 (9.09%) WebSphere
8 8 (9.09%) Jetty
8 8 (9.09%) nginx
9 5 (5.68%) Umbraco
9 5 (5.68%) CMS
10 3 (3.41%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (2.27%) Lync
12 1 (1.14%) NServiceBus
12 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.41%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.14%) SaaS
2 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (39.77%) TCP/IP
1 35 (39.77%) DNS
2 17 (19.32%) DHCP
3 11 (12.50%) SAN
4 10 (11.36%) SSL
4 10 (11.36%) LAN
4 10 (11.36%) WAN
5 8 (9.09%) HTTP
6 7 (7.95%) Firewall
6 7 (7.95%) IPsec
7 5 (5.68%) Wireless
7 5 (5.68%) Internet
8 3 (3.41%) FTP
9 2 (2.27%) LDAP
9 2 (2.27%) Intranet
10 1 (1.14%) MPLS
10 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.14%) ADSL
10 1 (1.14%) Broadband
10 1 (1.14%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (64.77%) SQL Server
2 24 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (26.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (21.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.95%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.41%) NUnit
4 3 (3.41%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (14.77%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Retail
3 1 (1.14%) Local Government
3 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Developer
2 9 (10.23%) Consultant
3 8 (9.09%) Configuration Manager
3 8 (9.09%) Release Manager
3 8 (9.09%) Administrator
3 8 (9.09%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 7 (7.95%) SharePoint Administrator
4 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (7.95%) Architect
5 5 (5.68%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.68%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Windows Technical Consultant
6 4 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (4.55%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Security Consultant
7 3 (3.41%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (52.27%) .NET
2 16 (18.18%) Web Services
3 14 (15.91%) ASP.NET
4 13 (14.77%) CSS
4 13 (14.77%) XML
5 12 (13.64%) WCF
6 10 (11.36%) WSDL
7 9 (10.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (9.09%) HTML
8 8 (9.09%) Servlets
9 7 (7.95%) XSLT
9 7 (7.95%) J2EE
10 6 (6.82%) jQuery
10 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 4 (4.55%) Ajax
12 3 (3.41%) SOAP
12 3 (3.41%) LAMP
12 3 (3.41%) JSP
13 2 (2.27%) Classic ASP
13 2 (2.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.14%) Clustering
2 7 (7.95%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.55%) Open Source
4 3 (3.41%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.27%) Replication
5 2 (2.27%) PKI
6 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.14%) NHS
6 1 (1.14%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 54 (61.36%) Windows
2 44 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (47.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (17.05%) Linux
6 5 (5.68%) UNIX
7 4 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.14%) AIX
9 1 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 10 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (11.36%) MVC
4 7 (7.95%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.82%) CRM
6 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.68%) Automated Testing
6 5 (5.68%) Migration
6 5 (5.68%) Scrum
6 5 (5.68%) Unit Testing
6 5 (5.68%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.41%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.41%) OWASP
8 3 (3.41%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.41%) DevOps
8 3 (3.41%) TDD
8 3 (3.41%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.41%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (27.27%) SQL
2 21 (23.86%) C#
3 16 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.95%) Java
5 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.82%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.82%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.41%) C
6 3 (3.41%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.27%) VBScript
7 2 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (13.64%) MCTS
1 12 (13.64%) MCITP
1 12 (13.64%) MCSE
2 4 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.14%) PMP
5 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.14%) CCNA
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) HL7
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (48.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.64%) VMware ESX
3 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.41%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (3.41%) Xen
5 2 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.14%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) Backup Exec
1 5 (5.68%) SCCM
1 5 (5.68%) SCOM
2 4 (4.55%) SCSM
3 3 (3.41%) Puppet
4 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 42 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 19 (21.59%) VMware
3 12 (13.64%) Cyber-Ark
4 6 (6.82%) HP
4 6 (6.82%) Cisco
5 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.55%) Avaya
5 4 (4.55%) 3PAR
6 3 (3.41%) Google
6 3 (3.41%) Akamai
7 1 (1.14%) F5
7 1 (1.14%) Meraki
7 1 (1.14%) Juniper
7 1 (1.14%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.14%) Symantec
7 1 (1.14%) McAfee
7 1 (1.14%) Websense
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle
7 1 (1.14%) Citrix
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