The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for IIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IIS over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 48 65 58
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7  
Contract jobs citing IIS 5 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.93% 1.96% 1.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.85% 8.96% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 4
Median daily rate £295 £275 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% -33.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £338 £330
% change year-on-year +12.59% +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% -10.00%  

IIS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 73 212 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.59% 21.83% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 116 57
Median daily rate £360 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £263 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 13
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £34.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing IIS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for IIS in Cheshire

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IIS in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for IIS in Cheshire

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IIS in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IIS in Cheshire

IIS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IIS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +4 2 £295 +7.27%
IIS
North West

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for IIS.

1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
4 7 (53.85%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (53.85%) ITIL
4 7 (53.85%) Unix
5 6 (46.15%) LDAP
5 6 (46.15%) SQL
5 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
6 5 (38.46%) Migration
6 5 (38.46%) Web Services
6 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
6 5 (38.46%) High Availability
7 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (30.77%) Database Mirroring
7 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (30.77%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (30.77%) Banking
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (30.77%) Local Government
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (30.77%) Apache
7 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
7 4 (30.77%) Python
7 4 (30.77%) ETL

IIS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) Apache
1 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
1 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
2 3 (23.08%) JBoss
2 3 (23.08%) nginx
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle 10gAS
2 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) LDAP
2 4 (30.77%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (30.77%) SAN
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) Kerberos
3 3 (23.08%) SSL
4 1 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (7.69%) DMZ
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) MySQL
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) DBA
1 4 (30.77%) SQL DBA
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Middleware Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Security Officer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Middleware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Storage Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Developer
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) Middleware
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) Ajax
4 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) Ember.js
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) HTML5
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) JSON
4 1 (7.69%) Node.js
4 1 (7.69%) RESTful
4 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
1 4 (30.77%) Replication
2 3 (23.08%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 3 (23.08%) PKI
3 2 (15.38%) CESG
3 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) Unix
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) AIX
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Android
5 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
1 7 (53.85%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (38.46%) High Availability
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) Database Mirroring
3 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (30.77%) ETL
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) Identity Management
4 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
4 3 (23.08%) Information Security
4 3 (23.08%) Information Security Management
4 3 (23.08%) Security Management
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) Android Development
6 1 (7.69%) DevOps
6 1 (7.69%) MVC
6 1 (7.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
3 4 (30.77%) Perl
3 4 (30.77%) Python
3 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCOM
2 2 (15.38%) SmoothWall
3 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (7.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Citrix
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) Juniper
4 2 (15.38%) Intel Security
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Dell
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) SaltStack
5 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.69%) Twitter