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 22 June 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.

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 69 68
Rank change year-on-year +20 -1  
Contract jobs citing IIS 9 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.42% 1.30% 0.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.68% 8.82% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
Median daily rate £350 £330 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -22.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £330 £335
% change year-on-year +11.36% -1.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -37.50% +7.69%  

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 93 136 121
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.62% 14.78% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 96 52
Median daily rate £350 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £571 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 10
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £14.31 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.90 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IIS in Cheshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IIS in Cheshire

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 22 June 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
Knutsford - 2 £350 - 1
Chester +13 1 £295 +37.20%
Warrington - 1 £275 - 2
IIS
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 10 (71.43%) Windows
4 9 (64.29%) Citrix
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
5 8 (57.14%) LAN
5 8 (57.14%) WAN
5 8 (57.14%) ITIL
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (50.00%) DNS
7 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
7 6 (42.86%) Web Services
7 6 (42.86%) SAN
7 6 (42.86%) Migration
8 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
8 5 (35.71%) C#
8 5 (35.71%) .NET
8 5 (35.71%) Clustering
8 5 (35.71%) Local Government
8 5 (35.71%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
8 5 (35.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (28.57%) PKI
9 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (28.57%) JSON
9 4 (28.57%) Ajax
9 4 (28.57%) Information Security

IIS
Co-occurring 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 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (35.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 3 (21.43%) Apache
4 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
6 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 3 (21.43%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) OneDrive
2 3 (21.43%) Yammer
3 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) LAN
1 8 (57.14%) WAN
2 7 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (42.86%) SAN
4 5 (35.71%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 4 (28.57%) LDAP
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
7 2 (14.29%) DMZ
7 2 (14.29%) Internet
7 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
7 2 (14.29%) Skype
8 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
8 1 (7.14%) FTP
8 1 (7.14%) HTTP
8 1 (7.14%) IPsec
8 1 (7.14%) NAS
8 1 (7.14%) SSH
8 1 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (14.29%) MySQL
3 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (35.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Security Officer
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Deployment Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) Ajax
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) HTML5
3 4 (28.57%) JSON
3 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 3 (21.43%) CSS3
4 3 (21.43%) WAP
4 3 (21.43%) XML
5 2 (14.29%) LAMP
6 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (7.14%) Ember.js
6 1 (7.14%) jQuery
6 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Clustering
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 4 (28.57%) PKI
3 3 (21.43%) CESG
4 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 1 (7.14%) BYOD
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (28.57%) AIX
5 4 (28.57%) Unix
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (14.29%) Android
7 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 2 (14.29%) CentOS
7 2 (14.29%) Linux
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) High Availability
3 4 (28.57%) Information Security
3 4 (28.57%) Information Security Management
3 4 (28.57%) Security Management
4 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
4 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) Network Management
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Android Development
6 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
6 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) Line Management
6 1 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (21.43%) COBIT
3 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) XenApp
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) UAG
3 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) vSphere
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCOM
2 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 3 (21.43%) SmoothWall
3 2 (14.29%) vCenter Server
3 2 (14.29%) vMotion
4 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
4 1 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
4 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Juniper
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) McAfee
5 2 (14.29%) AppSense
5 2 (14.29%) CA
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) Apple
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) Google
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) NetApp
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Samsung
6 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) Twitter