The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 28 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.

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 49 44
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5  
Contract jobs citing IIS 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.98% 0.93% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.52% 4.08% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £338 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.39%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £346 £335
% change year-on-year +11.19% +3.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% -11.25%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 21 98 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 10.29% 22.84% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 69 52
Median daily rate £356 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £256 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £450 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Median hourly rate £11.25 £12.00 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -73.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.70 £17.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £19.89 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IIS in Lancashire

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IIS in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for IIS.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 3 (50.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Kaspersky
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) NAS
4 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (33.33%) Kaseya

IIS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 2 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (16.67%) MySQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Server Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) LAMP
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Life Science
2 1 (16.67%) AS400
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) CentOS
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
2 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) MetaFrame
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (33.33%) WSUS
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) Kaseya
3 2 (33.33%) Kaspersky
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (16.67%) Canon
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) EqualLogic
4 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
4 1 (16.67%) Veeam