Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for IIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IIS over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 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)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 157 167 160
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7 +37
Contract jobs citing IIS 51 39 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 0.72% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.29% 4.73% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 30
North West median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% - -13.33%
10th Percentile £200 £233 £252
90th Percentile £538 £417 £460
England median daily rate £475 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +26.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £14.00
England median hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -25.00% -24.71% -39.72%

IIS is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 811 824 999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.33% 15.29% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 539 644
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.82% -5.50%
10th Percentile £181 £250 £258
90th Percentile £625 £598 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 29
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.46 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.31% -3.60% -17.81%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.75 £19.15
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing IIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for IIS in the North West

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IIS in the North West

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IIS in the North West over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IIS in the North West

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IIS 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IIS within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +16 33 £400 +23.08% 19
Lancashire -13 8 £500 +48.15% 3
Cheshire -4 5 £375 +25.00% 5
Merseyside -6 4 £303 -13.57% 1
IIS
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing IIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for IIS.

1 27 (52.94%) Windows
2 25 (49.02%) VMware
2 25 (49.02%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 20 (39.22%) DNS
4 20 (39.22%) SQL
4 20 (39.22%) .NET
5 19 (37.25%) TCP/IP
5 19 (37.25%) DevOps
6 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (33.33%) DHCP
7 16 (31.37%) Linux
7 16 (31.37%) Tomcat
7 16 (31.37%) Jenkins
8 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (27.45%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (27.45%) nginx
9 14 (27.45%) Apache
9 14 (27.45%) Load Balancing
10 13 (25.49%) Active Directory
10 13 (25.49%) Puppet
11 12 (23.53%) High Availability
11 12 (23.53%) Unit Testing
11 12 (23.53%) Windows Server
11 12 (23.53%) SSL
11 12 (23.53%) HTTP
11 12 (23.53%) ITIL
11 12 (23.53%) Java
11 12 (23.53%) WebSphere

IIS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 16 (31.37%) Tomcat
2 14 (27.45%) Apache
2 14 (27.45%) nginx
3 12 (23.53%) WebSphere
4 11 (21.57%) Jetty
4 11 (21.57%) Mongrel
5 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.92%) CMS
6 2 (3.92%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.96%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (49.02%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (27.45%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (21.57%) IaaS
5 10 (19.61%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (19.61%) Google App Engine
5 10 (19.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (15.69%) Office 365
6 8 (15.69%) PaaS
7 6 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (7.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (7.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (5.88%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (1.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
10 1 (1.96%) Route 53
10 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (39.22%) DNS
2 19 (37.25%) TCP/IP
3 17 (33.33%) DHCP
4 12 (23.53%) HTTP
4 12 (23.53%) SSL
5 10 (19.61%) FTP
5 10 (19.61%) IPsec
6 8 (15.69%) VPN
7 4 (7.84%) Internet
8 2 (3.92%) Firewall
8 2 (3.92%) LAN
8 2 (3.92%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (3.92%) SAN
8 2 (3.92%) VLAN
9 1 (1.96%) DMZ
9 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) Jenkins
2 11 (21.57%) Travis CI
3 7 (13.73%) MSI
4 2 (3.92%) JIRA
4 2 (3.92%) Maven
4 2 (3.92%) Selenium
4 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.96%) CA Release Automation
5 1 (1.96%) GitLab
5 1 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
1 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.96%) Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Law
2 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Architect
3 7 (13.73%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Network Architect
5 4 (7.84%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (5.88%) Site Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) SQL Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Server Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (39.22%) .NET
2 11 (21.57%) Servlets
3 10 (19.61%) J2EE
4 3 (5.88%) Web Services
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.92%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (3.92%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.96%) COM+
6 1 (1.96%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (13.73%) Public Cloud
2 6 (11.76%) Private Cloud
3 4 (7.84%) Clustering
4 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.92%) NHS
4 2 (3.92%) PKI
4 2 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.96%) Fintech
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (52.94%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) Linux
3 12 (23.53%) Windows Server
4 7 (13.73%) Android
4 7 (13.73%) Apple iOS
5 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.92%) Unix
8 1 (1.96%) AIX
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.96%) Solaris
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (1.96%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) DevOps
2 14 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (27.45%) Load Balancing
3 12 (23.53%) High Availability
3 12 (23.53%) ITIL
3 12 (23.53%) Unit Testing
4 11 (21.57%) Configuration Management
5 10 (19.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (19.61%) Open Source
5 10 (19.61%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
6 8 (15.69%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (13.73%) Information Security
7 7 (13.73%) Migration
8 6 (11.76%) Coaching
8 6 (11.76%) Planning and Forecasting
9 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (7.84%) ITIL V3
10 3 (5.88%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) SQL
2 12 (23.53%) Java
3 8 (15.69%) T-SQL
4 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.84%) C#
6 3 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.96%) Python
7 1 (1.96%) VBA
7 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Degree
2 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (25.49%) Active Directory
3 10 (19.61%) Xen
4 7 (13.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (9.80%) Docker
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.96%) vSphere
6 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) Puppet
2 8 (15.69%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.84%) Kubernetes
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (5.88%) AirWatch
4 3 (5.88%) Ansible
4 3 (5.88%) BladeLogic
5 2 (3.92%) SCCM
5 2 (3.92%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.96%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.96%) Kibana
6 1 (1.96%) logstash
6 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.96%) Nagios
6 1 (1.96%) Rundeck
6 1 (1.96%) SCOM
6 1 (1.96%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.96%) Terraform
6 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (49.02%) VMware
2 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.61%) Google
4 9 (17.65%) Citrix
5 3 (5.88%) Blue Coat
5 3 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 3 (5.88%) Splunk
6 2 (3.92%) BMC
6 2 (3.92%) IBM
6 2 (3.92%) Oracle
6 2 (3.92%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.92%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.96%) Avaya
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco
7 1 (1.96%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.96%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) McAfee
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.96%) Sun
7 1 (1.96%) Sybase