Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 159 180
Rank change year-on-year +1 +21 -92
Contract jobs citing IIS 38 51 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 0.86% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.73% 5.39% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 34
North West median daily rate £313 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +5.66% -5.36%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £245
90th Percentile £422 £571 £505
England median daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
North West median hourly rate - £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.14% -
England median hourly rate £12.00 £22.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year -47.25% -33.09% +36.00%

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 804 946 1,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.94% 15.97% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 610 765
North West median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £234 £255 £222
90th Percentile £599 £563 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 33 83
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.60% -25.00% +19.19%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.40 £18.60 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +8.33%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 +1 13 £325 -3.70% 15
Cheshire -3 13 £300 +1.69% 11
Lancashire +6 7 £338 +28.57% 6
Merseyside +11 4 £225 -51.22% 2
Cumbria - 1 £375 -
IIS
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 20 (52.63%) SQL Server
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 19 (50.00%) SQL
3 15 (39.47%) .NET
4 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET
5 12 (31.58%) C#
5 12 (31.58%) Migration
5 12 (31.58%) VMware
5 12 (31.58%) Windows Server
6 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
7 10 (26.32%) Citrix
7 10 (26.32%) DNS
7 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
8 9 (23.68%) ITIL
8 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (23.68%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (21.05%) Firewall
10 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
11 6 (15.79%) SAN
11 6 (15.79%) Apache
11 6 (15.79%) VLAN
11 6 (15.79%) SCCM
12 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
12 5 (13.16%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
12 5 (13.16%) Finance
12 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (13.16%) HP

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 6 (15.79%) Apache
2 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.89%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.63%) Confluence
5 1 (2.63%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.63%) JBoss
5 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) IaaS
2 2 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) DNS
2 8 (21.05%) Firewall
3 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
4 6 (15.79%) SAN
4 6 (15.79%) VLAN
5 5 (13.16%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (7.89%) DHCP
6 3 (7.89%) LAN
6 3 (7.89%) WAN
7 2 (5.26%) DMZ
7 2 (5.26%) FTP
8 1 (2.63%) BIG-IP
8 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.26%) MySQL
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
1 1 (2.63%) Subversion
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Local Government
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) .NET Developer
2 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Server Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Security Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Server Migration Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) DBA
6 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) .NET
2 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.53%) CSS
3 4 (10.53%) HTML
4 3 (7.89%) JSON
4 3 (7.89%) Web Services
5 2 (5.26%) Middleware
5 2 (5.26%) Node.js
6 1 (2.63%) Ajax
6 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.63%) Ember.js
6 1 (2.63%) HTML5
6 1 (2.63%) J2EE
6 1 (2.63%) jQuery
6 1 (2.63%) LDAP
6 1 (2.63%) OAuth
6 1 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) CESG
2 4 (10.53%) PKI
3 3 (7.89%) Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.53%) Unix
6 3 (7.89%) AIX
6 3 (7.89%) Linux
6 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.89%) Solaris
7 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (5.26%) Windows NT
7 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Migration
2 9 (23.68%) ITIL
3 4 (10.53%) Database Security
3 4 (10.53%) Information Security
3 4 (10.53%) Information Security Management
3 4 (10.53%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (10.53%) Security Management
3 4 (10.53%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 4 (10.53%) Web Development
4 3 (7.89%) High Availability
4 3 (7.89%) Line Management
4 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.26%) Change Management
5 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.26%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (5.26%) Security Hardening
5 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (31.58%) C#
3 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.53%) VB
5 2 (5.26%) PHP
5 2 (5.26%) Python
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) COBOL
6 1 (2.63%) Java
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) IISP
1 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (5.26%) CISMP
3 1 (2.63%) CISM
3 1 (2.63%) CISSP
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) GDPR
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (7.89%) vSphere
4 3 (7.89%) XenApp
5 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.63%) iptables
6 1 (2.63%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 4 (10.53%) SCOM
3 3 (7.89%) BladeLogic
3 3 (7.89%) SmoothWall
3 3 (7.89%) WSUS
4 2 (5.26%) HP SIM
4 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (5.26%) vCenter Server
4 2 (5.26%) vMotion
5 1 (2.63%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) VMware
2 10 (26.32%) Citrix
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.16%) HP
5 4 (10.53%) Cisco
6 3 (7.89%) Avaya
6 3 (7.89%) McAfee
6 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.26%) Altiris
7 2 (5.26%) AppDynamics
7 2 (5.26%) EMC
7 2 (5.26%) Hitachi
7 2 (5.26%) IBM
7 2 (5.26%) Ivanti
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle
7 2 (5.26%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.26%) Sun
8 1 (2.63%) Juniper
8 1 (2.63%) Tableau
8 1 (2.63%) Twitter