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 3 months to 24 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)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 127 113
Rank change year-on-year +7 -14  
Contract jobs citing IIS 15 28 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.52% 0.73% 1.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.57% 4.53% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 22
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £216 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £376 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £329 £332
% change year-on-year +11.25% -1.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £28.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -24.10% +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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 420 618 563
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.48% 16.22% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 375 329
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.57% -24.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.49 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £36.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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
Cheshire +22 9 £350 +6.06% 4
Manchester +10 4 £400 +39.73% 8
Merseyside -8 1 £388 +19.23% 2
IIS
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for IIS.

1 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 20 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 19 (52.78%) DNS
4 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
5 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 15 (41.67%) VMware
7 13 (36.11%) TCP/IP
7 13 (36.11%) .NET
7 13 (36.11%) PowerShell
8 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (27.78%) ITIL
9 10 (27.78%) LAN
9 10 (27.78%) WAN
10 9 (25.00%) DHCP
10 9 (25.00%) Citrix
10 9 (25.00%) SAN
10 9 (25.00%) Linux
10 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (25.00%) DevOps
10 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (22.22%) Clustering
11 8 (22.22%) Apache
11 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
11 8 (22.22%) Web Services
11 8 (22.22%) Unix
11 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
12 7 (19.44%) IBM

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 8 (22.22%) Apache
1 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
4 4 (11.11%) Jetty
4 4 (11.11%) Mongrel
4 4 (11.11%) nginx
4 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
5 3 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
7 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Foundation
7 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (11.11%) Google App Engine
2 4 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (11.11%) Office 365
3 3 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.33%) OneDrive
3 3 (8.33%) Yammer
4 2 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (52.78%) DNS
2 13 (36.11%) TCP/IP
3 10 (27.78%) LAN
3 10 (27.78%) WAN
4 9 (25.00%) DHCP
4 9 (25.00%) SAN
5 7 (19.44%) IPsec
6 6 (16.67%) Firewall
6 6 (16.67%) FTP
7 5 (13.89%) HTTP
7 5 (13.89%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (13.89%) VLAN
8 4 (11.11%) Internet
8 4 (11.11%) LDAP
8 4 (11.11%) SSL
8 4 (11.11%) VPN
9 3 (8.33%) NAS
10 2 (5.56%) IP Telephony
10 2 (5.56%) NetScaler
10 2 (5.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (8.33%) MySQL
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 4 (11.11%) Travis CI
2 3 (8.33%) ERwin
3 2 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
4 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Local Government
3 3 (8.33%) Retail
4 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (11.11%) Architect
1 4 (11.11%) Security Officer
1 4 (11.11%) SharePoint Architect
2 3 (8.33%) Administrator
2 3 (8.33%) Data Modeller
2 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (5.56%) Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (5.56%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Server Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Software Deployment Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (2.78%) Deployment Specialist
4 1 (2.78%) DevOps Specialist
4 1 (2.78%) Mobility Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server Administrator
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) .NET
2 8 (22.22%) Web Services
3 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET
4 5 (13.89%) CSS
4 5 (13.89%) HTML
4 5 (13.89%) HTML5
4 5 (13.89%) JSON
4 5 (13.89%) XML
5 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 4 (11.11%) Ajax
5 4 (11.11%) J2EE
5 4 (11.11%) Servlets
5 4 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (8.33%) CSS3
6 3 (8.33%) WAP
7 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (5.56%) jQuery
7 2 (5.56%) LAMP
7 2 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Clustering
2 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.11%) PKI
4 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 3 (8.33%) CESG
5 2 (5.56%) Life Science
5 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.78%) BYOD
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 20 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (25.00%) Linux
5 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (22.22%) Unix
7 4 (11.11%) AIX
8 3 (8.33%) Android
8 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
9 2 (5.56%) CentOS
10 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) DevOps
3 6 (16.67%) Information Security
3 6 (16.67%) Migration
4 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
4 5 (13.89%) High Availability
4 5 (13.89%) Security Management
5 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.11%) Information Security Management
5 4 (11.11%) Open Source
5 4 (11.11%) Security Hardening
5 4 (11.11%) UML
6 3 (8.33%) Application Performance Management
6 3 (8.33%) Change Management
6 3 (8.33%) Conceptual Models
6 3 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
6 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) PowerShell
2 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 6 (16.67%) C#
4 5 (13.89%) Java
5 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.33%) Python
6 3 (8.33%) Ruby
7 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.78%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.78%) Perl
8 1 (2.78%) PHP
8 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) ISEB
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) CISSP
4 2 (5.56%) MCITP
4 2 (5.56%) MCSE
4 2 (5.56%) SANS
4 2 (5.56%) SSCP
5 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.78%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.33%) COBIT
3 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.89%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (11.11%) Xen
4 4 (11.11%) XenApp
5 3 (8.33%) UAG
6 2 (5.56%) vSphere
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) BladeLogic
1 4 (11.11%) Puppet
1 4 (11.11%) SCOM
2 3 (8.33%) SCCM
2 3 (8.33%) SmoothWall
2 3 (8.33%) WSUS
3 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.56%) QRadar
3 2 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (5.56%) Terraform
3 2 (5.56%) vCenter Server
3 2 (5.56%) vMotion
4 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.78%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 15 (41.67%) VMware
3 9 (25.00%) Citrix
4 7 (19.44%) IBM
5 5 (13.89%) Google
6 4 (11.11%) AppDynamics
6 4 (11.11%) Cisco
6 4 (11.11%) HP
6 4 (11.11%) Juniper
6 4 (11.11%) Oracle
7 3 (8.33%) Apple
7 3 (8.33%) Embarcadero
7 3 (8.33%) McAfee
7 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds
7 3 (8.33%) Symantec
8 2 (5.56%) AppSense
8 2 (5.56%) Kaseya
8 2 (5.56%) Kaspersky
8 2 (5.56%) Splunk