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 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
England / North West
Rank 109 114 84
Rank change year-on-year +5 -30  
Contract jobs citing IIS 21 45 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 1.18% 1.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.20% 6.63% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 27
Median daily rate £325 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £200 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £338 £330
% change year-on-year +12.59% +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% -10.00%  

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 404 679 586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.54% 17.76% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 373 288
Median daily rate £360 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 30
Median hourly rate £16.00 £24.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.74% -12.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.70 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Manchester +6 10 £425 +21.42% 9
Cheshire +17 5 £295 +7.27% 4
Lancashire +16 2 - - 1
Merseyside -6 2 £300 -20.00% 1
IIS
England

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

1 35 (76.09%) Windows
2 23 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (45.65%) Windows Server
4 17 (36.96%) VMware
5 16 (34.78%) .NET
5 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (32.61%) DNS
7 14 (30.43%) SQL
7 14 (30.43%) Apache
7 14 (30.43%) ITIL
7 14 (30.43%) PowerShell
8 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
9 12 (26.09%) Unix
9 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (23.91%) TCP/IP
10 11 (23.91%) Web Services
10 11 (23.91%) Tomcat
10 11 (23.91%) Finance
11 10 (21.74%) Java
11 10 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (21.74%) nginx
12 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (19.57%) SSL
12 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (17.39%) SAN
13 8 (17.39%) DHCP
13 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET

IIS
Top Related 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 14 (30.43%) Apache
2 11 (23.91%) Tomcat
3 10 (21.74%) nginx
4 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
5 5 (10.87%) JBoss
5 5 (10.87%) Jetty
5 5 (10.87%) Mongrel
5 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
5 5 (10.87%) WebSphere
6 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle 10gAS
6 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
7 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Foundation
8 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
8 1 (2.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.17%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (10.87%) Google App Engine
1 5 (10.87%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (32.61%) DNS
2 11 (23.91%) TCP/IP
3 9 (19.57%) SSL
4 8 (17.39%) DHCP
4 8 (17.39%) SAN
5 7 (15.22%) FTP
5 7 (15.22%) LAN
5 7 (15.22%) WAN
6 6 (13.04%) Firewall
6 6 (13.04%) LDAP
6 6 (13.04%) VLAN
7 5 (10.87%) HTTP
7 5 (10.87%) IPsec
7 5 (10.87%) Kerberos
8 4 (8.70%) Internet
8 4 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (6.52%) VPN
10 2 (4.35%) IP Telephony
10 2 (4.35%) NAS
10 2 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (15.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (15.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (10.87%) MySQL
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Jenkins
1 5 (10.87%) Travis CI
2 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.35%) ERwin
4 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
2 4 (8.70%) Local Government
3 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Developer
2 5 (10.87%) Administrator
2 5 (10.87%) DBA
2 5 (10.87%) Middleware Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) SQL DBA
3 4 (8.70%) Senior Middleware Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Security Officer
4 3 (6.52%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (4.35%) Data Modeller
5 2 (4.35%) PHP Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Technical Developer
6 1 (2.17%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) .NET
2 11 (23.91%) Web Services
3 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET
4 6 (13.04%) Middleware
5 5 (10.87%) J2EE
5 5 (10.87%) Servlets
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (4.35%) CSS
7 2 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (4.35%) HTML
8 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.17%) HTML5
8 1 (2.17%) LAMP
8 1 (2.17%) Node.js
8 1 (2.17%) ODBC
8 1 (2.17%) RESTful
8 1 (2.17%) SOAP
8 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Clustering
2 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.70%) Replication
4 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (6.52%) PKI
5 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.35%) CESG
5 2 (4.35%) Life Science
5 2 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.17%) AS400
6 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 35 (76.09%) Windows
2 21 (45.65%) Windows Server
3 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (26.09%) Unix
4 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (15.22%) Linux
7 3 (6.52%) AIX
8 2 (4.35%) CentOS
9 1 (2.17%) Android
9 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (15.22%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (13.04%) DevOps
4 6 (13.04%) High Availability
5 5 (10.87%) Change Management
5 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.87%) Information Security
5 5 (10.87%) Migration
6 4 (8.70%) Database Mirroring
6 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.70%) ETL
6 4 (8.70%) Open Source
6 4 (8.70%) Security Hardening
7 3 (6.52%) Application Performance Management
7 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.52%) Release Management
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (6.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) PowerShell
1 14 (30.43%) SQL
2 10 (21.74%) Java
3 6 (13.04%) Perl
3 6 (13.04%) Python
4 5 (10.87%) C#
4 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.87%) PHP
4 5 (10.87%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.35%) VB
6 1 (2.17%) PHP 5
6 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.17%) Ruby
6 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) MCSE
3 3 (6.52%) ISEB
4 2 (4.35%) CISSP
4 2 (4.35%) MCITP
4 2 (4.35%) SANS
4 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) SSCP
4 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.17%) CCNA
5 1 (2.17%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.52%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) Xen
4 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.17%) MetaFrame
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.17%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) BladeLogic
1 5 (10.87%) Puppet
2 4 (8.70%) SCOM
3 3 (6.52%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.35%) QRadar
4 2 (4.35%) SCCM
4 2 (4.35%) SmoothWall
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (4.35%) WSUS
5 1 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.96%) VMware
3 7 (15.22%) Oracle
4 6 (13.04%) IBM
5 5 (10.87%) Citrix
5 5 (10.87%) Google
6 4 (8.70%) AppDynamics
6 4 (8.70%) Cisco
7 3 (6.52%) HP
7 3 (6.52%) Intel Security
7 3 (6.52%) Juniper
7 3 (6.52%) SAP
7 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.52%) Symantec
8 2 (4.35%) Apple
8 2 (4.35%) Kaseya
8 2 (4.35%) Kaspersky
8 2 (4.35%) Pega
8 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.35%) Splunk