Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 161 161
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 -42
Contract jobs citing IIS 45 38 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 0.69% 1.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.23% 4.44% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 43
North West median daily rate £343 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.38% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £225 £285 £213
90th Percentile £556 £550 £435
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
North West median hourly rate - - £20.39
England median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - -56.92% +46.53%

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 860 855 1,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.73% 15.61% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 548 748
North West median daily rate £400 £365 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -5.81% +9.93%
10th Percentile £234 £215 £225
90th Percentile £578 £500 £501
England median daily rate £458 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +6.40% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 41 68
North West median hourly rate £21.25 £16.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -26.44% +19.18%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.50 £11.97
90th Percentile £53.50 £30.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.28 £19.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.95% -1.70% +5.26%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Cheshire -12 17 £283 -5.04% 4
Lancashire +10 16 £520 +98.10%
Manchester -25 8 £350 -12.50% 11
Merseyside +21 4 £225 -34.55% 6
IIS
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 26 (57.78%) SCCM
3 25 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 22 (48.89%) SQL
4 22 (48.89%) SAN
5 21 (46.67%) VMware
6 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
6 19 (42.22%) Windows Server
7 18 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
8 17 (37.78%) TCP/IP
8 17 (37.78%) DMZ
8 17 (37.78%) Migration
9 16 (35.56%) Citrix
10 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (31.11%) XenApp
10 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
11 13 (28.89%) LAN
11 13 (28.89%) WAN
12 12 (26.67%) HP
12 12 (26.67%) EMC
12 12 (26.67%) Firewall
12 12 (26.67%) SC Cleared
12 12 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (24.44%) DNS
13 11 (24.44%) Web Services
13 11 (24.44%) ITIL
14 9 (20.00%) IPsec

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 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 5 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Office 365
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.22%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 22 (48.89%) SAN
2 17 (37.78%) DMZ
2 17 (37.78%) TCP/IP
3 13 (28.89%) LAN
3 13 (28.89%) WAN
4 12 (26.67%) Firewall
5 11 (24.44%) DNS
6 9 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 9 (20.00%) IPsec
6 9 (20.00%) NAS
7 8 (17.78%) VLAN
8 5 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (8.89%) Internet
10 2 (4.44%) DHCP
11 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.22%) DB2
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.22%) MSI
3 1 (2.22%) Selenium
3 1 (2.22%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.11%) Local Government
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Architect
2 9 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 5 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.89%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Citrix Server Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) SCCM Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.44%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (4.44%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) Web Services
2 8 (17.78%) HTML
3 7 (15.56%) .NET
3 7 (15.56%) CSS
3 7 (15.56%) JSON
4 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 6 (13.33%) Node.js
5 3 (6.67%) OAuth
6 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.44%) HTML5
6 2 (4.44%) jQuery
6 2 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.22%) Ember.js
7 1 (2.22%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.22%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (2.22%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (2.22%) RESTful
7 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (20.00%) PKI
2 7 (15.56%) Client/Server
2 7 (15.56%) Clustering
3 5 (11.11%) CESG
3 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 19 (42.22%) Windows Server
3 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (20.00%) Linux
5 8 (17.78%) AIX
5 8 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (17.78%) Solaris
5 8 (17.78%) Unix
5 8 (17.78%) Windows 2000
5 8 (17.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 8 (17.78%) Windows NT
5 8 (17.78%) Windows XP
6 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Migration
2 12 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (24.44%) ITIL
4 9 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 9 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (20.00%) Software Deployment
4 9 (20.00%) Time Management
5 8 (17.78%) Configuration Management
5 8 (17.78%) Deployment Automation
5 8 (17.78%) Software Distribution
6 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.33%) DevOps
7 6 (13.33%) Scrum
8 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (11.11%) Information Security
8 5 (11.11%) Information Security Management
8 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.11%) Security Management
8 5 (11.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.56%) C#
3 7 (15.56%) Ruby
4 6 (13.33%) PHP
4 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 6 (13.33%) Python
5 5 (11.11%) COBOL
5 5 (11.11%) Java
6 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.44%) Perl
7 2 (4.44%) VB
7 2 (4.44%) VBScript
8 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
2 12 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (11.11%) CISMP
3 5 (11.11%) IISP
4 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) MCSE
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) GDPR
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
2 18 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (31.11%) XenApp
4 12 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 9 (20.00%) vSphere
6 5 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (8.89%) VMware NSX
8 3 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (2.22%) Docker
9 1 (2.22%) Gluster
9 1 (2.22%) iptables
9 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.22%) NFS
9 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (57.78%) SCCM
2 9 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (15.56%) vCenter Server
4 5 (11.11%) SCOM
4 5 (11.11%) WSUS
5 4 (8.89%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (8.89%) SmoothWall
6 3 (6.67%) HP SIM
6 3 (6.67%) IBM BigFix
6 3 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (6.67%) vMotion
7 1 (2.22%) HAProxy
7 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.22%) Puppet
7 1 (2.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) VMware
2 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
3 16 (35.56%) Citrix
4 12 (26.67%) EMC
4 12 (26.67%) HP
5 9 (20.00%) Symantec
6 8 (17.78%) Hitachi
6 8 (17.78%) IBM
6 8 (17.78%) Red Hat
6 8 (17.78%) Sun
7 7 (15.56%) Palo Alto
8 5 (11.11%) Avaya
9 4 (8.89%) Bomgar
9 4 (8.89%) Brocade
9 4 (8.89%) Cisco
9 4 (8.89%) McAfee
9 4 (8.89%) NetApp
9 4 (8.89%) Veritas
10 3 (6.67%) Altiris
11 2 (4.44%) Ivanti