Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 181 183
Rank change year-on-year +17 +2 -75
Contract jobs citing IIS 39 51 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.75% 0.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.38% 4.64% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 41
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.34% +13.28%
10th Percentile £237 £215 £268
90th Percentile £450 £421 £513
England median daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.74% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £14.00 -
England median hourly rate £12.00 £27.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -55.56% -20.59% +10.57%

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 890 1098 1360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.64% 16.13% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 697 786
North West median daily rate £395 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% -6.06% +25.00%
10th Percentile £231 £261 £254
90th Percentile £596 £555 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 68
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -14.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £20.73 £35.75
England median hourly rate £20.44 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.18% +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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +21 18 £325 - 7
Cheshire +8 10 £306 - 5
Lancashire +11 6 £238 +5.56% 1
Merseyside -5 4 £356 -5.00% 2
Cumbria - 1 £375 -
IIS
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 20 (51.28%) .NET
2 19 (48.72%) SQL Server
3 18 (46.15%) Windows
4 16 (41.03%) ASP.NET
4 16 (41.03%) SQL
5 13 (33.33%) C#
5 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 12 (30.77%) Windows Server
7 10 (25.64%) DNS
8 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
9 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (20.51%) ITIL
10 7 (17.95%) Apache
10 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
10 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
10 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
10 7 (17.95%) Finance
10 7 (17.95%) Migration
10 7 (17.95%) VMware
11 6 (15.38%) Security Management
11 6 (15.38%) CSS
11 6 (15.38%) HTML
11 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
11 6 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (15.38%) JSON
12 5 (12.82%) TOGAF
12 5 (12.82%) Change Management
13 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery

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 7 (17.95%) Apache
1 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.56%) Confluence
3 1 (2.56%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.56%) JBoss
3 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) IaaS
2 2 (5.13%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) OneDrive
2 2 (5.13%) PaaS
2 2 (5.13%) Yammer
3 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) DNS
2 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.26%) SAN
3 4 (10.26%) VLAN
4 3 (7.69%) Firewall
5 2 (5.13%) DHCP
5 2 (5.13%) FTP
5 2 (5.13%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (5.13%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.56%) Internet
6 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.56%) IPsec
6 1 (2.56%) LAN
6 1 (2.56%) LDAP
6 1 (2.56%) NAS
6 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (48.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.69%) MySQL
4 2 (5.13%) Data Mining
4 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.69%) JIRA
3 2 (5.13%) Subversion
4 1 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Legal
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Local Government
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Architect
3 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) CRM Developer
5 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 3 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Security Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Server Migration Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) .NET
2 16 (41.03%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.38%) CSS
3 6 (15.38%) HTML
3 6 (15.38%) JSON
4 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
4 4 (10.26%) Web Services
4 4 (10.26%) XML
5 3 (7.69%) jQuery
5 3 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (5.13%) Ajax
6 2 (5.13%) Autofac
6 2 (5.13%) CSS3
6 2 (5.13%) HTML5
6 2 (5.13%) REST
6 2 (5.13%) SAML
6 2 (5.13%) SOAP
6 2 (5.13%) Spring
6 2 (5.13%) WAP
6 2 (5.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) CESG
1 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Credit Risk
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) BYOD
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.56%) Life Science
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (46.15%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.26%) Linux
4 4 (10.26%) Unix
5 1 (2.56%) AIX
5 1 (2.56%) Android
5 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Solaris
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) Migration
3 6 (15.38%) Security Management
4 5 (12.82%) Change Management
4 5 (12.82%) TOGAF
5 4 (10.26%) CRM
5 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.26%) Information Security
5 4 (10.26%) Information Security Management
5 4 (10.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (10.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.69%) High Availability
6 3 (7.69%) Line Management
6 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.69%) TDD
7 2 (5.13%) Database Security
7 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (5.13%) Security Hardening
7 2 (5.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) SQL
2 13 (33.33%) C#
3 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.26%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.13%) PHP
6 2 (5.13%) Python
6 2 (5.13%) Ruby
6 2 (5.13%) VB
7 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.56%) COBOL
7 1 (2.56%) Java
7 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) IISP
2 2 (5.13%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (5.13%) CISMP
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) CISM
3 1 (2.56%) CISSP
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) MCITP
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) COBIT
1 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.13%) UAG
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.56%) iptables
4 1 (2.56%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.56%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.56%) Terraform
2 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) VMware
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix
4 3 (7.69%) HP
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (5.13%) AppDynamics
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco
5 2 (5.13%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.56%) BEA
6 1 (2.56%) Google
6 1 (2.56%) Juniper
6 1 (2.56%) Kaseya
6 1 (2.56%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.56%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.56%) Lotus
6 1 (2.56%) McAfee
6 1 (2.56%) NetApp
6 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.56%) Symantec
6 1 (2.56%) Tableau