Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 162 172
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 +6
Contract jobs citing IIS 50 37 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.84% 0.65% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.72% 4.10% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 35
North West median daily rate £333 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.31% - -13.33%
10th Percentile £200 £234 £213
90th Percentile £534 £450 £419
England median daily rate £450 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +16.13% +3.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
North West median hourly rate £20.50 - £14.00
10th Percentile £19.25 - £12.35
90th Percentile £21.75 - £15.65
England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% -38.89% -20.59%

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 874 902 1,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.71% 15.74% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 564 724
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% -4.24%
10th Percentile £181 £250 £258
90th Percentile £620 £588 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 34 39
North West median hourly rate £21.25 £23.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.57% +56.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.08 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.13 £48.50 £23.17
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% +5.10%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +10 31 £300 -7.69% 20
Merseyside +3 6 £225 -36.84% 5
Cheshire -8 6 £375 +22.45% 3
Lancashire -18 6 £475 +99.79% 2
IIS
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 28 (56.00%) Windows
2 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (42.00%) SQL
4 18 (36.00%) Linux
4 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
5 16 (32.00%) DNS
5 16 (32.00%) VMware
6 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 15 (30.00%) .NET
7 14 (28.00%) Tomcat
7 14 (28.00%) Jenkins
8 13 (26.00%) DevOps
8 13 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (26.00%) Apache
9 12 (24.00%) SSL
9 12 (24.00%) HTTP
9 12 (24.00%) nginx
9 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (22.00%) Java
10 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
11 10 (20.00%) Firewall
11 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (20.00%) WebSphere
11 10 (20.00%) Puppet
12 9 (18.00%) Travis CI
12 9 (18.00%) Mongrel
12 9 (18.00%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (18.00%) Jetty
12 9 (18.00%) T-SQL

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 14 (28.00%) Tomcat
2 13 (26.00%) Apache
3 12 (24.00%) nginx
4 10 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 9 (18.00%) Jetty
5 9 (18.00%) Mongrel
6 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (6.00%) Skype for Business
7 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.00%) JBoss
7 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
7 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (18.00%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (16.00%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (16.00%) Google App Engine
3 8 (16.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (12.00%) IaaS
6 3 (6.00%) PaaS
7 2 (4.00%) Office 365
8 1 (2.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
8 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (2.00%) Route 53
8 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.00%) DNS
2 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (24.00%) HTTP
3 12 (24.00%) SSL
4 10 (20.00%) Firewall
5 9 (18.00%) DHCP
6 8 (16.00%) FTP
6 8 (16.00%) IPsec
7 6 (12.00%) SAN
7 6 (12.00%) VLAN
8 5 (10.00%) DMZ
8 5 (10.00%) Internet
9 2 (4.00%) LAN
9 2 (4.00%) NAS
9 2 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (4.00%) SMTP
9 2 (4.00%) VPN
10 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.00%) SMS
10 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (28.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (18.00%) Travis CI
3 2 (4.00%) JIRA
3 2 (4.00%) Maven
3 2 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.00%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (2.00%) GitLab
4 1 (2.00%) MSI
4 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Local Government
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) Analyst
1 10 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) Applications Support
3 6 (12.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Architect
3 6 (12.00%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Coordinator
6 3 (6.00%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (6.00%) Server Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Server Support
6 3 (6.00%) Server Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server Support
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) .NET
2 9 (18.00%) Servlets
3 8 (16.00%) J2EE
4 7 (14.00%) Web Services
5 4 (8.00%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.00%) Apache Camel
7 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.00%) COM+
7 1 (2.00%) HTML
7 1 (2.00%) Middleware
7 1 (2.00%) Sensu
7 1 (2.00%) Spring
7 1 (2.00%) XML
7 1 (2.00%) XSD
7 1 (2.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.00%) Clustering
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (56.00%) Windows
2 18 (36.00%) Linux
2 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.00%) Unix
4 5 (10.00%) AIX
4 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (10.00%) Solaris
4 5 (10.00%) Windows 2000
4 5 (10.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 5 (10.00%) Windows NT
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.00%) Android
7 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) DevOps
2 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (16.00%) ITIL
3 8 (16.00%) Open Source
3 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.00%) High Availability
6 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (8.00%) ITIL V3
7 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.00%) Patch Management
8 2 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (4.00%) Data Integration
8 2 (4.00%) Investment Management
8 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.00%) Java
3 9 (18.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.00%) C#
6 1 (2.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.00%) Xen
4 2 (4.00%) Docker
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) Puppet
2 5 (10.00%) BladeLogic
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (8.00%) SCCM
4 3 (6.00%) AirWatch
5 2 (4.00%) Ansible
5 2 (4.00%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.00%) Kibana
6 1 (2.00%) logstash
6 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.00%) Nagios
6 1 (2.00%) Rundeck
6 1 (2.00%) SCOM
6 1 (2.00%) SmoothWall
6 1 (2.00%) Terraform
6 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (32.00%) VMware
3 8 (16.00%) Google
4 6 (12.00%) IBM
4 6 (12.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.00%) EMC
5 5 (10.00%) Hitachi
5 5 (10.00%) Oracle
5 5 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 5 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 5 (10.00%) Sun
6 4 (8.00%) BMC
6 4 (8.00%) TIBCO
7 3 (6.00%) Blue Coat
7 3 (6.00%) Citrix
7 3 (6.00%) McAfee
8 2 (4.00%) IronPort
9 1 (2.00%) Altiris
9 1 (2.00%) F5
9 1 (2.00%) HP