Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 171 174
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -5
Contract jobs citing IIS 43 29 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.73% 0.50% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.64% 3.32% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 33
North West median daily rate £356 £345 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +4.55% +8.20%
10th Percentile £218 £263 £215
90th Percentile £525 £413 £423
England median daily rate £450 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +20.00% +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
North West median hourly rate £20.50 - £20.78
10th Percentile £19.25 - £12.65
90th Percentile £21.75 - £21.00
England median hourly rate £37.50 £17.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +120.59% -37.04% +3.85%

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 927 874 1,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.73% 15.01% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 541 748
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £254
90th Percentile £599 £575 £541
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 37 46
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £18.68 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.61% +18.60% -8.70%
10th Percentile £12.63 £10.50 £11.90
90th Percentile £66.00 £41.00 £33.34
England median hourly rate £21.33 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.02% +2.50% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -12 16 £300 -11.76% 16
Lancashire +7 14 £475 +100.00%
Cheshire -7 9 £370 +8.03% 6
Merseyside +16 4 £225 -40.00% 1
IIS
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 32 (74.42%) Windows
2 20 (46.51%) Active Directory
3 18 (41.86%) Windows Server
4 16 (37.21%) SAN
4 16 (37.21%) SQL
4 16 (37.21%) Firewall
5 15 (34.88%) TCP/IP
5 15 (34.88%) SCCM
6 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
6 14 (32.56%) DNS
6 14 (32.56%) DMZ
6 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
6 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
7 13 (30.23%) Web Services
7 13 (30.23%) Linux
7 13 (30.23%) EMC
7 13 (30.23%) VMware
7 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
8 11 (25.58%) VLAN
8 11 (25.58%) IBM
8 11 (25.58%) Red Hat
9 10 (23.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 10 (23.26%) Hitachi
9 10 (23.26%) Sun
9 10 (23.26%) Windows 2000
9 10 (23.26%) Windows NT
9 10 (23.26%) AIX
9 10 (23.26%) Solaris
9 10 (23.26%) Unix
9 10 (23.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 3 (6.98%) Apache
1 3 (6.98%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.33%) JBoss
3 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) nginx
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.98%) IaaS
4 2 (4.65%) Office 365
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.33%) PaaS
5 1 (2.33%) Route 53
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) Firewall
1 16 (37.21%) SAN
2 15 (34.88%) TCP/IP
3 14 (32.56%) DMZ
3 14 (32.56%) DNS
4 11 (25.58%) VLAN
5 6 (13.95%) Internet
5 6 (13.95%) LAN
5 6 (13.95%) NAS
6 5 (11.63%) WAN
7 4 (9.30%) Ethernet
7 4 (9.30%) IPsec
7 4 (9.30%) SSL
8 3 (6.98%) HTTP
9 2 (4.65%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (4.65%) SMTP
9 2 (4.65%) VPN
10 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (2.33%) DHCP
10 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.65%) JIRA
2 2 (4.65%) Maven
3 1 (2.33%) CA Release Automation
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.33%) GitLab
3 1 (2.33%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.33%) MSI
3 1 (2.33%) Selenium
3 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.33%) Back Office
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
1 1 (2.33%) Local Government
1 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Architect
2 7 (16.28%) Technical Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Server Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Applications Support
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) AWS Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Developer
6 2 (4.65%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) Web Services
2 6 (13.95%) .NET
3 4 (9.30%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (4.65%) HTML
5 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.33%) COM+
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) JMS
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (2.33%) Middleware
5 1 (2.33%) Node.js
5 1 (2.33%) Sensu
5 1 (2.33%) Spring
5 1 (2.33%) XML
5 1 (2.33%) XSD
5 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Client/Server
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.63%) Clustering
4 4 (9.30%) PKI
5 1 (2.33%) CESG
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (74.42%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Windows Server
3 13 (30.23%) Linux
4 10 (23.26%) AIX
4 10 (23.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (23.26%) Solaris
4 10 (23.26%) Unix
4 10 (23.26%) Windows 2000
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 10 (23.26%) Windows NT
5 9 (20.93%) Windows XP
6 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.33%) Android
9 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.28%) ITIL
2 7 (16.28%) Migration
3 6 (13.95%) DevOps
4 5 (11.63%) Software Deployment
5 4 (9.30%) Asset Management
5 4 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (9.30%) Project Management
5 4 (9.30%) Scrum
5 4 (9.30%) Software Distribution
5 4 (9.30%) Time Management
6 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.98%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.98%) Decision-Making
6 3 (6.98%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (6.98%) High Availability
6 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.30%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) C
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.65%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) Ruby
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) COBOL
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.33%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.33%) CISMP
4 1 (2.33%) IISP
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (46.51%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.63%) XenApp
4 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.30%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (9.30%) vSphere
5 3 (6.98%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.33%) Docker
6 1 (2.33%) Gluster
6 1 (2.33%) iptables
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (34.88%) SCCM
2 5 (11.63%) BladeLogic
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (9.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (6.98%) vCenter Server
5 2 (4.65%) AirWatch
5 2 (4.65%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (2.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (2.33%) Kibana
6 1 (2.33%) logstash
6 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.33%) Nagios
6 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.33%) Puppet
6 1 (2.33%) Rundeck
6 1 (2.33%) SCOM
6 1 (2.33%) SmoothWall
6 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.33%) WMI
6 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 13 (30.23%) EMC
2 13 (30.23%) VMware
3 11 (25.58%) IBM
3 11 (25.58%) Red Hat
4 10 (23.26%) Hitachi
4 10 (23.26%) Sun
5 9 (20.93%) Palo Alto
6 7 (16.28%) Citrix
7 4 (9.30%) BMC
7 4 (9.30%) HP
7 4 (9.30%) SolarWinds
7 4 (9.30%) Symantec
7 4 (9.30%) TIBCO
8 3 (6.98%) Bomgar
8 3 (6.98%) Brocade
8 3 (6.98%) McAfee
8 3 (6.98%) NetApp
8 3 (6.98%) Oracle
8 3 (6.98%) Veritas