Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 2019 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 164 170 168
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 +13
Contract jobs citing IIS 39 49 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.72% 0.84% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.61% 5.71% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 32
North West median daily rate £363 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.32% +6.92% -
10th Percentile £260 £200 £234
90th Percentile £700 £536 £450
England median daily rate £440 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -2.22% +16.13% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £20.50 -
England median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -17.24% -9.38% -40.74%

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 695 858 898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.90% 14.63% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 523 564
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £200 £181 £247
90th Percentile £575 £625 £588
England median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 33
North West median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.15% -6.82% +46.67%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.85 £11.05
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.50 £49.00
England median hourly rate £20.96 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.75% +7.32% +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 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 2019. 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 -1 20 £400 +33.33% 31
Cheshire +8 12 £350 -6.67% 3
Merseyside -4 5 £495 +120.00%
Lancashire +12 1 £325 -31.51% 2
IIS
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 18 (46.15%) Windows
3 17 (43.59%) .NET
3 17 (43.59%) Windows Server
4 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
5 13 (33.33%) SQL
5 13 (33.33%) ITIL
5 13 (33.33%) DNS
5 13 (33.33%) DHCP
6 12 (30.77%) Linux
6 12 (30.77%) VMware
6 12 (30.77%) Azure
7 11 (28.21%) Apache
8 10 (25.64%) CRM
8 10 (25.64%) SharePoint
8 10 (25.64%) Java
8 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
8 10 (25.64%) Configuration Management
8 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (25.64%) Open Source
8 10 (25.64%) AWS
8 10 (25.64%) Puppet
8 10 (25.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (23.08%) Google
10 8 (20.51%) nginx
10 8 (20.51%) IaaS
10 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (20.51%) HTTP
10 8 (20.51%) Active Directory

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 11 (28.21%) Apache
2 10 (25.64%) SharePoint
3 8 (20.51%) nginx
3 8 (20.51%) Tomcat
4 7 (17.95%) Jetty
4 7 (17.95%) Mongrel
4 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
5 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
5 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.56%) Apache Solr
7 1 (2.56%) CMS
7 1 (2.56%) JBoss
7 1 (2.56%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.56%) ContrOCC
3 1 (2.56%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) Azure
2 10 (25.64%) AWS
3 8 (20.51%) IaaS
4 6 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (15.38%) GCP
4 6 (15.38%) Google App Engine
5 5 (12.82%) PaaS
5 5 (12.82%) SaaS
6 4 (10.26%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (5.13%) Datadog
8 2 (5.13%) OpenShift
9 1 (2.56%) Google Analytics
9 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) DHCP
1 13 (33.33%) DNS
2 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
3 8 (20.51%) HTTP
4 7 (17.95%) FTP
4 7 (17.95%) IPsec
4 7 (17.95%) SSL
5 6 (15.38%) Internet
6 4 (10.26%) Firewall
6 4 (10.26%) VoIP
7 3 (7.69%) HTTPS
8 2 (5.13%) BGP
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (5.13%) HSRP
8 2 (5.13%) LAN
8 2 (5.13%) VPN
8 2 (5.13%) WAN
9 1 (2.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
1 7 (17.95%) Travis CI
2 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
3 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.13%) Artifactory
4 2 (5.13%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.13%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (5.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (5.13%) Selenium
4 2 (5.13%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (5.13%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.56%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) Subversion
5 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Public Sector
3 2 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Site Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 3 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) CRM Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Release Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.56%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) J2EE
2 7 (17.95%) Servlets
3 6 (15.38%) HTML
4 4 (10.26%) Web Services
5 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.13%) CSS
6 2 (5.13%) HTML5
6 2 (5.13%) jQuery
6 2 (5.13%) JSON
7 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.56%) CSS3
7 1 (2.56%) Google Maps API
7 1 (2.56%) Java EE
7 1 (2.56%) Node.js
7 1 (2.56%) REST
7 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.56%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Clustering
1 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 3 (7.69%) PKI
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Life Science
3 1 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (46.15%) Windows
2 17 (43.59%) Windows Server
3 12 (30.77%) Linux
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
6 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.69%) Unix
7 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.56%) Solaris
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 10 (25.64%) Configuration Management
2 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (25.64%) CRM
2 10 (25.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (25.64%) Open Source
3 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (17.95%) DevOps
5 6 (15.38%) Service Management
5 6 (15.38%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 5 (12.82%) SDLC
7 4 (10.26%) Analytics
7 4 (10.26%) Change Control
7 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (10.26%) Information Security
7 4 (10.26%) Line Management
7 4 (10.26%) Patch Management
7 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.26%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) Java
3 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.69%) C#
5 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.13%) Ruby
7 1 (2.56%) Perl
7 1 (2.56%) Python
7 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.13%) CCA
3 2 (5.13%) CCENT
3 2 (5.13%) CCNA
3 2 (5.13%) CCNP
3 2 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (5.13%) MCSE
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.56%) CCSP
4 1 (2.56%) CISM
4 1 (2.56%) CISSP
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) GCUX
4 1 (2.56%) GIAC
4 1 (2.56%) LPIC
4 1 (2.56%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.56%) GDPR
3 1 (2.56%) GxP
3 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.56%) NCSC
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
3 7 (17.95%) Xen
4 3 (7.69%) BitLocker
4 3 (7.69%) Docker
5 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.13%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) Puppet
2 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 4 (10.26%) WSUS
3 3 (7.69%) AirWatch
3 3 (7.69%) Ansible
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.13%) Kubernetes
4 2 (5.13%) Nagios
4 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.56%) Rsyslog
5 1 (2.56%) VictorOps
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) VMware
3 9 (23.08%) Google
4 8 (20.51%) Citrix
5 5 (12.82%) Oracle
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco
7 3 (7.69%) Blue Coat
7 3 (7.69%) Dell
7 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 3 (7.69%) Splunk
8 2 (5.13%) AppDynamics
8 2 (5.13%) CA
8 2 (5.13%) HP
8 2 (5.13%) IBM
8 2 (5.13%) Micro Focus
8 2 (5.13%) New Relic
8 2 (5.13%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.56%) McAfee
9 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.56%) Symantec