The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for IIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IIS over the 3 months to 22 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 129 99
Rank change year-on-year +21 -30  
Contract jobs citing IIS 7 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.40% 0.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.96% 2.41% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 10
Median daily rate £325 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +21.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £274 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £430 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £330 £335
% change year-on-year +11.36% -1.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -37.50% +7.69%  

IIS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 357 498 446
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.60% 16.56% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 315 258
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 28
Median hourly rate £14.22 £11.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.60% -45.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.75 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £19.00 £37.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing IIS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for IIS in the West Midlands

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IIS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for IIS in the West Midlands

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IIS in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IIS in the West Midlands

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IIS in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IIS in the West Midlands

IIS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IIS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +8 5 £320 -11.72% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £388 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £335 - 1
IIS
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for IIS.

1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Java
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 7 (35.00%) JBoss
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (30.00%) Identity Access Management
4 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 6 (30.00%) HTTP
4 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (30.00%) Unix
4 6 (30.00%) WebLogic
5 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (25.00%) LAN
5 5 (25.00%) WAN
5 5 (25.00%) Apache
5 5 (25.00%) DNS
5 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 5 (25.00%) SAML
5 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Management
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle Application Server

IIS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (35.00%) JBoss
2 6 (30.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (25.00%) Apache
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (5.00%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) HTTP
1 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) LAN
2 5 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) SAN
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (10.00%) SSL
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) DHCP
5 1 (5.00%) DMZ
5 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) LDAP
5 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Support Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Support Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) IT Assistant
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support Assistant
4 2 (10.00%) Support Assistant
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Middleware Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) SAML
2 4 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) WinForms
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
4 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) AS400
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Unix
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) HPUX
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Identity Access Management
2 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (15.00%) MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) BPR
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) OO
4 1 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) SOA
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (15.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.00%) RACF
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Management
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (15.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
1 7 (35.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Clearswift
4 2 (10.00%) Sophos
4 2 (10.00%) Veeam
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.00%) Sun