The table below looks at the statistics for IIS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IIS over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 170 171 136
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -35
Contract jobs citing IIS 608 573 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.27% 1.24% 1.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.04% 7.05% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 342 336
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% +29.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £18.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-34.42% +25.77%
IIS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8633 8132 7445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.10% 17.63% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5357 4883 4275
Average daily rate £400 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 296 386
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £12.46 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.73 £19.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.97% +1.71%

IIS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IIS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

IIS Jobs Demand Trend in England

IIS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IIS across the England region.

IIS Daily Rate Trend in England

IIS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IIS across the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

IIS Daily Rate Histogram in England

IIS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

IIS Hourly Rate Trend in England

IIS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IIS across the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

IIS Hourly Rate Histogram in England

IIS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IIS within the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +10 280 £400 - 111
South East -13 142 £334 -5.45% 55
North West +24 69 £325 -18.75% 27
South West -14 31 £375 -6.25% 21
East of England -15 29 £400 +8.47% 18
Yorkshire -18 28 £250 - 25
East Midlands +1 17 £360 -4.00% 15
West Midlands -22 6 £288 -23.33% 18
North East +3 2 £350 +75.00% 2
IIS
UK

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing IIS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IIS.

1 861 (65.28%) Windows
2 597 (45.26%) Microsoft
3 568 (43.06%) .NET
3 568 (43.06%) SQL Server
4 522 (39.58%) SQL
5 438 (33.21%) Active Directory
6 345 (26.16%) VMware
7 306 (23.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 298 (22.59%) DNS
9 279 (21.15%) C#
10 257 (19.48%) JavaScript
11 253 (19.18%) HTML
12 247 (18.73%) Linux
13 239 (18.12%) ITIL
14 235 (17.82%) ASP.NET
15 223 (16.91%) Web Services
16 220 (16.68%) Agile Software Development
17 217 (16.45%) CSS
18 214 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
19 208 (15.77%) SharePoint
20 203 (15.39%) Oracle
21 199 (15.09%) XML
22 198 (15.01%) VMware Infrastructure
23 197 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
24 190 (14.40%) Firewall
25 181 (13.72%) PowerShell
26 174 (13.19%) Apache
27 171 (12.96%) MS Excel
27 171 (12.96%) Finance
28 169 (12.81%) Citrix

IIS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing IIS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IIS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 208 (15.77%) SharePoint
2 174 (13.19%) Apache
3 134 (10.16%) MS Exchange
4 97 (7.35%) Tomcat
5 88 (6.67%) WebSphere
6 62 (4.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 61 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
7 61 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
8 56 (4.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 42 (3.18%) CMS
10 40 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
11 38 (2.88%) Lync
12 34 (2.58%) IBM Notes
13 32 (2.43%) IBM HTTP Server
14 27 (2.05%) WebLogic
15 26 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
15 26 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
16 25 (1.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 23 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
18 22 (1.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 171 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 53 (4.02%) MS Office
3 18 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 16 (1.21%) InfoPath
5 14 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.53%) MS Project
8 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.076%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.076%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.53%) RMDS
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.23%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.15%) Agresso
7 1 (0.076%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.076%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.076%) Tridion
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.076%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 107 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (3.56%) Office 365
4 22 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (1.44%) IaaS
5 19 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.06%) SaaS
7 8 (0.61%) Google App Engine
7 8 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.53%) PaaS
9 5 (0.38%) Yammer
10 3 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.23%) Route 53
11 2 (0.15%) GitHub
11 2 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.15%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.076%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.076%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.076%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 298 (22.59%) DNS
2 190 (14.40%) Firewall
3 162 (12.28%) DHCP
4 143 (10.84%) SAN
5 139 (10.54%) TCP/IP
6 114 (8.64%) Internet
7 108 (8.19%) HTTP
8 86 (6.52%) SSL
9 84 (6.37%) FTP
10 80 (6.07%) VPN
11 70 (5.31%) WAN
12 67 (5.08%) LDAP
13 65 (4.93%) NAS
14 64 (4.85%) VLAN
15 57 (4.32%) LAN
16 42 (3.18%) Intranet
17 34 (2.58%) Network Security
18 33 (2.50%) iSCSI
18 33 (2.50%) SMTP
19 32 (2.43%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 568 (43.06%) SQL Server
2 123 (9.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (5.84%) MySQL
4 73 (5.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 67 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 55 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 54 (4.09%) Oracle Database
8 50 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 38 (2.88%) Relational Database
10 21 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
11 19 (1.44%) DB2
11 19 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
17 9 (0.68%) DTS
18 8 (0.61%) EDRMS
19 6 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 134 (10.16%) Visual Studio
2 95 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 71 (5.38%) Subversion
4 55 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 42 (3.18%) Git (software)
6 36 (2.73%) JIRA
7 23 (1.74%) TeamCity
7 23 (1.74%) Maven
7 23 (1.74%) Ant
8 22 (1.67%) MSBuild
9 19 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 18 (1.36%) Axure RP
11 16 (1.21%) NUnit
12 13 (0.99%) Mercurial
13 12 (0.91%) Selenium
14 11 (0.83%) Gradle
15 10 (0.76%) Fiddler
15 10 (0.76%) JMeter
15 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 9 (0.68%) Introscope
General
1 171 (12.96%) Finance
2 48 (3.64%) Banking
3 38 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 33 (2.50%) Retail
5 28 (2.12%) Publishing
6 27 (2.05%) Marketing
7 24 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.74%) Legal
9 15 (1.14%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.99%) Law
10 13 (0.99%) Electronics
11 10 (0.76%) Games
12 7 (0.53%) Advertising
13 4 (0.30%) Local Government
13 4 (0.30%) Military
14 3 (0.23%) Automotive
14 3 (0.23%) Front Office
14 3 (0.23%) Back Office
14 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.23%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 285 (21.61%) Developer
2 163 (12.36%) Analyst
3 131 (9.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 116 (8.79%) .NET Developer
5 99 (7.51%) Architect
6 90 (6.82%) Administrator
7 79 (5.99%) Web Engineer
8 70 (5.31%) Consultant
9 62 (4.70%) Support Analyst
10 60 (4.55%) Support Engineer
11 59 (4.47%) 3rd Line Support
12 49 (3.71%) Applications Support
12 49 (3.71%) C# Developer
13 46 (3.49%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
14 43 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
15 36 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
15 36 (2.73%) Server Engineer
16 35 (2.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 33 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
18 32 (2.43%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 568 (43.06%) .NET
2 253 (19.18%) HTML
3 235 (17.82%) ASP.NET
4 223 (16.91%) Web Services
5 217 (16.45%) CSS
6 199 (15.09%) XML
7 138 (10.46%) jQuery
8 120 (9.10%) .NET Framework
9 94 (7.13%) WCF
10 87 (6.60%) Ajax
11 74 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 71 (5.38%) Middleware
13 66 (5.00%) XSLT
14 52 (3.94%) HTML5
15 43 (3.26%) XHTML
16 42 (3.18%) J2EE
17 38 (2.88%) SOAP
18 32 (2.43%) XSD
18 32 (2.43%) REST
19 31 (2.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 131 (9.93%) Clustering
2 104 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.58%) Replication
6 32 (2.43%) User Experience
7 31 (2.35%) Client/Server
8 26 (1.97%) Open Source
9 24 (1.82%) PKI
10 22 (1.67%) W3C
11 19 (1.44%) Blackberry
12 18 (1.36%) Web 2.0
13 16 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (1.14%) Celerra
15 13 (0.99%) N-Tier
16 12 (0.91%) Blog
16 12 (0.91%) DTV
17 11 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
18 10 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 861 (65.28%) Windows
2 306 (23.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 247 (18.73%) Linux
4 214 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 197 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 133 (10.08%) UNIX
7 63 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 54 (4.09%) Solaris
9 51 (3.87%) Windows 7
10 35 (2.65%) Windows XP
11 32 (2.43%) AIX
12 23 (1.74%) CentOS
13 21 (1.59%) SUSE
14 15 (1.14%) Windows 8
15 14 (1.06%) Windows 2000
16 13 (0.99%) Android
17 12 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (0.83%) Apple iOS
19 10 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
20 8 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (18.12%) ITIL
2 220 (16.68%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (9.40%) MVC
4 120 (9.10%) Migration
5 114 (8.64%) E-Commerce
6 82 (6.22%) DevOps
7 79 (5.99%) Configuration Management
8 75 (5.69%) Load Balancing
9 74 (5.61%) Change Management
10 67 (5.08%) OO
11 62 (4.70%) Web Development
11 62 (4.70%) Project Management
11 62 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 61 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
13 60 (4.55%) Release Management
14 58 (4.40%) Scrum
15 57 (4.32%) TDD
16 50 (3.79%) Service Delivery
17 48 (3.64%) Information Security
18 46 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 522 (39.58%) SQL
2 279 (21.15%) C#
3 257 (19.48%) JavaScript
4 181 (13.72%) PowerShell
5 150 (11.37%) Java
6 66 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 66 (5.00%) VBScript
7 65 (4.93%) PHP
8 56 (4.25%) VB
9 40 (3.03%) Shell Script
10 38 (2.88%) VB.NET
11 29 (2.20%) Python
12 28 (2.12%) PL/SQL
13 26 (1.97%) C++
14 25 (1.90%) Ruby
15 24 (1.82%) Bash Shell
16 22 (1.67%) Perl
17 18 (1.36%) VB6
18 16 (1.21%) C
19 15 (1.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 104 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (7.43%) Degree
3 93 (7.05%) Security Cleared
4 60 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 56 (4.25%) MCSE
6 40 (3.03%) CISSP
7 39 (2.96%) VCP4
8 35 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (2.20%) CCNA
10 26 (1.97%) DV Cleared
11 24 (1.82%) CISM
12 20 (1.52%) MCSA
13 18 (1.36%) MCITP
14 16 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (1.06%) CISA
15 14 (1.06%) MCP
16 13 (0.99%) MCTS
17 12 (0.91%) CRISC
18 9 (0.68%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.38%) SLA
2 38 (2.88%) QA
3 15 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.45%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.38%) COBIT
7 4 (0.30%) WAI
8 3 (0.23%) HL7
9 2 (0.15%) WCAG
9 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.076%) HIPAA
System Software
1 438 (33.21%) Active Directory
2 198 (15.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (10.39%) vSphere
4 88 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 72 (5.46%) VMware ESX
6 49 (3.71%) XenApp
7 46 (3.49%) Terminal Services
8 26 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (1.90%) ISA Server
10 15 (1.14%) Xen
10 15 (1.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 13 (0.99%) vCloud
12 12 (0.91%) UAG
12 12 (0.91%) XenServer
13 11 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 11 (0.83%) FreeRADIUS
14 10 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 10 (0.76%) Firmware
14 10 (0.76%) NFS
15 9 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 113 (8.57%) SCCM
2 105 (7.96%) SCOM
3 56 (4.25%) Puppet
4 32 (2.43%) NetBackup
5 30 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (1.97%) BladeLogic
7 25 (1.90%) WSUS
8 21 (1.59%) CA Single Sign-On
9 15 (1.14%) ITRS Geneos
9 15 (1.14%) ZABBIX
10 14 (1.06%) HP SIM
10 14 (1.06%) Backup Exec
11 13 (0.99%) Tivoli
11 13 (0.99%) OpenView
12 10 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 9 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
14 8 (0.61%) CA Spectrum
15 7 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 7 (0.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 597 (45.26%) Microsoft
2 345 (26.16%) VMware
3 203 (15.39%) Oracle
4 169 (12.81%) Citrix
5 115 (8.72%) HP
5 115 (8.72%) Cisco
6 95 (7.20%) IBM
7 82 (6.22%) Red Hat
8 57 (4.32%) EMC
9 51 (3.87%) Dell
10 47 (3.56%) NetApp
11 46 (3.49%) Lotus
12 44 (3.34%) F5
13 38 (2.88%) CheckPoint
14 33 (2.50%) Google
14 33 (2.50%) Symantec
15 30 (2.27%) Adobe
16 28 (2.12%) TIBCO
17 27 (2.05%) Akamai
18 23 (1.74%) Open Text
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