The first table below looks at the demand for IIS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IIS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 175 139 132
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -7
Contract jobs citing IIS 666 713 908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 1.49% 1.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.92% 8.60% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 409 481
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £225 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 32
Average hourly rate £32.00 £24.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £15.00 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.50 £39.53 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £15.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+113.33% -40.00%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9622 8294 9910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.09% 17.38% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 4681 5361
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 417 451
Average hourly rate £18.10 £19.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

IIS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IIS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IIS
Daily Rate Trend

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

IIS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IIS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IIS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

IIS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IIS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IIS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IIS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IIS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

IIS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IIS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IIS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -53 605 £400 +17.64% 304
London -60 263 £400 - 119
South East -20 124 £363 +13.28% 66
City of London -30 58 £400 -5.88% 36
South West -9 56 £388 +21.09% 29
East of England -29 50 £375 +19.04% 31
Berkshire -3 49 £300 -14.28% 12
North West -2 43 £345 +15.00% 23
Scotland +13 37 £316 -16.35% 13
Hampshire +9 35 £353 +8.46% 11
Yorkshire -24 32 £315 +60.50% 13
Reading +6 27 £270 -16.92% 5
West Yorkshire -2 24 £315 +8.62% 9
Hertfordshire +5 22 £438 +20.68% 8
West Midlands -9 20 £410 +26.15% 10
Somerset -12 20 £380 +22.58% 10
Glasgow +25 18 £305 -16.00% 7
Cheshire +3 18 £438 +25.00% 8
Leeds -5 17 £315 -5.26% 8
Essex -15 16 £368 +14.84% 5
Taunton -12 14 £388 +25.00% 1
Croydon +1 13 £456 +7.35% 1
Wiltshire -13 13 £325 -40.90% 8
Manchester -11 12 £350 +21.73% 13
East Midlands -20 12 £215 -23.21% 7
Dorset - 12 £500 - 5
Swindon -7 11 £325 -40.90% 2
Birmingham -9 11 £420 +22.18% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 10 £300 -23.56% 6
Bournemouth - 10 £500 - 4

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 779 (60.15%) Windows
2 681 (52.59%) SQL Server
3 572 (44.17%) .NET
4 525 (40.54%) SQL
5 474 (36.60%) Microsoft
6 339 (26.18%) C#
7 329 (25.41%) Active Directory
8 300 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 283 (21.85%) SharePoint
10 259 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 257 (19.85%) HTML
12 245 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 238 (18.38%) JavaScript
14 237 (18.30%) VMware
15 215 (16.60%) XML
15 215 (16.60%) SQL Server 2008
16 210 (16.22%) CSS
17 207 (15.98%) Linux
18 202 (15.60%) Web Services
19 193 (14.90%) PowerShell
20 187 (14.44%) ITIL
21 180 (13.90%) MVC
22 178 (13.75%) Finance
23 173 (13.36%) jQuery
24 169 (13.05%) Oracle
25 164 (12.66%) MS Excel
26 162 (12.51%) DNS
27 159 (12.28%) Apache
28 149 (11.51%) Firewall
28 149 (11.51%) SQL Server 2005

IIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 283 (21.85%) SharePoint
2 159 (12.28%) Apache
3 139 (10.73%) Tomcat
4 135 (10.42%) MS Exchange
5 114 (8.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 81 (6.25%) WebSphere
7 67 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 62 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 60 (4.63%) SharePoint Server
10 56 (4.32%) CMS
11 48 (3.71%) BizTalk Server
12 42 (3.24%) WebLogic
13 36 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
14 33 (2.55%) Node.js
14 33 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
15 31 (2.39%) Umbraco
16 30 (2.32%) WebSphere Application Server
17 28 (2.16%) Lync
18 20 (1.54%) nginx
19 18 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 164 (12.66%) MS Excel
2 70 (5.41%) MS Office
3 35 (2.70%) InfoPath
4 13 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.93%) MS Project
6 8 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.31%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.15%) InDesign
8 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.077%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.077%) CATIA
9 1 (0.077%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.077%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.77%) Google Analytics
3 9 (0.69%) WebTrends
4 8 (0.62%) RMDS
5 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.15%) Tridion
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.15%) Magento
7 1 (0.077%) AWD
7 1 (0.077%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.62%) SaaS
3 19 (1.47%) Office 365
4 18 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.54%) PaaS
8 6 (0.46%) IaaS
8 6 (0.46%) IBM SmartCloud
9 4 (0.31%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.31%) GitHub
10 1 (0.077%) Joyent
10 1 (0.077%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 162 (12.51%) DNS
2 149 (11.51%) Firewall
3 148 (11.43%) TCP/IP
4 121 (9.34%) SAN
5 113 (8.73%) Internet
6 89 (6.87%) HTTP
7 77 (5.95%) DHCP
8 75 (5.79%) WAN
9 73 (5.64%) SSL
10 71 (5.48%) LAN
11 61 (4.71%) LDAP
12 43 (3.32%) FTP
13 42 (3.24%) Intranet
14 39 (3.01%) SMTP
15 38 (2.93%) Kerberos
16 33 (2.55%) NAS
17 30 (2.32%) VPN
18 20 (1.54%) X.509
19 17 (1.31%) Network Security
20 15 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 681 (52.59%) SQL Server
2 215 (16.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 149 (11.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 76 (5.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 74 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 70 (5.41%) MySQL
7 45 (3.47%) Relational Database
8 39 (3.01%) SQL Server 2000
8 39 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 32 (2.47%) Oracle Database
10 30 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 21 (1.62%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.16%) MongoDB
13 15 (1.16%) DB2
14 12 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.77%) MS Access
15 10 (0.77%) Hadoop
16 9 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (0.69%) DTS
Development Applications
1 118 (9.11%) Visual Studio
2 85 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 70 (5.41%) Subversion
4 50 (3.86%) Git (software)
5 49 (3.78%) NUnit
6 28 (2.16%) Jenkins
7 27 (2.08%) Maven
8 21 (1.62%) TeamCity
8 21 (1.62%) Ant
9 20 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 19 (1.47%) JIRA
11 15 (1.16%) Moq
12 14 (1.08%) Eclipse
12 14 (1.08%) MSI
12 14 (1.08%) Mercurial
13 13 (1.00%) SoapUI
13 13 (1.00%) CruiseControl
14 12 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (0.85%) Gradle
15 11 (0.85%) WiX
General
1 178 (13.75%) Finance
2 68 (5.25%) Banking
3 45 (3.47%) Retail
4 42 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.86%) Back Office
6 36 (2.78%) Marketing
7 26 (2.01%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.93%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.54%) Law
10 19 (1.47%) Legal
11 18 (1.39%) Publishing
12 10 (0.77%) Military
13 9 (0.69%) Billing
13 9 (0.69%) Front Office
14 7 (0.54%) Local Government
14 7 (0.54%) Games
15 4 (0.31%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.23%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 361 (27.88%) Developer
2 150 (11.58%) .NET Developer
3 128 (9.88%) Analyst
4 109 (8.42%) Administrator
5 103 (7.95%) Architect
6 82 (6.33%) Consultant
7 65 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 53 (4.09%) Support Engineer
8 53 (4.09%) C# Developer
9 51 (3.94%) Applications Support
10 49 (3.78%) Systems Administrator
11 45 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
12 44 (3.40%) Senior Developer
13 40 (3.09%) Web Developer
14 39 (3.01%) DBA
15 37 (2.86%) SharePoint Administrator
16 36 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
17 35 (2.70%) SharePoint Developer
17 35 (2.70%) Server Engineer
17 35 (2.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 572 (44.17%) .NET
2 259 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 257 (19.85%) HTML
4 215 (16.60%) XML
5 210 (16.22%) CSS
6 202 (15.60%) Web Services
7 173 (13.36%) jQuery
8 139 (10.73%) WCF
9 122 (9.42%) .NET Framework
10 78 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 67 (5.17%) SOAP
12 64 (4.94%) HTML5
13 63 (4.86%) XSLT
14 56 (4.32%) REST
15 53 (4.09%) Ajax
16 48 (3.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 46 (3.55%) Middleware
18 44 (3.40%) JSON
19 39 (3.01%) CSS3
20 30 (2.32%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 117 (9.03%) Clustering
2 39 (3.01%) Replication
3 38 (2.93%) Computer Science
4 37 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 31 (2.39%) PKI
6 30 (2.32%) Mobile App
7 24 (1.85%) N-Tier
8 18 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
9 17 (1.31%) Client/Server
10 16 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
11 13 (1.00%) W3C
12 12 (0.93%) Blackberry
12 12 (0.93%) Smartcard
13 11 (0.85%) Statistics
13 11 (0.85%) Open Source
14 10 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (0.77%) iPhone
15 7 (0.54%) Taxonomies
15 7 (0.54%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 779 (60.15%) Windows
2 300 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 245 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 207 (15.98%) Linux
5 140 (10.81%) UNIX
6 69 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (5.17%) Windows 7
8 50 (3.86%) Solaris
9 45 (3.47%) Windows XP
10 42 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (2.78%) Apple iOS
12 21 (1.62%) Android
12 21 (1.62%) Windows 2000
13 19 (1.47%) AIX
14 14 (1.08%) Windows Vista
15 13 (1.00%) SUSE
15 13 (1.00%) HPUX
16 12 (0.93%) CentOS
17 11 (0.85%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (14.44%) ITIL
2 180 (13.90%) MVC
3 103 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (7.80%) Migration
5 74 (5.71%) OO
6 72 (5.56%) Scrum
7 68 (5.25%) Web Development
7 68 (5.25%) E-Commerce
7 68 (5.25%) Project Management
8 61 (4.71%) TDD
9 54 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 53 (4.09%) SOA
11 50 (3.86%) Service Delivery
11 50 (3.86%) Load Balancing
12 48 (3.71%) Configuration Management
12 48 (3.71%) CRM
13 47 (3.63%) Performance Tuning
13 47 (3.63%) Content Management
14 46 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
15 44 (3.40%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 525 (40.54%) SQL
2 339 (26.18%) C#
3 238 (18.38%) JavaScript
4 193 (14.90%) PowerShell
5 141 (10.89%) Java
6 96 (7.41%) T-SQL
7 75 (5.79%) VB
8 51 (3.94%) VB.NET
9 47 (3.63%) VBScript
9 47 (3.63%) PHP
10 40 (3.09%) C
11 33 (2.55%) PL/SQL
12 32 (2.47%) Shell Script
13 29 (2.24%) Bash Shell
14 28 (2.16%) C++
15 22 (1.70%) Perl
16 21 (1.62%) VB6
17 18 (1.39%) Korn
18 17 (1.31%) Python
19 11 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 114 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 85 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 84 (6.49%) Degree
4 78 (6.02%) SC Cleared
5 53 (4.09%) MCSE
6 26 (2.01%) MCSA
7 24 (1.85%) CISSP
8 22 (1.70%) DV Cleared
9 19 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (1.39%) MCP
10 18 (1.39%) MCITP
11 16 (1.24%) CISM
12 15 (1.16%) ISEB
13 14 (1.08%) MCSD
14 13 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.93%) MCTS
16 11 (0.85%) CCNA
17 10 (0.77%) ISSAP
18 9 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 6 (0.46%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.01%) SLA
2 31 (2.39%) QA
3 16 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.62%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.46%) COBIT
8 5 (0.39%) GxP
9 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
System Software
1 329 (25.41%) Active Directory
2 139 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (5.79%) vSphere
4 61 (4.71%) VMware ESX
5 52 (4.02%) XenApp
6 48 (3.71%) ISA Server
7 32 (2.47%) XenDesktop
8 31 (2.39%) Hyper-V
9 27 (2.08%) Forefront TMG
10 18 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
11 16 (1.24%) Terminal Services
12 13 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (0.93%) SRDF
14 11 (0.85%) NFS
15 8 (0.62%) Varnish
16 6 (0.46%) NLBS
16 6 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 6 (0.46%) XenServer
16 6 (0.46%) KVM
17 5 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 61 (4.71%) SCOM
2 48 (3.71%) SCCM
3 36 (2.78%) Puppet
4 34 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.78%) WSUS
6 21 (1.62%) Nagios
7 19 (1.47%) Backup Exec
8 14 (1.08%) NetBackup
9 13 (1.00%) Foglight
10 11 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (0.85%) OpenView
10 11 (0.85%) MOM
11 9 (0.69%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 7 (0.54%) OpenSSO
13 7 (0.54%) ARCserve
14 6 (0.46%) BladeLogic
14 6 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 6 (0.46%) SCSM
15 5 (0.39%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 474 (36.60%) Microsoft
2 237 (18.30%) VMware
3 169 (13.05%) Oracle
4 104 (8.03%) Cisco
5 100 (7.72%) Citrix
6 88 (6.80%) HP
7 86 (6.64%) IBM
8 47 (3.63%) NetApp
9 45 (3.47%) Red Hat
10 34 (2.63%) Sitecore
11 33 (2.55%) F5
12 31 (2.39%) Sun
13 29 (2.24%) Dell
13 29 (2.24%) CheckPoint
14 25 (1.93%) JBoss
14 25 (1.93%) EMC
15 23 (1.78%) McAfee
16 22 (1.70%) TIBCO
17 21 (1.62%) SAP
18 20 (1.54%) Google
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300-£340
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Personnel IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago