The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 166 176 160
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -16
Contract jobs citing IIS 729 623 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.17% 1.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.20% 6.82% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 356 411
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
- +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 25
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% +40.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £17.94 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £32.50 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+10.91% +55.82%

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10130 9133 10034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.97% 17.13% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5954 5320 5718
Average daily rate £375 £373 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% +5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 378 473
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
England +3 651 £375 -3.22% 303
London +26 324 £400 -5.88% 101
South East +40 158 £363 -14.70% 80
City of London +24 73 £395 -12.22% 26
East of England -11 56 £400 +9.58% 27
Berkshire +26 54 £375 -11.76% 16
Scotland +19 46 £325 -10.34% 8
North West -7 37 £314 +4.58% 28
Hampshire +12 34 £400 -11.11% 14
South West -42 32 £320 -5.72% 16
Reading +19 31 £390 -8.23% 3
Surrey +9 29 £325 -13.33% 16
Bedfordshire +7 27 £394 -7.35% 10
Cheshire 0 24 £305 +1.66% 7
Glasgow +5 22 £212 -39.57% 5
West Midlands -40 21 £339 -18.61% 12
Luton -1 19 £363 -14.70% 7
Buckinghamshire -3 15 £325 +26.21% 13
West Sussex +14 14 £250 -14.52% 5
South Wales -1 14 £375 +36.36% 2
Wales -8 14 £375 +36.36% 2
Milton Keynes +9 13 £325 +35.41% 7
Edinburgh -11 13 £365 -10.15% 2
Slough - 13 £375 - 3
Yorkshire -16 12 £305 -13.47% 18
Cardiff +1 11 £375 +36.36% 1
Manchester -4 11 £315 +7.69% 14
Wiltshire -4 11 £300 -50.00% 3
Hertfordshire -11 11 £350 -23.28% 5
Gloucestershire -14 11 £338 -6.89% 5

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 854 (60.52%) Windows
2 685 (48.55%) SQL Server
3 678 (48.05%) .NET
4 567 (40.18%) Microsoft
5 525 (37.21%) SQL
6 408 (28.92%) C#
7 402 (28.49%) Active Directory
8 365 (25.87%) ASP.NET
9 337 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 329 (23.32%) HTML
11 308 (21.83%) JavaScript
12 289 (20.48%) SharePoint
13 266 (18.85%) VMware
14 259 (18.36%) CSS
15 252 (17.86%) PowerShell
16 240 (17.01%) Web Services
17 239 (16.94%) Linux
18 230 (16.30%) MS Excel
19 229 (16.23%) XML
19 229 (16.23%) Windows Server 2003
20 223 (15.80%) DNS
21 216 (15.31%) SQL Server 2008
22 202 (14.32%) Finance
23 198 (14.03%) ITIL
24 191 (13.54%) Oracle
25 181 (12.83%) jQuery
26 178 (12.62%) TCP/IP
27 175 (12.40%) MVC
28 166 (11.76%) Apache
29 161 (11.41%) WCF

IIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 289 (20.48%) SharePoint
2 166 (11.76%) Apache
3 146 (10.35%) MS Exchange
4 126 (8.93%) Tomcat
5 94 (6.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 88 (6.24%) CMS
7 86 (6.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 84 (5.95%) WebSphere
9 74 (5.24%) BizTalk Server
10 65 (4.61%) Umbraco
11 61 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2010
12 48 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
13 47 (3.33%) WebLogic
14 39 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
15 36 (2.55%) SharePoint Server
16 30 (2.13%) Lync
17 29 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
18 27 (1.91%) IBM HTTP Server
18 27 (1.91%) Sitecore CMS
18 27 (1.91%) Node.js
Applications
1 230 (16.30%) MS Excel
2 81 (5.74%) MS Office
3 29 (2.06%) InfoPath
4 21 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.42%) MS Project
6 19 (1.35%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.071%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.071%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.071%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.06%) WebTrends
3 11 (0.78%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.21%) Magento
6 3 (0.21%) RMDS
7 2 (0.14%) assyst
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.071%) Maximo
8 1 (0.071%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.071%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.071%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 98 (6.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (2.62%) Office 365
4 22 (1.56%) IaaS
5 13 (0.92%) SaaS
5 13 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.85%) PaaS
7 9 (0.64%) IBM SmartCloud
8 8 (0.57%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.14%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.071%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.071%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.071%) GitHub
10 1 (0.071%) Heroku
10 1 (0.071%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 223 (15.80%) DNS
2 178 (12.62%) TCP/IP
3 151 (10.70%) Firewall
4 133 (9.43%) SAN
5 126 (8.93%) Internet
6 118 (8.36%) DHCP
7 104 (7.37%) HTTP
8 80 (5.67%) SSL
9 77 (5.46%) FTP
10 64 (4.54%) LDAP
11 58 (4.11%) WAN
12 53 (3.76%) LAN
13 47 (3.33%) VPN
14 42 (2.98%) SMTP
15 37 (2.62%) Intranet
16 32 (2.27%) VLAN
16 32 (2.27%) NAS
17 29 (2.06%) IPsec
18 24 (1.70%) Network Security
18 24 (1.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 685 (48.55%) SQL Server
2 216 (15.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 119 (8.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 75 (5.32%) MySQL
5 59 (4.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (3.19%) Oracle Database
8 40 (2.83%) SQL Server 2000
9 39 (2.76%) Relational Database
10 27 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (1.42%) RavenDB
12 19 (1.35%) DB2
13 18 (1.28%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (1.13%) DTS
16 14 (0.99%) DataStage
17 12 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (0.85%) NoSQL
17 12 (0.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 136 (9.64%) Visual Studio
2 108 (7.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (3.90%) TeamCity
4 50 (3.54%) Git (software)
5 48 (3.40%) NUnit
6 40 (2.83%) Subversion
7 32 (2.27%) JIRA
8 21 (1.49%) Jenkins
9 18 (1.28%) Fiddler
10 17 (1.20%) Mercurial
11 16 (1.13%) Maven
12 14 (0.99%) MSBuild
13 13 (0.92%) Moq
13 13 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
14 10 (0.71%) Rational Rose
15 9 (0.64%) SoapUI
15 9 (0.64%) LoadRunner
15 9 (0.64%) Ant
16 8 (0.57%) CruiseControl
16 8 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 202 (14.32%) Finance
2 88 (6.24%) Banking
3 40 (2.83%) Retail
4 36 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.41%) Marketing
6 32 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 31 (2.20%) Legal
8 21 (1.49%) Back Office
9 20 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.42%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.13%) Front Office
11 12 (0.85%) Law
12 10 (0.71%) Military
13 8 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.57%) Publishing
14 6 (0.43%) Advertising
14 6 (0.43%) Electronics
15 5 (0.35%) Billing
16 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 428 (30.33%) Developer
2 190 (13.47%) .NET Developer
3 142 (10.06%) Analyst
4 94 (6.66%) Consultant
5 81 (5.74%) Administrator
6 75 (5.32%) Architect
7 73 (5.17%) Applications Support
8 72 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 66 (4.68%) Support Analyst
10 56 (3.97%) Senior Developer
11 49 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
12 47 (3.33%) C# Developer
13 46 (3.26%) Web Developer
14 42 (2.98%) Systems Administrator
14 42 (2.98%) Support Engineer
15 37 (2.62%) Applications Support Analyst
15 37 (2.62%) SharePoint Developer
15 37 (2.62%) Senior .NET Developer
16 30 (2.13%) C# .NET Developer
17 29 (2.06%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 678 (48.05%) .NET
2 365 (25.87%) ASP.NET
3 329 (23.32%) HTML
4 259 (18.36%) CSS
5 240 (17.01%) Web Services
6 229 (16.23%) XML
7 181 (12.83%) jQuery
8 161 (11.41%) WCF
9 143 (10.13%) .NET Framework
10 112 (7.94%) HTML5
11 93 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 59 (4.18%) XSLT
13 58 (4.11%) Ajax
14 57 (4.04%) JSON
14 57 (4.04%) SOAP
15 48 (3.40%) Middleware
16 45 (3.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 44 (3.12%) CSS3
18 42 (2.98%) J2EE
19 40 (2.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.30%) Clustering
2 71 (5.03%) Management Information System
3 43 (3.05%) Computer Science
4 40 (2.83%) Open Source
5 37 (2.62%) PKI
6 29 (2.06%) Client/Server
6 29 (2.06%) Inversion of Control
7 25 (1.77%) Replication
8 20 (1.42%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.28%) Blackberry
10 16 (1.13%) NHS
11 15 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.06%) N-Tier
12 11 (0.78%) Hedge funds
12 11 (0.78%) Wiki
12 11 (0.78%) Statistics
13 10 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.64%) Smartcard
14 9 (0.64%) Visualisation
15 8 (0.57%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 854 (60.52%) Windows
2 337 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 239 (16.94%) Linux
4 229 (16.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 124 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 116 (8.22%) UNIX
7 94 (6.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 58 (4.11%) Windows 7
9 52 (3.69%) Windows XP
10 33 (2.34%) Solaris
11 29 (2.06%) AIX
12 27 (1.91%) Windows 2000
12 27 (1.91%) Apple iOS
13 24 (1.70%) SUSE
14 16 (1.13%) Android
15 14 (0.99%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.78%) CentOS
17 9 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
17 9 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
18 8 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (14.03%) ITIL
2 175 (12.40%) MVC
3 151 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (8.43%) OO
5 117 (8.29%) Migration
6 102 (7.23%) DevOps
7 95 (6.73%) E-Commerce
8 91 (6.45%) Web Development
9 81 (5.74%) Configuration Management
10 73 (5.17%) TDD
11 66 (4.68%) Project Management
12 60 (4.25%) Load Balancing
13 56 (3.97%) Change Management
14 55 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
14 55 (3.90%) Unit Testing
14 55 (3.90%) CRM
14 55 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
15 52 (3.69%) Service Delivery
16 51 (3.61%) Scrum
17 47 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 525 (37.21%) SQL
2 408 (28.92%) C#
3 308 (21.83%) JavaScript
4 252 (17.86%) PowerShell
5 149 (10.56%) Java
6 118 (8.36%) T-SQL
7 97 (6.87%) VBScript
8 96 (6.80%) VB
9 63 (4.46%) Python
10 56 (3.97%) VB.NET
11 51 (3.61%) Perl
12 44 (3.12%) PL/SQL
13 43 (3.05%) PHP
14 41 (2.91%) Ruby
15 40 (2.83%) Bash Shell
16 39 (2.76%) Shell Script
17 33 (2.34%) VB6
18 22 (1.56%) C++
19 17 (1.20%) C
20 11 (0.78%) Korn
Qualifications
1 105 (7.44%) Degree
2 101 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 83 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 76 (5.39%) MCSE
5 56 (3.97%) SC Cleared
6 44 (3.12%) CISSP
7 33 (2.34%) MCTS
8 28 (1.98%) MCITP
9 27 (1.91%) MCP
10 23 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (1.35%) CCNA
13 18 (1.28%) CISM
14 16 (1.13%) MCSA
14 16 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (1.06%) CEH
16 12 (0.85%) DV Cleared
17 6 (0.43%) CISA
18 5 (0.35%) ISEB
18 5 (0.35%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.75%) QA
2 31 (2.20%) SLA
3 21 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.43%) HL7
7 5 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.35%) COBIT
8 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.071%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.071%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.071%) WCAG
System Software
1 402 (28.49%) Active Directory
2 133 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (5.95%) vSphere
4 59 (4.18%) VMware ESX
5 39 (2.76%) Hyper-V
6 32 (2.27%) ISA Server
7 29 (2.06%) XenApp
8 19 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (1.13%) Terminal Services
10 15 (1.06%) UAG
11 13 (0.92%) Snort
12 12 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
13 11 (0.78%) NFS
14 8 (0.57%) XenServer
15 7 (0.50%) FreeRADIUS
15 7 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.50%) qmail
15 7 (0.50%) XenDesktop
15 7 (0.50%) SRDF
15 7 (0.50%) Squid
Systems Management
1 88 (6.24%) SCCM
2 69 (4.89%) SCOM
3 51 (3.61%) Puppet
4 48 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (1.49%) BladeLogic
6 19 (1.35%) WSUS
7 14 (0.99%) WMI
8 13 (0.92%) Tivoli
8 13 (0.92%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.78%) Control-M
9 11 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (0.78%) Nessus
10 10 (0.71%) NetBackup
10 10 (0.71%) MOM
10 10 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 10 (0.71%) Nagios
10 10 (0.71%) HP SIM
11 9 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 567 (40.18%) Microsoft
2 266 (18.85%) VMware
3 191 (13.54%) Oracle
4 107 (7.58%) Citrix
5 99 (7.02%) Cisco
6 96 (6.80%) IBM
7 87 (6.17%) Red Hat
8 83 (5.88%) HP
9 46 (3.26%) Sitecore
10 40 (2.83%) NetApp
11 34 (2.41%) JBoss
12 31 (2.20%) CheckPoint
13 30 (2.13%) Dell
14 28 (1.98%) EMC
15 24 (1.70%) McAfee
16 22 (1.56%) Google
17 21 (1.49%) Splunk
17 21 (1.49%) F5
18 20 (1.42%) Altiris
19 19 (1.35%) SAP
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - £Market Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swadlincote, Derbyshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 300-375
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £375 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable day rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
MBA Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £380 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Personnel IT
Rate: £350 - £365 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £180 - £181 per day
Posted: 4 days ago