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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 171 169 142
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -27
Contract jobs citing IIS 682 634 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.25% 1.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.23% 7.11% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 379 365
Average daily rate
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£375 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £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 27 21 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 £16.87 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +27.83%

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
9433 8921 8159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.94% 17.58% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5789 5262 4567
Average daily rate £400 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
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 309 309 403
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-8.10% -

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 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
England -3 608 £380 -1.61% 285
London +17 279 £400 -0.24% 106
South East -12 142 £335 -5.09% 54
North West +22 70 £331 -17.18% 25
City of London -4 59 £405 -4.70% 32
Scotland +23 47 £328 +5.98% 9
Manchester +16 32 £318 -12.41% 14
South West -22 31 £375 -6.25% 19
Berkshire -35 31 £400 +14.14% 13
East of England -14 29 £400 +8.84% 19
Yorkshire -11 28 £284 +13.50% 25
West Sussex -1 23 £290 -10.76% 3
Surrey +9 22 £325 -40.90% 9
Hampshire -30 21 £438 +23.93% 7
Glasgow +8 20 £350 +30.47% 5
Wales +3 20 £495 +23.75% 4
Cheshire +4 18 £408 -9.44% 5
East Sussex +9 17 £200 -52.94% 1
Bedfordshire +7 17 £425 +41.66% 2
Oxfordshire +1 17 £300 - 10
East Midlands -11 17 £360 -0.41% 15
Edinburgh +5 16 £375 +21.35% 1
Reading -12 16 £425 +36.00% 5
Luton +7 14 £413 +37.50% 2
South Yorkshire +4 13 £225 +23.28% 4
Brighton +2 13 £200 -52.94%
Merseyside -6 13 £415 +22.05% 5
West Yorkshire -16 13 £284 -7.72% 11
Wiltshire +1 10 £400 +23.07% 3
Buckinghamshire -8 10 £336 - 6

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

1 944 (64.88%) Windows
2 655 (45.02%) Microsoft
3 636 (43.71%) SQL Server
4 616 (42.34%) .NET
5 561 (38.56%) SQL
6 459 (31.55%) Active Directory
7 370 (25.43%) VMware
8 351 (24.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 320 (21.99%) DNS
10 295 (20.27%) C#
11 280 (19.24%) HTML
12 279 (19.18%) JavaScript
13 269 (18.49%) Linux
14 268 (18.42%) ASP.NET
15 253 (17.39%) ITIL
16 242 (16.63%) Web Services
17 240 (16.49%) CSS
18 233 (16.01%) Windows Server 2003
19 228 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
20 221 (15.19%) SharePoint
20 221 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
21 214 (14.71%) Oracle
22 212 (14.57%) VMware Infrastructure
23 206 (14.16%) XML
24 205 (14.09%) Firewall
24 205 (14.09%) PowerShell
25 190 (13.06%) Apache
26 188 (12.92%) Finance
27 177 (12.16%) Citrix
28 176 (12.10%) MS Excel

IIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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
1 221 (15.19%) SharePoint
2 190 (13.06%) Apache
3 141 (9.69%) MS Exchange
4 100 (6.87%) Tomcat
5 99 (6.80%) WebSphere
6 65 (4.47%) BizTalk Server
7 64 (4.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 62 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 57 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 49 (3.37%) CMS
11 41 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
12 40 (2.75%) Lync
13 39 (2.68%) JBoss
14 34 (2.34%) IBM Notes
15 32 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
16 31 (2.13%) WebLogic
17 28 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
18 26 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
18 26 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
19 25 (1.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 176 (12.10%) MS Excel
2 56 (3.85%) MS Office
3 18 (1.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 17 (1.17%) InfoPath
5 13 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (0.62%) MS Project
8 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.069%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.069%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 31 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.48%) RMDS
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
6 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.21%) Cordys
6 3 (0.21%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.14%) Agresso
7 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.069%) Tridion
8 1 (0.069%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.069%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 110 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (3.30%) Office 365
4 24 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (1.31%) IaaS
5 19 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.96%) SaaS
7 8 (0.55%) Google App Engine
7 8 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.48%) PaaS
9 5 (0.34%) Yammer
10 3 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.21%) Route 53
10 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.14%) GitHub
11 2 (0.14%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.069%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.069%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 320 (21.99%) DNS
2 205 (14.09%) Firewall
3 176 (12.10%) DHCP
4 150 (10.31%) TCP/IP
5 149 (10.24%) SAN
6 121 (8.32%) Internet
7 115 (7.90%) HTTP
8 98 (6.74%) SSL
9 86 (5.91%) FTP
10 83 (5.70%) VPN
11 76 (5.22%) WAN
12 68 (4.67%) LDAP
13 67 (4.60%) VLAN
14 65 (4.47%) NAS
15 63 (4.33%) LAN
16 42 (2.89%) Intranet
17 35 (2.41%) Network Security
18 33 (2.27%) iSCSI
18 33 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
19 32 (2.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 636 (43.71%) SQL Server
2 153 (10.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 83 (5.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 81 (5.57%) MySQL
5 68 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 57 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 54 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 53 (3.64%) Oracle Database
9 40 (2.75%) Relational Database
10 22 (1.51%) SQL Server 2000
10 22 (1.51%) DB2
11 20 (1.37%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (0.82%) MongoDB
14 12 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (0.55%) DTS
16 8 (0.55%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 154 (10.58%) Visual Studio
2 96 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 72 (4.95%) Subversion
4 54 (3.71%) Jenkins
5 42 (2.89%) Git (software)
6 35 (2.41%) JIRA
7 25 (1.72%) TeamCity
8 23 (1.58%) Maven
8 23 (1.58%) Ant
9 22 (1.51%) MSBuild
10 19 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 18 (1.24%) Axure RP
12 16 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 16 (1.10%) NUnit
12 16 (1.10%) Fiddler
13 13 (0.89%) Selenium
14 11 (0.76%) Mercurial
15 10 (0.69%) JMeter
15 10 (0.69%) Gradle
16 9 (0.62%) Cucumber
General
1 188 (12.92%) Finance
2 58 (3.99%) Banking
3 39 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.41%) Retail
5 30 (2.06%) Publishing
6 26 (1.79%) Marketing
7 24 (1.65%) Legal
8 23 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.96%) Law
11 12 (0.82%) Electronics
11 12 (0.82%) Games
12 8 (0.55%) Advertising
13 4 (0.27%) Military
13 4 (0.27%) Local Government
13 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.21%) Front Office
14 3 (0.21%) Back Office
14 3 (0.21%) Automotive
14 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 324 (22.27%) Developer
2 189 (12.99%) Analyst
3 131 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 126 (8.66%) .NET Developer
5 112 (7.70%) Architect
6 99 (6.80%) Administrator
7 83 (5.70%) Web Engineer
8 80 (5.50%) Consultant
9 69 (4.74%) Support Analyst
10 62 (4.26%) Support Engineer
11 61 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support
12 58 (3.99%) Applications Support
13 50 (3.44%) C# Developer
14 47 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
15 46 (3.16%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
16 45 (3.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 38 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
18 36 (2.47%) Server Engineer
18 36 (2.47%) Wintel Engineer
19 33 (2.27%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 616 (42.34%) .NET
2 280 (19.24%) HTML
3 268 (18.42%) ASP.NET
4 242 (16.63%) Web Services
5 240 (16.49%) CSS
6 206 (14.16%) XML
7 143 (9.83%) jQuery
8 136 (9.35%) .NET Framework
9 117 (8.04%) WCF
10 90 (6.19%) Ajax
11 77 (5.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 75 (5.15%) Middleware
13 66 (4.54%) XSLT
14 51 (3.51%) HTML5
15 47 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 46 (3.16%) SOAP
17 45 (3.09%) J2EE
18 43 (2.96%) XHTML
19 39 (2.68%) REST
20 38 (2.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 148 (10.17%) Clustering
2 112 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 45 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.89%) Replication
6 38 (2.61%) Open Source
7 34 (2.34%) User Experience
8 31 (2.13%) Client/Server
9 23 (1.58%) PKI
10 22 (1.51%) W3C
11 19 (1.31%) Blackberry
11 19 (1.31%) Web 2.0
12 16 (1.10%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.03%) Celerra
14 13 (0.89%) N-Tier
15 12 (0.82%) Blog
16 11 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
16 11 (0.76%) DTV
17 10 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 944 (64.88%) Windows
2 351 (24.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 269 (18.49%) Linux
4 233 (16.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 221 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 143 (9.83%) UNIX
7 66 (4.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 58 (3.99%) Windows 7
9 54 (3.71%) Solaris
10 35 (2.41%) AIX
10 35 (2.41%) Windows XP
11 25 (1.72%) CentOS
12 22 (1.51%) SUSE
13 19 (1.31%) Windows 8
14 15 (1.03%) Windows 2000
15 13 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (0.89%) Android
16 12 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (0.76%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (17.39%) ITIL
2 228 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (9.83%) MVC
4 126 (8.66%) Migration
5 114 (7.84%) E-Commerce
6 84 (5.77%) Configuration Management
6 84 (5.77%) DevOps
7 81 (5.57%) Change Management
7 81 (5.57%) Load Balancing
8 76 (5.22%) OO
9 70 (4.81%) Project Management
10 65 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
11 64 (4.40%) Web Development
12 63 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
13 61 (4.19%) TDD
14 60 (4.12%) Scrum
15 59 (4.05%) Release Management
16 57 (3.92%) CRM
17 54 (3.71%) Information Security
18 51 (3.51%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 561 (38.56%) SQL
2 295 (20.27%) C#
3 279 (19.18%) JavaScript
4 205 (14.09%) PowerShell
5 160 (11.00%) Java
6 74 (5.09%) VBScript
7 72 (4.95%) T-SQL
8 66 (4.54%) PHP
9 57 (3.92%) VB
10 44 (3.02%) Shell Script
11 36 (2.47%) VB.NET
12 29 (1.99%) C++
13 28 (1.92%) PL/SQL
13 28 (1.92%) Perl
13 28 (1.92%) Python
14 25 (1.72%) Ruby
15 23 (1.58%) Bash Shell
16 18 (1.24%) VB6
17 16 (1.10%) C
18 15 (1.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 124 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 114 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 109 (7.49%) Degree
4 90 (6.19%) SC Cleared
5 62 (4.26%) MCSE
6 41 (2.82%) CISSP
7 39 (2.68%) VCP4
8 34 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (1.92%) CCNA
10 26 (1.79%) CISM
10 26 (1.79%) DV Cleared
11 22 (1.51%) MCSA
12 20 (1.37%) MCITP
13 18 (1.24%) MCP
14 17 (1.17%) MCTS
14 17 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (1.03%) CISA
17 12 (0.82%) CRISC
18 9 (0.62%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (5.09%) SLA
2 42 (2.89%) QA
3 16 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.41%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.34%) COBIT
7 4 (0.27%) WAI
8 3 (0.21%) HL7
9 2 (0.14%) WCAG
9 2 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.069%) HIPAA
System Software
1 459 (31.55%) Active Directory
2 212 (14.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (9.62%) vSphere
4 91 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 73 (5.02%) VMware ESX
6 50 (3.44%) XenApp
7 48 (3.30%) Terminal Services
8 26 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (1.72%) ISA Server
10 15 (1.03%) Xen
10 15 (1.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 12 (0.82%) FreeRADIUS
11 12 (0.82%) vCloud
11 12 (0.82%) UAG
12 11 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 11 (0.76%) XenServer
12 11 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 11 (0.76%) Firmware
13 10 (0.69%) NFS
13 10 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 118 (8.11%) SCCM
2 112 (7.70%) SCOM
3 58 (3.99%) Puppet
4 33 (2.27%) NetBackup
5 30 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (1.92%) WSUS
7 25 (1.72%) BladeLogic
8 23 (1.58%) CA Single Sign-On
9 15 (1.03%) Tivoli
9 15 (1.03%) ZABBIX
10 14 (0.96%) OpenView
10 14 (0.96%) Backup Exec
10 14 (0.96%) HP SIM
10 14 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
11 11 (0.76%) Hyperic
11 11 (0.76%) WMI
12 10 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 9 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
13 9 (0.62%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 655 (45.02%) Microsoft
2 370 (25.43%) VMware
3 214 (14.71%) Oracle
4 177 (12.16%) Citrix
5 119 (8.18%) Cisco
5 119 (8.18%) HP
6 105 (7.22%) IBM
7 98 (6.74%) Red Hat
8 60 (4.12%) EMC
9 51 (3.51%) Dell
10 50 (3.44%) NetApp
11 46 (3.16%) Lotus
11 46 (3.16%) F5
12 41 (2.82%) CheckPoint
13 35 (2.41%) Google
14 33 (2.27%) Symantec
15 31 (2.13%) TIBCO
15 31 (2.13%) Adobe
16 27 (1.86%) Akamai
17 26 (1.79%) CA
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