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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 152 171 141
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -30
Contract jobs citing IIS 822 667 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.21% 1.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.10% 6.89% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 434 420
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 7 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% +30.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £27.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £95.50 £39.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £32.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-28.65% +113.33%

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
10151 9676 8512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.22% 17.52% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6162 5939 4805
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 314 420
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £19.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 +24 752 £350 -12.50% 326
London +50 363 £413 +3.12% 129
South East +15 155 £320 -11.72% 66
Yorkshire +15 71 £288 -8.73% 28
City of London +31 70 £335 -16.25% 29
East of England +25 51 £325 -15.03% 27
South West -7 45 £375 -4.76% 25
West Yorkshire +6 40 £313 -2.34% 16
North West -26 38 £300 -9.09% 23
West Sussex +6 34 £300 -33.33% 10
Leeds -1 30 £315 -1.56% 10
Scotland -5 30 £400 +29.44% 5
South Yorkshire +7 27 £225 +12.50% 10
Oxfordshire - 26 £285 - 12
Surrey +19 23 £363 -3.33% 8
Berkshire -30 23 £350 +21.73% 15
Essex +15 22 £275 -25.17% 1
Hampshire -24 20 £413 +17.02% 4
Wales +3 19 £430 +7.50% 4
Wiltshire +17 18 £365 +12.30% 8
East Midlands +11 18 £349 +62.20% 11
South Wales +9 17 £430 +7.50% 4
Cambridgeshire +17 15 £325 -18.75% 10
Manchester -10 15 £305 -12.85% 7
West Midlands -14 15 £325 -20.73% 15
Brentwood +5 13 £264 -41.38%
East Sussex -1 13 £288 -25.32% 5
Reading -13 13 £363 +34.25% 6
Newport - 13 £428 - 1
Cambridge +8 12 £325 -18.75% 6

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 974 (64.80%) Windows
2 687 (45.71%) .NET
3 670 (44.58%) SQL Server
4 629 (41.85%) Microsoft
5 615 (40.92%) SQL
6 440 (29.27%) Active Directory
7 355 (23.62%) VMware
8 342 (22.75%) C#
9 339 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 323 (21.49%) Linux
11 289 (19.23%) DNS
12 284 (18.90%) ASP.NET
13 276 (18.36%) ITIL
14 270 (17.96%) HTML
15 259 (17.23%) Web Services
16 258 (17.17%) JavaScript
17 254 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
18 248 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
19 245 (16.30%) Oracle
20 236 (15.70%) XML
21 234 (15.57%) PowerShell
22 233 (15.50%) SharePoint
23 215 (14.30%) Firewall
23 215 (14.30%) Windows Server 2003
24 211 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
25 209 (13.91%) Finance
26 198 (13.17%) CSS
27 197 (13.11%) Java
28 174 (11.58%) Apache
29 166 (11.04%) Visual Studio

IIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 233 (15.50%) SharePoint
2 174 (11.58%) Apache
3 144 (9.58%) Tomcat
4 130 (8.65%) WebSphere
5 127 (8.45%) MS Exchange
6 94 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
7 59 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 56 (3.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 53 (3.53%) CMS
10 49 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 44 (2.93%) JBoss
12 43 (2.86%) Lync
13 35 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
14 34 (2.26%) nginx
14 34 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
15 33 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
16 29 (1.93%) WebLogic
17 26 (1.73%) IBM Notes
17 26 (1.73%) Office Communications Server
17 26 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 150 (9.98%) MS Excel
2 61 (4.06%) MS Office
3 18 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 17 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.06%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.40%) MS Project
9 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 35 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.93%) RMDS
3 11 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.47%) Tridion
5 6 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.40%) ResourceLink
6 5 (0.33%) assyst
7 4 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.20%) Agresso
9 1 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 152 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (4.19%) Office 365
4 40 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (1.53%) Google App Engine
6 23 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 20 (1.33%) IaaS
8 14 (0.93%) SaaS
9 8 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
9 8 (0.53%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.53%) PaaS
10 7 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.27%) Yammer
13 3 (0.20%) Route 53
13 3 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 289 (19.23%) DNS
2 215 (14.30%) Firewall
3 164 (10.91%) DHCP
4 155 (10.31%) SAN
5 134 (8.92%) HTTP
6 131 (8.72%) TCP/IP
7 114 (7.58%) Internet
8 102 (6.79%) SSL
9 91 (6.05%) VPN
10 85 (5.66%) WAN
11 69 (4.59%) LDAP
12 67 (4.46%) LAN
13 65 (4.32%) FTP
14 56 (3.73%) VLAN
15 47 (3.13%) NAS
16 44 (2.93%) Intranet
17 40 (2.66%) Network Security
18 39 (2.59%) IPsec
19 31 (2.06%) iSCSI
20 29 (1.93%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 670 (44.58%) SQL Server
2 141 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 81 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 76 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 73 (4.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 69 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 66 (4.39%) Oracle Database
8 63 (4.19%) MySQL
9 54 (3.59%) Relational Database
10 30 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
11 27 (1.80%) DB2
12 24 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (1.53%) RDBMS
14 20 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (0.86%) DTS
16 13 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
17 12 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
17 12 (0.80%) MongoDB
17 12 (0.80%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 166 (11.04%) Visual Studio
2 128 (8.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 97 (6.45%) Subversion
4 84 (5.59%) Jenkins
5 69 (4.59%) Git (software)
6 57 (3.79%) JIRA
7 39 (2.59%) Ant
8 38 (2.53%) TeamCity
9 34 (2.26%) Maven
10 30 (2.00%) MSBuild
11 24 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 22 (1.46%) Mercurial
13 21 (1.40%) Gradle
14 18 (1.20%) Fiddler
14 18 (1.20%) Axure RP
15 14 (0.93%) Selenium
16 13 (0.86%) NUnit
16 13 (0.86%) JMeter
17 12 (0.80%) Introscope
18 11 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 209 (13.91%) Finance
2 56 (3.73%) Banking
3 36 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.00%) Retail
5 26 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 24 (1.60%) Publishing
7 23 (1.53%) Law
8 22 (1.46%) Marketing
9 18 (1.20%) Legal
10 17 (1.13%) Games
11 12 (0.80%) Electronics
12 10 (0.67%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.53%) Back Office
14 6 (0.40%) Automotive
15 5 (0.33%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.33%) Local Government
15 5 (0.33%) Front Office
16 4 (0.27%) Private Banking
17 3 (0.20%) Online Betting
17 3 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 338 (22.49%) Developer
2 225 (14.97%) Analyst
3 141 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 131 (8.72%) .NET Developer
5 121 (8.05%) Architect
6 107 (7.12%) Administrator
7 91 (6.05%) Support Analyst
8 84 (5.59%) Web Engineer
9 80 (5.32%) Applications Support
10 70 (4.66%) Support Engineer
11 67 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
11 67 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
12 62 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
13 60 (3.99%) Consultant
14 56 (3.73%) C# Developer
15 49 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
16 47 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 43 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
18 42 (2.79%) Server Engineer
19 38 (2.53%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 687 (45.71%) .NET
2 284 (18.90%) ASP.NET
3 270 (17.96%) HTML
4 259 (17.23%) Web Services
5 236 (15.70%) XML
6 198 (13.17%) CSS
7 160 (10.65%) .NET Framework
8 126 (8.38%) jQuery
9 110 (7.32%) WCF
10 78 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 75 (4.99%) Ajax
12 69 (4.59%) Middleware
13 68 (4.52%) SOAP
14 61 (4.06%) XSLT
15 55 (3.66%) REST
16 51 (3.39%) J2EE
16 51 (3.39%) HTML5
17 47 (3.13%) Entity Framework
18 44 (2.93%) XHTML
19 33 (2.20%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.85%) Clustering
2 99 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 41 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 40 (2.66%) Replication
6 38 (2.53%) Client/Server
7 36 (2.40%) User Experience
8 30 (2.00%) Open Source
9 29 (1.93%) PKI
10 22 (1.46%) W3C
10 22 (1.46%) N-Tier
11 20 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.33%) Public Cloud
12 19 (1.26%) Web 2.0
13 18 (1.20%) Fixed Income
14 17 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (1.06%) Blackberry
16 14 (0.93%) iPad
17 13 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 974 (64.80%) Windows
2 339 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 323 (21.49%) Linux
4 254 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 215 (14.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 138 (9.18%) UNIX
7 73 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 61 (4.06%) Windows 7
9 50 (3.33%) Solaris
10 38 (2.53%) AIX
11 36 (2.40%) CentOS
12 22 (1.46%) Windows 8
13 21 (1.40%) Windows XP
14 16 (1.06%) Debian
15 15 (1.00%) Ubuntu
16 13 (0.86%) SUSE
17 12 (0.80%) Windows 2000
17 12 (0.80%) Android
18 11 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
19 8 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (18.36%) ITIL
2 248 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (9.91%) Migration
4 142 (9.45%) MVC
5 117 (7.78%) DevOps
6 108 (7.19%) E-Commerce
7 101 (6.72%) Load Balancing
8 98 (6.52%) Configuration Management
9 90 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
10 86 (5.72%) Web Development
11 75 (4.99%) Release Management
12 70 (4.66%) Scrum
13 68 (4.52%) CRM
14 66 (4.39%) OO
15 63 (4.19%) Change Management
15 63 (4.19%) Unit Testing
16 61 (4.06%) Project Management
16 61 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
16 61 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
16 61 (4.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 615 (40.92%) SQL
2 342 (22.75%) C#
3 258 (17.17%) JavaScript
4 234 (15.57%) PowerShell
5 197 (13.11%) Java
6 72 (4.79%) T-SQL
7 71 (4.72%) VB
8 66 (4.39%) Python
9 59 (3.93%) PHP
10 58 (3.86%) VBScript
11 51 (3.39%) VB.NET
11 51 (3.39%) C++
12 50 (3.33%) Perl
13 40 (2.66%) Shell Script
14 35 (2.33%) Ruby
15 33 (2.20%) Bash Shell
16 22 (1.46%) PL/SQL
16 22 (1.46%) VB6
17 15 (1.00%) XPath
18 13 (0.86%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 115 (7.65%) Degree
2 105 (6.99%) Security Cleared
3 98 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 78 (5.19%) SC Cleared
5 56 (3.73%) MCSE
6 40 (2.66%) CISSP
7 35 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.66%) CCNA
9 24 (1.60%) MCSA
10 22 (1.46%) CISM
11 20 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (1.33%) MCP
12 18 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (1.00%) MCITP
14 14 (0.93%) DV Cleared
15 13 (0.86%) MCTS
16 9 (0.60%) ISSAP
16 9 (0.60%) CEH
17 7 (0.47%) CCNP
18 6 (0.40%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.39%) SLA
2 34 (2.26%) QA
3 32 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.47%) COBIT
5 7 (0.47%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.067%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.067%) HL7
System Software
1 440 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 211 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (7.39%) vSphere
4 107 (7.12%) Hyper-V
5 64 (4.26%) VMware ESX
6 41 (2.73%) XenApp
7 30 (2.00%) Terminal Services
7 30 (2.00%) Xen
8 29 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (1.53%) ISA Server
9 23 (1.53%) vCloud
10 16 (1.06%) XenServer
11 13 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.80%) KVM
12 12 (0.80%) NFS
13 11 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.73%) Samba
14 10 (0.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 9 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (0.60%) UAG
Systems Management
1 95 (6.32%) SCCM
2 85 (5.66%) Puppet
3 77 (5.12%) SCOM
4 64 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (2.06%) WSUS
6 27 (1.80%) BladeLogic
7 26 (1.73%) ITRS Geneos
8 23 (1.53%) ZABBIX
8 23 (1.53%) CA Single Sign-On
9 18 (1.20%) Nagios
10 9 (0.60%) WMI
11 8 (0.53%) Ansible
11 8 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
12 7 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
13 6 (0.40%) Icinga
13 6 (0.40%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.40%) Nessus
14 5 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 629 (41.85%) Microsoft
2 355 (23.62%) VMware
3 245 (16.30%) Oracle
4 143 (9.51%) Citrix
5 115 (7.65%) IBM
6 114 (7.58%) Cisco
7 104 (6.92%) Red Hat
8 78 (5.19%) HP
9 56 (3.73%) NetApp
10 49 (3.26%) Google
11 46 (3.06%) EMC
12 45 (2.99%) TIBCO
12 45 (2.99%) F5
13 43 (2.86%) Dell
14 35 (2.33%) CheckPoint
15 31 (2.06%) Adobe
16 30 (2.00%) Splunk
17 28 (1.86%) Lotus
18 22 (1.46%) Juniper
19 21 (1.40%) Sun
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £500 per day + £500 / Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £500 per day + £500 / Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 month rolling
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £340 per day 1 week only duration
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £290 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 month rolling
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £210 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
ComputAppoint
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago