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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 160 161 157
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing IIS 763 704 760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.35% 1.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.44% 7.74% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 421 419
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +15.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 27
Average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £17.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.50 £41.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.97% +66.36%

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
10252 9098 10078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.82% 17.50% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6171 5373 5641
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 368 494
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -2.55%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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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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 -10 682 £375 -3.22% 308
London +12 325 £400 -5.88% 111
South East +1 163 £375 -11.76% 88
City of London +17 71 £400 -11.11% 35
Berkshire -5 64 £330 -22.35% 22
East of England -13 61 £369 -1.00% 18
North West -8 45 £315 +5.00% 33
Scotland +9 43 £335 -7.58% 5
Bedfordshire +16 35 £363 -14.70% 2
Hampshire -2 30 £425 +6.58% 24
Slough - 28 £300 - 3
Surrey -2 27 £384 -6.96% 12
South West -46 27 £325 -4.25% 14
Luton +1 24 £363 -14.70% 1
West Midlands -31 23 £339 -9.66% 12
Reading -14 21 £375 -11.76% 9
Glasgow +1 20 £173 -50.71% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 18 £325 +35.41% 2
Wales -8 18 £270 +8.00% 11
Milton Keynes +5 16 £325 +35.41% 2
Hertfordshire -18 16 £350 -30.00% 7
Cheshire +3 15 £310 +3.33% 7
Manchester -1 15 £315 +6.77% 18
Lancashire -13 13 £506 +68.75% 4
Edinburgh 0 12 £408 +0.30% 1
South Wales -9 12 £285 +14.00% 2
Yorkshire -16 12 £305 +1.66% 25
North East -27 12 £150 - 1
West Sussex +8 11 £301 +28.19% 4
East Midlands +5 11 £381 +27.08% 6

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 881 (60.51%) Windows
2 697 (47.87%) SQL Server
3 680 (46.70%) .NET
4 607 (41.69%) Microsoft
5 519 (35.65%) SQL
6 406 (27.88%) C#
7 405 (27.82%) Active Directory
8 370 (25.41%) ASP.NET
9 357 (24.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 339 (23.28%) HTML
11 333 (22.87%) JavaScript
12 297 (20.40%) VMware
13 281 (19.30%) CSS
14 273 (18.75%) SharePoint
15 268 (18.41%) DNS
16 261 (17.93%) Linux
16 261 (17.93%) PowerShell
17 241 (16.55%) MS Excel
18 240 (16.48%) Web Services
19 238 (16.35%) Windows Server 2003
20 224 (15.38%) XML
21 221 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
22 208 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
22 208 (14.29%) ITIL
23 205 (14.08%) Apache
24 202 (13.87%) Oracle
25 191 (13.12%) Finance
26 189 (12.98%) TCP/IP
27 173 (11.88%) jQuery
28 172 (11.81%) Java

IIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 273 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 205 (14.08%) Apache
3 144 (9.89%) MS Exchange
4 133 (9.13%) Tomcat
5 97 (6.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 94 (6.46%) WebSphere
7 84 (5.77%) CMS
8 83 (5.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 75 (5.15%) BizTalk Server
10 65 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
11 62 (4.26%) Umbraco
12 54 (3.71%) WebLogic
13 46 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
14 43 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
15 35 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
16 29 (1.99%) IBM HTTP Server
16 29 (1.99%) Lync
17 28 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
18 26 (1.79%) nginx
19 24 (1.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 241 (16.55%) MS Excel
2 82 (5.63%) MS Office
3 23 (1.58%) MS Project
4 22 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.37%) InfoPath
6 16 (1.10%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 37 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.96%) WebTrends
3 11 (0.76%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
4 6 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.21%) RMDS
6 3 (0.21%) Cordys
6 3 (0.21%) Magento
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.14%) assyst
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.069%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.069%) Maximo
8 1 (0.069%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.069%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 107 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (2.61%) Office 365
4 20 (1.37%) IaaS
5 18 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.76%) Google App Engine
8 10 (0.69%) SaaS
8 10 (0.69%) PaaS
9 7 (0.48%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.14%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.069%) Heroku
11 1 (0.069%) GitHub
11 1 (0.069%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.069%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 268 (18.41%) DNS
2 189 (12.98%) TCP/IP
3 165 (11.33%) Firewall
4 144 (9.89%) Internet
5 138 (9.48%) SAN
6 137 (9.41%) DHCP
7 115 (7.90%) HTTP
8 97 (6.66%) FTP
8 97 (6.66%) SSL
9 68 (4.67%) LDAP
10 55 (3.78%) VPN
11 51 (3.50%) WAN
12 47 (3.23%) VLAN
13 46 (3.16%) LAN
14 35 (2.40%) Intranet
14 35 (2.40%) IPsec
14 35 (2.40%) NAS
15 34 (2.34%) SMTP
16 25 (1.72%) Network Security
17 24 (1.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 697 (47.87%) SQL Server
2 208 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 100 (6.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 88 (6.04%) MySQL
5 57 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 48 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (3.30%) Oracle Database
7 34 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
8 31 (2.13%) Relational Database
9 27 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (1.44%) DB2
12 19 (1.30%) RavenDB
13 16 (1.10%) DTS
13 16 (1.10%) DataStage
14 13 (0.89%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.76%) MongoDB
16 11 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 146 (10.03%) Visual Studio
2 104 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (3.71%) TeamCity
4 51 (3.50%) Git (software)
5 40 (2.75%) Subversion
6 39 (2.68%) NUnit
7 30 (2.06%) JIRA
8 27 (1.85%) Jenkins
9 18 (1.24%) Fiddler
10 17 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
11 16 (1.10%) MSBuild
11 16 (1.10%) Mercurial
12 12 (0.82%) Maven
13 10 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 9 (0.62%) Ant
14 9 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (0.62%) LoadRunner
15 8 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 8 (0.55%) Artifactory
15 8 (0.55%) SoapUI
General
1 191 (13.12%) Finance
2 95 (6.52%) Banking
3 36 (2.47%) Telecoms
3 36 (2.47%) Investment Banking
4 32 (2.20%) Marketing
4 32 (2.20%) Retail
4 32 (2.20%) Legal
5 20 (1.37%) Back Office
6 19 (1.30%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.10%) Front Office
9 12 (0.82%) Law
10 10 (0.69%) Military
10 10 (0.69%) Publishing
11 7 (0.48%) Advertising
11 7 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.41%) Electronics
13 4 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 432 (29.67%) Developer
2 183 (12.57%) .NET Developer
3 144 (9.89%) Analyst
4 103 (7.07%) Consultant
5 80 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 78 (5.36%) Administrator
7 66 (4.53%) Support Analyst
8 64 (4.40%) Architect
9 60 (4.12%) Applications Support
10 51 (3.50%) Support Engineer
10 51 (3.50%) C# Developer
11 50 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
12 49 (3.37%) Senior Developer
13 43 (2.95%) Web Developer
14 40 (2.75%) Systems Administrator
15 37 (2.54%) SharePoint Developer
16 36 (2.47%) Wintel Engineer
17 35 (2.40%) Senior .NET Developer
18 34 (2.34%) Systems Engineer
19 30 (2.06%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 680 (46.70%) .NET
2 370 (25.41%) ASP.NET
3 339 (23.28%) HTML
4 281 (19.30%) CSS
5 240 (16.48%) Web Services
6 224 (15.38%) XML
7 173 (11.88%) jQuery
8 169 (11.61%) WCF
9 133 (9.13%) .NET Framework
10 107 (7.35%) HTML5
11 86 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC
12 64 (4.40%) Ajax
13 63 (4.33%) SOAP
14 60 (4.12%) JSON
15 59 (4.05%) XSLT
16 57 (3.91%) Middleware
17 53 (3.64%) J2EE
18 42 (2.88%) REST
19 40 (2.75%) KnockoutJS
20 36 (2.47%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.55%) Clustering
2 98 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 51 (3.50%) Computer Science
5 48 (3.30%) Open Source
6 37 (2.54%) PKI
7 28 (1.92%) Client/Server
7 28 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
8 24 (1.65%) Replication
9 22 (1.51%) User Experience
10 21 (1.44%) Blackberry
11 18 (1.24%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.10%) NHS
13 11 (0.76%) N-Tier
13 11 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (0.76%) Hedge funds
14 10 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.69%) DataPower
14 10 (0.69%) Wiki
14 10 (0.69%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 881 (60.51%) Windows
2 357 (24.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 261 (17.93%) Linux
4 238 (16.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 149 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 112 (7.69%) UNIX
7 102 (7.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 58 (3.98%) Windows 7
9 53 (3.64%) Windows XP
10 33 (2.27%) Windows 2000
11 29 (1.99%) Solaris
12 28 (1.92%) AIX
13 23 (1.58%) Apple iOS
14 22 (1.51%) SUSE
15 17 (1.17%) Android
16 15 (1.03%) Windows 8
17 13 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
18 12 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
19 10 (0.69%) CentOS
20 9 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (14.29%) ITIL
3 169 (11.61%) MVC
4 117 (8.04%) OO
5 115 (7.90%) Migration
6 108 (7.42%) DevOps
7 105 (7.21%) E-Commerce
8 104 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 90 (6.18%) Web Development
10 85 (5.84%) Change Management
11 69 (4.74%) TDD
12 67 (4.60%) Load Balancing
13 66 (4.53%) Project Management
14 62 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
15 60 (4.12%) CRM
16 57 (3.91%) Unit Testing
17 53 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
18 50 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
19 47 (3.23%) Problem Management
20 45 (3.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 519 (35.65%) SQL
2 406 (27.88%) C#
3 333 (22.87%) JavaScript
4 261 (17.93%) PowerShell
5 172 (11.81%) Java
6 116 (7.97%) T-SQL
7 106 (7.28%) VBScript
8 94 (6.46%) VB
9 63 (4.33%) Python
10 58 (3.98%) VB.NET
11 53 (3.64%) Perl
12 52 (3.57%) PHP
13 44 (3.02%) PL/SQL
13 44 (3.02%) Shell Script
14 42 (2.88%) Bash Shell
14 42 (2.88%) Ruby
15 32 (2.20%) VB6
16 23 (1.58%) C++
17 22 (1.51%) C
18 12 (0.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 124 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (7.76%) Degree
3 93 (6.39%) Security Cleared
4 90 (6.18%) MCSE
5 63 (4.33%) SC Cleared
6 47 (3.23%) CISSP
7 37 (2.54%) MCTS
8 32 (2.20%) MCITP
9 30 (2.06%) MCP
10 23 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 21 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (1.37%) CCNA
13 19 (1.30%) CISM
14 16 (1.10%) MCSA
14 16 (1.10%) DV Cleared
15 15 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (1.03%) CEH
16 8 (0.55%) CISA
17 5 (0.34%) MCSD
18 4 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.22%) QA
2 42 (2.88%) SLA
3 24 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.55%) HL7
7 5 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.27%) COBIT
9 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.069%) WCAG
10 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.069%) HIPAA
System Software
1 405 (27.82%) Active Directory
2 149 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (6.66%) vSphere
4 63 (4.33%) VMware ESX
5 40 (2.75%) Hyper-V
6 35 (2.40%) ISA Server
7 32 (2.20%) XenApp
8 23 (1.58%) Terminal Services
9 22 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (1.17%) UAG
11 13 (0.89%) NFS
11 13 (0.89%) Snort
12 12 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
13 11 (0.76%) FreeRADIUS
14 10 (0.69%) Xen
15 9 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.62%) XenServer
16 8 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 7 (0.48%) qmail
17 7 (0.48%) Squid
Systems Management
1 101 (6.94%) SCCM
2 82 (5.63%) SCOM
3 57 (3.91%) Puppet
4 50 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (1.72%) WSUS
6 23 (1.58%) NetBackup
6 23 (1.58%) BladeLogic
7 20 (1.37%) Backup Exec
8 16 (1.10%) HP SIM
9 14 (0.96%) WMI
10 13 (0.89%) Tivoli
10 13 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 12 (0.82%) Control-M
11 12 (0.82%) Nagios
11 12 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (0.76%) OpenView
12 11 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.76%) Nessus
13 10 (0.69%) MOM
Vendors
1 607 (41.69%) Microsoft
2 297 (20.40%) VMware
3 202 (13.87%) Oracle
4 130 (8.93%) Citrix
5 109 (7.49%) HP
6 102 (7.01%) Cisco
7 100 (6.87%) Red Hat
8 96 (6.59%) IBM
9 51 (3.50%) JBoss
10 41 (2.82%) Sitecore
11 37 (2.54%) Dell
11 37 (2.54%) NetApp
11 37 (2.54%) CheckPoint
12 36 (2.47%) EMC
13 27 (1.85%) McAfee
14 26 (1.79%) Splunk
15 24 (1.65%) F5
15 24 (1.65%) Symantec
15 24 (1.65%) Google
16 21 (1.44%) Altiris
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 hours ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £415 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Syntax Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Jumar
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago