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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 158 145 139
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing IIS 794 781 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.51% 1.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.46% 8.42% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 475 458
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £16.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.45 £37.00 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
- +12.14%

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
10649 9272 9615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 17.96% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6669 5627 5427
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 368 465
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.00 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.32%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -26 727 £375 -9.09% 304
London +6 306 £400 -11.11% 94
South East -26 167 £380 -10.58% 69
East of England -6 73 £350 - 19
City of London +5 67 £400 -11.11% 27
North West +10 64 £320 +9.40% 43
Berkshire -26 53 £335 -21.17% 17
Bedfordshire - 43 £350 - 3
Hampshire -15 33 £473 +37.45% 13
Yorkshire -3 32 £325 +5.69% 32
Luton - 30 £356 - 3
Slough +17 29 £338 +50.00% 1
Scotland +1 29 £325 -7.14% 9
Buckinghamshire +15 28 £325 +35.41% 3
Surrey -5 28 £425 +6.25% 15
West Midlands -32 28 £375 -6.25% 11
West Yorkshire +13 25 £315 - 15
Wales -13 25 £285 +32.55% 4
Milton Keynes +8 23 £325 +35.41% 1
Cheshire +5 21 £375 +25.00% 18
East Midlands +7 20 £350 +27.27% 12
Leeds +14 19 £305 +74.28% 7
Manchester 0 18 £315 +59.49% 18
North East -25 17 £200 - 3
South West -61 17 £333 +0.08% 20
Lancashire -12 15 £506 +68.75% 2
Hertfordshire -16 15 £350 -30.00% 9
South Wales -11 14 £285 +32.55% 4
Birmingham -19 12 £375 -6.25% 5
Merseyside +6 11 £142 -50.35% 4

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 921 (62.10%) Windows
2 703 (47.40%) SQL Server
3 667 (44.98%) Microsoft
4 656 (44.23%) .NET
5 542 (36.55%) SQL
6 469 (31.63%) Active Directory
7 382 (25.76%) C#
8 356 (24.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 355 (23.94%) ASP.NET
10 346 (23.33%) VMware
11 341 (22.99%) JavaScript
12 339 (22.86%) HTML
13 295 (19.89%) DNS
14 290 (19.55%) CSS
15 261 (17.60%) PowerShell
16 255 (17.19%) MS Excel
17 248 (16.72%) Linux
18 245 (16.52%) Windows Server 2003
19 236 (15.91%) Web Services
20 235 (15.85%) SharePoint
21 231 (15.58%) ITIL
22 220 (14.83%) XML
23 208 (14.03%) Oracle
24 205 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
25 202 (13.62%) SQL Server 2008
26 200 (13.49%) Apache
27 188 (12.68%) Finance
28 186 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
29 179 (12.07%) TCP/IP
30 177 (11.94%) jQuery

IIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 235 (15.85%) SharePoint
2 200 (13.49%) Apache
3 151 (10.18%) MS Exchange
4 106 (7.15%) Tomcat
5 90 (6.07%) SharePoint 2013
6 77 (5.19%) WebSphere
7 75 (5.06%) BizTalk Server
8 74 (4.99%) CMS
8 74 (4.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 63 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 50 (3.37%) WebLogic
11 48 (3.24%) JBoss
11 48 (3.24%) Umbraco
12 43 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
13 38 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
14 30 (2.02%) IBM HTTP Server
15 28 (1.89%) Lync
16 24 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
17 23 (1.55%) Documentum
18 22 (1.48%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 255 (17.19%) MS Excel
2 72 (4.86%) MS Office
3 23 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.21%) MS Project
5 15 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.94%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.81%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.067%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.74%) WebTrends
3 7 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.47%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
5 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.20%) RMDS
6 3 (0.20%) Cordys
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.13%) Magento
7 2 (0.13%) assyst
7 2 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.067%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.067%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.067%) Maximo
8 1 (0.067%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.067%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 110 (7.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (2.29%) Office 365
4 19 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (1.21%) IaaS
6 10 (0.67%) SaaS
7 6 (0.40%) PaaS
7 6 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.34%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.067%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.067%) GitHub
11 1 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.067%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 295 (19.89%) DNS
2 179 (12.07%) TCP/IP
3 172 (11.60%) Firewall
4 154 (10.38%) Internet
4 154 (10.38%) DHCP
5 145 (9.78%) SAN
6 110 (7.42%) FTP
7 105 (7.08%) HTTP
8 93 (6.27%) SSL
9 62 (4.18%) VPN
10 58 (3.91%) LDAP
11 54 (3.64%) VLAN
12 53 (3.57%) NAS
13 52 (3.51%) WAN
14 45 (3.03%) LAN
15 39 (2.63%) SMTP
16 32 (2.16%) Intranet
17 26 (1.75%) IPsec
18 25 (1.69%) Network Security
19 24 (1.62%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 703 (47.40%) SQL Server
2 202 (13.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 102 (6.88%) MySQL
4 97 (6.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 57 (3.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (3.51%) Oracle Database
7 50 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 41 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 34 (2.29%) Relational Database
10 28 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
11 21 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (1.35%) DB2
13 19 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.08%) DTS
15 16 (1.08%) DataStage
16 13 (0.88%) MongoDB
17 11 (0.74%) RavenDB
17 11 (0.74%) Big Data
17 11 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 153 (10.32%) Visual Studio
2 100 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (3.03%) TeamCity
4 42 (2.83%) Git (software)
5 35 (2.36%) NUnit
6 30 (2.02%) Subversion
7 28 (1.89%) JIRA
8 22 (1.48%) Jenkins
9 17 (1.15%) MSBuild
9 17 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (0.74%) Fiddler
10 11 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (0.67%) Mercurial
11 10 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (0.61%) MSI
12 9 (0.61%) LoadRunner
13 8 (0.54%) Selenium
13 8 (0.54%) StyleCop
14 7 (0.47%) FxCop
14 7 (0.47%) WinDbg
General
1 188 (12.68%) Finance
2 94 (6.34%) Banking
3 39 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 33 (2.23%) Legal
5 31 (2.09%) Retail
5 31 (2.09%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.48%) Marketing
7 20 (1.35%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.01%) Back Office
10 14 (0.94%) Front Office
11 12 (0.81%) Publishing
12 11 (0.74%) Law
12 11 (0.74%) Military
13 10 (0.67%) Advertising
14 7 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.27%) Electronics
17 3 (0.20%) Retail Banking
18 2 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 422 (28.46%) Developer
2 181 (12.20%) .NET Developer
3 146 (9.84%) Analyst
4 100 (6.74%) Consultant
5 95 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 91 (6.14%) Administrator
7 71 (4.79%) Architect
8 60 (4.05%) Support Analyst
8 60 (4.05%) C# Developer
9 54 (3.64%) Support Engineer
10 49 (3.30%) Applications Support
11 43 (2.90%) Wintel Engineer
12 41 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
12 41 (2.76%) Senior Developer
13 39 (2.63%) Web Developer
14 37 (2.49%) Systems Administrator
14 37 (2.49%) Web Engineer
15 35 (2.36%) C# .NET Developer
16 33 (2.23%) 3rd Line Support
16 33 (2.23%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 656 (44.23%) .NET
2 355 (23.94%) ASP.NET
3 339 (22.86%) HTML
4 290 (19.55%) CSS
5 236 (15.91%) Web Services
6 220 (14.83%) XML
7 177 (11.94%) jQuery
8 154 (10.38%) WCF
9 134 (9.04%) .NET Framework
10 99 (6.68%) HTML5
11 88 (5.93%) ASP.NET MVC
12 82 (5.53%) Ajax
13 62 (4.18%) Middleware
14 56 (3.78%) SOAP
15 54 (3.64%) XSLT
16 48 (3.24%) JSON
17 44 (2.97%) KnockoutJS
18 43 (2.90%) J2EE
19 37 (2.49%) REST
20 36 (2.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 133 (8.97%) Clustering
2 113 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 47 (3.17%) Open Source
5 45 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 37 (2.49%) PKI
7 36 (2.43%) Client/Server
8 31 (2.09%) Replication
9 29 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
10 26 (1.75%) User Experience
11 23 (1.55%) Blackberry
12 14 (0.94%) NHS
12 14 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.88%) N-Tier
14 12 (0.81%) Social Media
15 11 (0.74%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.74%) Mobile App
16 10 (0.67%) Wiki
16 10 (0.67%) Blog
17 9 (0.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 921 (62.10%) Windows
2 356 (24.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 248 (16.72%) Linux
4 245 (16.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 157 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 107 (7.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 105 (7.08%) UNIX
8 56 (3.78%) Windows 7
9 51 (3.44%) Windows XP
10 35 (2.36%) Solaris
11 27 (1.82%) AIX
12 26 (1.75%) SUSE
13 25 (1.69%) Windows 2000
14 15 (1.01%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
16 13 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
17 12 (0.81%) Apple iOS
18 11 (0.74%) CentOS
19 10 (0.67%) HPUX
20 9 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (15.58%) ITIL
2 205 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (11.40%) MVC
4 121 (8.16%) Migration
5 112 (7.55%) E-Commerce
6 104 (7.01%) OO
7 98 (6.61%) Change Management
8 97 (6.54%) Configuration Management
9 89 (6.00%) DevOps
10 81 (5.46%) Web Development
11 74 (4.99%) Project Management
12 73 (4.92%) TDD
13 65 (4.38%) Load Balancing
14 61 (4.11%) Performance Tuning
15 59 (3.98%) Problem Management
16 58 (3.91%) CRM
17 53 (3.57%) Incident Management
18 52 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
19 49 (3.30%) Service Management
19 49 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 542 (36.55%) SQL
2 382 (25.76%) C#
3 341 (22.99%) JavaScript
4 261 (17.60%) PowerShell
5 151 (10.18%) Java
6 114 (7.69%) VBScript
7 111 (7.48%) T-SQL
8 88 (5.93%) VB
9 64 (4.32%) PHP
10 63 (4.25%) Python
11 59 (3.98%) VB.NET
12 52 (3.51%) Perl
13 43 (2.90%) PL/SQL
14 42 (2.83%) Shell Script
14 42 (2.83%) Ruby
15 40 (2.70%) Bash Shell
16 32 (2.16%) VB6
17 20 (1.35%) C
17 20 (1.35%) C++
18 13 (0.88%) Jython
Qualifications
1 139 (9.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (7.69%) Degree
3 106 (7.15%) Security Cleared
4 91 (6.14%) MCSE
5 70 (4.72%) SC Cleared
6 59 (3.98%) CISSP
7 38 (2.56%) MCTS
8 35 (2.36%) MCITP
9 32 (2.16%) MCP
10 29 (1.96%) CISM
11 27 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 26 (1.75%) CCNA
12 26 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
13 24 (1.62%) DV Cleared
14 19 (1.28%) CISA
15 16 (1.08%) MCSA
16 15 (1.01%) CEH
17 12 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (0.81%) CRISC
18 7 (0.47%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.06%) QA
2 52 (3.51%) SLA
3 28 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.54%) HL7
7 5 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.34%) COBIT
8 4 (0.27%) WAI
9 3 (0.20%) WCAG
9 3 (0.20%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.067%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 469 (31.63%) Active Directory
2 186 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (8.70%) vSphere
4 70 (4.72%) VMware ESX
5 51 (3.44%) Hyper-V
6 39 (2.63%) XenApp
7 37 (2.49%) Terminal Services
8 31 (2.09%) ISA Server
9 26 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (1.35%) UAG
11 13 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
11 13 (0.88%) Snort
12 12 (0.81%) FreeRADIUS
12 12 (0.81%) NFS
13 11 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 11 (0.74%) XenServer
14 10 (0.67%) Firmware
15 8 (0.54%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 124 (8.36%) SCCM
2 100 (6.74%) SCOM
3 43 (2.90%) Puppet
4 37 (2.49%) NetBackup
5 36 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (2.02%) WSUS
7 27 (1.82%) BladeLogic
8 19 (1.28%) Backup Exec
8 19 (1.28%) Tivoli
8 19 (1.28%) HP SIM
9 16 (1.08%) OpenView
9 16 (1.08%) WMI
10 14 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 14 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (0.81%) Nessus
12 11 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.74%) Hyperic
13 10 (0.67%) SCDPM
13 10 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (0.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 667 (44.98%) Microsoft
2 346 (23.33%) VMware
3 208 (14.03%) Oracle
4 156 (10.52%) Citrix
5 125 (8.43%) HP
6 109 (7.35%) Red Hat
7 104 (7.01%) Cisco
8 100 (6.74%) IBM
9 55 (3.71%) EMC
10 48 (3.24%) Dell
11 41 (2.76%) NetApp
12 39 (2.63%) CheckPoint
13 37 (2.49%) Symantec
14 35 (2.36%) Lotus
15 30 (2.02%) F5
16 28 (1.89%) Sitecore
17 27 (1.82%) McAfee
18 26 (1.75%) Splunk
19 24 (1.62%) Veritas
20 22 (1.48%) Akamai
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