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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 174 174 178
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing IIS 810 733 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 1.30% 1.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.22% 7.05% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 477 372
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 11
Average hourly rate £29.50 £33.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% +4.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £17.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £38.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £33.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.57%

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
11221 10399 9205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.93% 18.39% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7171 6167 5347
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £512 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 426 382
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.46 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.17% -7.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +6 766 £373 -0.66% 289
London -1 319 £389 -2.81% 85
South East -18 159 £325 -8.77% 58
Yorkshire +55 105 £388 +27.04% 35
City of London +8 70 £425 +8.62% 22
West Yorkshire +29 68 £400 +31.14% 23
South West +29 63 £375 +15.38% 32
Leeds +14 49 £400 +31.14% 17
North West -24 40 £375 +19.04% 28
Hampshire +11 39 £336 -10.33% 10
Surrey -9 30 £300 -7.69% 10
East of England -24 26 £375 -9.09% 20
East Midlands +11 25 £350 +3.70% 13
North Yorkshire - 24 £388 - 5
West Sussex -4 23 £344 +46.27% 7
Scotland -28 22 £381 +17.30% 10
Bristol +19 21 £491 +31.00% 8
Berkshire -33 21 £387 +3.20% 7
York - 21 £388 - 3
East Sussex +14 17 £300 +14.28% 3
Manchester -16 16 £320 +1.58% 12
Reading -16 16 £362 -3.40% 4
Bradford - 16 £365 - 4
Brighton +9 15 £300 +14.28% 2
Somerset - 15 £386 - 4
South Yorkshire -5 14 £300 - 6
Buckinghamshire -13 14 £339 +4.23% 7
North East -20 14 £494 +229.16% 9
Leicestershire +5 13 £350 - 6
West Midlands -3 13 £288 -8.73% 10

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 995 (60.49%) Windows
2 801 (48.69%) SQL Server
3 713 (43.34%) Microsoft
4 708 (43.04%) .NET
5 703 (42.74%) SQL
6 463 (28.15%) VMware
7 439 (26.69%) Active Directory
8 404 (24.56%) C#
9 373 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 372 (22.61%) PowerShell
11 353 (21.46%) Linux
12 330 (20.06%) ASP.NET
13 315 (19.15%) JavaScript
14 297 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 295 (17.93%) DNS
16 291 (17.69%) ITIL
17 265 (16.11%) SharePoint
18 262 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
18 262 (15.93%) Windows Server 2012
19 259 (15.74%) HTML
20 255 (15.50%) Windows Server 2003
21 249 (15.14%) Web Services
22 246 (14.95%) Oracle
23 233 (14.16%) Finance
24 220 (13.37%) Java
25 214 (13.01%) Firewall
26 209 (12.71%) Tomcat
27 208 (12.64%) XML
27 208 (12.64%) SQL Server 2008
28 202 (12.28%) Apache

IIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 265 (16.11%) SharePoint
2 209 (12.71%) Tomcat
3 202 (12.28%) Apache
4 144 (8.75%) MS Exchange
5 130 (7.90%) WebSphere
6 100 (6.08%) JBoss
7 90 (5.47%) BizTalk Server
8 71 (4.32%) nginx
9 61 (3.71%) Jetty
10 60 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
11 58 (3.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 52 (3.16%) Lync
13 47 (2.86%) CMS
14 40 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
15 33 (2.01%) WebLogic
16 31 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
17 24 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
18 23 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
19 21 (1.28%) Umbraco
20 19 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 168 (10.21%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.50%) MS Office
3 29 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.73%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.49%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.43%) MS Project
8 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.18%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.55%) RMDS
3 7 (0.43%) Tridion
4 6 (0.36%) assyst
5 4 (0.24%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.12%) BusinessWare
6 2 (0.12%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) Line 500
6 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.061%) Global One
7 1 (0.061%) Summit
7 1 (0.061%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 182 (11.06%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (4.68%) Amazon EC2
4 58 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 57 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
5 57 (3.47%) Office 365
6 56 (3.40%) Google App Engine
7 22 (1.34%) Google Analytics
8 18 (1.09%) IaaS
9 16 (0.97%) PaaS
10 15 (0.91%) SaaS
11 13 (0.79%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.49%) IBM SmartCloud
13 7 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
16 2 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
17 1 (0.061%) Amazon ELB
17 1 (0.061%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 295 (17.93%) DNS
2 214 (13.01%) Firewall
3 176 (10.70%) TCP/IP
4 175 (10.64%) DHCP
5 163 (9.91%) SAN
6 134 (8.15%) HTTP
7 126 (7.66%) SSL
8 104 (6.32%) Internet
9 84 (5.11%) FTP
10 76 (4.62%) WAN
11 68 (4.13%) VPN
12 65 (3.95%) LAN
13 58 (3.53%) IPsec
14 57 (3.47%) LDAP
15 45 (2.74%) NAS
16 39 (2.37%) Intranet
17 37 (2.25%) VLAN
18 30 (1.82%) NetScaler
19 28 (1.70%) Network Security
20 27 (1.64%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 801 (48.69%) SQL Server
2 208 (12.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 108 (6.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 90 (5.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 86 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 73 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 72 (4.38%) Oracle Database
8 59 (3.59%) MySQL
9 57 (3.47%) Relational Database
10 33 (2.01%) SQL Server 2000
11 29 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (1.52%) MongoDB
14 19 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
15 18 (1.09%) DB2
16 17 (1.03%) RDBMS
17 16 (0.97%) DTS
18 13 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
19 12 (0.73%) Hadoop
19 12 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 196 (11.91%) Visual Studio
2 175 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 116 (7.05%) Jenkins
4 97 (5.90%) Subversion
5 81 (4.92%) Git (software)
6 67 (4.07%) TeamCity
7 45 (2.74%) JIRA
8 38 (2.31%) NUnit
9 32 (1.95%) MSBuild
10 25 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 24 (1.46%) Ant
12 23 (1.40%) Maven
13 19 (1.16%) Selenium
13 19 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
14 18 (1.09%) ReSharper
15 17 (1.03%) CruiseControl
16 15 (0.91%) Gradle
17 14 (0.85%) Fiddler
18 13 (0.79%) SpecFlow
18 13 (0.79%) Mercurial
General
1 233 (14.16%) Finance
2 85 (5.17%) Banking
3 37 (2.25%) Retail
4 34 (2.07%) Back Office
5 31 (1.88%) Law
6 24 (1.46%) Marketing
7 20 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 13 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.73%) Legal
10 12 (0.73%) Front Office
10 12 (0.73%) Games
11 10 (0.61%) Publishing
12 7 (0.43%) Automotive
13 6 (0.36%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.24%) Electronics
15 3 (0.18%) Local Government
16 2 (0.12%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 396 (24.07%) Developer
2 218 (13.25%) Analyst
3 186 (11.31%) .NET Developer
4 148 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 125 (7.60%) Applications Support
6 108 (6.57%) Administrator
7 105 (6.38%) Support Analyst
8 98 (5.96%) Architect
9 96 (5.84%) Consultant
10 75 (4.56%) C# Developer
11 74 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
12 71 (4.32%) DevOps Engineer
13 67 (4.07%) Support Engineer
14 64 (3.89%) Applications Support Analyst
15 62 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
16 61 (3.71%) Systems Administrator
17 57 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
18 53 (3.22%) Web Engineer
19 48 (2.92%) Server Engineer
20 39 (2.37%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 708 (43.04%) .NET
2 330 (20.06%) ASP.NET
3 259 (15.74%) HTML
4 249 (15.14%) Web Services
5 208 (12.64%) XML
6 181 (11.00%) CSS
7 175 (10.64%) .NET Framework
8 146 (8.88%) jQuery
9 113 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 99 (6.02%) WCF
11 94 (5.71%) SOAP
12 84 (5.11%) J2EE
13 70 (4.26%) HTML5
14 66 (4.01%) REST
15 63 (3.83%) Middleware
16 61 (3.71%) Servlets
17 54 (3.28%) AngularJS
18 52 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
19 45 (2.74%) Ajax
20 42 (2.55%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 137 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.65%) Clustering
3 65 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 52 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 46 (2.80%) Client/Server
6 38 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (2.13%) User Experience
8 29 (1.76%) N-Tier
9 27 (1.64%) Replication
9 27 (1.64%) PKI
9 27 (1.64%) Computer Science
10 26 (1.58%) Visualisation
11 23 (1.40%) Blackberry
12 15 (0.91%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.79%) NHS
13 13 (0.79%) Hedge funds
13 13 (0.79%) FlexPod
14 12 (0.73%) Mobile App
14 12 (0.73%) Data Integration
15 11 (0.67%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 995 (60.49%) Windows
2 373 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 353 (21.46%) Linux
4 262 (15.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 255 (15.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 130 (7.90%) UNIX
7 102 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 54 (3.28%) Windows 7
9 27 (1.64%) Solaris
10 23 (1.40%) CentOS
11 21 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
11 21 (1.28%) Windows 2000
11 21 (1.28%) Windows XP
12 20 (1.22%) AIX
12 20 (1.22%) SUSE
13 17 (1.03%) Android
14 16 (0.97%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.79%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.73%) Debian
16 12 (0.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (17.69%) ITIL
2 262 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (11.25%) MVC
4 180 (10.94%) Migration
5 159 (9.67%) DevOps
6 141 (8.57%) Configuration Management
7 139 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
8 118 (7.17%) Unit Testing
9 117 (7.11%) E-Commerce
10 106 (6.44%) Load Balancing
11 93 (5.65%) Web Development
12 91 (5.53%) SDLC
13 88 (5.35%) Scrum
14 80 (4.86%) Project Management
15 79 (4.80%) TDD
16 68 (4.13%) CRM
17 65 (3.95%) Change Management
17 65 (3.95%) Problem Management
18 64 (3.89%) SOA
19 61 (3.71%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 703 (42.74%) SQL
2 404 (24.56%) C#
3 372 (22.61%) PowerShell
4 315 (19.15%) JavaScript
5 220 (13.37%) Java
6 126 (7.66%) T-SQL
7 110 (6.69%) VB
8 84 (5.11%) Python
9 75 (4.56%) VB.NET
10 62 (3.77%) Perl
11 56 (3.40%) C++
12 51 (3.10%) VBScript
13 47 (2.86%) PHP
14 38 (2.31%) Bash Shell
15 33 (2.01%) VB6
16 32 (1.95%) Shell Script
17 23 (1.40%) PL/SQL
17 23 (1.40%) C
17 23 (1.40%) Ruby
18 11 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 146 (8.88%) Security Cleared
2 98 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 97 (5.90%) SC Cleared
4 92 (5.59%) Degree
5 70 (4.26%) MCSE
6 53 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 42 (2.55%) CISSP
8 30 (1.82%) MCITP
9 27 (1.64%) DV Cleared
10 24 (1.46%) CISM
11 23 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (1.03%) MCP
12 17 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (0.79%) MCSA
14 10 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (0.49%) CCNA
15 8 (0.49%) RHCE
15 8 (0.49%) CISA
16 7 (0.43%) CCNP
17 6 (0.36%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.65%) SLA
2 54 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (2.37%) QA
4 15 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.30%) COBIT
5 5 (0.30%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.18%) HL7
6 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.061%) WCAG
8 1 (0.061%) WAI
8 1 (0.061%) BS7799
8 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.061%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.061%) Data Quality
System Software
1 439 (26.69%) Active Directory
2 297 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (7.84%) vSphere
4 86 (5.23%) Hyper-V
5 80 (4.86%) VMware ESX
6 52 (3.16%) Xen
7 43 (2.61%) XenApp
8 40 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (1.76%) ISA Server
10 25 (1.52%) XenServer
11 23 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (1.16%) NFS
13 18 (1.09%) vCloud
14 13 (0.79%) KVM
14 13 (0.79%) XenDesktop
15 12 (0.73%) VMware Server
15 12 (0.73%) BitLocker
16 11 (0.67%) Terminal Server
17 10 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
18 9 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 115 (6.99%) Puppet
2 87 (5.29%) Opscode Chef
3 68 (4.13%) SCCM
4 59 (3.59%) SCOM
5 37 (2.25%) Nagios
6 33 (2.01%) BladeLogic
7 24 (1.46%) WSUS
8 19 (1.16%) NetBackup
9 16 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
10 14 (0.85%) Backup Exec
11 12 (0.73%) Tivoli
11 12 (0.73%) Ansible
12 10 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 9 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 9 (0.55%) Unicenter
13 9 (0.55%) Foglight
13 9 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
13 9 (0.55%) Cacti
13 9 (0.55%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 713 (43.34%) Microsoft
2 463 (28.15%) VMware
3 246 (14.95%) Oracle
4 124 (7.54%) Cisco
4 124 (7.54%) Citrix
5 120 (7.29%) Red Hat
6 100 (6.08%) IBM
7 83 (5.05%) Google
8 82 (4.98%) EMC
9 70 (4.26%) HP
10 64 (3.89%) NetApp
11 40 (2.43%) Dell
12 33 (2.01%) Symantec
12 33 (2.01%) Splunk
13 30 (1.82%) Juniper
14 29 (1.76%) F5
15 25 (1.52%) TIBCO
16 22 (1.34%) webMethods
16 22 (1.34%) New Relic
17 18 (1.09%) Sitecore
London
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 11 hours ago
North East
Venn Group
Rate: £120 - £192 Per Day Positions to become permanent
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £475 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £160.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Allen Lane
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £28 - 31 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - 415 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Twist IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £14 per hour - This is an initial 2 -3-month contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Isle of Man
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago