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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 161 163 146
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs citing IIS 692 614 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.27% 1.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.63% 7.21% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 351 344
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 20
Average hourly rate £22.04 £29.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -0.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £15.20 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.60 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-22.41% -0.85%

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
9071 8512 8152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.67% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5679 5033 4571
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 312 417
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.04 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £35.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -4 608 £375 -2.02% 280
London +9 258 £388 -8.82% 106
South East -22 131 £340 -13.92% 46
North West +36 72 £338 -8.16% 27
City of London -15 63 £400 -5.88% 30
Scotland +17 48 £325 +21.15% 13
East of England +1 43 £425 +21.42% 20
Bedfordshire +17 37 £425 +41.66% 2
Berkshire -31 36 £388 -3.12% 10
South West -15 35 £380 +16.92% 25
Manchester +21 30 £323 -7.85% 16
Luton +11 30 £425 +41.66% 1
Edinburgh +13 24 £350 +13.26% 5
Hampshire -32 24 £475 +26.66% 7
Wales +4 23 £450 +38.46% 4
Yorkshire -15 21 £350 +55.55% 17
Cheshire +15 20 £373 -5.99% 3
East Sussex +7 20 £194 -50.00% 3
East Midlands +10 19 £340 -2.29% 14
Reading -9 19 £425 - 2
Brighton +3 18 £194 -54.41% 2
Glasgow +2 18 £303 +18.86% 6
Buckinghamshire +1 17 £336 - 4
West Sussex -5 16 £290 -10.76% 4
Milton Keynes -2 15 £347 - 1
Surrey -3 15 £325 -22.61% 4
South Yorkshire +3 13 £400 +128.57% 1
South Wales -7 13 £450 +38.46% 4
West Midlands -13 13 £273 -29.22% 16
Sheffield +6 12 £438 +150.00%

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 931 (63.59%) Windows
2 655 (44.74%) Microsoft
3 623 (42.55%) .NET
4 621 (42.42%) SQL Server
5 551 (37.64%) SQL
6 473 (32.31%) Active Directory
7 361 (24.66%) VMware
8 341 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 332 (22.68%) DNS
10 318 (21.72%) C#
11 296 (20.22%) JavaScript
12 289 (19.74%) ASP.NET
13 287 (19.60%) HTML
14 258 (17.62%) Web Services
15 256 (17.49%) CSS
16 254 (17.35%) Windows Server 2003
17 243 (16.60%) Linux
18 236 (16.12%) ITIL
19 230 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
20 221 (15.10%) SharePoint
21 213 (14.55%) PowerShell
22 212 (14.48%) XML
23 206 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
24 202 (13.80%) Windows Server 2012
25 198 (13.52%) Oracle
26 193 (13.18%) MS Excel
27 189 (12.91%) Apache
28 188 (12.84%) Finance
29 185 (12.64%) Firewall
30 181 (12.36%) DHCP

IIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (15.10%) SharePoint
2 189 (12.91%) Apache
3 137 (9.36%) MS Exchange
4 100 (6.83%) Tomcat
4 100 (6.83%) WebSphere
5 83 (5.67%) BizTalk Server
6 66 (4.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 61 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 60 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
9 49 (3.35%) CMS
10 43 (2.94%) JBoss
11 42 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
12 39 (2.66%) Lync
13 36 (2.46%) WebLogic
14 35 (2.39%) IBM Notes
15 32 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
16 30 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
17 28 (1.91%) IBM HTTP Server
18 24 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
19 23 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 193 (13.18%) MS Excel
2 51 (3.48%) MS Office
3 18 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 16 (1.09%) InfoPath
4 16 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.89%) MS Project
6 12 (0.82%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.068%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 35 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.20%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
6 3 (0.20%) Cordys
6 3 (0.20%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.14%) RMDS
7 2 (0.14%) Agresso
8 1 (0.068%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 112 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (2.25%) Office 365
4 22 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (1.16%) IaaS
6 14 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.82%) SaaS
8 8 (0.55%) PaaS
9 6 (0.41%) Google App Engine
9 6 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.27%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.14%) GitHub
12 2 (0.14%) Route 53
13 1 (0.068%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.068%) Yammer
13 1 (0.068%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.068%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 332 (22.68%) DNS
2 185 (12.64%) Firewall
3 181 (12.36%) DHCP
4 162 (11.07%) TCP/IP
5 160 (10.93%) SAN
6 115 (7.86%) Internet
7 110 (7.51%) HTTP
8 107 (7.31%) SSL
9 94 (6.42%) FTP
10 85 (5.81%) VPN
11 69 (4.71%) LDAP
11 69 (4.71%) VLAN
12 65 (4.44%) WAN
13 61 (4.17%) NAS
14 59 (4.03%) LAN
15 43 (2.94%) Intranet
16 38 (2.60%) SMTP
17 35 (2.39%) Network Security
18 32 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
19 30 (2.05%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 621 (42.42%) SQL Server
2 168 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 99 (6.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 79 (5.40%) MySQL
5 66 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 52 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 51 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 42 (2.87%) Oracle Database
9 29 (1.98%) Relational Database
10 27 (1.84%) DB2
11 22 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
12 17 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.02%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (0.68%) MongoDB
18 8 (0.55%) EDRMS
19 7 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
19 7 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 158 (10.79%) Visual Studio
2 97 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (2.94%) Subversion
4 34 (2.32%) Git (software)
5 32 (2.19%) Jenkins
6 30 (2.05%) JIRA
7 28 (1.91%) TeamCity
8 19 (1.30%) MSBuild
9 18 (1.23%) Axure RP
10 17 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 17 (1.16%) NUnit
11 16 (1.09%) Fiddler
12 14 (0.96%) Selenium
12 14 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 13 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (0.68%) SpecFlow
14 10 (0.68%) Cucumber
15 9 (0.61%) Ant
15 9 (0.61%) WebDriver
16 8 (0.55%) StyleCop
General
1 188 (12.84%) Finance
2 64 (4.37%) Banking
3 44 (3.01%) Retail
4 41 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.32%) Legal
6 30 (2.05%) Publishing
7 21 (1.43%) Marketing
8 19 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.02%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.96%) Law
11 10 (0.68%) Games
12 9 (0.61%) Electronics
13 8 (0.55%) Military
13 8 (0.55%) Advertising
14 7 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.27%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.27%) Front Office
16 3 (0.20%) Automotive
16 3 (0.20%) Back Office
16 3 (0.20%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 344 (23.50%) Developer
2 166 (11.34%) Analyst
3 135 (9.22%) .NET Developer
4 130 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 102 (6.97%) Administrator
6 101 (6.90%) Architect
7 88 (6.01%) Consultant
8 79 (5.40%) Web Engineer
9 58 (3.96%) Support Analyst
10 55 (3.76%) Support Engineer
11 48 (3.28%) C# Developer
11 48 (3.28%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
12 46 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support
13 44 (3.01%) Applications Support
14 43 (2.94%) Wintel Engineer
15 40 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
16 37 (2.53%) Senior Developer
17 36 (2.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 35 (2.39%) Server Engineer
19 33 (2.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 623 (42.55%) .NET
2 289 (19.74%) ASP.NET
3 287 (19.60%) HTML
4 258 (17.62%) Web Services
5 256 (17.49%) CSS
6 212 (14.48%) XML
7 142 (9.70%) jQuery
8 132 (9.02%) .NET Framework
9 130 (8.88%) WCF
10 89 (6.08%) Ajax
11 76 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 64 (4.37%) Middleware
13 60 (4.10%) XSLT
14 55 (3.76%) HTML5
15 49 (3.35%) SOAP
16 40 (2.73%) XHTML
16 40 (2.73%) XSD
16 40 (2.73%) REST
17 39 (2.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 39 (2.66%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 150 (10.25%) Clustering
2 108 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 42 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 39 (2.66%) Replication
6 34 (2.32%) Open Source
7 32 (2.19%) User Experience
8 31 (2.12%) Client/Server
9 23 (1.57%) W3C
9 23 (1.57%) Blackberry
10 20 (1.37%) PKI
11 18 (1.23%) Web 2.0
12 15 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
13 14 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.89%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.75%) N-Tier
15 11 (0.75%) Blog
16 10 (0.68%) Social Media
17 9 (0.61%) DTV
17 9 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 931 (63.59%) Windows
2 341 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 254 (17.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 243 (16.60%) Linux
5 202 (13.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 124 (8.47%) UNIX
7 67 (4.58%) Windows 7
8 63 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 44 (3.01%) Solaris
10 43 (2.94%) Windows XP
11 38 (2.60%) AIX
12 26 (1.78%) SUSE
13 21 (1.43%) CentOS
14 20 (1.37%) Windows 2000
15 16 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
16 15 (1.02%) Windows 8
16 15 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
17 12 (0.82%) Apple iOS
18 11 (0.75%) Windows NT
18 11 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (16.12%) ITIL
2 230 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (9.43%) MVC
4 122 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 113 (7.72%) Migration
6 94 (6.42%) Change Management
7 81 (5.53%) OO
8 75 (5.12%) Project Management
9 74 (5.05%) Load Balancing
10 67 (4.58%) Configuration Management
10 67 (4.58%) DevOps
11 66 (4.51%) TDD
12 64 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
13 62 (4.23%) Web Development
14 60 (4.10%) CRM
15 59 (4.03%) Scrum
16 53 (3.62%) Service Management
17 52 (3.55%) Information Security
18 51 (3.48%) Continuous Integration
19 50 (3.42%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 551 (37.64%) SQL
2 318 (21.72%) C#
3 296 (20.22%) JavaScript
4 213 (14.55%) PowerShell
5 133 (9.08%) Java
6 86 (5.87%) VBScript
7 78 (5.33%) T-SQL
8 70 (4.78%) VB
9 60 (4.10%) PHP
10 43 (2.94%) VB.NET
10 43 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 36 (2.46%) PL/SQL
12 29 (1.98%) Bash Shell
13 27 (1.84%) Perl
14 24 (1.64%) VB6
15 19 (1.30%) Python
15 19 (1.30%) Ruby
16 18 (1.23%) C
17 16 (1.09%) C++
18 15 (1.02%) XPath
Qualifications
1 131 (8.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (8.13%) Security Cleared
3 108 (7.38%) Degree
4 80 (5.46%) SC Cleared
5 77 (5.26%) MCSE
6 41 (2.80%) CISSP
7 32 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (2.05%) MCITP
9 28 (1.91%) CCNA
9 28 (1.91%) CISM
9 28 (1.91%) DV Cleared
9 28 (1.91%) MCTS
10 23 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 21 (1.43%) MCSA
12 17 (1.16%) CISA
13 16 (1.09%) MCP
14 14 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.89%) CRISC
16 8 (0.55%) CEH
16 8 (0.55%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.12%) SLA
2 57 (3.89%) QA
3 16 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.34%) COBIT
7 4 (0.27%) WAI
7 4 (0.27%) HL7
7 4 (0.27%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.14%) WCAG
9 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.068%) HIPAA
System Software
1 473 (32.31%) Active Directory
2 206 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (10.18%) vSphere
4 78 (5.33%) Hyper-V
5 69 (4.71%) VMware ESX
6 46 (3.14%) XenApp
7 45 (3.07%) Terminal Services
8 29 (1.98%) ISA Server
9 27 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.02%) FreeRADIUS
11 14 (0.96%) Firmware
12 13 (0.89%) UAG
12 13 (0.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 13 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (0.82%) Xen
13 12 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
14 11 (0.75%) NFS
14 11 (0.75%) XenServer
15 10 (0.68%) vCloud
16 9 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 121 (8.27%) SCCM
2 117 (7.99%) SCOM
3 46 (3.14%) Puppet
4 36 (2.46%) NetBackup
5 28 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (1.84%) WSUS
7 23 (1.57%) CA SiteMinder
8 22 (1.50%) BladeLogic
9 18 (1.23%) Tivoli
9 18 (1.23%) Backup Exec
10 16 (1.09%) OpenView
11 13 (0.89%) HP SIM
11 13 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.75%) Hyperic
13 10 (0.68%) WMI
13 10 (0.68%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (0.61%) CA Spectrum
14 9 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 8 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 655 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 361 (24.66%) VMware
3 198 (13.52%) Oracle
4 179 (12.23%) Citrix
5 117 (7.99%) HP
6 116 (7.92%) Cisco
7 105 (7.17%) IBM
8 92 (6.28%) Red Hat
9 58 (3.96%) EMC
10 47 (3.21%) Lotus
10 47 (3.21%) Dell
11 45 (3.07%) NetApp
12 40 (2.73%) F5
13 39 (2.66%) CheckPoint
14 35 (2.39%) Symantec
14 35 (2.39%) Adobe
15 34 (2.32%) Google
16 31 (2.12%) Akamai
17 25 (1.71%) CA
18 24 (1.64%) Open Text
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