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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Rank 172 165 192
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +27
Contract jobs citing IIS 746 705 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.31% 1.29% 1.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.16% 7.13% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 493 315
Average daily rate
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£375 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 12
Average hourly rate £39.75 £36.25 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.65% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.32 £18.80 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.75 £52.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+61.33% +25.00%

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
10418 9890 8735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.32% 18.10% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6673 5850 4963
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 395 432
Average hourly rate £21.15 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.47% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.58 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +4 685 £375 +3.44% 254
London -6 301 £400 - 92
South East -19 144 £325 - 39
City of London -1 74 £425 +9.32% 22
Yorkshire +25 66 £356 +13.09% 24
South West +10 60 £375 +15.38% 24
West Yorkshire +8 40 £400 +14.28% 12
North West -17 39 £310 -1.58% 22
Leeds +8 36 £400 +6.66% 10
Surrey +7 36 £314 +14.09% 12
Hampshire -8 34 £330 -8.65% 2
West Sussex -3 32 £356 +58.33% 6
East of England -20 28 £370 -1.23% 17
Bristol +18 24 £370 -1.33% 7
Wales +13 24 £400 +6.66% 2
Scotland -29 23 £325 -10.03% 6
East Midlands +18 22 £325 - 14
West Midlands +6 22 £275 -14.06% 17
South Wales +14 21 £425 +13.33% 2
Somerset +16 16 £398 -5.07% 5
Crawley +9 16 £425 +20.56% 3
North Yorkshire +9 15 £388 +28.09% 4
Manchester -2 15 £310 -1.58% 9
Buckinghamshire +7 14 £265 -17.18% 3
Milton Keynes 0 13 £268 -16.25% 3
Berkshire -39 13 £375 +3.44% 6
York - 13 £400 - 3
Cambridgeshire +4 12 £350 -17.64% 5
Newport - 12 £400 - 1
Taunton - 12 £375 - 1

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1013 (63.35%) Windows
2 810 (50.66%) SQL Server
3 701 (43.84%) SQL
4 687 (42.96%) .NET
5 641 (40.09%) Microsoft
6 438 (27.39%) VMware
7 419 (26.20%) Active Directory
8 377 (23.58%) C#
9 376 (23.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 375 (23.45%) PowerShell
11 352 (22.01%) Linux
12 319 (19.95%) ASP.NET
13 310 (19.39%) ITIL
14 279 (17.45%) JavaScript
15 275 (17.20%) Oracle
16 273 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
17 268 (16.76%) SharePoint
18 263 (16.45%) DNS
19 261 (16.32%) Windows Server 2012
20 257 (16.07%) HTML
21 247 (15.45%) Windows Server 2003
22 244 (15.26%) Web Services
23 232 (14.51%) Firewall
23 232 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
24 219 (13.70%) Finance
24 219 (13.70%) Java
25 207 (12.95%) XML
26 198 (12.38%) Tomcat
27 195 (12.20%) Apache
27 195 (12.20%) Migration

IIS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 268 (16.76%) SharePoint
2 198 (12.38%) Tomcat
3 195 (12.20%) Apache
4 131 (8.19%) MS Exchange
5 110 (6.88%) WebSphere
6 93 (5.82%) JBoss
7 85 (5.32%) BizTalk Server
8 69 (4.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 55 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
10 51 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 47 (2.94%) Lync
12 39 (2.44%) CMS
13 38 (2.38%) nginx
14 36 (2.25%) WebLogic
15 32 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
16 30 (1.88%) Jetty
17 28 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
18 25 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
19 23 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
20 22 (1.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 156 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.63%) MS Office
3 27 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.81%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.56%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.50%) MS Project
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.19%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.00%) RMDS
3 10 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.50%) Tridion
5 6 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.31%) assyst
7 4 (0.25%) ResourceLink
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.063%) Global One
10 1 (0.063%) Summit
10 1 (0.063%) Agresso
10 1 (0.063%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 164 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (4.00%) Office 365
4 48 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
5 31 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (1.75%) Google App Engine
6 28 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (1.00%) IaaS
8 15 (0.94%) Google Analytics
8 15 (0.94%) SaaS
9 13 (0.81%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.75%) PaaS
11 8 (0.50%) IBM SmartCloud
12 6 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.31%) Yammer
14 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.063%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 263 (16.45%) DNS
2 232 (14.51%) Firewall
3 171 (10.69%) SAN
4 150 (9.38%) TCP/IP
5 136 (8.51%) DHCP
6 119 (7.44%) Internet
7 109 (6.82%) HTTP
8 100 (6.25%) SSL
9 80 (5.00%) WAN
10 70 (4.38%) VPN
11 61 (3.81%) LDAP
12 59 (3.69%) LAN
13 57 (3.56%) NAS
14 56 (3.50%) FTP
15 45 (2.81%) Intranet
16 39 (2.44%) VLAN
17 31 (1.94%) IPsec
18 30 (1.88%) NetScaler
19 29 (1.81%) Network Security
20 27 (1.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 810 (50.66%) SQL Server
2 185 (11.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 107 (6.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 94 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 84 (5.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 72 (4.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 70 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 61 (3.81%) Relational Database
9 58 (3.63%) MySQL
10 33 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
11 27 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 22 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
13 22 (1.38%) MongoDB
14 21 (1.31%) RDBMS
15 19 (1.19%) DTS
15 19 (1.19%) DB2
16 14 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
17 13 (0.81%) Hadoop
18 9 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 182 (11.38%) Visual Studio
2 156 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 103 (6.44%) Subversion
4 98 (6.13%) Jenkins
5 81 (5.07%) Git (software)
6 65 (4.07%) JIRA
6 65 (4.07%) TeamCity
7 44 (2.75%) MSBuild
8 38 (2.38%) Maven
8 38 (2.38%) Ant
9 27 (1.69%) NUnit
10 25 (1.56%) Gradle
11 24 (1.50%) Mercurial
12 21 (1.31%) ReSharper
13 20 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 17 (1.06%) Selenium
14 17 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
15 15 (0.94%) Introscope
16 14 (0.88%) JMeter
17 12 (0.75%) CruiseControl
General
1 219 (13.70%) Finance
2 82 (5.13%) Banking
3 40 (2.50%) Retail
4 35 (2.19%) Law
5 32 (2.00%) Back Office
6 28 (1.75%) Marketing
7 20 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.19%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 14 (0.88%) Games
11 13 (0.81%) Front Office
11 13 (0.81%) Legal
12 10 (0.63%) Publishing
13 8 (0.50%) Automotive
14 7 (0.44%) Electronics
15 6 (0.38%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.31%) Local Government
17 4 (0.25%) Private Banking
18 3 (0.19%) Advertising
19 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 364 (22.76%) Developer
2 248 (15.51%) Analyst
3 170 (10.63%) .NET Developer
4 145 (9.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 129 (8.07%) Applications Support
6 123 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 112 (7.00%) Administrator
8 109 (6.82%) Architect
9 84 (5.25%) Systems Engineer
10 79 (4.94%) Consultant
11 73 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support
11 73 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
12 71 (4.44%) C# Developer
13 67 (4.19%) Applications Support Analyst
14 64 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
15 62 (3.88%) Support Engineer
16 57 (3.56%) Web Engineer
17 52 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
18 40 (2.50%) Server Engineer
19 38 (2.38%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 687 (42.96%) .NET
2 319 (19.95%) ASP.NET
3 257 (16.07%) HTML
4 244 (15.26%) Web Services
5 207 (12.95%) XML
6 176 (11.01%) .NET Framework
7 175 (10.94%) CSS
8 144 (9.01%) jQuery
9 107 (6.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 99 (6.19%) WCF
11 97 (6.07%) SOAP
12 75 (4.69%) Middleware
13 72 (4.50%) HTML5
14 68 (4.25%) REST
15 61 (3.81%) J2EE
16 53 (3.31%) AngularJS
17 45 (2.81%) ASP.NET Web API
17 45 (2.81%) XSLT
18 44 (2.75%) Ajax
19 43 (2.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 121 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (6.75%) Clustering
3 70 (4.38%) Data Centre
4 46 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 42 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.19%) PKI
6 35 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 30 (1.88%) Replication
8 25 (1.56%) User Experience
9 24 (1.50%) Fixed Income
10 23 (1.44%) N-Tier
11 18 (1.13%) Blackberry
12 16 (1.00%) NHS
12 16 (1.00%) Visualisation
13 15 (0.94%) Mobile App
14 14 (0.88%) Hedge funds
14 14 (0.88%) Data Integration
14 14 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
15 13 (0.81%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1013 (63.35%) Windows
2 376 (23.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 352 (22.01%) Linux
4 261 (16.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 247 (15.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 142 (8.88%) UNIX
7 108 (6.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 48 (3.00%) Windows 7
9 43 (2.69%) Solaris
10 28 (1.75%) CentOS
11 24 (1.50%) AIX
12 23 (1.44%) Windows 8
13 21 (1.31%) Windows XP
14 19 (1.19%) Windows 2000
14 19 (1.19%) SUSE
14 19 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 14 (0.88%) Android
16 13 (0.81%) Apple iOS
17 12 (0.75%) Debian
17 12 (0.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (19.39%) ITIL
2 232 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (12.20%) Migration
4 180 (11.26%) MVC
5 130 (8.13%) DevOps
6 125 (7.82%) Load Balancing
7 124 (7.75%) E-Commerce
8 121 (7.57%) Configuration Management
9 107 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
10 96 (6.00%) Unit Testing
11 86 (5.38%) Web Development
12 84 (5.25%) Scrum
13 83 (5.19%) SDLC
14 77 (4.82%) CRM
15 74 (4.63%) Project Management
16 69 (4.32%) Release Management
17 68 (4.25%) Problem Management
18 66 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
19 65 (4.07%) Change Management
20 64 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 701 (43.84%) SQL
2 377 (23.58%) C#
3 375 (23.45%) PowerShell
4 279 (17.45%) JavaScript
5 219 (13.70%) Java
6 110 (6.88%) T-SQL
7 96 (6.00%) VB
8 88 (5.50%) Python
9 75 (4.69%) VB.NET
10 68 (4.25%) Perl
11 64 (4.00%) C++
12 51 (3.19%) VBScript
13 44 (2.75%) PHP
14 42 (2.63%) Bash Shell
15 38 (2.38%) Shell Script
16 28 (1.75%) VB6
17 27 (1.69%) Ruby
18 23 (1.44%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.69%) C
20 7 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 126 (7.88%) Security Cleared
2 100 (6.25%) Degree
3 93 (5.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 87 (5.44%) SC Cleared
5 60 (3.75%) MCSE
6 41 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 34 (2.13%) CISSP
8 25 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 24 (1.50%) MCITP
10 23 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (1.25%) CISM
12 18 (1.13%) MCP
13 14 (0.88%) MCSA
13 14 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.69%) CCNA
15 8 (0.50%) CCNP
15 8 (0.50%) RHCE
16 7 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
17 6 (0.38%) ISTQB
17 6 (0.38%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.75%) SLA
2 43 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (2.31%) QA
4 12 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.38%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.25%) COBIT
7 3 (0.19%) HL7
7 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.063%) WCAG
9 1 (0.063%) WAI
9 1 (0.063%) BS7799
9 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.063%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.063%) Data Quality
System Software
1 419 (26.20%) Active Directory
2 273 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (8.07%) vSphere
4 97 (6.07%) Hyper-V
5 90 (5.63%) VMware ESX
6 51 (3.19%) XenApp
7 41 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (1.94%) Xen
9 27 (1.69%) XenServer
10 24 (1.50%) vCloud
11 23 (1.44%) ISA Server
12 21 (1.31%) NFS
13 18 (1.13%) Terminal Services
14 17 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (0.94%) KVM
16 14 (0.88%) XenDesktop
17 12 (0.75%) Terminal Server
18 10 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
19 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 9 (0.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 108 (6.75%) Puppet
2 79 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (4.00%) SCCM
4 63 (3.94%) SCOM
5 41 (2.56%) BladeLogic
6 35 (2.19%) Nagios
7 31 (1.94%) ITRS Geneos
8 28 (1.75%) WSUS
9 17 (1.06%) NetBackup
10 14 (0.88%) ZABBIX
11 13 (0.81%) Backup Exec
11 13 (0.81%) Tivoli
12 12 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 12 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (0.75%) Ansible
13 11 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 11 (0.69%) Unicenter
14 10 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
15 9 (0.56%) Cacti
15 9 (0.56%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 641 (40.09%) Microsoft
2 438 (27.39%) VMware
3 275 (17.20%) Oracle
4 143 (8.94%) Citrix
5 131 (8.19%) Red Hat
6 122 (7.63%) Cisco
7 111 (6.94%) IBM
8 83 (5.19%) HP
9 71 (4.44%) EMC
9 71 (4.44%) NetApp
10 47 (2.94%) Dell
11 45 (2.81%) Google
12 41 (2.56%) F5
13 40 (2.50%) TIBCO
14 34 (2.13%) Symantec
15 33 (2.06%) Splunk
16 31 (1.94%) Juniper
17 25 (1.56%) webMethods
18 23 (1.44%) New Relic
18 23 (1.44%) SolarWinds
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