Period
to 11 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for IIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IIS over the 6 months to 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
UK > England
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 418 351 329
Rank change year-on-year -67 -22 -2
Contract jobs citing IIS 169 341 706
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.64% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.99% 4.44% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 241 507
10th Percentile £234 £265 £313
25th Percentile £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £465 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £500 £538 £550
90th Percentile £590 £688 £600
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 35
Median hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year +64.29% +191.67% -11.11%
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £35.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +32.14% +191.67% -12.73%

IIS is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 5,654 7,678 14,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.54% 14.32% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,934 5,163 9,353
10th Percentile £285 £263 £288
25th Percentile £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £468 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.60% -1.58% +4.40%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 179 269
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.60 £12.00
25th Percentile £17.79 £14.63 £12.75
Median hourly rate £24.25 £19.90 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.86% +10.56% -2.70%
75th Percentile £51.74 £35.38 £37.50
90th Percentile £61.18 £53.15 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +27.50% +11.11% +2.86%

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IIS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IIS in England

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IIS in England.

Daily rate trend for IIS in England

IIS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IIS in England over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for IIS in England

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IIS in England.

Hourly rate trend for IIS in England

IIS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IIS in England over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for IIS in England

IIS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IIS within the England region over the 6 months to 11 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 89 £475 - 36
South East +33 18 £475 +14.46% 18
North of England -2 18 £406 -18.75% 24
Midlands +34 14 £370 -22.11% 23
North West 0 13 £413 -8.33% 14
East of England +34 11 £475 +5.56% 6
West Midlands +19 10 £370 -22.11% 11
South West +30 7 £425 +6.25% 12
Yorkshire +11 5 £338 -32.50% 9
East Midlands +29 3 £388 -18.42% 12
IIS
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing IIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for IIS.

1 102 (60.36%) Windows
2 81 (47.93%) SQL Server
3 67 (39.64%) .NET
4 65 (38.46%) Azure
5 60 (35.50%) Windows Server
6 59 (34.91%) Active Directory
7 58 (34.32%) Microsoft
8 56 (33.14%) SQL
9 50 (29.59%) Security Cleared
10 48 (28.40%) DNS
11 46 (27.22%) VMware
12 45 (26.63%) PowerShell
13 44 (26.04%) Linux
14 42 (24.85%) DevOps
15 39 (23.08%) SC Cleared
16 37 (21.89%) C#
17 36 (21.30%) SharePoint
18 34 (20.12%) Microsoft 365
19 33 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
19 33 (19.53%) JavaScript
19 33 (19.53%) ASP.NET
20 30 (17.75%) Problem-Solving
21 29 (17.16%) Finance
22 27 (15.98%) Oracle
22 27 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
23 26 (15.38%) HTML
23 26 (15.38%) Apache
24 24 (14.20%) Python
24 24 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
25 23 (13.61%) Middleware

IIS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (21.30%) SharePoint
2 26 (15.38%) Apache
3 20 (11.83%) MS Exchange
3 20 (11.83%) Tomcat
4 11 (6.51%) nginx
5 9 (5.33%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.14%) JBoss
7 6 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (3.55%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.37%) Confluence
8 4 (2.37%) Jetty
8 4 (2.37%) Mongrel
9 3 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.78%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.78%) WordPress
10 2 (1.18%) Drupal
10 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.18%) Joomla!
10 2 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (1.78%) InfoPath
1 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.18%) Maximo
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.59%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 65 (38.46%) Azure
2 34 (20.12%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (11.24%) AWS
4 10 (5.92%) GitHub
5 8 (4.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (4.73%) GCP
6 5 (2.96%) PaaS
7 4 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.37%) Google App Engine
7 4 (2.37%) IaaS
7 4 (2.37%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.37%) Power Automate
8 3 (1.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.78%) AWS CodePipeline
8 3 (1.78%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.78%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.78%) PowerApps
8 3 (1.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (28.40%) DNS
2 22 (13.02%) TCP/IP
3 20 (11.83%) HTTP
4 17 (10.06%) DHCP
5 16 (9.47%) FTP
5 16 (9.47%) WAAS
6 14 (8.28%) Firewall
7 12 (7.10%) SSL
8 11 (6.51%) SAN
9 10 (5.92%) Internet
10 7 (4.14%) SMTP
11 5 (2.96%) IPsec
12 4 (2.37%) NAS
13 3 (1.78%) HTTPS
13 3 (1.78%) LAN
13 3 (1.78%) NetScaler
13 3 (1.78%) SSH
13 3 (1.78%) VLAN
13 3 (1.78%) VPN
13 3 (1.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (47.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.73%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.55%) MySQL
4 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.37%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.37%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.18%) Redis
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (13.61%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.88%) Visual Studio
3 14 (8.28%) Jenkins
4 13 (7.69%) JIRA
5 8 (4.73%) Subversion
6 7 (4.14%) TeamCity
7 6 (3.55%) SonarQube
8 4 (2.37%) Artifactory
8 4 (2.37%) Travis CI
9 3 (1.78%) Liquibase
9 3 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.78%) VisualSVN
9 3 (1.78%) webpack
10 2 (1.18%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (1.18%) GitLab
10 2 (1.18%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.18%) MSI
10 2 (1.18%) MSTest
10 2 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (17.16%) Finance
2 20 (11.83%) Public Sector
3 15 (8.88%) Banking
4 6 (3.55%) Legal
5 5 (2.96%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.37%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.18%) Electronics
7 2 (1.18%) Marketing
7 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.59%) Back Office
8 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.59%) Law
8 1 (0.59%) Local Government
8 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (28.40%) Developer
2 29 (17.16%) .NET Developer
3 22 (13.02%) Architect
4 14 (8.28%) C# Developer
5 13 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 12 (7.10%) SQL Developer
7 10 (5.92%) Analyst
7 10 (5.92%) Applications Support
8 9 (5.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (5.33%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) Administrator
11 6 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) WinForms Developer
12 5 (2.96%) Oracle Developer
12 5 (2.96%) Server Engineer
12 5 (2.96%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (39.64%) .NET
2 33 (19.53%) ASP.NET
3 26 (15.38%) HTML
4 23 (13.61%) .NET Framework
4 23 (13.61%) Middleware
5 20 (11.83%) CSS
6 19 (11.24%) .NET Core
7 18 (10.65%) AngularJS
8 16 (9.47%) REST
9 13 (7.69%) ASP.NET Core
10 11 (6.51%) CSS3
10 11 (6.51%) HTML5
11 10 (5.92%) Angular 2
11 10 (5.92%) Web Services
12 9 (5.33%) jQuery
12 9 (5.33%) LDAP
13 8 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (4.73%) SOAP
13 8 (4.73%) XML
14 7 (4.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.24%) Clustering
2 16 (9.47%) EMC VNX
3 14 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.51%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.73%) Data Structures
5 8 (4.73%) PKI
6 7 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.96%) NHS
8 4 (2.37%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.37%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.37%) Replication
8 4 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.37%) User Experience
9 3 (1.78%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.78%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.18%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.18%) EFT
10 2 (1.18%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 102 (60.36%) Windows
2 60 (35.50%) Windows Server
3 44 (26.04%) Linux
4 27 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (12.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (12.43%) Windows 10
6 16 (9.47%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.96%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (1.78%) Android
10 3 (1.78%) CentOS
10 3 (1.78%) Unix
11 2 (1.18%) AIX
11 2 (1.18%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.18%) Solaris
11 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.85%) DevOps
2 30 (17.75%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (11.83%) ITIL
5 18 (10.65%) Configuration Management
6 15 (8.88%) Change Management
6 15 (8.88%) Migration
7 13 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (6.51%) Functional Programming
8 11 (6.51%) TDD
9 10 (5.92%) MVC
10 9 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (5.33%) Open Source
10 9 (5.33%) Risk Management
10 9 (5.33%) Scrum
11 7 (4.14%) Incident Management
11 7 (4.14%) ITSM
11 7 (4.14%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 56 (33.14%) SQL
2 45 (26.63%) PowerShell
3 37 (21.89%) C#
4 33 (19.53%) JavaScript
5 24 (14.20%) Python
6 12 (7.10%) Java
6 12 (7.10%) TypeScript
6 12 (7.10%) VB.NET
7 11 (6.51%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.33%) Perl
9 7 (4.14%) VB
10 6 (3.55%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.96%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.37%) Groovy
13 3 (1.78%) ES6
13 3 (1.78%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.78%) VBScript
14 2 (1.18%) JSX
15 1 (0.59%) C
15 1 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (29.59%) Security Cleared
2 39 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.10%) Degree
4 8 (4.73%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.37%) IISP
6 4 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.37%) MCSE
7 3 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.78%) CISSP
7 3 (1.78%) MCSA
8 2 (1.18%) CCNA
8 2 (1.18%) CISM
8 2 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.18%) SANS
9 1 (0.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.59%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.59%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.59%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) SLA
2 5 (2.96%) GDPR
2 5 (2.96%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.37%) QA
4 3 (1.78%) NIST
5 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.59%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.59%) HL7
6 1 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.59%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.59%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.59%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (34.91%) Active Directory
2 33 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.69%) Docker
4 10 (5.92%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.14%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.37%) Xen
8 3 (1.78%) vSphere
9 2 (1.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (1.18%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.18%) XenApp
10 1 (0.59%) Firmware
10 1 (0.59%) IAG
10 1 (0.59%) LXC
10 1 (0.59%) NFS
10 1 (0.59%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (13.02%) SCCM
2 19 (11.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (10.65%) Puppet
4 17 (10.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 16 (9.47%) IBM BigFix
6 14 (8.28%) Ansible
7 9 (5.33%) Kubernetes
8 7 (4.14%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (4.14%) WSUS
9 5 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.96%) SCOM
9 5 (2.96%) Terraform
10 4 (2.37%) PowerCLI
11 3 (1.78%) WMI
12 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
12 2 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (1.18%) Nessus
12 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.59%) CA Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.59%) Nagios
Vendors
1 58 (34.32%) Microsoft
2 46 (27.22%) VMware
3 27 (15.98%) Oracle
4 21 (12.43%) Red Hat
5 17 (10.06%) EMC
6 14 (8.28%) Citrix
7 11 (6.51%) DevExpress
8 10 (5.92%) ServiceNow
9 8 (4.73%) Cisco
10 7 (4.14%) IBM
11 6 (3.55%) Google
11 6 (3.55%) Remedy
11 6 (3.55%) Veeam
12 5 (2.96%) Forcepoint
12 5 (2.96%) SAP
12 5 (2.96%) Splunk
13 4 (2.37%) BMC
13 4 (2.37%) McAfee
14 3 (1.78%) CA
14 3 (1.78%) Symantec