Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 364 309 316
Rank change year-on-year -55 +7 -74
Contract jobs citing IIS 505 779 782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.83% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.43% 4.90% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 550 487
England median daily rate £436 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +18.42% +1.33%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £269
90th Percentile £675 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £440 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.22% +20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 37
England median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -9.38% -40.74%
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -17.24% -12.12% -38.89%

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 11,392 15,908 15,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.87% 16.92% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,438 10,487 10,292
England median daily rate £451 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £631 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 363 402
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.28 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IIS in England

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IIS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IIS in England

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IIS in England over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IIS in England

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IIS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IIS in England

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IIS in England over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor 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 12 November 2019. 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 -54 243 £475 -9.52% 75
South East -27 97 £414 +3.44% 91
North of England +53 74 £400 +6.73% 71
North West +13 35 £363 +9.02% 42
East of England +31 34 £425 - 32
Midlands +52 33 £380 +8.57% 38
Yorkshire +47 33 £463 +0.05% 26
South West -28 20 £425 +13.33% 23
West Midlands +39 16 £350 - 18
East Midlands +26 16 £380 +1.33% 20
North East +23 7 £700 +40.00% 3
IIS
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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.

1 297 (58.81%) Windows
2 245 (48.51%) Microsoft
3 244 (48.32%) SQL Server
4 233 (46.14%) SQL
5 214 (42.38%) .NET
6 168 (33.27%) Windows Server
7 165 (32.67%) Active Directory
8 160 (31.68%) Azure
9 138 (27.33%) C#
10 128 (25.35%) PowerShell
11 122 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
12 121 (23.96%) Finance
13 118 (23.37%) DNS
14 117 (23.17%) VMware
15 115 (22.77%) DevOps
16 110 (21.78%) JavaScript
17 109 (21.58%) Linux
18 93 (18.42%) SharePoint
19 90 (17.82%) DHCP
20 87 (17.23%) VMware Infrastructure
21 85 (16.83%) AWS
22 84 (16.63%) Problem-Solving
23 80 (15.84%) HTML
24 77 (15.25%) Oracle
24 77 (15.25%) ITIL
25 75 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
26 73 (14.46%) Apache
27 69 (13.66%) Java
27 69 (13.66%) Security Cleared
28 68 (13.47%) MVC

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 93 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 73 (14.46%) Apache
3 49 (9.70%) MS Exchange
4 45 (8.91%) Tomcat
5 40 (7.92%) nginx
6 23 (4.55%) Skype for Business
6 23 (4.55%) WebSphere
7 22 (4.36%) Jetty
7 22 (4.36%) Mongrel
8 21 (4.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 18 (3.56%) JBoss
10 17 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (3.17%) CMS
12 14 (2.77%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (2.57%) OpenStack
14 12 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (1.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.79%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 46 (9.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.99%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.59%) Magento
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.59%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.40%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.40%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.20%) Maximo
6 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 160 (31.68%) Azure
2 85 (16.83%) AWS
3 49 (9.70%) Office 365
4 37 (7.33%) PaaS
5 30 (5.94%) GitHub
6 26 (5.15%) GCP
7 24 (4.75%) SaaS
8 19 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (3.76%) Google App Engine
8 19 (3.76%) npm
9 17 (3.37%) IaaS
10 15 (2.97%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (1.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (1.39%) OpenShift
14 6 (1.19%) Power Platform
15 5 (0.99%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.99%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 118 (23.37%) DNS
2 90 (17.82%) DHCP
3 60 (11.88%) Internet
4 58 (11.49%) Firewall
5 52 (10.30%) TCP/IP
6 41 (8.12%) HTTP
7 34 (6.73%) SSL
8 33 (6.53%) SAN
9 30 (5.94%) VPN
10 27 (5.35%) LAN
11 24 (4.75%) FTP
11 24 (4.75%) WAN
12 23 (4.55%) VLAN
13 22 (4.36%) IPsec
14 18 (3.56%) NAS
15 15 (2.97%) Network Security
15 15 (2.97%) Skype
16 14 (2.77%) MPLS
16 14 (2.77%) VoIP
17 11 (2.18%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (48.32%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.72%) SQL Server 2016
3 38 (7.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (6.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 29 (5.74%) MySQL
6 28 (5.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (4.16%) Oracle Database
7 21 (4.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (3.56%) Amazon RDS
9 14 (2.77%) SQL Server 2014
9 14 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (2.57%) NoSQL
11 12 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.98%) Relational Database
13 9 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (1.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 62 (12.28%) Visual Studio
2 46 (9.11%) Jenkins
3 41 (8.12%) Git (software)
4 26 (5.15%) JIRA
5 25 (4.95%) Octopus Deploy
5 25 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (4.36%) TeamCity
7 21 (4.16%) Travis CI
8 18 (3.56%) gulp
9 14 (2.77%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (2.38%) NUnit
10 12 (2.38%) Selenium
11 11 (2.18%) Bitbucket
11 11 (2.18%) Moq
12 10 (1.98%) MSBuild
13 9 (1.78%) Rational Team Concert
14 8 (1.58%) Ant
14 8 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
14 8 (1.58%) Subversion
14 8 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 121 (23.96%) Finance
2 43 (8.51%) Banking
3 33 (6.53%) Public Sector
4 19 (3.76%) Law
5 16 (3.17%) Legal
6 12 (2.38%) Publishing
7 6 (1.19%) Back Office
7 6 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.19%) Retail
8 5 (0.99%) Marketing
9 4 (0.79%) Military
10 3 (0.59%) Automotive
10 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Environmental Health
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 111 (21.98%) Developer
2 57 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (9.90%) Analyst
4 45 (8.91%) DevOps Engineer
5 39 (7.72%) C# Developer
6 31 (6.14%) .NET Developer
7 30 (5.94%) Architect
8 29 (5.74%) Support Engineer
9 26 (5.15%) Administrator
9 26 (5.15%) Applications Support
9 26 (5.15%) Support Analyst
10 23 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
11 21 (4.16%) Windows Engineer
12 18 (3.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 17 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
14 16 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
14 16 (3.17%) Consultant
14 16 (3.17%) Sitecore Developer
15 15 (2.97%) Cloud Architect
16 14 (2.77%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (42.38%) .NET
2 80 (15.84%) HTML
3 59 (11.68%) Web Services
4 54 (10.69%) ASP.NET
5 53 (10.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 51 (10.10%) CSS
7 48 (9.50%) AngularJS
8 47 (9.31%) .NET Framework
9 37 (7.33%) WCF
10 34 (6.73%) XML
11 31 (6.14%) jQuery
12 30 (5.94%) REST
13 29 (5.74%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (4.95%) J2EE
15 22 (4.36%) Servlets
16 21 (4.16%) .NET Core
16 21 (4.16%) Entity Framework
16 21 (4.16%) JSON
17 20 (3.96%) LDAP
18 19 (3.76%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.74%) Management Information System
3 27 (5.35%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (4.55%) PKI
5 21 (4.16%) Clustering
6 13 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (1.98%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.78%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.78%) User Experience
10 8 (1.58%) Replication
11 6 (1.19%) Blog
11 6 (1.19%) HP StoreVirtual
11 6 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.59%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
13 3 (0.59%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 297 (58.81%) Windows
2 168 (33.27%) Windows Server
3 109 (21.58%) Linux
4 66 (13.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (12.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (8.91%) Unix
7 32 (6.34%) Windows 10
8 29 (5.74%) Windows 7
9 21 (4.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.98%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.58%) Android
13 7 (1.39%) CentOS
13 7 (1.39%) Solaris
14 6 (1.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (1.19%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.99%) VMS
16 4 (0.79%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.59%) Apple iOS
18 2 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (22.77%) DevOps
3 84 (16.63%) Problem-Solving
4 77 (15.25%) ITIL
5 75 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
6 68 (13.47%) MVC
7 63 (12.48%) Configuration Management
7 63 (12.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 55 (10.89%) Migration
9 52 (10.30%) CRM
9 52 (10.30%) SDLC
10 43 (8.51%) Web Development
11 36 (7.13%) Open Source
12 34 (6.73%) Microservices
13 33 (6.53%) Information Security
14 30 (5.94%) Change Management
15 28 (5.54%) Risk Management
16 27 (5.35%) High Availability
16 27 (5.35%) Project Management
17 26 (5.15%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 233 (46.14%) SQL
2 138 (27.33%) C#
3 128 (25.35%) PowerShell
4 110 (21.78%) JavaScript
5 69 (13.66%) Java
6 40 (7.92%) T-SQL
7 30 (5.94%) Python
8 27 (5.35%) VB.NET
9 25 (4.95%) TypeScript
10 22 (4.36%) Perl
11 21 (4.16%) VB
12 17 (3.37%) Bash Shell
12 17 (3.37%) PHP
13 14 (2.77%) Ruby
14 13 (2.57%) PL/SQL
15 11 (2.18%) C++
15 11 (2.18%) VBA
15 11 (2.18%) VBScript
16 8 (1.58%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 69 (13.66%) Security Cleared
2 45 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.93%) Degree
4 33 (6.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (4.95%) CISSP
5 25 (4.95%) DV Cleared
6 23 (4.55%) IISP
7 13 (2.57%) AWS Certification
7 13 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (1.98%) CCNA
9 9 (1.78%) CISM
9 9 (1.78%) MCSA
10 8 (1.58%) CISA
10 8 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.58%) MCSE
11 6 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (1.19%) HND
11 6 (1.19%) MCDBA
12 5 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.36%) QA
2 20 (3.96%) SLA
3 19 (3.76%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.19%) Government Security Classifications
6 5 (0.99%) NCSC
7 4 (0.79%) GDPR
8 3 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.40%) COBIT
9 2 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.40%) NIST
9 2 (0.40%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.20%) HL7
10 1 (0.20%) PMO
10 1 (0.20%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 165 (32.67%) Active Directory
2 87 (17.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (10.30%) Docker
4 48 (9.50%) Hyper-V
5 24 (4.75%) Xen
6 22 (4.36%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (3.76%) XenApp
8 14 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (2.38%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (1.39%) vSphere
11 6 (1.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (1.19%) NFS
12 4 (0.79%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.79%) KVM
12 4 (0.79%) LXC
12 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.79%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 48 (9.50%) Puppet
2 42 (8.32%) Ansible
3 35 (6.93%) SCCM
4 32 (6.34%) Kubernetes
5 29 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (4.16%) Terraform
6 21 (4.16%) WSUS
7 17 (3.37%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (2.77%) Kibana
8 14 (2.77%) logstash
9 13 (2.57%) CASB
9 13 (2.57%) MIIS
9 13 (2.57%) SCOM
10 12 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (2.38%) vCenter Server
11 8 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 8 (1.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 8 (1.58%) NetBackup
12 7 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (1.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 245 (48.51%) Microsoft
2 117 (23.17%) VMware
3 77 (15.25%) Oracle
4 63 (12.48%) Citrix
5 33 (6.53%) Cisco
6 30 (5.94%) Google
7 28 (5.54%) IBM
8 25 (4.95%) HP
9 22 (4.36%) Red Hat
10 19 (3.76%) Sitecore
11 17 (3.37%) Dell
12 15 (2.97%) EMC
12 15 (2.97%) McAfee
13 14 (2.77%) Splunk
14 11 (2.18%) Symantec
15 9 (1.78%) MuleSoft
15 9 (1.78%) ServiceNow
16 8 (1.58%) F5
16 8 (1.58%) NetApp
17 7 (1.39%) Veritas