Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 455 369 378
Rank change year-on-year -86 +9 -45
Contract jobs citing IIS 327 184 418
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.53% 0.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.83% 3.69% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 113 291
10th Percentile £275 £251 £263
25th Percentile £363 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £575 £500 £538
90th Percentile £638 £556 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
10th Percentile - £28.70 -
25th Percentile £46.25 £53.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate £47.50 £57.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -17.39% +64.29% +191.67%
75th Percentile £48.75 £60.25 £51.75
90th Percentile - £60.85 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £57.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +8.70% +64.29% +191.67%

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 8,543 4,983 9,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.23% 14.27% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,914 3,441 6,340
10th Percentile £313 £275 £260
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £550
90th Percentile £725 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 143 204
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.63 £10.60
25th Percentile £16.25 £18.63 £14.00
Median hourly rate £23.75 £25.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.86% +34.21% +1.28%
75th Percentile £49.88 £54.38 £35.75
90th Percentile £58.38 £61.95 £52.28
UK median hourly rate £24.68 £26.73 £19.41
% change year-on-year -7.67% +37.71% +3.52%

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 28 January 2022.

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
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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -60 200 £550 +15.79% 45
South East -67 39 £438 -7.89% 32
North of England -43 33 £438 +2.94% 38
North West -36 16 £513 +7.89% 22
East of England -46 15 £450 -7.69% 8
Midlands -66 15 £350 +5.66% 21
South West -49 12 £400 +33.33% 11
East Midlands -23 11 £350 +3.70% 9
Yorkshire -32 10 £265 -37.28% 11
North East - 7 £450 - 5
West Midlands -61 4 £375 +80.72% 12
IIS
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 207 (63.30%) Windows
2 164 (50.15%) SQL Server
3 163 (49.85%) Microsoft
4 152 (46.48%) Azure
5 144 (44.04%) Active Directory
6 131 (40.06%) SQL
7 123 (37.61%) Linux
8 121 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
9 120 (36.70%) Windows Server
10 111 (33.94%) Finance
11 106 (32.42%) PowerShell
12 101 (30.89%) .NET
13 94 (28.75%) DevOps
14 85 (25.99%) JavaScript
15 84 (25.69%) HTML
16 78 (23.85%) CI/CD
17 70 (21.41%) Migration
18 69 (21.10%) Ansible
19 66 (20.18%) VMware
20 63 (19.27%) C#
20 63 (19.27%) Unix
21 62 (18.96%) CSS
22 61 (18.65%) AWS
23 60 (18.35%) Docker
24 57 (17.43%) Puppet
25 56 (17.13%) ITIL
26 54 (16.51%) Kubernetes
27 53 (16.21%) Security Cleared
28 52 (15.90%) Scrum
29 51 (15.60%) PaaS

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 46 (14.07%) Apache
2 30 (9.17%) SharePoint
3 27 (8.26%) Tomcat
4 23 (7.03%) Confluence
5 21 (6.42%) JBoss
6 13 (3.98%) MS Exchange
7 11 (3.36%) CMS
8 10 (3.06%) nginx
8 10 (3.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (3.06%) WebSphere
9 8 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (2.14%) OpenStack
11 6 (1.83%) Appian
11 6 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (1.53%) Skype for Business
13 4 (1.22%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (6.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.36%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.92%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 152 (46.48%) Azure
2 61 (18.65%) AWS
3 51 (15.60%) PaaS
4 41 (12.54%) IaaS
5 40 (12.23%) Microsoft 365
6 33 (10.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (6.73%) NuGet
7 22 (6.73%) OpenShift
8 19 (5.81%) Power Platform
9 16 (4.89%) SaaS
10 14 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (3.06%) Serverless
12 9 (2.75%) PowerApps
13 8 (2.45%) Amazon S3
13 8 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (2.45%) Datadog
14 7 (2.14%) GitHub
15 6 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (1.83%) Azure Monitor
15 6 (1.83%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 42 (12.84%) Firewall
2 41 (12.54%) DNS
3 31 (9.48%) TCP/IP
4 20 (6.12%) SSL
5 17 (5.20%) DHCP
6 15 (4.59%) Internet
7 11 (3.36%) DMZ
7 11 (3.36%) HTTP
8 10 (3.06%) VPN
9 9 (2.75%) Intranet
10 8 (2.45%) HTTPS
11 6 (1.83%) Kerberos
11 6 (1.83%) Network Security
11 6 (1.83%) SAN
11 6 (1.83%) Wireshark
12 5 (1.53%) SNMP
12 5 (1.53%) WAN
13 4 (1.22%) VoIP
14 3 (0.92%) SMTP
14 3 (0.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (50.15%) SQL Server
2 31 (9.48%) SQL Server 2016
3 30 (9.17%) SQL Server 2019
4 29 (8.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (8.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (7.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (5.81%) Power BI
8 17 (5.20%) MySQL
9 12 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (3.06%) Oracle Database
11 9 (2.75%) NoSQL
12 8 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (2.14%) MongoDB
14 6 (1.83%) Relational Database
14 6 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (1.53%) Redis
16 4 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
16 4 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (14.07%) Git (software)
2 44 (13.46%) Jenkins
3 42 (12.84%) Cucumber
4 39 (11.93%) Selenium
5 38 (11.62%) Sonatype Nexus
6 35 (10.70%) JIRA
7 28 (8.56%) SonarQube
7 28 (8.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 26 (7.95%) Robot Framework
9 23 (7.03%) Artifactory
9 23 (7.03%) Bitbucket
10 22 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (6.73%) Visual Studio
11 21 (6.42%) TeamCity
12 13 (3.98%) Zephyr
13 11 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (2.45%) IBM UrbanCode
15 5 (1.53%) GitLab
15 5 (1.53%) Maven
15 5 (1.53%) Subversion
General
1 111 (33.94%) Finance
2 49 (14.98%) Banking
3 48 (14.68%) Social Skills
4 18 (5.50%) Public Sector
5 17 (5.20%) Back Office
5 17 (5.20%) Front Office
6 14 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.06%) Investment Banking
8 7 (2.14%) Military
8 7 (2.14%) Presentation Skills
9 6 (1.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 5 (1.53%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.53%) Marketing
10 5 (1.53%) Publishing
11 4 (1.22%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.61%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.31%) Automotive
13 1 (0.31%) Electronics
13 1 (0.31%) Law
13 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (21.41%) Developer
2 48 (14.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (8.26%) DBA
4 26 (7.95%) SQL DBA
5 21 (6.42%) .NET Developer
6 18 (5.50%) Applications Support
6 18 (5.50%) Server Engineer
7 16 (4.89%) Analyst
8 15 (4.59%) Architect
9 14 (4.28%) C# Developer
10 13 (3.98%) Administrator
10 13 (3.98%) Platform Engineer
11 12 (3.67%) Windows Engineer
12 11 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.36%) Support Engineer
13 10 (3.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 10 (3.06%) Consultant
14 9 (2.75%) Support Analyst
15 8 (2.45%) Applications Support Analyst
15 8 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (30.89%) .NET
2 84 (25.69%) HTML
3 62 (18.96%) CSS
4 49 (14.98%) JSON
5 29 (8.87%) .NET Framework
5 29 (8.87%) XML
6 24 (7.34%) jQuery
6 24 (7.34%) Web Services
7 22 (6.73%) REST
8 15 (4.59%) Middleware
8 15 (4.59%) RESTful
8 15 (4.59%) SOAP
9 14 (4.28%) React
10 13 (3.98%) Java EE
11 12 (3.67%) ASP.NET
11 12 (3.67%) Entity Framework
11 12 (3.67%) HTML5
12 10 (3.06%) Ajax
12 10 (3.06%) LDAP
12 10 (3.06%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.48%) Clustering
2 27 (8.26%) Cloud Native
3 20 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.98%) PKI
6 12 (3.67%) User Experience
7 10 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (3.06%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (3.06%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.45%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (2.14%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.14%) NHS
9 7 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.83%) Replication
11 5 (1.53%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.22%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.22%) CMDB
12 4 (1.22%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.22%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 207 (63.30%) Windows
2 123 (37.61%) Linux
3 120 (36.70%) Windows Server
4 63 (19.27%) Unix
5 38 (11.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (8.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (6.73%) Windows Server 2019
9 18 (5.50%) Ubuntu
9 18 (5.50%) Windows 10
10 16 (4.89%) Windows Server 2016
11 12 (3.67%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.92%) Android
12 3 (0.92%) VMS
12 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.61%) CentOS
13 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.31%) SUSE
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (28.75%) DevOps
3 78 (23.85%) CI/CD
4 70 (21.41%) Migration
5 56 (17.13%) ITIL
6 52 (15.90%) Scrum
7 48 (14.68%) Configuration Management
7 48 (14.68%) Microservices
8 47 (14.37%) Problem-Solving
9 45 (13.76%) Kanban
10 39 (11.93%) SDLC
11 38 (11.62%) Release Management
12 37 (11.31%) Analytics
13 33 (10.09%) TDD
14 26 (7.95%) Performance Optimisation
15 25 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (7.03%) Change Management
16 23 (7.03%) Release Automation
16 23 (7.03%) Waterfall
17 22 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 131 (40.06%) SQL
2 106 (32.42%) PowerShell
3 85 (25.99%) JavaScript
4 63 (19.27%) C#
5 36 (11.01%) Java
6 21 (6.42%) T-SQL
7 18 (5.50%) Python
7 18 (5.50%) VB.NET
8 14 (4.28%) TypeScript
9 12 (3.67%) VB
10 9 (2.75%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.45%) Bash
11 8 (2.45%) VBA
12 7 (2.14%) C
12 7 (2.14%) R
13 6 (1.83%) Perl
13 6 (1.83%) VBScript
14 4 (1.22%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.22%) Formula Language
14 4 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (16.21%) Security Cleared
2 47 (14.37%) SC Cleared
3 32 (9.79%) DV Cleared
4 24 (7.34%) Degree
5 20 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (3.67%) MCSE
7 8 (2.45%) MCSA
8 7 (2.14%) CISSP
9 6 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.83%) IISP
9 6 (1.83%) MCITP
10 4 (1.22%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.22%) CISM
11 3 (0.92%) CCNP
11 3 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.61%) CCNA
12 2 (0.61%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.61%) CISA
12 2 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.34%) QA
2 16 (4.89%) SLA
3 3 (0.92%) GDPR
3 3 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.61%) COBIT
4 2 (0.61%) GRC
4 2 (0.61%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.61%) NIST
5 1 (0.31%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.31%) NCSC
5 1 (0.31%) RMADS
System Software
1 144 (44.04%) Active Directory
2 60 (18.35%) Docker
3 49 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.67%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.14%) BitLocker
6 7 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.83%) Firmware
8 5 (1.53%) XenApp
9 4 (1.22%) vSphere
10 3 (0.92%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.61%) NFS
11 2 (0.61%) Varnish
11 2 (0.61%) vCloud
12 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 69 (21.10%) Ansible
2 57 (17.43%) Puppet
3 54 (16.51%) Kubernetes
4 45 (13.76%) Terraform
5 29 (8.87%) Microsoft Clustering
6 24 (7.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 22 (6.73%) Netcool
8 19 (5.81%) SCCM
9 16 (4.89%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (4.28%) SCOM
11 13 (3.98%) WSUS
12 12 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (3.36%) Nagios
14 7 (2.14%) BladeLogic
15 6 (1.83%) ITRS Geneos
16 5 (1.53%) Automic
16 5 (1.53%) Grafana
17 4 (1.22%) NetBackup
18 3 (0.92%) Consul
18 3 (0.92%) Kibana
Vendors
1 163 (49.85%) Microsoft
2 66 (20.18%) VMware
3 50 (15.29%) Splunk
4 41 (12.54%) Citrix
5 36 (11.01%) Red Hat
6 35 (10.70%) Oracle
7 30 (9.17%) AppDynamics
8 25 (7.65%) New Relic
9 23 (7.03%) Google
10 21 (6.42%) Cisco
11 17 (5.20%) Micro Focus
11 17 (5.20%) ServiceNow
12 14 (4.28%) F5
13 12 (3.67%) IBM
14 7 (2.14%) NetApp
14 7 (2.14%) Sitecore
15 6 (1.83%) Altiris
16 5 (1.53%) Dell
17 4 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
18 3 (0.92%) BEA