Period
to 27 June 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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 335 319 273
Rank change year-on-year -16 -46 -48
Contract jobs citing IIS 626 736 766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.80% 0.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.79% 4.85% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 498 488
England median daily rate £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.98% +2.19% +10.34%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £270
90th Percentile £588 £575 £564
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £392
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.87% +10.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 11 30
England median hourly rate £12.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.46% +2.50% -28.57%
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £28.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -57.52% +41.25% -28.57%

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 13,076 15,161 14,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.71% 16.43% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,399 10,124 9,415
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £275 £268 £263
90th Percentile £641 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 347 345
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.66 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.75 £19.63
% change year-on-year +1.27% +0.64% -4.27%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +22 281 £500 +5.26% 16
South East -13 133 £434 +9.81% 9
North of England +2 69 £413 +24.06% 10
South West -41 54 £400 +5.96% 4
Midlands +14 52 £353 +0.71% 4
East of England +3 33 £410 -6.29% 6
East Midlands +25 30 £350 - 2
Yorkshire +31 28 £400 -27.27% 6
North West -1 24 £388 +10.71% 3
West Midlands -9 21 £500 +26.18% 2
North East +5 17 £450 +42.18% 1
IIS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 355 (56.71%) Microsoft
2 338 (53.99%) Windows
3 278 (44.41%) SQL Server
4 257 (41.05%) SQL
5 244 (38.98%) .NET
6 192 (30.67%) Windows Server
7 186 (29.71%) Active Directory
8 178 (28.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 171 (27.32%) PowerShell
10 164 (26.20%) DevOps
10 164 (26.20%) VMware
11 145 (23.16%) C#
12 136 (21.73%) Finance
13 127 (20.29%) DNS
14 126 (20.13%) Linux
15 124 (19.81%) Amazon AWS
16 119 (19.01%) SharePoint
17 114 (18.21%) Agile Software Development
18 111 (17.73%) Firewall
19 106 (16.93%) VMware Infrastructure
20 96 (15.34%) Internet
21 94 (15.02%) Citrix
22 91 (14.54%) JavaScript
23 87 (13.90%) Apache
24 85 (13.58%) ITIL
24 85 (13.58%) DHCP
25 82 (13.10%) SCCM
26 81 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
26 81 (12.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 80 (12.78%) Security Cleared

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
1 119 (19.01%) SharePoint
2 87 (13.90%) Apache
3 77 (12.30%) Tomcat
4 50 (7.99%) nginx
5 48 (7.67%) WebSphere
6 43 (6.87%) MS Exchange
7 40 (6.39%) SharePoint Server
8 34 (5.43%) Skype for Business
9 32 (5.11%) Jetty
9 32 (5.11%) Mongrel
10 22 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (2.88%) JBoss
12 17 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (2.40%) WebLogic
14 14 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (2.08%) CMS
16 12 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (1.28%) Confluence
18 7 (1.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 42 (6.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.80%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (2.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.64%) Relativity
5 2 (0.32%) Magento
5 2 (0.32%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 178 (28.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (19.81%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (12.46%) Office 365
4 56 (8.95%) PaaS
5 46 (7.35%) Amazon EC2
6 43 (6.87%) IaaS
7 42 (6.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 32 (5.11%) Google App Engine
9 28 (4.47%) SaaS
10 26 (4.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 25 (3.99%) Azure Active Directory
12 19 (3.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 16 (2.56%) GitHub
14 10 (1.60%) Amazon S3
14 10 (1.60%) Serverless
15 9 (1.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 9 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
17 5 (0.80%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 127 (20.29%) DNS
2 111 (17.73%) Firewall
3 96 (15.34%) Internet
4 85 (13.58%) DHCP
5 68 (10.86%) SSL
5 68 (10.86%) TCP/IP
6 55 (8.79%) SAN
7 47 (7.51%) HTTP
8 35 (5.59%) FTP
9 31 (4.95%) IPsec
10 28 (4.47%) VPN
11 27 (4.31%) NAS
12 23 (3.67%) LAN
13 21 (3.35%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (3.04%) VLAN
14 19 (3.04%) WAN
15 17 (2.72%) Fibre Channel
16 15 (2.40%) iSCSI
17 14 (2.24%) MPLS
17 14 (2.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (44.41%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.55%) MySQL
3 37 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (5.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 25 (3.99%) Amazon RDS
7 24 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 21 (3.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (2.88%) Big Data
11 16 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (2.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 11 (1.76%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.44%) MongoDB
15 8 (1.28%) Relational Database
15 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
16 5 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.80%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 76 (12.14%) Jenkins
2 48 (7.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 48 (7.67%) Visual Studio
3 36 (5.75%) Git (software)
4 32 (5.11%) JIRA
5 30 (4.79%) Travis CI
6 27 (4.31%) MSI
7 21 (3.35%) TeamCity
8 20 (3.19%) Oracle Forms
9 17 (2.72%) WiX
10 15 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (1.44%) MSBuild
13 8 (1.28%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.28%) Fiddler
13 8 (1.28%) Maven
13 8 (1.28%) Selenium
14 6 (0.96%) JMeter
14 6 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
15 5 (0.80%) SonarQube
General
1 136 (21.73%) Finance
2 56 (8.95%) Banking
3 18 (2.88%) Legal
4 17 (2.72%) Publishing
5 14 (2.24%) Law
6 11 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.60%) Back Office
8 7 (1.12%) Marketing
9 6 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.80%) Electronics
10 5 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.64%) Local Government
12 3 (0.48%) Automotive
12 3 (0.48%) Retail
13 2 (0.32%) Front Office
13 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 138 (22.04%) Developer
2 70 (11.18%) .NET Developer
3 65 (10.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 62 (9.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 50 (7.99%) Architect
6 46 (7.35%) C# Developer
7 40 (6.39%) C# .NET Developer
8 38 (6.07%) Administrator
9 37 (5.91%) Support Engineer
10 34 (5.43%) Analyst
11 32 (5.11%) Windows Engineer
12 31 (4.95%) Operations Technician
13 29 (4.63%) AWS Engineer
14 25 (3.99%) Consultant
15 24 (3.83%) Applications Support
16 21 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
17 20 (3.19%) DBA
18 19 (3.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 19 (3.04%) 3rd Line Support
19 18 (2.88%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (38.98%) .NET
2 78 (12.46%) Web Services
3 65 (10.38%) HTML
4 58 (9.27%) ASP.NET
5 55 (8.79%) CSS
6 41 (6.55%) jQuery
6 41 (6.55%) WCF
7 39 (6.23%) .NET Framework
8 35 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 33 (5.27%) J2EE
9 33 (5.27%) Servlets
9 33 (5.27%) XML
10 29 (4.63%) Middleware
11 27 (4.31%) WinForms
12 26 (4.15%) Entity Framework
13 25 (3.99%) AngularJS
13 25 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (3.99%) WPF
14 24 (3.83%) LDAP
15 22 (3.51%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.42%) Clustering
2 54 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (6.87%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (4.63%) Data Centre
5 26 (4.15%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.83%) PKI
7 23 (3.67%) Replication
8 18 (2.88%) Public Cloud
9 15 (2.40%) Blog
10 10 (1.60%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.12%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.80%) CESG
13 5 (0.80%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.80%) RIA
14 4 (0.64%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.64%) Thin Client
15 3 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 338 (53.99%) Windows
2 192 (30.67%) Windows Server
3 126 (20.13%) Linux
4 65 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (10.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (6.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (4.31%) Unix
8 23 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (2.88%) Windows 10
10 16 (2.56%) Windows 7
11 15 (2.40%) Solaris
12 10 (1.60%) Android
13 9 (1.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 8 (1.28%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.28%) CentOS
14 8 (1.28%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.96%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.48%) Debian
16 3 (0.48%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (26.20%) DevOps
2 114 (18.21%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (13.58%) ITIL
4 81 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
4 81 (12.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 77 (12.30%) Configuration Management
5 77 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (9.42%) MVC
7 52 (8.31%) Migration
8 49 (7.83%) Open Source
9 41 (6.55%) Software Engineering
10 40 (6.39%) Data Protection
11 39 (6.23%) Information Security
11 39 (6.23%) Load Balancing
12 37 (5.91%) SDLC
13 34 (5.43%) Software Distribution
14 33 (5.27%) Security Operations
15 32 (5.11%) Server Patching
16 31 (4.95%) Security Monitoring
17 30 (4.79%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 257 (41.05%) SQL
2 171 (27.32%) PowerShell
3 145 (23.16%) C#
4 91 (14.54%) JavaScript
5 76 (12.14%) Java
6 63 (10.06%) T-SQL
7 51 (8.15%) Python
8 46 (7.35%) VB
9 33 (5.27%) VB.NET
10 25 (3.99%) VBA
11 24 (3.83%) PL/SQL
12 23 (3.67%) Perl
13 22 (3.51%) PHP
14 20 (3.19%) Shell Script
15 18 (2.88%) Bash Shell
16 13 (2.08%) Ruby
17 10 (1.60%) TypeScript
18 7 (1.12%) VBScript
19 5 (0.80%) C++
20 3 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 80 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 51 (8.15%) SC Cleared
3 47 (7.51%) DV Cleared
4 31 (4.95%) Degree
5 30 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (3.35%) CISSP
7 20 (3.19%) IISP
8 17 (2.72%) MCSE
9 13 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.44%) AWS Certification
12 9 (1.44%) MCITP
13 8 (1.28%) CCNA
13 8 (1.28%) MCSA
13 8 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (0.96%) CISA
14 6 (0.96%) CISM
14 6 (0.96%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.07%) QA
2 15 (2.40%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.76%) SLA
4 9 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.28%) GDPR
6 7 (1.12%) Data Quality
6 7 (1.12%) NIST
7 4 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.64%) ISAE 3402
7 4 (0.64%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.64%) ISO 31000
7 4 (0.64%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 4 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.48%) WCAG
9 2 (0.32%) NCSC
9 2 (0.32%) PMO
10 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 186 (29.71%) Active Directory
2 106 (16.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (11.98%) Hyper-V
4 34 (5.43%) Docker
5 33 (5.27%) Xen
6 30 (4.79%) XenApp
7 20 (3.19%) vSphere
8 19 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.60%) XenDesktop
11 7 (1.12%) ISA Server
11 7 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (0.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (0.96%) KVM
12 6 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.80%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (0.64%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 82 (13.10%) SCCM
2 75 (11.98%) Puppet
3 56 (8.95%) SCOM
4 43 (6.87%) Ansible
5 34 (5.43%) Microsoft Clustering
5 34 (5.43%) Terraform
6 33 (5.27%) McAfee ePO
7 29 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (3.67%) Kubernetes
9 21 (3.35%) Single Sign-On
10 20 (3.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 19 (3.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 17 (2.72%) WSUS
13 16 (2.56%) SCOrch
14 13 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 12 (1.92%) QRadar
16 10 (1.60%) Nessus
17 9 (1.44%) CA Single Sign-On
17 9 (1.44%) Control-M
18 7 (1.12%) CASB
Vendors
1 355 (56.71%) Microsoft
2 164 (26.20%) VMware
3 94 (15.02%) Citrix
4 70 (11.18%) Oracle
5 49 (7.83%) Cisco
6 40 (6.39%) Google
7 38 (6.07%) McAfee
8 32 (5.11%) HP
8 32 (5.11%) IBM
9 31 (4.95%) Splunk
10 24 (3.83%) BMC
11 23 (3.67%) F5
12 19 (3.04%) EMC
12 19 (3.04%) Symantec
13 18 (2.88%) Red Hat
13 18 (2.88%) ServiceNow
14 17 (2.72%) CheckPoint
15 16 (2.56%) Remedy
16 14 (2.24%) NetApp
17 12 (1.92%) AppDynamics