Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 342 364 317
Rank change year-on-year +22 -47 -7
Contract jobs citing IIS 201 413 743
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.63% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.12% 4.37% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 301 563
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £291 £275 £313
90th Percentile £559 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 19
Median hourly rate £57.50 £30.74 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.05% +156.17% -25.00%
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £30.74 £12.00
% change year-on-year +87.05% +156.17% -29.41%

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 4,878 9,461 15,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.43% 14.38% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,321 6,391 9,954
Median daily rate £473 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £273 £261 £281
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £470
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 199 302
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £18.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.21% +1.28% -2.77%
10th Percentile £12.54 £10.60 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.93 £52.60 £46.89
Median hourly rate £26.73 £20.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year +33.65% +7.38% -1.97%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +39 88 £475 - 25
South East +99 43 £475 +11.76% 18
North of England +40 21 £440 -16.19% 19
East of England +63 16 £488 +8.33% 6
North West +51 15 £450 +5.88% 14
Midlands +48 12 £331 -22.06% 14
South West +87 9 £300 -15.49% 5
West Midlands +44 7 £341 -31.75% 5
Yorkshire +17 6 £424 -19.29% 3
East Midlands +34 5 £331 -19.21% 9
IIS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 114 (56.72%) Windows
2 98 (48.76%) SQL Server
3 80 (39.80%) Microsoft
4 77 (38.31%) Active Directory
5 70 (34.83%) Azure
6 64 (31.84%) PowerShell
7 61 (30.35%) Windows Server
8 59 (29.35%) DNS
9 58 (28.86%) VMware
10 49 (24.38%) Security Cleared
11 46 (22.89%) .NET
12 45 (22.39%) SQL
13 43 (21.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (20.90%) JavaScript
14 42 (20.90%) DevOps
15 41 (20.40%) SharePoint
15 41 (20.40%) Finance
16 40 (19.90%) Oracle
17 39 (19.40%) Linux
18 37 (18.41%) SC Cleared
19 36 (17.91%) C#
20 34 (16.92%) ITIL
21 33 (16.42%) HTML
21 33 (16.42%) DHCP
21 33 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
22 31 (15.42%) Migration
22 31 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
23 29 (14.43%) Office 365
24 25 (12.44%) Java
24 25 (12.44%) ASP.NET

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 41 (20.40%) SharePoint
2 23 (11.44%) Apache
3 20 (9.95%) MS Exchange
4 17 (8.46%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.47%) JBoss
6 9 (4.48%) Confluence
6 9 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (3.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (3.48%) WebSphere
9 6 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (2.99%) nginx
9 6 (2.99%) WebLogic
10 5 (2.49%) Appian
10 5 (2.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.99%) Skype for Business
12 3 (1.49%) NServiceBus
12 3 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (1.00%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (2.99%) InfoPath
2 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.50%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.50%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 70 (34.83%) Azure
2 29 (14.43%) Office 365
3 23 (11.44%) AWS
4 15 (7.46%) GitHub
5 12 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (4.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (2.49%) Azure Stack
8 5 (2.49%) GCP
9 4 (1.99%) Power Automate
9 4 (1.99%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.99%) PowerApps
10 3 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.49%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.49%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.49%) Yammer
11 2 (1.00%) Google App Engine
11 2 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (29.35%) DNS
2 33 (16.42%) DHCP
3 19 (9.45%) TCP/IP
4 17 (8.46%) HTTP
5 16 (7.96%) Internet
6 14 (6.97%) SAN
7 13 (6.47%) WAAS
8 12 (5.97%) SSL
9 11 (5.47%) Firewall
10 8 (3.98%) DMZ
11 7 (3.48%) FTP
11 7 (3.48%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (2.99%) VoIP
13 5 (2.49%) NAS
13 5 (2.49%) Wireshark
14 4 (1.99%) HTTPS
14 4 (1.99%) IPv4
14 4 (1.99%) LAN
15 3 (1.49%) Kerberos
15 3 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (48.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.47%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.97%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.98%) DataStage
4 10 (4.98%) IBM InfoSphere
5 8 (3.98%) MySQL
5 8 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.98%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.49%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (2.49%) Redis
7 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.99%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.99%) PowerCenter
9 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.00%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (10.45%) Visual Studio
2 20 (9.95%) Jenkins
3 16 (7.96%) Subversion
4 15 (7.46%) JIRA
5 14 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (6.47%) Artifactory
6 13 (6.47%) Git (software)
7 11 (5.47%) Liquibase
8 10 (4.98%) TeamCity
9 9 (4.48%) VisualSVN
10 7 (3.48%) IBM UrbanCode
10 7 (3.48%) SonarQube
10 7 (3.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (2.49%) NUnit
12 4 (1.99%) Selenium
12 4 (1.99%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 3 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (1.49%) MSTest
13 3 (1.49%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (20.40%) Finance
2 17 (8.46%) Public Sector
3 14 (6.97%) Banking
4 7 (3.48%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.99%) Legal
6 5 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.49%) Advertising
7 3 (1.49%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.49%) Electronics
7 3 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.49%) Marketing
8 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Back Office
9 1 (0.50%) International Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Law
9 1 (0.50%) Local Government
9 1 (0.50%) Military
9 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (21.89%) Developer
2 29 (14.43%) Architect
3 17 (8.46%) .NET Developer
4 14 (6.97%) Support Engineer
5 12 (5.97%) Technical Architect
6 10 (4.98%) Consultant
7 9 (4.48%) Build Engineer
7 9 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.48%) Technical Support
8 8 (3.98%) Applications Support
8 8 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) CRM Developer
9 7 (3.48%) Deployment Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) Platform Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (2.99%) Designer
10 6 (2.99%) ETL Designer
10 6 (2.99%) Senior Data Modeller
10 6 (2.99%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (22.89%) .NET
2 33 (16.42%) HTML
3 25 (12.44%) ASP.NET
3 25 (12.44%) CSS
4 24 (11.94%) Middleware
5 21 (10.45%) Web Services
6 18 (8.96%) .NET Framework
6 18 (8.96%) REST
7 16 (7.96%) XML
8 13 (6.47%) jQuery
9 10 (4.98%) .NET Core
9 10 (4.98%) J2EE
9 10 (4.98%) JSON
10 9 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (4.48%) Java EE
11 8 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (2.99%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (2.99%) SOAP
13 5 (2.49%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.44%) Management Information System
2 21 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.97%) Clustering
4 13 (6.47%) EMC VNX
5 7 (3.48%) PKI
6 6 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.49%) HP StoreVirtual
8 4 (1.99%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.99%) NHS
8 4 (1.99%) Replication
9 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.00%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.00%) EFT
10 2 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 114 (56.72%) Windows
2 61 (30.35%) Windows Server
3 39 (19.40%) Linux
4 33 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (11.44%) Windows 10
6 16 (7.96%) Unix
7 15 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (6.47%) Windows XP
9 10 (4.98%) Solaris
9 10 (4.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (3.98%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (2.99%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (2.49%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.99%) Android
13 4 (1.99%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (1.00%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.50%) CentOS
15 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (20.90%) DevOps
2 34 (16.92%) ITIL
3 31 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (15.42%) Migration
4 25 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (9.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 18 (8.96%) Configuration Management
7 15 (7.46%) Patch Management
8 14 (6.97%) Incident Management
9 13 (6.47%) Information Security
9 13 (6.47%) MVC
10 12 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 12 (5.97%) Problem Management
11 11 (5.47%) Data Integration
11 11 (5.47%) ETL
11 11 (5.47%) High Availability
11 11 (5.47%) Microservices
11 11 (5.47%) System Integration Testing
12 10 (4.98%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (4.98%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 64 (31.84%) PowerShell
2 45 (22.39%) SQL
3 42 (20.90%) JavaScript
4 36 (17.91%) C#
5 25 (12.44%) Java
6 15 (7.46%) Perl
7 14 (6.97%) Python
8 13 (6.47%) VB.NET
9 10 (4.98%) Groovy
10 9 (4.48%) C
10 9 (4.48%) T-SQL
11 7 (3.48%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.48%) VBScript
12 4 (1.99%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.99%) VB
13 3 (1.49%) Ruby
13 3 (1.49%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.00%) VB6
15 1 (0.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 49 (24.38%) Security Cleared
2 37 (18.41%) SC Cleared
3 23 (11.44%) Degree
4 17 (8.46%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.99%) CCNA
6 6 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.49%) CISSP
7 5 (2.49%) IISP
8 4 (1.99%) ISEB
8 4 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.99%) MCSE
8 4 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.49%) CISM
9 3 (1.49%) MCSA
10 2 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.00%) CISA
10 2 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.97%) SLA
2 11 (5.47%) QA
3 6 (2.99%) GDPR
4 5 (2.49%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.49%) Government Security Classifications
4 5 (2.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.99%) NCSC
5 4 (1.99%) NIST
5 4 (1.99%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.49%) ISO 9001
7 2 (1.00%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (1.00%) ISO 22301
7 2 (1.00%) ISO 31000
7 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (38.31%) Active Directory
2 43 (21.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.46%) Docker
5 11 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (4.48%) Firmware
7 7 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.99%) vSphere
9 3 (1.49%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 3 (1.49%) XenApp
10 2 (1.00%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.00%) Varnish
10 2 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.00%) Xen
11 1 (0.50%) LXC
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.50%) NFS
11 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (11.44%) SCCM
2 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (7.96%) WSUS
4 15 (7.46%) Single Sign-On
5 14 (6.97%) Microsoft Clustering
5 14 (6.97%) Puppet
6 13 (6.47%) IBM BigFix
7 10 (4.98%) Ansible
8 8 (3.98%) Terraform
9 7 (3.48%) Kubernetes
10 6 (2.99%) SCOM
11 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (2.49%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (1.99%) BladeLogic
12 4 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (1.99%) PowerCLI
13 3 (1.49%) Backup Exec
13 3 (1.49%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (1.49%) RSA Archer
14 2 (1.00%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 80 (39.80%) Microsoft
2 58 (28.86%) VMware
3 40 (19.90%) Oracle
4 21 (10.45%) Citrix
5 17 (8.46%) Red Hat
6 16 (7.96%) IBM
7 15 (7.46%) ServiceNow
7 15 (7.46%) Splunk
8 14 (6.97%) EMC
9 12 (5.97%) Cisco
10 9 (4.48%) Micro Focus
10 9 (4.48%) RedGate
11 8 (3.98%) HP
12 7 (3.48%) McAfee
12 7 (3.48%) Symantec
13 6 (2.99%) Remedy
13 6 (2.99%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.99%) Veeam
13 6 (2.99%) Xamarin
14 5 (2.49%) Forcepoint