Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 367 313 328
Rank change year-on-year -54 +15 -66
Contract jobs citing IIS 394 733 730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.81% 0.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.50% 4.99% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 525 508
England median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £314 £257
90th Percentile £675 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 28
England median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.67% - -46.67%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +191.67% -11.11% -41.30%

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 8,765 14,676 15,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.19% 16.30% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,706 9,586 10,104
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 305 338
England median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +2.63% -3.18%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.38 £19.00
% change year-on-year +8.39% +1.97% -

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 -47 149 £475 -9.52% 68
North of England +80 89 £494 +9.72% 92
South East +2 74 £400 -8.57% 68
North West +28 45 £475 +11.76% 59
South West -18 40 £355 -11.25% 19
Yorkshire +71 37 £500 +11.11% 33
East of England +17 23 £450 +5.88% 18
Midlands +44 16 £438 +25.00% 34
West Midlands +56 12 £425 +19.30% 18
North East +15 8 £675 +50.00%
East Midlands +33 3 £463 +34.55% 16
IIS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 225 (57.11%) Windows
2 206 (52.28%) SQL Server
3 188 (47.72%) Microsoft
4 180 (45.69%) SQL
5 166 (42.13%) .NET
6 136 (34.52%) Active Directory
7 126 (31.98%) Windows Server
8 125 (31.73%) Azure
9 111 (28.17%) C#
10 108 (27.41%) PowerShell
11 96 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
12 95 (24.11%) DNS
13 90 (22.84%) VMware
14 84 (21.32%) DHCP
15 83 (21.07%) Linux
16 80 (20.30%) DevOps
17 79 (20.05%) SharePoint
18 78 (19.80%) JavaScript
19 74 (18.78%) Finance
19 74 (18.78%) VMware Infrastructure
20 72 (18.27%) HTML
21 64 (16.24%) AWS
22 63 (15.99%) Problem-Solving
23 61 (15.48%) Security Cleared
23 61 (15.48%) ITIL
24 57 (14.47%) Migration
24 57 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
24 57 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
24 57 (14.47%) Office 365
25 56 (14.21%) Apache

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 79 (20.05%) SharePoint
2 56 (14.21%) Apache
3 40 (10.15%) Tomcat
4 30 (7.61%) MS Exchange
5 28 (7.11%) nginx
6 21 (5.33%) WebSphere
7 20 (5.08%) Jetty
7 20 (5.08%) Mongrel
7 20 (5.08%) Skype for Business
8 18 (4.57%) CMS
8 18 (4.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (2.79%) JBoss
11 8 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.78%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (1.78%) Umbraco
13 5 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (1.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.76%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (7.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.27%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.76%) ContrOCC
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.76%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.51%) Sprinklr
4 2 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 125 (31.73%) Azure
2 64 (16.24%) AWS
3 57 (14.47%) Office 365
4 28 (7.11%) GCP
5 24 (6.09%) PaaS
6 22 (5.58%) GitHub
7 20 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (5.08%) Google App Engine
7 20 (5.08%) IaaS
8 16 (4.06%) Power Platform
9 15 (3.81%) npm
10 9 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (2.28%) SaaS
11 7 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (1.02%) Azure Functions
12 4 (1.02%) Google Analytics
12 4 (1.02%) Serverless
13 3 (0.76%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 95 (24.11%) DNS
2 84 (21.32%) DHCP
3 47 (11.93%) TCP/IP
4 36 (9.14%) SSL
5 33 (8.38%) Internet
6 32 (8.12%) Firewall
7 31 (7.87%) HTTP
8 29 (7.36%) SAN
9 27 (6.85%) FTP
10 23 (5.84%) WAN
11 21 (5.33%) IPsec
11 21 (5.33%) LAN
12 20 (5.08%) VPN
13 15 (3.81%) Network Security
14 12 (3.05%) Skype
14 12 (3.05%) VoIP
15 10 (2.54%) DMZ
15 10 (2.54%) MPLS
16 9 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (2.03%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (52.28%) SQL Server
2 38 (9.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 37 (9.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (9.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (9.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (4.57%) Oracle Database
7 16 (4.06%) MySQL
8 14 (3.55%) Power BI
9 13 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (3.30%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.54%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (2.03%) NoSQL
11 8 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 34 (8.63%) Visual Studio
2 32 (8.12%) Jenkins
3 28 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (5.84%) TeamCity
5 22 (5.58%) Git (software)
6 20 (5.08%) Travis CI
7 17 (4.31%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (4.06%) JIRA
9 12 (3.05%) gulp
10 11 (2.79%) NUnit
11 10 (2.54%) GitLab
11 10 (2.54%) Selenium
12 9 (2.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (2.03%) Cucumber
13 8 (2.03%) Fiddler
14 7 (1.78%) Moq
14 7 (1.78%) SpecFlow
14 7 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (1.52%) Grunt
15 6 (1.52%) MSBuild
General
1 74 (18.78%) Finance
2 25 (6.35%) Public Sector
3 20 (5.08%) Banking
4 8 (2.03%) Publishing
5 7 (1.78%) Local Government
5 7 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.02%) Marketing
6 4 (1.02%) Retail
7 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.76%) Front Office
7 3 (0.76%) Military
8 2 (0.51%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.51%) Law
8 2 (0.51%) Legal
8 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 89 (22.59%) Developer
2 42 (10.66%) C# Developer
3 36 (9.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (8.12%) .NET Developer
6 27 (6.85%) Analyst
7 26 (6.60%) Administrator
8 23 (5.84%) Applications Support
8 23 (5.84%) Windows Engineer
9 22 (5.58%) Support Engineer
10 20 (5.08%) Consultant
10 20 (5.08%) Support Analyst
11 19 (4.82%) C# .NET Developer
11 19 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
12 18 (4.57%) Architect
13 17 (4.31%) Cloud Engineer
14 15 (3.81%) Server Engineer
15 14 (3.55%) Applications Support Analyst
16 13 (3.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 12 (3.05%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (42.13%) .NET
2 72 (18.27%) HTML
3 52 (13.20%) ASP.NET
4 51 (12.94%) CSS
5 42 (10.66%) .NET Framework
6 36 (9.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 36 (9.14%) Web Services
7 35 (8.88%) AngularJS
8 33 (8.38%) XML
9 30 (7.61%) jQuery
10 27 (6.85%) JSON
11 24 (6.09%) J2EE
12 21 (5.33%) .NET Core
12 21 (5.33%) REST
12 21 (5.33%) Servlets
13 20 (5.08%) Ajax
13 20 (5.08%) WCF
14 19 (4.82%) Entity Framework
15 18 (4.57%) RESTful
16 17 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.35%) Management Information System
2 25 (6.35%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (4.57%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.30%) PKI
4 13 (3.30%) User Experience
5 9 (2.28%) Clustering
6 8 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.78%) Blog
8 6 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.27%) Life Science
9 5 (1.27%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.27%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.02%) NHS
10 4 (1.02%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.76%) CMDB
11 3 (0.76%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 225 (57.11%) Windows
2 126 (31.98%) Windows Server
3 83 (21.07%) Linux
4 57 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (12.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (5.08%) Windows 7
7 18 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (4.31%) Unix
8 17 (4.31%) Windows 10
9 12 (3.05%) Android
10 10 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.78%) VMS
11 7 (1.78%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.52%) CentOS
13 5 (1.27%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.02%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.02%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.76%) Solaris
16 2 (0.51%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (20.30%) DevOps
3 63 (15.99%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (15.48%) ITIL
5 57 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (14.47%) Migration
6 53 (13.45%) MVC
7 44 (11.17%) Configuration Management
8 40 (10.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 37 (9.39%) Open Source
10 33 (8.38%) CRM
10 33 (8.38%) SDLC
11 29 (7.36%) Project Management
12 25 (6.35%) High Availability
13 23 (5.84%) Change Management
13 23 (5.84%) TDD
13 23 (5.84%) Waterfall
14 21 (5.33%) Analytics
14 21 (5.33%) Web Development
15 19 (4.82%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 180 (45.69%) SQL
2 111 (28.17%) C#
3 108 (27.41%) PowerShell
4 78 (19.80%) JavaScript
5 48 (12.18%) Java
6 26 (6.60%) Python
7 25 (6.35%) T-SQL
8 24 (6.09%) VB.NET
9 20 (5.08%) TypeScript
10 12 (3.05%) VB
11 11 (2.79%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.79%) Ruby
12 10 (2.54%) Perl
12 10 (2.54%) PHP
13 9 (2.28%) PL/SQL
13 9 (2.28%) VBA
14 8 (2.03%) C
14 8 (2.03%) C++
15 5 (1.27%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 61 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 50 (12.69%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (5.08%) Degree
5 18 (4.57%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.03%) MCSA
7 7 (1.78%) IISP
8 6 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.52%) CISM
8 6 (1.52%) CISSP
8 6 (1.52%) MCITP
8 6 (1.52%) MCSE
9 5 (1.27%) CCNA
9 5 (1.27%) CCNP
9 5 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.27%) GIAC
10 4 (1.02%) MCP
10 4 (1.02%) MCTS
10 4 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.08%) SLA
2 16 (4.06%) QA
3 12 (3.05%) GDPR
4 9 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.02%) NCSC
5 4 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.76%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.51%) COBIT
7 2 (0.51%) GxP
7 2 (0.51%) HL7
8 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.25%) NIST
8 1 (0.25%) RMADS
8 1 (0.25%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 136 (34.52%) Active Directory
2 74 (18.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (8.88%) Docker
4 32 (8.12%) Hyper-V
5 25 (6.35%) XenApp
6 21 (5.33%) Xen
7 18 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (4.06%) vSphere
9 9 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (2.28%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.52%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.02%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (1.02%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.02%) NFS
12 3 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.76%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (10.41%) Puppet
2 34 (8.63%) SCCM
3 22 (5.58%) Ansible
4 19 (4.82%) Kubernetes
4 19 (4.82%) Terraform
5 16 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (3.30%) WSUS
7 11 (2.79%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (2.79%) SCOM
8 10 (2.54%) MIIS
9 8 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (1.78%) AirWatch
10 7 (1.78%) vCenter Server
11 6 (1.52%) vRealize
12 5 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (1.27%) Kibana
12 5 (1.27%) logstash
12 5 (1.27%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (1.02%) Nessus
Vendors
1 188 (47.72%) Microsoft
2 90 (22.84%) VMware
3 55 (13.96%) Oracle
4 44 (11.17%) Citrix
5 35 (8.88%) Google
6 29 (7.36%) Cisco
7 17 (4.31%) Red Hat
8 16 (4.06%) Dell
9 14 (3.55%) Splunk
10 12 (3.05%) EMC
10 12 (3.05%) HP
10 12 (3.05%) IBM
10 12 (3.05%) Sitecore
11 9 (2.28%) ServiceNow
12 8 (2.03%) F5
12 8 (2.03%) McAfee
13 7 (1.78%) Juniper
14 6 (1.52%) Avaya
14 6 (1.52%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.52%) Veeam