Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 478 321 367
Rank change year-on-year -157 +46 -31
Contract jobs citing IIS 244 175 553
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.66% 0.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.94% 4.42% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 105 374
10th Percentile £224 £278 £252
25th Percentile £345 £400 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £538 £511
90th Percentile £629 £649 £588
UK median daily rate £460 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -3.16% +11.76% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 15
Median hourly rate - £39.50 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year - +229.17% -68.00%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -11.39% +229.17% -68.00%

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 8,302 3,962 12,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.07% 15.04% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,742 2,678 8,128
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
25th Percentile £405 £388 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £573 £563
90th Percentile £680 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £456
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.16% +1.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 96 260
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.42 £11.00
25th Percentile £16.69 £15.56 £13.19
Median hourly rate £24.25 £21.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.79% +7.50% -
75th Percentile £53.06 £33.44 £34.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £56.40 £52.63
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £21.65 £20.86
% change year-on-year +13.16% +3.81% +4.28%

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 17 September 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
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 17 September 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 -146 135 £520 +9.47% 51
South East -86 37 £444 -5.33% 28
North of England -52 28 £425 -3.41% 45
Yorkshire -29 16 £347 -16.00% 13
Midlands -70 14 £375 -25.00% 33
North West -50 12 £425 -3.68% 30
East of England -41 9 £375 -31.19% 11
South West -45 8 £268 -41.35% 18
East Midlands -35 7 £350 +3.70% 13
West Midlands -62 6 £431 -15.85% 20
IIS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 136 (55.74%) Windows
2 121 (49.59%) SQL Server
3 116 (47.54%) SQL
4 111 (45.49%) .NET
5 110 (45.08%) Microsoft
6 83 (34.02%) PowerShell
7 77 (31.56%) Windows Server
8 76 (31.15%) Azure
8 76 (31.15%) C#
9 74 (30.33%) Active Directory
10 71 (29.10%) Finance
11 68 (27.87%) Linux
12 64 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
13 58 (23.77%) DevOps
14 57 (23.36%) Social Skills
15 56 (22.95%) ITIL
16 54 (22.13%) Security Cleared
17 52 (21.31%) Apache
18 51 (20.90%) HTML
19 48 (19.67%) JavaScript
20 47 (19.26%) VMware
21 46 (18.85%) SC Cleared
22 45 (18.44%) Tomcat
23 43 (17.62%) DNS
23 43 (17.62%) Microsoft 365
24 42 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
25 40 (16.39%) Oracle
26 38 (15.57%) CSS
27 37 (15.16%) VMware Infrastructure
28 36 (14.75%) SharePoint

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 52 (21.31%) Apache
2 45 (18.44%) Tomcat
3 36 (14.75%) SharePoint
4 20 (8.20%) nginx
5 17 (6.97%) WebSphere
6 15 (6.15%) MS Exchange
7 10 (4.10%) JBoss
8 7 (2.87%) CMS
8 7 (2.87%) Jetty
8 7 (2.87%) Mongrel
9 5 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (2.05%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (2.05%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.23%) Confluence
11 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (1.23%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 27 (11.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (6.97%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.87%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) BASE24
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.41%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 76 (31.15%) Azure
2 43 (17.62%) Microsoft 365
3 34 (13.93%) AWS
4 24 (9.84%) IaaS
5 21 (8.61%) PaaS
6 11 (4.51%) GCP
7 9 (3.69%) Power Platform
8 8 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (2.87%) GitHub
9 7 (2.87%) Google App Engine
9 7 (2.87%) PowerApps
10 6 (2.46%) SaaS
11 5 (2.05%) Apigee
11 5 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (2.05%) Google Analytics
11 5 (2.05%) Kong
11 5 (2.05%) NuGet
11 5 (2.05%) Serverless
12 3 (1.23%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 43 (17.62%) DNS
2 33 (13.52%) Firewall
2 33 (13.52%) HTTP
3 27 (11.07%) TCP/IP
4 26 (10.66%) SSL
5 22 (9.02%) FTP
6 18 (7.38%) DHCP
6 18 (7.38%) Internet
7 14 (5.74%) SMTP
8 11 (4.51%) VPN
9 10 (4.10%) WAN
10 8 (3.28%) NAS
10 8 (3.28%) SAN
11 7 (2.87%) IPsec
11 7 (2.87%) iSCSI
12 6 (2.46%) Intranet
12 6 (2.46%) Kerberos
12 6 (2.46%) NetScaler
12 6 (2.46%) SSH
13 5 (2.05%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (49.59%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.61%) MySQL
3 15 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (4.10%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.69%) Oracle Database
7 9 (3.69%) Power BI
7 9 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (3.28%) SQL Server 2019
9 5 (2.05%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.05%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (12.70%) Git (software)
2 24 (9.84%) Jenkins
3 21 (8.61%) Visual Studio
4 20 (8.20%) JIRA
5 14 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (3.69%) Travis CI
7 7 (2.87%) Selenium
8 6 (2.46%) NUnit
8 6 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (2.05%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.64%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.64%) InstallShield
10 4 (1.64%) Log4j
10 4 (1.64%) Robot Framework
10 4 (1.64%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.64%) Subversion
11 3 (1.23%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.23%) Mercurial
General
1 71 (29.10%) Finance
2 57 (23.36%) Social Skills
3 23 (9.43%) Banking
4 19 (7.79%) Public Sector
5 16 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.46%) Military
7 5 (2.05%) Documentation Skills
8 4 (1.64%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (1.64%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.23%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (1.23%) Local Government
9 3 (1.23%) Publishing
10 2 (0.82%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.82%) German Language
10 2 (0.82%) Law
10 2 (0.82%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.41%) Front Office
11 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (27.87%) Developer
2 35 (14.34%) Analyst
3 32 (13.11%) .NET Developer
4 25 (10.25%) Applications Support
5 18 (7.38%) Applications Support Analyst
6 17 (6.97%) Support Analyst
7 16 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 15 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.74%) C# Developer
10 12 (4.92%) Architect
11 10 (4.10%) Administrator
11 10 (4.10%) Consultant
12 9 (3.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 9 (3.69%) DBA
13 8 (3.28%) SQL DBA
14 7 (2.87%) C# .NET Developer
14 7 (2.87%) Systems Engineer
14 7 (2.87%) Technical Architect
15 6 (2.46%) Platform Engineer
15 6 (2.46%) Sitecore Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (45.49%) .NET
2 51 (20.90%) HTML
3 38 (15.57%) CSS
4 31 (12.70%) ASP.NET
5 26 (10.66%) .NET Framework
6 21 (8.61%) Web Services
7 19 (7.79%) LDAP
8 18 (7.38%) .NET Core
8 18 (7.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (6.97%) React
10 16 (6.56%) HTML5
10 16 (6.56%) REST
11 15 (6.15%) AngularJS
11 15 (6.15%) WCF
12 14 (5.74%) OAuth
12 14 (5.74%) RESTful
13 13 (5.33%) JSON
13 13 (5.33%) SOAP
13 13 (5.33%) XML
14 11 (4.51%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.38%) Clustering
2 14 (5.74%) PKI
3 10 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.69%) Data Structures
4 9 (3.69%) User Experience
5 8 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.87%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (2.87%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.87%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.46%) Cloud Native
8 5 (2.05%) Replication
8 5 (2.05%) Wiki
9 4 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.23%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.23%) Blog
10 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.23%) NHS
11 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 136 (55.74%) Windows
2 77 (31.56%) Windows Server
3 68 (27.87%) Linux
4 23 (9.43%) Unix
5 14 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (5.74%) Windows Server 2019
6 13 (5.33%) Windows 10
7 10 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (3.69%) Windows 7
8 9 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (3.69%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (2.05%) Android
10 4 (1.64%) CentOS
10 4 (1.64%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.23%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.82%) VMS
13 1 (0.41%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (23.77%) DevOps
3 56 (22.95%) ITIL
4 42 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (11.48%) Migration
5 28 (11.48%) Scrum
6 27 (11.07%) Configuration Management
7 26 (10.66%) Change Management
7 26 (10.66%) ITSM
8 21 (8.61%) Unit Testing
9 19 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 17 (6.97%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (6.97%) Test Automation
11 16 (6.56%) TDD
12 15 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (6.15%) Incident Management
12 15 (6.15%) MVC
12 15 (6.15%) Project Management
12 15 (6.15%) Release Management
12 15 (6.15%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 116 (47.54%) SQL
2 83 (34.02%) PowerShell
3 76 (31.15%) C#
4 48 (19.67%) JavaScript
5 33 (13.52%) Python
6 26 (10.66%) Java
7 19 (7.79%) VB.NET
8 17 (6.97%) TypeScript
9 14 (5.74%) PL/SQL
10 13 (5.33%) T-SQL
11 10 (4.10%) Shell Script
12 9 (3.69%) Bash Shell
12 9 (3.69%) VBA
13 7 (2.87%) VB
14 5 (2.05%) R
14 5 (2.05%) VBScript
15 4 (1.64%) ES6
15 4 (1.64%) Perl
16 2 (0.82%) C
16 2 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 54 (22.13%) Security Cleared
2 46 (18.85%) SC Cleared
3 23 (9.43%) Degree
4 19 (7.79%) DV Cleared
5 11 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.69%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.28%) CISSP
7 8 (3.28%) IISP
8 7 (2.87%) MCSE
9 6 (2.46%) CISM
10 5 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.64%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (1.64%) MCSA
12 3 (1.23%) CCNA
12 3 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.82%) CISA
13 2 (0.82%) ISACA
14 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.41%) ISEB
14 1 (0.41%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.25%) QA
2 10 (4.10%) SLA
3 4 (1.64%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.23%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.23%) RMADS
5 2 (0.82%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.82%) GDPR
5 2 (0.82%) GRC
5 2 (0.82%) NCSC
5 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.41%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.41%) NIST
System Software
1 74 (30.33%) Active Directory
2 37 (15.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.79%) Docker
4 8 (3.28%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.87%) Xen
6 6 (2.46%) NFS
6 6 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.46%) vSphere
7 5 (2.05%) BitLocker
7 5 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.82%) vCloud
9 2 (0.82%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.82%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.41%) Firmware
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 28 (11.48%) Puppet
2 24 (9.84%) Ansible
3 18 (7.38%) Terraform
4 13 (5.33%) SCCM
5 11 (4.51%) WSUS
6 10 (4.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 9 (3.69%) Kubernetes
7 9 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (3.28%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (3.28%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (2.87%) Nagios
10 6 (2.46%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (2.05%) FortiGate
12 4 (1.64%) Control-M
12 4 (1.64%) Netcool
12 4 (1.64%) SCOM
13 3 (1.23%) HAProxy
13 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (1.23%) NetBackup
13 3 (1.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 110 (45.08%) Microsoft
2 47 (19.26%) VMware
3 40 (16.39%) Oracle
4 29 (11.89%) Citrix
5 27 (11.07%) ServiceNow
6 17 (6.97%) Google
6 17 (6.97%) Red Hat
7 15 (6.15%) Cisco
8 11 (4.51%) IBM
9 10 (4.10%) Dell
10 9 (3.69%) AppDynamics
10 9 (3.69%) F5
11 7 (2.87%) CA
11 7 (2.87%) NetApp
12 6 (2.46%) BMC
12 6 (2.46%) EMC
12 6 (2.46%) Sitecore
13 5 (2.05%) Palo Alto
13 5 (2.05%) Splunk
14 4 (1.64%) New Relic