Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 469 355 350
Rank change year-on-year -114 -5 -24
Contract jobs citing IIS 170 248 607
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.64% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.67% 4.38% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 165 415
10th Percentile £244 £278 £300
25th Percentile £358 £375 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £465 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £539 £525 £525
90th Percentile £600 £675 £575
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 35
Median hourly rate £21.25 £34.90 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year -39.10% +190.79% -70.00%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.20 £12.00
% change year-on-year -5.91% +209.98% -66.89%

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 6,365 5,664 13,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.98% 14.52% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,365 3,892 8,496
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
25th Percentile £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £493 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.68% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £569 £575
90th Percentile £668 £650 £648
UK median daily rate £486 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.32% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 123 256
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.63 £11.88
25th Percentile £16.26 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +22.50% +14.29% -7.89%
75th Percentile £56.50 £32.63 £33.81
90th Percentile £65.54 £56.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +27.50% +11.11% -3.41%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -88 95 £475 -2.56% 41
South East -12 21 £475 +14.46% 29
North of England -10 17 £413 -8.33% 42
Midlands -9 14 £375 -18.92% 27
Yorkshire +5 9 £462 +2.68% 20
North West -11 8 £413 -15.38% 17
West Midlands -16 6 £423 -8.65% 19
East Midlands - 6 £375 - 8
East of England +6 5 £200 -55.56% 6
South West -24 3 £343 -26.82% 11
IIS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 94 (55.29%) Windows
2 88 (51.76%) SQL Server
3 78 (45.88%) .NET
4 70 (41.18%) SQL
5 63 (37.06%) Microsoft
6 59 (34.71%) Azure
7 54 (31.76%) Windows Server
8 51 (30.00%) Security Cleared
9 50 (29.41%) Active Directory
10 48 (28.24%) Linux
11 47 (27.65%) DNS
11 47 (27.65%) PowerShell
12 45 (26.47%) C#
13 44 (25.88%) DevOps
14 43 (25.29%) SC Cleared
15 42 (24.71%) Finance
16 41 (24.12%) VMware
17 37 (21.76%) JavaScript
17 37 (21.76%) ASP.NET
17 37 (21.76%) VMware Infrastructure
18 35 (20.59%) SharePoint
19 34 (20.00%) Oracle
19 34 (20.00%) HTML
20 33 (19.41%) Agile Software Development
21 32 (18.82%) Apache
21 32 (18.82%) Microsoft 365
22 29 (17.06%) Problem-Solving
23 28 (16.47%) Tomcat
24 26 (15.29%) HTTP
25 25 (14.71%) Python

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 35 (20.59%) SharePoint
2 32 (18.82%) Apache
3 28 (16.47%) Tomcat
4 16 (9.41%) MS Exchange
5 14 (8.24%) WebSphere
6 13 (7.65%) nginx
7 9 (5.29%) JBoss
8 7 (4.12%) Jetty
8 7 (4.12%) Mongrel
9 5 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (2.35%) Confluence
11 3 (1.76%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (1.76%) WordPress
12 2 (1.18%) CMS
12 2 (1.18%) Drupal
12 2 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (1.18%) Joomla!
12 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.18%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Maximo
2 2 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.59%) BASE24
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.59%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 59 (34.71%) Azure
2 32 (18.82%) Microsoft 365
3 24 (14.12%) AWS
4 12 (7.06%) GCP
4 12 (7.06%) IaaS
4 12 (7.06%) PaaS
5 7 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.12%) Google App Engine
6 6 (3.53%) GitHub
7 5 (2.94%) Power Automate
8 4 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.76%) Azure Event Grid
9 3 (1.76%) Azure Functions
9 3 (1.76%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.76%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.76%) Serverless
10 2 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (27.65%) DNS
2 26 (15.29%) HTTP
3 24 (14.12%) TCP/IP
4 21 (12.35%) Firewall
4 21 (12.35%) FTP
5 19 (11.18%) DHCP
6 15 (8.82%) SSL
7 13 (7.65%) Internet
8 12 (7.06%) WAAS
9 11 (6.47%) SMTP
10 8 (4.71%) IPsec
11 7 (4.12%) WAN
12 5 (2.94%) LAN
12 5 (2.94%) NetScaler
12 5 (2.94%) SAN
12 5 (2.94%) SSH
13 4 (2.35%) HTTPS
13 4 (2.35%) NAS
13 4 (2.35%) VPN
14 3 (1.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (51.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (5.88%) MySQL
3 8 (4.71%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.12%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.35%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.76%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.18%) DB2
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.18%) Redis
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (13.53%) Git (software)
2 16 (9.41%) JIRA
2 16 (9.41%) Visual Studio
3 13 (7.65%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.12%) Travis CI
6 5 (2.94%) Subversion
7 4 (2.35%) MSTest
7 4 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.35%) SonarQube
7 4 (2.35%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.76%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.76%) webpack
9 2 (1.18%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.18%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.18%) Selenium
9 2 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.59%) GitLab
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (24.71%) Finance
2 25 (14.71%) Social Skills
3 20 (11.76%) Public Sector
4 16 (9.41%) Banking
5 8 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.53%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.76%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (1.76%) Publishing
8 2 (1.18%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.18%) Local Government
8 2 (1.18%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.59%) Front Office
9 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (31.76%) Developer
2 27 (15.88%) .NET Developer
3 20 (11.76%) Analyst
3 20 (11.76%) Architect
4 16 (9.41%) C# Developer
5 13 (7.65%) Applications Support
6 12 (7.06%) SQL Developer
7 11 (6.47%) Technical Architect
8 9 (5.29%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (5.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.29%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Applications Support Analyst
9 7 (4.12%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.12%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (3.53%) WinForms Developer
11 5 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (2.94%) Platform Engineer
11 5 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (45.88%) .NET
2 37 (21.76%) ASP.NET
3 34 (20.00%) HTML
4 25 (14.71%) CSS
5 19 (11.18%) AngularJS
6 18 (10.59%) .NET Framework
7 17 (10.00%) REST
8 16 (9.41%) Middleware
9 14 (8.24%) .NET Core
9 14 (8.24%) HTML5
10 13 (7.65%) CSS3
10 13 (7.65%) Web Services
10 13 (7.65%) XML
11 11 (6.47%) ASP.NET Core
11 11 (6.47%) LDAP
12 10 (5.88%) Angular 2
12 10 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (5.88%) jQuery
12 10 (5.88%) SOAP
13 9 (5.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.18%) Clustering
2 12 (7.06%) EMC VNX
3 10 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (5.29%) Data Structures
5 7 (4.12%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.53%) PKI
6 6 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.94%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.94%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.94%) User Experience
8 4 (2.35%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.76%) Blog
9 3 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.76%) NHS
9 3 (1.76%) Replication
10 2 (1.18%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.18%) LIMS
10 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 94 (55.29%) Windows
2 54 (31.76%) Windows Server
3 48 (28.24%) Linux
4 18 (10.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (10.59%) Windows 10
4 18 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (8.24%) Windows XP
6 12 (7.06%) Unix
7 6 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.94%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (1.76%) Android
10 3 (1.76%) CentOS
10 3 (1.76%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.18%) AIX
11 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.59%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.88%) DevOps
2 33 (19.41%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (17.06%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (10.00%) Change Management
4 17 (10.00%) Migration
5 15 (8.82%) Configuration Management
6 14 (8.24%) ITSM
6 14 (8.24%) MVC
7 13 (7.65%) ITIL
7 13 (7.65%) Test Automation
8 12 (7.06%) Open Source
8 12 (7.06%) Risk Management
9 11 (6.47%) Functional Programming
9 11 (6.47%) Scrum
10 10 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (5.88%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 10 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (5.88%) TDD
11 9 (5.29%) Incident Management
11 9 (5.29%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (41.18%) SQL
2 47 (27.65%) PowerShell
3 45 (26.47%) C#
4 37 (21.76%) JavaScript
5 25 (14.71%) Python
6 20 (11.76%) Java
7 13 (7.65%) TypeScript
7 13 (7.65%) VB.NET
8 12 (7.06%) PL/SQL
9 8 (4.71%) T-SQL
10 7 (4.12%) VB
11 6 (3.53%) Bash Shell
11 6 (3.53%) Perl
12 3 (1.76%) ES6
12 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.76%) VBScript
13 2 (1.18%) C
13 2 (1.18%) JSX
14 1 (0.59%) PHP
14 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (25.29%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.24%) Degree
4 10 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.94%) IISP
5 5 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.35%) CISM
6 4 (2.35%) CISSP
6 4 (2.35%) MCSE
7 3 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.76%) MCSA
8 2 (1.18%) CCNA
8 2 (1.18%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.18%) ISACA
9 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.59%) ISEB
9 1 (0.59%) LPIC
9 1 (0.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.47%) QA
2 8 (4.71%) SLA
3 2 (1.18%) GDPR
3 2 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.18%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.18%) NCSC
3 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.18%) RMADS
4 1 (0.59%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.59%) HL7
System Software
1 50 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 37 (21.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.47%) Docker
4 7 (4.12%) Xen
5 6 (3.53%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.94%) vSphere
7 3 (1.76%) NFS
7 3 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.18%) Firmware
8 2 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.18%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.59%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.59%) IAG
9 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (10.00%) Ansible
2 16 (9.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 16 (9.41%) Puppet
2 16 (9.41%) SCCM
3 14 (8.24%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (7.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (7.06%) IBM BigFix
6 9 (5.29%) Kubernetes
7 7 (4.12%) Terraform
7 7 (4.12%) WSUS
8 5 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (2.35%) Control-M
10 3 (1.76%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.76%) WMI
11 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
11 2 (1.18%) FortiGate
11 2 (1.18%) HAProxy
11 2 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (1.18%) Nagios
11 2 (1.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 63 (37.06%) Microsoft
2 41 (24.12%) VMware
3 34 (20.00%) Oracle
4 20 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 17 (10.00%) ServiceNow
6 15 (8.82%) Citrix
6 15 (8.82%) EMC
7 11 (6.47%) DevExpress
8 10 (5.88%) Google
9 7 (4.12%) IBM
9 7 (4.12%) Veeam
10 5 (2.94%) Cisco
10 5 (2.94%) F5
11 4 (2.35%) CA
11 4 (2.35%) Dell
11 4 (2.35%) McAfee
11 4 (2.35%) Telerik
12 3 (1.76%) NetApp
12 3 (1.76%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.76%) Splunk