Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 339 348 319
Rank change year-on-year +9 -29 -39
Contract jobs citing IIS 256 602 733
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.73% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.42% 4.62% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 418 509
Median daily rate £450 £436 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.30% +8.91% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £250
90th Percentile £688 £588 £573
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £400
% change year-on-year +3.30% +8.91% +4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 33 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.67% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £16.20 £42.70
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +191.67% -40.00% +42.86%

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 5,790 13,021 15,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.42% 15.85% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,738 8,374 10,036
Median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.32% +5.90%
10th Percentile £292 £285 £275
90th Percentile £650 £645 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 273 331
Median hourly rate £24.05 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.27% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.66
90th Percentile £53.53 £48.60 £51.25
Median hourly rate £24.55 £18.88 £19.00
% change year-on-year +30.07% -0.66% -

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 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 +28 107 £494 -1.25% 20
North of England +67 43 £450 +5.88% 19
South East +55 41 £400 -10.11% 12
South West +42 41 £410 +2.50% 6
North West +53 23 £475 +18.75% 14
Yorkshire +61 17 £450 +5.88% 3
East of England +46 11 £450 +10.43% 7
West Midlands +56 10 £475 -5.00% 7
Midlands +38 10 £475 +34.75% 12
North East +10 3 £450 - 2
IIS
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 153 (59.77%) Windows
2 127 (49.61%) SQL Server
2 127 (49.61%) Microsoft
3 119 (46.48%) SQL
4 109 (42.58%) Active Directory
5 108 (42.19%) .NET
6 87 (33.98%) C#
7 78 (30.47%) Windows Server
8 76 (29.69%) Azure
9 67 (26.17%) PowerShell
10 61 (23.83%) Security Cleared
11 59 (23.05%) ITIL
11 59 (23.05%) SharePoint
12 53 (20.70%) JavaScript
12 53 (20.70%) SC Cleared
13 52 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
14 50 (19.53%) HTML
14 50 (19.53%) DNS
15 47 (18.36%) VMware
15 47 (18.36%) Analytical Skills
15 47 (18.36%) Office 365
16 46 (17.97%) Migration
16 46 (17.97%) Web Services
16 46 (17.97%) .NET Framework
17 45 (17.58%) Problem-Solving
18 44 (17.19%) DHCP
19 36 (14.06%) Finance
20 35 (13.67%) Oracle
20 35 (13.67%) SCCM
20 35 (13.67%) DevOps

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 59 (23.05%) SharePoint
2 22 (8.59%) Apache
2 22 (8.59%) MS Exchange
3 21 (8.20%) Tomcat
4 14 (5.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (4.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.73%) CMS
7 7 (2.73%) nginx
8 6 (2.34%) Confluence
8 6 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.34%) JBoss
8 6 (2.34%) Skype for Business
8 6 (2.34%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.56%) Jetty
10 4 (1.56%) Mongrel
11 3 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (5.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.78%) ContrOCC
2 2 (0.78%) Sprinklr
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.39%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 76 (29.69%) Azure
2 47 (18.36%) Office 365
3 29 (11.33%) AWS
4 14 (5.47%) Power Platform
5 13 (5.08%) GitHub
6 10 (3.91%) GCP
7 8 (3.13%) IaaS
8 6 (2.34%) PaaS
9 5 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.56%) Google App Engine
11 3 (1.17%) Stackdriver
12 2 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.78%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.39%) SaaS
13 1 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 50 (19.53%) DNS
2 44 (17.19%) DHCP
3 29 (11.33%) SAN
4 22 (8.59%) Internet
5 18 (7.03%) Firewall
5 18 (7.03%) SSL
6 17 (6.64%) TCP/IP
7 14 (5.47%) WAN
8 13 (5.08%) LAN
9 12 (4.69%) Kerberos
10 10 (3.91%) HTTP
11 8 (3.13%) FTP
11 8 (3.13%) MPLS
11 8 (3.13%) VPN
12 6 (2.34%) DMZ
12 6 (2.34%) Network Security
12 6 (2.34%) VLAN
12 6 (2.34%) VoIP
13 5 (1.95%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (49.61%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (5.47%) Power BI
3 14 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.69%) MySQL
5 12 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (2.34%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.95%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.56%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.17%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 22 (8.59%) Visual Studio
2 21 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.69%) TeamCity
4 9 (3.52%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.52%) JIRA
4 9 (3.52%) Selenium
5 7 (2.73%) NUnit
5 7 (2.73%) SpecFlow
6 6 (2.34%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.34%) JMeter
6 6 (2.34%) Postman
6 6 (2.34%) WebDriver
6 6 (2.34%) Zephyr
7 5 (1.95%) Fiddler
7 5 (1.95%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.95%) GitLab
8 4 (1.56%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.56%) Travis CI
8 4 (1.56%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 36 (14.06%) Finance
2 15 (5.86%) Public Sector
3 14 (5.47%) Front Office
4 9 (3.52%) Banking
5 6 (2.34%) Local Government
6 4 (1.56%) Publishing
7 3 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.78%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.78%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.78%) Retail
9 1 (0.39%) Automotive
9 1 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Military
9 1 (0.39%) Police
Job Titles
1 67 (26.17%) Developer
2 32 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 32 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 27 (10.55%) Analyst
4 22 (8.59%) Windows Engineer
5 21 (8.20%) Administrator
6 20 (7.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (7.81%) Consultant
7 18 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
9 15 (5.86%) Architect
9 15 (5.86%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (5.47%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
10 14 (5.47%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 14 (5.47%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.69%) Server Engineer
12 11 (4.30%) Applications Support
12 11 (4.30%) Applications Support Analyst
12 11 (4.30%) Windows Systems Engineer
13 10 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (42.19%) .NET
2 50 (19.53%) HTML
3 46 (17.97%) .NET Framework
3 46 (17.97%) Web Services
4 30 (11.72%) AngularJS
5 28 (10.94%) XML
6 26 (10.16%) CSS
7 24 (9.38%) ASP.NET
7 24 (9.38%) Entity Framework
8 19 (7.42%) REST
9 17 (6.64%) WCF
10 16 (6.25%) JSON
11 15 (5.86%) ASP.NET Web API
11 15 (5.86%) jQuery
11 15 (5.86%) NHibernate
12 14 (5.47%) Dapper ORM
12 14 (5.47%) WebSockets
13 12 (4.69%) LDAP
13 12 (4.69%) Middleware
13 12 (4.69%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.36%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.59%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (8.20%) Management Information System
4 16 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 12 (4.69%) User Experience
6 10 (3.91%) PKI
7 9 (3.52%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.34%) Clustering
8 6 (2.34%) HP StoreVirtual
9 5 (1.95%) Blog
9 5 (1.95%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.56%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.56%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.17%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.17%) NHS
11 3 (1.17%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.78%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.78%) PACS
12 2 (0.78%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 153 (59.77%) Windows
2 78 (30.47%) Windows Server
3 34 (13.28%) Linux
3 34 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (9.77%) Windows Server 2016
6 14 (5.47%) Windows 10
6 14 (5.47%) Windows Server 2019
7 9 (3.52%) Windows XP
8 7 (2.73%) Android
8 7 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.34%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.17%) Unix
11 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.78%) Fedora
11 2 (0.78%) Solaris
11 2 (0.78%) VMS
12 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.05%) ITIL
2 52 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (17.97%) Migration
4 45 (17.58%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (13.67%) DevOps
6 32 (12.50%) MVC
7 25 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (9.77%) TDD
8 22 (8.59%) High Availability
9 21 (8.20%) SDLC
10 20 (7.81%) Change Management
10 20 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 19 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (7.42%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (6.64%) CRM
12 17 (6.64%) Scrum
13 16 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (6.25%) Waterfall
13 16 (6.25%) Workflow
14 15 (5.86%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 119 (46.48%) SQL
2 87 (33.98%) C#
3 67 (26.17%) PowerShell
4 53 (20.70%) JavaScript
5 19 (7.42%) VB.NET
6 18 (7.03%) Java
7 17 (6.64%) Python
7 17 (6.64%) TypeScript
8 16 (6.25%) T-SQL
9 13 (5.08%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.73%) VB
10 7 (2.73%) VBA
11 5 (1.95%) C
11 5 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.95%) VBScript
12 3 (1.17%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.17%) PHP
13 2 (0.78%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.78%) Ruby
13 2 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 61 (23.83%) Security Cleared
2 53 (20.70%) SC Cleared
3 24 (9.38%) Degree
3 24 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (7.03%) DV Cleared
5 13 (5.08%) CISSP
6 12 (4.69%) MCSA
7 9 (3.52%) MCITP
8 8 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (2.73%) Master's Degree
9 7 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.34%) CISM
10 6 (2.34%) IISP
10 6 (2.34%) ISTQB
10 6 (2.34%) MCSE
11 4 (1.56%) MCAD
11 4 (1.56%) MCPD
11 4 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.38%) SLA
2 9 (3.52%) GDPR
2 9 (3.52%) QA
3 6 (2.34%) Government Security Classifications
3 6 (2.34%) NCSC
4 5 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.56%) NIST
6 3 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (1.17%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.78%) HL7
7 2 (0.78%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.78%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.78%) ISO 31000
7 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.39%) COBIT
8 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 109 (42.58%) Active Directory
2 31 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 22 (8.59%) XenApp
5 15 (5.86%) Docker
6 13 (5.08%) vSphere
7 9 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.95%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.56%) UAG
10 4 (1.56%) Xen
11 3 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.17%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.17%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.78%) NDS
12 2 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.39%) Varnish
13 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 35 (13.67%) SCCM
2 11 (4.30%) Terraform
3 10 (3.91%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (3.91%) SCOM
3 10 (3.91%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (3.52%) Puppet
5 8 (3.13%) WSUS
6 7 (2.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (2.34%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (2.34%) vRealize
8 5 (1.95%) Ansible
8 5 (1.95%) SCDPM
9 4 (1.56%) Nessus
9 4 (1.56%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.56%) Packer
9 4 (1.56%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 127 (49.61%) Microsoft
2 47 (18.36%) VMware
3 35 (13.67%) Oracle
4 31 (12.11%) Citrix
5 17 (6.64%) Cisco
6 15 (5.86%) HP
7 11 (4.30%) Google
8 8 (3.13%) IBM
9 7 (2.73%) Atlassian
9 7 (2.73%) F5
9 7 (2.73%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.73%) Veeam
10 6 (2.34%) Dell
10 6 (2.34%) EMC
10 6 (2.34%) SolarWinds
10 6 (2.34%) Splunk
10 6 (2.34%) Symantec
11 5 (1.95%) Telerik
12 4 (1.56%) EqualLogic
12 4 (1.56%) Remedy