Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 313 364 322
Rank change year-on-year +51 -42 -22
Contract jobs citing IIS 161 526 764
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.66% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.19% 4.34% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 354 533
Median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £303 £240 £275
90th Percentile £647 £613 £605
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £441
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.52% +15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.67% -68.00% +120.59%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +191.67% -68.00% +120.59%

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 3,838 12,127 15,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.80% 15.15% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,413 7,842 10,336
Median daily rate £475 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% - +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £473 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +3.85% +1.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 264 391
Median hourly rate £27.23 £20.51 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.76% -4.60% +2.60%
10th Percentile £12.74 £11.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.40 £53.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £27.75 £21.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +32.14% -1.18% +6.25%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +58 81 £475 - 24
South East +119 35 £475 +18.75% 20
North of England +67 13 £440 +10.00% 32
Midlands +77 12 £500 +31.58% 5
South West +93 9 £481 +13.12% 8
West Midlands +75 9 £513 +35.76% 5
North West +62 9 £443 +22.07% 21
East of England +77 7 £561 +40.13% 6
Yorkshire +57 4 £424 +5.94% 11
East Midlands +39 3 £338 -11.18%
IIS
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 85 (52.80%) SQL Server
2 81 (50.31%) Microsoft
3 78 (48.45%) Windows
4 65 (40.37%) SQL
4 65 (40.37%) Active Directory
5 61 (37.89%) .NET
6 55 (34.16%) C#
7 50 (31.06%) PowerShell
8 46 (28.57%) Azure
9 41 (25.47%) DNS
10 39 (24.22%) Security Cleared
11 38 (23.60%) JavaScript
11 38 (23.60%) Finance
11 38 (23.60%) Migration
12 35 (21.74%) VMware
12 35 (21.74%) Oracle
12 35 (21.74%) ITIL
13 34 (21.12%) HTML
14 33 (20.50%) Windows Server
15 31 (19.25%) SharePoint
15 31 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
15 31 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
16 30 (18.63%) SC Cleared
16 30 (18.63%) Visual Studio
16 30 (18.63%) DHCP
17 27 (16.77%) Citrix
18 26 (16.15%) CSS
19 25 (15.53%) Web Services
19 25 (15.53%) DevOps
20 23 (14.29%) 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 31 (19.25%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.45%) Apache
3 10 (6.21%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.73%) JBoss
5 6 (3.73%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (3.11%) Confluence
7 4 (2.48%) nginx
7 4 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.48%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.86%) Appian
8 3 (1.86%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.24%) Jetty
9 2 (1.24%) Mongrel
9 2 (1.24%) NServiceBus
9 2 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (3.73%) InfoPath
1 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.73%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.62%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.62%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 46 (28.57%) Azure
2 18 (11.18%) AWS
3 17 (10.56%) Office 365
4 11 (6.83%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (3.73%) GitHub
6 5 (3.11%) Azure Stack
6 5 (3.11%) GCP
6 5 (3.11%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.48%) Serverless
8 2 (1.24%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.24%) Google App Engine
8 2 (1.24%) SaaS
9 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.62%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.62%) PaaS
9 1 (0.62%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.62%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.47%) DNS
2 30 (18.63%) DHCP
3 11 (6.83%) HTTP
4 9 (5.59%) DMZ
4 9 (5.59%) SAN
5 8 (4.97%) Firewall
5 8 (4.97%) Internet
6 7 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.73%) SSL
7 6 (3.73%) VoIP
8 5 (3.11%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (2.48%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.86%) IPv4
10 3 (1.86%) LAN
11 2 (1.24%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.24%) FTP
11 2 (1.24%) HTTPS
11 2 (1.24%) IPsec
11 2 (1.24%) NAS
11 2 (1.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (52.80%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.94%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.21%) DataStage
3 10 (6.21%) IBM InfoSphere
3 10 (6.21%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.73%) MySQL
5 5 (3.11%) Power BI
5 5 (3.11%) Redis
5 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.24%) Big Data
7 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.24%) PowerCenter
7 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (18.63%) Visual Studio
2 14 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 13 (8.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (6.83%) JIRA
5 9 (5.59%) Git (software)
5 9 (5.59%) Subversion
5 9 (5.59%) TeamCity
6 7 (4.35%) Liquibase
6 7 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (3.73%) Artifactory
8 5 (3.11%) IBM UrbanCode
8 5 (3.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (3.11%) Selenium
8 5 (3.11%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 5 (3.11%) VisualSVN
9 4 (2.48%) NUnit
10 3 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.86%) Hudson
11 2 (1.24%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.24%) MSTest
General
1 38 (23.60%) Finance
2 12 (7.45%) Banking
3 9 (5.59%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.73%) Military
5 5 (3.11%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.86%) Advertising
6 3 (1.86%) Front Office
7 2 (1.24%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.62%) International Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Local Government
8 1 (0.62%) Police
8 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (31.06%) Developer
2 18 (11.18%) Architect
3 12 (7.45%) .NET Developer
3 12 (7.45%) Applications Support
4 10 (6.21%) C# Developer
4 10 (6.21%) Consultant
5 8 (4.97%) Administrator
5 8 (4.97%) CRM Developer
5 8 (4.97%) Support Engineer
5 8 (4.97%) Technical Support
5 8 (4.97%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (4.35%) Analyst
6 7 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
7 6 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (3.73%) Data Modeller
7 6 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (3.73%) Windows Administrator
7 6 (3.73%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 6 (3.73%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (37.89%) .NET
2 34 (21.12%) HTML
3 26 (16.15%) CSS
4 25 (15.53%) Web Services
5 23 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 20 (12.42%) .NET Framework
7 18 (11.18%) XML
8 13 (8.07%) REST
9 11 (6.83%) WCF
10 10 (6.21%) Entity Framework
10 10 (6.21%) jQuery
10 10 (6.21%) LDAP
10 10 (6.21%) Middleware
11 9 (5.59%) JSON
11 9 (5.59%) SAML
12 8 (4.97%) OpenID
13 7 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (4.35%) Java EE
13 7 (4.35%) NHibernate
13 7 (4.35%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.18%) Management Information System
2 14 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.97%) PKI
5 6 (3.73%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.11%) HP StoreVirtual
7 4 (2.48%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.86%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.24%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.24%) Blog
9 2 (1.24%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.24%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.24%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.62%) Fibre Optics
10 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.62%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 78 (48.45%) Windows
2 33 (20.50%) Windows Server
3 16 (9.94%) Linux
4 15 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (8.07%) Unix
6 12 (7.45%) Windows 10
6 12 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.97%) Solaris
8 6 (3.73%) Android
9 5 (3.11%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.11%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (2.48%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.48%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.60%) Migration
2 35 (21.74%) ITIL
3 31 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (15.53%) DevOps
5 15 (9.32%) MVC
5 15 (9.32%) Patch Management
6 14 (8.70%) Information Security
6 14 (8.70%) Problem Management
7 13 (8.07%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (8.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (8.07%) Workflow
8 12 (7.45%) Data Integration
8 12 (7.45%) ETL
8 12 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (6.83%) CRM
9 11 (6.83%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (6.83%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (6.21%) Information Governance
10 10 (6.21%) Virtual Environments
10 10 (6.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 65 (40.37%) SQL
2 55 (34.16%) C#
3 50 (31.06%) PowerShell
4 38 (23.60%) JavaScript
5 19 (11.80%) Java
6 18 (11.18%) VB.NET
7 15 (9.32%) Python
8 12 (7.45%) T-SQL
9 10 (6.21%) C
10 9 (5.59%) Perl
10 9 (5.59%) VBScript
11 8 (4.97%) Shell Script
12 5 (3.11%) Bash Shell
12 5 (3.11%) Groovy
13 4 (2.48%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.86%) Ruby
14 3 (1.86%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.86%) VB
15 2 (1.24%) Go
15 2 (1.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (24.22%) Security Cleared
2 30 (18.63%) SC Cleared
3 23 (14.29%) Degree
4 21 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 13 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (6.21%) CISSP
7 7 (4.35%) CCNA
7 7 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (3.11%) ISEB
8 5 (3.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (3.11%) Master's Degree
8 5 (3.11%) MCSD
8 5 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.86%) CISM
10 3 (1.86%) IISP
11 2 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.24%) CISA
11 2 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.24%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.83%) SLA
2 9 (5.59%) QA
3 5 (3.11%) Government Security Classifications
3 5 (3.11%) NCSC
4 4 (2.48%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.86%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.86%) NIST
6 2 (1.24%) GDPR
6 2 (1.24%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (1.24%) ISO 22301
6 2 (1.24%) ISO 31000
6 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.62%) COBIT
7 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 65 (40.37%) Active Directory
2 31 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.07%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.45%) Docker
5 9 (5.59%) Firmware
6 8 (4.97%) XenApp
7 6 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (3.11%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.24%) Varnish
9 2 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.24%) Xen
10 1 (0.62%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.62%) NDS
10 1 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (10.56%) Single Sign-On
2 14 (8.70%) SCCM
3 9 (5.59%) WSUS
4 8 (4.97%) Ansible
5 6 (3.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (3.73%) Puppet
5 6 (3.73%) SCOM
6 5 (3.11%) Kubernetes
6 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (2.48%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.48%) Grafana
7 4 (2.48%) Terraform
8 3 (1.86%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.86%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.86%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (1.86%) Kibana
8 3 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.86%) RSA Archer
9 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.24%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 81 (50.31%) Microsoft
2 35 (21.74%) Oracle
2 35 (21.74%) VMware
3 27 (16.77%) Citrix
4 14 (8.70%) ServiceNow
4 14 (8.70%) Splunk
5 13 (8.07%) IBM
6 11 (6.83%) HP
7 7 (4.35%) Cisco
7 7 (4.35%) SolarWinds
8 5 (3.11%) Micro Focus
8 5 (3.11%) RedGate
8 5 (3.11%) Symantec
8 5 (3.11%) Xamarin
9 4 (2.48%) F5
9 4 (2.48%) McAfee
9 4 (2.48%) Veeam
10 3 (1.86%) Lumension
10 3 (1.86%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.86%) Sophos