Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 20 November 2017 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 > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 133 149
Rank change year-on-year +15 +16 -22
Contract jobs citing IIS 69 41 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.39% 0.95% 0.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.30% 4.77% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 30 26
Scotland median daily rate £350 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £157
90th Percentile £550 £401 £458
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £40.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% - -
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -37.04% -10.00% -4.76%

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 831 860 981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.70% 20.02% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 520 502
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% -5.33%
10th Percentile £223 £220 £180
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 27
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.00% +104.08%
10th Percentile £15.77 £13.35 £13.75
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing IIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for IIS in Scotland

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IIS in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for IIS in Scotland

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IIS in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IIS in Scotland

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IIS in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IIS in Scotland

IIS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IIS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh +4 27 £323 -13.13% 4
Renfrewshire +50 18 £347 +5.15%
Glasgow -2 17 £500 +56.25% 1
Aberdeen -7 7 £367 +24.42%
IIS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for IIS.

1 58 (84.06%) Windows
2 47 (68.12%) Microsoft
3 40 (57.97%) Windows Server
4 38 (55.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (50.72%) PowerShell
6 29 (42.03%) SQL
7 26 (37.68%) JavaScript
7 26 (37.68%) Active Directory
8 24 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (34.78%) SCCM
9 23 (33.33%) Linux
10 22 (31.88%) Firewall
11 20 (28.99%) .NET
12 19 (27.54%) SQL Server
12 19 (27.54%) Security Cleared
13 18 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (24.64%) SC Cleared
14 17 (24.64%) XML
14 17 (24.64%) Internet
14 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (23.19%) IBM
15 16 (23.19%) HP
15 16 (23.19%) Perl
16 15 (21.74%) SharePoint
16 15 (21.74%) Migration
16 15 (21.74%) jQuery
17 14 (20.29%) Web Development
17 14 (20.29%) Business Continuity
17 14 (20.29%) XSLT
18 13 (18.84%) ITIL

IIS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 15 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 10 (14.49%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (11.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (11.59%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (10.14%) Apache
5 6 (8.70%) JBoss
5 6 (8.70%) OpenStack
6 5 (7.25%) MS Exchange
7 4 (5.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
7 4 (5.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.94%) Office 365
2 7 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (8.70%) IaaS
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.70%) PaaS
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.88%) Firewall
2 17 (24.64%) Internet
3 10 (14.49%) DNS
3 10 (14.49%) HTTP
3 10 (14.49%) HTTPS
3 10 (14.49%) SSL
3 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
4 9 (13.04%) DHCP
5 7 (10.14%) LDAP
6 6 (8.70%) SAN
6 6 (8.70%) VoIP
7 5 (7.25%) BIG-IP
8 4 (5.80%) LAN
8 4 (5.80%) NetScaler
9 3 (4.35%) Ethernet
9 3 (4.35%) ISDN
10 2 (2.90%) Intranet
10 2 (2.90%) VPN
11 1 (1.45%) Wireless
11 1 (1.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.70%) Maven
3 1 (1.45%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 11 (15.94%) Publishing
3 10 (14.49%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (10.14%) Consultant
1 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (10.14%) IT Security Specialist
1 7 (10.14%) Security Specialist
2 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
2 5 (7.25%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (5.80%) Analyst
3 4 (5.80%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (5.80%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (4.35%) Developer
4 3 (4.35%) IT Manager
4 3 (4.35%) Security Engineer
4 3 (4.35%) Senior Support Engineer
4 3 (4.35%) Server Specialist
4 3 (4.35%) SharePoint Consultant
4 3 (4.35%) SharePoint Engineer
4 3 (4.35%) SharePoint Specialist
5 2 (2.90%) .NET Developer
5 2 (2.90%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.99%) .NET
2 17 (24.64%) XML
3 15 (21.74%) jQuery
4 14 (20.29%) XSLT
5 12 (17.39%) HTML
6 10 (14.49%) CSS
7 7 (10.14%) Ajax
8 6 (8.70%) Java EE
8 6 (8.70%) RESTful
8 6 (8.70%) SOAP
9 5 (7.25%) EJB
9 5 (7.25%) EJB 3.0
9 5 (7.25%) Hibernate
9 5 (7.25%) JPA
10 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
10 3 (4.35%) Web Services
11 2 (2.90%) Middleware
12 1 (1.45%) COM+
12 1 (1.45%) MSMQ
12 1 (1.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.70%) PKI
3 5 (7.25%) DataPower
4 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.35%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.90%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 58 (84.06%) Windows
2 40 (57.97%) Windows Server
3 38 (55.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (33.33%) Linux
6 18 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (15.94%) Windows 7
9 10 (14.49%) Windows 10
10 8 (11.59%) Unix
11 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.74%) Migration
3 14 (20.29%) Business Continuity
3 14 (20.29%) Web Development
4 13 (18.84%) ITIL
4 13 (18.84%) Project Management
5 12 (17.39%) Task Automation
6 11 (15.94%) BCP
6 11 (15.94%) Business Continuity Planning
6 11 (15.94%) High Availability
6 11 (15.94%) Security Operations
6 11 (15.94%) Virtual Environments
7 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
7 10 (14.49%) Data Loss Prevention
7 10 (14.49%) Prototyping
7 10 (14.49%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 7 (10.14%) Records Management
8 7 (10.14%) Software Distribution
8 7 (10.14%) Workflow
9 6 (8.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 35 (50.72%) PowerShell
2 29 (42.03%) SQL
3 26 (37.68%) JavaScript
4 16 (23.19%) Perl
5 10 (14.49%) Python
6 9 (13.04%) C#
7 6 (8.70%) Java
8 3 (4.35%) VB
9 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (27.54%) Security Cleared
2 17 (24.64%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (17.39%) Degree
4 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (10.14%) MCSE
6 3 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (4.35%) CISSP
6 3 (4.35%) CLAS
6 3 (4.35%) IISP
7 2 (2.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 26 (37.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.80%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (4.35%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (34.78%) SCCM
2 10 (14.49%) IBM BigFix
2 10 (14.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 10 (14.49%) WSUS
3 2 (2.90%) Ansible
3 2 (2.90%) EnCase
3 2 (2.90%) Puppet
4 1 (1.45%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.45%) SCOM
4 1 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 47 (68.12%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.19%) HP
2 16 (23.19%) IBM
3 13 (18.84%) Oracle
4 12 (17.39%) Symantec
5 11 (15.94%) Dell
6 9 (13.04%) Red Hat
7 8 (11.59%) VMware
8 7 (10.14%) Nintex
9 6 (8.70%) F5
10 5 (7.25%) Citrix
11 4 (5.80%) Adobe
11 4 (5.80%) Imperva
12 2 (2.90%) NetApp
12 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.45%) Cisco
13 1 (1.45%) CommVault
13 1 (1.45%) EMC
13 1 (1.45%) McAfee
13 1 (1.45%) Sophos