Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 19 October 2018 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 254 216
Rank change year-on-year -49 -38 -43
Contract jobs citing IIS 415 513 755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.76% 0.98% 1.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.62% 5.97% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 322 509
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £250 £235 £222
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +20.00% +2.74% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -48.15% -1.82%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £13.23
90th Percentile £43.63 £40.00 £34.55
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -14.71% -38.18% -6.78%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 8,989 8,598 10,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.38% 16.46% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,451 5,224 6,699
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £441 £420
% change year-on-year +1.98% +5.06% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 309 393
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.52% +9.11%
10th Percentile £11.58 £10.70 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing IIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for IIS in the UK excluding London

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IIS in the UK excluding London

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IIS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IIS in the UK excluding London

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IIS in the UK excluding London

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IIS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IIS in the UK excluding London

IIS
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IIS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
South East -9 183 £400 +11.11% 93
South West -21 61 £375 +3.45% 19
North of England -50 53 £333 +0.76% 69
East of England +3 48 £425 +17.89% 22
North West -10 41 £300 -7.69% 33
Scotland -54 33 £415 +10.67% 7
Midlands -35 26 £350 +9.38% 35
West Midlands -22 19 £350 - 17
Wales -17 10 £331 +0.38% 6
East Midlands -22 7 £355 +23.48% 18
North East -2 6 £333 -14.19% 6
Yorkshire -42 6 £475 +40.74% 30
Northern Ireland +31 1 £510 +30.77% 2
IIS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for IIS.

1 268 (64.58%) Windows
2 259 (62.41%) Microsoft
3 214 (51.57%) SQL Server
4 189 (45.54%) Windows Server
5 178 (42.89%) .NET
6 165 (39.76%) SQL
7 155 (37.35%) Active Directory
8 122 (29.40%) PowerShell
9 120 (28.92%) VMware
10 117 (28.19%) C#
11 108 (26.02%) Linux
12 96 (23.13%) JavaScript
13 94 (22.65%) DNS
13 94 (22.65%) Security Cleared
14 92 (22.17%) SharePoint
15 89 (21.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 82 (19.76%) Visual Studio
17 79 (19.04%) Internet
18 75 (18.07%) Team Foundation Server
19 74 (17.83%) Apache
20 73 (17.59%) Firewall
21 71 (17.11%) ASP.NET
22 70 (16.87%) Windows Server 2012
23 69 (16.63%) CSS
24 66 (15.90%) HTML
25 64 (15.42%) Unix
25 64 (15.42%) MVC
25 64 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
25 64 (15.42%) Microsoft Azure
26 63 (15.18%) SC Cleared

IIS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 92 (22.17%) SharePoint
2 74 (17.83%) Apache
3 56 (13.49%) Tomcat
4 42 (10.12%) MS Exchange
5 37 (8.92%) SharePoint Server
6 35 (8.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 31 (7.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 29 (6.99%) WebSphere
9 25 (6.02%) JBoss
9 25 (6.02%) nginx
10 21 (5.06%) CMS
11 16 (3.86%) Umbraco
12 15 (3.61%) Jetty
12 15 (3.61%) Mongrel
13 14 (3.37%) WildFly
14 13 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (2.89%) Skype for Business
16 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
16 7 (1.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 34 (8.19%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.37%) InfoPath
3 13 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.96%) Windchill
7 3 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 64 (15.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (11.08%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (9.64%) Office 365
4 20 (4.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (4.34%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (4.10%) IaaS
7 15 (3.61%) Google App Engine
8 11 (2.65%) PaaS
9 9 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (1.69%) Akamai
10 7 (1.69%) SaaS
11 6 (1.45%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.96%) Datadog
12 4 (0.96%) NuGet
13 3 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.48%) GitHub
14 2 (0.48%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 94 (22.65%) DNS
2 79 (19.04%) Internet
3 73 (17.59%) Firewall
4 45 (10.84%) DHCP
5 41 (9.88%) SSL
6 39 (9.40%) TCP/IP
7 36 (8.67%) SAN
8 31 (7.47%) HTTP
9 21 (5.06%) LAN
10 20 (4.82%) VPN
11 19 (4.58%) FTP
11 19 (4.58%) IPsec
11 19 (4.58%) WAN
12 16 (3.86%) SMTP
13 15 (3.61%) VLAN
14 11 (2.65%) Kerberos
14 11 (2.65%) VoIP
15 10 (2.41%) IMAP
15 10 (2.41%) NetScaler
15 10 (2.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (51.57%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.51%) Relational Database
3 21 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.86%) MySQL
4 16 (3.86%) Oracle Database
5 14 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (2.89%) RDBMS
6 12 (2.89%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.96%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.96%) DataStage
11 4 (0.96%) QualityStage
11 4 (0.96%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 82 (19.76%) Visual Studio
2 75 (18.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (8.67%) Git (software)
4 30 (7.23%) Jenkins
5 17 (4.10%) TeamCity
6 15 (3.61%) JIRA
7 14 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 14 (3.37%) ReSharper
8 13 (3.13%) Travis CI
9 11 (2.65%) SonarQube
10 10 (2.41%) Selenium
11 9 (2.17%) Bitbucket
11 9 (2.17%) InstallShield
12 8 (1.93%) Artifactory
12 8 (1.93%) IBM UrbanCode
12 8 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (1.93%) Subversion
12 8 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (1.45%) GitLab
13 6 (1.45%) Maven
General
1 44 (10.60%) Finance
2 19 (4.58%) Banking
3 9 (2.17%) Back Office
4 7 (1.69%) Legal
5 6 (1.45%) Military
6 3 (0.72%) Law
6 3 (0.72%) Publishing
7 2 (0.48%) Advertising
7 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.48%) Marketing
7 2 (0.48%) Retail
8 1 (0.24%) Local Government
8 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 105 (25.30%) Developer
2 47 (11.33%) .NET Developer
3 38 (9.16%) Analyst
4 33 (7.95%) Architect
5 32 (7.71%) Applications Support
6 29 (6.99%) C# Developer
6 29 (6.99%) DevOps Engineer
6 29 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 20 (4.82%) Support Analyst
9 19 (4.58%) Administrator
9 19 (4.58%) Consultant
9 19 (4.58%) Full Stack Developer
10 16 (3.86%) Support Engineer
11 13 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
12 11 (2.65%) Applications Support Analyst
12 11 (2.65%) Support Specialist
12 11 (2.65%) Technical Architect
13 10 (2.41%) Applications Specialist
13 10 (2.41%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (42.89%) .NET
2 71 (17.11%) ASP.NET
3 69 (16.63%) CSS
4 66 (15.90%) HTML
5 63 (15.18%) jQuery
6 59 (14.22%) Web Services
7 56 (13.49%) XML
8 47 (11.33%) .NET Framework
9 27 (6.51%) Middleware
10 26 (6.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (6.27%) HTML5
10 26 (6.27%) XSLT
11 23 (5.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 22 (5.30%) ASP.NET Web API
13 21 (5.06%) J2EE
14 20 (4.82%) WCF
15 18 (4.34%) LDAP
15 18 (4.34%) LINQ
15 18 (4.34%) REST
16 17 (4.10%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.71%) Computer Science
2 29 (6.99%) Management Information System
3 27 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (6.27%) Data Centre
4 26 (6.27%) PKI
5 22 (5.30%) Clustering
6 21 (5.06%) Client/Server
7 18 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (2.17%) Driving Licence
9 9 (2.17%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.93%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.45%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.45%) User Experience
11 6 (1.45%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (1.20%) Smartcard
13 4 (0.96%) CESG
13 4 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 268 (64.58%) Windows
2 189 (45.54%) Windows Server
3 108 (26.02%) Linux
4 70 (16.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (15.42%) Unix
6 61 (14.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (6.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (4.82%) Solaris
10 10 (2.41%) Ubuntu
10 10 (2.41%) Windows XP
11 9 (2.17%) AIX
11 9 (2.17%) Android
12 7 (1.69%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.69%) Windows 10
12 7 (1.69%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.69%) Windows 7
12 7 (1.69%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 7 (1.69%) Windows NT
13 5 (1.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
1 64 (15.42%) MVC
2 59 (14.22%) ITIL
3 55 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (12.53%) DevOps
5 41 (9.88%) Migration
6 40 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (8.67%) Change Management
8 34 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 33 (7.95%) High Availability
10 32 (7.71%) Load Balancing
11 29 (6.99%) Service Management
12 28 (6.75%) Information Security
12 28 (6.75%) Project Management
13 27 (6.51%) Configuration Management
14 22 (5.30%) E-Commerce
14 22 (5.30%) ITIL V3
15 20 (4.82%) TDD
16 18 (4.34%) Security Management
16 18 (4.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 165 (39.76%) SQL
2 122 (29.40%) PowerShell
3 117 (28.19%) C#
4 96 (23.13%) JavaScript
5 60 (14.46%) Java
6 38 (9.16%) T-SQL
7 14 (3.37%) VBScript
8 12 (2.89%) Perl
9 10 (2.41%) C
9 10 (2.41%) VB.NET
10 9 (2.17%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.17%) Python
11 8 (1.93%) C++
12 7 (1.69%) R
13 5 (1.20%) PHP
14 4 (0.96%) VB
15 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.72%) Ruby
16 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 94 (22.65%) Security Cleared
2 63 (15.18%) SC Cleared
3 44 (10.60%) Degree
4 43 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (7.23%) DV Cleared
6 25 (6.02%) MCSE
7 17 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (3.13%) IISP
10 12 (2.89%) CISSP
11 11 (2.65%) CISM
12 9 (2.17%) CISA
12 9 (2.17%) CREST Certified
13 6 (1.45%) CCNA
13 6 (1.45%) MCDBA
13 6 (1.45%) MCITP
14 5 (1.20%) CLAS
14 5 (1.20%) MCSA
15 4 (0.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 4 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.65%) ISO 9001
3 10 (2.41%) GDPR
3 10 (2.41%) QA
3 10 (2.41%) SLA
4 9 (2.17%) ISAE 3402
4 9 (2.17%) ISO 22301
4 9 (2.17%) ISO 31000
4 9 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 9 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.72%) WCAG
6 2 (0.48%) PMO
7 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 155 (37.35%) Active Directory
2 89 (21.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.99%) Hyper-V
4 24 (5.78%) vSphere
5 18 (4.34%) Xen
6 14 (3.37%) XenApp
7 13 (3.13%) Docker
7 13 (3.13%) XenDesktop
8 12 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.41%) ISA Server
10 8 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (1.45%) Terminal Services
13 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.96%) Dovecot
14 4 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.96%) Postfix
15 3 (0.72%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 3 (0.72%) UAG
Systems Management
1 31 (7.47%) Puppet
2 25 (6.02%) SCCM
3 23 (5.54%) SCOM
4 20 (4.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 17 (4.10%) Ansible
5 17 (4.10%) WSUS
6 15 (3.61%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (2.89%) NetBackup
8 11 (2.65%) Nessus
9 10 (2.41%) Nagios
10 9 (2.17%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 7 (1.69%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.69%) vCenter Server
12 6 (1.45%) HAProxy
13 5 (1.20%) AirWatch
13 5 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (1.20%) Kubernetes
13 5 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (1.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 259 (62.41%) Microsoft
2 120 (28.92%) VMware
3 62 (14.94%) Oracle
4 52 (12.53%) Citrix
5 51 (12.29%) Cisco
6 33 (7.95%) IBM
6 33 (7.95%) Red Hat
7 32 (7.71%) McAfee
8 25 (6.02%) Google
9 22 (5.30%) HP
10 20 (4.82%) F5
11 18 (4.34%) Splunk
12 16 (3.86%) Nintex
13 14 (3.37%) EMC
13 14 (3.37%) Trend Micro
14 13 (3.13%) SolarWinds
14 13 (3.13%) Sun
15 11 (2.65%) Tripwire
16 10 (2.41%) Adobe
16 10 (2.41%) Symantec