Period
to 19 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 298 254 241
Rank change year-on-year -44 -13 -40
Contract jobs citing IIS 382 499 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.79% 0.95% 1.01%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.05% 5.98% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 313 323
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.58% +3.40% +9.70%
10th Percentile £258 £258 £264
90th Percentile £550 £522 £521
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 11 27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.00% +128.57% -37.50%
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £36.24 £17.50
% change year-on-year -66.89% +107.09% -38.60%

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 7,565 8,338 7,980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.59% 15.80% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,518 5,157 4,839
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.92% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £256 £255 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 266 285
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.32% -8.88%
10th Percentile £11.93 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.13 £45.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -7.32%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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 -18 130 £436 +14.64% 7
North of England +13 71 £425 +27.82% 9
South West -46 57 £400 +5.26% 5
Midlands +4 50 £353 +0.71% 4
East Midlands +30 29 £350 - 1
East of England +1 29 £425 -5.56% 2
Yorkshire +33 28 £400 -27.27% 4
North West 0 25 £388 +8.39% 4
Wales +14 21 £444 +33.96% 1
Scotland -1 20 £453 +7.74% 3
West Midlands -9 20 £500 +53.85% 3
North East -1 18 £450 +42.18% 1
Northern Ireland - 6 - -
IIS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 240 (62.83%) Windows
2 223 (58.38%) Microsoft
3 164 (42.93%) SQL Server
4 140 (36.65%) SQL
5 127 (33.25%) Windows Server
6 120 (31.41%) VMware
7 113 (29.58%) .NET
8 111 (29.06%) Active Directory
9 100 (26.18%) PowerShell
10 99 (25.92%) SharePoint
11 88 (23.04%) DevOps
12 79 (20.68%) Microsoft Azure
13 75 (19.63%) Linux
13 75 (19.63%) Security Cleared
14 74 (19.37%) DNS
15 72 (18.85%) C#
16 71 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
17 70 (18.32%) Internet
18 69 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
19 65 (17.02%) Finance
20 62 (16.23%) JavaScript
20 62 (16.23%) DHCP
21 58 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
22 57 (14.92%) Firewall
22 57 (14.92%) ITIL
23 56 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
24 55 (14.40%) Apache
25 52 (13.61%) Team Foundation Server
26 51 (13.35%) SC Cleared
27 50 (13.09%) DV 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 99 (25.92%) SharePoint
2 55 (14.40%) Apache
3 42 (10.99%) SharePoint Server
3 42 (10.99%) Tomcat
4 27 (7.07%) WebSphere
5 24 (6.28%) MS Exchange
6 20 (5.24%) JBoss
7 18 (4.71%) nginx
8 16 (4.19%) Jetty
8 16 (4.19%) Mongrel
9 15 (3.93%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (3.40%) Skype for Business
11 12 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (3.14%) WebLogic
12 10 (2.62%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (2.09%) CMS
14 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (1.31%) GlassFish
14 5 (1.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.31%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.52%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (3.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 79 (20.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (9.42%) Office 365
4 28 (7.33%) PaaS
5 22 (5.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (5.76%) IaaS
6 20 (5.24%) SaaS
7 17 (4.45%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (4.19%) Google App Engine
9 12 (3.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (2.09%) GitHub
11 5 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.79%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.79%) ShareGate
13 3 (0.79%) Slack
14 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 74 (19.37%) DNS
2 70 (18.32%) Internet
3 62 (16.23%) DHCP
4 57 (14.92%) Firewall
5 32 (8.38%) TCP/IP
6 30 (7.85%) SSL
7 25 (6.54%) SAN
8 24 (6.28%) HTTP
9 20 (5.24%) FTP
10 17 (4.45%) IPsec
10 17 (4.45%) VPN
11 16 (4.19%) NAS
12 12 (3.14%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (2.62%) VLAN
14 9 (2.36%) LAN
15 7 (1.83%) IPv4
16 6 (1.57%) MPLS
16 6 (1.57%) WAN
16 6 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (1.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (42.93%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (4.45%) MySQL
6 15 (3.93%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (2.62%) Ingres
8 10 (2.62%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (2.09%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.57%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.05%) GIS
13 4 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.05%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2017
14 3 (0.79%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 52 (13.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (10.73%) Jenkins
3 32 (8.38%) Git (software)
4 31 (8.12%) Visual Studio
5 16 (4.19%) JIRA
5 16 (4.19%) Travis CI
6 9 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (2.36%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.83%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (1.57%) MSI
8 6 (1.57%) Selenium
9 5 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.31%) Vagrant
10 4 (1.05%) Fiddler
10 4 (1.05%) Maven
10 4 (1.05%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.79%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.52%) MSBuild
General
1 65 (17.02%) Finance
2 9 (2.36%) Legal
2 9 (2.36%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.83%) Back Office
3 7 (1.83%) Publishing
4 5 (1.31%) Banking
5 4 (1.05%) Electronics
5 4 (1.05%) Local Government
5 4 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.79%) Automotive
6 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.79%) Law
6 3 (0.79%) Marketing
7 2 (0.52%) Retail
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Billing
8 1 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 58 (15.18%) Developer
2 34 (8.90%) Analyst
3 32 (8.38%) Administrator
3 32 (8.38%) Operations Technician
4 30 (7.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (7.59%) .NET Developer
5 29 (7.59%) Architect
6 20 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (5.24%) Applications Support
6 20 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (4.97%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 18 (4.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
8 18 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 18 (4.71%) Consultant
8 18 (4.71%) Support Technician
9 17 (4.45%) DBA
10 16 (4.19%) C# Developer
10 16 (4.19%) SQL DBA
10 16 (4.19%) Windows Engineer
11 15 (3.93%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (29.58%) .NET
2 46 (12.04%) HTML
3 43 (11.26%) Web Services
4 42 (10.99%) CSS
5 38 (9.95%) ASP.NET
6 29 (7.59%) jQuery
7 28 (7.33%) Middleware
8 25 (6.54%) .NET Framework
9 22 (5.76%) XML
10 20 (5.24%) REST
11 19 (4.97%) Entity Framework
11 19 (4.97%) WCF
12 17 (4.45%) Servlets
13 16 (4.19%) J2EE
14 14 (3.66%) .NET Core
14 14 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (3.66%) HTML5
15 13 (3.40%) CSS3
16 10 (2.62%) AngularJS
16 10 (2.62%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.47%) Self-Motivation
2 38 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.81%) Clustering
4 25 (6.54%) Management Information System
5 21 (5.50%) Data Centre
6 16 (4.19%) Public Cloud
7 15 (3.93%) Replication
8 10 (2.62%) Mobile App
9 9 (2.36%) PKI
9 9 (2.36%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.83%) Blog
11 6 (1.57%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.31%) CESG
12 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.31%) RIA
13 4 (1.05%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.05%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.79%) Handset
14 3 (0.79%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 240 (62.83%) Windows
2 127 (33.25%) Windows Server
3 75 (19.63%) Linux
4 48 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (12.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (11.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (3.14%) Unix
8 11 (2.88%) CentOS
9 10 (2.62%) Solaris
9 10 (2.62%) Windows 10
10 9 (2.36%) Android
10 9 (2.36%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.57%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (1.05%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.79%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (23.04%) DevOps
2 71 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (14.92%) ITIL
4 56 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (12.57%) Migration
6 36 (9.42%) Configuration Management
7 35 (9.16%) Software Distribution
8 33 (8.64%) Security Operations
9 32 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (8.38%) Security Monitoring
9 32 (8.38%) Server Patching
10 30 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 30 (7.85%) MVC
11 29 (7.59%) Open Source
12 27 (7.07%) Information Security
13 25 (6.54%) Mentoring
14 20 (5.24%) Change Management
14 20 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (4.97%) Computer Science
16 18 (4.71%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 140 (36.65%) SQL
2 100 (26.18%) PowerShell
3 72 (18.85%) C#
4 62 (16.23%) JavaScript
5 48 (12.57%) Java
6 30 (7.85%) T-SQL
7 27 (7.07%) Python
8 21 (5.50%) Bash Shell
9 12 (3.14%) Ruby
10 10 (2.62%) PHP
11 9 (2.36%) VB
12 8 (2.09%) Perl
12 8 (2.09%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.09%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.31%) Groovy
14 4 (1.05%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.05%) VBA
15 3 (0.79%) VBScript
16 2 (0.52%) Korn
17 1 (0.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 75 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 51 (13.35%) SC Cleared
3 50 (13.09%) DV Cleared
4 31 (8.12%) Degree
5 20 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (3.14%) CISSP
6 12 (3.14%) IISP
7 10 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.62%) MCSE
8 9 (2.36%) MCITP
9 8 (2.09%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (1.31%) CCNA
11 5 (1.31%) CCNP
11 5 (1.31%) CISA
11 5 (1.31%) CISM
12 4 (1.05%) CCSP
12 4 (1.05%) CLAS
12 4 (1.05%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (3.66%) QA
2 9 (2.36%) GDPR
2 9 (2.36%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.57%) SLA
5 5 (1.31%) NIST
6 4 (1.05%) ISAE 3402
6 4 (1.05%) ISO 22301
6 4 (1.05%) ISO 31000
6 4 (1.05%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 4 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.79%) WCAG
8 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.52%) NCSC
9 1 (0.26%) HL7
9 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 111 (29.06%) Active Directory
2 69 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (11.78%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.50%) Docker
5 19 (4.97%) vSphere
6 17 (4.45%) Xen
7 16 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.83%) ISA Server
10 6 (1.57%) XenApp
10 6 (1.57%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.05%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.79%) KVM
13 3 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.52%) NDS
14 2 (0.52%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 2 (0.52%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 48 (12.57%) Puppet
2 46 (12.04%) SCCM
3 37 (9.69%) McAfee ePO
4 32 (8.38%) SCOM
5 21 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (4.45%) Ansible
7 15 (3.93%) WSUS
8 11 (2.88%) Kubernetes
8 11 (2.88%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (2.62%) Terraform
10 9 (2.36%) Control-M
11 6 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (1.31%) Nessus
12 5 (1.31%) SCOrch
12 5 (1.31%) SCVMM
12 5 (1.31%) vCenter Server
13 4 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (1.05%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 223 (58.38%) Microsoft
2 120 (31.41%) VMware
3 41 (10.73%) McAfee
4 38 (9.95%) Cisco
5 35 (9.16%) Oracle
6 33 (8.64%) Citrix
7 25 (6.54%) HP
8 23 (6.02%) Google
9 21 (5.50%) IBM
10 19 (4.97%) NetApp
11 16 (4.19%) Remedy
12 15 (3.93%) BMC
13 14 (3.66%) Splunk
14 12 (3.14%) F5
15 9 (2.36%) Dell
15 9 (2.36%) Red Hat
16 8 (2.09%) CheckPoint
16 8 (2.09%) EMC
17 7 (1.83%) SAP
17 7 (1.83%) Veeam