Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 326 254 224
Rank change year-on-year -72 -30 -54
Contract jobs citing IIS 375 516 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.68% 0.97% 1.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.16% 5.96% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 325 421
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.29% -0.14% +0.14%
10th Percentile £268 £236 £225
90th Percentile £544 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 39 28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £12.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.83% -54.72% -10.17%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £12.60
90th Percentile £42.75 £40.00 £37.28
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +45.83% -54.72% -11.67%

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 9,018 8,664 9,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.25% 16.26% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,393 5,328 5,972
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +1.31%
10th Percentile £260 £233 £228
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 311 335
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +10.81%
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.47 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £21.38 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.88% - +2.56%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -27 164 £415 +18.57% 46
North of England -33 62 £380 +16.92% 57
North West +4 53 £375 +15.83% 25
South West -32 51 £381 +1.67% 18
East of England -13 38 £425 +17.73% 16
Scotland -55 28 £415 +18.57% 7
Midlands -63 19 £356 +9.62% 17
West Midlands -35 13 £350 +2.94% 8
Wales -32 12 £344 -1.79% 8
Yorkshire -34 8 £463 +48.00% 26
East Midlands -19 6 £375 +15.38% 9
North East -19 1 £450 +16.13% 6
Northern Ireland - 1 £510 - 1
IIS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 241 (64.27%) Windows
2 227 (60.53%) Microsoft
3 179 (47.73%) SQL Server
4 173 (46.13%) Windows Server
5 156 (41.60%) .NET
6 136 (36.27%) Active Directory
7 131 (34.93%) SQL
8 116 (30.93%) Linux
9 106 (28.27%) VMware
10 104 (27.73%) PowerShell
11 100 (26.67%) DNS
12 89 (23.73%) C#
13 86 (22.93%) Apache
14 80 (21.33%) JavaScript
14 80 (21.33%) SharePoint
15 79 (21.07%) VMware Infrastructure
16 77 (20.53%) Security Cleared
17 74 (19.73%) Java
18 68 (18.13%) DevOps
19 65 (17.33%) Tomcat
19 65 (17.33%) ITIL
20 64 (17.07%) Visual Studio
20 64 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
21 63 (16.80%) Internet
22 61 (16.27%) Firewall
22 61 (16.27%) Microsoft Azure
23 60 (16.00%) SSL
24 59 (15.73%) HTML
24 59 (15.73%) ASP.NET
24 59 (15.73%) Team Foundation Server

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 86 (22.93%) Apache
2 80 (21.33%) SharePoint
3 65 (17.33%) Tomcat
4 41 (10.93%) nginx
5 39 (10.40%) WebSphere
6 35 (9.33%) MS Exchange
7 29 (7.73%) SharePoint Server
8 27 (7.20%) Jetty
8 27 (7.20%) Mongrel
9 26 (6.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 22 (5.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (5.60%) CMS
12 16 (4.27%) JBoss
13 13 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (2.40%) SAS
15 8 (2.13%) Umbraco
16 7 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (1.87%) Confluence
16 7 (1.87%) WildFly
17 6 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 29 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.67%) InfoPath
3 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.53%) nopCommerce
3 2 (0.53%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 64 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (16.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (10.67%) Office 365
4 35 (9.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (8.27%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (6.93%) Google App Engine
7 20 (5.33%) IaaS
8 13 (3.47%) SaaS
9 12 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (3.20%) PaaS
10 9 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (2.40%) Datadog
11 8 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (2.13%) OpenShift
12 7 (1.87%) Akamai
13 3 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.53%) AWS OpsWorks
14 2 (0.53%) GitHub
14 2 (0.53%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 100 (26.67%) DNS
2 63 (16.80%) Internet
3 61 (16.27%) Firewall
4 60 (16.00%) SSL
5 53 (14.13%) DHCP
6 52 (13.87%) TCP/IP
7 44 (11.73%) HTTP
8 34 (9.07%) FTP
9 33 (8.80%) IPsec
10 27 (7.20%) VPN
11 24 (6.40%) SAN
12 19 (5.07%) SMTP
13 17 (4.53%) LAN
14 14 (3.73%) WAN
15 12 (3.20%) Network Security
16 10 (2.67%) IMAP
16 10 (2.67%) VLAN
17 9 (2.40%) Kerberos
18 8 (2.13%) VoIP
18 8 (2.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (47.73%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (4.53%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.00%) Oracle Database
5 14 (3.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (2.93%) MySQL
8 11 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 10 (2.67%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.87%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.33%) SSDT
13 4 (1.07%) DataStage
13 4 (1.07%) MS Access
13 4 (1.07%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 64 (17.07%) Visual Studio
2 59 (15.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (10.40%) Jenkins
4 30 (8.00%) Git (software)
5 25 (6.67%) Travis CI
6 18 (4.80%) JIRA
7 17 (4.53%) TeamCity
8 12 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (2.67%) Selenium
9 10 (2.67%) SonarQube
10 9 (2.40%) InstallShield
10 9 (2.40%) ReSharper
11 8 (2.13%) Bitbucket
11 8 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (1.87%) Artifactory
12 7 (1.87%) IBM UrbanCode
12 7 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (1.60%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.60%) Fiddler
13 6 (1.60%) Zephyr
General
1 30 (8.00%) Finance
2 12 (3.20%) Back Office
2 12 (3.20%) Banking
3 6 (1.60%) Law
3 6 (1.60%) Military
4 4 (1.07%) Legal
4 4 (1.07%) Retail
4 4 (1.07%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.80%) Electronics
5 3 (0.80%) Marketing
6 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Local Government
7 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (23.20%) Developer
2 42 (11.20%) .NET Developer
3 41 (10.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 35 (9.33%) Analyst
5 29 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 28 (7.47%) Applications Support
7 26 (6.93%) Architect
8 23 (6.13%) Support Analyst
9 21 (5.60%) Administrator
10 20 (5.33%) C# Developer
11 16 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (3.73%) Wintel Engineer
13 13 (3.47%) Consultant
13 13 (3.47%) Full Stack Developer
14 12 (3.20%) Applications Support Analyst
15 11 (2.93%) Support Engineer
16 10 (2.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 9 (2.40%) SharePoint Administrator
17 9 (2.40%) Technical Architect
17 9 (2.40%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (41.60%) .NET
2 59 (15.73%) ASP.NET
2 59 (15.73%) HTML
3 54 (14.40%) CSS
4 51 (13.60%) Web Services
5 47 (12.53%) XML
6 44 (11.73%) jQuery
7 38 (10.13%) .NET Framework
8 31 (8.27%) J2EE
9 27 (7.20%) Servlets
10 25 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 21 (5.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (4.53%) HTML5
12 17 (4.53%) LINQ
12 17 (4.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 17 (4.53%) WCF
13 15 (4.00%) SOAP
14 14 (3.73%) Entity Framework
14 14 (3.73%) Node.js
14 14 (3.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.33%) Management Information System
2 32 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (8.00%) PKI
4 28 (7.47%) Data Centre
5 15 (4.00%) Clustering
5 15 (4.00%) Public Cloud
6 13 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.40%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.13%) Driving Licence
8 8 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.60%) CESG
9 6 (1.60%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.33%) DataPower
10 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.33%) User Experience
11 4 (1.07%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.07%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.80%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.80%) NHS
12 3 (0.80%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 241 (64.27%) Windows
2 173 (46.13%) Windows Server
3 116 (30.93%) Linux
4 53 (14.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (11.73%) Unix
6 43 (11.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (9.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (6.13%) Solaris
10 11 (2.93%) Ubuntu
11 8 (2.13%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.87%) Android
12 7 (1.87%) SUSE
12 7 (1.87%) Windows 10
12 7 (1.87%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.33%) AIX
13 5 (1.33%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.33%) Check Point GAiA
13 5 (1.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 4 (1.07%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (18.13%) DevOps
2 65 (17.33%) ITIL
3 59 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (12.80%) MVC
7 41 (10.93%) Configuration Management
8 37 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 31 (8.27%) Change Management
9 31 (8.27%) Load Balancing
10 28 (7.47%) Open Source
11 26 (6.93%) High Availability
11 26 (6.93%) Migration
11 26 (6.93%) Service Management
12 24 (6.40%) Information Security
13 23 (6.13%) Computer Science
13 23 (6.13%) ITIL V3
14 22 (5.87%) Test Automation
15 21 (5.60%) Security Management
16 19 (5.07%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 131 (34.93%) SQL
2 104 (27.73%) PowerShell
3 89 (23.73%) C#
4 80 (21.33%) JavaScript
5 74 (19.73%) Java
6 38 (10.13%) T-SQL
7 17 (4.53%) Python
8 12 (3.20%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.67%) Ruby
9 10 (2.67%) VB.NET
9 10 (2.67%) VBScript
10 8 (2.13%) PHP
11 6 (1.60%) C++
12 5 (1.33%) R
13 4 (1.07%) C
13 4 (1.07%) Perl
14 3 (0.80%) Groovy
14 3 (0.80%) VB
15 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 77 (20.53%) Security Cleared
2 48 (12.80%) SC Cleared
3 43 (11.47%) Degree
4 37 (9.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 23 (6.13%) MCSE
7 14 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.93%) CISSP
8 11 (2.93%) IISP
9 9 (2.40%) CISM
9 9 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (2.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 8 (2.13%) CCSP
10 8 (2.13%) CISA
10 8 (2.13%) CLAS
10 8 (2.13%) CREST Certified
11 7 (1.87%) MCSA
12 6 (1.60%) MCDBA
12 6 (1.60%) MCITP
13 5 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.20%) QA
1 12 (3.20%) SLA
2 10 (2.67%) GDPR
3 9 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.13%) ISAE 3402
4 8 (2.13%) ISO 22301
4 8 (2.13%) ISO 31000
4 8 (2.13%) ISO 9001
4 8 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 8 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.80%) WCAG
6 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 136 (36.27%) Active Directory
2 79 (21.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (8.27%) vSphere
4 28 (7.47%) Hyper-V
5 26 (6.93%) Xen
6 22 (5.87%) Docker
7 14 (3.73%) ISA Server
8 8 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (2.13%) XenApp
9 7 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.87%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.07%) Dovecot
11 4 (1.07%) Postfix
11 4 (1.07%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.80%) UAG
13 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 39 (10.40%) Puppet
2 31 (8.27%) SCCM
3 28 (7.47%) SCOM
4 17 (4.53%) Nagios
5 16 (4.27%) Ansible
5 16 (4.27%) McAfee ePO
5 16 (4.27%) WSUS
6 15 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 15 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (3.20%) Kubernetes
8 10 (2.67%) Nessus
9 9 (2.40%) Terraform
10 8 (2.13%) NetBackup
10 8 (2.13%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 8 (2.13%) vCenter Server
11 7 (1.87%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.87%) HAProxy
12 5 (1.33%) AirWatch
12 5 (1.33%) BladeLogic
13 4 (1.07%) Grafana
Vendors
1 227 (60.53%) Microsoft
2 106 (28.27%) VMware
3 52 (13.87%) Oracle
4 51 (13.60%) Cisco
5 39 (10.40%) Citrix
5 39 (10.40%) Google
6 28 (7.47%) McAfee
7 26 (6.93%) IBM
7 26 (6.93%) Splunk
8 25 (6.67%) Red Hat
9 21 (5.60%) F5
10 17 (4.53%) HP
11 14 (3.73%) Trend Micro
12 13 (3.47%) SolarWinds
13 11 (2.93%) EMC
13 11 (2.93%) Nintex
14 10 (2.67%) Sitecore
14 10 (2.67%) Tripwire
15 8 (2.13%) Fortinet
15 8 (2.13%) Qualys