Period
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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 3 July 2022 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
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 555 483 355
Rank change year-on-year -72 -128 0
Contract jobs citing IIS 320 264 254
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.40% 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.05% 3.13% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 182 168
10th Percentile £305 £263 £303
25th Percentile £363 £379 £383
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £465 £465
Median % change year-on-year +7.53% -0.05% +9.47%
75th Percentile £613 £550 £538
90th Percentile £685 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £444
% change year-on-year -3.03% -7.04% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
10th Percentile £47.25 £12.20 £13.40
25th Percentile £48.75 £12.50 £23.72
Median hourly rate £52.50 £21.25 £39.50
Median % change year-on-year +147.06% -46.20% +229.17%
75th Percentile £56.25 £35.00 £49.08
90th Percentile £57.75 - £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £13.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +303.85% -56.95% +151.67%

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 10,502 8,447 5,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.80% 12.73% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,217 5,694 3,818
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
25th Percentile £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +0.53%
75th Percentile £630 £575 £550
90th Percentile £733 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 164 128
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £12.63
25th Percentile £17.03 £16.14 £15.98
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.71 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +47.60% +18.56% +0.30%
75th Percentile £65.32 £51.00 £33.19
90th Percentile £77.50 £65.54 £52.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £19.44
% change year-on-year +2.81% +12.58% +11.09%

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IIS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IIS in the UK

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IIS.

Daily rate trend for IIS in the UK

IIS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IIS over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for IIS in the UK

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IIS.

Hourly rate trend for IIS in the UK

IIS
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -17 282 £495 +4.21% 111
Work from Home -97 156 £461 -0.81% 47
London -45 149 £535 +7.00% 37
UK excluding London -16 112 £400 -3.03% 83
South East -8 48 £400 -4.48% 24
Midlands -24 23 £363 -3.33% 10
North of England -50 17 £513 +24.24% 27
East Midlands +3 14 £350 -6.67% 4
East of England -12 13 £469 +9.07% 7
North West -29 12 £538 +30.30% 16
West Midlands -35 9 £375 -22.08% 6
South West -8 7 £525 +53.28% 5
Yorkshire -43 3 £356 -22.95% 11
Wales -8 2 £475 +58.33% 3
Scotland -16 2 £475 - 4
North East - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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 with a requirement for IIS.

1 166 (51.88%) Windows
2 143 (44.69%) Azure
3 139 (43.44%) SQL Server
4 132 (41.25%) Microsoft
5 131 (40.94%) Active Directory
6 116 (36.25%) PowerShell
7 109 (34.06%) SQL
8 88 (27.50%) VMware
9 86 (26.88%) DevOps
10 83 (25.94%) Windows Server
11 82 (25.63%) Finance
12 79 (24.69%) Social Skills
13 75 (23.44%) .NET
13 75 (23.44%) Agile
14 73 (22.81%) Linux
15 72 (22.50%) Migration
16 64 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
17 63 (19.69%) AWS
18 62 (19.38%) Tomcat
19 60 (18.75%) HTML
19 60 (18.75%) CI/CD
20 57 (17.81%) JavaScript
21 55 (17.19%) DNS
22 52 (16.25%) Apache
23 51 (15.94%) Oracle
24 48 (15.00%) Terraform
25 47 (14.69%) ITIL
26 46 (14.38%) Citrix
26 46 (14.38%) Security Cleared
27 42 (13.13%) SC Cleared

IIS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 62 (19.38%) Tomcat
2 52 (16.25%) Apache
3 21 (6.56%) Confluence
4 20 (6.25%) JBoss
4 20 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 19 (5.94%) WebSphere
6 16 (5.00%) WebLogic
7 12 (3.75%) nginx
8 10 (3.13%) MS Exchange
8 10 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (2.19%) CMS
10 6 (1.88%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (1.88%) Red Hat Fuse
11 5 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.25%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.94%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 14 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.81%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.63%) ResourceLink
1 2 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
1 2 (0.63%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.31%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.31%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 143 (44.69%) Azure
2 63 (19.69%) AWS
3 40 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
4 34 (10.63%) PaaS
5 26 (8.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (8.13%) IaaS
6 25 (7.81%) Azure DevOps
7 21 (6.56%) Serverless
8 20 (6.25%) OpenShift
8 20 (6.25%) Power Platform
9 18 (5.63%) GitHub
10 15 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (4.38%) GCP
12 12 (3.75%) Azure Monitor
13 11 (3.44%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (1.88%) Amazon S3
15 6 (1.88%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 6 (1.88%) Datadog
15 6 (1.88%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 55 (17.19%) DNS
2 30 (9.38%) DHCP
3 29 (9.06%) SSL
4 25 (7.81%) Firewall
5 23 (7.19%) HTTP
6 18 (5.63%) TCP/IP
7 14 (4.38%) Internet
7 14 (4.38%) WAN
8 12 (3.75%) VPN
9 11 (3.44%) SAN
10 10 (3.13%) DMZ
11 7 (2.19%) LAN
12 6 (1.88%) HTTPS
12 6 (1.88%) Network Security
13 5 (1.56%) Intranet
13 5 (1.56%) VoIP
14 4 (1.25%) FTP
14 4 (1.25%) iSCSI
14 4 (1.25%) NAS
14 4 (1.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (43.44%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.63%) Power BI
3 16 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.75%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.44%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (3.44%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.50%) IBM InfoSphere
7 8 (2.50%) MySQL
7 8 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 37 (11.56%) Jenkins
1 37 (11.56%) JIRA
2 35 (10.94%) Git (software)
3 32 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (7.81%) Visual Studio
5 19 (5.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 14 (4.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (4.06%) TeamCity
8 12 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (3.75%) GitLab
8 12 (3.75%) SonarQube
9 11 (3.44%) Selenium
10 10 (3.13%) Cucumber
11 9 (2.81%) Artifactory
11 9 (2.81%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.88%) Robot Framework
12 6 (1.88%) Zephyr
13 5 (1.56%) Bitbucket Server
13 5 (1.56%) Maven
General
1 82 (25.63%) Finance
2 79 (24.69%) Social Skills
3 22 (6.88%) Banking
4 18 (5.63%) Public Sector
5 12 (3.75%) Legal
6 6 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.88%) Back Office
6 6 (1.88%) Front Office
7 5 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.56%) Marketing
7 5 (1.56%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (1.25%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.94%) Local Government
10 2 (0.63%) Electronics
10 2 (0.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 2 (0.63%) Law
10 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (15.94%) Developer
2 40 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 29 (9.06%) Architect
4 19 (5.94%) .NET Developer
5 18 (5.63%) DBA
5 18 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (5.63%) Systems Engineer
6 17 (5.31%) Analyst
6 17 (5.31%) C# Developer
6 17 (5.31%) SQL DBA
7 16 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
7 16 (5.00%) Server Engineer
7 16 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
8 12 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (3.44%) Applications Engineer
9 11 (3.44%) SQL Developer
10 10 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
10 10 (3.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (23.44%) .NET
2 60 (18.75%) HTML
3 33 (10.31%) CSS
4 32 (10.00%) JSON
5 29 (9.06%) REST
6 26 (8.13%) Middleware
7 25 (7.81%) Web Services
8 21 (6.56%) XML
9 20 (6.25%) jQuery
10 17 (5.31%) ASP.NET
11 16 (5.00%) .NET Framework
11 16 (5.00%) AngularJS
11 16 (5.00%) LDAP
11 16 (5.00%) SOAP
12 13 (4.06%) WCF
13 12 (3.75%) XSLT
14 10 (3.13%) HTML5
14 10 (3.13%) Node.js
15 9 (2.81%) RESTful
16 8 (2.50%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.75%) Clustering
2 21 (6.56%) PKI
3 16 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.75%) Cloud Native
5 10 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.81%) NHS
7 8 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.50%) User Experience
8 7 (2.19%) DataPower
8 7 (2.19%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.88%) CESG
9 6 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.88%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.56%) CMDB
10 5 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.25%) Reference Data
11 4 (1.25%) Replication
12 3 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 166 (51.88%) Windows
2 83 (25.94%) Windows Server
3 73 (22.81%) Linux
4 32 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (9.06%) Unix
6 23 (7.19%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (6.25%) Windows Server 2019
8 17 (5.31%) Windows 10
9 15 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (2.50%) VMS
12 7 (2.19%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.88%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.94%) Solaris
15 2 (0.63%) zOS
16 1 (0.31%) Android
16 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (26.88%) DevOps
2 75 (23.44%) Agile
3 72 (22.50%) Migration
4 60 (18.75%) CI/CD
5 47 (14.69%) ITIL
6 27 (8.44%) Change Management
6 27 (8.44%) Microservices
6 27 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 24 (7.50%) MVC
8 23 (7.19%) Configuration Management
9 19 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (5.94%) Scrum
10 18 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (5.63%) Deployment Automation
10 18 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (5.31%) Change Control
11 17 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.31%) Kanban
11 17 (5.31%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 116 (36.25%) PowerShell
2 109 (34.06%) SQL
3 57 (17.81%) JavaScript
4 41 (12.81%) C#
4 41 (12.81%) Java
5 35 (10.94%) Python
6 27 (8.44%) Bash
7 17 (5.31%) T-SQL
8 13 (4.06%) Perl
9 11 (3.44%) Ruby
10 9 (2.81%) C
10 9 (2.81%) VB
10 9 (2.81%) VB.NET
11 7 (2.19%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.88%) Groovy
12 6 (1.88%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.88%) VBScript
13 4 (1.25%) C++
13 4 (1.25%) PHP
13 4 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (14.38%) Security Cleared
2 42 (13.13%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.50%) Degree
4 22 (6.88%) DV Cleared
5 21 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (3.13%) MCSA
7 7 (2.19%) IISP
8 6 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.56%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (1.56%) CISSP
9 5 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.56%) MCITP
9 5 (1.56%) MCSE
10 4 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.94%) CCA
11 3 (0.94%) CCAA
11 3 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.94%) MCAD
11 3 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.56%) SLA
2 19 (5.94%) QA
3 5 (1.56%) Accessibility
3 5 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.94%) GDPR
5 3 (0.94%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.31%) NCSC
6 1 (0.31%) NIST
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 131 (40.94%) Active Directory
2 64 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (10.31%) Docker
4 23 (7.19%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (5.31%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (3.75%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.75%) XenApp
7 11 (3.44%) vSphere
8 8 (2.50%) Firmware
9 7 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (1.56%) BitLocker
10 5 (1.56%) NFS
11 4 (1.25%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.31%) Varnish
14 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 48 (15.00%) Terraform
2 38 (11.88%) Ansible
3 36 (11.25%) Single Sign-On
4 32 (10.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 31 (9.69%) Kubernetes
6 28 (8.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 26 (8.13%) Puppet
8 22 (6.88%) SCCM
9 16 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (4.38%) WSUS
11 9 (2.81%) vCenter Server
12 8 (2.50%) SCOM
13 7 (2.19%) Grafana
14 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (1.88%) NetBackup
14 6 (1.88%) Netcool
15 5 (1.56%) Consul
16 4 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
16 4 (1.25%) Kibana
16 4 (1.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 132 (41.25%) Microsoft
2 88 (27.50%) VMware
3 51 (15.94%) Oracle
4 46 (14.38%) Citrix
5 36 (11.25%) Red Hat
6 23 (7.19%) Splunk
7 21 (6.56%) Cisco
8 19 (5.94%) Google
9 15 (4.69%) IBM
10 14 (4.38%) ServiceNow
11 11 (3.44%) Informatica
12 9 (2.81%) New Relic
13 8 (2.50%) Dell
13 8 (2.50%) HP
13 8 (2.50%) Nintex
13 8 (2.50%) Palo Alto
14 7 (2.19%) F5
15 6 (1.88%) AppDynamics
15 6 (1.88%) CrowdStrike
15 6 (1.88%) Zscaler