Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 293 230 189
Rank change year-on-year -63 -41 -7
Contract jobs citing IIS 859 1197 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 1.13% 1.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.18% 6.06% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 794 1017
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +1.39% -4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £227 £260
90th Percentile £575 £538 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 32 24
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.18% -6.78% -1.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.28 £20.36
90th Percentile £40.00 £34.95 £45.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -48.15% -1.82% -8.33%

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 16591 19745 20397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.70% 18.59% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10853 12898 12857
UK median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 514 629
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% +8.57%

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IIS in the UK

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IIS in the UK

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IIS over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IIS in the UK

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IIS in the UK

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IIS over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 October 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
England -68 771 £375 - 127
UK excluding London -26 515 £350 - 87
London -61 331 £450 +10.91% 44
South East +7 191 £355 +1.43% 33
North of England -51 82 £335 +1.52% 19
Scotland +38 65 £375 +13.64% 2
South West -16 62 £363 +11.54% 7
Midlands +37 54 £320 -3.03% 13
East of England -57 46 £360 -7.10% 11
Yorkshire -4 37 £338 -13.46% 6
East Midlands +26 34 £288 -4.17% 6
North West 0 34 £325 - 12
West Midlands +7 20 £350 +4.48% 6
Wales +12 11 £328 -6.43% 2
North East -22 11 £388 +28.10% 1
Northern Ireland -45 5 £390 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 with a requirement for IIS.

1 539 (62.75%) Windows
2 397 (46.22%) SQL Server
3 389 (45.29%) Microsoft
4 360 (41.91%) .NET
5 350 (40.75%) SQL
6 299 (34.81%) Windows Server
7 232 (27.01%) PowerShell
8 228 (26.54%) C#
9 226 (26.31%) Linux
10 207 (24.10%) Active Directory
11 192 (22.35%) VMware
12 183 (21.30%) JavaScript
13 181 (21.07%) HTML
14 171 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
15 166 (19.32%) Finance
16 161 (18.74%) ITIL
17 160 (18.63%) DNS
18 158 (18.39%) DevOps
19 148 (17.23%) Windows Server 2012
20 145 (16.88%) CSS
21 140 (16.30%) Web Services
22 139 (16.18%) Firewall
22 139 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
23 134 (15.60%) Java
23 134 (15.60%) Apache
24 133 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
25 129 (15.02%) XML
26 128 (14.90%) ASP.NET
27 127 (14.78%) MVC
28 126 (14.67%) Amazon AWS

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
1 134 (15.60%) Apache
2 121 (14.09%) SharePoint
3 102 (11.87%) Tomcat
4 62 (7.22%) JBoss
5 59 (6.87%) CMS
6 57 (6.64%) MS Exchange
7 56 (6.52%) WebSphere
8 44 (5.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 43 (5.01%) nginx
10 35 (4.07%) SharePoint Server
11 30 (3.49%) Sitecore CMS
12 29 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
13 25 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
14 24 (2.79%) WebLogic
15 21 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
16 19 (2.21%) WildFly
17 16 (1.86%) Jetty
17 16 (1.86%) Mongrel
17 16 (1.86%) WebSphere Application Server
18 15 (1.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 50 (5.82%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.81%) SmartSuite
6 5 (0.58%) Quicktime
7 3 (0.35%) Stata
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.81%) KANA IQ
3 6 (0.70%) Dynamics GP
3 6 (0.70%) SunGard GMI
3 6 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.23%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) FRx
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.12%) Relativity
6 1 (0.12%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 139 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 126 (14.67%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (6.29%) Office 365
4 42 (4.89%) PaaS
5 40 (4.66%) IaaS
6 23 (2.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (1.86%) GitHub
8 16 (1.86%) Google App Engine
9 11 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.16%) SaaS
11 8 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.81%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.70%) Akamai
14 5 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.58%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.58%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 160 (18.63%) DNS
2 139 (16.18%) Firewall
3 104 (12.11%) TCP/IP
4 95 (11.06%) DHCP
5 79 (9.20%) SAN
6 71 (8.27%) Internet
7 65 (7.57%) SSL
8 52 (6.05%) HTTP
9 44 (5.12%) LAN
10 43 (5.01%) WAN
11 38 (4.42%) VPN
12 37 (4.31%) LDAP
13 33 (3.84%) NAS
14 32 (3.73%) VLAN
15 30 (3.49%) FTP
16 29 (3.38%) Network Security
17 24 (2.79%) IPsec
18 20 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
18 20 (2.33%) SSH
19 19 (2.21%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (46.22%) SQL Server
2 69 (8.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 35 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (3.84%) SQL Server 2014
4 33 (3.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (3.61%) MySQL
6 29 (3.38%) NoSQL
6 29 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (2.79%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.21%) MongoDB
9 17 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
10 16 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.75%) Oracle Database
12 14 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.28%) DB2
13 11 (1.28%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.28%) InterSystems Cache
13 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (0.81%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 89 (10.36%) Git (software)
2 74 (8.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 74 (8.61%) Visual Studio
3 57 (6.64%) Jenkins
4 48 (5.59%) TeamCity
5 42 (4.89%) JIRA
6 33 (3.84%) Subversion
7 32 (3.73%) Octopus Deploy
8 30 (3.49%) MSBuild
9 29 (3.38%) Maven
10 26 (3.03%) ReSharper
11 17 (1.98%) Ant
12 16 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (1.63%) Travis CI
14 13 (1.51%) Bitbucket
14 13 (1.51%) NuGet
14 13 (1.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 11 (1.28%) gulp
15 11 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
16 10 (1.16%) Artifactory
General
1 166 (19.32%) Finance
2 80 (9.31%) Banking
3 30 (3.49%) Front Office
4 27 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.21%) Publishing
6 17 (1.98%) Marketing
7 16 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.51%) Legal
9 12 (1.40%) Back Office
10 11 (1.28%) Retail
11 8 (0.93%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.70%) Private Banking
13 5 (0.58%) Electronics
13 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.47%) Advertising
14 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.35%) Billing
15 3 (0.35%) French Language
16 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 207 (24.10%) Developer
2 99 (11.53%) .NET Developer
3 98 (11.41%) Analyst
4 83 (9.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 72 (8.38%) C# Developer
6 70 (8.15%) Applications Support
7 50 (5.82%) Architect
7 50 (5.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 43 (5.01%) Support Analyst
9 41 (4.77%) Consultant
10 38 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 37 (4.31%) Administrator
11 37 (4.31%) Windows Engineer
12 36 (4.19%) Support Engineer
13 33 (3.84%) AWS Engineer
14 31 (3.61%) Applications Support Analyst
15 27 (3.14%) PowerShell Engineer
16 26 (3.03%) AWS DevOps
17 24 (2.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 24 (2.79%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (41.91%) .NET
2 181 (21.07%) HTML
3 145 (16.88%) CSS
4 140 (16.30%) Web Services
5 129 (15.02%) XML
6 128 (14.90%) ASP.NET
7 103 (11.99%) jQuery
8 94 (10.94%) .NET Framework
9 66 (7.68%) SOAP
10 64 (7.45%) AngularJS
11 58 (6.75%) Middleware
12 57 (6.64%) RESTful
13 56 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
14 52 (6.05%) Ajax
15 51 (5.94%) LINQ
16 46 (5.36%) HTML5
16 46 (5.36%) REST
17 43 (5.01%) JSON
18 42 (4.89%) ASP.NET Web API
19 38 (4.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.66%) Data Centre
3 35 (4.07%) Client/Server
3 35 (4.07%) Computer Science
4 26 (3.03%) PKI
5 24 (2.79%) Clustering
5 24 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.44%) Virtual Team
7 16 (1.86%) Data Structures
8 15 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.51%) DataPower
9 13 (1.51%) Fintech
10 12 (1.40%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.40%) N-Tier
10 12 (1.40%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.28%) User Experience
12 10 (1.16%) Blackberry
12 10 (1.16%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 539 (62.75%) Windows
2 299 (34.81%) Windows Server
3 226 (26.31%) Linux
4 148 (17.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 125 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 123 (14.32%) Unix
7 100 (11.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 69 (8.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (4.07%) Windows 7
10 20 (2.33%) Solaris
11 14 (1.63%) Windows 10
12 11 (1.28%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.05%) CentOS
13 9 (1.05%) Debian
13 9 (1.05%) SUSE
13 9 (1.05%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.93%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.93%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.81%) VMS
16 6 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (18.74%) ITIL
3 158 (18.39%) DevOps
4 127 (14.78%) MVC
5 79 (9.20%) Migration
6 72 (8.38%) Configuration Management
7 65 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (7.57%) Project Management
8 57 (6.64%) Web Development
9 52 (6.05%) Load Balancing
9 52 (6.05%) TDD
10 50 (5.82%) E-Commerce
10 50 (5.82%) Problem Management
11 45 (5.24%) Open Source
11 45 (5.24%) Scrum
12 43 (5.01%) Change Management
13 42 (4.89%) Workflow
14 41 (4.77%) SDLC
14 41 (4.77%) Task Automation
15 35 (4.07%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 350 (40.75%) SQL
2 232 (27.01%) PowerShell
3 228 (26.54%) C#
4 183 (21.30%) JavaScript
5 134 (15.60%) Java
6 86 (10.01%) Python
7 66 (7.68%) T-SQL
8 61 (7.10%) Perl
9 35 (4.07%) VBScript
10 24 (2.79%) Ruby
11 20 (2.33%) Bash Shell
11 20 (2.33%) PHP
11 20 (2.33%) VB
12 19 (2.21%) C++
13 16 (1.86%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.86%) VB.NET
14 11 (1.28%) C
15 8 (0.93%) GraphQL
15 8 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.58%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 86 (10.01%) Security Cleared
2 66 (7.68%) SC Cleared
3 64 (7.45%) Degree
4 58 (6.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (5.01%) MCSE
6 28 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (2.21%) CCNA
8 18 (2.10%) DV Cleared
8 18 (2.10%) IISP
9 17 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (1.75%) CISSP
11 11 (1.28%) CCNP
11 11 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (1.05%) MCITP
13 7 (0.81%) CCIE
13 7 (0.81%) CISM
14 6 (0.70%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.79%) SLA
2 14 (1.63%) PCI DSS
2 14 (1.63%) QA
3 11 (1.28%) HL7
4 10 (1.16%) MiFID
5 9 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.58%) COBIT
6 5 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.23%) GCP
9 2 (0.23%) PMO
10 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.12%) EMIR
10 1 (0.12%) GDPR
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 207 (24.10%) Active Directory
2 133 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (6.17%) Hyper-V
4 45 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (4.19%) vSphere
6 24 (2.79%) Docker
6 24 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (1.98%) Xen
8 15 (1.75%) XenApp
9 14 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (1.40%) ISA Server
11 11 (1.28%) BitLocker
12 10 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.58%) UAG
15 4 (0.47%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.47%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.47%) XenServer
16 3 (0.35%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 73 (8.50%) Puppet
2 70 (8.15%) SCCM
3 55 (6.40%) Ansible
4 49 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (4.31%) SCOM
6 25 (2.91%) WSUS
7 19 (2.21%) Terraform
8 17 (1.98%) ITRS Geneos
8 17 (1.98%) NetBackup
9 15 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (1.63%) Nagios
11 12 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
12 11 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (1.16%) AirWatch
13 10 (1.16%) IBM BigFix
13 10 (1.16%) vCenter Server
14 9 (1.05%) Kubernetes
15 8 (0.93%) ZABBIX
16 7 (0.81%) CA Single Sign-On
16 7 (0.81%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 389 (45.29%) Microsoft
2 192 (22.35%) VMware
3 117 (13.62%) Oracle
4 91 (10.59%) Citrix
5 76 (8.85%) HP
6 61 (7.10%) Cisco
7 44 (5.12%) Red Hat
8 41 (4.77%) IBM
9 36 (4.19%) Google
10 34 (3.96%) ServiceNow
11 33 (3.84%) F5
11 33 (3.84%) Sitecore
11 33 (3.84%) Symantec
12 32 (3.73%) McAfee
13 29 (3.38%) AppDynamics
14 25 (2.91%) Splunk
15 23 (2.68%) Dell
15 23 (2.68%) NetApp
16 20 (2.33%) CheckPoint
16 20 (2.33%) Juniper