Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 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
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 321 307 249
Rank change year-on-year -14 -58 -50
Contract jobs citing IIS 799 851 996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.85% 1.04%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.86% 5.17% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 562 655
UK median daily rate £450 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% -1.33% +4.90%
10th Percentile £313 £261 £250
90th Percentile £625 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £340 £363
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.21% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 40 26
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -25.27% -33.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% -28.89% -24.37%

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 16,452 16,450 17,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.51% 16.51% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,620 10,980 11,128
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £622 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 402 399
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +2.21% -9.52%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.68 £47.50 £45.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.30 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.12% -3.53% -

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 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
England -10 754 £475 +26.67% 306
London +57 405 £525 +16.67% 86
UK excluding London -79 377 £425 +25.00% 242
South East -15 157 £425 +21.43% 57
North of England -27 69 £436 +39.60% 67
South West -31 63 £400 +6.67% 24
North West +10 51 £400 +23.08% 28
East of England +5 36 £425 +25.93% 29
Scotland -52 22 £421 +25.75% 8
Midlands -42 19 £350 +7.69% 43
West Midlands -45 12 £356 +9.62% 19
Yorkshire -26 10 £475 +52.00% 30
Wales -24 9 £325 -7.14% 13
North East -19 8 £450 +45.63% 9
East Midlands -9 7 £350 +7.69% 24
Northern Ireland - 2 £510 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 with a requirement for IIS.

1 451 (56.45%) Windows
2 401 (50.19%) Microsoft
3 390 (48.81%) .NET
4 318 (39.80%) SQL Server
5 283 (35.42%) SQL
6 277 (34.67%) Windows Server
7 238 (29.79%) PowerShell
8 232 (29.04%) DevOps
9 224 (28.04%) Linux
10 211 (26.41%) Active Directory
11 200 (25.03%) Apache
12 197 (24.66%) VMware
13 194 (24.28%) Amazon AWS
14 190 (23.78%) C#
15 184 (23.03%) Tomcat
16 174 (21.78%) Microsoft Azure
17 148 (18.52%) DNS
18 145 (18.15%) ITIL
19 142 (17.77%) VMware Infrastructure
20 140 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
21 133 (16.65%) Java
21 133 (16.65%) Jenkins
22 131 (16.40%) Continuous Integration
23 130 (16.27%) JavaScript
24 126 (15.77%) Firewall
25 123 (15.39%) Finance
26 116 (14.52%) SharePoint
27 112 (14.02%) Ansible
28 110 (13.77%) Splunk
29 107 (13.39%) Puppet

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
1 200 (25.03%) Apache
2 184 (23.03%) Tomcat
3 116 (14.52%) SharePoint
4 106 (13.27%) nginx
5 93 (11.64%) WebSphere
6 65 (8.14%) Jetty
6 65 (8.14%) Mongrel
7 43 (5.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 41 (5.13%) MS Exchange
9 27 (3.38%) SharePoint Server
10 23 (2.88%) CMS
11 21 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
11 21 (2.63%) Confluence
12 18 (2.25%) JBoss
13 17 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
14 15 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
14 15 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
14 15 (1.88%) Skype for Business
15 9 (1.13%) WebLogic
16 8 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 68 (8.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (5.63%) Microsoft Project
3 35 (4.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.75%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.13%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.25%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.25%) nopCommerce
5 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.13%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 194 (24.28%) Amazon AWS
2 174 (21.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (13.02%) Amazon EC2
4 67 (8.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 66 (8.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 60 (7.51%) Office 365
7 53 (6.63%) Google App Engine
8 46 (5.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 41 (5.13%) IaaS
10 37 (4.63%) PaaS
11 30 (3.75%) SaaS
12 25 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (2.25%) Datadog
14 15 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
14 15 (1.88%) OpenShift
15 11 (1.38%) Sumo Logic
16 10 (1.25%) Akamai
17 9 (1.13%) Amazon S3
18 8 (1.00%) Serverless
19 7 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 148 (18.52%) DNS
2 126 (15.77%) Firewall
3 107 (13.39%) SSL
4 99 (12.39%) DHCP
5 97 (12.14%) TCP/IP
6 90 (11.26%) HTTP
7 80 (10.01%) Internet
8 59 (7.38%) FTP
8 59 (7.38%) IPsec
9 38 (4.76%) VPN
10 36 (4.51%) DMZ
11 34 (4.26%) SAN
12 30 (3.75%) Kerberos
13 23 (2.88%) BIG-IP
14 22 (2.75%) LAN
15 20 (2.50%) WAN
16 16 (2.00%) Network Security
17 9 (1.13%) NFC
17 9 (1.13%) Skype
17 9 (1.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (39.80%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
3 32 (4.01%) Relational Database
4 28 (3.50%) MySQL
5 27 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (3.25%) SQL Server 2016
7 25 (3.13%) Oracle Database
8 24 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 24 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
13 13 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
14 12 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
16 10 (1.25%) RDBMS
17 9 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
17 9 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 133 (16.65%) Jenkins
2 97 (12.14%) TeamCity
3 77 (9.64%) Git (software)
4 72 (9.01%) JIRA
5 63 (7.88%) Visual Studio
6 61 (7.63%) Travis CI
7 57 (7.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 42 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 21 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 21 (2.63%) Maven
9 21 (2.63%) MSBuild
10 20 (2.50%) IBM UrbanCode
11 19 (2.38%) Selenium
12 17 (2.13%) Artifactory
12 17 (2.13%) Bitbucket
12 17 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (1.88%) Cucumber
13 15 (1.88%) Vagrant
13 15 (1.88%) Zephyr
14 14 (1.75%) Ant
General
1 123 (15.39%) Finance
2 81 (10.14%) Banking
3 22 (2.75%) Investment Banking
4 20 (2.50%) Back Office
5 16 (2.00%) Front Office
5 16 (2.00%) Law
6 14 (1.75%) Retail
7 13 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.50%) Legal
9 9 (1.13%) Marketing
10 8 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.88%) Electronics
12 4 (0.50%) Military
13 3 (0.38%) Advertising
13 3 (0.38%) Local Government
13 3 (0.38%) Publishing
14 2 (0.25%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.25%) French Language
14 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 176 (22.03%) Developer
2 145 (18.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 92 (11.51%) .NET Developer
4 60 (7.51%) Analyst
5 59 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 57 (7.13%) AWS Engineer
7 56 (7.01%) C# Developer
8 47 (5.88%) Administrator
8 47 (5.88%) Applications Support
9 45 (5.63%) AWS DevOps
10 43 (5.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 42 (5.26%) Architect
12 41 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
12 41 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
13 40 (5.01%) Support Analyst
14 35 (4.38%) C# .NET Developer
15 32 (4.01%) Windows Engineer
16 27 (3.38%) Applications Support Analyst
16 27 (3.38%) Azure Engineer
17 25 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (48.81%) .NET
2 99 (12.39%) Web Services
3 91 (11.39%) ASP.NET
4 82 (10.26%) HTML
5 77 (9.64%) .NET Framework
6 71 (8.89%) CSS
7 65 (8.14%) Servlets
8 60 (7.51%) J2EE
9 55 (6.88%) jQuery
9 55 (6.88%) Middleware
10 54 (6.76%) XML
11 51 (6.38%) REST
11 51 (6.38%) WCF
12 42 (5.26%) JSON
13 40 (5.01%) AngularJS
13 40 (5.01%) SailPoint
14 37 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web API
15 35 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC
16 33 (4.13%) Entity Framework
17 30 (3.75%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.76%) Data Centre
3 42 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 42 (5.26%) PKI
4 30 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (3.63%) Clustering
6 27 (3.38%) Public Cloud
7 19 (2.38%) Fintech
8 14 (1.75%) Fixed Income
8 14 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.63%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.50%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.13%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.13%) User Experience
12 7 (0.88%) CESG
12 7 (0.88%) NHS
12 7 (0.88%) Online Banking
13 6 (0.75%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.63%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 451 (56.45%) Windows
2 277 (34.67%) Windows Server
3 224 (28.04%) Linux
4 106 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 80 (10.01%) Unix
6 67 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (5.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (4.63%) Ubuntu
9 26 (3.25%) Solaris
10 18 (2.25%) CentOS
11 16 (2.00%) Android
12 15 (1.88%) Windows 10
13 14 (1.75%) Windows 7
14 13 (1.63%) Debian
14 13 (1.63%) Fedora
15 12 (1.50%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.88%) SUSE
17 5 (0.63%) VMS
18 4 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (29.04%) DevOps
2 145 (18.15%) ITIL
3 140 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (16.40%) Continuous Integration
5 85 (10.64%) Configuration Management
6 82 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
7 74 (9.26%) Change Management
7 74 (9.26%) MVC
8 67 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 58 (7.26%) Project Management
10 57 (7.13%) Load Balancing
11 54 (6.76%) Open Source
12 53 (6.63%) Problem Management
13 51 (6.38%) Build Automation
13 51 (6.38%) Quality Management
14 48 (6.01%) Migration
15 47 (5.88%) Identity Management
15 47 (5.88%) Scrum
15 47 (5.88%) TDD
16 44 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 283 (35.42%) SQL
2 238 (29.79%) PowerShell
3 190 (23.78%) C#
4 133 (16.65%) Java
5 130 (16.27%) JavaScript
6 95 (11.89%) Python
7 63 (7.88%) T-SQL
8 49 (6.13%) Bash Shell
9 33 (4.13%) VB
10 32 (4.01%) VB.NET
11 31 (3.88%) Ruby
12 26 (3.25%) Perl
12 26 (3.25%) TypeScript
13 22 (2.75%) PL/SQL
13 22 (2.75%) VBA
14 19 (2.38%) PHP
15 18 (2.25%) Go
16 10 (1.25%) VBScript
17 6 (0.75%) C++
18 4 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 84 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 65 (8.14%) Degree
3 57 (7.13%) SC Cleared
4 46 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (4.13%) DV Cleared
6 21 (2.63%) MCSE
7 17 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (2.00%) IISP
9 15 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.75%) CISSP
11 13 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.38%) CISM
13 10 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 9 (1.13%) CCSP
14 9 (1.13%) CISA
14 9 (1.13%) CLAS
14 9 (1.13%) CREST Certified
15 7 (0.88%) MCITP
15 7 (0.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.13%) QA
2 14 (1.75%) GDPR
3 12 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.25%) SLA
6 9 (1.13%) ISAE 3402
6 9 (1.13%) ISO 22301
6 9 (1.13%) ISO 31000
6 9 (1.13%) ISO 9001
6 9 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 9 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.50%) WCAG
9 1 (0.13%) COBIT
9 1 (0.13%) COSO
9 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 211 (26.41%) Active Directory
2 142 (17.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (7.13%) Docker
4 52 (6.51%) Xen
5 50 (6.26%) Hyper-V
6 39 (4.88%) vSphere
7 26 (3.25%) XenApp
8 15 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.75%) ISA Server
9 14 (1.75%) NFS
10 13 (1.63%) VirtualBox
11 11 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.38%) XenDesktop
12 10 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.75%) KVM
15 6 (0.75%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 112 (14.02%) Ansible
2 107 (13.39%) Puppet
3 50 (6.26%) Nagios
4 49 (6.13%) Single Sign-On
5 43 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (5.38%) Terraform
6 39 (4.88%) Kubernetes
7 38 (4.76%) SCCM
8 33 (4.13%) SCOM
9 22 (2.75%) ITRS Geneos
10 19 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
10 19 (2.38%) Packer
11 18 (2.25%) Nessus
12 16 (2.00%) BladeLogic
13 15 (1.88%) Microsoft Clustering
14 13 (1.63%) CA Single Sign-On
14 13 (1.63%) Kibana
14 13 (1.63%) logstash
14 13 (1.63%) Rancher
14 13 (1.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 401 (50.19%) Microsoft
2 197 (24.66%) VMware
3 110 (13.77%) Splunk
4 107 (13.39%) Oracle
5 86 (10.76%) Citrix
6 70 (8.76%) Google
7 55 (6.88%) Cisco
8 45 (5.63%) ServiceNow
9 44 (5.51%) F5
10 41 (5.13%) Red Hat
11 37 (4.63%) New Relic
12 34 (4.26%) AppDynamics
13 30 (3.75%) McAfee
14 29 (3.63%) Dynatrace
15 20 (2.50%) IBM
16 18 (2.25%) BMC
16 18 (2.25%) CA
16 18 (2.25%) HP
16 18 (2.25%) NetApp
17 16 (2.00%) Axway