Period
to 21 July 2018

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 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 323 286 226
Rank change year-on-year -37 -60 -56
Contract jobs citing IIS 817 858 1,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.89% 1.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.73% 5.28% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 538 823
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -
10th Percentile £258 £280 £255
90th Percentile £576 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £371 £338
% change year-on-year +4.38% +10.00% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 25
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £15.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -41.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.38 £10.80 £11.80
90th Percentile £43.45 £50.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +128.57% -35.19% +13.68%

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 17,276 16,251 19,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.58% 16.94% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,359 10,490 12,822
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +8.39%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 393 470
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £45.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £20.45
% change year-on-year +2.63% -7.07% +10.51%

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IIS in the UK

IIS
Top 15 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 July 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
England -35 751 £425 +6.25% 259
UK excluding London -15 505 £388 +4.38% 192
London -54 309 £485 +7.78% 83
South East -16 173 £398 +8.31% 68
North of England +7 100 £333 -2.92% 54
South West -1 75 £375 -11.76% 12
Midlands -5 58 £365 +17.74% 30
North West +2 51 £350 - 30
Scotland -56 51 £421 +12.33% 10
North East +21 36 £323 +7.67% 2
East of England -9 36 £450 +23.71% 12
West Midlands -11 32 £431 +32.69% 11
East Midlands -8 25 £350 +16.67% 19
Yorkshire -30 13 £550 +60.58% 22
Wales -6 12 £338 -20.59% 3

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

1 533 (65.24%) Windows
2 416 (50.92%) Microsoft
3 399 (48.84%) SQL Server
4 346 (42.35%) Windows Server
5 343 (41.98%) SQL
6 327 (40.02%) .NET
7 260 (31.82%) Active Directory
8 244 (29.87%) VMware
9 241 (29.50%) C#
10 227 (27.78%) PowerShell
11 195 (23.87%) JavaScript
12 190 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
13 178 (21.79%) Linux
14 175 (21.42%) Agile Software Development
15 174 (21.30%) DNS
16 154 (18.85%) Finance
17 145 (17.75%) Security Cleared
17 145 (17.75%) Windows Server 2008
18 139 (17.01%) DevOps
19 137 (16.77%) ASP.NET
20 136 (16.65%) Windows Server 2012
21 135 (16.52%) ITIL
22 134 (16.40%) CSS
23 132 (16.16%) Citrix
24 130 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
25 129 (15.79%) jQuery
26 126 (15.42%) HTML
26 126 (15.42%) Apache
27 125 (15.30%) MVC
28 123 (15.06%) SAN

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
1 126 (15.42%) Apache
2 111 (13.59%) SharePoint
3 79 (9.67%) Tomcat
4 56 (6.85%) SharePoint Server
5 54 (6.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 50 (6.12%) WebSphere
7 40 (4.90%) MS Exchange
7 40 (4.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 37 (4.53%) nginx
9 32 (3.92%) CMS
10 31 (3.79%) BizTalk Server
11 28 (3.43%) JBoss
12 24 (2.94%) Skype for Business
13 23 (2.82%) Jetty
13 23 (2.82%) Mongrel
14 22 (2.69%) Umbraco
15 17 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
16 15 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (1.84%) WebLogic
17 11 (1.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 59 (7.22%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (3.92%) InfoPath
4 17 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.98%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.49%) Windchill
9 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.12%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.12%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 11 (1.35%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.24%) Concordance
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.24%) Relativity
4 2 (0.24%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.12%) Servitor
5 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 130 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (9.55%) Office 365
4 37 (4.53%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
5 32 (3.92%) IaaS
6 26 (3.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 21 (2.57%) Google App Engine
8 19 (2.33%) NuGet
9 18 (2.20%) PaaS
10 14 (1.71%) SaaS
11 13 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.98%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.86%) GitHub
15 6 (0.73%) Rackspace Cloud
15 6 (0.73%) Sumo Logic
15 6 (0.73%) Trello
16 4 (0.49%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 174 (21.30%) DNS
2 123 (15.06%) SAN
3 112 (13.71%) DHCP
4 104 (12.73%) Firewall
5 95 (11.63%) TCP/IP
6 68 (8.32%) HTTP
7 62 (7.59%) Internet
8 55 (6.73%) LAN
9 50 (6.12%) SSL
10 49 (6.00%) WAN
11 39 (4.77%) NetScaler
12 30 (3.67%) NAS
13 27 (3.30%) DMZ
14 26 (3.18%) IPsec
15 25 (3.06%) VLAN
16 24 (2.94%) FTP
17 21 (2.57%) VPN
18 15 (1.84%) Kerberos
18 15 (1.84%) Network Security
18 15 (1.84%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 399 (48.84%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 32 (3.92%) MySQL
5 25 (3.06%) Relational Database
6 23 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (2.69%) Oracle Database
8 17 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
9 15 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.47%) MongoDB
12 11 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (1.10%) NoSQL
14 9 (1.10%) Power BI
15 8 (0.98%) DB2
16 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 119 (14.57%) Visual Studio
2 107 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 79 (9.67%) Git (software)
4 75 (9.18%) Jenkins
5 45 (5.51%) TeamCity
6 34 (4.16%) JIRA
7 26 (3.18%) Selenium
8 23 (2.82%) NUnit
9 22 (2.69%) Visual Studio Team System
10 19 (2.33%) MSBuild
11 18 (2.20%) Subversion
12 17 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (2.08%) Travis CI
13 16 (1.96%) Bitbucket
14 15 (1.84%) Maven
15 14 (1.71%) SpecFlow
16 13 (1.59%) Cucumber
17 11 (1.35%) IBM UrbanCode
18 10 (1.22%) Artifactory
18 10 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 154 (18.85%) Finance
2 69 (8.45%) Banking
3 27 (3.30%) Legal
4 18 (2.20%) Back Office
5 16 (1.96%) Law
6 10 (1.22%) Retail
7 8 (0.98%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.86%) Local Government
9 6 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.49%) Front Office
10 4 (0.49%) Military
10 4 (0.49%) Publishing
10 4 (0.49%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.37%) Automotive
11 3 (0.37%) Marketing
12 2 (0.24%) Advertising
12 2 (0.24%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
13 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 187 (22.89%) Developer
2 105 (12.85%) .NET Developer
3 69 (8.45%) C# Developer
4 68 (8.32%) Support Engineer
5 62 (7.59%) Architect
6 61 (7.47%) Analyst
7 59 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
8 55 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 53 (6.49%) Applications Support
10 46 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
11 33 (4.04%) AWS Engineer
12 31 (3.79%) Citrix Engineer
12 31 (3.79%) Full Stack Developer
12 31 (3.79%) Support Analyst
13 29 (3.55%) Applications Support Analyst
14 26 (3.18%) Consultant
15 25 (3.06%) Administrator
16 24 (2.94%) Virtualisation Engineer
17 23 (2.82%) SharePoint Engineer
18 22 (2.69%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (40.02%) .NET
2 137 (16.77%) ASP.NET
3 134 (16.40%) CSS
4 129 (15.79%) jQuery
5 126 (15.42%) HTML
6 112 (13.71%) XML
7 104 (12.73%) Web Services
8 93 (11.38%) .NET Framework
9 76 (9.30%) Middleware
10 73 (8.94%) AngularJS
11 59 (7.22%) WCF
12 58 (7.10%) JSON
13 57 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
13 57 (6.98%) XSLT
14 49 (6.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 46 (5.63%) HTML5
16 44 (5.39%) ASP.NET Web API
17 41 (5.02%) Ajax
18 37 (4.53%) Entity Framework
18 37 (4.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.47%) Data Centre
2 60 (7.34%) Computer Science
3 54 (6.61%) Management Information System
4 53 (6.49%) Clustering
5 49 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (6.00%) PKI
6 32 (3.92%) Client/Server
7 26 (3.18%) User Experience
8 25 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (1.71%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.47%) Fat Client
10 12 (1.47%) Thin Client
11 10 (1.22%) CESG
11 10 (1.22%) DataPower
12 8 (0.98%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.98%) EMC VNX
13 7 (0.86%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 533 (65.24%) Windows
2 346 (42.35%) Windows Server
3 178 (21.79%) Linux
4 145 (17.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 136 (16.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 99 (12.12%) Unix
7 67 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (4.16%) Solaris
10 20 (2.45%) Windows 7
11 17 (2.08%) AIX
12 15 (1.84%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.71%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.47%) Debian
14 12 (1.47%) Windows NT
15 11 (1.35%) Windows 2000
15 11 (1.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 9 (1.10%) CentOS
17 8 (0.98%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (21.42%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (17.01%) DevOps
3 135 (16.52%) ITIL
4 125 (15.30%) MVC
5 91 (11.14%) Migration
6 84 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
7 80 (9.79%) Project Management
8 75 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
9 65 (7.96%) High Availability
10 55 (6.73%) Configuration Management
11 54 (6.61%) TDD
12 50 (6.12%) Scrum
13 49 (6.00%) Change Management
13 49 (6.00%) Load Balancing
14 48 (5.88%) Service Delivery
15 42 (5.14%) Workflow
16 37 (4.53%) Service Management
16 37 (4.53%) Test Automation
16 37 (4.53%) Unit Testing
17 35 (4.28%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 343 (41.98%) SQL
2 241 (29.50%) C#
3 227 (27.78%) PowerShell
4 195 (23.87%) JavaScript
5 83 (10.16%) Java
6 50 (6.12%) Python
6 50 (6.12%) T-SQL
7 26 (3.18%) VBScript
8 25 (3.06%) Perl
9 23 (2.82%) PHP
10 20 (2.45%) TypeScript
10 20 (2.45%) VB.NET
11 17 (2.08%) C
11 17 (2.08%) VB
12 16 (1.96%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.96%) Ruby
13 12 (1.47%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.47%) C++
14 10 (1.22%) VBA
15 7 (0.86%) Go
Qualifications
1 145 (17.75%) Security Cleared
2 114 (13.95%) SC Cleared
3 85 (10.40%) Degree
4 74 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (5.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 42 (5.14%) MCSE
7 37 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (3.06%) DV Cleared
9 22 (2.69%) CCNA
9 22 (2.69%) IISP
10 19 (2.33%) CISSP
11 18 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.84%) MCSA
13 14 (1.71%) CISM
14 12 (1.47%) MCP
15 11 (1.35%) CCNP
16 10 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (1.10%) CISA
18 7 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
18 7 (0.86%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.57%) SLA
2 19 (2.33%) QA
3 16 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (1.35%) GDPR
7 10 (1.22%) GCP
8 9 (1.10%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.98%) ISAE 3402
9 8 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 7 (0.86%) ISO 22301
10 7 (0.86%) ISO 31000
11 4 (0.49%) PMO
12 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.24%) WCAG
13 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.12%) RMADS
13 1 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 260 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 190 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (8.57%) XenApp
4 68 (8.32%) Hyper-V
5 64 (7.83%) vSphere
6 48 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
7 45 (5.51%) XenDesktop
8 32 (3.92%) Xen
9 28 (3.43%) Docker
10 19 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.10%) ISA Server
11 9 (1.10%) XenServer
12 8 (0.98%) KVM
12 8 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 8 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.86%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.73%) NFS
15 5 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 83 (10.16%) SCCM
2 60 (7.34%) Puppet
3 59 (7.22%) Ansible
4 48 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (5.63%) SCOM
6 37 (4.53%) WSUS
7 28 (3.43%) Microsoft Clustering
7 28 (3.43%) Terraform
8 25 (3.06%) Single Sign-On
9 20 (2.45%) vCenter Server
10 15 (1.84%) Backup Exec
10 15 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (1.71%) Kubernetes
11 14 (1.71%) Nagios
12 13 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (1.47%) CA Single Sign-On
14 10 (1.22%) NetBackup
15 9 (1.10%) WMI
16 8 (0.98%) Nessus
16 8 (0.98%) Salt
Vendors
1 416 (50.92%) Microsoft
2 244 (29.87%) VMware
3 132 (16.16%) Citrix
4 97 (11.87%) Oracle
5 84 (10.28%) Cisco
6 70 (8.57%) HP
7 59 (7.22%) SAP
8 52 (6.36%) IBM
9 51 (6.24%) Red Hat
10 44 (5.39%) Splunk
11 39 (4.77%) Ivanti
12 37 (4.53%) EMC
13 33 (4.04%) McAfee
14 31 (3.79%) Nintex
15 30 (3.67%) Google
16 21 (2.57%) AppDynamics
17 20 (2.45%) Sun
18 19 (2.33%) Micro Focus
18 19 (2.33%) NetApp
18 19 (2.33%) Veritas