Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 272 227 166
Rank change year-on-year -45 -61 +17
Contract jobs citing IIS 850 1256 1641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.16% 1.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.26% 6.33% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 818 1069
UK median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £254 £230
90th Percentile £550 £538 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £349 £333
% change year-on-year +0.29% +4.96% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 32
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £24.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +12.82% -25.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.93 £17.05
90th Percentile £49.25 £34.50 £38.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £27.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -21.54%

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 16147 19842 20122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.81% 18.35% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10428 13052 12443
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 489 695
UK median hourly rate £19.56 £20.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.06% +1.95% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.83 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £20.73 £19.46
% change year-on-year -6.92% +6.55% +11.17%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 23 August 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 -66 750 £400 +6.67% 154
UK excluding London -37 503 £350 +0.29% 114
London -67 330 £450 +9.09% 56
South East +11 184 £350 - 35
Scotland +48 80 £400 +22.14% 13
North of England -68 80 £338 +4.65% 21
South West -34 55 £400 +21.21% 15
Midlands +19 52 £316 -9.38% 15
East of England -58 42 £355 -4.70% 12
East Midlands +10 36 £300 -4.00% 10
Yorkshire -7 32 £338 -22.41% 10
North West -10 32 £343 +5.38% 11
West Midlands +17 16 £323 -11.03% 5
North East -15 16 £363 +29.46%
Wales -7 5 £428 +22.14% 3
Northern Ireland -47 5 £390 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 545 (64.12%) Windows
2 413 (48.59%) Microsoft
3 388 (45.65%) SQL Server
4 365 (42.94%) .NET
5 330 (38.82%) SQL
6 315 (37.06%) Windows Server
7 259 (30.47%) PowerShell
8 247 (29.06%) C#
9 218 (25.65%) Linux
10 200 (23.53%) Active Directory
11 177 (20.82%) VMware
12 175 (20.59%) JavaScript
13 169 (19.88%) Windows Server 2012
14 163 (19.18%) HTML
15 160 (18.82%) DevOps
16 157 (18.47%) DNS
17 156 (18.35%) Finance
18 154 (18.12%) Web Services
18 154 (18.12%) XML
19 152 (17.88%) ITIL
20 142 (16.71%) Agile Software Development
21 136 (16.00%) CSS
21 136 (16.00%) SharePoint
22 132 (15.53%) Apache
22 132 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
23 131 (15.41%) Oracle
24 127 (14.94%) Java
25 124 (14.59%) MVC
26 123 (14.47%) Firewall
26 123 (14.47%) Team Foundation Server

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
1 136 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 132 (15.53%) Apache
3 90 (10.59%) Tomcat
4 66 (7.76%) WebSphere
5 61 (7.18%) JBoss
5 61 (7.18%) MS Exchange
6 53 (6.24%) CMS
7 49 (5.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 44 (5.18%) nginx
9 41 (4.82%) BizTalk Server
10 38 (4.47%) SharePoint Server
11 36 (4.24%) Sitecore CMS
12 32 (3.76%) SharePoint 2010
13 26 (3.06%) WebLogic
14 24 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
15 20 (2.35%) WildFly
16 17 (2.00%) Jetty
16 17 (2.00%) Mongrel
16 17 (2.00%) OpenStack
17 16 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 44 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.59%) Quicktime
6 4 (0.47%) SmartSuite
6 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.35%) Stata
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 32 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.47%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.35%) Staffware
5 2 (0.24%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.24%) FRx
5 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.24%) Scribe Insight
5 2 (0.24%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Magento
6 1 (0.12%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 132 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (6.94%) Office 365
4 39 (4.59%) IaaS
5 36 (4.24%) PaaS
6 25 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (2.00%) Google App Engine
9 13 (1.53%) GitHub
10 11 (1.29%) Akamai
10 11 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (1.18%) SaaS
12 9 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.59%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.59%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.59%) Yammer
15 4 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 157 (18.47%) DNS
2 123 (14.47%) Firewall
3 95 (11.18%) DHCP
4 81 (9.53%) TCP/IP
5 80 (9.41%) Internet
6 79 (9.29%) SAN
7 61 (7.18%) SSL
8 55 (6.47%) HTTP
9 54 (6.35%) LAN
10 49 (5.76%) WAN
11 46 (5.41%) LDAP
12 39 (4.59%) VPN
13 33 (3.88%) NAS
14 27 (3.18%) IPsec
15 26 (3.06%) FTP
16 24 (2.82%) Network Security
16 24 (2.82%) VLAN
17 21 (2.47%) HTTPS
18 20 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
19 19 (2.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (45.65%) SQL Server
2 80 (9.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 35 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (3.18%) Oracle Database
6 27 (3.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (2.94%) MySQL
7 25 (2.94%) NoSQL
8 24 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 22 (2.59%) Relational Database
9 22 (2.59%) SQL Server 2016
10 13 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
11 11 (1.29%) InterSystems Cache
11 11 (1.29%) MS Access
12 10 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.06%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.06%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 123 (14.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 111 (13.06%) Git (software)
3 90 (10.59%) Visual Studio
4 61 (7.18%) Jenkins
5 41 (4.82%) TeamCity
6 40 (4.71%) JIRA
7 28 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 26 (3.06%) Subversion
9 23 (2.71%) Maven
9 23 (2.71%) ReSharper
10 20 (2.35%) MSBuild
11 16 (1.88%) Travis CI
12 14 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (1.41%) Selenium
14 11 (1.29%) Ant
14 11 (1.29%) gulp
14 11 (1.29%) Moq
14 11 (1.29%) NUnit
14 11 (1.29%) SpecFlow
15 9 (1.06%) Mercurial
General
1 156 (18.35%) Finance
2 64 (7.53%) Banking
3 19 (2.24%) Front Office
3 19 (2.24%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.12%) Marketing
5 16 (1.88%) Publishing
6 12 (1.41%) Legal
7 11 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.29%) Retail
8 7 (0.82%) Back Office
8 7 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.71%) Electronics
9 6 (0.71%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.71%) Local Government
9 6 (0.71%) Private Banking
10 5 (0.59%) Advertising
11 4 (0.47%) Automotive
11 4 (0.47%) Law
12 3 (0.35%) Billing
12 3 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 199 (23.41%) Developer
2 95 (11.18%) .NET Developer
3 92 (10.82%) Analyst
4 85 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 64 (7.53%) C# Developer
6 58 (6.82%) Applications Support
7 53 (6.24%) Architect
8 49 (5.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 44 (5.18%) Support Analyst
10 40 (4.71%) Consultant
10 40 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 38 (4.47%) Support Engineer
12 37 (4.35%) PowerShell Engineer
13 32 (3.76%) AWS Engineer
14 31 (3.65%) Windows Engineer
15 29 (3.41%) Administrator
16 28 (3.29%) AWS DevOps
17 27 (3.18%) Applications Support Analyst
18 26 (3.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 24 (2.82%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (42.94%) .NET
2 163 (19.18%) HTML
3 154 (18.12%) Web Services
3 154 (18.12%) XML
4 136 (16.00%) CSS
5 118 (13.88%) jQuery
6 110 (12.94%) ASP.NET
7 91 (10.71%) .NET Framework
8 59 (6.94%) AngularJS
8 59 (6.94%) Middleware
9 58 (6.82%) Ajax
10 54 (6.35%) SOAP
11 53 (6.24%) WCF
12 50 (5.88%) LINQ
13 48 (5.65%) ASP.NET Web API
14 46 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
15 45 (5.29%) JSON
16 44 (5.18%) RESTful
17 42 (4.94%) XSLT
18 41 (4.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 37 (4.35%) Clustering
4 34 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 29 (3.41%) Computer Science
6 26 (3.06%) PKI
7 25 (2.94%) Virtual Team
8 19 (2.24%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.65%) Fintech
10 13 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.53%) User Experience
11 12 (1.41%) Driving Licence
11 12 (1.41%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.29%) EPoS
12 11 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.29%) W3C
13 10 (1.18%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.06%) Blackberry
14 9 (1.06%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.94%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 545 (64.12%) Windows
2 315 (37.06%) Windows Server
3 218 (25.65%) Linux
4 169 (19.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 119 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 117 (13.76%) Unix
7 92 (10.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 62 (7.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (4.59%) Windows 7
10 14 (1.65%) Solaris
11 13 (1.53%) Windows 10
12 12 (1.41%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.18%) CentOS
14 8 (0.94%) AIX
14 8 (0.94%) Debian
14 8 (0.94%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.82%) SUSE
15 7 (0.82%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.71%) Android
16 6 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (18.82%) DevOps
2 152 (17.88%) ITIL
3 142 (16.71%) Agile Software Development
4 124 (14.59%) MVC
5 80 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
6 76 (8.94%) Migration
7 66 (7.76%) Scrum
8 62 (7.29%) Configuration Management
8 62 (7.29%) Project Management
9 57 (6.71%) Open Source
10 56 (6.59%) Web Development
11 49 (5.76%) E-Commerce
12 48 (5.65%) Load Balancing
13 45 (5.29%) TDD
14 42 (4.94%) Problem Management
15 39 (4.59%) Continuous Delivery
15 39 (4.59%) CRM
15 39 (4.59%) Task Automation
15 39 (4.59%) Workflow
16 38 (4.47%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 330 (38.82%) SQL
2 259 (30.47%) PowerShell
3 247 (29.06%) C#
4 175 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 127 (14.94%) Java
6 75 (8.82%) Python
7 72 (8.47%) Perl
8 63 (7.41%) T-SQL
9 34 (4.00%) VBScript
10 26 (3.06%) VB
11 25 (2.94%) Ruby
12 22 (2.59%) XAML
13 20 (2.35%) Bash Shell
13 20 (2.35%) PHP
13 20 (2.35%) VB.NET
14 18 (2.12%) C++
15 17 (2.00%) C
16 11 (1.29%) VBA
17 9 (1.06%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.82%) F#
Qualifications
1 105 (12.35%) Security Cleared
2 80 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 52 (6.12%) Degree
4 48 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (4.47%) MCSE
6 28 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.00%) CCNA
7 17 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.88%) IISP
9 15 (1.76%) CISSP
10 11 (1.29%) CCNP
10 11 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.06%) MCITP
12 7 (0.82%) CCIE
12 7 (0.82%) CISM
12 7 (0.82%) MCP
12 7 (0.82%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.82%) PMP
13 6 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.94%) SLA
2 14 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.41%) QA
4 11 (1.29%) HL7
5 7 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.59%) COBIT
6 5 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.47%) PMO
8 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.12%) GCP
9 1 (0.12%) GDPR
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 200 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 111 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (3.06%) vSphere
6 21 (2.47%) Xen
6 21 (2.47%) XenApp
7 18 (2.12%) Docker
8 13 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (1.29%) ISA Server
11 9 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.94%) BitLocker
13 7 (0.82%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.59%) UAG
14 5 (0.59%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
16 3 (0.35%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 80 (9.41%) Puppet
2 71 (8.35%) SCCM
3 54 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (6.24%) Ansible
5 30 (3.53%) SCOM
6 23 (2.71%) WSUS
7 20 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
8 19 (2.24%) Terraform
9 18 (2.12%) NetBackup
10 11 (1.29%) ITRS Geneos
11 10 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (1.18%) Nagios
11 10 (1.18%) vRealize
12 9 (1.06%) AirWatch
12 9 (1.06%) Kubernetes
12 9 (1.06%) SCOrch
13 8 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 8 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 7 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.82%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 413 (48.59%) Microsoft
2 177 (20.82%) VMware
3 131 (15.41%) Oracle
4 97 (11.41%) Citrix
5 76 (8.94%) HP
6 54 (6.35%) Cisco
7 47 (5.53%) Red Hat
8 41 (4.82%) Sitecore
9 39 (4.59%) Google
10 37 (4.35%) IBM
11 29 (3.41%) McAfee
12 27 (3.18%) Symantec
13 25 (2.94%) Dell
13 25 (2.94%) ServiceNow
14 23 (2.71%) Splunk
15 22 (2.59%) CheckPoint
15 22 (2.59%) SAP
16 21 (2.47%) F5
17 20 (2.35%) Juniper
18 19 (2.24%) Veritas