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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 200 174
Rank change year-on-year -44 -26  
Contract jobs citing IIS 458 649 737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.21% 1.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.87% 7.04% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 424 463
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £346 £335
% change year-on-year +11.19% +3.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 24
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.05% -5.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.74 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.25 £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% -11.25%  

IIS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7809 9216 9338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 17.20% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5111 5886 5538
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 222 346
Median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IIS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IIS in the UK

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IIS in the UK

IIS
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -55 404 £400 +6.66% 173
London -10 196 £425 +3.03% 56
South East -58 65 £365 +2.45% 30
South West 0 48 £425 +21.42% 18
City of London -4 44 £360 -16.76% 15
Scotland +32 38 £336 -7.87% 6
East of England -16 25 £390 +20.00% 6
Hampshire -4 22 £400 +18.51% 5
Renfrewshire +30 21 £335 +4.68% 1
North West +1 21 £325 -3.70% 14
Erskine +28 20 £338 +5.46% 1
East Midlands 0 18 £300 +9.09% 14
Devon +8 17 £550 +193.33% 3
West Midlands +8 14 £350 +12.90% 18
Berkshire +6 13 £463 +21.31% 5
Yorkshire -8 13 £450 +28.57% 15
Exeter +1 11 £175 -46.15% 3
Buckinghamshire -8 11 £350 -11.94% 12
Milton Keynes -12 11 £350 -11.94% 3
Manchester +9 10 £425 +21.42% 9
West Yorkshire +9 10 £425 +21.42% 13
Leicestershire +8 9 £263 +0.96% 6
Wiltshire +3 9 £413 +17.85%
Norfolk 0 9 £366 +12.69%
Andover - 9 £425 - 1
Nottingham +13 8 £425 +19.71% 2
Nottinghamshire +11 8 £425 +54.54% 2
Edinburgh +10 8 £313 -16.66% 1
Gloucestershire +9 8 £425 - 1
Swindon +7 8 £413 +17.85%

IIS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 608 (67.33%) Windows
2 459 (50.83%) SQL Server
3 421 (46.62%) Microsoft
4 378 (41.86%) SQL
5 374 (41.42%) .NET
6 333 (36.88%) Windows Server
7 271 (30.01%) C#
8 262 (29.01%) PowerShell
9 230 (25.47%) VMware
10 222 (24.58%) Linux
11 219 (24.25%) Active Directory
12 202 (22.37%) Finance
13 201 (22.26%) DNS
14 175 (19.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 168 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
16 167 (18.49%) Oracle
17 164 (18.16%) JavaScript
17 164 (18.16%) ASP.NET
18 163 (18.05%) Windows Server 2012
19 161 (17.83%) DevOps
20 158 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
21 151 (16.72%) VMware Infrastructure
22 145 (16.06%) Windows Server 2008
23 138 (15.28%) Apache
23 138 (15.28%) SharePoint
24 136 (15.06%) HTML
25 135 (14.95%) ITIL
26 132 (14.62%) Web Services
26 132 (14.62%) Firewall
27 128 (14.17%) TCP/IP

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
1 138 (15.28%) Apache
1 138 (15.28%) SharePoint
2 101 (11.18%) Tomcat
3 100 (11.07%) BizTalk Server
4 95 (10.52%) WebSphere
5 55 (6.09%) JBoss
6 48 (5.32%) MS Exchange
7 47 (5.20%) nginx
8 37 (4.10%) CMS
9 30 (3.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 30 (3.32%) Skype for Business
9 30 (3.32%) WebLogic
10 28 (3.10%) Jetty
11 26 (2.88%) Mongrel
11 26 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
12 24 (2.66%) Sitecore CMS
13 23 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
14 22 (2.44%) Confluence
15 19 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
16 17 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 120 (13.29%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.43%) MS Office
3 5 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.44%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.44%) MS Project
5 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 68 (7.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (3.21%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.78%) OpenText Process Suite
4 6 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.66%) Summit
5 5 (0.55%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.33%) Staffware
7 2 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.22%) Orchestrade
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.11%) Magento
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 168 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (7.42%) IaaS
4 49 (5.43%) Office 365
5 45 (4.98%) Amazon EC2
5 45 (4.98%) PaaS
6 27 (2.99%) SaaS
7 26 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 25 (2.77%) Google App Engine
9 21 (2.33%) Amazon S3
10 18 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (1.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (1.33%) GitHub
14 9 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (0.89%) Boomi
16 7 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
17 5 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 5 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 201 (22.26%) DNS
2 132 (14.62%) Firewall
3 128 (14.17%) TCP/IP
4 112 (12.40%) DHCP
5 82 (9.08%) Internet
6 70 (7.75%) HTTP
7 66 (7.31%) SSL
8 60 (6.64%) SAN
9 56 (6.20%) LAN
10 52 (5.76%) WAN
11 44 (4.87%) FTP
12 40 (4.43%) LDAP
13 28 (3.10%) Kerberos
13 28 (3.10%) NAS
14 26 (2.88%) IPsec
15 21 (2.33%) VPN
16 19 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
17 17 (1.88%) iSCSI
18 15 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
18 15 (1.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 459 (50.83%) SQL Server
2 116 (12.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 95 (10.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 86 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 78 (8.64%) Oracle Database
6 72 (7.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (4.43%) Relational Database
8 38 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 35 (3.88%) MySQL
9 35 (3.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 34 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 31 (3.43%) Oracle Database 10g
12 24 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (1.99%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.88%) MS Access
15 16 (1.77%) Oracle9i Database
16 15 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
16 15 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
17 13 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 175 (19.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 124 (13.73%) Git (software)
3 86 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 83 (9.19%) TeamCity
5 73 (8.08%) Visual Studio
6 58 (6.42%) JIRA
7 54 (5.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 40 (4.43%) Subversion
9 26 (2.88%) Travis CI
10 24 (2.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (2.10%) MSBuild
12 18 (1.99%) NUnit
13 15 (1.66%) Moq
13 15 (1.66%) SpecFlow
14 14 (1.55%) Ant
14 14 (1.55%) Selenium
15 10 (1.11%) ReSharper
16 9 (1.00%) Hudson
16 9 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
17 8 (0.89%) SonarQube
General
1 202 (22.37%) Finance
2 61 (6.76%) Banking
3 22 (2.44%) Back Office
3 22 (2.44%) Retail
4 20 (2.21%) Front Office
5 15 (1.66%) Legal
6 12 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.00%) Advertising
7 9 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.00%) Law
7 9 (1.00%) Publishing
8 8 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.89%) Marketing
9 7 (0.78%) International Banking
10 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.55%) Local Government
11 4 (0.44%) French Language
11 4 (0.44%) Games
12 3 (0.33%) Electronics
13 2 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 228 (25.25%) Developer
2 107 (11.85%) .NET Developer
3 90 (9.97%) Analyst
4 77 (8.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 60 (6.64%) Applications Support
6 58 (6.42%) C# Developer
7 55 (6.09%) Architect
8 51 (5.65%) Support Analyst
8 51 (5.65%) Windows Engineer
9 50 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 48 (5.32%) Administrator
11 43 (4.76%) PowerShell Engineer
12 41 (4.54%) C# .NET Developer
13 40 (4.43%) Consultant
14 38 (4.21%) Support Engineer
15 35 (3.88%) Microsoft Developer
16 34 (3.77%) SQL Developer
17 29 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
18 28 (3.10%) Applications Support Analyst
19 26 (2.88%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 374 (41.42%) .NET
2 164 (18.16%) ASP.NET
3 136 (15.06%) HTML
4 132 (14.62%) Web Services
5 112 (12.40%) CSS
6 103 (11.41%) XML
7 97 (10.74%) jQuery
8 89 (9.86%) WCF
9 77 (8.53%) .NET Framework
10 64 (7.09%) Ajax
11 49 (5.43%) Middleware
12 45 (4.98%) ASP.NET MVC
13 43 (4.76%) SOAP
14 41 (4.54%) AngularJS
14 41 (4.54%) XSLT
15 39 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web API
16 37 (4.10%) LINQ
17 36 (3.99%) Entity Framework
17 36 (3.99%) J2EE
18 31 (3.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (7.09%) Clustering
3 40 (4.43%) Data Centre
4 30 (3.32%) PKI
5 28 (3.10%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.10%) User Experience
7 19 (2.10%) W3C
8 15 (1.66%) N-Tier
8 15 (1.66%) Replication
9 12 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.11%) EPoS
10 10 (1.11%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.89%) Derivative
11 8 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.89%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.78%) DataPower
12 7 (0.78%) Fintech
13 6 (0.66%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.55%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 608 (67.33%) Windows
2 333 (36.88%) Windows Server
3 222 (24.58%) Linux
4 163 (18.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 145 (16.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 110 (12.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 76 (8.42%) Unix
8 41 (4.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 41 (4.54%) Windows 7
9 23 (2.55%) Solaris
10 22 (2.44%) AIX
11 21 (2.33%) CentOS
12 12 (1.33%) Android
12 12 (1.33%) Ubuntu
13 10 (1.11%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.11%) Windows XP
14 9 (1.00%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.78%) zOS
16 4 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
17 3 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (17.83%) DevOps
2 158 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (14.95%) ITIL
4 111 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (11.41%) MVC
6 95 (10.52%) CRM
7 82 (9.08%) Scrum
8 73 (8.08%) Configuration Management
9 68 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
9 68 (7.53%) Migration
10 60 (6.64%) TDD
11 56 (6.20%) Continuous Delivery
11 56 (6.20%) Open Source
12 52 (5.76%) Load Balancing
13 45 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
13 45 (4.98%) Web Development
14 42 (4.65%) High Availability
15 38 (4.21%) Change Management
16 37 (4.10%) Project Management
17 35 (3.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 378 (41.86%) SQL
2 271 (30.01%) C#
3 262 (29.01%) PowerShell
4 164 (18.16%) JavaScript
5 118 (13.07%) Java
6 102 (11.30%) T-SQL
7 66 (7.31%) Perl
8 57 (6.31%) Python
9 56 (6.20%) VB
10 53 (5.87%) VBScript
11 35 (3.88%) PHP
12 34 (3.77%) Bash Shell
13 31 (3.43%) VB.NET
14 29 (3.21%) Ruby
15 23 (2.55%) XAML
16 19 (2.10%) C
16 19 (2.10%) VBA
17 15 (1.66%) ActionScript
18 11 (1.22%) PL/SQL
18 11 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 80 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 64 (7.09%) SC Cleared
3 52 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (3.99%) MCSE
5 35 (3.88%) Degree
6 23 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.77%) CCNA
7 16 (1.77%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.55%) MCSA
8 14 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (1.44%) CCNP
10 12 (1.33%) AWS Certification
11 10 (1.11%) ISEB
12 9 (1.00%) CISSP
12 9 (1.00%) MCITP
13 8 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.89%) MCP
14 6 (0.66%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.55%) CISM
15 5 (0.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.88%) QA
1 26 (2.88%) SLA
2 20 (2.21%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.78%) SEPA
5 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.22%) WCAG
7 1 (0.11%) BS7799
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 219 (24.25%) Active Directory
2 151 (16.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (9.08%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.99%) VMware ESX
4 36 (3.99%) Xen
5 28 (3.10%) vSphere
6 20 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
7 19 (2.10%) NFS
7 19 (2.10%) XenApp
8 17 (1.88%) Terminal Services
9 14 (1.55%) ISA Server
10 13 (1.44%) Docker
10 13 (1.44%) KVM
10 13 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.22%) SRDF
11 11 (1.22%) UAG
12 10 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (1.00%) Firmware
13 9 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
13 9 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 107 (11.85%) Puppet
2 63 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (4.98%) SCCM
4 43 (4.76%) Ansible
5 27 (2.99%) Control-M
5 27 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
6 25 (2.77%) Nagios
7 20 (2.21%) SCOM
8 14 (1.55%) WSUS
9 11 (1.22%) NetBackup
9 11 (1.22%) Tivoli
9 11 (1.22%) vRealize
10 9 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Management
10 9 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 8 (0.89%) Terraform
11 8 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 7 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.78%) Mesos
13 6 (0.66%) BladeLogic
13 6 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 421 (46.62%) Microsoft
2 230 (25.47%) VMware
3 167 (18.49%) Oracle
4 62 (6.87%) IBM
5 60 (6.64%) Cisco
5 60 (6.64%) Citrix
6 52 (5.76%) HP
7 48 (5.32%) Red Hat
8 36 (3.99%) Dell
9 33 (3.65%) Google
10 26 (2.88%) EMC
11 25 (2.77%) Sitecore
12 23 (2.55%) Apple
13 22 (2.44%) Avaya
14 21 (2.33%) Juniper
15 20 (2.21%) Atlassian
15 20 (2.21%) SAP
16 19 (2.10%) Epicor
17 17 (1.88%) AppDynamics
18 15 (1.66%) NetApp
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