Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 236 190
Rank change year-on-year -55 -46 -4
Contract jobs citing IIS 878 1134 1471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 1.09% 1.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.16% 5.89% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 756 949
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £269 £239 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 27
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £27.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.04% -10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.25 £20.42
90th Percentile £40.00 £36.00 £45.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £27.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -55.56% -8.47% -7.81%

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 17020 19258 20138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.64% 18.51% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11189 12483 12665
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £228
90th Percentile £606 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 478 608
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +3.65% +14.29%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -76 780 £388 +3.33% 171
UK excluding London -29 517 £350 - 111
London -64 344 £450 +9.09% 67
South East -1 181 £350 - 36
North of England -46 81 £335 +1.52% 26
Scotland +15 69 £350 +9.38% 7
South West -19 64 £380 +15.15% 12
Midlands +22 56 £325 -2.99% 25
East of England -56 46 £368 -5.03% 5
East Midlands +28 37 £320 +6.67% 10
North West +6 37 £325 - 10
Yorkshire -18 33 £338 -11.18% 15
West Midlands +2 19 £343 -0.44% 11
Wales +23 17 £340 +26.51%
North East -21 11 £394 +27.43% 1
Northern Ireland -46 4 £390 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 553 (62.98%) Windows
2 404 (46.01%) SQL Server
3 375 (42.71%) Microsoft
4 371 (42.26%) SQL
5 362 (41.23%) .NET
6 301 (34.28%) Windows Server
7 235 (26.77%) Linux
8 224 (25.51%) C#
9 219 (24.94%) PowerShell
10 206 (23.46%) Active Directory
11 202 (23.01%) JavaScript
12 198 (22.55%) VMware
13 184 (20.96%) Agile Software Development
14 180 (20.50%) HTML
15 168 (19.13%) Finance
15 168 (19.13%) DevOps
16 158 (18.00%) ITIL
17 148 (16.86%) Microsoft Azure
17 148 (16.86%) Windows Server 2012
18 147 (16.74%) DNS
19 146 (16.63%) CSS
20 141 (16.06%) Apache
20 141 (16.06%) Amazon AWS
21 138 (15.72%) VMware Infrastructure
22 135 (15.38%) Firewall
23 130 (14.81%) ASP.NET
24 129 (14.69%) Java
25 128 (14.58%) Web Services
26 126 (14.35%) Windows Server 2008
27 125 (14.24%) MVC

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
1 141 (16.06%) Apache
2 113 (12.87%) SharePoint
3 110 (12.53%) Tomcat
4 64 (7.29%) MS Exchange
5 59 (6.72%) CMS
6 55 (6.26%) JBoss
7 54 (6.15%) WebSphere
8 43 (4.90%) nginx
9 37 (4.21%) SharePoint 2013
10 34 (3.87%) SharePoint Server
11 29 (3.30%) Sitecore CMS
12 26 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
12 26 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
13 25 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
14 24 (2.73%) WebLogic
15 18 (2.05%) Umbraco
16 17 (1.94%) Jetty
16 17 (1.94%) Mongrel
17 15 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
17 15 (1.71%) Kentico
Applications
1 42 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.80%) SmartSuite
6 4 (0.46%) Quicktime
7 3 (0.34%) Stata
8 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.80%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (0.80%) KANA IQ
2 7 (0.80%) SunGard GMI
3 6 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) FRx
6 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.11%) Relativity
6 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 148 (16.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 141 (16.06%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (5.81%) Office 365
4 41 (4.67%) PaaS
5 37 (4.21%) IaaS
6 26 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 20 (2.28%) GitHub
9 16 (1.82%) Google App Engine
10 9 (1.03%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (0.91%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.68%) SaaS
13 5 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.57%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.46%) npm
15 3 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 147 (16.74%) DNS
2 135 (15.38%) Firewall
3 102 (11.62%) TCP/IP
4 82 (9.34%) DHCP
5 78 (8.88%) SAN
6 68 (7.74%) Internet
7 58 (6.61%) SSL
8 49 (5.58%) HTTP
9 37 (4.21%) WAN
10 36 (4.10%) LAN
10 36 (4.10%) VPN
11 31 (3.53%) LDAP
11 31 (3.53%) Network Security
12 30 (3.42%) NAS
13 29 (3.30%) FTP
14 28 (3.19%) VLAN
15 27 (3.08%) BIG-IP
16 20 (2.28%) IPsec
16 20 (2.28%) Remote Desktop
17 18 (2.05%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (46.01%) SQL Server
2 68 (7.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (4.56%) MySQL
4 38 (4.33%) NoSQL
5 37 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 34 (3.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 31 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (2.73%) Relational Database
10 18 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
11 17 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (1.94%) MongoDB
12 16 (1.82%) Oracle Database
13 15 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
14 13 (1.48%) DB2
14 13 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (1.14%) Hadoop
15 10 (1.14%) InterSystems Cache
16 9 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
17 8 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 86 (9.79%) Git (software)
2 76 (8.66%) Jenkins
3 72 (8.20%) TeamCity
3 72 (8.20%) Visual Studio
4 69 (7.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 57 (6.49%) JIRA
6 43 (4.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 35 (3.99%) Subversion
8 31 (3.53%) MSBuild
9 26 (2.96%) Maven
10 24 (2.73%) ReSharper
11 19 (2.16%) Bitbucket
12 16 (1.82%) Ant
12 16 (1.82%) Travis CI
13 14 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (1.59%) NuGet
14 13 (1.48%) Artifactory
14 13 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 12 (1.37%) JMeter
16 11 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 168 (19.13%) Finance
2 84 (9.57%) Banking
3 32 (3.64%) Front Office
4 27 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.16%) Publishing
6 17 (1.94%) Marketing
7 15 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.48%) Legal
9 12 (1.37%) Back Office
10 9 (1.03%) Retail
11 8 (0.91%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.68%) Advertising
13 5 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.57%) Private Banking
14 4 (0.46%) Electronics
14 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.46%) French Language
15 3 (0.34%) Billing
15 3 (0.34%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.34%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 215 (24.49%) Developer
2 102 (11.62%) .NET Developer
3 96 (10.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 87 (9.91%) Analyst
5 74 (8.43%) C# Developer
6 61 (6.95%) Applications Support
7 53 (6.04%) Windows Engineer
8 52 (5.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 46 (5.24%) Architect
10 44 (5.01%) Consultant
11 40 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 39 (4.44%) AWS Engineer
13 38 (4.33%) Applications Engineer
14 37 (4.21%) Administrator
15 34 (3.87%) Support Engineer
16 33 (3.76%) Support Analyst
17 32 (3.64%) Windows DevOps Engineer
18 30 (3.42%) AWS DevOps
19 29 (3.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
20 27 (3.08%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (41.23%) .NET
2 180 (20.50%) HTML
3 146 (16.63%) CSS
4 130 (14.81%) ASP.NET
5 128 (14.58%) Web Services
6 121 (13.78%) XML
7 94 (10.71%) jQuery
8 84 (9.57%) .NET Framework
9 69 (7.86%) SOAP
10 60 (6.83%) AngularJS
11 58 (6.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 56 (6.38%) Ajax
13 55 (6.26%) RESTful
14 49 (5.58%) LINQ
15 48 (5.47%) Middleware
16 47 (5.35%) REST
17 44 (5.01%) ASP.NET Web API
17 44 (5.01%) WCF
18 40 (4.56%) HTML5
19 39 (4.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.92%) Data Centre
3 35 (3.99%) Computer Science
4 32 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.08%) Client/Server
5 27 (3.08%) PKI
6 24 (2.73%) Clustering
7 21 (2.39%) Virtual Team
8 18 (2.05%) Data Structures
9 17 (1.94%) DataPower
10 14 (1.59%) Derivative
11 13 (1.48%) Fintech
12 12 (1.37%) CESG
12 12 (1.37%) Driving Licence
12 12 (1.37%) Fixed Income
12 12 (1.37%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (1.25%) Mainframe
14 10 (1.14%) Blackberry
14 10 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 553 (62.98%) Windows
2 301 (34.28%) Windows Server
3 235 (26.77%) Linux
4 148 (16.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 126 (14.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 122 (13.90%) Unix
7 96 (10.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (7.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (3.87%) Windows 7
10 18 (2.05%) Solaris
11 15 (1.71%) Windows 10
12 11 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.25%) SUSE
13 8 (0.91%) CentOS
13 8 (0.91%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.80%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.80%) Windows 2000
14 7 (0.80%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.68%) Debian
16 5 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (20.96%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (19.13%) DevOps
3 158 (18.00%) ITIL
4 125 (14.24%) MVC
5 83 (9.45%) Migration
6 80 (9.11%) Configuration Management
7 77 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (6.49%) Project Management
9 55 (6.26%) Web Development
10 52 (5.92%) TDD
11 51 (5.81%) Problem Management
12 49 (5.58%) Load Balancing
12 49 (5.58%) Task Automation
13 47 (5.35%) Scrum
14 46 (5.24%) E-Commerce
15 42 (4.78%) Open Source
16 41 (4.67%) SDLC
17 40 (4.56%) Workflow
18 38 (4.33%) Change Management
19 34 (3.87%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 371 (42.26%) SQL
2 224 (25.51%) C#
3 219 (24.94%) PowerShell
4 202 (23.01%) JavaScript
5 129 (14.69%) Java
6 88 (10.02%) Python
7 67 (7.63%) T-SQL
8 56 (6.38%) Perl
9 33 (3.76%) PHP
10 29 (3.30%) Ruby
11 27 (3.08%) VBScript
12 24 (2.73%) VB
13 21 (2.39%) Bash Shell
14 18 (2.05%) C++
15 16 (1.82%) Shell Script
16 13 (1.48%) C
16 13 (1.48%) VB.NET
17 10 (1.14%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.91%) GraphQL
19 7 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 96 (10.93%) Security Cleared
2 69 (7.86%) SC Cleared
3 57 (6.49%) Degree
4 54 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (4.44%) MCSE
6 24 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (2.62%) DV Cleared
7 23 (2.62%) IISP
8 17 (1.94%) CCNA
8 17 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (1.48%) CISSP
10 11 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (1.03%) MCITP
13 8 (0.91%) CCNP
13 8 (0.91%) CISM
14 7 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.68%) A+ Certification
15 6 (0.68%) ISEB
15 6 (0.68%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.85%) SLA
2 18 (2.05%) QA
3 13 (1.48%) MiFID
4 11 (1.25%) HL7
4 11 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.68%) GDPR
8 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.34%) COBIT
9 3 (0.34%) IFRS
9 3 (0.34%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.34%) RMADS
10 2 (0.23%) EMIR
10 2 (0.23%) GCP
10 2 (0.23%) WCAG
11 1 (0.11%) UCITS
System Software
1 206 (23.46%) Active Directory
2 138 (15.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (6.72%) Hyper-V
4 45 (5.13%) vSphere
5 43 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (3.19%) Docker
8 18 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (1.82%) Xen
10 14 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
11 13 (1.48%) ISA Server
11 13 (1.48%) XenApp
12 12 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (1.25%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.46%) iptables
15 4 (0.46%) UAG
15 4 (0.46%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 80 (9.11%) Puppet
2 63 (7.18%) SCCM
3 57 (6.49%) Ansible
4 42 (4.78%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (4.56%) SCOM
6 22 (2.51%) Nagios
7 19 (2.16%) ITRS Geneos
7 19 (2.16%) WSUS
8 15 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (1.71%) Terraform
9 13 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (1.48%) NetBackup
10 12 (1.37%) vCenter Server
11 11 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (1.14%) IBM BigFix
13 9 (1.03%) SCOrch
14 8 (0.91%) AirWatch
14 8 (0.91%) Icinga
14 8 (0.91%) Kubernetes
14 8 (0.91%) vRealize
Vendors
1 375 (42.71%) Microsoft
2 198 (22.55%) VMware
3 121 (13.78%) Oracle
4 83 (9.45%) Citrix
5 78 (8.88%) HP
6 63 (7.18%) Cisco
7 51 (5.81%) Red Hat
8 44 (5.01%) IBM
9 36 (4.10%) F5
10 35 (3.99%) Google
11 34 (3.87%) AppDynamics
11 34 (3.87%) ServiceNow
12 33 (3.76%) Sitecore
13 29 (3.30%) NetApp
14 28 (3.19%) McAfee
15 26 (2.96%) Splunk
15 26 (2.96%) Symantec
16 24 (2.73%) Dell
17 20 (2.28%) New Relic
18 17 (1.94%) Dynatrace