Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 358 325 296
Rank change year-on-year -33 -29 -63
Contract jobs citing IIS 596 815 853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.81% 0.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.47% 4.82% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 559 524
UK median daily rate £420 £441 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +13.81% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £268
90th Percentile £594 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £350
% change year-on-year -0.12% +14.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 38
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £37.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.00% +120.59% -37.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £38.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -69.03% +121.43% -35.19%

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 13,319 16,919 16,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 16.73% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,484 11,071 10,647
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +2.86% +4.17%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 419 416
UK median hourly rate £21.10 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.33 £51.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -3.52%

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 September 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 23 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IIS in the UK

IIS
Top 17 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 September 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 -33 549 £425 -5.56% 277
UK excluding London -29 330 £400 -0.12% 236
London -22 252 £473 -10.00% 59
South East -40 112 £400 - 84
North of England +26 73 £400 +8.84% 54
Midlands +56 52 £364 +3.19% 37
Yorkshire +51 35 £400 -27.27% 28
East Midlands +47 35 £378 +6.34% 18
North West +3 33 £363 +1.75% 21
East of England -1 31 £405 -7.43% 23
Scotland +14 26 £375 -10.71% 9
South West -42 24 £425 +13.33% 20
West Midlands +28 16 £330 -5.71% 17
Wales +17 12 £298 -8.46% 6
North East +16 5 £488 +46.62% 5
Northern Ireland +1 1 - - 3
Channel Islands - 1 £513 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 359 (60.23%) Windows
2 291 (48.83%) Microsoft
3 281 (47.15%) SQL
3 281 (47.15%) SQL Server
4 224 (37.58%) .NET
5 214 (35.91%) Active Directory
6 191 (32.05%) Azure
7 190 (31.88%) Windows Server
8 179 (30.03%) PowerShell
9 162 (27.18%) VMware
10 155 (26.01%) C#
11 151 (25.34%) Finance
12 148 (24.83%) DevOps
13 131 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
14 119 (19.97%) DNS
15 118 (19.80%) JavaScript
16 115 (19.30%) Linux
17 106 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
18 102 (17.11%) SharePoint
19 94 (15.77%) Citrix
20 93 (15.60%) ITIL
21 86 (14.43%) HTML
21 86 (14.43%) Windows Server 2008
21 86 (14.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 85 (14.26%) DHCP
23 82 (13.76%) Internet
23 82 (13.76%) Migration
23 82 (13.76%) AWS
23 82 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
24 80 (13.42%) Oracle

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
1 102 (17.11%) SharePoint
2 78 (13.09%) Apache
3 57 (9.56%) MS Exchange
4 43 (7.21%) Tomcat
5 32 (5.37%) nginx
6 31 (5.20%) JBoss
7 25 (4.19%) SharePoint Server
8 24 (4.03%) WebSphere
9 18 (3.02%) Skype for Business
10 17 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (2.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (2.18%) CMS
12 13 (2.18%) Jetty
12 13 (2.18%) Mongrel
12 13 (2.18%) OpenStack
13 10 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (1.51%) Confluence
14 9 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (4.87%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.84%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.50%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 39 (6.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.67%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.50%) Magento
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.34%) Relativity
6 2 (0.34%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.34%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.34%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.34%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.17%) Maximo
7 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 191 (32.05%) Azure
2 82 (13.76%) AWS
3 69 (11.58%) Office 365
4 58 (9.73%) PaaS
5 37 (6.21%) GitHub
6 35 (5.87%) SaaS
7 34 (5.70%) IaaS
8 27 (4.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (2.52%) GCP
10 15 (2.52%) npm
11 12 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (1.68%) Google App Engine
14 9 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (1.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 6 (1.01%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.84%) Yarn
17 4 (0.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 119 (19.97%) DNS
2 85 (14.26%) DHCP
3 82 (13.76%) Internet
4 68 (11.41%) Firewall
5 49 (8.22%) SAN
6 37 (6.21%) TCP/IP
7 31 (5.20%) HTTP
8 30 (5.03%) NAS
9 29 (4.87%) VPN
10 27 (4.53%) VLAN
11 26 (4.36%) SSL
12 20 (3.36%) LAN
13 17 (2.85%) FTP
13 17 (2.85%) WAN
14 16 (2.68%) MPLS
15 13 (2.18%) IP Telephony
16 12 (2.01%) IPsec
17 11 (1.85%) IPv4
17 11 (1.85%) Skype
18 10 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (47.15%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (5.70%) MySQL
4 25 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (4.19%) SQL Server 2016
5 23 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (3.69%) Amazon RDS
7 21 (3.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 20 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.68%) NoSQL
10 14 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (2.01%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.85%) Ingres
13 10 (1.68%) MongoDB
14 9 (1.51%) SQL Server 2017
15 8 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (1.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 61 (10.23%) Visual Studio
2 54 (9.06%) Jenkins
3 42 (7.05%) Git (software)
4 39 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (4.19%) JIRA
6 21 (3.52%) TeamCity
7 20 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (2.85%) Bitbucket
9 15 (2.52%) gulp
9 15 (2.52%) Oracle Forms
9 15 (2.52%) Selenium
10 14 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (1.85%) NUnit
11 11 (1.85%) Travis CI
12 10 (1.68%) Moq
12 10 (1.68%) MSI
13 9 (1.51%) Rational Team Concert
14 8 (1.34%) MSTest
14 8 (1.34%) Subversion
15 7 (1.17%) MSBuild
General
1 151 (25.34%) Finance
2 54 (9.06%) Banking
3 38 (6.38%) Public Sector
4 23 (3.86%) Publishing
5 19 (3.19%) Law
6 17 (2.85%) Legal
7 9 (1.51%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.17%) Retail
9 6 (1.01%) Back Office
10 5 (0.84%) Marketing
10 5 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.50%) Automotive
11 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.50%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.34%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 135 (22.65%) Developer
2 73 (12.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 70 (11.74%) Analyst
4 52 (8.72%) DevOps Engineer
5 50 (8.39%) .NET Developer
6 44 (7.38%) C# Developer
7 39 (6.54%) Architect
8 30 (5.03%) Support Analyst
8 30 (5.03%) Support Engineer
9 29 (4.87%) Applications Support
10 28 (4.70%) C# .NET Developer
11 27 (4.53%) Windows Engineer
12 26 (4.36%) Administrator
13 24 (4.03%) Migration Engineer
14 21 (3.52%) Cloud Engineer
15 19 (3.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 19 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
15 19 (3.19%) Consultant
16 17 (2.85%) Applications Support Analyst
17 16 (2.68%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (37.58%) .NET
2 86 (14.43%) HTML
3 78 (13.09%) Web Services
4 65 (10.91%) ASP.NET
5 62 (10.40%) ASP.NET Web API
6 57 (9.56%) CSS
7 54 (9.06%) .NET Framework
8 45 (7.55%) AngularJS
9 42 (7.05%) WCF
10 40 (6.71%) XML
11 39 (6.54%) jQuery
12 32 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC
13 30 (5.03%) Middleware
14 27 (4.53%) Entity Framework
14 27 (4.53%) RESTful
15 25 (4.19%) HTML5
15 25 (4.19%) REST
16 23 (3.86%) .NET Core
17 22 (3.69%) LDAP
18 21 (3.52%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.88%) Clustering
3 34 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (5.20%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.19%) PKI
6 18 (3.02%) Blog
6 18 (3.02%) Data Centre
6 18 (3.02%) Replication
7 16 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (2.18%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.34%) User Experience
11 6 (1.01%) HP StoreVirtual
11 6 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.84%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.84%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.84%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.67%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 359 (60.23%) Windows
2 190 (31.88%) Windows Server
3 115 (19.30%) Linux
4 86 (14.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (13.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (7.38%) Unix
7 35 (5.87%) Windows 10
8 26 (4.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (4.03%) Windows 7
10 19 (3.19%) CentOS
11 18 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (2.01%) Solaris
13 11 (1.85%) Windows 8
14 9 (1.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 9 (1.51%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.67%) Android
15 4 (0.67%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.34%) AIX
17 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (24.83%) DevOps
2 131 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (15.60%) ITIL
4 86 (14.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 82 (13.76%) Migration
5 82 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
6 72 (12.08%) MVC
7 68 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
8 60 (10.07%) Configuration Management
9 51 (8.56%) SDLC
10 45 (7.55%) CRM
11 42 (7.05%) Web Development
12 39 (6.54%) Microservices
13 38 (6.38%) Information Security
14 37 (6.21%) Open Source
15 36 (6.04%) Unit Testing
16 33 (5.54%) High Availability
16 33 (5.54%) Software Engineering
17 32 (5.37%) Change Management
17 32 (5.37%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 281 (47.15%) SQL
2 179 (30.03%) PowerShell
3 155 (26.01%) C#
4 118 (19.80%) JavaScript
5 61 (10.23%) Java
6 59 (9.90%) Python
7 54 (9.06%) T-SQL
8 34 (5.70%) Perl
9 31 (5.20%) Bash Shell
9 31 (5.20%) VB.NET
10 25 (4.19%) TypeScript
10 25 (4.19%) VB
11 24 (4.03%) Ruby
12 20 (3.36%) PHP
13 19 (3.19%) PL/SQL
14 16 (2.68%) VBA
15 9 (1.51%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.51%) VBScript
16 5 (0.84%) C++
16 5 (0.84%) ES6
Qualifications
1 70 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 48 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 37 (6.21%) Degree
4 34 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (5.20%) DV Cleared
6 27 (4.53%) CISSP
7 26 (4.36%) IISP
8 15 (2.52%) AWS Certification
9 13 (2.18%) MCSE
10 12 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (1.85%) CCNA
11 11 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.34%) MCSA
13 7 (1.17%) CISA
13 7 (1.17%) CISM
14 6 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.01%) HND
14 6 (1.01%) MCDBA
14 6 (1.01%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.03%) QA
2 25 (4.19%) SLA
3 17 (2.85%) PCI DSS
4 13 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.01%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.67%) GDPR
6 4 (0.67%) NCSC
7 3 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.34%) NIST
8 2 (0.34%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.17%) PMO
9 1 (0.17%) RosettaNet
9 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 214 (35.91%) Active Directory
2 106 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (11.74%) Hyper-V
4 53 (8.89%) Docker
5 23 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (3.69%) XenApp
7 19 (3.19%) vSphere
8 15 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (2.52%) Xen
9 14 (2.35%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (1.01%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (1.01%) KVM
11 6 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.67%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.67%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.67%) LXC
13 4 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 59 (9.90%) Puppet
2 56 (9.40%) SCCM
3 47 (7.89%) Ansible
4 33 (5.54%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (5.20%) Kubernetes
6 28 (4.70%) Terraform
7 25 (4.19%) Microsoft Clustering
8 20 (3.36%) WSUS
9 18 (3.02%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
10 16 (2.68%) SCOM
11 13 (2.18%) CASB
11 13 (2.18%) vCenter Server
12 11 (1.85%) Kibana
12 11 (1.85%) logstash
12 11 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (1.85%) MIIS
13 9 (1.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 9 (1.51%) NetBackup
14 8 (1.34%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 291 (48.83%) Microsoft
2 162 (27.18%) VMware
3 94 (15.77%) Citrix
4 80 (13.42%) Oracle
5 46 (7.72%) Cisco
6 43 (7.21%) HP
6 43 (7.21%) IBM
7 24 (4.03%) NetApp
8 23 (3.86%) EMC
9 19 (3.19%) Google
9 19 (3.19%) McAfee
10 18 (3.02%) Sitecore
11 15 (2.52%) Red Hat
12 14 (2.35%) F5
12 14 (2.35%) Splunk
13 13 (2.18%) Veritas
14 12 (2.01%) Dell
15 11 (1.85%) Symantec
16 9 (1.51%) Apple
16 9 (1.51%) MuleSoft