Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 343 334 317
Rank change year-on-year -9 -17 -47
Contract jobs citing IIS 394 747 816
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.77% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.45% 4.80% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 530 570
Median daily rate £450 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.92% +3.00%
10th Percentile £274 £313 £253
90th Percentile £688 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £364
% change year-on-year +5.88% +16.84% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 27
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.67% -14.29% -39.13%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.63 £24.92 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +191.67% -7.69% -43.48%

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 8,848 15,577 16,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.37% 16.07% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,552 10,026 11,055
Median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £408
% change year-on-year -1.16% +5.52% +4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 312 374
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.97% -0.21% -1.08%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.88% -2.86% -7.89%

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IIS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IIS in the UK

IIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IIS.

Daily rate trend for IIS in the UK

IIS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IIS over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IIS in the UK

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IIS.

Hourly rate trend for IIS in the UK

IIS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IIS over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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 -29 348 £450 - 155
UK excluding London +36 249 £450 +5.88% 130
London -23 135 £475 -9.52% 34
North of England +77 80 £500 +11.11% 29
South East +12 59 £413 -8.33% 45
North West +38 43 £475 - 20
South West +3 41 £350 -12.50% 9
Scotland +53 35 £500 +47.06% 3
Yorkshire +67 31 £525 +16.67% 9
East of England +23 22 £450 +11.11% 14
Work from Home +14 11 £575 +32.56% 9
Midlands +28 9 £475 +35.71% 24
West Midlands +48 8 £500 +17.65% 13
North East +22 7 £675 +50.00%
Wales +13 5 £375 -18.92% 6
East Midlands +7 1 £475 +53.23% 11

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 223 (56.60%) Windows
2 208 (52.79%) Microsoft
3 195 (49.49%) SQL Server
4 178 (45.18%) .NET
5 174 (44.16%) SQL
6 127 (32.23%) Windows Server
7 124 (31.47%) Active Directory
8 116 (29.44%) Azure
9 113 (28.68%) C#
10 96 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
10 96 (24.37%) PowerShell
11 95 (24.11%) DNS
12 92 (23.35%) VMware
13 87 (22.08%) DHCP
13 87 (22.08%) JavaScript
14 81 (20.56%) DevOps
15 79 (20.05%) SharePoint
16 78 (19.80%) Linux
17 77 (19.54%) Security Cleared
18 72 (18.27%) VMware Infrastructure
19 69 (17.51%) HTML
19 69 (17.51%) Finance
20 66 (16.75%) Apache
21 65 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
22 64 (16.24%) AWS
22 64 (16.24%) Migration
23 61 (15.48%) ITIL
24 58 (14.72%) .NET Framework
24 58 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
25 57 (14.47%) SC Cleared

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 79 (20.05%) SharePoint
2 66 (16.75%) Apache
3 48 (12.18%) Tomcat
4 32 (8.12%) nginx
5 31 (7.87%) MS Exchange
5 31 (7.87%) WebSphere
6 28 (7.11%) Jetty
6 28 (7.11%) Mongrel
7 17 (4.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (4.06%) Skype for Business
9 14 (3.55%) CMS
10 13 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (2.79%) JBoss
12 9 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (1.78%) Confluence
14 6 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.76%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 24 (6.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.76%) ContrOCC
2 3 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.51%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.51%) Sprinklr
4 1 (0.25%) Line 500
4 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 116 (29.44%) Azure
2 64 (16.24%) AWS
3 50 (12.69%) Office 365
4 35 (8.88%) GCP
5 28 (7.11%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (7.11%) Google App Engine
6 20 (5.08%) GitHub
7 19 (4.82%) IaaS
8 18 (4.57%) Power Platform
9 17 (4.31%) PaaS
10 6 (1.52%) SaaS
11 5 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.27%) Azure Functions
11 5 (1.27%) PowerApps
11 5 (1.27%) Serverless
12 4 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.02%) npm
13 3 (0.76%) Datadog
13 3 (0.76%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.76%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 95 (24.11%) DNS
2 87 (22.08%) DHCP
3 53 (13.45%) TCP/IP
4 43 (10.91%) SSL
5 39 (9.90%) HTTP
6 36 (9.14%) Internet
7 34 (8.63%) FTP
8 33 (8.38%) Firewall
8 33 (8.38%) SAN
9 29 (7.36%) IPsec
10 23 (5.84%) WAN
11 22 (5.58%) LAN
12 20 (5.08%) VPN
13 11 (2.79%) Kerberos
13 11 (2.79%) Skype
14 10 (2.54%) MPLS
14 10 (2.54%) Network Security
14 10 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (2.28%) VoIP
16 8 (2.03%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (49.49%) SQL Server
2 36 (9.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (6.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (6.35%) SQL Server 2016
6 22 (5.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (5.08%) Relational Database
8 15 (3.81%) MySQL
9 13 (3.30%) Power BI
10 12 (3.05%) Oracle Database
11 11 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (2.28%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (1.52%) MongoDB
15 5 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
16 4 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (1.02%) Electronic Patient Records
16 4 (1.02%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 36 (9.14%) Jenkins
2 31 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (7.61%) Visual Studio
4 28 (7.11%) Travis CI
5 24 (6.09%) Git (software)
5 24 (6.09%) TeamCity
6 15 (3.81%) JIRA
7 14 (3.55%) Selenium
8 11 (2.79%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.79%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (2.54%) Fiddler
9 10 (2.54%) NUnit
9 10 (2.54%) SpecFlow
9 10 (2.54%) Zephyr
10 8 (2.03%) GitLab
10 8 (2.03%) JMeter
10 8 (2.03%) Postman
10 8 (2.03%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 69 (17.51%) Finance
2 26 (6.60%) Public Sector
3 20 (5.08%) Banking
4 12 (3.05%) Front Office
5 7 (1.78%) Local Government
6 6 (1.52%) Retail
7 5 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.27%) Publishing
8 4 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.76%) Back Office
9 3 (0.76%) Military
10 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.51%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.51%) Marketing
10 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 85 (21.57%) Developer
2 43 (10.91%) C# Developer
3 41 (10.41%) .NET Developer
4 30 (7.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (6.60%) Analyst
6 25 (6.35%) Administrator
6 25 (6.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 22 (5.58%) Consultant
8 20 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
8 20 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
9 19 (4.82%) Architect
9 19 (4.82%) Support Engineer
10 18 (4.57%) Server Engineer
11 13 (3.30%) Applications Support
11 13 (3.30%) Support Analyst
11 13 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.05%) Cloud Engineer
12 12 (3.05%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 12 (3.05%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (45.18%) .NET
2 69 (17.51%) HTML
3 58 (14.72%) .NET Framework
4 47 (11.93%) AngularJS
4 47 (11.93%) CSS
4 47 (11.93%) Web Services
5 46 (11.68%) ASP.NET
6 43 (10.91%) XML
7 33 (8.38%) Entity Framework
8 32 (8.12%) Servlets
9 31 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web API
9 31 (7.87%) J2EE
9 31 (7.87%) jQuery
10 25 (6.35%) JSON
11 22 (5.58%) REST
12 20 (5.08%) .NET Core
13 18 (4.57%) Middleware
13 18 (4.57%) RESTful
14 17 (4.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 15 (3.81%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.60%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 23 (5.84%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (4.06%) User Experience
5 12 (3.05%) PKI
6 9 (2.28%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.78%) Clustering
7 7 (1.78%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.52%) HP StoreVirtual
8 6 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.27%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.27%) Life Science
10 4 (1.02%) Blog
10 4 (1.02%) e-Health
10 4 (1.02%) LIMS
10 4 (1.02%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.02%) PACS
10 4 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 223 (56.60%) Windows
2 127 (32.23%) Windows Server
3 78 (19.80%) Linux
4 47 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (7.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (4.06%) Windows 10
8 15 (3.81%) Windows 7
9 14 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (3.05%) Unix
10 12 (3.05%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (2.54%) Android
12 9 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (2.03%) VMS
14 7 (1.78%) Windows XP
15 6 (1.52%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.76%) Solaris
16 3 (0.76%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.51%) Fedora
17 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (20.56%) DevOps
3 65 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (16.24%) Migration
5 61 (15.48%) ITIL
6 58 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
7 56 (14.21%) MVC
8 44 (11.17%) Configuration Management
9 42 (10.66%) Open Source
10 35 (8.88%) SDLC
11 34 (8.63%) TDD
12 33 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 30 (7.61%) Waterfall
14 27 (6.85%) CRM
14 27 (6.85%) High Availability
15 25 (6.35%) Project Management
16 24 (6.09%) Test Automation
17 23 (5.84%) Change Management
18 22 (5.58%) Scrum
18 22 (5.58%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 174 (44.16%) SQL
2 113 (28.68%) C#
3 96 (24.37%) PowerShell
4 87 (22.08%) JavaScript
5 56 (14.21%) Java
6 27 (6.85%) T-SQL
7 26 (6.60%) VB.NET
8 23 (5.84%) TypeScript
9 19 (4.82%) Python
10 11 (2.79%) PHP
11 10 (2.54%) PL/SQL
12 9 (2.28%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.28%) VB
13 8 (2.03%) VBA
14 6 (1.52%) C
14 6 (1.52%) Ruby
14 6 (1.52%) VBScript
15 5 (1.27%) Perl
15 5 (1.27%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.02%) C++
Qualifications
1 77 (19.54%) Security Cleared
2 57 (14.47%) SC Cleared
3 32 (8.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (5.84%) Degree
4 23 (5.84%) DV Cleared
5 13 (3.30%) MCSA
6 10 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (2.28%) MCITP
8 7 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.78%) IISP
8 7 (1.78%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.78%) MCPD
8 7 (1.78%) MCSE
8 7 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.52%) CCNP
9 6 (1.52%) CISM
9 6 (1.52%) CISSP
9 6 (1.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.85%) SLA
2 13 (3.30%) GDPR
3 12 (3.05%) QA
4 8 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.78%) NCSC
6 6 (1.52%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (1.02%) HL7
7 4 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (1.02%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.51%) GxP
9 2 (0.51%) NIST
10 1 (0.25%) COBIT
10 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.25%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.25%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 124 (31.47%) Active Directory
2 72 (18.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (8.12%) Hyper-V
4 31 (7.87%) Docker
5 28 (7.11%) Xen
6 25 (6.35%) XenApp
7 17 (4.31%) vSphere
8 16 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (2.28%) XenDesktop
10 8 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (1.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (1.52%) VMware Server
13 5 (1.27%) ISA Server
13 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (1.27%) UAG
14 4 (1.02%) NFS
15 3 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 44 (11.17%) Puppet
2 39 (9.90%) SCCM
3 21 (5.33%) Ansible
4 20 (5.08%) Kubernetes
4 20 (5.08%) Terraform
5 13 (3.30%) SCOM
5 13 (3.30%) WSUS
6 10 (2.54%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.52%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (1.52%) SCDPM
7 6 (1.52%) vRealize
8 5 (1.27%) Consul
8 5 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (1.27%) MIIS
8 5 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.02%) Nagios
9 4 (1.02%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 208 (52.79%) Microsoft
2 92 (23.35%) VMware
3 53 (13.45%) Oracle
4 39 (9.90%) Google
5 38 (9.64%) Citrix
6 28 (7.11%) Cisco
7 15 (3.81%) Dell
7 15 (3.81%) HP
8 13 (3.30%) EMC
8 13 (3.30%) Splunk
9 12 (3.05%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.28%) IBM
11 8 (2.03%) F5
11 8 (2.03%) Juniper
11 8 (2.03%) Telerik
12 7 (1.78%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.78%) CA
12 7 (1.78%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.78%) SolarWinds
12 7 (1.78%) Veeam