Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 311 246 211
Rank change year-on-year -65 -35 -25
Contract jobs citing IIS 812 980 1,301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 1.02% 1.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.91% 5.73% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 653 857
UK median daily rate £375 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +7.64% -4.00%
10th Percentile £256 £261 £263
90th Percentile £587 £550 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 36
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £23.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.30% -32.35% +43.16%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £49.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £23.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -47.83% -22.03% +18.00%

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 16,533 17,092 18,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.27% 17.80% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,047 11,016 11,653
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year - +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 364 504
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.56 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.88% -2.19% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.56 £19.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.57% +1.32% +8.57%

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IIS in the UK

IIS
Top 15 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 22 February 2018. 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 -54 741 £375 -6.25% 299
UK excluding London -14 490 £350 -3.45% 216
London -110 309 £450 +9.09% 96
South East +14 165 £369 +1.72% 66
South West -9 77 £380 -5.00% 25
Midlands +20 76 £325 -1.52% 34
North of England -24 73 £309 -15.34% 59
West Midlands +8 43 £325 -1.52% 19
Scotland -14 41 £325 -0.46% 7
North West -9 38 £313 -10.71% 31
East of England -43 38 £350 -9.68% 19
East Midlands +8 33 £338 +28.57% 14
Wales +15 21 £350 -17.65% 5
North East +28 20 £300 -29.41% 7
Yorkshire -28 15 £311 -19.68% 21

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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.

1 545 (67.12%) Windows
2 402 (49.51%) SQL Server
3 358 (44.09%) SQL
4 336 (41.38%) .NET
5 331 (40.76%) Microsoft
6 303 (37.32%) Windows Server
7 242 (29.80%) Active Directory
8 237 (29.19%) VMware
9 220 (27.09%) C#
10 199 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
11 192 (23.65%) PowerShell
12 191 (23.52%) Linux
13 174 (21.43%) JavaScript
14 170 (20.94%) VMware Infrastructure
15 153 (18.84%) DevOps
16 150 (18.47%) ITIL
17 145 (17.86%) Finance
18 144 (17.73%) Microsoft Azure
19 142 (17.49%) DNS
20 138 (17.00%) ASP.NET
21 131 (16.13%) HTML
22 130 (16.01%) Windows Server 2008
23 127 (15.64%) Windows Server 2012
24 126 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
25 125 (15.39%) Apache
25 125 (15.39%) Firewall
26 117 (14.41%) CSS
27 107 (13.18%) MVC
28 102 (12.56%) Security Cleared
29 98 (12.07%) 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
1 125 (15.39%) Apache
2 92 (11.33%) SharePoint
2 92 (11.33%) Tomcat
3 59 (7.27%) MS Exchange
4 50 (6.16%) CMS
5 42 (5.17%) WebSphere
6 31 (3.82%) JBoss
7 29 (3.57%) nginx
8 27 (3.33%) Confluence
8 27 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
9 24 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
10 21 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 21 (2.59%) Umbraco
11 18 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (1.97%) Skype for Business
12 16 (1.97%) WebLogic
13 15 (1.85%) Kentico
14 14 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (1.60%) Jetty
15 13 (1.60%) Mongrel
Applications
1 48 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.37%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 22 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.86%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (0.86%) KANA IQ
2 7 (0.86%) SunGard GMI
3 4 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.37%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.37%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.25%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.12%) Relativity
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 144 (17.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 126 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (6.28%) Office 365
4 31 (3.82%) PaaS
5 30 (3.69%) IaaS
6 19 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.23%) GitHub
8 10 (1.23%) Google App Engine
8 10 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (1.11%) Adobe Analytics
9 9 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (0.99%) SaaS
11 7 (0.86%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.49%) npm
12 4 (0.49%) Serverless
13 3 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 142 (17.49%) DNS
2 125 (15.39%) Firewall
3 96 (11.82%) TCP/IP
4 87 (10.71%) DHCP
5 75 (9.24%) SAN
6 49 (6.03%) Internet
7 35 (4.31%) WAN
8 33 (4.06%) VPN
9 32 (3.94%) LAN
10 29 (3.57%) BIG-IP
11 25 (3.08%) Network Security
11 25 (3.08%) VLAN
12 24 (2.96%) FTP
12 24 (2.96%) SSL
13 23 (2.83%) HTTP
13 23 (2.83%) NetScaler
14 18 (2.22%) VoIP
15 15 (1.85%) NAS
16 14 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (49.51%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (6.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 49 (6.03%) MySQL
5 41 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (4.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (4.06%) NoSQL
8 29 (3.57%) Relational Database
9 27 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
10 25 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (2.22%) MongoDB
12 17 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (1.72%) Hadoop
13 14 (1.72%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (1.48%) DB2
14 12 (1.48%) SQL Server 2000
14 12 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
15 11 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 97 (11.95%) TeamCity
2 74 (9.11%) Git (software)
2 74 (9.11%) Jenkins
3 70 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 60 (7.39%) JIRA
4 60 (7.39%) Visual Studio
5 53 (6.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (4.06%) MSBuild
7 31 (3.82%) Subversion
8 23 (2.83%) Maven
9 20 (2.46%) JMeter
9 20 (2.46%) NuGet
9 20 (2.46%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (2.22%) Bitbucket
11 17 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (1.72%) Artifactory
12 14 (1.72%) Selenium
13 12 (1.48%) Eclipse
13 12 (1.48%) Travis CI
14 11 (1.35%) ReSharper
General
1 145 (17.86%) Finance
2 60 (7.39%) Banking
3 20 (2.46%) Back Office
4 17 (2.09%) Front Office
4 17 (2.09%) Legal
5 16 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.35%) Law
7 9 (1.11%) Marketing
8 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.74%) Retail
9 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.49%) Advertising
10 4 (0.49%) French Language
10 4 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.49%) Local Government
10 4 (0.49%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.37%) Publishing
11 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.37%) Romanian Language
12 2 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 202 (24.88%) Developer
2 107 (13.18%) .NET Developer
3 90 (11.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 73 (8.99%) C# Developer
5 60 (7.39%) Analyst
6 56 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
7 52 (6.40%) Applications Engineer
8 51 (6.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 44 (5.42%) Applications Support
10 41 (5.05%) AWS Engineer
11 40 (4.93%) Administrator
11 40 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 38 (4.68%) Windows DevOps Engineer
13 37 (4.56%) Architect
14 36 (4.43%) Support Engineer
15 34 (4.19%) ASP.NET Developer
16 28 (3.45%) SQL Developer
17 27 (3.33%) Web Developer
18 25 (3.08%) Server Engineer
18 25 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (41.38%) .NET
2 138 (17.00%) ASP.NET
3 131 (16.13%) HTML
4 117 (14.41%) CSS
5 90 (11.08%) Web Services
6 61 (7.51%) .NET Framework
7 60 (7.39%) jQuery
8 53 (6.53%) AngularJS
8 53 (6.53%) XML
9 49 (6.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 41 (5.05%) SOAP
11 39 (4.80%) ASP.NET Web API
11 39 (4.80%) WCF
12 38 (4.68%) Ajax
12 38 (4.68%) REST
13 34 (4.19%) HTML5
13 34 (4.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 29 (3.57%) RESTful
15 28 (3.45%) JSON
16 27 (3.33%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (8.25%) Data Centre
3 52 (6.40%) Management Information System
4 33 (4.06%) PKI
5 24 (2.96%) Clustering
6 21 (2.59%) Computer Science
7 18 (2.22%) DataPower
8 17 (2.09%) Derivative
9 14 (1.72%) Online Banking
10 13 (1.60%) User Experience
11 12 (1.48%) Mainframe
12 10 (1.23%) CESG
12 10 (1.23%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.23%) Data Structures
12 10 (1.23%) Equities
12 10 (1.23%) Fixed Income
13 9 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (1.11%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 545 (67.12%) Windows
2 303 (37.32%) Windows Server
3 191 (23.52%) Linux
4 130 (16.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 127 (15.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 90 (11.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 87 (10.71%) Unix
8 39 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 36 (4.43%) Windows 7
10 21 (2.59%) Windows 10
11 19 (2.34%) Solaris
12 15 (1.85%) Windows 8
13 10 (1.23%) Windows Vista
14 9 (1.11%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.86%) CentOS
16 6 (0.74%) Debian
17 5 (0.62%) SUSE
17 5 (0.62%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.62%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (18.84%) DevOps
3 150 (18.47%) ITIL
4 107 (13.18%) MVC
5 90 (11.08%) Migration
6 76 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
7 67 (8.25%) Configuration Management
8 64 (7.88%) Project Management
9 58 (7.14%) TDD
10 54 (6.65%) Scrum
10 54 (6.65%) Web Development
11 52 (6.40%) SDLC
12 45 (5.54%) Load Balancing
12 45 (5.54%) Problem Management
13 43 (5.30%) Change Management
14 38 (4.68%) Mentoring
14 38 (4.68%) Service Delivery
15 37 (4.56%) Change Control
16 34 (4.19%) Task Automation
17 33 (4.06%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 358 (44.09%) SQL
2 220 (27.09%) C#
3 192 (23.65%) PowerShell
4 174 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 87 (10.71%) Java
6 59 (7.27%) T-SQL
7 58 (7.14%) Python
8 35 (4.31%) PHP
9 32 (3.94%) Ruby
10 30 (3.69%) VBScript
11 28 (3.45%) Perl
11 28 (3.45%) VB
12 18 (2.22%) Bash Shell
12 18 (2.22%) Shell Script
13 17 (2.09%) C++
14 15 (1.85%) C
14 15 (1.85%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.23%) CQL
15 10 (1.23%) VBA
16 7 (0.86%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 102 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 71 (8.74%) SC Cleared
3 56 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (5.42%) Degree
5 38 (4.68%) DV Cleared
6 27 (3.33%) MCSE
7 20 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (2.34%) CCNA
9 17 (2.09%) IISP
10 13 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (1.60%) MCSA
11 12 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (1.23%) CISSP
13 8 (0.99%) A+ Certification
13 8 (0.99%) CCNP
13 8 (0.99%) MCTS
14 7 (0.86%) CISM
14 7 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
15 6 (0.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.80%) QA
2 27 (3.33%) SLA
3 26 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.48%) MiFID
5 10 (1.23%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 9 (1.11%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.86%) GDPR
8 3 (0.37%) IFRS
8 3 (0.37%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.37%) RMADS
8 3 (0.37%) UCITS
9 2 (0.25%) EMIR
9 2 (0.25%) WCAG
10 1 (0.12%) GCP
10 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.12%) PMO
10 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 242 (29.80%) Active Directory
2 170 (20.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (9.36%) Hyper-V
4 61 (7.51%) vSphere
5 47 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (4.68%) Virtual Machines
7 36 (4.43%) XenApp
8 24 (2.96%) Docker
9 18 (2.22%) XenDesktop
10 16 (1.97%) VMware Workstation
11 14 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (1.48%) Xen
13 11 (1.35%) ISA Server
14 10 (1.23%) UAG
14 10 (1.23%) XenServer
15 7 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.62%) BitLocker
18 4 (0.49%) iptables
18 4 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 69 (8.50%) Puppet
2 64 (7.88%) SCCM
3 47 (5.79%) SCOM
4 44 (5.42%) Ansible
5 42 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (3.20%) Nagios
7 25 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
8 18 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
9 17 (2.09%) WSUS
10 16 (1.97%) SCVMM
11 15 (1.85%) BladeLogic
11 15 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (1.85%) Terraform
11 15 (1.85%) vCenter Server
12 14 (1.72%) Backup Exec
12 14 (1.72%) ITRS Geneos
13 11 (1.35%) Tivoli
14 10 (1.23%) Opsview
14 10 (1.23%) Rancher
15 9 (1.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 331 (40.76%) Microsoft
2 237 (29.19%) VMware
3 98 (12.07%) Oracle
4 85 (10.47%) Citrix
5 81 (9.98%) HP
6 63 (7.76%) Cisco
7 41 (5.05%) Red Hat
8 37 (4.56%) IBM
9 34 (4.19%) AppDynamics
9 34 (4.19%) F5
10 33 (4.06%) Splunk
11 30 (3.69%) McAfee
12 29 (3.57%) NetApp
13 25 (3.08%) Ivanti
14 24 (2.96%) EMC
15 23 (2.83%) Dynatrace
15 23 (2.83%) New Relic
15 23 (2.83%) SAP
16 17 (2.09%) ServiceNow
17 15 (1.85%) 3PAR