Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 351 328 308
Rank change year-on-year -23 -20 -60
Contract jobs citing IIS 552 817 896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.78% 0.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.60% 4.66% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 578 560
UK median daily rate £449 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.28% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £306 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +3.03% +17.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 43
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £20.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.71% +28.13% -40.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.75 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.58 £12.00
% change year-on-year -40.62% +96.46% -55.56%

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 12,009 17,539 17,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.73% 16.73% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,712 11,309 11,387
UK median daily rate £450 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 400 429
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.22 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +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 6 December 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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 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 -4 513 £448 -0.56% 310
UK excluding London +12 298 £425 +3.03% 255
London -37 240 £475 -9.52% 68
South East -11 100 £420 +1.20% 87
North of England +50 84 £425 +13.33% 72
North West +5 43 £400 +6.67% 38
Yorkshire +58 34 £525 +13.51% 31
East of England +36 33 £425 - 35
Midlands +63 31 £380 +8.57% 29
Scotland +27 24 £585 +40.96% 6
South West -28 21 £425 +13.33% 19
East Midlands +42 15 £380 +12.59% 13
West Midlands +39 15 £388 +8.77% 16
North East +25 8 £700 - 3
Wales +22 6 £375 +9.09% 9
Channel Islands - 1 £513 -

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 318 (57.61%) Windows
2 275 (49.82%) Microsoft
3 269 (48.73%) SQL Server
4 250 (45.29%) SQL
5 238 (43.12%) .NET
6 186 (33.70%) Azure
7 176 (31.88%) Windows Server
8 172 (31.16%) Active Directory
9 146 (26.45%) C#
10 145 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
11 139 (25.18%) DevOps
11 139 (25.18%) PowerShell
12 137 (24.82%) VMware
13 130 (23.55%) DNS
14 123 (22.28%) Linux
15 122 (22.10%) JavaScript
16 119 (21.56%) Finance
17 104 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 101 (18.30%) AWS
18 101 (18.30%) DHCP
19 96 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
20 95 (17.21%) SharePoint
21 93 (16.85%) HTML
22 90 (16.30%) Apache
22 90 (16.30%) Problem-Solving
23 85 (15.40%) Java
24 79 (14.31%) Oracle
24 79 (14.31%) ITIL
25 78 (14.13%) Configuration Management
26 77 (13.95%) 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 95 (17.21%) SharePoint
2 90 (16.30%) Apache
3 60 (10.87%) Tomcat
4 54 (9.78%) nginx
5 48 (8.70%) MS Exchange
6 37 (6.70%) WebSphere
7 34 (6.16%) Jetty
7 34 (6.16%) Mongrel
8 23 (4.17%) JBoss
9 21 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (3.62%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (3.44%) CMS
12 18 (3.26%) Skype for Business
13 15 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (2.36%) OpenStack
14 13 (2.36%) SharePoint Server
15 11 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
17 9 (1.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (4.53%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.91%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 47 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.91%) Dynamics GP
3 5 (0.91%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.54%) Magento
4 3 (0.54%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.36%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.36%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.36%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.18%) ContrOCC
6 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.18%) Maximo
6 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 186 (33.70%) Azure
2 101 (18.30%) AWS
3 52 (9.42%) Office 365
4 41 (7.43%) PaaS
5 39 (7.07%) GCP
6 33 (5.98%) GitHub
7 31 (5.62%) Google App Engine
8 30 (5.43%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (4.53%) SaaS
10 23 (4.17%) IaaS
10 23 (4.17%) npm
11 16 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (1.63%) OpenShift
14 8 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (1.27%) Power Platform
16 6 (1.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 5 (0.91%) Datadog
17 5 (0.91%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 130 (23.55%) DNS
2 101 (18.30%) DHCP
3 63 (11.41%) TCP/IP
4 61 (11.05%) Internet
5 59 (10.69%) Firewall
6 53 (9.60%) HTTP
7 42 (7.61%) SSL
8 37 (6.70%) FTP
9 34 (6.16%) IPsec
10 33 (5.98%) VPN
11 30 (5.43%) SAN
12 21 (3.80%) LAN
13 20 (3.62%) VLAN
13 20 (3.62%) WAN
14 16 (2.90%) NAS
15 15 (2.72%) Network Security
16 13 (2.36%) VoIP
17 12 (2.17%) MPLS
18 11 (1.99%) IPv4
18 11 (1.99%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (48.73%) SQL Server
2 42 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (7.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 36 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 33 (5.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (5.80%) MySQL
7 25 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (3.80%) Oracle Database
9 18 (3.26%) Relational Database
10 17 (3.08%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (3.08%) NoSQL
11 15 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (1.99%) MongoDB
15 10 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (1.63%) RDBMS
17 6 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 61 (11.05%) Visual Studio
2 59 (10.69%) Jenkins
3 52 (9.42%) Git (software)
4 33 (5.98%) Travis CI
5 32 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (5.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 29 (5.25%) JIRA
7 29 (5.25%) TeamCity
8 20 (3.62%) gulp
9 16 (2.90%) Selenium
10 15 (2.72%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (2.54%) NUnit
12 12 (2.17%) Bitbucket
12 12 (2.17%) Moq
13 11 (1.99%) MSBuild
13 11 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 9 (1.63%) GitLab
15 9 (1.63%) jspm
15 9 (1.63%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 119 (21.56%) Finance
2 42 (7.61%) Public Sector
3 36 (6.52%) Banking
4 20 (3.62%) Law
5 16 (2.90%) Legal
6 11 (1.99%) Publishing
7 7 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.09%) Back Office
8 6 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.09%) Marketing
8 6 (1.09%) Retail
9 5 (0.91%) Military
10 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Environmental Health
11 1 (0.18%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 120 (21.74%) Developer
2 58 (10.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 58 (10.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (9.06%) Analyst
4 44 (7.97%) C# Developer
5 36 (6.52%) Architect
6 35 (6.34%) .NET Developer
7 28 (5.07%) Administrator
7 28 (5.07%) Support Engineer
8 27 (4.89%) Applications Support
9 24 (4.35%) Support Analyst
10 22 (3.99%) Cloud Engineer
10 22 (3.99%) Windows Engineer
11 19 (3.44%) C# .NET Developer
11 19 (3.44%) Consultant
12 17 (3.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 17 (3.08%) Cloud Architect
13 16 (2.90%) Sitecore Developer
14 15 (2.72%) Server Engineer
14 15 (2.72%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (43.12%) .NET
2 93 (16.85%) HTML
3 63 (11.41%) ASP.NET
4 61 (11.05%) CSS
5 60 (10.87%) Web Services
6 58 (10.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 54 (9.78%) AngularJS
8 52 (9.42%) .NET Framework
9 45 (8.15%) XML
10 39 (7.07%) jQuery
11 36 (6.52%) J2EE
11 36 (6.52%) Servlets
11 36 (6.52%) WCF
12 31 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 31 (5.62%) REST
13 28 (5.07%) JSON
14 26 (4.71%) .NET Core
15 25 (4.53%) RESTful
16 24 (4.35%) Entity Framework
17 22 (3.99%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 28 (5.07%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (4.89%) PKI
5 20 (3.62%) Clustering
6 14 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.17%) Driving Licence
7 12 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (2.17%) User Experience
8 11 (1.99%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.45%) Replication
10 6 (1.09%) Blog
10 6 (1.09%) HP StoreVirtual
10 6 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.91%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.91%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.54%) CMDB
13 3 (0.54%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 318 (57.61%) Windows
2 176 (31.88%) Windows Server
3 123 (22.28%) Linux
4 65 (11.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (9.06%) Unix
7 31 (5.62%) Windows 10
8 27 (4.89%) Windows 7
9 21 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.63%) Android
11 9 (1.63%) CentOS
11 9 (1.63%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.45%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.27%) Solaris
14 6 (1.09%) VMS
15 4 (0.72%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.54%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (25.18%) DevOps
3 96 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
4 90 (16.30%) Problem-Solving
5 79 (14.31%) ITIL
6 78 (14.13%) Configuration Management
7 77 (13.95%) MVC
8 66 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 62 (11.23%) Migration
10 56 (10.14%) SDLC
11 53 (9.60%) CRM
12 50 (9.06%) Open Source
13 46 (8.33%) Web Development
14 35 (6.34%) Information Security
14 35 (6.34%) Microservices
14 35 (6.34%) Project Management
15 31 (5.62%) Risk Management
16 30 (5.43%) Change Management
16 30 (5.43%) Unit Testing
17 29 (5.25%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 250 (45.29%) SQL
2 146 (26.45%) C#
3 139 (25.18%) PowerShell
4 122 (22.10%) JavaScript
5 85 (15.40%) Java
6 38 (6.88%) T-SQL
7 32 (5.80%) Python
8 28 (5.07%) TypeScript
9 25 (4.53%) Perl
10 23 (4.17%) VB.NET
11 20 (3.62%) Bash Shell
12 17 (3.08%) PHP
12 17 (3.08%) VB
13 15 (2.72%) Ruby
14 13 (2.36%) C++
14 13 (2.36%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.63%) VBScript
16 8 (1.45%) VBA
17 6 (1.09%) C
17 6 (1.09%) Go
Qualifications
1 75 (13.59%) Security Cleared
2 47 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.52%) Degree
4 35 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (4.71%) DV Cleared
6 24 (4.35%) IISP
7 23 (4.17%) CISSP
8 14 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (2.36%) AWS Certification
9 13 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (1.63%) CCNA
10 9 (1.63%) CISM
10 9 (1.63%) MCSE
11 8 (1.45%) CISA
11 8 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.09%) CCNP
12 6 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.09%) HND
12 6 (1.09%) MCDBA
12 6 (1.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.35%) SLA
2 20 (3.62%) QA
3 18 (3.26%) PCI DSS
4 13 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.45%) GDPR
6 6 (1.09%) Government Security Classifications
7 5 (0.91%) NCSC
8 3 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.36%) COBIT
9 2 (0.36%) GxP
9 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.36%) NIST
9 2 (0.36%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.18%) HL7
10 1 (0.18%) PMO
10 1 (0.18%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 172 (31.16%) Active Directory
2 104 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (10.87%) Docker
4 48 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 36 (6.52%) Xen
6 23 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (3.44%) XenApp
8 13 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.99%) XenDesktop
10 9 (1.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 9 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (1.45%) NFS
11 8 (1.45%) vSphere
12 5 (0.91%) Samba
12 5 (0.91%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.72%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.72%) LXC
13 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (11.78%) Puppet
2 50 (9.06%) Ansible
3 38 (6.88%) SCCM
4 37 (6.70%) Kubernetes
5 31 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (4.35%) Terraform
7 20 (3.62%) WSUS
8 16 (2.90%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (2.72%) Kibana
9 15 (2.72%) MIIS
10 14 (2.54%) logstash
10 14 (2.54%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (2.36%) CASB
11 13 (2.36%) vCenter Server
12 12 (2.17%) SCOM
13 9 (1.63%) NetBackup
14 8 (1.45%) Nagios
15 7 (1.27%) Consul
15 7 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (1.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 275 (49.82%) Microsoft
2 137 (24.82%) VMware
3 79 (14.31%) Oracle
4 67 (12.14%) Citrix
5 44 (7.97%) Google
6 31 (5.62%) Cisco
7 27 (4.89%) IBM
8 25 (4.53%) HP
9 22 (3.99%) Red Hat
10 19 (3.44%) Sitecore
11 17 (3.08%) Dell
11 17 (3.08%) Splunk
12 14 (2.54%) EMC
12 14 (2.54%) McAfee
13 10 (1.81%) F5
13 10 (1.81%) ServiceNow
13 10 (1.81%) Symantec
14 9 (1.63%) MuleSoft
14 9 (1.63%) NetApp
14 9 (1.63%) New Relic