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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 277 212 155
Rank change year-on-year -65 -57  
Contract jobs citing IIS 399 626 816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 1.16% 1.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.11% 6.41% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 394 513
Median daily rate £386 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.35% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £328 £335
% change year-on-year +11.45% -2.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +17.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £20.91 £17.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.50 £31.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £28.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -24.10% +7.69%  

IIS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7806 9763 9839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.57% 18.08% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4976 6503 6153
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 242 324
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IIS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IIS in the UK

IIS
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -60 366 £375 +7.14% 198
London -51 149 £450 +5.88% 70
South East -2 97 £360 +3.59% 50
South West -6 31 £413 +30.95% 17
Surrey +17 25 £450 +15.01% 5
East of England -12 25 £350 -31.70% 11
Scotland +19 21 £400 +23.07% 5
Berkshire +10 21 £368 -2.00% 14
City of London -12 20 £463 +8.82% 23
East Midlands +6 19 £280 -13.84% 4
Kent +9 15 £340 +5.83% 4
North West +8 15 £350 +7.69% 14
Yorkshire +1 14 £338 -32.50% 18
West Yorkshire +2 13 £338 +6.63% 12
Hampshire -8 13 £330 -1.49% 14
Leeds +13 12 £338 -7.21% 6
Hertfordshire +7 12 £360 -21.73% 3
Leicestershire +3 11 £260 -13.33%
Reading +18 10 £368 -2.00% 7
Milton Keynes -9 10 £469 - 3
Buckinghamshire -15 10 £469 +56.25% 12
Renfrewshire +53 9 £412 +30.27%
Erskine +50 9 £412 +30.27%
Cheshire +19 9 £350 +6.06% 2
Swindon -5 8 £425 +34.92%
Wiltshire -11 8 £425 +34.92% 2
Somerset - 8 £388 - 1
West Midlands +15 7 £325 -7.14% 11
Leicester - 7 £253 -
North East +12 6 £400 +45.45% 2

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 549 (64.51%) Windows
2 423 (49.71%) Microsoft
3 412 (48.41%) SQL Server
4 362 (42.54%) .NET
5 333 (39.13%) SQL
6 327 (38.43%) Windows Server
7 282 (33.14%) PowerShell
8 261 (30.67%) C#
9 202 (23.74%) Linux
10 195 (22.91%) Active Directory
11 188 (22.09%) VMware
12 175 (20.56%) DNS
13 174 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 167 (19.62%) Team Foundation Server
15 165 (19.39%) DevOps
16 163 (19.15%) Finance
17 146 (17.16%) Microsoft Azure
18 143 (16.80%) SharePoint
19 142 (16.69%) Web Services
19 142 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
20 137 (16.10%) JavaScript
20 137 (16.10%) Oracle
21 134 (15.75%) ITIL
22 129 (15.16%) Git (software)
23 126 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
24 125 (14.69%) HTML
25 121 (14.22%) ASP.NET
26 118 (13.87%) Firewall
27 117 (13.75%) Java
28 116 (13.63%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 143 (16.80%) SharePoint
2 110 (12.93%) Apache
3 83 (9.75%) WebSphere
4 77 (9.05%) Tomcat
5 69 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
6 58 (6.82%) JBoss
7 51 (5.99%) MS Exchange
8 47 (5.52%) CMS
9 41 (4.82%) nginx
9 41 (4.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 32 (3.76%) Sitecore CMS
11 30 (3.53%) SharePoint Server
12 25 (2.94%) Jetty
12 25 (2.94%) WebLogic
13 23 (2.70%) Mongrel
14 22 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
15 20 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
16 18 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
17 14 (1.65%) Skype for Business
17 14 (1.65%) WildFly
Applications
1 37 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.59%) Quicktime
4 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.35%) SmartSuite
5 3 (0.35%) Stata
6 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 50 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.23%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.47%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.35%) OpenText Process Suite
5 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.35%) Staffware
6 2 (0.24%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.24%) FRx
6 2 (0.24%) Scribe Insight
6 2 (0.24%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.24%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.12%) Magento
7 1 (0.12%) Orchestrade
7 1 (0.12%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 146 (17.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 111 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (5.99%) IaaS
4 48 (5.64%) Office 365
5 35 (4.11%) PaaS
6 33 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (2.59%) Google App Engine
9 17 (2.00%) Amazon S3
9 17 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (1.41%) GitHub
11 11 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (1.18%) Akamai
12 10 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.94%) SaaS
14 6 (0.71%) Route 53
15 5 (0.59%) OneDrive
15 5 (0.59%) Yammer
16 4 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
16 4 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 175 (20.56%) DNS
2 118 (13.87%) Firewall
3 103 (12.10%) DHCP
4 97 (11.40%) TCP/IP
5 81 (9.52%) Internet
6 69 (8.11%) LAN
7 58 (6.82%) WAN
8 56 (6.58%) HTTP
9 47 (5.52%) SSL
10 44 (5.17%) SAN
11 35 (4.11%) FTP
12 30 (3.53%) IPsec
13 29 (3.41%) LDAP
14 23 (2.70%) NAS
15 21 (2.47%) VPN
16 20 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
16 20 (2.35%) VLAN
17 19 (2.23%) Wireless
18 18 (2.12%) Reverse Proxy
19 14 (1.65%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (48.41%) SQL Server
2 90 (10.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 75 (8.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 67 (7.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 58 (6.82%) Oracle Database
5 58 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 32 (3.76%) Relational Database
8 31 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
9 30 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
11 22 (2.59%) SQL Server 2016
12 18 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (1.88%) MySQL
14 15 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
15 14 (1.65%) MS Access
15 14 (1.65%) NoSQL
15 14 (1.65%) Oracle9i Database
16 13 (1.53%) RDBMS
17 11 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 167 (19.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 129 (15.16%) Git (software)
3 91 (10.69%) Visual Studio
4 72 (8.46%) Jenkins
5 63 (7.40%) TeamCity
6 48 (5.64%) Octopus Deploy
7 42 (4.94%) JIRA
8 23 (2.70%) MSBuild
8 23 (2.70%) Subversion
9 22 (2.59%) Travis CI
10 20 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (2.23%) Ant
12 17 (2.00%) Selenium
13 16 (1.88%) Moq
14 15 (1.76%) SpecFlow
15 14 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
16 13 (1.53%) NUnit
16 13 (1.53%) ReSharper
17 12 (1.41%) Maven
18 9 (1.06%) NuGet
General
1 163 (19.15%) Finance
2 50 (5.88%) Banking
3 23 (2.70%) Back Office
4 19 (2.23%) Front Office
5 17 (2.00%) Legal
6 15 (1.76%) Retail
7 13 (1.53%) Marketing
8 12 (1.41%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.06%) Law
10 7 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.82%) Local Government
10 7 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.59%) Advertising
11 5 (0.59%) French Language
11 5 (0.59%) Publishing
12 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.47%) Games
12 4 (0.47%) International Banking
12 4 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 187 (21.97%) Developer
2 103 (12.10%) Analyst
3 90 (10.58%) .NET Developer
4 87 (10.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 62 (7.29%) Applications Support
5 62 (7.29%) PowerShell Engineer
6 60 (7.05%) Support Analyst
7 55 (6.46%) Architect
8 53 (6.23%) C# Developer
9 49 (5.76%) Windows Engineer
10 39 (4.58%) C# .NET Developer
11 36 (4.23%) Consultant
12 34 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
13 33 (3.88%) Automation Engineer
14 31 (3.64%) Administrator
15 30 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 30 (3.53%) Support Engineer
16 28 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
17 22 (2.59%) Sitecore Developer
18 21 (2.47%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (42.54%) .NET
2 142 (16.69%) Web Services
3 125 (14.69%) HTML
4 121 (14.22%) ASP.NET
5 111 (13.04%) XML
6 110 (12.93%) CSS
7 99 (11.63%) jQuery
8 83 (9.75%) .NET Framework
9 63 (7.40%) WCF
10 57 (6.70%) Ajax
11 50 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 48 (5.64%) AngularJS
13 45 (5.29%) Middleware
14 43 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web API
15 38 (4.47%) JSON
16 36 (4.23%) HTML5
17 33 (3.88%) REST
18 32 (3.76%) XSLT
19 31 (3.64%) Entity Framework
19 31 (3.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (5.76%) Clustering
3 41 (4.82%) Data Centre
4 23 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.59%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.47%) Client/Server
6 21 (2.47%) PKI
7 18 (2.12%) User Experience
8 17 (2.00%) W3C
9 14 (1.65%) EPoS
10 12 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.18%) Fintech
11 10 (1.18%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.06%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.06%) Replication
12 9 (1.06%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.94%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.82%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.71%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 549 (64.51%) Windows
2 327 (38.43%) Windows Server
3 202 (23.74%) Linux
4 174 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 116 (13.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 99 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 81 (9.52%) Unix
8 40 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (3.64%) Windows 7
10 14 (1.65%) AIX
10 14 (1.65%) Solaris
11 10 (1.18%) CentOS
12 8 (0.94%) Android
12 8 (0.94%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.82%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.82%) zOS
14 5 (0.59%) Debian
14 5 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.59%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (19.39%) DevOps
2 142 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (15.75%) ITIL
4 108 (12.69%) MVC
5 102 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (8.70%) Scrum
7 64 (7.52%) CRM
8 63 (7.40%) Migration
9 62 (7.29%) Open Source
10 61 (7.17%) Configuration Management
11 57 (6.70%) Load Balancing
12 54 (6.35%) Project Management
13 52 (6.11%) Continuous Delivery
14 49 (5.76%) TDD
15 47 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
16 41 (4.82%) Web Development
17 39 (4.58%) Release Management
18 38 (4.47%) High Availability
19 36 (4.23%) Problem Management
20 34 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 333 (39.13%) SQL
2 282 (33.14%) PowerShell
3 261 (30.67%) C#
4 137 (16.10%) JavaScript
5 117 (13.75%) Java
6 86 (10.11%) T-SQL
7 64 (7.52%) Perl
8 57 (6.70%) Python
9 53 (6.23%) VBScript
10 38 (4.47%) VB
11 36 (4.23%) XAML
12 27 (3.17%) Bash Shell
13 26 (3.06%) Ruby
14 22 (2.59%) VB.NET
15 18 (2.12%) PHP
16 17 (2.00%) C
17 14 (1.65%) C++
18 12 (1.41%) VBA
19 10 (1.18%) F#
20 9 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 106 (12.46%) Security Cleared
2 85 (9.99%) SC Cleared
3 41 (4.82%) Degree
4 40 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (2.59%) MCSE
6 18 (2.12%) CCNA
6 18 (2.12%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.76%) CCNP
8 13 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (1.41%) MCITP
9 12 (1.41%) MCSA
10 11 (1.29%) CISSP
11 10 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.82%) IISP
12 7 (0.82%) MCP
12 7 (0.82%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.82%) PMP
13 6 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.70%) QA
2 21 (2.47%) SLA
3 12 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.59%) COBIT
4 5 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.47%) PMO
5 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.24%) SEPA
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.12%) HL7
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.12%) MiFID
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 195 (22.91%) Active Directory
2 126 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (7.99%) Hyper-V
4 41 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (3.06%) Xen
6 19 (2.23%) XenApp
7 16 (1.88%) Docker
7 16 (1.88%) ISA Server
8 15 (1.76%) vSphere
9 14 (1.65%) UAG
10 10 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
12 8 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.94%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 6 (0.71%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 97 (11.40%) Puppet
2 59 (6.93%) SCCM
3 57 (6.70%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (6.11%) Ansible
5 26 (3.06%) SCOM
6 22 (2.59%) Microsoft Clustering
7 17 (2.00%) Control-M
8 16 (1.88%) Nagios
8 16 (1.88%) Terraform
9 13 (1.53%) NetBackup
9 13 (1.53%) WSUS
10 11 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (1.18%) vRealize
12 9 (1.06%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 6 (0.71%) Rundeck
15 5 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
15 5 (0.59%) SCDPM
15 5 (0.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 423 (49.71%) Microsoft
2 188 (22.09%) VMware
3 137 (16.10%) Oracle
4 75 (8.81%) Citrix
5 57 (6.70%) HP
6 49 (5.76%) IBM
7 40 (4.70%) Cisco
8 39 (4.58%) Red Hat
9 36 (4.23%) Sitecore
10 32 (3.76%) Google
11 26 (3.06%) McAfee
12 23 (2.70%) SAP
13 21 (2.47%) Apple
14 20 (2.35%) Dell
14 20 (2.35%) Splunk
15 16 (1.88%) Symantec
16 13 (1.53%) CheckPoint
16 13 (1.53%) EMC
16 13 (1.53%) Juniper
16 13 (1.53%) Veritas
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £13 - £15 Per Hour inc holiday pay
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago