Period
to 29 November 2021

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 29 November 2021 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
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 495 356 370
Rank change year-on-year -139 +14 -28
Contract jobs citing IIS 371 219 552
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.61% 0.67%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.31% 4.13% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 130 372
10th Percentile £265 £300 £263
25th Percentile £360 £400 £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £464 £448
Median % change year-on-year +1.89% +3.63% -0.56%
75th Percentile £575 £500 £550
90th Percentile £625 £578 £674
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £456 £420
% change year-on-year -6.85% +8.63% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 9
Median hourly rate £45.25 £57.50 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year -21.30% +379.17% -31.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £57.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -77.39% +379.17% -41.46%

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 11,199 5,306 12,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.65% 14.70% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,738 3,589 7,890
10th Percentile £313 £281 £250
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.37% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £603 £563 £550
90th Percentile £699 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 164 299
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.63 £10.95
25th Percentile £16.25 £17.87 £14.25
Median hourly rate £22.82 £24.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.80% +20.73% +2.50%
75th Percentile £50.94 £51.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £63.76 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.82 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.74% +26.78% -10.00%

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 29 November 2021.

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 29 November 2021.

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 29 November 2021. 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 -126 295 £475 +2.70% 161
London -108 172 £525 +10.53% 61
UK excluding London -136 132 £425 -6.85% 110
Work from Home -141 109 £450 -10.00% 26
South East -99 35 £436 -3.06% 24
North of England -66 32 £425 - 31
East of England -39 17 £450 -34.78% 8
Yorkshire -38 16 £265 -37.46% 12
North West -60 15 £450 +1.98% 17
Scotland -68 15 £425 -9.81% 9
Midlands -73 14 £450 -8.86% 25
South West -54 12 £400 -7.30% 10
East Midlands -31 7 £350 +3.70% 11
West Midlands -61 7 £494 -1.25% 14
Wales -34 6 £505 +6.32% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 29 November 2021, 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.

1 241 (64.96%) Windows
2 183 (49.33%) SQL Server
3 174 (46.90%) SQL
4 169 (45.55%) Microsoft
5 139 (37.47%) .NET
6 129 (34.77%) Active Directory
7 128 (34.50%) Windows Server
8 123 (33.15%) Azure
9 120 (32.35%) Linux
10 114 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
11 113 (30.46%) PowerShell
12 91 (24.53%) C#
13 88 (23.72%) Finance
14 85 (22.91%) DevOps
15 81 (21.83%) Apache
16 79 (21.29%) HTML
17 78 (21.02%) JavaScript
18 75 (20.22%) VMware
19 71 (19.14%) Social Skills
20 70 (18.87%) Tomcat
21 66 (17.79%) Security Cleared
22 63 (16.98%) ITIL
23 62 (16.71%) Oracle
24 60 (16.17%) Firewall
25 59 (15.90%) Migration
25 59 (15.90%) Microsoft 365
26 58 (15.63%) Citrix
26 58 (15.63%) SC Cleared
27 55 (14.82%) VMware Infrastructure
28 54 (14.56%) CSS

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 81 (21.83%) Apache
2 70 (18.87%) Tomcat
3 45 (12.13%) SharePoint
4 29 (7.82%) WebSphere
5 23 (6.20%) JBoss
6 21 (5.66%) MS Exchange
7 17 (4.58%) nginx
8 16 (4.31%) Confluence
9 10 (2.70%) CMS
10 6 (1.62%) Appian
10 6 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (1.35%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (1.08%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 43 (11.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.96%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.27%) BASE24
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 123 (33.15%) Azure
2 59 (15.90%) Microsoft 365
3 50 (13.48%) AWS
4 30 (8.09%) PaaS
5 27 (7.28%) IaaS
6 19 (5.12%) SaaS
7 16 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (2.96%) Power Platform
10 10 (2.70%) OpenShift
11 9 (2.43%) GitHub
11 9 (2.43%) NuGet
12 8 (2.16%) Apigee
13 7 (1.89%) Datadog
13 7 (1.89%) PowerApps
14 6 (1.62%) Google Analytics
15 5 (1.35%) Amazon S3
15 5 (1.35%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (1.35%) Kong
15 5 (1.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 60 (16.17%) Firewall
2 47 (12.67%) DNS
3 39 (10.51%) TCP/IP
4 35 (9.43%) SSL
5 33 (8.89%) Internet
6 27 (7.28%) HTTP
7 17 (4.58%) VPN
8 16 (4.31%) DHCP
9 15 (4.04%) WAN
10 14 (3.77%) SAN
11 13 (3.50%) iSCSI
12 12 (3.23%) NAS
13 11 (2.96%) Intranet
13 11 (2.96%) NetScaler
14 9 (2.43%) SMTP
15 8 (2.16%) Kerberos
16 7 (1.89%) FTP
16 7 (1.89%) SSH
17 5 (1.35%) Network Security
17 5 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (49.33%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (7.01%) SQL Server 2016
4 25 (6.74%) MySQL
5 24 (6.47%) SQL Server 2019
6 23 (6.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (5.93%) SQL Server 2014
8 21 (5.66%) Oracle Database
9 13 (3.50%) Relational Database
10 12 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (2.96%) Power BI
11 11 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.89%) MongoDB
14 6 (1.62%) NoSQL
14 6 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
16 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 3 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (11.05%) Git (software)
2 36 (9.70%) Jenkins
3 28 (7.55%) JIRA
4 26 (7.01%) Visual Studio
5 22 (5.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 20 (5.39%) Selenium
6 20 (5.39%) TeamCity
7 18 (4.85%) Cucumber
8 17 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (4.31%) Octopus Deploy
9 16 (4.31%) SonarQube
10 15 (4.04%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (3.23%) Robot Framework
12 11 (2.96%) Artifactory
13 8 (2.16%) Bitbucket
14 7 (1.89%) IBM UrbanCode
15 6 (1.62%) NUnit
15 6 (1.62%) Zephyr
16 5 (1.35%) Maven
17 4 (1.08%) InstallShield
General
1 88 (23.72%) Finance
2 71 (19.14%) Social Skills
3 46 (12.40%) Banking
4 30 (8.09%) Public Sector
5 22 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.89%) Documentation Skills
6 7 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.89%) Military
7 6 (1.62%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (1.35%) Marketing
9 4 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.81%) Advertising
10 3 (0.81%) Back Office
10 3 (0.81%) Front Office
10 3 (0.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 3 (0.81%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.81%) Law
10 3 (0.81%) Local Government
10 3 (0.81%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.54%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 94 (25.34%) Developer
2 38 (10.24%) .NET Developer
3 35 (9.43%) Analyst
4 28 (7.55%) Applications Support
4 28 (7.55%) Architect
5 25 (6.74%) C# Developer
6 24 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (5.93%) DBA
8 21 (5.66%) SQL DBA
9 20 (5.39%) DevOps Engineer
10 19 (5.12%) Support Analyst
11 16 (4.31%) Applications Support Analyst
12 15 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
12 15 (4.04%) Technical Architect
13 12 (3.23%) Administrator
13 12 (3.23%) Consultant
14 10 (2.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 10 (2.70%) Support Engineer
14 10 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
15 9 (2.43%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (37.47%) .NET
2 79 (21.29%) HTML
3 54 (14.56%) CSS
4 51 (13.75%) .NET Framework
5 35 (9.43%) XML
6 34 (9.16%) JSON
7 32 (8.63%) Web Services
8 28 (7.55%) ASP.NET
9 25 (6.74%) Middleware
9 25 (6.74%) REST
10 24 (6.47%) SOAP
11 23 (6.20%) .NET Core
12 22 (5.93%) Entity Framework
13 21 (5.66%) jQuery
14 19 (5.12%) LDAP
14 19 (5.12%) WCF
15 17 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (4.58%) HTML5
16 16 (4.31%) RESTful
17 15 (4.04%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.05%) Clustering
2 20 (5.39%) PKI
3 15 (4.04%) Cloud Native
4 13 (3.50%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.96%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.70%) User Experience
8 9 (2.43%) Replication
9 7 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.62%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.62%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.35%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.35%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.35%) NHS
11 5 (1.35%) Wiki
12 4 (1.08%) CESG
12 4 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 241 (64.96%) Windows
2 128 (34.50%) Windows Server
3 120 (32.35%) Linux
4 51 (13.75%) Unix
5 35 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (9.16%) Windows 10
7 30 (8.09%) Windows Server 2019
8 27 (7.28%) Windows Server 2016
9 26 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (3.23%) Windows 7
12 9 (2.43%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.62%) Android
14 4 (1.08%) AIX
14 4 (1.08%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.81%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.81%) CentOS
15 3 (0.81%) VMS
15 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.54%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (22.91%) DevOps
3 63 (16.98%) ITIL
4 59 (15.90%) Migration
5 48 (12.94%) Scrum
6 43 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (8.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 30 (8.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 29 (7.82%) Analytics
10 28 (7.55%) Change Management
10 28 (7.55%) Configuration Management
11 27 (7.28%) SDLC
12 26 (7.01%) Microservices
13 25 (6.74%) Release Management
13 25 (6.74%) Software Engineering
14 24 (6.47%) Performance Optimisation
15 22 (5.93%) Kanban
16 21 (5.66%) Service Delivery
16 21 (5.66%) TDD
17 20 (5.39%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 174 (46.90%) SQL
2 113 (30.46%) PowerShell
3 91 (24.53%) C#
4 78 (21.02%) JavaScript
5 47 (12.67%) Java
6 37 (9.97%) T-SQL
7 33 (8.89%) VB.NET
8 30 (8.09%) PL/SQL
9 28 (7.55%) Python
10 22 (5.93%) VB
11 21 (5.66%) VBA
12 13 (3.50%) TypeScript
13 11 (2.96%) Shell Script
14 9 (2.43%) VBScript
15 8 (2.16%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.89%) R
17 6 (1.62%) Perl
18 3 (0.81%) C
18 3 (0.81%) Groovy
18 3 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 66 (17.79%) Security Cleared
2 58 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.89%) DV Cleared
4 28 (7.55%) Degree
5 18 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (3.23%) MCSE
7 9 (2.43%) CISSP
8 8 (2.16%) IISP
8 8 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.62%) MCSA
11 5 (1.35%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (1.35%) CISM
12 4 (1.08%) CCNA
12 4 (1.08%) CCNP
12 4 (1.08%) MCITP
13 2 (0.54%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.54%) CISA
13 2 (0.54%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.05%) QA
2 11 (2.96%) SLA
3 5 (1.35%) GDPR
3 5 (1.35%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.35%) NCSC
3 5 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.08%) RMADS
5 3 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.81%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.54%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.54%) COBIT
6 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.54%) GRC
6 2 (0.54%) NIST
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 129 (34.77%) Active Directory
2 55 (14.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (10.78%) Docker
4 16 (4.31%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.23%) NFS
6 8 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.89%) BitLocker
7 7 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.62%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.62%) vSphere
9 4 (1.08%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 3 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.81%) XenApp
11 2 (0.54%) vCloud
11 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.27%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 45 (12.13%) Ansible
2 32 (8.63%) Puppet
3 28 (7.55%) Kubernetes
4 26 (7.01%) SCCM
5 25 (6.74%) Microsoft Clustering
6 20 (5.39%) Terraform
7 18 (4.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 14 (3.77%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (3.23%) Nagios
10 11 (2.96%) SCOM
10 11 (2.96%) WSUS
11 10 (2.70%) FortiGate
12 9 (2.43%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (2.16%) Netcool
14 7 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
15 6 (1.62%) CA Single Sign-On
16 4 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
16 4 (1.08%) vCenter Server
17 3 (0.81%) Kibana
17 3 (0.81%) Salt
Vendors
1 169 (45.55%) Microsoft
2 75 (20.22%) VMware
3 62 (16.71%) Oracle
4 58 (15.63%) Citrix
5 43 (11.59%) Red Hat
6 29 (7.82%) Cisco
7 26 (7.01%) ServiceNow
8 25 (6.74%) F5
9 24 (6.47%) IBM
10 19 (5.12%) AppDynamics
10 19 (5.12%) Dell
11 17 (4.58%) Splunk
12 15 (4.04%) Google
12 15 (4.04%) NetApp
13 11 (2.96%) EMC
13 11 (2.96%) New Relic
14 9 (2.43%) Palo Alto
15 7 (1.89%) BMC
15 7 (1.89%) Sitecore
15 7 (1.89%) SonicWALL