Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 269 218
Rank change year-on-year -43 -51 -43
Contract jobs citing IIS 794 869 1,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.96% 1.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.81% 5.60% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 575 830
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £269 £256
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 25
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -61.03% +51.11%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.60
90th Percentile £42.50 £50.00 £53.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.05 £13.05 £21.00
% change year-on-year +23.01% -37.86% -8.02%

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 16,500 15,516 18,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.38% 17.09% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,971 9,997 11,936
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.43%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.20% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 345 449
UK median hourly rate £18.89 £18.70 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.02% -8.78% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.51 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% +14.29%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -51 723 £400 +3.90% 308
UK excluding London -11 521 £375 +2.74% 218
London -100 268 £475 +17.28% 113
South East -6 158 £395 +9.34% 62
North of England +19 98 £333 -5.00% 56
South West +4 82 £400 -3.03% 14
Midlands +4 78 £340 +6.25% 29
Scotland -41 53 £420 +12.00% 18
West Midlands +11 49 £325 -7.14% 18
North West -3 48 £335 -0.74% 25
East of England -19 39 £450 +22.45% 33
North East +34 36 £317 +5.50% 6
East Midlands -10 28 £345 +27.78% 11
Yorkshire -22 14 £513 +34.43% 25
Wales +6 13 £350 -22.22% 4

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 544 (68.51%) Windows
2 383 (48.24%) SQL Server
2 383 (48.24%) Microsoft
3 346 (43.58%) Windows Server
4 315 (39.67%) SQL
5 307 (38.66%) .NET
6 265 (33.38%) Active Directory
7 258 (32.49%) VMware
8 233 (29.35%) C#
9 201 (25.31%) PowerShell
10 195 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 192 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
12 178 (22.42%) Linux
13 177 (22.29%) JavaScript
14 172 (21.66%) DNS
15 151 (19.02%) Windows Server 2008
16 140 (17.63%) Microsoft Azure
17 139 (17.51%) ITIL
18 137 (17.25%) Security Cleared
19 136 (17.13%) DevOps
20 135 (17.00%) ASP.NET
21 133 (16.75%) Windows Server 2012
22 127 (15.99%) Citrix
22 127 (15.99%) Finance
23 122 (15.37%) Apache
23 122 (15.37%) Amazon AWS
24 120 (15.11%) CSS
25 118 (14.86%) DHCP
26 113 (14.23%) HTML
26 113 (14.23%) SAN

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
1 122 (15.37%) Apache
2 101 (12.72%) SharePoint
3 89 (11.21%) Tomcat
4 56 (7.05%) WebSphere
5 55 (6.93%) SharePoint Server
6 47 (5.92%) MS Exchange
7 39 (4.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 38 (4.79%) nginx
9 32 (4.03%) SharePoint 2013
10 28 (3.53%) CMS
11 25 (3.15%) Jetty
11 25 (3.15%) Mongrel
12 22 (2.77%) Confluence
12 22 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2013
12 22 (2.77%) JBoss
13 19 (2.39%) Skype for Business
14 18 (2.27%) Umbraco
15 17 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (1.89%) WebLogic
17 14 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 64 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (3.40%) InfoPath
4 12 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.38%) Windchill
7 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.13%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 11 (1.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.38%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.25%) Concordance
4 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.25%) Relativity
4 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.13%) Servitor
5 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.13%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 140 (17.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (15.37%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (10.58%) Office 365
4 32 (4.03%) AWS CloudFormation
5 28 (3.53%) IaaS
6 27 (3.40%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (3.15%) NuGet
8 24 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (2.77%) Google App Engine
10 18 (2.27%) PaaS
11 15 (1.89%) SaaS
12 8 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.76%) Rackspace Cloud
14 6 (0.76%) Serverless
14 6 (0.76%) Sumo Logic
15 4 (0.50%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 172 (21.66%) DNS
2 118 (14.86%) DHCP
3 113 (14.23%) SAN
4 112 (14.11%) Firewall
5 108 (13.60%) TCP/IP
6 53 (6.68%) Internet
7 52 (6.55%) LAN
8 51 (6.42%) HTTP
9 48 (6.05%) WAN
10 35 (4.41%) NetScaler
10 35 (4.41%) SSL
11 32 (4.03%) VPN
12 28 (3.53%) DMZ
12 28 (3.53%) IPsec
12 28 (3.53%) NAS
13 24 (3.02%) FTP
14 22 (2.77%) VLAN
15 20 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (2.14%) Network Security
16 17 (2.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (48.24%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (4.66%) MySQL
5 28 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (3.27%) Relational Database
7 22 (2.77%) NoSQL
8 19 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (2.14%) Oracle Database
11 14 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.76%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
13 11 (1.39%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.39%) MongoDB
13 11 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (1.13%) Big Data
15 8 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (1.01%) DB2
Development Applications
1 103 (12.97%) Visual Studio
2 92 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 85 (10.71%) Git (software)
4 75 (9.45%) Jenkins
5 69 (8.69%) TeamCity
6 41 (5.16%) JIRA
7 34 (4.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 32 (4.03%) Subversion
9 28 (3.53%) MSBuild
10 25 (3.15%) Visual Studio Team System
11 24 (3.02%) Maven
12 22 (2.77%) Selenium
13 21 (2.64%) NUnit
14 19 (2.39%) Travis CI
15 15 (1.89%) JMeter
16 13 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 13 (1.64%) GitLab
17 12 (1.51%) Eclipse
17 12 (1.51%) SpecFlow
18 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 127 (15.99%) Finance
2 43 (5.42%) Banking
3 24 (3.02%) Legal
4 18 (2.27%) Back Office
5 16 (2.02%) Law
6 9 (1.13%) Retail
7 7 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.88%) Local Government
8 5 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.50%) Military
10 3 (0.38%) French Language
10 3 (0.38%) Marketing
11 2 (0.25%) Automotive
11 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 179 (22.54%) Developer
2 101 (12.72%) .NET Developer
3 66 (8.31%) C# Developer
4 65 (8.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 65 (8.19%) Support Engineer
5 54 (6.80%) Architect
6 49 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 45 (5.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 38 (4.79%) Analyst
9 36 (4.53%) AWS Engineer
10 32 (4.03%) Applications Support
11 30 (3.78%) Citrix Engineer
11 30 (3.78%) Windows Engineer
12 29 (3.65%) Applications Engineer
12 29 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
13 27 (3.40%) Administrator
14 26 (3.27%) ASP.NET Developer
14 26 (3.27%) Server Engineer
15 22 (2.77%) Consultant
16 21 (2.64%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (38.66%) .NET
2 135 (17.00%) ASP.NET
3 120 (15.11%) CSS
4 113 (14.23%) HTML
5 109 (13.73%) jQuery
6 86 (10.83%) XML
7 83 (10.45%) Web Services
8 74 (9.32%) .NET Framework
9 58 (7.30%) AngularJS
10 54 (6.80%) JSON
11 46 (5.79%) XSLT
12 44 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 44 (5.54%) Middleware
13 43 (5.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 43 (5.42%) WCF
14 42 (5.29%) ASP.NET Web API
14 42 (5.29%) HTML5
15 35 (4.41%) Ajax
16 34 (4.28%) REST
17 33 (4.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 57 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (6.30%) Management Information System
4 46 (5.79%) Clustering
5 45 (5.67%) Computer Science
6 44 (5.54%) PKI
7 30 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (2.90%) User Experience
9 20 (2.52%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.89%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.26%) DataPower
12 8 (1.01%) CESG
12 8 (1.01%) Online Banking
13 7 (0.88%) Fat Client
13 7 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.88%) HP Superdome
13 7 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.88%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.88%) Thin Client
14 6 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 544 (68.51%) Windows
2 346 (43.58%) Windows Server
3 178 (22.42%) Linux
4 151 (19.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 133 (16.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 85 (10.71%) Unix
7 72 (9.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (4.66%) Windows 7
9 25 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (3.02%) Solaris
11 18 (2.27%) Windows 10
12 15 (1.89%) AIX
13 13 (1.64%) Debian
14 12 (1.51%) Windows XP
15 10 (1.26%) CentOS
15 10 (1.26%) Ubuntu
15 10 (1.26%) Windows 8
16 9 (1.13%) Windows NT
17 8 (1.01%) Windows 2000
17 8 (1.01%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (17.51%) ITIL
3 136 (17.13%) DevOps
4 110 (13.85%) MVC
5 103 (12.97%) Migration
6 82 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
7 73 (9.19%) Project Management
8 65 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
9 61 (7.68%) Configuration Management
10 59 (7.43%) High Availability
11 56 (7.05%) TDD
12 55 (6.93%) Scrum
13 51 (6.42%) Load Balancing
14 48 (6.05%) Service Delivery
15 43 (5.42%) Web Development
16 40 (5.04%) Mentoring
17 39 (4.91%) Test Automation
18 36 (4.53%) SDLC
19 34 (4.28%) Microservices
20 33 (4.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 315 (39.67%) SQL
2 233 (29.35%) C#
3 201 (25.31%) PowerShell
4 177 (22.29%) JavaScript
5 81 (10.20%) Java
6 51 (6.42%) Python
7 44 (5.54%) T-SQL
8 31 (3.90%) PHP
9 26 (3.27%) Ruby
10 24 (3.02%) Perl
10 24 (3.02%) VBScript
11 19 (2.39%) C++
11 19 (2.39%) VB
12 17 (2.14%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.64%) C
14 12 (1.51%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.51%) CQL
14 12 (1.51%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.51%) TypeScript
14 12 (1.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 137 (17.25%) Security Cleared
2 111 (13.98%) SC Cleared
3 76 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 71 (8.94%) Degree
5 41 (5.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 40 (5.04%) MCSE
7 38 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (3.78%) DV Cleared
9 28 (3.53%) CCNA
10 19 (2.39%) MCSA
11 18 (2.27%) IISP
12 15 (1.89%) CISSP
12 15 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (1.39%) CISM
13 11 (1.39%) MCP
14 10 (1.26%) CCNP
15 7 (0.88%) CESG Certified Professional
16 6 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (0.76%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.27%) QA
2 24 (3.02%) SLA
3 23 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.64%) ISO 9001
5 10 (1.26%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.01%) GCP
6 8 (1.01%) GDPR
7 7 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.63%) PMO
9 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.25%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.25%) ISO 31000
9 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.25%) UCITS
10 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.13%) IFRS
10 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 265 (33.38%) Active Directory
2 195 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (10.08%) Hyper-V
4 73 (9.19%) XenApp
5 64 (8.06%) vSphere
6 48 (6.05%) VMware ESXi
7 43 (5.42%) XenDesktop
8 34 (4.28%) Xen
9 22 (2.77%) Docker
10 19 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.13%) UAG
11 9 (1.13%) XenServer
12 8 (1.01%) KVM
13 7 (0.88%) ISA Server
13 7 (0.88%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.76%) NFS
14 6 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.50%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 89 (11.21%) SCCM
2 67 (8.44%) Puppet
3 52 (6.55%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (5.67%) Ansible
5 42 (5.29%) SCOM
6 31 (3.90%) WSUS
7 30 (3.78%) Terraform
8 24 (3.02%) Microsoft Clustering
9 22 (2.77%) McAfee ePO
10 20 (2.52%) Nagios
10 20 (2.52%) Single Sign-On
11 17 (2.14%) vCenter Server
12 15 (1.89%) Backup Exec
13 14 (1.76%) SCVMM
14 12 (1.51%) Graylog
14 12 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (1.51%) Opsview
14 12 (1.51%) WMI
15 11 (1.39%) logstash
15 11 (1.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 383 (48.24%) Microsoft
2 258 (32.49%) VMware
3 127 (15.99%) Citrix
4 86 (10.83%) Oracle
5 79 (9.95%) HP
6 74 (9.32%) Cisco
7 52 (6.55%) SAP
8 42 (5.29%) IBM
8 42 (5.29%) Red Hat
9 40 (5.04%) Splunk
10 37 (4.66%) Ivanti
11 34 (4.28%) EMC
12 29 (3.65%) Google
13 27 (3.40%) McAfee
14 25 (3.15%) Nintex
15 20 (2.52%) AppDynamics
16 18 (2.27%) Micro Focus
16 18 (2.27%) NetApp
17 16 (2.02%) F5
17 16 (2.02%) ServiceNow