Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 341 319 270
Rank change year-on-year -22 -49 -43
Contract jobs citing IIS 663 794 868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.80% 0.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.66% 4.89% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 526 560
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.89% +7.24%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £280
90th Percentile £575 £563 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +10.33% +2.04% +9.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 14 31
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £36.24 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.89% +107.09% -38.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -70.00% +128.57% -37.50%

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 14,240 16,249 15,516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.71% 16.34% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,071 10,734 10,049
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.22% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 365 365
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.32% - -7.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.54 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.82
% change year-on-year -2.86% -7.01% -8.20%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -18 610 £425 +6.25% 40
UK excluding London -39 385 £414 +10.33% 27
London +30 269 £480 +1.05% 17
South East -12 134 £438 +15.13% 5
North of England +12 71 £425 +27.82% 8
South West -44 58 £400 +5.26% 5
Midlands +9 48 £366 +6.55% 4
East of England -4 29 £418 -7.22% 1
East Midlands +25 28 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +29 27 £413 -25.00% 4
North West -5 25 £388 +8.39% 3
Wales +8 21 £444 +33.96% 1
Scotland 0 20 £453 +7.74% 3
North East -1 19 £450 +42.18% 1
West Midlands -14 19 £500 +53.85% 3
Northern Ireland - 6 - -

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 384 (57.92%) Windows
2 375 (56.56%) Microsoft
3 289 (43.59%) SQL Server
4 283 (42.68%) SQL
5 256 (38.61%) .NET
6 216 (32.58%) Windows Server
7 209 (31.52%) Active Directory
8 198 (29.86%) PowerShell
9 194 (29.26%) VMware
10 176 (26.55%) Microsoft Azure
11 168 (25.34%) DevOps
12 151 (22.78%) C#
13 149 (22.47%) Finance
14 138 (20.81%) Linux
15 137 (20.66%) DNS
16 127 (19.16%) SharePoint
17 124 (18.70%) Amazon AWS
18 119 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
19 110 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
20 109 (16.44%) Firewall
21 101 (15.23%) Citrix
22 99 (14.93%) Apache
23 95 (14.33%) ITIL
23 95 (14.33%) DHCP
24 94 (14.18%) JavaScript
25 90 (13.57%) Internet
26 89 (13.42%) Security Cleared
26 89 (13.42%) Puppet
27 88 (13.27%) SCCM
28 86 (12.97%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 127 (19.16%) SharePoint
2 99 (14.93%) Apache
3 78 (11.76%) Tomcat
4 50 (7.54%) nginx
4 50 (7.54%) WebSphere
5 48 (7.24%) MS Exchange
6 42 (6.33%) SharePoint Server
7 39 (5.88%) Skype for Business
8 32 (4.83%) Jetty
8 32 (4.83%) Mongrel
9 26 (3.92%) JBoss
10 20 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (2.26%) WebLogic
13 14 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (1.96%) CMS
15 12 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
15 12 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (1.21%) Confluence
17 5 (0.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.75%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (2.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (2.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.60%) Relativity
5 3 (0.45%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.30%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 176 (26.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (18.70%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (12.67%) Office 365
4 55 (8.30%) PaaS
5 48 (7.24%) Amazon EC2
6 46 (6.94%) IaaS
7 42 (6.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 32 (4.83%) Google App Engine
9 29 (4.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 29 (4.37%) SaaS
10 28 (4.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (3.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (2.11%) GitHub
13 10 (1.51%) Amazon S3
13 10 (1.51%) Serverless
14 9 (1.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 9 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
16 5 (0.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 137 (20.66%) DNS
2 109 (16.44%) Firewall
3 95 (14.33%) DHCP
4 90 (13.57%) Internet
5 70 (10.56%) SSL
6 69 (10.41%) TCP/IP
7 54 (8.14%) SAN
8 46 (6.94%) HTTP
9 35 (5.28%) FTP
10 31 (4.68%) IPsec
11 24 (3.62%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (3.62%) NAS
12 19 (2.87%) LAN
12 19 (2.87%) VPN
13 16 (2.41%) Fibre Channel
13 16 (2.41%) WAN
14 15 (2.26%) iSCSI
15 14 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (2.11%) Skype
15 14 (2.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (43.59%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.13%) MySQL
3 33 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (4.98%) SQL Server 2014
4 31 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (3.62%) Amazon RDS
5 24 (3.62%) SQL Server 2016
6 23 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (2.71%) Big Data
8 18 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.66%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.51%) Ingres
11 9 (1.36%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.36%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.90%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 81 (12.22%) Jenkins
2 61 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (7.09%) Git (software)
4 46 (6.94%) Visual Studio
5 37 (5.58%) JIRA
6 30 (4.52%) Travis CI
7 27 (4.07%) MSI
8 25 (3.77%) TeamCity
9 22 (3.32%) Oracle Forms
10 21 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
11 17 (2.56%) WiX
12 14 (2.11%) Selenium
13 13 (1.96%) Bitbucket
14 12 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (1.21%) Fiddler
15 8 (1.21%) MSBuild
16 7 (1.06%) Maven
16 7 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
16 7 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
17 6 (0.90%) JMeter
General
1 149 (22.47%) Finance
2 58 (8.75%) Banking
3 15 (2.26%) Publishing
4 12 (1.81%) Legal
5 11 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.21%) Back Office
7 7 (1.06%) Law
8 6 (0.90%) Marketing
9 5 (0.75%) Electronics
9 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.60%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.60%) Local Government
10 4 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.45%) Automotive
11 3 (0.45%) Front Office
11 3 (0.45%) Retail
12 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 143 (21.57%) Developer
2 78 (11.76%) .NET Developer
3 74 (11.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 65 (9.80%) DevOps Engineer
5 46 (6.94%) C# Developer
6 44 (6.64%) C# .NET Developer
7 40 (6.03%) Administrator
8 39 (5.88%) Analyst
9 38 (5.73%) Support Engineer
10 36 (5.43%) Architect
11 35 (5.28%) Windows Engineer
12 33 (4.98%) AWS Engineer
13 32 (4.83%) Operations Technician
14 27 (4.07%) Consultant
15 25 (3.77%) Applications Support
16 24 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
17 21 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
18 19 (2.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 18 (2.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
19 18 (2.71%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (38.61%) .NET
2 75 (11.31%) Web Services
3 70 (10.56%) HTML
4 64 (9.65%) ASP.NET
5 63 (9.50%) CSS
6 42 (6.33%) jQuery
6 42 (6.33%) Middleware
7 40 (6.03%) .NET Framework
7 40 (6.03%) WCF
8 35 (5.28%) XML
9 33 (4.98%) Servlets
10 32 (4.83%) ASP.NET Web API
11 31 (4.68%) J2EE
12 28 (4.22%) Entity Framework
13 27 (4.07%) AngularJS
13 27 (4.07%) WinForms
14 26 (3.92%) REST
14 26 (3.92%) WPF
15 25 (3.77%) LDAP
16 24 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.60%) Clustering
2 45 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (6.33%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (5.43%) Data Centre
5 28 (4.22%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.17%) PKI
6 21 (3.17%) Replication
7 19 (2.87%) Public Cloud
8 13 (1.96%) Blog
9 12 (1.81%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.51%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.21%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.06%) CESG
14 6 (0.90%) Fat Client
14 6 (0.90%) Thin Client
15 5 (0.75%) EMC VNX
15 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.75%) Online Banking
15 5 (0.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 384 (57.92%) Windows
2 216 (32.58%) Windows Server
3 138 (20.81%) Linux
4 73 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 72 (10.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (6.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (3.32%) Unix
9 20 (3.02%) Windows 7
10 18 (2.71%) CentOS
10 18 (2.71%) Windows 10
11 13 (1.96%) Solaris
12 11 (1.66%) Ubuntu
13 10 (1.51%) Android
13 10 (1.51%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.06%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.60%) VMS
16 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (25.34%) DevOps
2 110 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (14.33%) ITIL
4 86 (12.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 75 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
6 71 (10.71%) Configuration Management
7 67 (10.11%) Migration
8 63 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
9 59 (8.90%) MVC
10 49 (7.39%) Open Source
11 42 (6.33%) Software Engineering
12 39 (5.88%) SDLC
13 36 (5.43%) Load Balancing
14 35 (5.28%) Software Distribution
15 34 (5.13%) Information Security
15 34 (5.13%) Security Operations
16 33 (4.98%) Data Protection
16 33 (4.98%) Server Patching
17 32 (4.83%) Security Monitoring
18 31 (4.68%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 283 (42.68%) SQL
2 198 (29.86%) PowerShell
3 151 (22.78%) C#
4 94 (14.18%) JavaScript
5 74 (11.16%) Java
6 65 (9.80%) Python
6 65 (9.80%) T-SQL
7 48 (7.24%) VB
8 34 (5.13%) VB.NET
9 28 (4.22%) Bash Shell
10 26 (3.92%) VBA
11 24 (3.62%) PL/SQL
12 21 (3.17%) Ruby
13 20 (3.02%) PHP
13 20 (3.02%) Shell Script
14 18 (2.71%) Perl
15 7 (1.06%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.90%) VBScript
17 5 (0.75%) Groovy
18 3 (0.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 89 (13.42%) Security Cleared
2 60 (9.05%) SC Cleared
3 53 (7.99%) DV Cleared
4 34 (5.13%) Degree
5 28 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (2.41%) MCSE
7 14 (2.11%) IISP
8 13 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.96%) CISSP
9 11 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.36%) MCITP
12 8 (1.21%) CCNA
12 8 (1.21%) MCSA
12 8 (1.21%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (1.06%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 5 (0.75%) CCNP
14 5 (0.75%) CISA
14 5 (0.75%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.49%) QA
2 15 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.51%) SLA
4 9 (1.36%) GDPR
4 9 (1.36%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.06%) NIST
6 4 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.60%) ISAE 3402
6 4 (0.60%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.60%) ISO 31000
6 4 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 4 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.60%) WCAG
7 2 (0.30%) NCSC
8 1 (0.15%) HL7
8 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 209 (31.52%) Active Directory
2 119 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 35 (5.28%) Docker
5 34 (5.13%) XenApp
6 33 (4.98%) Xen
7 28 (4.22%) vSphere
8 23 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (2.71%) XenDesktop
10 14 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (1.06%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.90%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 6 (0.90%) KVM
14 5 (0.75%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (0.60%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 3 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 89 (13.42%) Puppet
2 88 (13.27%) SCCM
3 62 (9.35%) SCOM
4 47 (7.09%) Ansible
5 37 (5.58%) McAfee ePO
5 37 (5.58%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (5.28%) Microsoft Clustering
7 34 (5.13%) Terraform
8 25 (3.77%) Single Sign-On
9 20 (3.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 19 (2.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 19 (2.87%) Kubernetes
10 19 (2.87%) SCOrch
11 16 (2.41%) WSUS
12 13 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 12 (1.81%) QRadar
14 10 (1.51%) CA Single Sign-On
14 10 (1.51%) Nagios
14 10 (1.51%) Nessus
15 9 (1.36%) Control-M
Vendors
1 375 (56.56%) Microsoft
2 194 (29.26%) VMware
3 101 (15.23%) Citrix
4 65 (9.80%) Oracle
5 61 (9.20%) Cisco
6 42 (6.33%) McAfee
7 41 (6.18%) Google
8 40 (6.03%) Splunk
9 36 (5.43%) HP
10 31 (4.68%) IBM
11 26 (3.92%) F5
12 25 (3.77%) BMC
12 25 (3.77%) NetApp
13 22 (3.32%) EMC
14 21 (3.17%) ServiceNow
15 19 (2.87%) CheckPoint
15 19 (2.87%) Symantec
16 18 (2.71%) Red Hat
17 17 (2.56%) AppDynamics
18 16 (2.41%) Remedy