Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 304 242
Rank change year-on-year -11 -62 -41
Contract jobs citing IIS 841 887 1,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.86% 1.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.79% 5.16% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 553 781
UK median daily rate £450 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +2.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £238
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 39 32
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% -37.04% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £13.28
90th Percentile £43.50 £40.00 £35.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £12.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +35.42% -55.56% -8.47%

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 17,541 17,195 19,747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.84% 16.69% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,408 11,268 12,814
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £603 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 441 497
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.44 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.66% +2.18% -
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.75 £48.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.52% +6.84%

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 15 November 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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 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 +1 789 £450 +16.13% 314
London +54 432 £525 +16.67% 94
UK excluding London -76 392 £400 +14.29% 235
South East -16 183 £400 +11.11% 81
North of England -42 60 £375 +13.64% 70
North West -7 50 £333 +2.31% 31
South West -39 49 £375 -2.60% 23
East of England -14 38 £425 +13.33% 24
Scotland -53 25 £420 +20.00% 6
Midlands -36 23 £356 +9.62% 22
West Midlands -24 17 £350 +4.48% 8
Wales -18 13 £338 -0.74% 5
Yorkshire -32 8 £463 +37.04% 33
East Midlands -22 6 £375 +25.00% 14
North East -15 2 £500 +29.03% 6
Northern Ireland +32 1 £510 +30.77% 4

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 487 (57.91%) Windows
2 423 (50.30%) Microsoft
3 406 (48.28%) .NET
4 380 (45.18%) SQL Server
5 338 (40.19%) SQL
6 296 (35.20%) Windows Server
7 261 (31.03%) PowerShell
8 237 (28.18%) C#
9 213 (25.33%) Active Directory
10 210 (24.97%) Linux
11 206 (24.49%) DevOps
12 200 (23.78%) Apache
13 183 (21.76%) VMware
14 172 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
15 170 (20.21%) JavaScript
16 162 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
17 159 (18.91%) Tomcat
18 154 (18.31%) Amazon AWS
19 150 (17.84%) Finance
20 145 (17.24%) ITIL
21 144 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
22 138 (16.41%) DNS
22 138 (16.41%) Firewall
23 135 (16.05%) Oracle
24 129 (15.34%) Java
25 127 (15.10%) SharePoint
26 126 (14.98%) Windows Server 2012
27 122 (14.51%) Ansible
28 121 (14.39%) Web Services
29 119 (14.15%) Continuous Integration

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
1 200 (23.78%) Apache
2 159 (18.91%) Tomcat
3 127 (15.10%) SharePoint
4 80 (9.51%) nginx
5 76 (9.04%) WebSphere
6 54 (6.42%) MS Exchange
7 51 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 45 (5.35%) Jetty
8 45 (5.35%) Mongrel
9 34 (4.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 33 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
11 30 (3.57%) JBoss
12 29 (3.45%) CMS
13 24 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
14 19 (2.26%) Confluence
15 17 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
16 16 (1.90%) Skype for Business
17 15 (1.78%) WildFly
18 14 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
19 13 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 66 (7.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (4.88%) Microsoft Project
3 40 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
4 32 (3.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.31%) InfoPath
5 11 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.24%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.12%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.12%) ScheduALL
5 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 172 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 154 (18.31%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (9.87%) Amazon EC2
4 61 (7.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 57 (6.78%) Office 365
6 44 (5.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 43 (5.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 42 (4.99%) IaaS
9 33 (3.92%) Google App Engine
9 33 (3.92%) PaaS
10 24 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (2.50%) SaaS
12 14 (1.66%) OpenShift
13 12 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (1.31%) Sumo Logic
15 10 (1.19%) Akamai
15 10 (1.19%) Datadog
16 9 (1.07%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.95%) GitHub
18 7 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 138 (16.41%) DNS
1 138 (16.41%) Firewall
2 93 (11.06%) SSL
3 90 (10.70%) Internet
4 88 (10.46%) HTTP
5 79 (9.39%) DHCP
6 78 (9.27%) TCP/IP
7 57 (6.78%) SAN
8 39 (4.64%) DMZ
8 39 (4.64%) FTP
9 35 (4.16%) IPsec
10 34 (4.04%) Kerberos
11 29 (3.45%) LAN
12 27 (3.21%) VPN
12 27 (3.21%) WAN
13 23 (2.73%) BIG-IP
14 18 (2.14%) SMTP
15 14 (1.66%) Network Security
16 12 (1.43%) NAS
16 12 (1.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (45.18%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.23%) Relational Database
3 40 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (4.04%) Oracle Database
5 32 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 30 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
7 29 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 26 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (2.85%) MySQL
9 24 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
11 16 (1.90%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.78%) Oracle Database 12c
13 14 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (1.31%) MongoDB
15 11 (1.31%) Power BI
15 11 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 111 (13.20%) Jenkins
2 93 (11.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 92 (10.94%) Visual Studio
4 85 (10.11%) Git (software)
5 82 (9.75%) TeamCity
6 67 (7.97%) JIRA
7 41 (4.88%) Travis CI
8 26 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
9 24 (2.85%) Selenium
10 22 (2.62%) Maven
11 21 (2.50%) MSBuild
12 19 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 19 (2.26%) IBM UrbanCode
13 17 (2.02%) Bitbucket
14 16 (1.90%) Artifactory
14 16 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
15 15 (1.78%) SonarQube
15 15 (1.78%) Vagrant
16 14 (1.66%) Ant
16 14 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 150 (17.84%) Finance
2 100 (11.89%) Banking
3 30 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 20 (2.38%) Back Office
5 19 (2.26%) Front Office
6 14 (1.66%) Retail
7 13 (1.55%) Legal
8 9 (1.07%) Law
9 6 (0.71%) Military
9 6 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.48%) Publishing
11 2 (0.24%) Advertising
11 2 (0.24%) Automotive
11 2 (0.24%) French Language
11 2 (0.24%) Local Government
11 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.24%) Marketing
11 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.12%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.12%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 209 (24.85%) Developer
2 127 (15.10%) DevOps Engineer
3 110 (13.08%) .NET Developer
4 77 (9.16%) Analyst
5 71 (8.44%) Applications Support
5 71 (8.44%) C# Developer
6 51 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 50 (5.95%) Support Analyst
8 49 (5.83%) AWS Engineer
9 45 (5.35%) Architect
9 45 (5.35%) AWS DevOps
10 44 (5.23%) Full Stack Developer
11 43 (5.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 43 (5.11%) C# .NET Developer
11 43 (5.11%) Operations Engineer
12 41 (4.88%) Applications Support Analyst
13 39 (4.64%) Administrator
14 38 (4.52%) Applications Engineer
15 29 (3.45%) Senior Developer
16 27 (3.21%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 406 (48.28%) .NET
2 121 (14.39%) Web Services
3 118 (14.03%) ASP.NET
4 112 (13.32%) HTML
5 106 (12.60%) CSS
6 101 (12.01%) .NET Framework
7 91 (10.82%) jQuery
8 85 (10.11%) Middleware
9 75 (8.92%) XML
10 67 (7.97%) AngularJS
11 66 (7.85%) WCF
12 62 (7.37%) REST
13 61 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 54 (6.42%) JSON
15 51 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
16 50 (5.95%) J2EE
17 49 (5.83%) Entity Framework
18 48 (5.71%) Ajax
19 45 (5.35%) Servlets
20 36 (4.28%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.18%) Data Centre
3 47 (5.59%) PKI
4 46 (5.47%) Computer Science
5 42 (4.99%) Management Information System
6 38 (4.52%) Clustering
7 31 (3.69%) Client/Server
8 22 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (2.38%) Fintech
9 20 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (2.02%) Fixed Income
10 17 (2.02%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.55%) Driving Licence
11 13 (1.55%) User Experience
12 9 (1.07%) Fat Client
12 9 (1.07%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.07%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.95%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.83%) CESG
14 7 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 487 (57.91%) Windows
2 296 (35.20%) Windows Server
3 210 (24.97%) Linux
4 126 (14.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (12.49%) Unix
6 76 (9.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (4.16%) Solaris
10 33 (3.92%) Ubuntu
11 14 (1.66%) CentOS
11 14 (1.66%) Debian
12 13 (1.55%) Fedora
13 11 (1.31%) Android
13 11 (1.31%) Windows 7
14 9 (1.07%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.95%) AIX
15 8 (0.95%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.95%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.59%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (24.49%) DevOps
2 162 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (17.24%) ITIL
4 119 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
5 109 (12.96%) MVC
6 89 (10.58%) Change Management
7 82 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
8 66 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 62 (7.37%) TDD
10 59 (7.02%) Configuration Management
10 59 (7.02%) Project Management
11 57 (6.78%) Build Automation
11 57 (6.78%) E-Commerce
12 54 (6.42%) Migration
12 54 (6.42%) Scrum
13 52 (6.18%) Quality Management
14 51 (6.06%) Load Balancing
15 50 (5.95%) SDLC
16 49 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
16 49 (5.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 338 (40.19%) SQL
2 261 (31.03%) PowerShell
3 237 (28.18%) C#
4 170 (20.21%) JavaScript
5 129 (15.34%) Java
6 83 (9.87%) Python
7 71 (8.44%) T-SQL
8 45 (5.35%) Bash Shell
9 36 (4.28%) TypeScript
10 34 (4.04%) Perl
11 32 (3.80%) VB.NET
12 27 (3.21%) VB
13 21 (2.50%) PL/SQL
14 19 (2.26%) VBScript
15 17 (2.02%) Ruby
16 16 (1.90%) VBA
17 15 (1.78%) Go
18 12 (1.43%) PHP
19 10 (1.19%) C++
20 8 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 97 (11.53%) Security Cleared
2 66 (7.85%) Degree
3 62 (7.37%) SC Cleared
4 56 (6.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (3.69%) DV Cleared
6 28 (3.33%) MCSE
7 23 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (2.26%) IISP
9 18 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (2.02%) CISSP
10 17 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.90%) CISM
12 13 (1.55%) CISA
12 13 (1.55%) CREST Certified
12 13 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 7 (0.83%) CCSP
13 7 (0.83%) CLAS
13 7 (0.83%) MCITP
14 6 (0.71%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.11%) QA
2 20 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.02%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (1.78%) GDPR
6 14 (1.66%) ISAE 3402
6 14 (1.66%) ISO 9001
6 14 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 13 (1.55%) ISO 22301
7 13 (1.55%) ISO 31000
8 12 (1.43%) SLA
9 3 (0.36%) WCAG
10 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.12%) PMO
10 1 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 213 (25.33%) Active Directory
2 144 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (6.54%) Docker
4 50 (5.95%) Hyper-V
5 35 (4.16%) vSphere
6 32 (3.80%) Xen
7 22 (2.62%) XenApp
8 19 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (1.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 13 (1.55%) ISA Server
10 13 (1.55%) NFS
10 13 (1.55%) VirtualBox
11 10 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (1.07%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.83%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.71%) KVM
15 6 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 122 (14.51%) Ansible
2 82 (9.75%) Puppet
3 44 (5.23%) Single Sign-On
4 42 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (4.28%) Nagios
5 36 (4.28%) SCCM
6 32 (3.80%) SCOM
7 29 (3.45%) Kubernetes
8 24 (2.85%) ITRS Geneos
9 22 (2.62%) Microsoft Clustering
10 20 (2.38%) Terraform
11 19 (2.26%) WSUS
12 18 (2.14%) Packer
13 17 (2.02%) BladeLogic
13 17 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
13 17 (2.02%) Nessus
14 15 (1.78%) logstash
14 15 (1.78%) NetBackup
15 13 (1.55%) Kibana
15 13 (1.55%) Salt
Vendors
1 423 (50.30%) Microsoft
2 183 (21.76%) VMware
3 135 (16.05%) Oracle
4 98 (11.65%) Splunk
5 82 (9.75%) Citrix
6 64 (7.61%) Cisco
7 50 (5.95%) Red Hat
8 49 (5.83%) Google
9 44 (5.23%) F5
10 40 (4.76%) IBM
10 40 (4.76%) McAfee
11 38 (4.52%) ServiceNow
12 31 (3.69%) AppDynamics
13 28 (3.33%) New Relic
14 23 (2.73%) Dynatrace
14 23 (2.73%) HP
15 20 (2.38%) BMC
16 19 (2.26%) EMC
16 19 (2.26%) Trend Micro
17 18 (2.14%) Sitecore