Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 2020 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 348 352 337
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 -34
Contract jobs citing IIS 225 558 805
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.68% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.06% 4.60% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 376 577
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £269 £303
90th Percentile £575 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.97% +17.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% +48.57% +45.83%
10th Percentile £32.50 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.45 £53.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% +26.83% +70.83%

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 5,544 12,130 17,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.62% 14.77% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,408 7,775 11,220
Median daily rate £463 £450 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +0.59% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 323 397
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% - +7.50%
10th Percentile £13.68 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.80 £52.90 £47.50
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +24.39% - +2.65%

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 4 December 2020.

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 4 December 2020.

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 4 December 2020. 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 +5 180 £475 +5.56% 114
UK excluding London +80 122 £463 +8.82% 96
London +22 84 £475 - 26
Work from Home -116 48 £498 -13.48% 22
South East +102 43 £475 +13.10% 19
Scotland +58 22 £480 -17.95% 6
North of England +41 20 £425 -7.61% 28
North West +44 14 £443 +10.63% 19
Midlands +59 11 £494 +29.93% 19
East of England +52 9 £425 - 8
Wales +34 9 £418 +11.33% 4
South West +94 8 £432 +1.53% 11
West Midlands +54 8 £500 +42.86% 11
Yorkshire +26 6 £424 -19.29% 6
East Midlands +34 3 £338 -11.18% 8

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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.

1 121 (53.78%) Windows
2 108 (48.00%) SQL Server
3 99 (44.00%) Microsoft
4 88 (39.11%) Active Directory
5 83 (36.89%) PowerShell
6 68 (30.22%) SQL
7 67 (29.78%) Windows Server
8 65 (28.89%) .NET
9 64 (28.44%) Azure
10 57 (25.33%) Security Cleared
11 56 (24.89%) VMware
12 50 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
12 50 (22.22%) JavaScript
12 50 (22.22%) DNS
13 48 (21.33%) DevOps
14 46 (20.44%) SC Cleared
15 45 (20.00%) HTML
16 44 (19.56%) Oracle
16 44 (19.56%) ITIL
17 43 (19.11%) C#
18 40 (17.78%) CSS
18 40 (17.78%) Finance
19 38 (16.89%) Migration
19 38 (16.89%) Linux
20 37 (16.44%) SharePoint
20 37 (16.44%) VMware Infrastructure
21 34 (15.11%) DHCP
22 31 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
23 29 (12.89%) Management Information System
24 28 (12.44%) Windows 10

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 37 (16.44%) SharePoint
2 23 (10.22%) Apache
3 18 (8.00%) MS Exchange
4 14 (6.22%) Tomcat
5 11 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (4.44%) nginx
7 9 (4.00%) JBoss
8 7 (3.11%) Confluence
8 7 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (2.22%) Appian
9 5 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (2.22%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.22%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.78%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.89%) Jetty
12 2 (0.89%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 7 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.22%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.44%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.44%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 64 (28.44%) Azure
2 25 (11.11%) AWS
3 20 (8.89%) Office 365
4 15 (6.67%) GitHub
5 11 (4.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (4.89%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.22%) Azure Stack
7 4 (1.78%) GCP
8 3 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.33%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.33%) Serverless
9 2 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.89%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.89%) NuGet
9 2 (0.89%) Power Automate
9 2 (0.89%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.89%) SaaS
10 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 50 (22.22%) DNS
2 34 (15.11%) DHCP
3 23 (10.22%) SAN
4 18 (8.00%) HTTP
5 16 (7.11%) SSL
6 14 (6.22%) Internet
6 14 (6.22%) TCP/IP
7 9 (4.00%) Firewall
7 9 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (3.56%) DMZ
8 8 (3.56%) HTTPS
8 8 (3.56%) LAN
9 7 (3.11%) IPv4
9 7 (3.11%) WAN
10 6 (2.67%) FTP
10 6 (2.67%) Kerberos
10 6 (2.67%) VoIP
10 6 (2.67%) Wireshark
11 5 (2.22%) WAAS
12 3 (1.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.78%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.33%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.44%) DataStage
4 10 (4.44%) IBM InfoSphere
5 7 (3.11%) MySQL
5 7 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.22%) Redis
7 4 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.78%) PowerCenter
7 4 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.33%) Power BI
8 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.89%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 22 (9.78%) Jenkins
3 18 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (7.56%) TeamCity
5 14 (6.22%) Subversion
6 13 (5.78%) Artifactory
6 13 (5.78%) Git (software)
7 11 (4.89%) JIRA
7 11 (4.89%) Liquibase
8 9 (4.00%) VisualSVN
9 7 (3.11%) IBM UrbanCode
9 7 (3.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.78%) MSI
11 4 (1.78%) NUnit
11 4 (1.78%) Selenium
11 4 (1.78%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 3 (1.33%) Hudson
12 3 (1.33%) SonarQube
General
1 40 (17.78%) Finance
2 27 (12.00%) Public Sector
3 17 (7.56%) Banking
4 7 (3.11%) Legal
5 5 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.22%) Military
5 5 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.33%) Advertising
6 3 (1.33%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.33%) Electronics
6 3 (1.33%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.44%) German Language
7 1 (0.44%) International Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Local Government
7 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (24.44%) Developer
2 23 (10.22%) Architect
3 20 (8.89%) .NET Developer
4 14 (6.22%) Support Engineer
5 12 (5.33%) Technical Support
6 10 (4.44%) Administrator
7 9 (4.00%) Applications Support
7 9 (4.00%) Build Engineer
7 9 (4.00%) Consultant
7 9 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (3.56%) CRM Developer
8 8 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (3.11%) Deployment Engineer
9 7 (3.11%) Platform Engineer
9 7 (3.11%) Security Manager
9 7 (3.11%) Technical Architect
9 7 (3.11%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (3.11%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (28.89%) .NET
2 45 (20.00%) HTML
3 40 (17.78%) CSS
4 27 (12.00%) .NET Framework
5 26 (11.56%) ASP.NET
6 24 (10.67%) Web Services
7 20 (8.89%) Middleware
7 20 (8.89%) XML
8 17 (7.56%) REST
9 16 (7.11%) .NET Core
10 14 (6.22%) jQuery
11 11 (4.89%) AngularJS
11 11 (4.89%) Entity Framework
12 9 (4.00%) J2EE
12 9 (4.00%) Java EE
12 9 (4.00%) JSON
13 8 (3.56%) Ajax
13 8 (3.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (3.56%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (3.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.89%) Management Information System
2 27 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.44%) HP StoreVirtual
4 10 (4.44%) PKI
5 7 (3.11%) CESG
6 6 (2.67%) Clustering
7 5 (2.22%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.78%) NHS
9 3 (1.33%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.89%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.89%) EFT
10 2 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.89%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 121 (53.78%) Windows
2 67 (29.78%) Windows Server
3 38 (16.89%) Linux
4 28 (12.44%) Windows 10
5 27 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (7.11%) Unix
7 15 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (5.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (4.89%) Solaris
10 10 (4.44%) Windows Server 2016
11 7 (3.11%) CentOS
11 7 (3.11%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.67%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.78%) Android
13 4 (1.78%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.78%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.78%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.89%) AIX
14 2 (0.89%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (21.33%) DevOps
3 44 (19.56%) ITIL
4 38 (16.89%) Migration
5 31 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (10.67%) Configuration Management
6 24 (10.67%) Cybersecurity
7 23 (10.22%) Mentoring
8 19 (8.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (8.44%) Patch Management
9 18 (8.00%) Information Security
9 18 (8.00%) MVC
9 18 (8.00%) Web Development
10 17 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 16 (7.11%) High Availability
12 13 (5.78%) Load Balancing
12 13 (5.78%) Virtual Environments
13 12 (5.33%) CRM
13 12 (5.33%) Data Integration
13 12 (5.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (36.89%) PowerShell
2 68 (30.22%) SQL
3 50 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 43 (19.11%) C#
5 26 (11.56%) Java
6 24 (10.67%) Python
7 16 (7.11%) Bash Shell
8 15 (6.67%) Perl
9 12 (5.33%) VB.NET
10 10 (4.44%) Groovy
10 10 (4.44%) PL/SQL
10 10 (4.44%) T-SQL
11 9 (4.00%) C
12 8 (3.56%) VBScript
13 7 (3.11%) VB
14 5 (2.22%) VB6
15 4 (1.78%) Shell Script
16 3 (1.33%) Ruby
16 3 (1.33%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.89%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 57 (25.33%) Security Cleared
2 46 (20.44%) SC Cleared
3 26 (11.56%) Degree
3 26 (11.56%) DV Cleared
4 17 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (4.44%) CCNA
6 10 (4.44%) IISP
7 9 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (3.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 7 (3.11%) CCSP
8 7 (3.11%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (2.67%) MCSD
10 5 (2.22%) CISSP
10 5 (2.22%) ISEB
10 5 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 14 (6.22%) NCSC
1 14 (6.22%) SLA
2 12 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (5.33%) QA
3 10 (4.44%) Government Security Classifications
4 6 (2.67%) GDPR
5 5 (2.22%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.78%) NIST
6 4 (1.78%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.33%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.89%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.89%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.89%) ISO 31000
8 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 88 (39.11%) Active Directory
2 37 (16.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.11%) Docker
5 15 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (4.89%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.56%) Firmware
8 7 (3.11%) vSphere
9 5 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.78%) XenApp
11 2 (0.89%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.89%) Varnish
11 2 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.89%) Xen
12 1 (0.44%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.44%) LXC
12 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.44%) NFS
12 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (10.67%) SCCM
2 21 (9.33%) Ansible
3 20 (8.89%) WSUS
4 18 (8.00%) Single Sign-On
5 13 (5.78%) Puppet
5 13 (5.78%) Terraform
6 10 (4.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (3.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (2.67%) BladeLogic
8 6 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (2.22%) IBM BigFix
9 5 (2.22%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.78%) Grafana
10 4 (1.78%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.78%) SCOM
11 3 (1.33%) PowerCLI
11 3 (1.33%) RSA Archer
12 2 (0.89%) Consul
Vendors
1 99 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 56 (24.89%) VMware
3 44 (19.56%) Oracle
4 21 (9.33%) Citrix
5 15 (6.67%) Cisco
5 15 (6.67%) HP
5 15 (6.67%) IBM
6 14 (6.22%) ServiceNow
7 13 (5.78%) Splunk
8 11 (4.89%) Micro Focus
9 10 (4.44%) F5
10 9 (4.00%) RedGate
10 9 (4.00%) Symantec
11 8 (3.56%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.56%) Remedy
11 8 (3.56%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.11%) Lumension
12 7 (3.11%) Sophos
13 6 (2.67%) EMC
13 6 (2.67%) McAfee