Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 348 336 319
Rank change year-on-year -12 -17 -46
Contract jobs citing IIS 255 688 816
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.74% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.18% 4.73% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 466 556
Median daily rate £475 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +3.61% +5.06%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £257
90th Percentile £681 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +8.75% +5.26% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 35 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.67% -40.74% +15.71%
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.00 £12.38
90th Percentile £51.75 £15.15 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.20 £12.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +151.67% -68.42% +117.14%

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 6,096 14,548 16,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.77% 15.74% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,796 9,265 11,113
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £428 £415
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.01% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 331 395
Median hourly rate £24.10 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £12.97 £12.00 £11.73
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.50 £50.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% -2.63%

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 2 July 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 2 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for IIS in the UK

IIS
Top 14 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 2 July 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 +3 230 £468 +8.25% 62
UK excluding London +18 145 £435 +8.75% 50
London +38 101 £500 - 16
South East +53 38 £400 -7.78% 13
North of England +71 37 £450 +12.50% 20
South West +60 35 £450 +12.50% 4
North West +69 22 £475 +26.67% 10
Scotland +62 20 £454 +12.73% 3
Yorkshire +64 14 £425 +6.25% 9
West Midlands +57 9 £525 +23.53% 4
Midlands +48 9 £525 +48.94% 7
East of England +35 7 £425 +3.66% 2
Work from Home -2 6 £538 +6.44% 14
North East +22 1 £435 -3.33% 1

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 152 (59.61%) Windows
2 141 (55.29%) SQL Server
3 127 (49.80%) Microsoft
4 120 (47.06%) SQL
5 114 (44.71%) .NET
6 102 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 94 (36.86%) C#
8 76 (29.80%) Azure
9 74 (29.02%) Windows Server
10 66 (25.88%) PowerShell
11 64 (25.10%) SharePoint
12 62 (24.31%) JavaScript
12 62 (24.31%) Security Cleared
13 61 (23.92%) ITIL
14 55 (21.57%) HTML
15 52 (20.39%) Migration
16 50 (19.61%) SC Cleared
16 50 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
17 49 (19.22%) .NET Framework
18 47 (18.43%) VMware
18 47 (18.43%) DNS
19 45 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
19 45 (17.65%) Office 365
20 43 (16.86%) Problem-Solving
20 43 (16.86%) Web Services
21 40 (15.69%) DevOps
22 38 (14.90%) DHCP
23 37 (14.51%) Finance
24 36 (14.12%) AngularJS
25 35 (13.73%) MVC

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 64 (25.10%) SharePoint
2 22 (8.63%) Apache
3 19 (7.45%) MS Exchange
4 17 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 16 (6.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (4.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.35%) CMS
8 6 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.35%) JBoss
8 6 (2.35%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.96%) Confluence
9 5 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.96%) nginx
9 5 (1.96%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.18%) Jetty
10 3 (1.18%) Mongrel
10 3 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.18%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 19 (7.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.78%) ContrOCC
2 2 (0.78%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.39%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 76 (29.80%) Azure
2 45 (17.65%) Office 365
3 23 (9.02%) AWS
4 19 (7.45%) Power Platform
5 14 (5.49%) GitHub
6 9 (3.53%) GCP
7 6 (2.35%) IaaS
8 4 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.57%) PaaS
8 4 (1.57%) Serverless
9 3 (1.18%) Google App Engine
9 3 (1.18%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.18%) Stackdriver
10 2 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.78%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.39%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.39%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 47 (18.43%) DNS
2 38 (14.90%) DHCP
3 25 (9.80%) Internet
4 24 (9.41%) SAN
5 18 (7.06%) Firewall
6 17 (6.67%) SSL
7 16 (6.27%) TCP/IP
8 14 (5.49%) Kerberos
9 11 (4.31%) WAN
10 10 (3.92%) LAN
11 8 (3.14%) HTTP
12 7 (2.75%) FTP
12 7 (2.75%) MPLS
12 7 (2.75%) VLAN
13 6 (2.35%) DMZ
13 6 (2.35%) Network Security
13 6 (2.35%) VPN
14 5 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
14 5 (1.96%) VoIP
15 4 (1.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (55.29%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (8.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (6.27%) Power BI
6 13 (5.10%) MySQL
6 13 (5.10%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.75%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (1.96%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.57%) InterSystems Cache
12 4 (1.57%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (1.18%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 26 (10.20%) Visual Studio
2 19 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (6.27%) TeamCity
4 9 (3.53%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.14%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.14%) JIRA
5 8 (3.14%) Selenium
6 6 (2.35%) JMeter
6 6 (2.35%) NUnit
6 6 (2.35%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.96%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.96%) GitLab
7 5 (1.96%) Postman
7 5 (1.96%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.96%) Zephyr
8 4 (1.57%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.57%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.57%) Visual Studio Code
9 3 (1.18%) Travis CI
General
1 37 (14.51%) Finance
2 19 (7.45%) Public Sector
3 14 (5.49%) Banking
3 14 (5.49%) Front Office
4 6 (2.35%) Local Government
5 5 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.96%) Retail
6 4 (1.57%) Publishing
7 3 (1.18%) Military
7 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.78%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.78%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.39%) Finnish Language
9 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.39%) Police
Job Titles
1 66 (25.88%) Developer
2 29 (11.37%) C# Developer
3 27 (10.59%) .NET Developer
4 26 (10.20%) Analyst
5 23 (9.02%) Administrator
6 22 (8.63%) Windows Engineer
7 20 (7.84%) Consultant
8 18 (7.06%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
10 16 (6.27%) Systems Engineer
11 14 (5.49%) Architect
11 14 (5.49%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
11 14 (5.49%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 14 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.71%) Applications Support
12 12 (4.71%) Support Analyst
12 12 (4.71%) Windows Systems Engineer
13 11 (4.31%) Windows Administrator
13 11 (4.31%) Windows Systems Administrator
14 10 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (44.71%) .NET
2 55 (21.57%) HTML
3 49 (19.22%) .NET Framework
4 43 (16.86%) Web Services
5 36 (14.12%) AngularJS
6 33 (12.94%) XML
7 32 (12.55%) CSS
8 30 (11.76%) Entity Framework
9 29 (11.37%) ASP.NET
10 20 (7.84%) jQuery
11 19 (7.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 18 (7.06%) Middleware
12 18 (7.06%) REST
13 16 (6.27%) WCF
14 15 (5.88%) NHibernate
15 14 (5.49%) Dapper ORM
15 14 (5.49%) WebSockets
16 13 (5.10%) JSON
16 13 (5.10%) LDAP
17 12 (4.71%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 50 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (9.02%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (8.24%) Management Information System
4 18 (7.06%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.31%) PKI
6 9 (3.53%) Fixed Income
7 8 (3.14%) User Experience
8 6 (2.35%) Blog
8 6 (2.35%) Clustering
8 6 (2.35%) HP StoreVirtual
9 4 (1.57%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.57%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.57%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.18%) e-Health
10 3 (1.18%) Grid Computing
10 3 (1.18%) LIMS
10 3 (1.18%) PACS
11 2 (0.78%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 152 (59.61%) Windows
2 74 (29.02%) Windows Server
3 31 (12.16%) Linux
3 31 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (7.84%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (5.88%) Windows 10
7 11 (4.31%) Windows XP
8 8 (3.14%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (2.75%) Windows 7
10 6 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.96%) Android
12 4 (1.57%) Unix
13 3 (1.18%) Solaris
13 3 (1.18%) VMS
14 2 (0.78%) Fedora
15 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (23.92%) ITIL
2 52 (20.39%) Migration
3 45 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (16.86%) Problem-Solving
5 40 (15.69%) DevOps
6 35 (13.73%) MVC
7 26 (10.20%) TDD
8 23 (9.02%) High Availability
9 21 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (8.24%) SDLC
10 20 (7.84%) CRM
10 20 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (7.45%) Change Management
11 19 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (7.45%) Workflow
12 18 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (6.27%) Application Packaging
14 16 (6.27%) Waterfall
15 15 (5.88%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 120 (47.06%) SQL
2 94 (36.86%) C#
3 66 (25.88%) PowerShell
4 62 (24.31%) JavaScript
5 25 (9.80%) VB.NET
6 24 (9.41%) T-SQL
7 22 (8.63%) Python
8 19 (7.45%) Java
8 19 (7.45%) TypeScript
9 12 (4.71%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.14%) PHP
11 7 (2.75%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.75%) VB
11 7 (2.75%) VBA
11 7 (2.75%) VBScript
12 4 (1.57%) C
13 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.18%) Go
14 2 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (24.31%) Security Cleared
2 50 (19.61%) SC Cleared
3 27 (10.59%) Degree
4 24 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (9.02%) DV Cleared
6 13 (5.10%) CISSP
7 11 (4.31%) MCSA
8 9 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (3.53%) Master's Degree
8 9 (3.53%) MCITP
9 6 (2.35%) CISM
9 6 (2.35%) IISP
9 6 (2.35%) MCAD
9 6 (2.35%) MCPD
9 6 (2.35%) MCSE
9 6 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.96%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.57%) MCSD
11 4 (1.57%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.02%) SLA
2 10 (3.92%) QA
3 8 (3.14%) GDPR
4 6 (2.35%) Government Security Classifications
4 6 (2.35%) NCSC
5 5 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.57%) NIST
7 3 (1.18%) HL7
7 3 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (1.18%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.78%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.78%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.78%) ISO 31000
8 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.39%) COBIT
9 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 102 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (9.41%) Hyper-V
4 23 (9.02%) XenApp
5 14 (5.49%) Docker
5 14 (5.49%) vSphere
6 9 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.96%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.18%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.18%) NDS
9 3 (1.18%) UAG
9 3 (1.18%) Xen
10 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.78%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.39%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.39%) Firmware
11 1 (0.39%) Varnish
11 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 31 (12.16%) SCCM
2 12 (4.71%) Single Sign-On
3 11 (4.31%) SCOM
4 10 (3.92%) Kubernetes
4 10 (3.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (3.92%) Terraform
5 8 (3.14%) Puppet
5 8 (3.14%) WSUS
6 7 (2.75%) Ansible
6 7 (2.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (2.35%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (2.35%) SCDPM
7 6 (2.35%) vRealize
8 4 (1.57%) Nessus
8 4 (1.57%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.57%) Packer
8 4 (1.57%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 127 (49.80%) Microsoft
2 47 (18.43%) VMware
3 35 (13.73%) Oracle
4 31 (12.16%) Citrix
5 15 (5.88%) HP
6 13 (5.10%) Cisco
7 9 (3.53%) F5
8 8 (3.14%) Dell
8 8 (3.14%) IBM
8 8 (3.14%) Telerik
9 7 (2.75%) EMC
9 7 (2.75%) Google
9 7 (2.75%) Splunk
9 7 (2.75%) Veeam
10 6 (2.35%) Atlassian
10 6 (2.35%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.35%) SolarWinds
10 6 (2.35%) Symantec
11 5 (1.96%) Centrify
11 5 (1.96%) Okta