Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 320 294 231
Rank change year-on-year -26 -63 -53
Contract jobs citing IIS 815 853 1,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.87% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.80% 5.19% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 524 818
UK median daily rate £441 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.81% +6.90% +0.69%
10th Percentile £275 £268 £250
90th Percentile £600 £550 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.43% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 38 32
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £17.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.59% -37.04% +0.93%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.75 £13.03
90th Percentile £43.55 £48.25 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +121.43% -35.19% -1.82%

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 16,962 16,431 19,958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.77% 16.77% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,105 10,665 13,160
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £254
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 416 502
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +2.50% -3.52% +3.65%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -19 748 £450 +20.00% 303
UK excluding London -41 448 £401 +14.43% 230
London +7 352 £525 +16.67% 89
South East -8 185 £400 +14.29% 83
North of England -31 71 £368 +8.89% 58
South West -28 53 £375 -1.32% 23
East of England -1 50 £438 +25.00% 21
North West +8 43 £356 +3.26% 24
Scotland -40 39 £420 +5.00% 8
Midlands -29 34 £353 +10.16% 29
West Midlands -19 23 £350 +7.69% 10
North East -12 16 £333 -14.19% 5
Wales -8 15 £325 -1.52% 5
Yorkshire -41 12 £550 +62.96% 29
East Midlands -21 10 £355 +23.48% 19
Northern Ireland +32 1 £510 +30.77% 3

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 501 (61.47%) Windows
2 451 (55.34%) Microsoft
3 388 (47.61%) SQL Server
4 361 (44.29%) .NET
5 328 (40.25%) SQL
6 316 (38.77%) Windows Server
7 257 (31.53%) PowerShell
8 256 (31.41%) C#
9 234 (28.71%) Active Directory
10 207 (25.40%) Linux
11 206 (25.28%) VMware
12 192 (23.56%) JavaScript
13 174 (21.35%) DevOps
14 169 (20.74%) VMware Infrastructure
14 169 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
15 163 (20.00%) Apache
16 158 (19.39%) DNS
17 152 (18.65%) Amazon AWS
18 146 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure
19 136 (16.69%) Finance
20 134 (16.44%) Firewall
20 134 (16.44%) SharePoint
20 134 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
21 126 (15.46%) ASP.NET
22 125 (15.34%) CSS
22 125 (15.34%) Web Services
22 125 (15.34%) Security Cleared
23 122 (14.97%) Citrix
24 121 (14.85%) ITIL
24 121 (14.85%) Oracle

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
1 163 (20.00%) Apache
2 134 (16.44%) SharePoint
3 121 (14.85%) Tomcat
4 74 (9.08%) WebSphere
5 69 (8.47%) nginx
6 55 (6.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 55 (6.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 54 (6.63%) SharePoint Server
8 46 (5.64%) Jetty
8 46 (5.64%) Mongrel
9 44 (5.40%) MS Exchange
10 29 (3.56%) BizTalk Server
11 27 (3.31%) JBoss
12 26 (3.19%) CMS
13 19 (2.33%) Umbraco
14 18 (2.21%) Skype for Business
15 15 (1.84%) WildFly
16 13 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
17 11 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
18 10 (1.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 61 (7.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (6.26%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (4.05%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (3.19%) InfoPath
6 16 (1.96%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.49%) Windchill
9 1 (0.12%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 11 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.25%) Concordance
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.25%) Relativity
3 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.12%) ScheduALL
4 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 152 (18.65%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (8.59%) Amazon EC2
4 58 (7.12%) Office 365
5 57 (6.99%) AWS CloudFormation
6 43 (5.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 38 (4.66%) IaaS
8 34 (4.17%) Google App Engine
8 34 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 26 (3.19%) PaaS
10 20 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (2.09%) Sumo Logic
12 13 (1.60%) NuGet
13 12 (1.47%) SaaS
14 11 (1.35%) GitHub
14 11 (1.35%) OpenShift
15 10 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (1.10%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.98%) Rackspace Cloud
18 7 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 158 (19.39%) DNS
2 134 (16.44%) Firewall
3 95 (11.66%) DHCP
4 94 (11.53%) HTTP
5 91 (11.17%) TCP/IP
6 90 (11.04%) Internet
7 84 (10.31%) SAN
8 75 (9.20%) SSL
9 37 (4.54%) LAN
10 34 (4.17%) DMZ
11 33 (4.05%) FTP
12 32 (3.93%) IPsec
12 32 (3.93%) WAN
13 26 (3.19%) Kerberos
13 26 (3.19%) NetScaler
14 21 (2.58%) NAS
15 20 (2.45%) VPN
16 19 (2.33%) VLAN
17 18 (2.21%) SMTP
18 16 (1.96%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (47.61%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.28%) Relational Database
3 42 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (3.44%) Oracle Database
6 26 (3.19%) MySQL
7 24 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
8 22 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (2.21%) RDBMS
9 18 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
10 16 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
11 13 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.35%) MongoDB
13 11 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
14 10 (1.23%) Power BI
14 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (1.10%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 116 (14.23%) Visual Studio
2 109 (13.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 103 (12.64%) Jenkins
4 93 (11.41%) Git (software)
5 64 (7.85%) TeamCity
6 48 (5.89%) JIRA
7 36 (4.42%) Travis CI
8 30 (3.68%) Maven
9 29 (3.56%) MSBuild
10 28 (3.44%) Selenium
11 19 (2.33%) Ant
11 19 (2.33%) Gradle
11 19 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
11 19 (2.33%) Vagrant
12 18 (2.21%) CruiseControl
12 18 (2.21%) IBM UrbanCode
13 17 (2.09%) Bitbucket
13 17 (2.09%) NUnit
13 17 (2.09%) Subversion
14 15 (1.84%) ReSharper
General
1 136 (16.69%) Finance
2 77 (9.45%) Banking
3 22 (2.70%) Legal
4 16 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.84%) Front Office
6 11 (1.35%) Back Office
6 11 (1.35%) Retail
7 6 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.74%) Law
7 6 (0.74%) Military
8 4 (0.49%) Publishing
8 4 (0.49%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.37%) Automotive
10 2 (0.25%) Advertising
10 2 (0.25%) Marketing
10 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.12%) French Language
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
11 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.12%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 199 (24.42%) Developer
2 106 (13.01%) .NET Developer
3 96 (11.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 78 (9.57%) C# Developer
5 61 (7.48%) Analyst
6 60 (7.36%) Applications Support
7 49 (6.01%) Architect
8 47 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 46 (5.64%) Support Engineer
10 44 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 42 (5.15%) AWS Engineer
12 40 (4.91%) Full Stack Developer
13 37 (4.54%) AWS DevOps
13 37 (4.54%) Support Analyst
14 36 (4.42%) Operations Engineer
15 35 (4.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 32 (3.93%) Applications Support Analyst
17 30 (3.68%) SharePoint Engineer
18 26 (3.19%) Administrator
19 25 (3.07%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (44.29%) .NET
2 126 (15.46%) ASP.NET
3 125 (15.34%) CSS
3 125 (15.34%) Web Services
4 121 (14.85%) jQuery
5 119 (14.60%) HTML
6 103 (12.64%) XML
7 99 (12.15%) .NET Framework
8 77 (9.45%) Middleware
9 69 (8.47%) AngularJS
10 61 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 61 (7.48%) WCF
11 60 (7.36%) Ajax
12 53 (6.50%) ASP.NET Web API
12 53 (6.50%) JSON
13 50 (6.13%) Entity Framework
13 50 (6.13%) REST
14 48 (5.89%) XSLT
15 46 (5.64%) Servlets
16 42 (5.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.61%) Computer Science
2 53 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (6.38%) Data Centre
4 48 (5.89%) Clustering
4 48 (5.89%) PKI
5 39 (4.79%) Management Information System
6 33 (4.05%) Client/Server
7 23 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (2.21%) User Experience
10 17 (2.09%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.60%) Fixed Income
12 12 (1.47%) Fat Client
12 12 (1.47%) Fintech
12 12 (1.47%) Thin Client
13 10 (1.23%) Algorithms
13 10 (1.23%) Driving Licence
14 9 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (1.10%) Private Cloud
15 8 (0.98%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 501 (61.47%) Windows
2 316 (38.77%) Windows Server
3 207 (25.40%) Linux
4 134 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 102 (12.52%) Unix
5 102 (12.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (4.54%) Solaris
8 37 (4.54%) Ubuntu
9 22 (2.70%) Debian
10 21 (2.58%) CentOS
11 18 (2.21%) Fedora
12 15 (1.84%) AIX
13 14 (1.72%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.60%) Android
14 13 (1.60%) Windows 7
15 11 (1.35%) Apple iOS
15 11 (1.35%) Windows NT
16 10 (1.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (21.35%) DevOps
2 169 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (14.85%) ITIL
4 118 (14.48%) MVC
5 116 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
6 80 (9.82%) Migration
7 75 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
8 68 (8.34%) Project Management
9 66 (8.10%) Change Management
10 62 (7.61%) High Availability
11 58 (7.12%) TDD
12 57 (6.99%) Load Balancing
13 55 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 54 (6.63%) Configuration Management
15 50 (6.13%) E-Commerce
16 46 (5.64%) SDLC
17 45 (5.52%) Scrum
18 44 (5.40%) Build Automation
18 44 (5.40%) Identity Management
19 39 (4.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 328 (40.25%) SQL
2 257 (31.53%) PowerShell
3 256 (31.41%) C#
4 192 (23.56%) JavaScript
5 117 (14.36%) Java
6 77 (9.45%) Python
7 62 (7.61%) T-SQL
8 44 (5.40%) Bash Shell
9 43 (5.28%) Perl
10 33 (4.05%) TypeScript
11 30 (3.68%) VB.NET
12 25 (3.07%) Ruby
13 23 (2.82%) PL/SQL
14 22 (2.70%) VB
15 20 (2.45%) Go
16 15 (1.84%) VBScript
17 14 (1.72%) VBA
18 13 (1.60%) C++
19 11 (1.35%) C
20 10 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 125 (15.34%) Security Cleared
2 95 (11.66%) SC Cleared
3 83 (10.18%) Degree
4 60 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 32 (3.93%) MCSE
7 28 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (3.07%) DV Cleared
9 21 (2.58%) IISP
10 19 (2.33%) CISSP
11 18 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.84%) CISM
13 12 (1.47%) CISA
14 10 (1.23%) CCNA
14 10 (1.23%) CREST Certified
15 8 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (0.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 6 (0.74%) CCSP
16 6 (0.74%) MCDBA
16 6 (0.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.68%) QA
2 18 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (1.60%) GDPR
5 12 (1.47%) ISO 9001
6 11 (1.35%) ISAE 3402
6 11 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 10 (1.23%) ISO 22301
7 10 (1.23%) ISO 31000
7 10 (1.23%) SLA
8 5 (0.61%) PMO
9 3 (0.37%) WCAG
10 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.12%) RMADS
11 1 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 234 (28.71%) Active Directory
2 169 (20.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (6.38%) Hyper-V
3 52 (6.38%) XenApp
4 47 (5.77%) Docker
5 46 (5.64%) vSphere
6 38 (4.66%) Xen
7 31 (3.80%) XenDesktop
8 28 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (2.45%) VirtualBox
10 11 (1.35%) KVM
11 10 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (1.10%) ISA Server
12 9 (1.10%) NFS
12 9 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.74%) XenServer
16 5 (0.61%) LXC
Systems Management
1 99 (12.15%) Ansible
2 81 (9.94%) Puppet
3 52 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (6.13%) SCCM
5 36 (4.42%) Single Sign-On
6 34 (4.17%) Nagios
6 34 (4.17%) SCOM
7 29 (3.56%) Microsoft Clustering
8 26 (3.19%) Terraform
9 24 (2.94%) WSUS
10 22 (2.70%) Kubernetes
10 22 (2.70%) Packer
11 20 (2.45%) logstash
12 19 (2.33%) Kibana
12 19 (2.33%) Salt
13 18 (2.21%) Graylog
14 15 (1.84%) vCenter Server
15 13 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
16 12 (1.47%) Nessus
17 11 (1.35%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 451 (55.34%) Microsoft
2 206 (25.28%) VMware
3 122 (14.97%) Citrix
4 121 (14.85%) Oracle
5 78 (9.57%) Splunk
6 65 (7.98%) Red Hat
7 64 (7.85%) Cisco
8 50 (6.13%) IBM
9 48 (5.89%) Google
10 35 (4.29%) HP
11 33 (4.05%) McAfee
12 32 (3.93%) SAP
13 30 (3.68%) AppDynamics
14 27 (3.31%) EMC
14 27 (3.31%) F5
14 27 (3.31%) Nintex
14 27 (3.31%) ServiceNow
15 25 (3.07%) New Relic
16 19 (2.33%) Sun
17 18 (2.21%) BMC