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 3 months to 28 May 2017 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 268 215 157
Rank change year-on-year -53 -58  
Contract jobs citing IIS 395 650 851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.19% 1.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.29% 6.63% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 420 546
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £532 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £348 £325
% change year-on-year +5.03% +6.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 22
Median hourly rate £12.88 £22.50 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.77% -0.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.82 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £21.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -32.18% -13.00%  

IIS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7473 9799 9764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.69% 17.97% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4753 6489 5983
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £571 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 228 361
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.63 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% -2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +7.50% -0.91%  

IIS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IIS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IIS in the UK

IIS
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -61 348 £375 - 196
London -48 142 £450 +5.88% 66
South East +27 96 £350 - 45
Scotland +39 35 £400 +21.21% 3
South West -13 26 £400 +14.28% 15
Hampshire +11 22 £350 +7.69% 11
City of London -12 22 £413 -0.06% 12
Berkshire +20 21 £367 -2.13% 6
East of England -23 21 £338 -3.22% 12
East Midlands +6 19 £295 -5.60% 7
North West -6 17 £350 +6.06% 17
Surrey +7 16 £455 +4.00% 6
Renfrewshire +47 15 £412 +29.76%
Kent +20 15 £340 +5.83% 1
Erskine +46 14 £416 +31.02%
Leicestershire +14 12 £280 +7.69% 3
Yorkshire -2 12 £331 -33.75% 15
Cheshire +21 11 £300 -0.82% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 11 £488 +50.00% 13
Milton Keynes -10 11 £488 - 4
Reading +13 10 £368 -5.16% 2
West Yorkshire +18 9 £325 -3.70% 12
Hertfordshire +12 9 £340 +13.33% 3
Leeds +21 8 £325 -30.85% 9
Edinburgh +7 8 £350 -5.40%
Bristol +5 8 £338 -3.57% 8
Glasgow +2 8 £375 +57.89% 3
Bracknell +9 7 - -
Somerset 0 7 £388 -10.14% 1
West Midlands +16 6 £320 -8.57% 16

For the 6 months to 28 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IIS.

1 557 (64.92%) Windows
2 430 (50.12%) Microsoft
3 424 (49.42%) SQL Server
4 363 (42.31%) .NET
5 328 (38.23%) Windows Server
6 326 (38.00%) SQL
7 279 (32.52%) PowerShell
8 272 (31.70%) C#
9 204 (23.78%) Linux
10 202 (23.54%) Active Directory
11 201 (23.43%) VMware
12 183 (21.33%) Finance
13 179 (20.86%) DNS
14 173 (20.16%) Team Foundation Server
15 172 (20.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 154 (17.95%) DevOps
17 149 (17.37%) Oracle
18 148 (17.25%) Web Services
19 143 (16.67%) JavaScript
19 143 (16.67%) SharePoint
20 141 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
21 136 (15.85%) ASP.NET
22 134 (15.62%) Agile Software Development
23 133 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
24 128 (14.92%) Git (software)
25 124 (14.45%) Firewall
25 124 (14.45%) ITIL
26 122 (14.22%) HTML
27 117 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
28 113 (13.17%) DHCP

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
1 143 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 111 (12.94%) Apache
3 90 (10.49%) WebSphere
4 82 (9.56%) Tomcat
5 74 (8.62%) BizTalk Server
6 56 (6.53%) JBoss
7 51 (5.94%) MS Exchange
8 46 (5.36%) CMS
9 38 (4.43%) nginx
10 34 (3.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 30 (3.50%) SharePoint Server
11 30 (3.50%) Sitecore CMS
12 26 (3.03%) Jetty
13 24 (2.80%) Mongrel
14 22 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 22 (2.56%) WebLogic
15 19 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
16 16 (1.86%) Confluence
17 15 (1.75%) Skype for Business
18 14 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.35%) Quicktime
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 58 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.70%) OpenText Process Suite
4 5 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.58%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.35%) Staffware
6 2 (0.23%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.23%) Scribe Insight
6 2 (0.23%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.12%) FRx
7 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.12%) Magento
7 1 (0.12%) Orchestrade
7 1 (0.12%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 141 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (6.88%) IaaS
4 46 (5.36%) Office 365
5 43 (5.01%) PaaS
6 36 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
8 23 (2.68%) Google App Engine
9 16 (1.86%) Amazon S3
9 16 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (1.63%) SaaS
11 10 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (1.17%) GitHub
12 9 (1.05%) Akamai
13 5 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.58%) Route 53
14 4 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 179 (20.86%) DNS
2 124 (14.45%) Firewall
3 113 (13.17%) DHCP
4 99 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 86 (10.02%) Internet
6 72 (8.39%) LAN
7 63 (7.34%) WAN
8 56 (6.53%) HTTP
9 53 (6.18%) SAN
10 50 (5.83%) SSL
11 37 (4.31%) FTP
12 30 (3.50%) IPsec
13 29 (3.38%) LDAP
14 24 (2.80%) NAS
15 22 (2.56%) VPN
16 21 (2.45%) Remote Desktop
17 18 (2.10%) VLAN
18 17 (1.98%) Kerberos
18 17 (1.98%) Reverse Proxy
19 15 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (49.42%) SQL Server
2 92 (10.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 89 (10.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 81 (9.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (8.16%) Oracle Database
6 60 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 39 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 31 (3.61%) Relational Database
8 31 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 30 (3.50%) SQL Server 2014
10 28 (3.26%) Oracle Database 10g
11 18 (2.10%) MySQL
11 18 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
12 16 (1.86%) Oracle9i Database
13 15 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (1.75%) MS Access
14 12 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (1.40%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 173 (20.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 128 (14.92%) Git (software)
3 83 (9.67%) Visual Studio
4 68 (7.93%) Jenkins
5 63 (7.34%) TeamCity
6 47 (5.48%) JIRA
7 46 (5.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 29 (3.38%) Subversion
9 23 (2.68%) Travis CI
10 20 (2.33%) MSBuild
11 19 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (1.98%) Moq
13 16 (1.86%) SpecFlow
14 15 (1.75%) Ant
14 15 (1.75%) ReSharper
14 15 (1.75%) Selenium
15 14 (1.63%) NUnit
16 9 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
17 8 (0.93%) Maven
18 7 (0.82%) Hudson
General
1 183 (21.33%) Finance
2 60 (6.99%) Banking
3 21 (2.45%) Back Office
4 19 (2.21%) Retail
5 18 (2.10%) Front Office
6 17 (1.98%) Legal
7 12 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.28%) Marketing
9 9 (1.05%) Law
10 8 (0.93%) International Banking
10 8 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.82%) Advertising
11 7 (0.82%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.70%) Local Government
13 5 (0.58%) Publishing
14 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.47%) French Language
14 4 (0.47%) Games
14 4 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 205 (23.89%) Developer
2 105 (12.24%) Analyst
3 101 (11.77%) .NET Developer
4 78 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 63 (7.34%) Support Analyst
6 62 (7.23%) Applications Support
6 62 (7.23%) C# Developer
7 59 (6.88%) Architect
7 59 (6.88%) PowerShell Engineer
8 49 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
9 47 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
10 36 (4.20%) Applications Support Analyst
11 34 (3.96%) Automation Engineer
12 33 (3.85%) Consultant
13 31 (3.61%) Administrator
13 31 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 31 (3.61%) Support Engineer
14 26 (3.03%) Dynamics AX Developer
14 26 (3.03%) Microsoft Developer
14 26 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (42.31%) .NET
2 148 (17.25%) Web Services
3 136 (15.85%) ASP.NET
4 122 (14.22%) HTML
5 112 (13.05%) CSS
6 109 (12.70%) XML
7 102 (11.89%) jQuery
8 83 (9.67%) .NET Framework
9 77 (8.97%) WCF
10 59 (6.88%) Ajax
11 50 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 48 (5.59%) Middleware
13 47 (5.48%) AngularJS
13 47 (5.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 40 (4.66%) JSON
14 40 (4.66%) XSLT
15 39 (4.55%) SOAP
16 34 (3.96%) REST
17 32 (3.73%) Entity Framework
17 32 (3.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.48%) Clustering
3 36 (4.20%) Data Centre
4 26 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.03%) PKI
5 19 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.21%) User Experience
6 17 (1.98%) W3C
7 13 (1.52%) EPoS
8 12 (1.40%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.40%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.28%) Replication
10 10 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.17%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.93%) Fintech
12 7 (0.82%) CESG
12 7 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 557 (64.92%) Windows
2 328 (38.23%) Windows Server
3 204 (23.78%) Linux
4 172 (20.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 117 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 103 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 73 (8.51%) Unix
8 43 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (3.15%) Windows 7
10 18 (2.10%) AIX
11 16 (1.86%) Solaris
12 12 (1.40%) CentOS
13 11 (1.28%) Android
13 11 (1.28%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.82%) zOS
15 5 (0.58%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.58%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.58%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (17.95%) DevOps
2 134 (15.62%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (14.45%) ITIL
4 111 (12.94%) MVC
5 98 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (9.56%) Scrum
7 73 (8.51%) CRM
8 62 (7.23%) Configuration Management
8 62 (7.23%) Migration
9 60 (6.99%) TDD
10 59 (6.88%) Open Source
11 56 (6.53%) Load Balancing
12 55 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
13 51 (5.94%) Continuous Delivery
14 50 (5.83%) Project Management
15 49 (5.71%) Web Development
16 38 (4.43%) High Availability
17 36 (4.20%) Release Management
18 32 (3.73%) E-Commerce
18 32 (3.73%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 326 (38.00%) SQL
2 279 (32.52%) PowerShell
3 272 (31.70%) C#
4 143 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 106 (12.35%) Java
6 91 (10.61%) T-SQL
7 61 (7.11%) VBScript
8 59 (6.88%) Perl
9 52 (6.06%) Python
10 41 (4.78%) VB
11 36 (4.20%) XAML
12 26 (3.03%) Ruby
13 25 (2.91%) Bash Shell
14 19 (2.21%) PHP
14 19 (2.21%) VB.NET
15 18 (2.10%) C
16 13 (1.52%) VBA
17 12 (1.40%) ActionScript
17 12 (1.40%) C++
18 10 (1.17%) F#
Qualifications
1 100 (11.66%) Security Cleared
2 83 (9.67%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (4.08%) Degree
5 29 (3.38%) MCSE
6 26 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (2.21%) DV Cleared
8 18 (2.10%) CCNA
9 16 (1.86%) CCNP
10 14 (1.63%) MCSA
11 13 (1.52%) CISSP
12 12 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (1.17%) MCITP
15 9 (1.05%) ISEB
15 9 (1.05%) MCP
16 8 (0.93%) IISP
17 7 (0.82%) CISM
17 7 (0.82%) PMI Certification
17 7 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.80%) QA
2 19 (2.21%) SLA
3 17 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.82%) SEPA
5 6 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.47%) PMO
7 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.23%) COBIT
8 2 (0.23%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.23%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.12%) HL7
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) MiFID
9 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 202 (23.54%) Active Directory
2 133 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (7.93%) Hyper-V
4 45 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (3.38%) Xen
6 22 (2.56%) XenApp
7 20 (2.33%) vSphere
8 16 (1.86%) ISA Server
9 13 (1.52%) UAG
10 12 (1.40%) Terminal Services
11 10 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (1.05%) Docker
12 9 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
12 9 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.93%) NFS
13 8 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (0.82%) KVM
15 6 (0.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 6 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 96 (11.19%) Puppet
2 57 (6.64%) SCCM
3 51 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (4.78%) Ansible
5 25 (2.91%) SCOM
6 21 (2.45%) Nagios
7 19 (2.21%) Control-M
8 18 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
9 14 (1.63%) WSUS
10 12 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (1.40%) vRealize
11 11 (1.28%) NetBackup
11 11 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (1.17%) Terraform
13 9 (1.05%) Tivoli
14 8 (0.93%) AirWatch
15 7 (0.82%) SCOrch
16 6 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
16 6 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
17 5 (0.58%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 430 (50.12%) Microsoft
2 201 (23.43%) VMware
3 149 (17.37%) Oracle
4 78 (9.09%) Citrix
5 52 (6.06%) IBM
6 51 (5.94%) HP
7 50 (5.83%) Cisco
8 45 (5.24%) Red Hat
9 34 (3.96%) Google
10 32 (3.73%) Sitecore
11 25 (2.91%) Dell
12 24 (2.80%) McAfee
13 23 (2.68%) SAP
14 22 (2.56%) EMC
15 20 (2.33%) Apple
16 16 (1.86%) CheckPoint
16 16 (1.86%) Splunk
17 15 (1.75%) Symantec
18 13 (1.52%) NetApp
19 12 (1.40%) Informatica
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £425 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Carnival UK
Rate: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Square One Resources
Rate: From £380 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Square One Resources
Rate: From £380 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 19 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
NCC Group
Rate: Day rate is circa £330 per day.
Posted: 13 days ago