Period
to 25 February 2021

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 25 February 2021 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
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 400 362 334
Rank change year-on-year -38 -28 -9
Contract jobs citing IIS 233 438 772
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.64% 0.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.51% 4.50% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 317 558
Median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £314 £275 £325
90th Percentile £572 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 28
Median hourly rate £57.50 £30.74 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.05% +156.17% -5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +64.29% +191.67% -

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 6,643 9,744 15,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.01% 14.27% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,515 6,430 10,450
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £255 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 205 319
Median hourly rate £30.54 £19.41 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.34% +4.92% -1.07%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £65.18 £53.00 £47.57
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.21 £16.87
% change year-on-year +31.80% +7.94% -6.28%

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 25 February 2021.

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 25 February 2021.

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 25 February 2021. 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 -25 167 £463 +2.78% 114
UK excluding London +17 115 £450 +2.86% 91
London +5 77 £475 - 34
Work from Home -154 77 £465 -19.13% 29
South East +68 30 £475 +14.80% 22
Scotland +28 24 £471 +0.27% 3
North of England -1 16 £424 -19.29% 21
Midlands +49 13 £370 -15.43% 19
Wales +26 13 £475 +22.58% 5
East of England +41 11 £475 +5.56% 6
West Midlands +32 10 £370 -12.94% 10
North West +18 10 £400 -15.79% 13
South West +50 8 £305 -24.69% 12
Yorkshire +13 6 £425 -19.05% 6
East Midlands +30 3 £450 -2.70% 9

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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.

1 133 (57.08%) Windows
2 119 (51.07%) SQL Server
3 88 (37.77%) Active Directory
4 87 (37.34%) Windows Server
5 82 (35.19%) Azure
6 78 (33.48%) Microsoft
7 72 (30.90%) PowerShell
8 71 (30.47%) .NET
9 66 (28.33%) VMware
10 65 (27.90%) Linux
11 60 (25.75%) Security Cleared
12 59 (25.32%) SQL
13 57 (24.46%) DNS
13 57 (24.46%) DevOps
14 52 (22.32%) SharePoint
15 49 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (20.17%) SC Cleared
16 47 (20.17%) Problem-Solving
17 46 (19.74%) VMware Infrastructure
18 45 (19.31%) C#
19 44 (18.88%) JavaScript
19 44 (18.88%) Microsoft 365
20 40 (17.17%) HTML
21 38 (16.31%) SCCM
22 36 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
22 36 (15.45%) Windows 10
23 35 (15.02%) ASP.NET
23 35 (15.02%) ITIL
24 33 (14.16%) CSS
24 33 (14.16%) Middleware

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 52 (22.32%) SharePoint
2 29 (12.45%) MS Exchange
3 28 (12.02%) Apache
4 18 (7.73%) Tomcat
5 10 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (4.29%) nginx
6 8 (3.43%) WebLogic
6 8 (3.43%) WebSphere
7 7 (3.00%) JBoss
8 6 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (2.15%) Confluence
10 4 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.72%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.29%) WordPress
12 2 (0.86%) Drupal
12 2 (0.86%) Jetty
12 2 (0.86%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.15%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Maximo
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.43%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 82 (35.19%) Azure
2 44 (18.88%) Microsoft 365
3 26 (11.16%) AWS
4 16 (6.87%) GitHub
5 13 (5.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.58%) Power Platform
6 6 (2.58%) PowerApps
7 5 (2.15%) GCP
7 5 (2.15%) PaaS
7 5 (2.15%) Power Automate
8 4 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.72%) IaaS
9 3 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.29%) AWS CodePipeline
9 3 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (1.29%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.29%) Yammer
10 2 (0.86%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 57 (24.46%) DNS
2 23 (9.87%) DHCP
3 22 (9.44%) TCP/IP
4 21 (9.01%) SAN
4 21 (9.01%) SSL
4 21 (9.01%) WAAS
5 14 (6.01%) Firewall
5 14 (6.01%) HTTP
5 14 (6.01%) Internet
6 9 (3.86%) FTP
6 9 (3.86%) LAN
7 8 (3.43%) HTTPS
7 8 (3.43%) WAN
8 6 (2.58%) SSH
8 6 (2.58%) Wireshark
9 4 (1.72%) IPv4
9 4 (1.72%) NAS
9 4 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.72%) VoIP
10 3 (1.29%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (51.07%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (6.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (3.86%) MySQL
4 9 (3.86%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (3.43%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.58%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.15%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.72%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.72%) PowerCenter
8 4 (1.72%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.29%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.29%) Redis
9 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 22 (9.44%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.30%) Jenkins
3 15 (6.44%) Visual Studio
4 14 (6.01%) TeamCity
5 11 (4.72%) Subversion
6 10 (4.29%) JIRA
6 10 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.43%) Artifactory
7 8 (3.43%) SonarQube
8 6 (2.58%) Liquibase
8 6 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (2.15%) Selenium
10 4 (1.72%) MSI
10 4 (1.72%) VisualSVN
11 3 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.29%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.29%) NUnit
12 2 (0.86%) Gradle
12 2 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (13.30%) Public Sector
2 22 (9.44%) Finance
3 12 (5.15%) Banking
4 7 (3.00%) Legal
5 5 (2.15%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.29%) Electronics
7 3 (1.29%) Marketing
8 2 (0.86%) Advertising
8 2 (0.86%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) German Language
9 1 (0.43%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
9 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (22.75%) Developer
2 32 (13.73%) Architect
3 31 (13.30%) .NET Developer
4 16 (6.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (6.87%) Technical Architect
5 11 (4.72%) Applications Support
6 10 (4.29%) Consultant
6 10 (4.29%) Security Manager
6 10 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (3.86%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 9 (3.86%) Risk Manager
7 9 (3.86%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.43%) Administrator
8 8 (3.43%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (3.43%) Technical Support
8 8 (3.43%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.00%) Platform Engineer
9 7 (3.00%) Senior Developer
10 6 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (30.47%) .NET
2 40 (17.17%) HTML
3 35 (15.02%) ASP.NET
4 33 (14.16%) CSS
4 33 (14.16%) Middleware
5 21 (9.01%) .NET Framework
5 21 (9.01%) REST
6 20 (8.58%) .NET Core
6 20 (8.58%) XML
7 19 (8.15%) jQuery
8 16 (6.87%) AngularJS
8 16 (6.87%) Web Services
9 12 (5.15%) SOAP
10 9 (3.86%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (3.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (3.43%) HTML5
12 7 (3.00%) Ajax
12 7 (3.00%) J2EE
12 7 (3.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (10.73%) Clustering
3 23 (9.87%) Management Information System
4 21 (9.01%) EMC VNX
5 14 (6.01%) PKI
6 11 (4.72%) CESG
7 10 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (3.00%) NHS
9 6 (2.58%) Data Centre
10 5 (2.15%) HP StoreVirtual
10 5 (2.15%) Replication
10 5 (2.15%) User Experience
11 4 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.72%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.29%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.29%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (1.29%) Mobile Payment
12 3 (1.29%) Smartcard
13 2 (0.86%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 133 (57.08%) Windows
2 87 (37.34%) Windows Server
3 65 (27.90%) Linux
4 36 (15.45%) Windows 10
4 36 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (9.01%) Windows XP
7 13 (5.58%) CentOS
8 9 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (3.86%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (3.00%) AIX
10 6 (2.58%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (2.15%) Unix
12 4 (1.72%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.72%) Solaris
13 3 (1.29%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.86%) Android
14 2 (0.86%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.86%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (24.46%) DevOps
2 49 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (20.17%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (15.02%) ITIL
5 27 (11.59%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (10.30%) Migration
7 19 (8.15%) Configuration Management
7 19 (8.15%) Mentoring
7 19 (8.15%) MVC
8 18 (7.73%) Information Security
9 16 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 16 (6.87%) OWASP
10 15 (6.44%) Change Management
10 15 (6.44%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (6.44%) Workflow
11 14 (6.01%) Load Balancing
11 14 (6.01%) Web Development
12 12 (5.15%) Incident Management
12 12 (5.15%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (30.90%) PowerShell
2 59 (25.32%) SQL
3 45 (19.31%) C#
4 44 (18.88%) JavaScript
5 26 (11.16%) Python
6 18 (7.73%) Java
7 14 (6.01%) Bash Shell
7 14 (6.01%) T-SQL
8 11 (4.72%) PL/SQL
9 9 (3.86%) Perl
10 8 (3.43%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.58%) VB
12 5 (2.15%) Groovy
12 5 (2.15%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.15%) VB6
12 5 (2.15%) VBScript
13 3 (1.29%) C
14 2 (0.86%) COBOL
14 2 (0.86%) PHP
14 2 (0.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 60 (25.75%) Security Cleared
2 47 (20.17%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.01%) DV Cleared
4 20 (8.58%) Degree
5 18 (7.73%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (6.87%) IISP
7 11 (4.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 11 (4.72%) CCSP
7 11 (4.72%) CESG Certified Professional
8 10 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.00%) CCNA
9 7 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.58%) CISSP
10 6 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (2.15%) MCSE
12 4 (1.72%) CISM
12 4 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (1.29%) CCNP
13 3 (1.29%) CISA
13 3 (1.29%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (6.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 12 (5.15%) QA
4 11 (4.72%) PCI DSS
5 10 (4.29%) SLA
6 8 (3.43%) NCSC
7 7 (3.00%) GDPR
8 5 (2.15%) Data Quality
8 5 (2.15%) Government Security Classifications
8 5 (2.15%) NIST
9 3 (1.29%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (1.29%) ISO 22301
9 3 (1.29%) ISO 31000
9 3 (1.29%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.86%) HL7
System Software
1 88 (37.77%) Active Directory
2 46 (19.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.44%) Docker
3 15 (6.44%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (6.01%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (5.58%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.00%) vSphere
7 3 (1.29%) Firmware
7 3 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.86%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.86%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.86%) Xen
8 2 (0.86%) XenApp
9 1 (0.43%) LXC
9 1 (0.43%) NFS
9 1 (0.43%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (16.31%) SCCM
2 25 (10.73%) Ansible
3 23 (9.87%) Microsoft Clustering
3 23 (9.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 21 (9.01%) IBM BigFix
5 20 (8.58%) Puppet
6 15 (6.44%) WSUS
7 13 (5.58%) Terraform
8 12 (5.15%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (3.86%) Kubernetes
10 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (2.15%) SCOM
11 4 (1.72%) BladeLogic
11 4 (1.72%) PowerCLI
12 3 (1.29%) IBM Guardium
12 3 (1.29%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (1.29%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 78 (33.48%) Microsoft
2 66 (28.33%) VMware
3 31 (13.30%) Oracle
4 26 (11.16%) Red Hat
5 22 (9.44%) EMC
6 14 (6.01%) Cisco
7 13 (5.58%) Citrix
8 12 (5.15%) F5
9 10 (4.29%) IBM
10 9 (3.86%) HP
10 9 (3.86%) Remedy
11 8 (3.43%) ServiceNow
11 8 (3.43%) Splunk
12 7 (3.00%) McAfee
12 7 (3.00%) Symantec
13 6 (2.58%) Micro Focus
14 5 (2.15%) Barracuda Networks
14 5 (2.15%) Forcepoint
14 5 (2.15%) Google
14 5 (2.15%) Sophos