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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
UK
Rank 233 201 174
Rank change year-on-year -32 -27  
Contract jobs citing IIS 456 641 709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.21% 1.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.86% 7.03% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 415 438
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £260 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £333
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 23
Median hourly rate £18.50 £34.00 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.58% +67.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.99 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% -10.00%  

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 7784 9113 9021
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.41% 17.25% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5089 5794 5356
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £561 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 225 316
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.92 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +4.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IIS in the UK

IIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -47 402 £400 +5.26% 191
London -15 194 £425 +4.93% 66
South East -53 66 £369 +3.50% 28
City of London +12 47 £360 -18.18% 13
South West +6 44 £413 +21.32% 12
Scotland +34 37 £335 -9.45% 4
East of England -13 26 £390 +20.00% 15
Hampshire -11 22 £400 +18.95% 2
Renfrewshire +27 21 £335 +4.68%
North West -4 21 £325 -3.70% 19
Erskine +28 20 £338 +5.46%
East Midlands +7 19 £300 +9.09% 14
Devon +8 17 £550 +193.33% 2
Yorkshire -14 15 £463 +32.14% 15
West Midlands +7 13 £338 +8.87% 19
West Yorkshire +4 13 £425 +21.42% 11
Berkshire +3 13 £494 +23.43% 6
Milton Keynes -11 12 £350 -11.94% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 12 £350 -11.94% 8
Exeter +1 11 £175 -46.15% 2
Manchester +15 10 £425 +21.42% 14
Norfolk +3 10 £363 +11.53% 2
Wiltshire +2 10 £413 +17.85%
Swindon +6 9 £413 +10.00%
Leicestershire +1 9 £263 +0.96% 6
Andover - 9 £425 - 1
Nottingham +11 8 £425 +19.71% 1
Edinburgh +8 8 £313 -18.83%
Nottinghamshire +4 8 £425 +54.54% 1
Leeds +10 7 £363 - 7

IIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 610 (67.33%) Windows
2 456 (50.33%) SQL Server
3 422 (46.58%) Microsoft
4 377 (41.61%) SQL
5 369 (40.73%) .NET
6 332 (36.64%) Windows Server
7 269 (29.69%) C#
8 258 (28.48%) PowerShell
9 229 (25.28%) VMware
10 224 (24.72%) Linux
11 221 (24.39%) Active Directory
12 206 (22.74%) Finance
13 203 (22.41%) DNS
14 171 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
15 170 (18.76%) Team Foundation Server
16 167 (18.43%) Windows Server 2012
17 166 (18.32%) Oracle
18 165 (18.21%) ASP.NET
19 164 (18.10%) JavaScript
20 160 (17.66%) DevOps
21 158 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
22 152 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
23 148 (16.34%) Windows Server 2008
24 141 (15.56%) ITIL
25 140 (15.45%) Apache
26 136 (15.01%) Web Services
26 136 (15.01%) HTML
27 135 (14.90%) SharePoint
28 134 (14.79%) Firewall
29 128 (14.13%) TCP/IP

IIS
Top Related 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
1 140 (15.45%) Apache
2 135 (14.90%) SharePoint
3 100 (11.04%) BizTalk Server
3 100 (11.04%) Tomcat
4 96 (10.60%) WebSphere
5 56 (6.18%) JBoss
6 45 (4.97%) MS Exchange
7 44 (4.86%) nginx
8 35 (3.86%) CMS
9 31 (3.42%) Skype for Business
10 30 (3.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 30 (3.31%) WebLogic
11 28 (3.09%) Jetty
12 26 (2.87%) Mongrel
12 26 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
13 23 (2.54%) Confluence
13 23 (2.54%) Sitecore CMS
14 22 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
15 18 (1.99%) SharePoint Server
16 16 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 118 (13.02%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.20%) MS Office
3 5 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.44%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.44%) MS Project
5 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 68 (7.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (3.20%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.77%) OpenText Process Suite
3 7 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.66%) Summit
5 5 (0.55%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.33%) Staffware
7 2 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.22%) Orchestrade
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 171 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (13.47%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (7.40%) IaaS
4 52 (5.74%) Office 365
5 45 (4.97%) Amazon EC2
5 45 (4.97%) PaaS
6 27 (2.98%) SaaS
7 26 (2.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 25 (2.76%) Google App Engine
9 21 (2.32%) Amazon S3
10 18 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (1.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (1.32%) GitHub
14 9 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (0.88%) Boomi
16 7 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
17 6 (0.66%) Yammer
18 5 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 203 (22.41%) DNS
2 134 (14.79%) Firewall
3 128 (14.13%) TCP/IP
4 112 (12.36%) DHCP
5 82 (9.05%) Internet
6 71 (7.84%) HTTP
7 68 (7.51%) SSL
8 59 (6.51%) SAN
9 54 (5.96%) LAN
10 51 (5.63%) WAN
11 46 (5.08%) FTP
12 39 (4.30%) LDAP
13 29 (3.20%) NAS
14 28 (3.09%) Kerberos
15 26 (2.87%) IPsec
16 23 (2.54%) VPN
17 19 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
18 17 (1.88%) iSCSI
19 16 (1.77%) HTTPS
20 15 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 456 (50.33%) SQL Server
2 116 (12.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 97 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 84 (9.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 76 (8.39%) Oracle Database
6 73 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (4.42%) Relational Database
8 37 (4.08%) SQL Server 2014
8 37 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 36 (3.97%) MySQL
10 32 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
11 29 (3.20%) Oracle Database 10g
12 22 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (1.99%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.77%) Oracle9i Database
15 15 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
15 15 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
16 14 (1.55%) MS Access
17 13 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 170 (18.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 122 (13.47%) Git (software)
3 83 (9.16%) Jenkins
3 83 (9.16%) TeamCity
4 71 (7.84%) Visual Studio
5 59 (6.51%) JIRA
6 55 (6.07%) Octopus Deploy
7 41 (4.53%) Subversion
8 26 (2.87%) Travis CI
9 24 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (2.10%) MSBuild
11 17 (1.88%) NUnit
12 15 (1.66%) Ant
13 14 (1.55%) Moq
14 13 (1.43%) Selenium
15 11 (1.21%) SpecFlow
16 10 (1.10%) Hudson
16 10 (1.10%) ReSharper
17 9 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
18 8 (0.88%) SonarQube
General
1 206 (22.74%) Finance
2 63 (6.95%) Banking
3 23 (2.54%) Retail
4 22 (2.43%) Back Office
5 20 (2.21%) Front Office
6 15 (1.66%) Legal
7 13 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.99%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.99%) Law
8 9 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.99%) Marketing
8 9 (0.99%) Publishing
9 8 (0.88%) Advertising
10 7 (0.77%) International Banking
11 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.55%) Local Government
12 4 (0.44%) Electronics
12 4 (0.44%) French Language
12 4 (0.44%) Games
13 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 226 (24.94%) Developer
2 105 (11.59%) .NET Developer
3 89 (9.82%) Analyst
4 74 (8.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 60 (6.62%) Applications Support
6 57 (6.29%) C# Developer
7 55 (6.07%) Architect
8 53 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 52 (5.74%) Windows Engineer
10 50 (5.52%) Support Analyst
11 48 (5.30%) Administrator
12 44 (4.86%) Consultant
13 43 (4.75%) PowerShell Engineer
14 40 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
15 37 (4.08%) Support Engineer
16 35 (3.86%) Microsoft Developer
17 32 (3.53%) SQL Developer
18 29 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
19 28 (3.09%) Applications Support Analyst
20 26 (2.87%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (40.73%) .NET
2 165 (18.21%) ASP.NET
3 136 (15.01%) HTML
3 136 (15.01%) Web Services
4 112 (12.36%) CSS
5 98 (10.82%) XML
6 96 (10.60%) jQuery
7 91 (10.04%) WCF
8 77 (8.50%) .NET Framework
9 64 (7.06%) Ajax
10 49 (5.41%) Middleware
11 44 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 41 (4.53%) AngularJS
12 41 (4.53%) SOAP
12 41 (4.53%) XSLT
13 38 (4.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 36 (3.97%) J2EE
14 36 (3.97%) LINQ
15 35 (3.86%) Entity Framework
16 31 (3.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (7.06%) Clustering
3 39 (4.30%) Data Centre
4 30 (3.31%) PKI
5 28 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.32%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.10%) User Experience
7 19 (2.10%) W3C
8 16 (1.77%) N-Tier
9 15 (1.66%) Replication
10 12 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.10%) EPoS
11 10 (1.10%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.88%) Derivative
13 8 (0.88%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.77%) DataPower
14 7 (0.77%) Fintech
14 7 (0.77%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 610 (67.33%) Windows
2 332 (36.64%) Windows Server
3 224 (24.72%) Linux
4 167 (18.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 148 (16.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 110 (12.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 76 (8.39%) Unix
8 41 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 41 (4.53%) Windows 7
9 22 (2.43%) AIX
9 22 (2.43%) Solaris
10 21 (2.32%) CentOS
11 14 (1.55%) Android
12 12 (1.32%) Apple iOS
12 12 (1.32%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.99%) Windows 2000
13 9 (0.99%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.77%) zOS
15 4 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (17.66%) DevOps
2 158 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (15.56%) ITIL
4 107 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
5 104 (11.48%) MVC
6 95 (10.49%) CRM
7 78 (8.61%) Scrum
8 72 (7.95%) Configuration Management
9 70 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
9 70 (7.73%) Migration
10 63 (6.95%) TDD
11 55 (6.07%) Continuous Delivery
11 55 (6.07%) Open Source
12 49 (5.41%) Load Balancing
13 45 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
14 44 (4.86%) Web Development
15 43 (4.75%) High Availability
16 39 (4.30%) Change Management
17 36 (3.97%) Project Management
17 36 (3.97%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 377 (41.61%) SQL
2 269 (29.69%) C#
3 258 (28.48%) PowerShell
4 164 (18.10%) JavaScript
5 115 (12.69%) Java
6 100 (11.04%) T-SQL
7 64 (7.06%) Perl
8 56 (6.18%) VB
9 54 (5.96%) Python
10 53 (5.85%) VBScript
11 36 (3.97%) Bash Shell
11 36 (3.97%) PHP
12 31 (3.42%) VB.NET
13 25 (2.76%) Ruby
14 24 (2.65%) XAML
15 18 (1.99%) VBA
16 17 (1.88%) C
17 15 (1.66%) ActionScript
18 11 (1.21%) PL/SQL
18 11 (1.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 60 (6.62%) SC Cleared
3 53 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (4.08%) Degree
5 36 (3.97%) MCSE
6 24 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.88%) CCNA
8 15 (1.66%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.66%) MCSA
9 14 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (1.43%) AWS Certification
10 13 (1.43%) CCNP
11 11 (1.21%) ISEB
12 9 (0.99%) CISSP
12 9 (0.99%) MCITP
13 8 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.88%) MCP
14 7 (0.77%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.55%) CISM
15 5 (0.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.09%) SLA
2 27 (2.98%) QA
3 20 (2.21%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.88%) SEPA
6 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.22%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.22%) WCAG
8 1 (0.11%) BS7799
8 1 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 221 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 152 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (9.27%) Hyper-V
4 37 (4.08%) Xen
5 36 (3.97%) VMware ESX
6 27 (2.98%) vSphere
7 20 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 19 (2.10%) NFS
9 18 (1.99%) XenApp
10 15 (1.66%) Terminal Services
11 14 (1.55%) Docker
11 14 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (1.43%) ISA Server
12 13 (1.43%) KVM
13 11 (1.21%) SRDF
13 11 (1.21%) UAG
14 10 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (0.99%) Firmware
15 9 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
15 9 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 108 (11.92%) Puppet
2 61 (6.73%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (4.97%) SCCM
4 40 (4.42%) Ansible
5 27 (2.98%) Control-M
6 25 (2.76%) Microsoft Clustering
6 25 (2.76%) Nagios
7 21 (2.32%) SCOM
8 16 (1.77%) WSUS
9 11 (1.21%) Tivoli
10 10 (1.10%) NetBackup
11 9 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Management
11 9 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 9 (0.99%) Terraform
11 9 (0.99%) vRealize
12 8 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.77%) Mesos
14 6 (0.66%) EdgeSight
14 6 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 422 (46.58%) Microsoft
2 229 (25.28%) VMware
3 166 (18.32%) Oracle
4 63 (6.95%) IBM
5 61 (6.73%) Cisco
6 58 (6.40%) Citrix
7 49 (5.41%) HP
8 48 (5.30%) Red Hat
9 35 (3.86%) Dell
10 33 (3.64%) Google
11 25 (2.76%) Sitecore
12 24 (2.65%) EMC
13 23 (2.54%) Apple
13 23 (2.54%) SAP
14 22 (2.43%) Avaya
15 21 (2.32%) Atlassian
15 21 (2.32%) Juniper
16 19 (2.10%) Epicor
17 17 (1.88%) AppDynamics
18 15 (1.66%) NetApp
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