Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 350 337 322
Rank change year-on-year -13 -15 -63
Contract jobs citing IIS 428 764 810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.78% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.46% 4.79% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 537 550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £314 £250
90th Percentile £675 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £343
% change year-on-year - +24.09% -5.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 32
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.67% -5.88% -44.57%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £26.65 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +191.67% - -47.25%

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 9,602 15,935 16,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.25% 16.22% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,135 10,308 10,983
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 332 378
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £19.57 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.01% -
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.75 £48.73 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 £18.05
% change year-on-year +10.14% -4.45% -4.99%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

Contractor 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 23 February 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 -44 387 £450 - 305
UK excluding London +28 270 £425 - 255
London -43 148 £475 -9.52% 70
North of England +64 89 £494 +9.72% 94
South East -1 70 £400 -8.57% 70
North West +37 45 £475 +11.76% 62
South West -3 40 £355 -11.25% 19
Yorkshire +68 37 £500 +11.11% 31
Scotland +33 30 £454 +4.31% 12
East of England +26 22 £450 +5.88% 17
Midlands +50 15 £438 +25.00% 35
West Midlands +49 11 £425 +17.24% 20
North East +13 8 £675 +50.00% 1
Wales +19 6 £375 -21.05% 8
East Midlands +38 3 £463 +34.55% 15

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 243 (56.78%) Windows
2 221 (51.64%) SQL Server
3 205 (47.90%) Microsoft
4 189 (44.16%) .NET
5 188 (43.93%) SQL
6 139 (32.48%) Active Directory
7 137 (32.01%) Windows Server
8 129 (30.14%) Azure
9 115 (26.87%) PowerShell
10 114 (26.64%) C#
11 110 (25.70%) DNS
12 108 (25.23%) VMware
13 105 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
14 97 (22.66%) Linux
15 95 (22.20%) DHCP
16 93 (21.73%) DevOps
17 88 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
18 80 (18.69%) SharePoint
18 80 (18.69%) JavaScript
19 78 (18.22%) Finance
20 76 (17.76%) AWS
21 71 (16.59%) HTML
21 71 (16.59%) Apache
22 70 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
23 64 (14.95%) Security Cleared
24 63 (14.72%) Java
25 62 (14.49%) Migration
25 62 (14.49%) Problem-Solving
26 60 (14.02%) ITIL
26 60 (14.02%) TCP/IP

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 80 (18.69%) SharePoint
2 71 (16.59%) Apache
3 54 (12.62%) Tomcat
4 40 (9.35%) nginx
5 33 (7.71%) WebSphere
6 31 (7.24%) MS Exchange
7 30 (7.01%) Jetty
7 30 (7.01%) Mongrel
8 21 (4.91%) Skype for Business
9 19 (4.44%) CMS
9 19 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (3.27%) JBoss
11 13 (3.04%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (1.87%) Umbraco
14 5 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (1.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.70%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (6.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.17%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (1.17%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.70%) ContrOCC
3 3 (0.70%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.47%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.47%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.47%) Sprinklr
4 2 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 129 (30.14%) Azure
2 76 (17.76%) AWS
3 59 (13.79%) Office 365
4 37 (8.64%) GCP
5 30 (7.01%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (7.01%) Google App Engine
6 25 (5.84%) PaaS
7 22 (5.14%) GitHub
8 21 (4.91%) IaaS
9 15 (3.50%) npm
10 13 (3.04%) Power Platform
11 11 (2.57%) SaaS
12 9 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (1.40%) Azure Functions
14 6 (1.40%) Serverless
15 5 (1.17%) Datadog
15 5 (1.17%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.93%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 110 (25.70%) DNS
2 95 (22.20%) DHCP
3 60 (14.02%) TCP/IP
4 45 (10.51%) SSL
5 42 (9.81%) HTTP
6 37 (8.64%) FTP
7 36 (8.41%) Firewall
8 31 (7.24%) Internet
8 31 (7.24%) IPsec
9 29 (6.78%) SAN
10 24 (5.61%) WAN
11 22 (5.14%) LAN
12 21 (4.91%) VPN
13 15 (3.50%) Network Security
14 13 (3.04%) Skype
15 12 (2.80%) VoIP
16 11 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (2.34%) DMZ
17 10 (2.34%) MPLS
18 8 (1.87%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (51.64%) SQL Server
2 39 (9.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 37 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (8.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (7.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (4.44%) Oracle Database
7 19 (4.44%) Relational Database
8 17 (3.97%) MySQL
9 14 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (2.80%) RDBMS
11 11 (2.57%) Power BI
12 10 (2.34%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (1.40%) MongoDB
15 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
16 5 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
17 4 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 43 (10.05%) Jenkins
2 33 (7.71%) Visual Studio
3 32 (7.48%) Git (software)
4 30 (7.01%) Travis CI
5 29 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (6.54%) TeamCity
7 20 (4.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (3.74%) JIRA
9 12 (2.80%) gulp
9 12 (2.80%) Selenium
10 11 (2.57%) NUnit
11 10 (2.34%) Cucumber
11 10 (2.34%) GitLab
12 9 (2.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (1.87%) Fiddler
13 8 (1.87%) Zephyr
14 7 (1.64%) Moq
14 7 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (1.64%) SpecFlow
14 7 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 78 (18.22%) Finance
2 30 (7.01%) Public Sector
3 24 (5.61%) Banking
4 8 (1.87%) Publishing
5 7 (1.64%) Local Government
5 7 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (1.64%) Retail
6 5 (1.17%) Marketing
7 4 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.70%) Front Office
8 3 (0.70%) Law
8 3 (0.70%) Military
9 2 (0.47%) Back Office
9 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.47%) Housing Association
9 2 (0.47%) Legal
9 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 90 (21.03%) Developer
2 44 (10.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 42 (9.81%) C# Developer
4 34 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (7.71%) .NET Developer
6 28 (6.54%) Analyst
7 25 (5.84%) Administrator
8 23 (5.37%) Applications Support
9 22 (5.14%) Consultant
9 22 (5.14%) Support Engineer
9 22 (5.14%) Windows Engineer
10 20 (4.67%) Support Analyst
11 19 (4.44%) Architect
11 19 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
11 19 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
13 16 (3.74%) Server Engineer
14 14 (3.27%) Applications Engineer
14 14 (3.27%) Applications Support Analyst
15 13 (3.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (44.16%) .NET
2 71 (16.59%) HTML
3 53 (12.38%) ASP.NET
4 51 (11.92%) CSS
5 44 (10.28%) .NET Framework
6 38 (8.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 37 (8.64%) AngularJS
8 35 (8.18%) Web Services
8 35 (8.18%) XML
9 33 (7.71%) J2EE
9 33 (7.71%) Servlets
10 31 (7.24%) jQuery
11 27 (6.31%) JSON
12 23 (5.37%) RESTful
13 21 (4.91%) .NET Core
13 21 (4.91%) Entity Framework
14 20 (4.67%) REST
15 19 (4.44%) Ajax
15 19 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (4.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.14%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (3.74%) PKI
5 13 (3.04%) User Experience
6 9 (2.10%) Clustering
7 8 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.64%) Blog
9 6 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.17%) Life Science
10 5 (1.17%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.93%) NHS
11 4 (0.93%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.93%) Replication
12 3 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 243 (56.78%) Windows
2 137 (32.01%) Windows Server
3 97 (22.66%) Linux
4 57 (13.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (5.14%) Unix
6 22 (5.14%) Windows 7
7 20 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (3.97%) Windows 10
9 11 (2.57%) Android
9 11 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.10%) VMS
11 8 (1.87%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.40%) CentOS
12 6 (1.40%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.40%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.93%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.93%) Solaris
14 3 (0.70%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.47%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (21.73%) DevOps
3 70 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
4 62 (14.49%) Migration
4 62 (14.49%) Problem-Solving
5 60 (14.02%) ITIL
6 57 (13.32%) MVC
7 55 (12.85%) Configuration Management
8 47 (10.98%) Open Source
9 41 (9.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 31 (7.24%) CRM
10 31 (7.24%) SDLC
11 29 (6.78%) Project Management
12 26 (6.07%) TDD
12 26 (6.07%) Waterfall
13 23 (5.37%) Change Management
14 22 (5.14%) Analytics
14 22 (5.14%) High Availability
15 21 (4.91%) Microservices
15 21 (4.91%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 188 (43.93%) SQL
2 115 (26.87%) PowerShell
3 114 (26.64%) C#
4 80 (18.69%) JavaScript
5 63 (14.72%) Java
6 31 (7.24%) VB.NET
7 27 (6.31%) Python
8 26 (6.07%) T-SQL
9 20 (4.67%) TypeScript
10 16 (3.74%) PHP
11 14 (3.27%) Bash Shell
12 13 (3.04%) Perl
13 12 (2.80%) VB
14 11 (2.57%) Ruby
15 9 (2.10%) VBA
16 8 (1.87%) C
16 8 (1.87%) C++
16 8 (1.87%) PL/SQL
17 6 (1.40%) Go
18 5 (1.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (14.95%) Security Cleared
2 48 (11.21%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (4.91%) Degree
5 20 (4.67%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.87%) IISP
8 8 (1.87%) MCSA
9 6 (1.40%) CCNP
9 6 (1.40%) CISM
9 6 (1.40%) CISSP
9 6 (1.40%) MCITP
9 6 (1.40%) MCSE
10 5 (1.17%) CCNA
10 5 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.17%) GIAC
11 4 (0.93%) MCP
11 4 (0.93%) MCTS
11 4 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.67%) SLA
2 18 (4.21%) QA
3 12 (2.80%) GDPR
4 10 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.93%) NCSC
5 4 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.70%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.47%) COBIT
7 2 (0.47%) GxP
7 2 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.23%) HL7
8 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.23%) NIST
8 1 (0.23%) RMADS
8 1 (0.23%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 139 (32.48%) Active Directory
2 88 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (8.88%) Docker
4 36 (8.41%) Hyper-V
5 31 (7.24%) Xen
6 28 (6.54%) XenApp
7 19 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (4.44%) vSphere
8 10 (2.34%) XenDesktop
9 9 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 8 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.40%) NFS
11 6 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (1.40%) VMware Server
12 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.93%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.70%) Samba
14 3 (0.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 53 (12.38%) Puppet
2 38 (8.88%) SCCM
3 29 (6.78%) Ansible
4 22 (5.14%) Kubernetes
5 19 (4.44%) Terraform
6 16 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (3.04%) WSUS
8 12 (2.80%) SCOM
9 11 (2.57%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (2.34%) MIIS
10 10 (2.34%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (1.64%) AirWatch
11 7 (1.64%) Consul
11 7 (1.64%) vCenter Server
12 6 (1.40%) Kibana
12 6 (1.40%) Nagios
12 6 (1.40%) vRealize
13 5 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (1.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 205 (47.90%) Microsoft
2 108 (25.23%) VMware
3 57 (13.32%) Oracle
4 52 (12.15%) Citrix
5 45 (10.51%) Google
6 30 (7.01%) Cisco
7 18 (4.21%) Red Hat
8 17 (3.97%) Dell
9 16 (3.74%) Splunk
10 15 (3.50%) HP
11 14 (3.27%) IBM
12 13 (3.04%) EMC
12 13 (3.04%) Sitecore
13 10 (2.34%) F5
13 10 (2.34%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.87%) CA
14 8 (1.87%) Juniper
14 8 (1.87%) McAfee
15 7 (1.64%) Meraki
15 7 (1.64%) Veeam