Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 477 354 363
Rank change year-on-year -123 +9 -23
Contract jobs citing IIS 288 226 649
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.62% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.02% 4.19% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 148 435
10th Percentile £306 £324 £276
25th Percentile £381 £413 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £465 £464 £425
Median % change year-on-year +0.27% +9.12% -
75th Percentile £550 £538 £519
90th Percentile £625 £649 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 26
Median hourly rate £21.25 £39.50 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year -46.20% +229.17% -41.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £29.70 £12.00
% change year-on-year -56.23% +147.50% -70.00%

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 9,547 5,389 14,349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.21% 14.75% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,460 3,602 9,210
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
25th Percentile £400 £388 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £560 £563
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 110 307
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.61 £11.29
25th Percentile £16.18 £15.13 £13.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £52.25 £32.75 £40.05
90th Percentile £68.36 £52.30 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +5.26%

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 30 July 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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 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 -148 209 £475 +2.43% 164
London -110 121 £520 +4.00% 43
Work from Home -179 105 £465 -7.00% 45
UK excluding London -95 87 £413 -8.33% 129
South East -59 26 £399 -6.18% 28
North of England -30 24 £425 -3.41% 40
Midlands -52 15 £375 -26.83% 20
Yorkshire -15 14 £425 - 16
North West -40 10 £419 -5.37% 23
East of England -15 7 £362 -14.94% 18
West Midlands -43 7 £481 -6.10% 13
Scotland -72 6 £500 +7.24% 3
Wales - 6 £415 - 4
East Midlands - 6 £363 - 7
South West -29 3 £613 +27.41% 14
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 166 (57.64%) Windows
2 138 (47.92%) SQL Server
3 129 (44.79%) .NET
4 127 (44.10%) SQL
5 113 (39.24%) Microsoft
6 91 (31.60%) Windows Server
7 88 (30.56%) C#
8 86 (29.86%) Azure
9 85 (29.51%) PowerShell
10 84 (29.17%) DevOps
11 80 (27.78%) Active Directory
12 79 (27.43%) Linux
13 74 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
14 71 (24.65%) Finance
14 71 (24.65%) Social Skills
15 67 (23.26%) Security Cleared
16 61 (21.18%) ASP.NET
17 59 (20.49%) Tomcat
17 59 (20.49%) SC Cleared
18 58 (20.14%) HTML
19 56 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
20 54 (18.75%) JavaScript
20 54 (18.75%) Apache
21 50 (17.36%) Oracle
22 49 (17.01%) VMware
23 43 (14.93%) DNS
24 42 (14.58%) SharePoint
24 42 (14.58%) CSS
24 42 (14.58%) AWS
25 41 (14.24%) VMware Infrastructure

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 59 (20.49%) Tomcat
2 54 (18.75%) Apache
3 42 (14.58%) SharePoint
4 36 (12.50%) WebSphere
5 24 (8.33%) nginx
6 19 (6.60%) JBoss
7 15 (5.21%) MS Exchange
8 7 (2.43%) Jetty
8 7 (2.43%) Mongrel
8 7 (2.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.74%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.04%) Confluence
11 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.69%) Appian
12 2 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.69%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.39%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.69%) Maximo
4 1 (0.35%) BASE24
4 1 (0.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 86 (29.86%) Azure
2 42 (14.58%) AWS
3 41 (14.24%) Microsoft 365
4 28 (9.72%) IaaS
5 26 (9.03%) PaaS
6 13 (4.51%) GitHub
7 10 (3.47%) GCP
7 10 (3.47%) SaaS
8 9 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (2.43%) Google App Engine
10 6 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (2.08%) Serverless
11 5 (1.74%) Apigee
11 5 (1.74%) Kong
11 5 (1.74%) Power Platform
12 4 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (1.39%) PowerApps
13 3 (1.04%) Amazon ECS
13 3 (1.04%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 43 (14.93%) DNS
2 34 (11.81%) HTTP
3 33 (11.46%) SSL
4 30 (10.42%) Firewall
5 28 (9.72%) TCP/IP
6 22 (7.64%) DHCP
6 22 (7.64%) FTP
7 15 (5.21%) VPN
8 14 (4.86%) Internet
8 14 (4.86%) SMTP
9 10 (3.47%) SAN
9 10 (3.47%) WAN
10 9 (3.13%) SSH
11 8 (2.78%) iSCSI
12 7 (2.43%) IPsec
12 7 (2.43%) NAS
13 6 (2.08%) Kerberos
13 6 (2.08%) NetScaler
14 5 (1.74%) PuTTY
14 5 (1.74%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (47.92%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.33%) MySQL
3 19 (6.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (4.51%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
11 8 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (2.43%) MongoDB
12 7 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2019
13 5 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database
15 3 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 39 (13.54%) Git (software)
2 31 (10.76%) Visual Studio
3 21 (7.29%) Jenkins
4 19 (6.60%) JIRA
5 17 (5.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (5.56%) TeamCity
7 10 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.43%) SonarQube
8 7 (2.43%) Travis CI
9 6 (2.08%) Artifactory
9 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (1.39%) InstallShield
10 4 (1.39%) Log4j
10 4 (1.39%) Subversion
11 3 (1.04%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.04%) MSTest
11 3 (1.04%) Selenium
11 3 (1.04%) webpack
12 2 (0.69%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
General
1 71 (24.65%) Finance
1 71 (24.65%) Social Skills
2 24 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.99%) Banking
4 21 (7.29%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.08%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (1.39%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (1.04%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (1.04%) Law
7 3 (1.04%) Publishing
8 2 (0.69%) Advertising
8 2 (0.69%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.69%) German Language
8 2 (0.69%) Local Government
8 2 (0.69%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (28.82%) Developer
2 40 (13.89%) .NET Developer
3 35 (12.15%) Analyst
4 22 (7.64%) Architect
5 21 (7.29%) C# Developer
5 21 (7.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (5.90%) Applications Support
8 15 (5.21%) SQL Developer
9 14 (4.86%) Senior Developer
10 13 (4.51%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
11 12 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
13 9 (3.13%) Platform Engineer
13 9 (3.13%) Technical Architect
14 8 (2.78%) Azure Engineer
15 7 (2.43%) Consultant
15 7 (2.43%) Oracle Developer
15 7 (2.43%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (44.79%) .NET
2 61 (21.18%) ASP.NET
3 58 (20.14%) HTML
4 42 (14.58%) CSS
5 28 (9.72%) AngularJS
6 27 (9.38%) .NET Framework
7 26 (9.03%) HTML5
8 25 (8.68%) .NET Core
9 24 (8.33%) REST
10 21 (7.29%) LDAP
10 21 (7.29%) XML
11 19 (6.60%) ASP.NET Web API
12 18 (6.25%) SOAP
12 18 (6.25%) WCF
12 18 (6.25%) Web Services
13 16 (5.56%) React
14 15 (5.21%) jQuery
14 15 (5.21%) Middleware
15 13 (4.51%) ASP.NET Core
15 13 (4.51%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.64%) Clustering
1 22 (7.64%) PKI
2 13 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 12 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.82%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.08%) User Experience
8 5 (1.74%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.74%) Wiki
9 4 (1.39%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.39%) Replication
10 3 (1.04%) Blog
10 3 (1.04%) NHS
10 3 (1.04%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.69%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 166 (57.64%) Windows
2 91 (31.60%) Windows Server
3 79 (27.43%) Linux
4 26 (9.03%) Unix
5 14 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 11 (3.82%) CentOS
8 10 (3.47%) AIX
8 10 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (3.47%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (1.74%) Android
10 5 (1.74%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.74%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.39%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.35%) Debian
14 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (29.17%) DevOps
2 74 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (13.54%) Change Management
5 38 (13.19%) ITIL
5 38 (13.19%) Migration
6 25 (8.68%) ITSM
7 24 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 24 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 23 (7.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 23 (7.99%) MVC
8 23 (7.99%) Scrum
9 16 (5.56%) SOA
10 15 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (5.21%) Incident Management
10 15 (5.21%) TDD
11 14 (4.86%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (4.86%) Release Management
11 14 (4.86%) Unit Testing
12 13 (4.51%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 127 (44.10%) SQL
2 88 (30.56%) C#
3 85 (29.51%) PowerShell
4 54 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 41 (14.24%) Python
6 28 (9.72%) Java
7 22 (7.64%) VB.NET
8 17 (5.90%) TypeScript
9 15 (5.21%) PL/SQL
10 12 (4.17%) Bash Shell
11 10 (3.47%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.47%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.78%) VB
13 6 (2.08%) PHP
14 5 (1.74%) VBScript
15 4 (1.39%) C
15 4 (1.39%) Perl
15 4 (1.39%) VBA
16 3 (1.04%) C++
16 3 (1.04%) ES6
Qualifications
1 67 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 59 (20.49%) SC Cleared
3 26 (9.03%) Degree
4 16 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 10 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.08%) CISSP
7 6 (2.08%) IISP
8 5 (1.74%) CISM
8 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.04%) CCNA
10 3 (1.04%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.69%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.69%) ISACA
11 2 (0.69%) MCSA
11 2 (0.69%) MCSE
12 1 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.03%) QA
2 12 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 12 (4.17%) SLA
3 5 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.39%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.04%) Accessibility
5 3 (1.04%) GDPR
5 3 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.04%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.69%) HL7
6 2 (0.69%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.69%) NCSC
6 2 (0.69%) NIST
6 2 (0.69%) RMADS
7 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.35%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 41 (14.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.25%) Docker
4 10 (3.47%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.43%) NFS
6 7 (2.43%) Xen
7 6 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.08%) vSphere
8 5 (1.74%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.04%) vCloud
9 3 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.69%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.35%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.35%) Firmware
11 1 (0.35%) IAG
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 32 (11.11%) Puppet
2 28 (9.72%) Ansible
3 21 (7.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 15 (5.21%) Kubernetes
4 15 (5.21%) Terraform
5 13 (4.51%) SCCM
6 9 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (2.78%) vCenter Server
7 8 (2.78%) WSUS
8 6 (2.08%) CA Single Sign-On
8 6 (2.08%) Nagios
9 5 (1.74%) FortiGate
10 4 (1.39%) Control-M
10 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (1.04%) HAProxy
11 3 (1.04%) SCOM
11 3 (1.04%) vRealize
11 3 (1.04%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 113 (39.24%) Microsoft
2 50 (17.36%) Oracle
3 49 (17.01%) VMware
4 31 (10.76%) Citrix
5 28 (9.72%) ServiceNow
6 23 (7.99%) IBM
7 16 (5.56%) Red Hat
8 15 (5.21%) Google
9 11 (3.82%) DevExpress
10 10 (3.47%) Cisco
10 10 (3.47%) Dell
10 10 (3.47%) Quadient
11 9 (3.13%) CA
11 9 (3.13%) EMC
11 9 (3.13%) Nintex
12 8 (2.78%) BMC
12 8 (2.78%) NetApp
13 7 (2.43%) SAP
14 6 (2.08%) F5
15 5 (1.74%) AppDynamics