Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 427 356 344
Rank change year-on-year -71 -12 -17
Contract jobs citing IIS 258 318 694
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.63% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.34% 4.34% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 214 482
10th Percentile £281 £263 £306
25th Percentile £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £450 £444
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.41% +10.94%
75th Percentile £538 £534 £538
90th Percentile £600 £654 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 34
Median hourly rate £46.25 £37.25 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year +24.16% +210.42% -25.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £40.70 £12.00
% change year-on-year +41.28% +239.17% -33.72%

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 7,729 7,319 14,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.53% 14.51% 15.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,266 4,855 9,325
10th Percentile £300 £268 £281
25th Percentile £400 £369 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £475
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £440 £436
% change year-on-year +1.14% +0.86% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 162 268
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.66 £11.75
25th Percentile £17.20 £15.13 £12.50
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.50% +14.29% -
75th Percentile £55.75 £35.75 £32.25
90th Percentile £65.52 £53.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +31.58% +18.75% -5.88%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -80 177 £475 +5.56% 128
Work from Home -168 109 £465 -19.13% 32
London -55 96 £475 - 35
UK excluding London -57 87 £450 +5.88% 100
North of England 0 20 £419 -6.94% 25
South East -2 18 £475 +18.75% 29
Midlands +11 15 £375 -21.05% 18
Scotland -31 14 £450 +2.86% 5
North West -8 12 £413 -8.33% 15
East of England +30 10 £475 +5.56% 7
Yorkshire +23 8 £499 +10.92% 10
Wales +12 8 £525 +10.53% 2
West Midlands +1 8 £370 -22.11% 11
East Midlands +17 5 £375 -21.05% 6
South West +6 3 £350 -14.63% 14

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 145 (56.20%) Windows
2 137 (53.10%) SQL Server
3 104 (40.31%) .NET
4 103 (39.92%) Azure
5 94 (36.43%) Microsoft
5 94 (36.43%) Windows Server
6 86 (33.33%) DevOps
7 83 (32.17%) Linux
8 80 (31.01%) SQL
8 80 (31.01%) Active Directory
9 76 (29.46%) Security Cleared
10 73 (28.29%) PowerShell
11 68 (26.36%) C#
12 65 (25.19%) SC Cleared
13 60 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
14 59 (22.87%) DNS
15 58 (22.48%) Problem-Solving
15 58 (22.48%) Social Skills
16 56 (21.71%) VMware
17 55 (21.32%) SharePoint
18 52 (20.16%) JavaScript
19 51 (19.77%) ASP.NET
19 51 (19.77%) Finance
19 51 (19.77%) Microsoft 365
20 50 (19.38%) HTML
21 49 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
22 45 (17.44%) Oracle
23 40 (15.50%) CSS
23 40 (15.50%) Apache
24 39 (15.12%) Migration

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 55 (21.32%) SharePoint
2 40 (15.50%) Apache
3 32 (12.40%) Tomcat
4 29 (11.24%) MS Exchange
5 18 (6.98%) WebSphere
6 15 (5.81%) nginx
7 10 (3.88%) JBoss
8 7 (2.71%) Jetty
8 7 (2.71%) Mongrel
9 6 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.94%) Confluence
11 4 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.55%) WebLogic
12 3 (1.16%) Skype for Business
12 3 (1.16%) WordPress
13 2 (0.78%) Drupal
13 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.78%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.16%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (4.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.16%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.16%) Maximo
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 103 (39.92%) Azure
2 51 (19.77%) Microsoft 365
3 39 (15.12%) AWS
4 19 (7.36%) PaaS
5 18 (6.98%) IaaS
6 16 (6.20%) GitHub
7 13 (5.04%) GCP
8 9 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (2.71%) Google App Engine
10 7 (2.71%) Power Automate
10 7 (2.71%) SaaS
11 6 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (2.33%) Power Platform
11 6 (2.33%) PowerApps
12 5 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (1.94%) OpenShift
12 5 (1.94%) Serverless
13 3 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (1.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (22.87%) DNS
2 25 (9.69%) HTTP
2 25 (9.69%) SSL
3 24 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 22 (8.53%) Firewall
4 22 (8.53%) WAAS
5 20 (7.75%) FTP
6 16 (6.20%) DHCP
7 13 (5.04%) Internet
7 13 (5.04%) SAN
8 11 (4.26%) VPN
9 9 (3.49%) WAN
10 8 (3.10%) IPsec
10 8 (3.10%) SMTP
11 7 (2.71%) LAN
12 6 (2.33%) NAS
12 6 (2.33%) NetScaler
13 5 (1.94%) SSH
14 4 (1.55%) HTTPS
14 4 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (53.10%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (6.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (4.26%) MySQL
4 11 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.10%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (3.10%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.10%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.71%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.71%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.94%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.55%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (13.95%) Git (software)
2 22 (8.53%) Jenkins
3 20 (7.75%) Visual Studio
4 19 (7.36%) TeamCity
5 16 (6.20%) JIRA
6 14 (5.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (4.26%) SonarQube
8 9 (3.49%) Subversion
9 7 (2.71%) Travis CI
10 6 (2.33%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.55%) MSI
12 4 (1.55%) MSTest
13 3 (1.16%) GitLab
13 3 (1.16%) Liquibase
13 3 (1.16%) Mercurial
13 3 (1.16%) VisualSVN
13 3 (1.16%) webpack
14 2 (0.78%) Bitbucket Server
14 2 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 58 (22.48%) Social Skills
2 51 (19.77%) Finance
3 26 (10.08%) Public Sector
4 25 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (6.59%) Banking
6 6 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.94%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (1.16%) Publishing
9 2 (0.78%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.78%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.39%) Back Office
10 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.39%) Front Office
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
10 1 (0.39%) Local Government
10 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (26.36%) Developer
2 36 (13.95%) .NET Developer
3 32 (12.40%) Architect
4 22 (8.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 19 (7.36%) Analyst
5 19 (7.36%) Technical Architect
6 15 (5.81%) C# Developer
7 14 (5.43%) Senior Developer
8 13 (5.04%) Applications Support
9 12 (4.65%) SQL Developer
10 10 (3.88%) Support Engineer
11 9 (3.49%) Azure Engineer
11 9 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (3.49%) Consultant
12 8 (3.10%) Windows Engineer
13 7 (2.71%) Administrator
13 7 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.71%) Platform Engineer
13 7 (2.71%) Security Manager
13 7 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (40.31%) .NET
2 51 (19.77%) ASP.NET
3 50 (19.38%) HTML
4 40 (15.50%) CSS
5 33 (12.79%) Middleware
6 26 (10.08%) AngularJS
7 23 (8.91%) REST
8 20 (7.75%) .NET Core
9 19 (7.36%) .NET Framework
9 19 (7.36%) HTML5
10 18 (6.98%) XML
11 16 (6.20%) jQuery
12 15 (5.81%) Web Services
13 13 (5.04%) ASP.NET Core
13 13 (5.04%) CSS3
14 12 (4.65%) React
14 12 (4.65%) SOAP
15 11 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (4.26%) LDAP
16 10 (3.88%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.24%) Clustering
2 22 (8.53%) EMC VNX
3 17 (6.59%) PKI
4 14 (5.43%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.49%) Data Structures
7 8 (3.10%) CESG
7 8 (3.10%) Data Centre
7 8 (3.10%) User Experience
8 5 (1.94%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.94%) Replication
9 4 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.16%) Blog
10 3 (1.16%) NHS
10 3 (1.16%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.78%) DataPower
11 2 (0.78%) LIMS
11 2 (0.78%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 145 (56.20%) Windows
2 94 (36.43%) Windows Server
3 83 (32.17%) Linux
4 33 (12.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (10.47%) Windows 10
6 23 (8.91%) Windows XP
7 16 (6.20%) CentOS
8 13 (5.04%) Unix
9 11 (4.26%) AIX
10 8 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.94%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.94%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (1.55%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (1.16%) Android
14 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.39%) Debian
15 1 (0.39%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (33.33%) DevOps
2 60 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (22.48%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (15.12%) Migration
5 36 (13.95%) Change Management
6 23 (8.91%) Configuration Management
7 21 (8.14%) ITIL
8 19 (7.36%) Test Automation
9 17 (6.59%) Performance Tuning
9 17 (6.59%) Risk Management
10 16 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (6.20%) MVC
11 15 (5.81%) Data Management
12 14 (5.43%) Data Migration
12 14 (5.43%) Mentoring
12 14 (5.43%) Open Source
12 14 (5.43%) Workflow
13 13 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (5.04%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 80 (31.01%) SQL
2 73 (28.29%) PowerShell
3 68 (26.36%) C#
4 52 (20.16%) JavaScript
5 36 (13.95%) Python
6 23 (8.91%) Java
7 16 (6.20%) TypeScript
8 15 (5.81%) VB.NET
9 13 (5.04%) Bash Shell
10 11 (4.26%) PL/SQL
11 9 (3.49%) Perl
11 9 (3.49%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.71%) VB
13 6 (2.33%) PHP
14 4 (1.55%) Groovy
15 3 (1.16%) C++
15 3 (1.16%) ES6
15 3 (1.16%) VBScript
16 2 (0.78%) Go
16 2 (0.78%) JSX
Qualifications
1 76 (29.46%) Security Cleared
2 65 (25.19%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.59%) DV Cleared
4 15 (5.81%) Degree
5 13 (5.04%) IISP
6 12 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 8 (3.10%) CCSP
7 8 (3.10%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.55%) CCNA
10 4 (1.55%) CISM
10 4 (1.55%) CISSP
10 4 (1.55%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.55%) MCSE
11 3 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.16%) MCSA
11 3 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.53%) QA
2 17 (6.59%) SLA
3 13 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (5.04%) PCI DSS
4 8 (3.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.78%) GDPR
5 2 (0.78%) HL7
5 2 (0.78%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (0.78%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.78%) ISO 31000
5 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.78%) NIST
5 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 80 (31.01%) Active Directory
2 49 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (8.91%) Docker
4 13 (5.04%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.71%) Xen
8 3 (1.16%) NFS
8 3 (1.16%) vCloud
8 3 (1.16%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.16%) vSphere
9 2 (0.78%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.39%) Firmware
10 1 (0.39%) IAG
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.39%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (11.63%) Puppet
1 30 (11.63%) SCCM
2 25 (9.69%) Ansible
3 24 (9.30%) Microsoft Clustering
3 24 (9.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (8.53%) IBM BigFix
5 16 (6.20%) Terraform
6 15 (5.81%) Kubernetes
7 8 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (2.71%) WSUS
9 5 (1.94%) vCenter Server
10 4 (1.55%) Control-M
11 3 (1.16%) Nessus
11 3 (1.16%) SCOM
11 3 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (1.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 3 (1.16%) WMI
12 2 (0.78%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.78%) IBM Guardium
12 2 (0.78%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 94 (36.43%) Microsoft
2 56 (21.71%) VMware
3 45 (17.44%) Oracle
4 32 (12.40%) Red Hat
5 25 (9.69%) EMC
6 19 (7.36%) Citrix
7 13 (5.04%) ServiceNow
8 12 (4.65%) Google
8 12 (4.65%) IBM
9 11 (4.26%) DevExpress
10 10 (3.88%) F5
11 9 (3.49%) Nintex
12 7 (2.71%) Cisco
13 6 (2.33%) CA
13 6 (2.33%) SAP
13 6 (2.33%) Splunk
13 6 (2.33%) Veeam
14 5 (1.94%) McAfee
15 4 (1.55%) BMC
15 4 (1.55%) Remedy