Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 325 351 327
Rank change year-on-year +26 -24 -35
Contract jobs citing IIS 183 596 832
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.67% 0.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.14% 4.44% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 394 582
Median daily rate £475 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +12.90%
10th Percentile £300 £252 £275
90th Percentile £648 £604 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +15.70% -0.06% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.67% -68.00% +120.59%
10th Percentile £30.00 £12.00 £12.60
90th Percentile £48.54 £31.00 £43.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +191.67% -69.03% +121.43%

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 4,418 13,417 17,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 15.12% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,748 8,528 11,260
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £269
90th Percentile £655 £631 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 331 428
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.16 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.96% +1.98% +3.75%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.98 £52.25 £51.25
Median hourly rate £22.91 £21.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +9.10% +2.44% +2.50%

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 20 September 2020.

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 20 September 2020.

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 20 September 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 +50 164 £475 +11.76% 91
UK excluding London +83 88 £463 +15.70% 74
London +87 87 £475 - 24
South East +132 34 £475 +16.56% 12
Work from Home -46 16 £500 -20.79% 9
Scotland +71 13 £444 +18.33% 4
Midlands +74 12 £500 +37.46% 11
North of England +75 10 £440 +10.00% 31
South West +101 9 £481 +13.12% 8
West Midlands +71 9 £513 +55.30% 10
North West +66 9 £443 +22.07% 20
East of England +74 8 £400 -1.23% 5
East Midlands +33 3 £338 -10.60% 1
Wales +29 2 £350 +17.65% 2
Yorkshire +53 1 £413 +3.13% 9

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 96 (52.46%) Windows
2 90 (49.18%) SQL Server
3 89 (48.63%) Microsoft
4 80 (43.72%) SQL
5 72 (39.34%) Active Directory
6 71 (38.80%) .NET
7 60 (32.79%) C#
8 57 (31.15%) PowerShell
9 48 (26.23%) Azure
10 47 (25.68%) JavaScript
10 47 (25.68%) DNS
11 45 (24.59%) Windows Server
12 44 (24.04%) Oracle
12 44 (24.04%) Security Cleared
13 43 (23.50%) Migration
14 42 (22.95%) VMware
15 41 (22.40%) HTML
16 40 (21.86%) Finance
17 39 (21.31%) ITIL
18 37 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
19 35 (19.13%) SC Cleared
20 34 (18.58%) DHCP
21 33 (18.03%) CSS
21 33 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
22 32 (17.49%) SharePoint
23 31 (16.94%) Visual Studio
24 29 (15.85%) Web Services
25 28 (15.30%) DevOps
26 27 (14.75%) Citrix
26 27 (14.75%) .NET Framework

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 32 (17.49%) SharePoint
2 17 (9.29%) Apache
3 12 (6.56%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.83%) JBoss
4 7 (3.83%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.83%) nginx
4 7 (3.83%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.73%) Confluence
6 4 (2.19%) Appian
6 4 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.19%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.09%) Jetty
8 2 (1.09%) Mongrel
8 2 (1.09%) NServiceBus
8 2 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (4.37%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.28%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.55%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.55%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 48 (26.23%) Azure
2 20 (10.93%) Office 365
3 19 (10.38%) AWS
4 10 (5.46%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (3.83%) GitHub
6 5 (2.73%) Azure Stack
6 5 (2.73%) GCP
6 5 (2.73%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.64%) Serverless
8 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.09%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.55%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.55%) NuGet
9 1 (0.55%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.55%) PaaS
9 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (25.68%) DNS
2 34 (18.58%) DHCP
3 14 (7.65%) HTTP
4 12 (6.56%) SAN
5 10 (5.46%) TCP/IP
6 9 (4.92%) Firewall
6 9 (4.92%) SSL
7 8 (4.37%) DMZ
7 8 (4.37%) Internet
8 6 (3.28%) Kerberos
8 6 (3.28%) LAN
8 6 (3.28%) VoIP
9 5 (2.73%) HTTPS
9 5 (2.73%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.19%) IPv4
10 4 (2.19%) WAN
11 2 (1.09%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.09%) FTP
11 2 (1.09%) IPsec
11 2 (1.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (49.18%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.29%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.46%) DataStage
3 10 (5.46%) IBM InfoSphere
3 10 (5.46%) Oracle Database
3 10 (5.46%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.37%) MySQL
5 5 (2.73%) Power BI
5 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.19%) Redis
7 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.09%) Big Data
8 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (16.94%) Visual Studio
2 18 (9.84%) Jenkins
3 14 (7.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (7.65%) TeamCity
4 11 (6.01%) JIRA
5 10 (5.46%) Git (software)
6 9 (4.92%) Subversion
7 7 (3.83%) Liquibase
7 7 (3.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (3.28%) Artifactory
8 6 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (2.73%) IBM UrbanCode
9 5 (2.73%) Selenium
9 5 (2.73%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 5 (2.73%) VisualSVN
10 4 (2.19%) NUnit
11 3 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.64%) Hudson
12 2 (1.09%) MSTest
12 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (21.86%) Finance
2 17 (9.29%) Public Sector
3 12 (6.56%) Banking
4 6 (3.28%) Military
5 5 (2.73%) Front Office
5 5 (2.73%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.64%) Advertising
7 2 (1.09%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.55%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.55%) International Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.55%) Local Government
8 1 (0.55%) Police
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (31.69%) Developer
2 17 (9.29%) .NET Developer
2 17 (9.29%) Architect
3 13 (7.10%) Consultant
4 12 (6.56%) Applications Support
4 12 (6.56%) C# Developer
5 10 (5.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (4.92%) Administrator
6 9 (4.92%) Analyst
6 9 (4.92%) Support Engineer
6 9 (4.92%) Technical Support
7 8 (4.37%) CRM Developer
7 8 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (4.37%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (3.83%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) Designer
9 6 (3.28%) ETL Designer
9 6 (3.28%) Senior Data Modeller
9 6 (3.28%) Senior Designer
9 6 (3.28%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (38.80%) .NET
2 41 (22.40%) HTML
3 33 (18.03%) CSS
4 29 (15.85%) Web Services
5 27 (14.75%) .NET Framework
6 23 (12.57%) ASP.NET
7 19 (10.38%) XML
8 16 (8.74%) Entity Framework
8 16 (8.74%) REST
9 13 (7.10%) Middleware
10 11 (6.01%) AngularJS
10 11 (6.01%) jQuery
10 11 (6.01%) LDAP
10 11 (6.01%) WCF
11 10 (5.46%) .NET Core
11 10 (5.46%) JSON
11 10 (5.46%) SAML
12 9 (4.92%) NHibernate
12 9 (4.92%) OpenID
13 8 (4.37%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.38%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.01%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.92%) PKI
5 7 (3.83%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.28%) HP StoreVirtual
7 4 (2.19%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.64%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.09%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.09%) Blog
9 2 (1.09%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.09%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.55%) Fibre Optics
10 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 96 (52.46%) Windows
2 45 (24.59%) Windows Server
3 22 (12.02%) Linux
3 22 (12.02%) Windows 10
4 21 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (8.20%) Unix
5 15 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (4.37%) Solaris
7 8 (4.37%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.28%) Android
9 5 (2.73%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.73%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (2.73%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (1.09%) AIX
11 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.50%) Migration
2 39 (21.31%) ITIL
3 37 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (15.30%) DevOps
5 15 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (8.20%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (8.20%) Patch Management
6 14 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 14 (7.65%) MVC
6 14 (7.65%) Problem Management
6 14 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (7.65%) Virtual Environments
6 14 (7.65%) Web Development
6 14 (7.65%) Workflow
7 13 (7.10%) Information Security
8 12 (6.56%) Configuration Management
8 12 (6.56%) Data Integration
8 12 (6.56%) ETL
8 12 (6.56%) Waterfall
9 11 (6.01%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (43.72%) SQL
2 60 (32.79%) C#
3 57 (31.15%) PowerShell
4 47 (25.68%) JavaScript
5 24 (13.11%) Java
6 18 (9.84%) VB.NET
7 15 (8.20%) Python
8 13 (7.10%) T-SQL
9 10 (5.46%) PL/SQL
9 10 (5.46%) VBScript
10 9 (4.92%) C
10 9 (4.92%) Perl
10 9 (4.92%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.28%) Bash Shell
11 6 (3.28%) VB
12 5 (2.73%) Groovy
13 4 (2.19%) TypeScript
13 4 (2.19%) VB6
14 3 (1.64%) PHP
14 3 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (24.04%) Security Cleared
2 35 (19.13%) SC Cleared
3 26 (14.21%) Degree
4 22 (12.02%) DV Cleared
5 15 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (5.46%) CISSP
7 7 (3.83%) CCNA
7 7 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.28%) ISEB
8 6 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.28%) MCSD
9 5 (2.73%) Master's Degree
9 5 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.64%) CISM
11 3 (1.64%) IISP
11 3 (1.64%) MCSA
12 2 (1.09%) CISA
12 2 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.01%) SLA
2 10 (5.46%) NCSC
2 10 (5.46%) QA
3 6 (3.28%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (2.19%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.64%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.64%) NIST
6 2 (1.09%) GDPR
6 2 (1.09%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (1.09%) ISO 22301
6 2 (1.09%) ISO 31000
6 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.55%) COBIT
7 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 72 (39.34%) Active Directory
2 33 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.74%) Docker
4 15 (8.20%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.37%) Firmware
5 8 (4.37%) XenApp
6 7 (3.83%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.73%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.19%) vSphere
9 3 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.09%) NDS
10 2 (1.09%) Varnish
10 2 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.09%) Xen
11 1 (0.55%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (9.29%) SCCM
1 17 (9.29%) Single Sign-On
2 13 (7.10%) WSUS
3 12 (6.56%) Ansible
4 7 (3.83%) Puppet
5 6 (3.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (3.28%) Kubernetes
5 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (3.28%) SCOM
6 4 (2.19%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.19%) Grafana
6 4 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.19%) Terraform
7 3 (1.64%) BladeLogic
7 3 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.64%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (1.64%) Kibana
7 3 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.64%) RSA Archer
8 2 (1.09%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 89 (48.63%) Microsoft
2 44 (24.04%) Oracle
3 42 (22.95%) VMware
4 27 (14.75%) Citrix
5 14 (7.65%) HP
6 13 (7.10%) IBM
6 13 (7.10%) ServiceNow
6 13 (7.10%) Splunk
7 7 (3.83%) Cisco
7 7 (3.83%) SolarWinds
8 6 (3.28%) Micro Focus
8 6 (3.28%) Symantec
9 5 (2.73%) RedGate
10 4 (2.19%) Centrify
10 4 (2.19%) Lumension
10 4 (2.19%) McAfee
10 4 (2.19%) Sophos
10 4 (2.19%) Sun
10 4 (2.19%) Veeam
10 4 (2.19%) Xamarin