The table below looks at the statistics for BizTalk Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BizTalk Server over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft BizTalk Server
Rank 170 202 192
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -10
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 30 26 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.36% 0.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.06% 2.19% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 32
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£400 £428 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% -8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £274 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.31
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
980 1187 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.59% 16.50% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 809 954
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.71% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 46
Average hourly rate £17.68 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.62% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £59.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

BizTalk Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BizTalk Server across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

BizTalk Server Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

BizTalk Server
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BizTalk Server across the City of London region.

BizTalk Server Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

BizTalk Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BizTalk Server across the City of London region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

BizTalk Server Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

BizTalk Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BizTalk Server across the City of London region.

BizTalk Server Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

BizTalk Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing BizTalk Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BizTalk Server.

1 36 (50.70%) Microsoft
2 34 (47.89%) Windows
3 33 (46.48%) SQL Server
4 26 (36.62%) Oracle
5 23 (32.39%) Banking
6 22 (30.99%) .NET
6 22 (30.99%) SQL
6 22 (30.99%) Linux
6 22 (30.99%) WebSphere
7 21 (29.58%) Finance
8 17 (23.94%) C#
9 16 (22.54%) CRM
9 16 (22.54%) Middleware
10 14 (19.72%) XML
11 13 (18.31%) ASP.NET
11 13 (18.31%) VBScript
11 13 (18.31%) IIS
11 13 (18.31%) ISO 9001
11 13 (18.31%) PowerShell
12 12 (16.90%) Dynamics CRM
12 12 (16.90%) Release Management
12 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (16.90%) TDD
12 12 (16.90%) Cognos
13 11 (15.49%) Web Services
14 10 (14.08%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (12.68%) Root Cause Analysis
15 9 (12.68%) WCF
15 9 (12.68%) .NET Framework
15 9 (12.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

BizTalk Server
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing BizTalk Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BizTalk Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (30.99%) WebSphere
2 13 (18.31%) IIS
3 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
4 6 (8.45%) MQSeries
5 4 (5.63%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.41%) Node.js
7 1 (1.41%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.41%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS Project
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.41%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.45%) SaaS
3 5 (7.04%) PaaS
3 5 (7.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (46.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.27%) Oracle Database
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.82%) MySQL
6 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.41%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.04%) JIRA
2 5 (7.04%) Bugzilla
2 5 (7.04%) NUnit
3 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.23%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.41%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.41%) Subversion
4 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.41%) Mercurial
General
1 23 (32.39%) Banking
2 21 (29.58%) Finance
3 3 (4.23%) French Language
3 3 (4.23%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (33.80%) Developer
2 19 (26.76%) BizTalk Developer
3 13 (18.31%) Senior Developer
4 12 (16.90%) Senior BizTalk Developer
4 12 (16.90%) Deployment Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Architect
6 6 (8.45%) Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Consultant
7 5 (7.04%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.04%) Deployment Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Release Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Middleware Specialist
8 4 (5.63%) Applications Support
9 3 (4.23%) Support Specialist
9 3 (4.23%) DBA
9 3 (4.23%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (4.23%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.23%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.99%) .NET
2 16 (22.54%) Middleware
3 14 (19.72%) XML
4 13 (18.31%) ASP.NET
5 11 (15.49%) Web Services
6 9 (12.68%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (12.68%) .NET Framework
6 9 (12.68%) WCF
7 7 (9.86%) XSD
8 5 (7.04%) XSL
8 5 (7.04%) XSLT
8 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 5 (7.04%) LAMP
9 4 (5.63%) SOAP
9 4 (5.63%) JSON
10 3 (4.23%) HTML
10 3 (4.23%) jQuery
10 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (2.82%) CSS
11 2 (2.82%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) Kindle
1 3 (4.23%) SWIFT
1 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) Blog
3 1 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (47.89%) Windows
2 22 (30.99%) Linux
3 9 (12.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.23%) UNIX
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) CRM
2 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.90%) TDD
2 12 (16.90%) Release Management
3 10 (14.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (12.68%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (12.68%) SOA
5 7 (9.86%) OO
5 7 (9.86%) ITIL
6 6 (8.45%) OOP
6 6 (8.45%) EAI
6 6 (8.45%) Project Management
6 6 (8.45%) MVC
6 6 (8.45%) Migration
6 6 (8.45%) OOD
7 5 (7.04%) Refactoring
7 5 (7.04%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
7 5 (7.04%) UML
8 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.99%) SQL
2 17 (23.94%) C#
3 13 (18.31%) VBScript
3 13 (18.31%) PowerShell
4 7 (9.86%) C
5 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.82%) Java
6 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.41%) VB
7 1 (1.41%) VBA
7 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) Degree
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.41%) MCSD
4 1 (1.41%) MCSE
4 1 (1.41%) ISEB
4 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.31%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.41%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (2.82%) Puppet
4 1 (1.41%) WMI
4 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (50.70%) Microsoft
2 26 (36.62%) Oracle
3 12 (16.90%) Cognos
4 9 (12.68%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.04%) SAP
6 3 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.82%) Siebel
7 2 (2.82%) VMware
8 1 (1.41%) SimCorp
8 1 (1.41%) Vermilion
8 1 (1.41%) SoftLayer
8 1 (1.41%) Citrix
8 1 (1.41%) Sophos
8 1 (1.41%) Charles River