The table below looks at the statistics for BizTalk Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BizTalk Server over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft BizTalk Server
Rank 138 135 131
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 25 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.60% 1.57% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 4
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£463 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £289 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £353 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 - -
BizTalk Server
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
695 511 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.81% 16.35% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 263 239
Average daily rate £408 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -22.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.02 £36.28 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

BizTalk Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

BizTalk Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

BizTalk Server
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

BizTalk Server Daily Rate Trend in the North West

BizTalk Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BizTalk Server across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

BizTalk Server Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

BizTalk Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

BizTalk Server Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

BizTalk Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BizTalk Server within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 21 £469 - 1
Manchester -13 3 £475 +54.47% 4
Lancashire - 1 £400 -
BizTalk Server
England

BizTalk Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 21 (51.22%) Web Services
2 16 (39.02%) SOA
3 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
4 14 (34.15%) Relational Database
5 13 (31.71%) Requirements Analysis
6 12 (29.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (29.27%) Target Operating Model
6 12 (29.27%) Data Management
7 11 (26.83%) Systems Analysis
8 10 (24.39%) Business Transformation
8 10 (24.39%) Load Balancing
8 10 (24.39%) SQL
8 10 (24.39%) EDI
9 9 (21.95%) XML
10 8 (19.51%) ITIL
10 8 (19.51%) WCF
11 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
11 7 (17.07%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
13 5 (12.20%) Workflow
13 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
13 5 (12.20%) LINQ
13 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
13 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (12.20%) SCOM
13 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (12.20%) MSBuild
13 5 (12.20%) WiX
14 4 (9.76%) CSS3
14 4 (9.76%) Open Source

BizTalk Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (4.88%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) SMTP
1 3 (7.32%) HTTP
2 1 (2.44%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.44%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) X.500
2 1 (2.44%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 14 (34.15%) Relational Database
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.20%) WiX
2 5 (12.20%) MSBuild
2 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Local Government
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Developer
2 12 (29.27%) BizTalk Developer
3 11 (26.83%) Solutions Designer
3 11 (26.83%) Designer
4 10 (24.39%) Architect
5 5 (12.20%) BizTalk Designer
5 5 (12.20%) BizTalk Architect
6 4 (9.76%) Web Designer
6 4 (9.76%) Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Applications Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Administrator
7 3 (7.32%) BizTalk Administrator
8 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Solutions Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Specialist
9 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 1 (2.44%) CRM Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (51.22%) Web Services
2 10 (24.39%) EDI
3 9 (21.95%) XML
4 8 (19.51%) WCF
5 5 (12.20%) LINQ
6 4 (9.76%) OAuth
6 4 (9.76%) CSS3
6 4 (9.76%) .NET
6 4 (9.76%) CSS
6 4 (9.76%) SAML
7 3 (7.32%) JMS
7 3 (7.32%) EDIFACT
8 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
1 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) SOA
2 13 (31.71%) Requirements Analysis
3 12 (29.27%) Data Management
3 12 (29.27%) Target Operating Model
4 11 (26.83%) Systems Analysis
5 10 (24.39%) Business Transformation
5 10 (24.39%) Load Balancing
6 8 (19.51%) ITIL
7 5 (12.20%) Workflow
7 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.76%) Open Source
8 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
8 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.32%) Information Management
9 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
10 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
11 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) ActionScript
3 3 (7.32%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) MCSE
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) HP
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