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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft BizTalk Server
Rank 129 121 102
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 17 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.34% 0.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.91% 2.17% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £333 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £393 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.50
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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 North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
585 415 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.43% 15.46% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 218 238
Average daily rate £350 £342 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% +5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.04 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.15% +36.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.64%

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
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 6 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Merseyside - 15 £405 -
Manchester -11 2 £318 -12.41% 2
Cheshire - - - - 2
BizTalk Server
England

BizTalk Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 22 (73.33%) C#
2 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 15 (50.00%) .NET
4 13 (43.33%) Windows
4 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (40.00%) Web Application Development
5 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 12 (40.00%) XML
5 12 (40.00%) IIS
6 11 (36.67%) Web Services
6 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
6 11 (36.67%) WCF
7 10 (33.33%) REST
7 10 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (33.33%) XQuery
7 10 (33.33%) HTTP
7 10 (33.33%) XPath
8 9 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (30.00%) OO
8 9 (30.00%) MSMQ
8 9 (30.00%) MQSeries
8 9 (30.00%) VBScript
8 9 (30.00%) Release Management
9 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
9 8 (26.67%) OOP
9 8 (26.67%) SOA
10 6 (20.00%) LDAP
10 6 (20.00%) C
10 6 (20.00%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 12 (40.00%) IIS
2 9 (30.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) HTTP
2 6 (20.00%) LDAP
3 2 (6.67%) CTI
4 1 (3.33%) SMS
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
2 11 (36.67%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Siebel Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (3.33%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) .NET
2 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 12 (40.00%) XML
3 11 (36.67%) Web Services
3 11 (36.67%) WCF
4 10 (33.33%) REST
5 9 (30.00%) MSMQ
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
7 1 (3.33%) XML Schema
7 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
1 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Web Application Development
2 9 (30.00%) OO
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) Release Management
3 8 (26.67%) OOP
3 8 (26.67%) SOA
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Data Mapping
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL
6 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.33%) Workflow
6 1 (3.33%) CRM
6 1 (3.33%) EAI
6 1 (3.33%) OOD
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) C#
2 10 (33.33%) XQuery
2 10 (33.33%) XPath
3 9 (30.00%) VBScript
4 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 6 (20.00%) C
5 4 (13.33%) VB
6 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) WSUS
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Siebel
3 2 (6.67%) CosmoCom
3 2 (6.67%) Actuate
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) EMC
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix