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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft BizTalk Server
Rank 140 129 119
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 15 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.27% 1.09% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 2
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£450 £369 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.03% +49.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £329 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £505 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £53.50
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -57.00%
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
662 458 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.96% 14.68% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 253 173
Average daily rate £375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 40
Average hourly rate £17.25 £25.04 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +28.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.34 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

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 May 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 May 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 - 8 £438 -
Manchester -11 6 £475 +40.74%
Merseyside -11 1 £400 -
BizTalk Server
England

BizTalk Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (47.22%) C#
2 17 (47.22%) WCF
3 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 13 (36.11%) .NET
4 13 (36.11%) Windows
4 13 (36.11%) HTTP
4 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (36.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (33.33%) Web Application Development
5 12 (33.33%) IIS
5 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 12 (33.33%) SOA
6 11 (30.56%) Visual Studio
6 11 (30.56%) Web Services
6 11 (30.56%) XML
7 10 (27.78%) XQuery
7 10 (27.78%) REST
7 10 (27.78%) XPath
8 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (25.00%) Release Management
8 9 (25.00%) OO
8 9 (25.00%) MSMQ
8 9 (25.00%) MQSeries
9 8 (22.22%) OOP
10 7 (19.44%) SQL
11 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
12 5 (13.89%) Citrix
13 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (33.33%) IIS
2 9 (25.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) HTTP
2 3 (8.33%) SMTP
3 2 (5.56%) LDAP
4 1 (2.78%) SMS
4 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (30.56%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.33%) MSBuild
3 3 (8.33%) WiX
General
1 4 (11.11%) Local Government
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Developer
2 15 (41.67%) BizTalk Developer
3 8 (22.22%) Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Applications Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Applications Architect
5 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) CRM Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (2.78%) SQL DBA
7 1 (2.78%) CRM Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (47.22%) WCF
2 13 (36.11%) .NET
3 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 11 (30.56%) Web Services
4 11 (30.56%) XML
5 10 (27.78%) REST
6 9 (25.00%) MSMQ
7 4 (11.11%) SAML
7 4 (11.11%) CSS
7 4 (11.11%) OAuth
7 4 (11.11%) CSS3
8 3 (8.33%) LINQ
8 3 (8.33%) EDI
8 3 (8.33%) JMS
8 3 (8.33%) EDIFACT
8 3 (8.33%) Middleware
9 1 (2.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Open Source
1 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) Windows
1 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 12 (33.33%) SOA
3 9 (25.00%) Release Management
3 9 (25.00%) OO
4 8 (22.22%) OOP
5 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.33%) Workflow
6 3 (8.33%) Migration
7 2 (5.56%) CRM
8 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.78%) ITIL
8 1 (2.78%) OOD
8 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) C#
2 10 (27.78%) XQuery
2 10 (27.78%) XPath
3 7 (19.44%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) ActionScript 2.0
4 3 (8.33%) VBScript
4 3 (8.33%) ActionScript
5 2 (5.56%) C
6 1 (2.78%) VB
6 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) WSUS
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Citrix
3 3 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) EMC