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 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft BizTalk Server
Rank 155 144 136
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 14 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.40% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.90% 2.37% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 4
Average daily rate £385 £450 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +22.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-40.62% +39.13%
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
737 675 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.32% 16.98% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 366 254
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £526 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 29
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.20 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

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 2016.

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 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -4 8 £385 -18.94% 4
Cheshire -9 4 £401 -8.45%
Merseyside +2 1 £263 -34.37% 1
BizTalk Server
England

BizTalk Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 20 (68.97%) .NET
1 20 (68.97%) CRM
1 20 (68.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (62.07%) SharePoint
3 16 (55.17%) ERP
4 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
4 15 (51.72%) jQuery
4 15 (51.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (31.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
8 4 (13.79%) SQL
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
8 4 (13.79%) Finance
8 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
9 3 (10.34%) PHP
9 3 (10.34%) XML
9 3 (10.34%) ISEB
9 3 (10.34%) SOA
10 2 (6.90%) Extranet
10 2 (6.90%) Middleware
10 2 (6.90%) MySQL
10 2 (6.90%) C#
10 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
10 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
10 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
10 2 (6.90%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 18 (62.07%) SharePoint
2 15 (51.72%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (68.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) IaaS
2 2 (6.90%) PaaS
2 2 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) MSTest
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Developer
3 9 (31.03%) CRM Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Architect
5 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (10.34%) PHP Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Azure Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) SOA Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.90%) TOGAF Architect
6 2 (6.90%) XML Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (68.97%) .NET
2 15 (51.72%) jQuery
3 3 (10.34%) XML
4 2 (6.90%) Middleware
5 1 (3.45%) CakePHP
5 1 (3.45%) EDI
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Data Integration
1 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) CRM
2 16 (55.17%) ERP
3 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.34%) SOA
4 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.90%) Process Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Defect Management
6 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.45%) Microservices
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (3.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) PHP
4 2 (6.90%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (10.34%) ISEB
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle