The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for BizTalk Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BizTalk Server over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft BizTalk Server
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 148 172
Rank change year-on-year +12 +24  
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 26 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.85% 0.18% 0.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.49% 1.09% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 18
Median daily rate £360 £490 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.53% +15.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -5.57% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 - -

BizTalk Server is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 579 552 856
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.91% 16.46% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 413 630
Median daily rate £475 £438 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +3.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 25
Median hourly rate £28.67 £26.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +27.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £17.80 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

BizTalk Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing BizTalk Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for BizTalk Server in the City of London

BizTalk Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BizTalk Server in the City of London

BizTalk Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BizTalk Server in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BizTalk Server in the City of London

BizTalk Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BizTalk Server in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BizTalk Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for BizTalk Server.

1 32 (68.09%) Finance
2 31 (65.96%) Scrum
2 31 (65.96%) Windows
3 30 (63.83%) SQL Server
3 30 (63.83%) Microsoft
4 27 (57.45%) Web Services
4 27 (57.45%) C#
5 24 (51.06%) CRM
5 24 (51.06%) ERP
5 24 (51.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (48.94%) Dynamics CRM
6 23 (48.94%) WCF
6 23 (48.94%) IIS
7 22 (46.81%) SharePoint
7 22 (46.81%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (46.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (46.81%) TDD
7 22 (46.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 22 (46.81%) PaaS
7 22 (46.81%) IaaS
8 21 (44.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (44.68%) Logistics
8 21 (44.68%) Dynamics AX
8 21 (44.68%) JIRA
9 14 (29.79%) .NET
10 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (21.28%) SQL
11 10 (21.28%) TOGAF
12 9 (19.15%) Windows Server
13 8 (17.02%) Waterfall

BizTalk Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (48.94%) IIS
2 22 (46.81%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (6.38%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (48.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (44.68%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 22 (46.81%) IaaS
1 22 (46.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 22 (46.81%) PaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) HTTP
1 3 (6.38%) SMTP
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (63.83%) SQL Server
2 24 (51.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (46.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.13%) Informix
5 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.13%) Power BI
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Anywhere
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (44.68%) JIRA
1 21 (44.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.38%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (68.09%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Developer
2 21 (44.68%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 21 (44.68%) Microsoft Developer
3 14 (29.79%) Architect
4 8 (17.02%) Technical Architect
5 6 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.64%) Consultant
7 4 (8.51%) Integration Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) Java Architect
8 3 (6.38%) Java Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.38%) Payments Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Developer
10 1 (2.13%) .NET Developer
10 1 (2.13%) Applications Specialist
10 1 (2.13%) Applications Support
10 1 (2.13%) Data Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Senior Developer
10 1 (2.13%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (57.45%) Web Services
2 23 (48.94%) WCF
3 14 (29.79%) .NET
4 7 (14.89%) COM
5 6 (12.77%) Middleware
6 5 (10.64%) SOAP
7 3 (6.38%) XML
8 2 (4.26%) jQuery
8 2 (4.26%) JSON
8 2 (4.26%) REST
9 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (2.13%) HTML
9 1 (2.13%) MSMQ
9 1 (2.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) SWIFT
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.13%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 31 (65.96%) Windows
2 9 (19.15%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.64%) Unix
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (65.96%) Scrum
2 24 (51.06%) CRM
2 24 (51.06%) ERP
3 22 (46.81%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (46.81%) TDD
4 21 (44.68%) Logistics
5 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (21.28%) TOGAF
7 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.77%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 5 (10.64%) SOA
10 4 (8.51%) ITIL
11 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
11 3 (6.38%) RUP
11 3 (6.38%) UML
12 2 (4.26%) ITIL V3
12 2 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
13 1 (2.13%) Document Management
13 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Architecture
13 1 (2.13%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (57.45%) C#
2 10 (21.28%) SQL
3 8 (17.02%) Java
4 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.38%) PHP
6 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) MCSD
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) SEPA
2 4 (8.51%) HL7
Vendors
1 30 (63.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle
3 5 (10.64%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Cerner
4 1 (2.13%) McKesson
4 1 (2.13%) MEDITECH
4 1 (2.13%) Sage
4 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow