The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 30 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 37 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 -11  
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 2 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.63% 0.30% 4.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.99% 1.41% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Median daily rate £375 £263 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -35.18%  
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 Merseyside with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 67 71 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 21.07% 21.07% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 42 29
Median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £450 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.91% +8.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

BizTalk Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

BizTalk Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BizTalk Server in Merseyside

BizTalk Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BizTalk Server in Merseyside

BizTalk Server
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BizTalk Server within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +4 2 £375 +42.85%
BizTalk Server
North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for BizTalk Server.

1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) FTP
1 2 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) Facilities Management
1 2 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) SAP Data Services
1 2 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Sybase

BizTalk Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (100.00%) SAP Data Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Facilities Management
1 2 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 2 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Sybase