The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft BizTalk Server
England / North West
Rank 123 136 127
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9  
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 14 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.58% 0.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.52% 3.21% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 11
Median daily rate £388 £385 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% -7.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £351 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -9.09% +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 North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 398 685 589
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.55% 17.95% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 378 291
Median daily rate £361 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.77% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 40 30
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.85 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

BizTalk Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

BizTalk Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BizTalk Server in the North West

BizTalk Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BizTalk Server in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BizTalk Server in the North West

BizTalk Server
Contractor 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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BizTalk Server 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BizTalk Server within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester +12 9 £381 -0.97%
Cheshire +27 2 £494 +23.28% 1
Merseyside +1 2 £375 +42.85% 1
BizTalk Server
England

BizTalk Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for BizTalk Server.

1 20 (66.67%) .NET
2 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (53.33%) CRM
3 15 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (46.67%) Migration
4 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 9 (30.00%) C#
6 8 (26.67%) Web Services
6 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (23.33%) SQL
8 6 (20.00%) C++
8 6 (20.00%) XML
8 6 (20.00%) SOAP
9 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
9 5 (16.67%) Document Management
9 5 (16.67%) Replication
9 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 5 (16.67%) Windows
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 5 (16.67%) REST
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure

BizTalk Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) FTP
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (6.67%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.33%) gulp
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 3 (10.00%) Advertising
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) BizTalk Developer
3 7 (23.33%) CRM Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 5 (16.67%) DBA
5 5 (16.67%) SQL DBA
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Azure Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Integration Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.33%) SOA Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.33%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) .NET
2 8 (26.67%) Web Services
3 6 (20.00%) SOAP
3 6 (20.00%) XML
4 5 (16.67%) REST
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.67%) CSS
6 2 (6.67%) HTML
6 2 (6.67%) jQuery
6 2 (6.67%) Middleware
7 1 (3.33%) Ajax
7 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (3.33%) EDI
7 1 (3.33%) LINQ
7 1 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
1 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) CRM
2 14 (46.67%) Migration
3 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) Document Management
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) BDD
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) High Availability
7 2 (6.67%) Kanban
7 2 (6.67%) Matrix Management
7 2 (6.67%) Software Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) System Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Time Management
7 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) C#
2 7 (23.33%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) X++
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) DBS Check
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) ForgeRock
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.33%) Sybase