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 25 June 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
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 152 138
Rank change year-on-year +25 -14  
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 8 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.27% 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.90% 1.63% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 13
Median daily rate £369 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £343 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £525 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year +8.69% -7.07%  

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 420 612 557
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.48% 16.31% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 373 327
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.57% -24.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.49 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £36.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 June 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
Cheshire +29 4 £369 -
Manchester +11 4 £350 -17.64% 2
BizTalk Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
3 11 (50.00%) C#
4 10 (45.45%) SQL
4 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 9 (40.91%) CRM
5 9 (40.91%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
7 7 (31.82%) MVC
7 7 (31.82%) Migration
7 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
8 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (27.27%) Entity Framework
8 6 (27.27%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (27.27%) jQuery
8 6 (27.27%) RESTful
8 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
9 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
9 5 (22.73%) Web Services
9 5 (22.73%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
10 4 (18.18%) Windows
10 4 (18.18%) CSS
10 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 4 (18.18%) TDD
11 3 (13.64%) Replication
11 3 (13.64%) Document Management

BizTalk Server
Co-occurring 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 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) gulp
1 1 (4.55%) Moq
1 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) CRM Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (13.64%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (13.64%) DBA
4 3 (13.64%) SQL DBA
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Migration Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
3 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (27.27%) Entity Framework
3 6 (27.27%) jQuery
3 6 (27.27%) KnockoutJS
3 6 (27.27%) RESTful
4 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
4 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 4 (18.18%) CSS
6 3 (13.64%) HTML
6 3 (13.64%) JSON
6 3 (13.64%) REST
6 3 (13.64%) WCF
7 2 (9.09%) .NET Core
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Core
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (9.09%) SOAP
8 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (13.64%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
1 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) CRM
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Migration
3 7 (31.82%) MVC
4 4 (18.18%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) DevOps
5 3 (13.64%) Document Management
5 3 (13.64%) OO
5 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Facilities Management
6 2 (9.09%) Matrix Management
6 2 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
7 1 (4.55%) Content Management
7 1 (4.55%) Refactoring
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
7 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) C++
4 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) DBS Check
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SEPA
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) DevExpress
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Sybase