The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 29 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
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 108 138
Rank change year-on-year -26 +30  
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 8 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.31% 0.96% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.68% 5.67% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 6
Median daily rate £450 £488 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +38.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -5.51% +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 South West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 476 494 513
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 18.46% 17.00% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 348 309
Median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 13
Median hourly rate £46.25 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.94% -7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.60 £31.50
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 South West

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

BizTalk Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BizTalk Server in the South West

BizTalk Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BizTalk Server in the South West

BizTalk Server
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Gloucestershire - 3 £425 -
Bristol +2 2 £463 +12.12% 3
Wiltshire -8 1 £475 -5.00%
BizTalk Server
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South West region with a requirement for BizTalk Server.

1 16 (72.73%) C#
1 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 12 (54.55%) .NET
4 9 (40.91%) IIS
4 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
5 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 8 (36.36%) SQL
5 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (22.73%) WCF
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
7 5 (22.73%) Windows
7 5 (22.73%) MS Office
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle
8 4 (18.18%) CRM
8 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
9 3 (13.64%) Database Security
9 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (13.64%) Service Management
9 3 (13.64%) MQSeries
9 3 (13.64%) Migration
9 3 (13.64%) NetWeaver
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (13.64%) XML

BizTalk Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 9 (40.91%) IIS
2 3 (13.64%) MQSeries
2 3 (13.64%) NetWeaver
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 5 (22.73%) MS Office
3 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) MySQL
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) BizTalk Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Administrator
5 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
5 3 (13.64%) DBA
5 3 (13.64%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Software Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) C# WCF Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) NetWeaver Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) WCF
3 3 (13.64%) XML
4 2 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.55%) Classic ASP
5 1 (4.55%) JSON
5 1 (4.55%) Middleware
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
1 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (18.18%) CRM
1 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Database Security
2 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 2 (9.09%) High Availability
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (9.09%) Scrum
3 2 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (4.55%) Business Transformation
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.55%) OOP
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) C#
2 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
3 3 (13.64%) VB
4 2 (9.09%) C
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) SAP
4 2 (9.09%) Remedy
4 2 (9.09%) VMware