The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 426 433 330
Rank change year-on-year +7 -103  
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 176 213 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.39% 0.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.24% 2.29% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 140 226
Median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £520 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -5.57% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 - -
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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7862 9307 9295
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.27% 17.19% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5141 5965 5523
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 219 346
Median hourly rate £18.59 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.15% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

BizTalk Server
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

BizTalk Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BizTalk Server in the UK

BizTalk Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BizTalk Server over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BizTalk Server in the UK

BizTalk Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BizTalk Server in the UK

BizTalk Server
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England +13 160 £450 - 50
London +57 75 £450 -10.00% 12
East of England +4 26 £390 -2.50% 2
South East -2 25 £400 - 11
City of London +28 24 £360 -26.53% 1
North West +21 13 £400 +3.89% 7
Wales - 11 £325 - 2
Berkshire +20 10 £400 -11.11% 2
Norfolk +5 10 £365 +12.30%
West Midlands +8 9 £350 -15.15% 8
Manchester +7 8 £400 +3.89% 5
South West -18 8 £450 -7.69% 7
Cambridgeshire +8 7 £413 -31.25%
Cardiff - 7 £319 -
South Wales - 7 £325 -
Reading +15 5 £388 -22.50% 1
Surrey 0 5 £375 -1.96% 6
Peterborough +4 4 £394 -
Birmingham +3 4 £325 -16.12% 3
Essex -13 4 £450 +28.57%
Cambridge +9 3 £413 -26.66%
Milton Keynes -4 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 3 - -
Belfast -13 3 £275 -
County Antrim -16 3 £275 -
Northern Ireland -17 3 £275 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £400 - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 £425 -
Gloucester - 3 £425 -
King's Lynn - 3 £368 -

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 with a requirement for BizTalk Server.

1 229 (57.39%) SQL Server
2 208 (52.13%) Microsoft
3 171 (42.86%) CRM
4 151 (37.84%) .NET
5 148 (37.09%) Windows
6 147 (36.84%) C#
7 140 (35.09%) SQL
8 138 (34.59%) SharePoint
8 138 (34.59%) Dynamics CRM
9 125 (31.33%) Finance
10 120 (30.08%) Microsoft Azure
11 111 (27.82%) Agile Software Development
12 100 (25.06%) IIS
13 92 (23.06%) MS Excel
14 89 (22.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 87 (21.80%) Oracle
16 74 (18.55%) Web Services
16 74 (18.55%) Business Intelligence
17 72 (18.05%) ITIL
18 71 (17.79%) SAP
18 71 (17.79%) Dynamics AX
19 68 (17.04%) Team Foundation Server
20 66 (16.54%) XML
21 60 (15.04%) WCF
21 60 (15.04%) Scrum
22 53 (13.28%) Salesforce.com
23 51 (12.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 49 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008
25 47 (11.78%) Retail
25 47 (11.78%) Office 365

BizTalk Server
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 138 (34.59%) SharePoint
2 100 (25.06%) IIS
3 40 (10.03%) Skype for Business
4 36 (9.02%) WebSphere
5 16 (4.01%) JCAPS
6 15 (3.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.50%) NServiceBus
8 5 (1.25%) JBoss
8 5 (1.25%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.25%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.75%) CMS
9 3 (0.75%) Commerce Server
9 3 (0.75%) Confluence
9 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.75%) LiveCycle
9 3 (0.75%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.75%) SAS
9 3 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 92 (23.06%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.50%) MS Project
4 5 (1.25%) MS Office
5 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 138 (34.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 71 (17.79%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.50%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (1.50%) Staffware
3 6 (1.50%) Unica
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.50%) Maximo
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.50%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CAR
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 120 (30.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (11.78%) Office 365
3 36 (9.02%) Yammer
4 30 (7.52%) IaaS
5 27 (6.77%) PaaS
6 5 (1.25%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (1.25%) iPaaS
7 4 (1.00%) Boomi
8 3 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.50%) G Suite
9 2 (0.50%) GitHub
10 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.25%) SaaS
10 1 (0.25%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.77%) DNS
2 17 (4.26%) Firewall
3 12 (3.01%) Internet
4 9 (2.26%) HTTP
5 7 (1.75%) FTP
5 7 (1.75%) LDAP
6 6 (1.50%) HTTPS
6 6 (1.50%) X.509
7 5 (1.25%) SMTP
8 4 (1.00%) SAN
8 4 (1.00%) Skype
9 3 (0.75%) SSL
9 3 (0.75%) WAN
10 2 (0.50%) ATM
11 1 (0.25%) DHCP
11 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (57.39%) SQL Server
2 89 (22.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (12.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (4.51%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (2.01%) DB2
11 8 (2.01%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (1.25%) MySQL
13 5 (1.25%) Power BI
14 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
15 3 (0.75%) DTS
Development Applications
1 68 (17.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (10.28%) Visual Studio
3 31 (7.77%) JIRA
4 8 (2.01%) MSBuild
5 7 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.50%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.25%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.75%) Selenium
8 3 (0.75%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.75%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.75%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.50%) JUnit
9 2 (0.50%) Xcode
10 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.25%) Toad
10 1 (0.25%) XMLSpy
General
1 125 (31.33%) Finance
2 47 (11.78%) Retail
3 22 (5.51%) Banking
4 12 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.75%) Advertising
6 3 (0.75%) Law
6 3 (0.75%) Marketing
6 3 (0.75%) Spanish Language
6 3 (0.75%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Back Office
8 1 (0.25%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 146 (36.59%) Developer
2 69 (17.29%) Architect
3 64 (16.04%) BizTalk Developer
4 54 (13.53%) Consultant
5 41 (10.28%) Analyst
6 38 (9.52%) Microsoft Developer
7 31 (7.77%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 29 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
9 25 (6.27%) Microsoft Consultant
10 24 (6.02%) CRM Consultant
11 20 (5.01%) .NET Developer
11 20 (5.01%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
12 18 (4.51%) Applications Support
12 18 (4.51%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
12 18 (4.51%) Technical Architect
13 16 (4.01%) CRM Architect
13 16 (4.01%) CRM Developer
13 16 (4.01%) DBA
13 16 (4.01%) Dynamics CRM Architect
13 16 (4.01%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (37.84%) .NET
2 74 (18.55%) Web Services
3 66 (16.54%) XML
4 60 (15.04%) WCF
5 43 (10.78%) COM
6 36 (9.02%) Middleware
7 34 (8.52%) SOAP
8 20 (5.01%) ASP.NET
9 19 (4.76%) IBM Integration Bus
9 19 (4.76%) XSLT
10 17 (4.26%) .NET Framework
10 17 (4.26%) REST
11 16 (4.01%) HTML
12 14 (3.51%) JSON
13 11 (2.76%) CSS
14 8 (2.01%) EDI
14 8 (2.01%) jQuery
14 8 (2.01%) MSMQ
15 7 (1.75%) RESTful
15 7 (1.75%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.76%) Public Cloud
3 10 (2.51%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.51%) SWIFT
4 7 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (1.75%) NHS
5 6 (1.50%) Life Science
5 6 (1.50%) Replication
6 5 (1.25%) Clustering
6 5 (1.25%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.75%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.75%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.75%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.75%) SCADA
8 3 (0.75%) Social Media
8 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 148 (37.09%) Windows
2 47 (11.78%) Windows Server
3 28 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (5.76%) Windows 7
5 19 (4.76%) Unix
6 17 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.01%) zOS
9 7 (1.75%) Linux
10 5 (1.25%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.50%) Android
11 2 (0.50%) Solaris
11 2 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.25%) MVS
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (42.86%) CRM
2 111 (27.82%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (18.55%) Business Intelligence
4 72 (18.05%) ITIL
5 60 (15.04%) Scrum
6 43 (10.78%) Document Management
6 43 (10.78%) TDD
7 42 (10.53%) ERP
7 42 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 41 (10.28%) Data Management
9 36 (9.02%) Case Management
10 35 (8.77%) Project Management
11 32 (8.02%) SDLC
12 31 (7.77%) Logistics
12 31 (7.77%) TOGAF
13 28 (7.02%) SOA
14 27 (6.77%) Business Analysis
14 27 (6.77%) PRINCE2
15 26 (6.52%) Migration
16 24 (6.02%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 147 (36.84%) C#
2 140 (35.09%) SQL
3 37 (9.27%) T-SQL
4 33 (8.27%) JavaScript
5 31 (7.77%) Java
6 20 (5.01%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.76%) PHP
8 9 (2.26%) C++
9 8 (2.01%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.50%) VB
11 5 (1.25%) C
12 4 (1.00%) X++
13 3 (0.75%) Python
14 2 (0.50%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.25%) ABAP
15 1 (0.25%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.25%) COBOL
15 1 (0.25%) JCL
Qualifications
1 30 (7.52%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.77%) Degree
3 16 (4.01%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.51%) ISEB
6 6 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.50%) MCDBA
7 5 (1.25%) MAPM
7 5 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.25%) PMP
8 4 (1.00%) CISA
8 4 (1.00%) CISM
8 4 (1.00%) CISSP
8 4 (1.00%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.00%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.75%) APMG
9 3 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.75%) MCSE
9 3 (0.75%) OCP
9 3 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.76%) HL7
2 10 (2.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (2.01%) SEPA
4 6 (1.50%) SLA
5 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.00%) QA
6 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.75%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.50%) GDPR
8 1 (0.25%) GxP
System Software
1 36 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (7.52%) Active Directory
3 22 (5.51%) Virtual Desktop
4 21 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.00%) XenApp
7 3 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.75%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.25%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (1.50%) Puppet
1 6 (1.50%) SCOM
2 4 (1.00%) SCCM
3 3 (0.75%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.50%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.25%) OpenView
5 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 208 (52.13%) Microsoft
2 87 (21.80%) Oracle
3 71 (17.79%) SAP
4 53 (13.28%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (9.02%) Infor
5 36 (9.02%) VMware
6 28 (7.02%) IBM
7 21 (5.26%) Avaya
7 21 (5.26%) Epicor
8 18 (4.51%) Fiorano
9 16 (4.01%) InterSystems
10 10 (2.51%) MuleSoft
11 9 (2.26%) Adobe
12 7 (1.75%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.50%) AppDynamics
13 6 (1.50%) Dell
13 6 (1.50%) ILOG
14 5 (1.25%) Citrix
15 4 (1.00%) CA
15 4 (1.00%) Informatica
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