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 28 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 425 435 343
Rank change year-on-year +10 -92  
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 187 208 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.39% 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.39% 2.26% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 139 223
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 £336 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £533
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 7809 9216 9338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 17.20% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5111 5886 5538
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 222 346
Median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% -  
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 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

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 28 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 28 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 +9 171 £450 - 55
London +55 81 £450 -10.00% 12
East of England +5 29 £390 -2.50% 2
City of London +12 26 £360 -26.53% 1
South East -5 25 £400 -1.53% 12
North West +20 14 £388 +0.64% 8
Norfolk +3 11 £365 +12.30%
Wales - 11 £325 - 3
Berkshire +24 10 £400 -15.78% 2
Manchester +5 9 £381 -0.97% 5
West Midlands 0 9 £350 -15.15% 8
South West -23 8 £450 -7.69% 10
Cambridgeshire +8 7 £413 -31.25%
South Wales - 7 £325 -
Cardiff - 7 £319 -
Reading +17 5 £388 -22.50% 1
Surrey +7 5 £375 -1.96% 6
Essex -3 5 £450 +28.57%
Peterborough +2 4 £394 -
Birmingham -5 4 £325 -23.52% 3
Cambridge +12 3 £413 -26.66%
Midlands +11 3 £420 -16.00%
Hertfordshire +6 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 3 - -
Milton Keynes -11 3 - -
Belfast -14 3 £275 -
County Antrim -15 3 £275 -
Northern Ireland -15 3 £275 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £400 - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 £425 -

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 231 (57.18%) SQL Server
2 213 (52.72%) Microsoft
3 174 (43.07%) CRM
4 153 (37.87%) .NET
5 148 (36.63%) C#
5 148 (36.63%) Windows
6 142 (35.15%) SharePoint
7 141 (34.90%) SQL
8 140 (34.65%) Dynamics CRM
9 127 (31.44%) Finance
10 123 (30.45%) Microsoft Azure
11 114 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
12 100 (24.75%) IIS
13 93 (23.02%) MS Excel
14 89 (22.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 87 (21.53%) Oracle
16 75 (18.56%) Web Services
17 74 (18.32%) Business Intelligence
18 73 (18.07%) Dynamics AX
19 72 (17.82%) ITIL
20 71 (17.57%) SAP
21 68 (16.83%) Team Foundation Server
22 67 (16.58%) XML
23 60 (14.85%) WCF
23 60 (14.85%) Scrum
24 53 (13.12%) Salesforce.com
25 51 (12.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 49 (12.13%) SQL Server 2008
27 47 (11.63%) Retail
27 47 (11.63%) 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
1 142 (35.15%) SharePoint
2 100 (24.75%) IIS
3 40 (9.90%) Skype for Business
4 36 (8.91%) WebSphere
5 16 (3.96%) JCAPS
6 15 (3.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.49%) NServiceBus
8 5 (1.24%) JBoss
8 5 (1.24%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.24%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.74%) CMS
9 3 (0.74%) Commerce Server
9 3 (0.74%) Confluence
9 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.74%) LiveCycle
9 3 (0.74%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.74%) SAS
9 3 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 93 (23.02%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.49%) MS Project
4 5 (1.24%) MS Office
5 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 140 (34.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (18.07%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.49%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (1.49%) Staffware
3 6 (1.49%) Unica
4 3 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.50%) Maximo
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.50%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.25%) SAP CAR
6 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.25%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 123 (30.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (11.63%) Office 365
3 36 (8.91%) Yammer
4 30 (7.43%) IaaS
5 28 (6.93%) PaaS
6 5 (1.24%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (1.24%) iPaaS
7 4 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.99%) Boomi
8 3 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.74%) 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 (6.68%) DNS
2 17 (4.21%) Firewall
3 12 (2.97%) Internet
4 9 (2.23%) HTTP
5 7 (1.73%) FTP
5 7 (1.73%) LDAP
6 6 (1.49%) HTTPS
6 6 (1.49%) X.509
7 5 (1.24%) SMTP
8 4 (0.99%) SAN
8 4 (0.99%) Skype
9 3 (0.74%) SSL
9 3 (0.74%) WAN
10 2 (0.50%) ATM
11 1 (0.25%) DHCP
11 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (57.18%) SQL Server
2 89 (22.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (12.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (12.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (4.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (3.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (2.97%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.98%) DB2
11 8 (1.98%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (1.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (1.24%) MySQL
13 5 (1.24%) Power BI
14 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
15 3 (0.74%) DTS
Development Applications
1 68 (16.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (10.15%) Visual Studio
3 31 (7.67%) JIRA
4 8 (1.98%) MSBuild
5 7 (1.73%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.49%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.24%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.74%) Selenium
8 3 (0.74%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.74%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.74%) 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
1 127 (31.44%) Finance
2 47 (11.63%) Retail
3 22 (5.45%) Banking
4 14 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.98%) Advertising
6 3 (0.74%) Law
6 3 (0.74%) Marketing
6 3 (0.74%) Spanish Language
6 3 (0.74%) 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
1 148 (36.63%) Developer
2 73 (18.07%) Architect
3 65 (16.09%) BizTalk Developer
4 54 (13.37%) Consultant
5 41 (10.15%) Analyst
6 38 (9.41%) Microsoft Developer
7 32 (7.92%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 31 (7.67%) Solutions Architect
9 25 (6.19%) Microsoft Consultant
10 24 (5.94%) CRM Consultant
11 20 (4.95%) .NET Developer
11 20 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
12 18 (4.46%) Applications Support
12 18 (4.46%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
12 18 (4.46%) Technical Architect
13 16 (3.96%) CRM Architect
13 16 (3.96%) CRM Developer
13 16 (3.96%) DBA
13 16 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM Architect
13 16 (3.96%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (37.87%) .NET
2 75 (18.56%) Web Services
3 67 (16.58%) XML
4 60 (14.85%) WCF
5 43 (10.64%) COM
6 37 (9.16%) Middleware
7 34 (8.42%) SOAP
8 21 (5.20%) ASP.NET
9 19 (4.70%) IBM Integration Bus
9 19 (4.70%) XSLT
10 17 (4.21%) .NET Framework
10 17 (4.21%) HTML
10 17 (4.21%) REST
11 14 (3.47%) JSON
12 12 (2.97%) CSS
13 9 (2.23%) EDI
13 9 (2.23%) jQuery
14 8 (1.98%) MSMQ
15 7 (1.73%) WPF
15 7 (1.73%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.22%) Public Cloud
3 10 (2.48%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.48%) SWIFT
4 8 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.73%) NHS
6 6 (1.49%) Life Science
6 6 (1.49%) Replication
7 5 (1.24%) Clustering
7 5 (1.24%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.74%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.74%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.74%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.74%) SCADA
9 3 (0.74%) Social Media
9 3 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 148 (36.63%) Windows
2 47 (11.63%) Windows Server
3 28 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (5.69%) Windows 7
5 19 (4.70%) Unix
6 17 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.98%) zOS
9 7 (1.73%) Linux
10 5 (1.24%) 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
1 174 (43.07%) CRM
2 114 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (18.32%) Business Intelligence
4 72 (17.82%) ITIL
5 60 (14.85%) Scrum
6 44 (10.89%) ERP
7 43 (10.64%) Document Management
7 43 (10.64%) TDD
8 42 (10.40%) Waterfall
9 41 (10.15%) Data Management
10 36 (8.91%) Case Management
11 35 (8.66%) Project Management
12 33 (8.17%) SDLC
13 31 (7.67%) Logistics
13 31 (7.67%) TOGAF
14 29 (7.18%) SOA
15 27 (6.68%) Business Analysis
15 27 (6.68%) Migration
15 27 (6.68%) PRINCE2
16 24 (5.94%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 148 (36.63%) C#
2 141 (34.90%) SQL
3 38 (9.41%) T-SQL
4 34 (8.42%) JavaScript
5 31 (7.67%) Java
6 20 (4.95%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.72%) PHP
8 9 (2.23%) C++
8 9 (2.23%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.49%) VB
10 5 (1.24%) C
11 4 (0.99%) X++
12 3 (0.74%) Python
13 2 (0.50%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.25%) ABAP
14 1 (0.25%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.25%) COBOL
14 1 (0.25%) JCL
Qualifications
1 30 (7.43%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.68%) Degree
3 16 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.48%) ISEB
6 6 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.49%) MCDBA
7 5 (1.24%) MAPM
7 5 (1.24%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.24%) PMP
8 4 (0.99%) CISA
8 4 (0.99%) CISM
8 4 (0.99%) CISSP
8 4 (0.99%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.99%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.74%) APMG
9 3 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.74%) MCSE
9 3 (0.74%) OCP
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.69%) HL7
2 10 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.98%) SEPA
4 6 (1.49%) SLA
5 5 (1.24%) QA
6 4 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.74%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.50%) GDPR
9 1 (0.25%) GxP
System Software
1 36 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (7.67%) Active Directory
3 22 (5.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 21 (5.20%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.24%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.99%) XenApp
7 3 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.74%) 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 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (1.49%) Puppet
1 6 (1.49%) SCOM
2 4 (0.99%) SCCM
3 3 (0.74%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (0.74%) 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
1 213 (52.72%) Microsoft
2 87 (21.53%) Oracle
3 71 (17.57%) SAP
4 53 (13.12%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (8.91%) Infor
5 36 (8.91%) VMware
6 28 (6.93%) IBM
7 21 (5.20%) Avaya
7 21 (5.20%) Epicor
8 18 (4.46%) Fiorano
9 16 (3.96%) InterSystems
10 10 (2.48%) MuleSoft
11 9 (2.23%) Adobe
12 7 (1.73%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.49%) AppDynamics
13 6 (1.49%) Dell
13 6 (1.49%) ILOG
14 5 (1.24%) Citrix
15 4 (0.99%) CA
15 4 (0.99%) Informatica
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