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 25 May 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
25 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 496 447 298
Rank change year-on-year -49 -149  
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 108 205 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.38% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.42% 2.13% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 151 288
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -6.86% +7.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year - -29.62%  

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 7631 9628 9625
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.73% 17.92% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4878 6378 5901
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £571 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 218 359
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.33 £19.81 £20.19
% change year-on-year +2.61% -1.84%  

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -56 103 £425 -5.55% 28
London +3 39 £450 -10.00% 5
East of England -19 18 £425 +13.33% 4
South East -15 16 £400 -5.49% 8
City of London -1 14 £425 -2.85% 1
West Midlands +25 11 £438 +22.80% 1
Birmingham +22 7 £456 +30.35% 1
North West +22 7 £363 - 7
Cambridgeshire +4 7 £491 +40.35% 2
Bedfordshire -1 7 £400 -31.91% 1
Berkshire +3 6 £425 -5.55% 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 - -
Bedford - 6 £388 - 1
Milton Keynes - 6 - -
Yorkshire +20 5 £388 -5.48% 1
East Midlands -12 4 £500 +66.66% 1
South Wales - 4 £350 -
Wales - 4 £350 - 1
Cardiff - 4 £350 -
Warrington +34 3 £431 +7.67% 1
Cheshire +31 3 £431 +7.67% 1
Manchester +5 3 £325 -26.76% 6
Northamptonshire -2 3 £500 -
Surrey -7 3 £350 -21.78% 3
South West -11 3 £425 -5.55% 1
Essex -12 3 £438 +20.68%
Huntingdon - 3 £495 - 1
West Yorkshire +27 2 £413 +0.60% 1
Reading +14 2 £475 +4.10% 1
Northampton 0 2 £500 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 180 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 170 (52.47%) Microsoft
3 129 (39.81%) .NET
4 123 (37.96%) CRM
5 110 (33.95%) Windows
6 107 (33.02%) SQL
7 101 (31.17%) C#
8 98 (30.25%) SharePoint
9 96 (29.63%) Finance
10 95 (29.32%) Dynamics CRM
11 93 (28.70%) Microsoft Azure
12 85 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
13 78 (24.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 76 (23.46%) IIS
15 68 (20.99%) Web Services
16 63 (19.44%) ITIL
17 59 (18.21%) XML
17 59 (18.21%) Oracle
18 56 (17.28%) Business Intelligence
19 54 (16.67%) Scrum
19 54 (16.67%) WCF
20 52 (16.05%) Team Foundation Server
20 52 (16.05%) SAP
21 48 (14.81%) Dynamics AX
22 47 (14.51%) ERP
23 42 (12.96%) WebSphere
24 41 (12.65%) Project Management
25 40 (12.35%) Waterfall
26 39 (12.04%) Salesforce.com
26 39 (12.04%) Analytical Skills

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 98 (30.25%) SharePoint
2 76 (23.46%) IIS
3 42 (12.96%) WebSphere
4 28 (8.64%) Skype for Business
5 20 (6.17%) JCAPS
6 11 (3.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.85%) CMS
8 5 (1.54%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 5 (1.54%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.23%) NServiceBus
9 4 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.93%) Confluence
10 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.93%) JBoss
10 3 (0.93%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.93%) SAS
11 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.62%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 95 (29.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (14.81%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.54%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (1.23%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (1.23%) Staffware
4 4 (1.23%) Unica
5 2 (0.62%) Maximo
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.31%) SAP CAR
6 1 (0.31%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.31%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 93 (28.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (10.19%) Office 365
3 31 (9.57%) IaaS
4 28 (8.64%) PaaS
5 22 (6.79%) Yammer
6 10 (3.09%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.54%) iPaaS
8 4 (1.23%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (1.23%) Boomi
9 3 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.62%) G Suite
10 2 (0.62%) SaaS
10 2 (0.62%) Veeva
11 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.94%) Firewall
2 15 (4.63%) DNS
3 10 (3.09%) FTP
3 10 (3.09%) Internet
4 6 (1.85%) LDAP
4 6 (1.85%) Skype
5 5 (1.54%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.54%) X.509
6 4 (1.23%) HTTP
6 4 (1.23%) SAN
7 3 (0.93%) WAN
8 2 (0.62%) ATM
8 2 (0.62%) SSL
9 1 (0.31%) SMTP
9 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 78 (24.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (11.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (10.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (3.40%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (2.47%) DB2
10 7 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.23%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.93%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.93%) MySQL
13 3 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (16.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (9.88%) JIRA
3 23 (7.10%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.85%) SoapUI
5 5 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.23%) MSBuild
6 4 (1.23%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.93%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.93%) Selenium
7 3 (0.93%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.62%) NUnit
8 2 (0.62%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.31%) Moq
9 1 (0.31%) MorphX
9 1 (0.31%) MSTest
9 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
General
1 96 (29.63%) Finance
2 34 (10.49%) Retail
3 20 (6.17%) Banking
4 7 (2.16%) Advertising
5 5 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.23%) Law
7 2 (0.62%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.62%) Local Government
7 2 (0.62%) Marketing
7 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
8 1 (0.31%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 123 (37.96%) Developer
2 46 (14.20%) BizTalk Developer
3 44 (13.58%) Architect
3 44 (13.58%) Consultant
4 35 (10.80%) Microsoft Developer
5 30 (9.26%) Analyst
6 28 (8.64%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 27 (8.33%) .NET Developer
8 24 (7.41%) Project Manager
9 21 (6.48%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (5.86%) Microsoft Consultant
11 17 (5.25%) Applications Support
11 17 (5.25%) CRM Consultant
11 17 (5.25%) Technical Architect
12 14 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
13 13 (4.01%) Support Analyst
14 12 (3.70%) CRM Developer
14 12 (3.70%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
15 11 (3.40%) CRM Architect
15 11 (3.40%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (39.81%) .NET
2 68 (20.99%) Web Services
3 59 (18.21%) XML
4 54 (16.67%) WCF
5 33 (10.19%) SOAP
6 30 (9.26%) Middleware
7 29 (8.95%) COM
7 29 (8.95%) IBM Integration Bus
8 22 (6.79%) REST
9 21 (6.48%) XSLT
10 18 (5.56%) .NET Framework
11 12 (3.70%) ASP.NET
11 12 (3.70%) JSON
12 10 (3.09%) CSS
12 10 (3.09%) HTML
13 9 (2.78%) EDI
13 9 (2.78%) Entity Framework
14 7 (2.16%) jQuery
14 7 (2.16%) WebSphere MQ
15 6 (1.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.40%) SWIFT
3 9 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.47%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.16%) Life Science
6 6 (1.85%) NHS
7 5 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.54%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.23%) Clustering
8 4 (1.23%) Replication
9 3 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.93%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.93%) SCADA
9 3 (0.93%) Social Media
10 2 (0.62%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.62%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.62%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 110 (33.95%) Windows
2 37 (11.42%) Windows Server
3 23 (7.10%) Unix
4 17 (5.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.01%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.85%) Linux
9 5 (1.54%) zOS
10 2 (0.62%) Android
10 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.62%) Solaris
10 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (37.96%) CRM
2 85 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (19.44%) ITIL
4 56 (17.28%) Business Intelligence
5 54 (16.67%) Scrum
6 47 (14.51%) ERP
7 41 (12.65%) Project Management
8 40 (12.35%) Waterfall
9 36 (11.11%) TDD
10 31 (9.57%) PRINCE2
11 30 (9.26%) Logistics
11 30 (9.26%) Migration
12 28 (8.64%) SOA
12 28 (8.64%) TOGAF
13 27 (8.33%) Document Management
14 25 (7.72%) Business Analysis
14 25 (7.72%) Data Management
15 24 (7.41%) Release Management
16 22 (6.79%) Case Management
16 22 (6.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 107 (33.02%) SQL
2 101 (31.17%) C#
3 26 (8.02%) Java
4 21 (6.48%) T-SQL
5 16 (4.94%) JavaScript
6 15 (4.63%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.47%) C++
8 6 (1.85%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.54%) PHP
10 3 (0.93%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.62%) X++
12 1 (0.31%) ABAP
12 1 (0.31%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.31%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.31%) C
12 1 (0.31%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.31%) Tcl
12 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (6.79%) Degree
2 17 (5.25%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.78%) ISEB
5 7 (2.16%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.85%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.85%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.85%) PMP
7 5 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.54%) MAPM
7 5 (1.54%) MCDBA
8 4 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.93%) APMG
9 3 (0.93%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.93%) MCP
9 3 (0.93%) MCSE
10 2 (0.62%) MCSD
10 2 (0.62%) OCP
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.48%) HL7
2 9 (2.78%) SEPA
3 5 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.93%) QA
4 3 (0.93%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.62%) GDPR
5 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) GxP
6 1 (0.31%) PMO
6 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (8.95%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (4.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.23%) XenApp
7 3 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.93%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.85%) SCOM
2 4 (1.23%) SCCM
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.93%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.62%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.62%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.62%) Puppet
5 1 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.31%) OpenView
Vendors
1 170 (52.47%) Microsoft
2 59 (18.21%) Oracle
3 52 (16.05%) SAP
4 39 (12.04%) Salesforce.com
5 37 (11.42%) IBM
6 27 (8.33%) VMware
7 22 (6.79%) Fiorano
7 22 (6.79%) Infor
8 20 (6.17%) InterSystems
9 11 (3.40%) Avaya
10 10 (3.09%) Epicor
11 9 (2.78%) MuleSoft
12 7 (2.16%) Adobe
12 7 (2.16%) Citrix
13 6 (1.85%) Dell
14 4 (1.23%) Apigee
14 4 (1.23%) Atlassian
14 4 (1.23%) CA
14 4 (1.23%) Informatica
14 4 (1.23%) SnapLogic
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