Period
to 18 October 2017

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 6 months to 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 609 450 386
Rank change year-on-year -159 -64 -18
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 254 525 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.49% 0.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.53% 2.65% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 378 499
UK median daily rate £425 £431 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.39% +4.48% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £538 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £411
% change year-on-year -3.03% +0.30% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -3.03% -41.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year +4.17% -3.03% -

BizTalk Server is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 16617 19816 20256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.72% 18.60% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10853 12975 12767
UK median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 517 634
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.35 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +9.11% +8.57%

BizTalk Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BizTalk Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 October 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 15 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 6 months to 18 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -168 225 £435 +0.93% 36
UK excluding London -144 158 £400 -3.03% 23
London -46 91 £475 +5.56% 15
South East -50 54 £425 +3.03% 12
North of England +16 35 £400 -5.88% 5
North West +17 22 £375 -15.49% 4
Midlands -10 22 £450 -5.26% 2
East of England -39 20 £380 +8.57% 1
Wales - 19 £375 - 1
West Midlands +2 13 £469 +4.17% 1
North East +63 9 £400 +21.21% 1
East Midlands +8 9 £354 -32.62% 1
Scotland +2 5 £438 +9.38% 1
Yorkshire -5 4 £350 +55.56%
South West -31 3 £353 -20.79% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 128 (50.39%) Microsoft
2 113 (44.49%) .NET
3 111 (43.70%) SQL Server
4 81 (31.89%) C#
5 75 (29.53%) SQL
6 59 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (22.83%) SharePoint
8 57 (22.44%) Windows
9 54 (21.26%) CRM
10 49 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 46 (18.11%) XML
12 43 (16.93%) SOAP
12 43 (16.93%) Dynamics CRM
13 40 (15.75%) ITIL
14 39 (15.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 38 (14.96%) WCF
16 37 (14.57%) Web Services
17 36 (14.17%) Team Foundation Server
18 33 (12.99%) Finance
18 33 (12.99%) Migration
18 33 (12.99%) VMware
18 33 (12.99%) Visual Studio
19 30 (11.81%) Oracle
19 30 (11.81%) Microsoft Office
20 29 (11.42%) PowerShell
21 28 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
22 27 (10.63%) Workflow
22 27 (10.63%) MVC
23 26 (10.24%) XSLT
24 25 (9.84%) IIS

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 58 (22.83%) SharePoint
2 25 (9.84%) IIS
3 20 (7.87%) WebSphere
4 16 (6.30%) JCAPS
5 14 (5.51%) Apache
6 13 (5.12%) JBoss
6 13 (5.12%) MQSeries
6 13 (5.12%) MS Exchange
6 13 (5.12%) SharePoint Server
6 13 (5.12%) Tomcat
7 12 (4.72%) CMS
7 12 (4.72%) OpenStack
8 11 (4.33%) iPlanet
8 11 (4.33%) Oracle Application Server
8 11 (4.33%) Skype for Business
8 11 (4.33%) WebLogic
8 11 (4.33%) WebLogic Portal
9 6 (2.36%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (11.81%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (6.69%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (3.94%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 43 (16.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (7.48%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (4.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 8 (3.15%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (2.76%) SimCorp Dimension
6 5 (1.97%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.87%) Dynamics 365
3 10 (3.94%) Office 365
4 9 (3.54%) Yammer
5 8 (3.15%) PaaS
6 7 (2.76%) IaaS
7 6 (2.36%) GitHub
8 4 (1.57%) SaaS
9 3 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.79%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.69%) SAN
2 14 (5.51%) LDAP
2 14 (5.51%) NAS
2 14 (5.51%) TCP/IP
3 13 (5.12%) Firewall
4 8 (3.15%) DNS
4 8 (3.15%) WAN
5 6 (2.36%) FCoE
5 6 (2.36%) iSCSI
6 5 (1.97%) HTTP
6 5 (1.97%) Internet
7 3 (1.18%) FTP
7 3 (1.18%) Intranet
7 3 (1.18%) Skype
7 3 (1.18%) SMTP
7 3 (1.18%) VLAN
8 2 (0.79%) ATM
8 2 (0.79%) CTI
8 2 (0.79%) DHCP
8 2 (0.79%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (43.70%) SQL Server
2 39 (15.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (7.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (5.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (3.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.97%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.57%) MySQL
9 4 (1.57%) Power BI
9 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.18%) Redis
10 3 (1.18%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.79%) DB2
11 2 (0.79%) HDInsight
11 2 (0.79%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 36 (14.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (12.99%) Visual Studio
3 17 (6.69%) SoapUI
4 11 (4.33%) MorphX
5 10 (3.94%) TeamCity
6 9 (3.54%) MSBuild
6 9 (3.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (3.15%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.36%) NuGet
8 6 (2.36%) Selenium
9 5 (1.97%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.97%) JIRA
9 5 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (1.57%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.18%) Ant
11 3 (1.18%) Gradle
11 3 (1.18%) gulp
11 3 (1.18%) Maven
11 3 (1.18%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (0.79%) XMLSpy
General
1 33 (12.99%) Finance
2 17 (6.69%) Banking
3 12 (4.72%) Advertising
3 12 (4.72%) Retail
4 8 (3.15%) General Ledger
5 6 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.79%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Local Government
8 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 99 (38.98%) Developer
2 42 (16.54%) BizTalk Developer
3 36 (14.17%) Consultant
4 32 (12.60%) .NET Developer
5 26 (10.24%) Analyst
6 25 (9.84%) Architect
7 24 (9.45%) C# Developer
8 13 (5.12%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (4.33%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.33%) SQL Developer
10 10 (3.94%) C# WCF Developer
10 10 (3.94%) Integration Analyst
10 10 (3.94%) Test Analyst
10 10 (3.94%) WCF Developer
11 9 (3.54%) Lead Test Analyst
11 9 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.15%) Microsoft Consultant
12 8 (3.15%) TIBCO Developer
13 7 (2.76%) BizTalk Consultant
13 7 (2.76%) Dynamics AX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (44.49%) .NET
2 46 (18.11%) XML
3 43 (16.93%) SOAP
4 38 (14.96%) WCF
5 37 (14.57%) Web Services
6 26 (10.24%) XSLT
7 23 (9.06%) AngularJS
7 23 (9.06%) IBM Integration Bus
8 21 (8.27%) ASP.NET Web API
9 20 (7.87%) ASP.NET
9 20 (7.87%) Middleware
10 19 (7.48%) .NET Framework
11 17 (6.69%) REST
12 15 (5.91%) Entity Framework
13 14 (5.51%) HTML
13 14 (5.51%) J2EE
14 13 (5.12%) RabbitMQ
14 13 (5.12%) RESTful
15 12 (4.72%) CSS
16 11 (4.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.91%) Clustering
3 13 (5.12%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.76%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.76%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.76%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.36%) Grid Computing
7 5 (1.97%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.97%) NHS
8 3 (1.18%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.18%) iPad
8 3 (1.18%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.79%) Blog
9 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.79%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.79%) Replication
10 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 57 (22.44%) Windows
2 24 (9.45%) Windows Server
3 22 (8.66%) Linux
4 19 (7.48%) Unix
5 15 (5.91%) HPUX
6 14 (5.51%) Solaris
7 13 (5.12%) AIX
8 11 (4.33%) SUSE
9 3 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.79%) zOS
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (21.26%) CRM
3 40 (15.75%) ITIL
4 33 (12.99%) Migration
5 28 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (10.63%) MVC
6 27 (10.63%) Workflow
7 23 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (9.06%) Data Migration
8 22 (8.66%) Project Management
8 22 (8.66%) Release Management
9 21 (8.27%) Scrum
9 21 (8.27%) SOA
10 17 (6.69%) DevOps
11 16 (6.30%) Service Management
11 16 (6.30%) TDD
11 16 (6.30%) Waterfall
12 15 (5.91%) Service Delivery
13 14 (5.51%) Data Management
13 14 (5.51%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 81 (31.89%) C#
2 75 (29.53%) SQL
3 29 (11.42%) PowerShell
4 24 (9.45%) JavaScript
5 15 (5.91%) C++
5 15 (5.91%) T-SQL
6 11 (4.33%) Java
6 11 (4.33%) X++
7 8 (3.15%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.36%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.36%) C-shell
8 6 (2.36%) Korn
8 6 (2.36%) Perl
8 6 (2.36%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.18%) XPath
10 2 (0.79%) PHP
10 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.79%) VBA
10 2 (0.79%) XAML
11 1 (0.39%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (7.48%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.69%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.72%) Degree
5 11 (4.33%) ISTQB
6 9 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.18%) ISEB
8 2 (0.79%) MCSD
9 1 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.39%) MCSA
9 1 (0.39%) MCSE
9 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.48%) HL7
2 7 (2.76%) QA
3 3 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.18%) PMO
4 2 (0.79%) SLA
5 1 (0.39%) SEPA
System Software
1 21 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.09%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.72%) Hyper-V
3 12 (4.72%) KVM
3 12 (4.72%) Oracle RAC
3 12 (4.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (2.36%) Samba
5 3 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.39%) Docker
7 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (4.72%) OpenView
2 7 (2.76%) Ansible
2 7 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.76%) Puppet
3 4 (1.57%) Terraform
4 2 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.79%) SCCM
5 1 (0.39%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.39%) Salt
5 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 128 (50.39%) Microsoft
2 33 (12.99%) VMware
3 30 (11.81%) Oracle
4 24 (9.45%) IBM
5 17 (6.69%) Cisco
6 16 (6.30%) Fiorano
7 15 (5.91%) InterSystems
8 14 (5.51%) Red Hat
9 12 (4.72%) Cognos
9 12 (4.72%) HP
9 12 (4.72%) Opsware
9 12 (4.72%) PlateSpin
9 12 (4.72%) SAP
9 12 (4.72%) Sun
9 12 (4.72%) Veritas
10 11 (4.33%) F5
11 9 (3.54%) TIBCO
12 8 (3.15%) Sitecore
13 7 (2.76%) Charles River
13 7 (2.76%) SimCorp