The table below looks at the statistics for BizTalk Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BizTalk Server over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft BizTalk Server
Rank 47 55 44
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 16 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.12% 0.76% 2.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.19% 4.24% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 12
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£350 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.49
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
157 118 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.77% 17.91% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 91 69
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £420 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -51.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

BizTalk Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BizTalk Server across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

BizTalk Server Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

BizTalk Server
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

BizTalk Server Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

BizTalk Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

BizTalk Server Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

BizTalk Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing BizTalk Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BizTalk Server.

1 14 (73.68%) C#
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (63.16%) .NET
3 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET
4 9 (47.37%) WCF
5 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (36.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (36.84%) CRM
5 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
5 7 (36.84%) XML
5 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) Web Services
6 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (21.05%) OO
8 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
8 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (10.53%) HTML5
9 2 (10.53%) HTML
9 2 (10.53%) IIS
9 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
9 2 (10.53%) OOP
9 2 (10.53%) OOD
9 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification

BizTalk Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing BizTalk Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BizTalk Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (26.32%) CRM Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Lead Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET
3 9 (47.37%) WCF
4 7 (36.84%) XML
5 5 (26.32%) Web Services
6 2 (10.53%) HTML5
6 2 (10.53%) HTML
6 2 (10.53%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) CRM
2 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
3 4 (21.05%) OO
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.53%) OOP
5 2 (10.53%) OOD
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com