The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft BizTalk Server
Rank 54 41 44
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 4 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 1.56% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.08% 8.70% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate £375 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £354 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.60% -11.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £53.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-57.00% +114.00%
Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
98 92 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.99% 17.97% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 45
Average daily rate £350 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £441 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.10 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £23.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
BizTalk Server
West Midlands

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 18 April 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 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
1 8 (72.73%) WCF
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) CRM
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (36.36%) jQuery
4 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) Clustering
5 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
5 3 (27.27%) SMTP
5 3 (27.27%) HTTP
5 3 (27.27%) JMS
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 1 (9.09%) ISEB
7 1 (9.09%) Scrum
7 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
7 1 (9.09%) SOA
7 1 (9.09%) UML
7 1 (9.09%) QA
7 1 (9.09%) Wiki
7 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint

BizTalk Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) SMTP
1 3 (27.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) BizTalk Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Lead Developer
3 4 (36.36%) CRM Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Author
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Author
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) WCF
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) jQuery
4 3 (27.27%) JMS
5 1 (9.09%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) CRM
1 4 (36.36%) MVC
1 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) UML
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft