The table below looks at the statistics for BizTalk Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BizTalk Server over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft BizTalk Server
Rank 125 74 108
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +34
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 12 49 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 1.83% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.23% 8.93% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 31 7
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £325 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £488 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-40.62% +39.13%
BizTalk Server
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
538 549 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.60% 20.50% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 323 198
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £220 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 27
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.85 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.59% -0.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £36.60 £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +12.13%

BizTalk Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

BizTalk Server Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

BizTalk Server
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

BizTalk Server Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BizTalk Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BizTalk Server across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

BizTalk Server Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

BizTalk Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

BizTalk Server Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BizTalk Server
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BizTalk Server within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 3 £375 -13.79% 6
Coventry -21 2 £356 -16.17%
Worcestershire -3 1 £650 +85.71%
Shropshire - 1 - - 4
BizTalk Server
England

BizTalk Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 28 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (34.00%) .NET
3 16 (32.00%) C#
4 15 (30.00%) SQL
5 13 (26.00%) XML
6 12 (24.00%) Web Services
6 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
7 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (18.00%) SOAP
9 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (14.00%) CRM
10 7 (14.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (14.00%) Scrum
11 6 (12.00%) TDD
11 6 (12.00%) SOA
11 6 (12.00%) Data Protection
12 5 (10.00%) WCF
12 5 (10.00%) REST
12 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
12 5 (10.00%) Project Management
12 5 (10.00%) Windows
12 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
12 5 (10.00%) EDI
12 5 (10.00%) ERP
12 5 (10.00%) EAI
12 5 (10.00%) Oracle
12 5 (10.00%) HTML
12 5 (10.00%) XPath
13 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005

BizTalk Server
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.00%) FileNet
3 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.00%) Apache
4 1 (2.00%) Documentum
4 1 (2.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.00%) Exstream
3 1 (2.00%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Yammer
3 1 (2.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.00%) PaaS
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) DHCP
1 1 (2.00%) DNS
1 1 (2.00%) Intranet
1 1 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.00%) DTS
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.00%) DB2
5 1 (2.00%) QlikView
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.00%) Subversion
2 1 (2.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
1 3 (6.00%) Retail
2 2 (4.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Developer
2 16 (32.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Consultant
4 7 (14.00%) Architect
4 7 (14.00%) BizTalk Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Support Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Applications Support
7 4 (8.00%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) BizTalk Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Applications Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Applications Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Applications Support Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Architect
8 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Specialist
8 3 (6.00%) Support Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) CRM Technical Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.00%) .NET
2 13 (26.00%) XML
3 12 (24.00%) Web Services
4 9 (18.00%) SOAP
5 5 (10.00%) EDI
5 5 (10.00%) HTML
5 5 (10.00%) REST
5 5 (10.00%) WCF
6 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (8.00%) HTML5
7 2 (4.00%) COM
8 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.00%) ADO.NET
8 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.00%) CSS
8 1 (2.00%) LINQ
8 1 (2.00%) Middleware
8 1 (2.00%) WinForms
8 1 (2.00%) XSL
8 1 (2.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) FMCG
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.00%) CRM
2 7 (14.00%) Scrum
3 6 (12.00%) Data Protection
3 6 (12.00%) SOA
3 6 (12.00%) TDD
4 5 (10.00%) EAI
4 5 (10.00%) ERP
4 5 (10.00%) Project Management
5 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Migration
5 4 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (8.00%) Service Management
6 3 (6.00%) Analytics
6 3 (6.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) C#
2 15 (30.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) XPath
4 4 (8.00%) Java
4 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.00%) VB
5 2 (4.00%) X++
6 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) Data Quality
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) IBM
3 3 (6.00%) Infor
3 3 (6.00%) SAP
4 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) Amdocs
5 1 (2.00%) EMC
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) Talend
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