The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 29 March 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 51 42
Rank change year-on-year -2 -9  
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 4 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.64% 1.03% 2.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.88% 6.86% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 8
Median daily rate £325 £400 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -3.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £360 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £450 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -5.51% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 - -

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 advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 82 102 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.14% 14.98% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 51 79
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £11.50 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.60% -3.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

BizTalk Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

BizTalk Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BizTalk Server in Birmingham

BizTalk Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BizTalk Server in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BizTalk Server in Birmingham

BizTalk Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BizTalk Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for BizTalk Server.

1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (66.67%) CRM
3 10 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 10 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (66.67%) Business Development
4 9 (60.00%) Public Cloud
4 9 (60.00%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (60.00%) Manufacturing
5 5 (33.33%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (13.33%) C#
8 2 (13.33%) XML
9 1 (6.67%) XSLT
9 1 (6.67%) ITIL
9 1 (6.67%) Windows
9 1 (6.67%) OOP
9 1 (6.67%) OO
9 1 (6.67%) LDAP
9 1 (6.67%) Java
9 1 (6.67%) SQL
9 1 (6.67%) Sybase
9 1 (6.67%) EDI
9 1 (6.67%) ERP
9 1 (6.67%) XML Schema

BizTalk Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 10 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (60.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
1 1 (6.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 9 (60.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Architect
2 9 (60.00%) Dynamics AX Architect
3 6 (40.00%) Developer
4 4 (26.67%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) EDI
3 1 (6.67%) EDIFACT
3 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) XML Schema
3 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Business Development
2 10 (66.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Data Management
3 1 (6.67%) ERP
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Kanban
3 1 (6.67%) Master Data Management
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) OO
3 1 (6.67%) OOP
3 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.67%) Release Management
3 1 (6.67%) Scrum
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) SOLID
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) JD Edwards
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Sybase