The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 125 84
Rank change year-on-year +21 -41  
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 12 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.50% 1.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.36% 2.99% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 29
Median daily rate £438 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -15.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year +8.69% -7.07%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 357 502 428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.79% 16.83% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 320 242
Median daily rate £375 £397 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.54% +13.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 28
Median hourly rate £14.22 £12.00 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.45% -33.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.85 £13.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £24.00 £37.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

BizTalk Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

BizTalk Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BizTalk Server in the West Midlands

BizTalk Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BizTalk Server 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BizTalk Server within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +20 7 £456 +40.38% 3
Coventry +15 1 - -
BizTalk Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for BizTalk Server.

1 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
4 10 (47.62%) .NET
5 8 (38.10%) Finance
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (28.57%) Manufacturing
6 6 (28.57%) MVC
6 6 (28.57%) CRM
7 5 (23.81%) C#
7 5 (23.81%) SQL
7 5 (23.81%) Scrum
7 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
7 5 (23.81%) Entity Framework
8 4 (19.05%) REST
8 4 (19.05%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (19.05%) Business Development
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (19.05%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (19.05%) XML
8 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
8 4 (19.05%) Middleware
9 3 (14.29%) LDAP
9 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
9 3 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (14.29%) Web Application Development
9 3 (14.29%) Skype
9 3 (14.29%) PowerShell

BizTalk Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (19.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (19.05%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) LDAP
1 3 (14.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) BizTalk Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Leader
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
2 5 (23.81%) Entity Framework
3 4 (19.05%) Middleware
3 4 (19.05%) REST
3 4 (19.05%) XML
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (9.52%) CSS
5 2 (9.52%) jQuery
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.76%) EDI
6 1 (4.76%) EDIFACT
6 1 (4.76%) JSON
6 1 (4.76%) RESTful
6 1 (4.76%) SOAP
6 1 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
1 1 (4.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) CRM
2 6 (28.57%) MVC
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Business Development
5 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 3 (14.29%) Web Application Development
6 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.76%) ERP
7 1 (4.76%) ETL
7 1 (4.76%) OO
7 1 (4.76%) OOP
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) C#
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 3 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCOrch
2 1 (4.76%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (4.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Sybase