The table below looks at the statistics for MSDE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSDE over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE)
Rank - - 578
Contract jobs citing MSDE 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.002%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - - 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11440 11053 11185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.24% 21.82% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7707 7170 6776
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 164 225
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £13.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £47.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

MSDE
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSDE within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

MSDE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MSDE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSDE within the UK.

MSDE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MSDE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSDE within the UK.

MSDE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MSDE
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MSDE 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 MSDE.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Ant
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) Physics
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Release Management
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) High Availability
1 2 (100.00%) Build Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Gradle
1 2 (100.00%) Software Distribution
1 2 (100.00%) Dependency Management
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) Issue Tracking

MSDE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MSDE 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 MSDE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Ant
1 2 (100.00%) Gradle
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Applications Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Build Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Dependency Management
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) High Availability
1 2 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Release Management
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) Software Distribution
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python