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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE)
Rank - - 587
Contract jobs citing MSDE 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.007%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - - 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £250
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
12018 11544 12124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 21.91% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7443 7141 7010
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 199 306
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £27.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Database Tuning

MSDE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (100.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Database Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware