The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE)
Rank 586 543 -
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -
Contract jobs citing MSDE 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.008% 0.010% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12193 10309 11983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.66% 21.60% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7667 6285 6801
Average daily rate £388 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 199 252
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £15.14 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%

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 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSDE within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1

MSDE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Physics
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Gradle
2 1 (50.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

MSDE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) Gradle
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (50.00%) Ant
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Support Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Physics
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Management
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Database Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Software Distribution
1 1 (50.00%) Dependency Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix