The first table below looks at the demand for MDX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MDX over the 3 months to 11 July 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Birmingham region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)
Rank 57 50 57
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing MDX 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.59% 0.87% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.35% 3.60% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +30.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £393 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £400 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.73
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
170 139 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.89% 24.26% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 81 86
Average daily rate £344 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +386.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
MDX
West Midlands

MDX
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MDX across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

MDX Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MDX
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MDX across the Birmingham region.

MDX Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

MDX
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing MDX 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 MDX.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (66.67%) ETL
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (33.33%) Data Security
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) DTS
4 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (33.33%) VB
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Data Transformation
4 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) PowerPivot
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (16.67%) OLAP
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) SLA
5 1 (16.67%) Law

MDX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing MDX 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 MDX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) PowerPivot
2 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (33.33%) DTS
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (16.67%) OLAP
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Report Writer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server BI Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ETL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 2 (33.33%) Data Security
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Change Data Capture
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
2 2 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA