The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)
Rank 61 49 56
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing MDX 2 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 1.39% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% 5.23% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £190.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +660.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
207 172 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.53% 26.54% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 114 75
Average daily rate £375 £310 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £413 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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

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Top 27 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) DTS
5 2 (28.57%) ETL
5 2 (28.57%) OLAP
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (28.57%) PowerPivot
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
6 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
6 1 (14.29%) Data Transformation
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 1 (14.29%) VBScript
6 1 (14.29%) VB
6 1 (14.29%) VBA
6 1 (14.29%) Data Security
6 1 (14.29%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000

MDX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (28.57%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) DTS
3 2 (28.57%) OLAP
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) DBA
2 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Report Writer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server BI Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (14.29%) ETL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Data Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) MicroStrategy