The table below looks at the statistics for MDX skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MDX over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)
Rank 153 162 165
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing MDX 4 39 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.70% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 2.32% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 31 34
Average daily rate £500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £350 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -47.94%
MDX
London

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 City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1132 1680 1850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.43% 29.98% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 1334 1408
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.72 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% -51.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £17.65 £37.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.94 £60.00 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

MDX
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MDX Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MDX
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MDX Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MDX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 34 (94.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 31 (86.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (80.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (77.78%) SQL Server
5 26 (72.22%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (55.56%) Finance
7 18 (50.00%) C#
7 18 (50.00%) MS Access
8 16 (44.44%) SQL
9 15 (41.67%) PerformancePoint
10 13 (36.11%) Web Development
11 12 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
12 8 (22.22%) OLAP
12 8 (22.22%) Degree
13 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
13 6 (16.67%) ETL
14 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (11.11%) Solvency II
15 4 (11.11%) Tableau
15 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
15 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
16 3 (8.33%) .NET
16 3 (8.33%) Data Modelling
16 3 (8.33%) SOA
16 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
16 3 (8.33%) Front Office
16 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
16 3 (8.33%) QlikView

MDX
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (94.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 31 (86.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (80.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (77.78%) SQL Server
5 18 (50.00%) MS Access
6 15 (41.67%) PerformancePoint
7 12 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (22.22%) OLAP
9 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (8.33%) QlikView
10 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (5.56%) Data Mart
11 2 (5.56%) Power BI
11 2 (5.56%) PowerPivot
11 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Power View
12 1 (2.78%) ProClarity
12 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JUnit
1 1 (2.78%) Maven
General
1 20 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Front Office
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (86.11%) Developer
2 16 (44.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 15 (41.67%) SSAS Developer
4 14 (38.89%) SSIS Developer
5 10 (27.78%) Business Developer
5 10 (27.78%) Senior Developer
6 5 (13.89%) SQL BI Developer
6 5 (13.89%) SQL Developer
7 4 (11.11%) SSRS Developer
8 3 (8.33%) Analyst
8 3 (8.33%) Architect
8 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 3 (8.33%) Software Developer
9 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
9 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
10 1 (2.78%) Administrator
10 1 (2.78%) Analyst Developer
10 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
10 1 (2.78%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) WPF
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.78%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (2.78%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) Spring
3 1 (2.78%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.78%) Derivative
4 1 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.78%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (36.11%) Web Development
3 6 (16.67%) ETL
4 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) SOA
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (5.56%) Migration
6 2 (5.56%) TDD
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.78%) Dashboard Development
7 1 (2.78%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.78%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (2.78%) ETL Development
7 1 (2.78%) Line Management
7 1 (2.78%) Low Latency
7 1 (2.78%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) C#
2 16 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Tableau
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle