The table below looks at the statistics for MDX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MDX over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)
Rank 93 87 73
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Contract jobs citing MDX 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.76% 0.72% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £220 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £204 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £384 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 -
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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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
394 416 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.17% 29.34% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 258 155
Average daily rate £343 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £135.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.22% +500.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £135.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £135.00 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

MDX
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

MDX Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MDX
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MDX Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

MDX
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MDX across the Manchester region.

MDX Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

MDX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) PowerPivot
5 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
5 2 (28.57%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (28.57%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (28.57%) QlikView
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Cognos
5 2 (28.57%) ERwin
5 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
6 1 (14.29%) ETL
6 1 (14.29%) Kerberos
6 1 (14.29%) OLAP
6 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (14.29%) Tableau
6 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
6 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (14.29%) PowerShell

MDX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) PowerPivot
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) QlikView
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) ERwin
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Business Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) Dimensional Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Cognos
3 1 (14.29%) Tableau