The table below looks at the statistics for Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Rank 619 576 577
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +1
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) 10 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.046% 0.024% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Average daily rate
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£600 £363 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.51% +7.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £331 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21680 20490 20870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.20% 38.90% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14326 13135 12388
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 563 735
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.37 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) within the UK.

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 10 £600 +45.45% 2
London +17 6 £600 +45.45% 2
City of London +27 4 £600 +60.00%
South East - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) 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 Data Analysis Expressions (DAX).

1 19 (86.36%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (72.73%) MDX
3 15 (68.18%) SQL
4 14 (63.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (63.64%) PowerPivot
5 13 (59.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Power View
8 8 (36.36%) T-SQL
9 7 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
10 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
11 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
11 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (22.73%) Marketing
12 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (18.18%) Finance
12 4 (18.18%) ETL
12 4 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
13 3 (13.64%) OLAP
13 3 (13.64%) .NET
13 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (13.64%) PerformancePoint
13 3 (13.64%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
14 2 (9.09%) Analytics
14 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) 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 Data Analysis Expressions (DAX). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) PowerPivot
2 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 3 (13.64%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (59.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Power View
5 7 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (13.64%) OLAP
8 3 (13.64%) PerformancePoint
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
9 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (4.55%) DTS
10 1 (4.55%) OLTP
10 1 (4.55%) Star Schema
10 1 (4.55%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) Toad
General
1 5 (22.73%) Marketing
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Advertising
3 2 (9.09%) Multimedia
3 2 (9.09%) Billing
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Business Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Report Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) MI Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Information Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) MDX
2 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (18.18%) ETL
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Direct Marketing
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (9.09%) Analytics
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (9.09%) Line Management
5 1 (4.55%) Master Data Management
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.55%) Information Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Web Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) ERP
5 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle