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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Rank 596 582 598
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.009% 0.002%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.038% 0.024% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
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£538 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +21.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £525 -
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
21330 20480 21444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.75% 38.79% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13832 13055 12673
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £556 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 554 767
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 £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £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 30 September 2014.

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

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Top 8 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 30 September 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 -20 8 £538 +7.50% 1
London +17 7 £538 +13.15% 1
City of London - 4 £600 -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 16 (84.21%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (78.95%) SQL
3 14 (73.68%) PowerPivot
4 13 (68.42%) MDX
5 11 (57.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (52.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Power View
7 8 (42.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (42.11%) T-SQL
7 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
8 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
8 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
10 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
10 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (26.32%) Marketing
11 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (21.05%) Finance
11 4 (21.05%) ETL
12 3 (15.79%) OLAP
12 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (15.79%) PerformancePoint
12 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (10.53%) Kimball Methodology
13 2 (10.53%) Analytics
13 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (10.53%) Direct Marketing
13 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
13 2 (10.53%) Advertising
13 2 (10.53%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (73.68%) PowerPivot
2 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (52.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Power View
3 8 (42.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
4 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (15.79%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (15.79%) OLAP
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
9 1 (5.26%) Data Mart
9 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (5.26%) DTS
9 1 (5.26%) OLTP
9 1 (5.26%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) Toad
General
1 5 (26.32%) Marketing
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Advertising
3 2 (10.53%) Multimedia
3 2 (10.53%) Billing
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Business Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) MI Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Information Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) MDX
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (21.05%) ETL
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Direct Marketing
4 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (10.53%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (10.53%) Line Management
5 1 (5.26%) Master Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Information Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Web Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) ERP
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.53%) C
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle