The table below looks at the statistics for MDX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MDX over the 3 months to 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)
Rank 562 478 440
Rank change year-on-year
-84 -38
Contract jobs citing MDX 96 153 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 1.02% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 113 122
Average daily rate £380 £400 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -47.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15413 14955 14841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.78% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10766 9686 9710
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 202 204
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

MDX
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MDX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MDX
Daily Rate Trend

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

MDX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MDX
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MDX within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

MDX Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MDX
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MDX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MDX
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MDX within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -74 95 £380 -5.00% 33
London -49 41 £500 +17.64% 18
South East -33 13 £375 +10.29% 3
Leeds +1 12 £366 -2.33% 1
Yorkshire +1 12 £366 +2.80% 1
West Yorkshire 0 12 £366 +2.80% 1
West Midlands +1 11 £381 -10.29% 2
North East - 7 £380 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 £380 -
Oxfordshire +10 6 £438 +25.00% 1
Birmingham +2 6 £375 -11.76%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £380 -
South West +9 5 £331 +0.37% 1
City of London +9 4 £500 +11.11% 9
Hampshire +3 4 £375 -14.28%
East of England +4 2 £369 -15.71% 1
Bristol -3 2 £325 -1.51% 1
Kent -27 2 £375 +22.44%
Devon - 2 £350 -
East Midlands - 2 £260 - 4
Solihull - 2 £418 -
Southampton +15 1 - -
Winchester -4 1 £550 +10.00%
Manchester -10 1 £350 -12.50% 1
Coventry -10 1 £388 +21.09% 1
North West -11 1 £350 -12.50% 2
West Sussex -23 1 £338 -0.73%
Derbyshire - 1 £146 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £375 - 3
Oxford - 1 £450 -

MDX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 200 (83.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 199 (83.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 182 (76.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 182 (76.15%) Business Intelligence
4 168 (70.29%) SQL Server
5 145 (60.67%) SQL
6 116 (48.54%) Microsoft
6 116 (48.54%) Data Warehouse
7 94 (39.33%) T-SQL
8 73 (30.54%) ETL
9 63 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
10 56 (23.43%) Finance
11 48 (20.08%) C#
12 46 (19.25%) OLAP
13 42 (17.57%) SQL Server 2008
14 41 (17.15%) SQL Server 2012
15 39 (16.32%) MS Excel
15 39 (16.32%) .NET
16 33 (13.81%) Power BI
17 28 (11.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 27 (11.30%) Data Modelling
19 26 (10.88%) Advertising
19 26 (10.88%) Team Foundation Server
20 23 (9.62%) Tableau
21 22 (9.21%) Banking
21 22 (9.21%) Oracle
22 20 (8.37%) MS Access
22 20 (8.37%) Kimball Methodology
23 18 (7.53%) PerformancePoint
24 17 (7.11%) PowerPivot

MDX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 16 (6.69%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.51%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (2.51%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.42%) IIS
4 1 (0.42%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.42%) SAS
4 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (16.32%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.42%) Kerberos
1 1 (0.42%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (83.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 199 (83.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 182 (76.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 168 (70.29%) SQL Server
5 116 (48.54%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (19.25%) OLAP
7 42 (17.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 41 (17.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 33 (13.81%) Power BI
10 28 (11.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 20 (8.37%) MS Access
12 18 (7.53%) PerformancePoint
13 17 (7.11%) PowerPivot
14 16 (6.69%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (6.28%) OLAP Cube
15 15 (6.28%) QlikView
16 13 (5.44%) Relational Database
16 13 (5.44%) SQL Server 2014
17 10 (4.18%) Big Data
17 10 (4.18%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 26 (10.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.09%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.67%) JIRA
3 4 (1.67%) JUnit
4 2 (0.84%) Maven
4 2 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 56 (23.43%) Finance
2 26 (10.88%) Advertising
3 22 (9.21%) Banking
4 8 (3.35%) Front Office
5 5 (2.09%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.09%) Legal
5 5 (2.09%) Retail
6 2 (0.84%) Back Office
6 2 (0.84%) Marketing
6 2 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.42%) Billing
7 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.42%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 208 (87.03%) Developer
2 138 (57.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 80 (33.47%) SSIS Developer
4 73 (30.54%) SSAS Developer
5 69 (28.87%) SQL Developer
6 68 (28.45%) Business Developer
7 63 (26.36%) SSRS Developer
8 49 (20.50%) SQL BI Developer
9 33 (13.81%) SQL Server Developer
10 28 (11.72%) T-SQL Developer
11 26 (10.88%) SQL Server BI Developer
12 20 (8.37%) Senior Developer
13 15 (6.28%) Architect
14 13 (5.44%) C# Developer
14 13 (5.44%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 13 (5.44%) ETL Developer
14 13 (5.44%) Microsoft BI Developer
15 12 (5.02%) Microsoft Developer
16 11 (4.60%) Java Developer
17 10 (4.18%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (16.32%) .NET
2 11 (4.60%) WPF
3 10 (4.18%) Web Services
3 10 (4.18%) WinForms
4 6 (2.51%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.51%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.51%) HTML
4 6 (2.51%) REST
5 5 (2.09%) HTML5
5 5 (2.09%) Spring.NET
5 5 (2.09%) Task Parallel Library
5 5 (2.09%) Unity DI Container
5 5 (2.09%) WCF
6 4 (1.67%) Java Concurrency
6 4 (1.67%) Middleware
7 3 (1.26%) XML
8 2 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.84%) D3.js
8 2 (0.84%) Spring
9 1 (0.42%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.69%) Data Integration
2 13 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.60%) Visualisation
4 9 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.93%) Derivative
5 7 (2.93%) NHS
6 6 (2.51%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.51%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (2.09%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.09%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.67%) Reinsurance
8 4 (1.67%) User Experience
9 3 (1.26%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.26%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.84%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.42%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.42%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.18%) Windows
2 4 (1.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.26%) Unix
4 1 (0.42%) Linux
4 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (76.15%) Business Intelligence
2 73 (30.54%) ETL
3 63 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (11.30%) Data Modelling
5 20 (8.37%) Kimball Methodology
6 16 (6.69%) ETL Development
6 16 (6.69%) Web Development
7 15 (6.28%) Risk Management
8 13 (5.44%) Low Latency
8 13 (5.44%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (5.02%) Automated Testing
9 12 (5.02%) Data Management
9 12 (5.02%) Dimensional Modelling
9 12 (5.02%) Multithreading
9 12 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (4.60%) Analytics
11 10 (4.18%) TDD
12 9 (3.77%) Data Visualisation
12 9 (3.77%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (3.77%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 145 (60.67%) SQL
2 94 (39.33%) T-SQL
3 48 (20.08%) C#
4 17 (7.11%) Java
5 14 (5.86%) VBA
6 12 (5.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 9 (3.77%) VB
8 8 (3.35%) VB.NET
8 8 (3.35%) VBScript
9 6 (2.51%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.26%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.84%) X++
12 1 (0.42%) ABAP
12 1 (0.42%) C
12 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (4.18%) Degree
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.42%) MCSE
3 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.93%) Solvency II
2 6 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.67%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 116 (48.54%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.62%) Tableau
3 22 (9.21%) Oracle
4 7 (2.93%) Cognos
5 5 (2.09%) Sybase
6 3 (1.26%) Teradata
7 2 (0.84%) Cadence
7 2 (0.84%) Citrix
7 2 (0.84%) MapR
7 2 (0.84%) SAP
8 1 (0.42%) Netezza
8 1 (0.42%) Trillium
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