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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)
Rank 437 455 360
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -95
Contract jobs citing MDX 188 146 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.27% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.21% 0.96% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 117 170
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £33.50 - £23.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 - £141.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - £190.00

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
15578 15189 14479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.79% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10499 9744 9186
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 222 282
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.23 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -2.85%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 +23 179 £400 -11.11% 59
London +12 104 £494 -1.25% 33
City of London -5 45 £500 - 14
South East -7 30 £375 +31.57% 11
Yorkshire -22 11 £340 +8.80% 6
South West +6 10 £375 - 1
East of England -8 10 £350 -12.50%
Oxfordshire -9 10 £400 - 1
Berkshire +6 9 £329 +22.89% 4
Oxford -9 9 £400 -
Bristol - 9 £375 - 1
Leeds -17 8 £340 +8.80% 4
West Yorkshire -22 8 £340 +8.80% 5
North West - 8 £302 - 1
West Midlands +1 6 £345 +15.00% 5
Slough - 6 £329 - 3
Scotland +3 5 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -1 5 £325 +20.37%
Cheshire - 5 £340 - 1
Essex - 5 £350 -
Surrey -4 4 £313 -10.07% 4
Chelmsford - 4 £350 -
Milton Keynes 0 3 £388 +43.51%
Ipswich 0 3 £388 -3.12%
Suffolk -1 3 £388 -3.12%
Wales -2 3 - -
Birmingham -4 3 £345 +20.00% 4
West Wales - 3 - -
Swansea - 3 - -
South Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 1

MDX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 290 (83.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 276 (79.54%) Business Intelligence
3 272 (78.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 269 (77.52%) SQL
5 254 (73.20%) SQL Server
6 242 (69.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 181 (52.16%) Data Warehouse
8 157 (45.24%) T-SQL
9 136 (39.19%) Microsoft
10 111 (31.99%) ETL
11 106 (30.55%) OLAP
12 96 (27.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 85 (24.50%) Finance
14 83 (23.92%) SharePoint
15 81 (23.34%) .NET
16 76 (21.90%) Agile Software Development
17 71 (20.46%) C#
18 65 (18.73%) SQL Server 2008
19 61 (17.58%) Team Foundation Server
20 60 (17.29%) Kimball Methodology
21 59 (17.00%) Data Modelling
22 58 (16.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
23 57 (16.43%) MS Excel
24 44 (12.68%) PowerPivot
25 38 (10.95%) Banking
26 37 (10.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
27 35 (10.09%) Visual Studio
28 33 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
29 32 (9.22%) Performance Tuning
30 27 (7.78%) Tableau

MDX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 83 (23.92%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.86%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.29%) SAS
5 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.29%) JBoss
5 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 57 (16.43%) MS Excel
2 44 (12.68%) PowerPivot
3 3 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.58%) Adaptiv
3 2 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.15%) SAN
2 1 (0.29%) LDAP
2 1 (0.29%) HTTP
2 1 (0.29%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (83.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 272 (78.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 254 (73.20%) SQL Server
4 242 (69.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 181 (52.16%) Data Warehouse
6 106 (30.55%) OLAP
7 96 (27.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 65 (18.73%) SQL Server 2008
9 58 (16.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 27 (7.78%) OLAP Cube
11 24 (6.92%) Microsoft Power View
12 23 (6.63%) Relational Database
12 23 (6.63%) PerformancePoint
12 23 (6.63%) QlikView
13 18 (5.19%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (2.88%) Data Mining
16 9 (2.59%) SSDT
17 8 (2.31%) Data Mart
17 8 (2.31%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 61 (17.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (10.09%) Visual Studio
3 10 (2.88%) JUnit
4 5 (1.44%) ERwin
5 4 (1.15%) Maven
6 3 (0.86%) JIRA
7 2 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.58%) Subversion
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
General
1 85 (24.50%) Finance
2 38 (10.95%) Banking
3 26 (7.49%) Investment Banking
4 22 (6.34%) Advertising
5 18 (5.19%) Retail
6 11 (3.17%) Legal
7 10 (2.88%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.59%) Marketing
9 5 (1.44%) Front Office
10 2 (0.58%) Law
10 2 (0.58%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 287 (82.71%) Developer
2 178 (51.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 94 (27.09%) SQL Developer
4 55 (15.85%) Business Developer
5 33 (9.51%) Analyst
6 29 (8.36%) Microsoft Developer
7 26 (7.49%) Senior Developer
8 25 (7.20%) Consultant
9 19 (5.48%) SQL Server Developer
10 15 (4.32%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 14 (4.03%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 12 (3.46%) Analyst Developer
12 12 (3.46%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 12 (3.46%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
13 11 (3.17%) Java Developer
13 11 (3.17%) DBA
14 10 (2.88%) Data Analyst
14 10 (2.88%) Database Developer
14 10 (2.88%) SQL DBA
15 9 (2.59%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (23.34%) .NET
2 27 (7.78%) ASP.NET
3 20 (5.76%) XML
4 13 (3.75%) HTML
5 12 (3.46%) jQuery
6 8 (2.31%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.73%) HTML5
7 6 (1.73%) Web Services
7 6 (1.73%) CSS
7 6 (1.73%) Spring
8 5 (1.44%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (1.44%) Middleware
9 4 (1.15%) Akka
10 3 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.58%) CSS3
11 2 (0.58%) Java Concurrency
11 2 (0.58%) Highcharts JS
11 2 (0.58%) XHTML
11 2 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.58%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.48%) Data Structures
3 15 (4.32%) Visualisation
4 13 (3.75%) Market Risk
5 11 (3.17%) Data Integration
6 9 (2.59%) Clustering
7 8 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (2.02%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.73%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.73%) Grid Computing
10 5 (1.44%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.44%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.15%) Equities
11 4 (1.15%) Statistics
12 3 (0.86%) Contract for Difference
12 3 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (0.86%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.58%) User Experience
14 1 (0.29%) Replication
14 1 (0.29%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.63%) Windows
2 10 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.29%) AIX
4 1 (0.29%) Linux
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (79.54%) Business Intelligence
2 111 (31.99%) ETL
3 76 (21.90%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (17.29%) Kimball Methodology
5 59 (17.00%) Data Modelling
6 32 (9.22%) Performance Tuning
7 26 (7.49%) Scrum
8 19 (5.48%) SDLC
9 17 (4.90%) Data Management
9 17 (4.90%) TDD
10 16 (4.61%) Migration
11 14 (4.03%) Data Analysis
11 14 (4.03%) Dimensional Modelling
12 13 (3.75%) ITIL
12 13 (3.75%) Master Data Management
13 11 (3.17%) E-Commerce
13 11 (3.17%) Web Development
14 10 (2.88%) CRM
14 10 (2.88%) Change Management
14 10 (2.88%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 269 (77.52%) SQL
2 157 (45.24%) T-SQL
3 71 (20.46%) C#
4 37 (10.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 18 (5.19%) Java
6 17 (4.90%) JavaScript
7 15 (4.32%) VB.NET
8 12 (3.46%) PowerShell
9 10 (2.88%) VBA
10 9 (2.59%) X++
11 6 (1.73%) C
12 5 (1.44%) C++
12 5 (1.44%) R
13 4 (1.15%) Scala
13 4 (1.15%) XMLA
14 3 (0.86%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
15 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.58%) ABAP
15 2 (0.58%) SAPscript
16 1 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (4.90%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.61%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.59%) Degree
4 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.86%) MCSE
5 3 (0.86%) MCITP
6 1 (0.29%) CFA
6 1 (0.29%) MCSA
6 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.29%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.88%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.15%) QA
3 3 (0.86%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.29%) CRD IV
System Software
1 9 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 136 (39.19%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.78%) Tableau
3 17 (4.90%) Oracle
4 10 (2.88%) SAP
5 9 (2.59%) Cognos
6 5 (1.44%) Informatica
7 4 (1.15%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.86%) Citrix
9 2 (0.58%) Sun
9 2 (0.58%) SunGard
9 2 (0.58%) IBM
9 2 (0.58%) Cadence
9 2 (0.58%) Nintex
10 1 (0.29%) Vertica
10 1 (0.29%) Google
10 1 (0.29%) VMware
10 1 (0.29%) Sybase
10 1 (0.29%) CA
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: 350
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £380 per day
Posted: 25 days ago