The table below looks at the statistics for MDX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MDX over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)
Rank 542 435 528
Rank change year-on-year
-107 +93
Contract jobs citing MDX 94 238 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.41% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 1.45% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 201 83
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £335 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
16252 16360 15724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.86% 28.34% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11253 11310 10280
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 294 169
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.04 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.69% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £17.33 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

MDX
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MDX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MDX within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -112 90 £400 -5.88% 24
London -114 31 £463 -2.63% 10
Yorkshire +19 16 £339 -0.36% 1
West Midlands -13 15 £325 -8.77% 2
West Yorkshire +14 14 £340 - 1
Leeds +11 11 £331 -2.57% 1
South East 0 10 £383 +9.28%
North West +7 7 £413 - 6
Cheshire - 7 £413 -
East of England +9 6 £450 +5.88% 1
Birmingham -2 6 £325 -
City of London -15 5 £463 -7.50% 7
Buckinghamshire +21 3 £325 -7.14%
Berkshire +8 3 £425 +30.76%
Coventry -9 3 £325 -13.33% 1
Oxfordshire -12 3 £395 -1.25%
Essex - 3 £450 -
Macclesfield - 3 £500 -
Reading +13 2 £400 +23.07%
Solihull +2 2 £298 -
Scotland 0 2 £350 -0.35% 1
Staffordshire -2 2 £500 +25.00%
East Midlands -14 2 £305 -23.75%
Oxford -17 2 £395 -1.25%
Hertfordshire - 2 £450 -
Chester - 2 - -
Chelmsford - 2 £425 -
Buckingham - 2 £325 -
Glasgow +10 1 - -
South West +10 1 £325 -26.96% 3

MDX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MDX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MDX.

1 168 (85.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 161 (81.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 148 (75.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 145 (73.60%) Business Intelligence
5 138 (70.05%) SQL Server
6 130 (65.99%) SQL
7 120 (60.91%) Data Warehouse
8 103 (52.28%) ETL
9 91 (46.19%) Microsoft
10 70 (35.53%) OLAP
11 69 (35.03%) T-SQL
12 61 (30.96%) Kimball Methodology
13 47 (23.86%) Data Modelling
14 45 (22.84%) SQL Server 2012
15 43 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
16 41 (20.81%) Finance
17 40 (20.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 40 (20.30%) SQL Server 2008
18 39 (19.80%) MS Excel
19 38 (19.29%) SQL Server 2014
20 31 (15.74%) Performance Tuning
21 28 (14.21%) OLAP Cube
22 26 (13.20%) Oracle
23 24 (12.18%) Scrum
24 20 (10.15%) Banking
24 20 (10.15%) Analytics
25 19 (9.64%) Power BI
26 17 (8.63%) Relational Database
27 16 (8.12%) SQL Server 2005
28 15 (7.61%) Advertising

MDX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.51%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (0.51%) IIS
3 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 39 (19.80%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.02%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Radian6
3 1 (0.51%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.03%) SaaS
3 1 (0.51%) AdWords
3 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (85.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 161 (81.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 148 (75.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 138 (70.05%) SQL Server
5 120 (60.91%) Data Warehouse
6 70 (35.53%) OLAP
7 45 (22.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 40 (20.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 40 (20.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 38 (19.29%) SQL Server 2014
10 28 (14.21%) OLAP Cube
11 19 (9.64%) Power BI
12 17 (8.63%) Relational Database
13 16 (8.12%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (5.58%) QlikView
15 10 (5.08%) Essbase
16 9 (4.57%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (4.57%) Data Mart
16 9 (4.57%) SQL Server 2016
16 9 (4.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (5.58%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.06%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (3.05%) ERwin
5 5 (2.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.52%) JUnit
7 2 (1.02%) JIRA
8 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (20.81%) Finance
2 20 (10.15%) Banking
3 15 (7.61%) Advertising
4 13 (6.60%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.05%) Marketing
6 5 (2.54%) Legal
6 5 (2.54%) Retail
7 4 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.52%) Back Office
8 3 (1.52%) Law
8 3 (1.52%) Publishing
9 2 (1.02%) Front Office
9 2 (1.02%) Local Government
10 1 (0.51%) Automotive
10 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 170 (86.29%) Developer
2 88 (44.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 59 (29.95%) SQL Developer
4 57 (28.93%) SSIS Developer
5 53 (26.90%) SSAS Developer
6 48 (24.37%) SSRS Developer
7 32 (16.24%) SQL BI Developer
8 31 (15.74%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 29 (14.72%) Business Developer
10 24 (12.18%) ETL Developer
11 21 (10.66%) SQL Server Developer
12 14 (7.11%) Report Developer
13 12 (6.09%) Analyst
13 12 (6.09%) Consultant
13 12 (6.09%) Microsoft BI Developer
13 12 (6.09%) Senior Developer
14 10 (5.08%) SQL Server BI Developer
15 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Developer
16 8 (4.06%) Hyperion Developer
17 7 (3.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.08%) .NET
2 6 (3.05%) Web Services
3 5 (2.54%) XML
4 4 (2.03%) HTML
5 3 (1.52%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.52%) HTML5
5 3 (1.52%) XSLT
6 2 (1.02%) REST
7 1 (0.51%) jQuery
7 1 (0.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (4.57%) NHS
2 7 (3.55%) Credit Risk
3 6 (3.05%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.03%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.03%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.03%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.03%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.52%) Equities
5 3 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.52%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.02%) Informatics
6 2 (1.02%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.02%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.02%) Pricing Data
7 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.51%) Clustering
7 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.54%) Windows
2 4 (2.03%) Unix
2 4 (2.03%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.52%) Linux
4 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (73.60%) Business Intelligence
2 103 (52.28%) ETL
3 61 (30.96%) Kimball Methodology
4 47 (23.86%) Data Modelling
5 43 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (15.74%) Performance Tuning
7 24 (12.18%) Scrum
8 20 (10.15%) Analytics
9 14 (7.11%) ETL Development
10 12 (6.09%) Dimensional Modelling
11 11 (5.58%) Mentoring
11 11 (5.58%) SDLC
12 10 (5.08%) Automated Testing
13 9 (4.57%) Data Transformation
14 8 (4.06%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (4.06%) Performance Management
15 7 (3.55%) Dashboard Development
16 6 (3.05%) Business Analysis
16 6 (3.05%) Performance Monitoring
16 6 (3.05%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 130 (65.99%) SQL
2 69 (35.03%) T-SQL
3 12 (6.09%) C#
4 7 (3.55%) Java
5 6 (3.05%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (2.03%) VB
7 4 (2.03%) VBA
8 3 (1.52%) AWK
8 3 (1.52%) C++
8 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.52%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.02%) VBScript
10 1 (0.51%) C
10 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (5.08%) Degree
2 7 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.51%) MCSE
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.08%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.52%) QA
4 2 (1.02%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.51%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 91 (46.19%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.20%) Oracle
3 13 (6.60%) Tableau
4 11 (5.58%) Hyperion
5 8 (4.06%) Talend
6 4 (2.03%) Cognos
7 3 (1.52%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.52%) GoldenSource
7 3 (1.52%) Reuters
7 3 (1.52%) SAP
8 2 (1.02%) Teradata
9 1 (0.51%) Capita
9 1 (0.51%) DoubleClick
9 1 (0.51%) Facebook
9 1 (0.51%) Google
9 1 (0.51%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.51%) Marin
9 1 (0.51%) Omniture
9 1 (0.51%) Twitter
9 1 (0.51%) Yahoo!
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