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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)
Rank 492 356 471
Rank change year-on-year
-136 +115
Contract jobs citing MDX 114 243 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.46% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 1.61% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 185 80
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.45% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £190.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +638.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £190.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- +638.43%

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
15698 15095 15547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 28.64% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9962 9698 9555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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 -132 105 £444 +10.93% 44
London -60 70 £450 - 27
City of London -7 27 £500 +17.64% 15
South East -23 13 £300 +6.66% 3
Hampshire - 6 £238 -
Yorkshire +4 5 £313 +32.97% 3
Surrey +1 5 £348 -26.84% 3
West Midlands -18 5 £331 -1.85% 1
West Yorkshire +5 4 £313 +31.57% 3
East of England -37 4 £384 -4.06% 3
Ipswich -5 3 £368 -8.12% 2
Suffolk -16 3 £368 -2.00% 3
Leeds - 3 £313 - 3
Berkshire +3 1 £268 -10.83%
Merseyside -2 1 £375 +7.14% 1
East Midlands -11 1 - - 3
Cardiff -16 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire -19 1 £463 +15.48%
South Wales -21 1 - - 1
North West -23 1 £375 +12.78% 3
Wales -24 1 - - 1
Liverpool - 1 £375 - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

MDX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 222 (71.61%) Business Intelligence
2 210 (67.74%) SQL
3 195 (62.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 182 (58.71%) SQL Server
5 181 (58.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 176 (56.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 151 (48.71%) Data Warehouse
8 114 (36.77%) Microsoft
9 101 (32.58%) T-SQL
10 89 (28.71%) OLAP
10 89 (28.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 83 (26.77%) Finance
12 82 (26.45%) ETL
13 73 (23.55%) MS Excel
14 58 (18.71%) C#
15 52 (16.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 46 (14.84%) SharePoint
17 43 (13.87%) .NET
18 39 (12.58%) PowerPivot
19 38 (12.26%) Data Modelling
19 38 (12.26%) Banking
20 36 (11.61%) Kimball Methodology
21 34 (10.97%) SQL Server 2005
21 34 (10.97%) Business Objects
22 33 (10.65%) SQL Server 2012
22 33 (10.65%) PerformancePoint
23 29 (9.35%) Cognos
24 25 (8.06%) Dimensional Modelling
25 24 (7.74%) Performance Tuning
26 21 (6.77%) Unit Testing

MDX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 46 (14.84%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.65%) SAS
4 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 73 (23.55%) MS Excel
2 39 (12.58%) PowerPivot
3 4 (1.29%) MS Office
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.97%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.97%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.65%) Adaptiv
5 2 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.32%) Magento
6 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.97%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.94%) SAN
2 1 (0.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (62.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 182 (58.71%) SQL Server
3 181 (58.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 176 (56.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 151 (48.71%) Data Warehouse
6 89 (28.71%) OLAP
6 89 (28.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 52 (16.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 34 (10.97%) SQL Server 2005
9 33 (10.65%) PerformancePoint
9 33 (10.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (6.13%) Relational Database
10 19 (6.13%) Data Mart
11 17 (5.48%) ProClarity
12 16 (5.16%) Data Mining
13 15 (4.84%) Star Schema
13 15 (4.84%) QlikView
14 11 (3.55%) OLTP
15 10 (3.23%) Oracle OLAP
16 9 (2.90%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (6.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 20 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 15 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (4.19%) ERwin
5 6 (1.94%) SoapUI
5 6 (1.94%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.61%) Moq
6 5 (1.61%) NUnit
7 3 (0.97%) Toad
7 3 (0.97%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 3 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.65%) JIRA
8 2 (0.65%) Selenium
8 2 (0.65%) Subversion
9 1 (0.32%) Maven
9 1 (0.32%) JUnit
9 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 83 (26.77%) Finance
2 38 (12.26%) Banking
3 19 (6.13%) Front Office
4 18 (5.81%) Marketing
5 12 (3.87%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.87%) Retail
6 7 (2.26%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.94%) Electronics
7 6 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.61%) Billing
9 4 (1.29%) Advertising
10 2 (0.65%) Games
10 2 (0.65%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.32%) Publishing
11 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 220 (70.97%) Developer
2 98 (31.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 67 (21.61%) SQL Developer
4 63 (20.32%) Analyst
5 32 (10.32%) Business Developer
6 26 (8.39%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 23 (7.42%) SQL Server Developer
7 23 (7.42%) Business Analyst
8 15 (4.84%) Report Analyst
9 14 (4.52%) Senior Developer
9 14 (4.52%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 13 (4.19%) .NET Developer
11 12 (3.87%) Data Analyst
11 12 (3.87%) Report Writer
12 11 (3.55%) C# Developer
13 10 (3.23%) Business Objects Developer
13 10 (3.23%) Consultant
14 9 (2.90%) Developer Analyst
14 9 (2.90%) Microsoft Developer
15 8 (2.58%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.87%) .NET
2 19 (6.13%) ASP.NET
3 13 (4.19%) XML
4 9 (2.90%) HTML
4 9 (2.90%) WPF
5 8 (2.58%) Web Services
5 8 (2.58%) WCF
6 5 (1.61%) CSS
6 5 (1.61%) JSON
7 4 (1.29%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.29%) WinForms
7 4 (1.29%) Middleware
8 3 (0.97%) Ajax
8 3 (0.97%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (0.97%) jQuery
8 3 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.65%) Spring
10 1 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.32%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.32%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.19%) NHS
2 12 (3.87%) Market Risk
3 11 (3.55%) Data Integration
3 11 (3.55%) Visualisation
4 9 (2.90%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.94%) DTV
6 6 (1.94%) Derivative
7 4 (1.29%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.29%) Grid Computing
7 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.29%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.97%) Replication
9 2 (0.65%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 2 (0.65%) Online Games
9 2 (0.65%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (0.65%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.32%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.29%) Windows
2 1 (0.32%) Linux
2 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (71.61%) Business Intelligence
2 82 (26.45%) ETL
3 38 (12.26%) Data Modelling
4 36 (11.61%) Kimball Methodology
5 25 (8.06%) Dimensional Modelling
6 24 (7.74%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (6.77%) Unit Testing
8 19 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (5.48%) Analytics
9 17 (5.48%) User Stories
10 15 (4.84%) Data Analysis
11 12 (3.87%) Software Testing
11 12 (3.87%) TDD
11 12 (3.87%) OO
11 12 (3.87%) System Testing
12 10 (3.23%) CRM
12 10 (3.23%) Risk Management
13 9 (2.90%) Workflow
13 9 (2.90%) Data Management
13 9 (2.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 210 (67.74%) SQL
2 101 (32.58%) T-SQL
3 58 (18.71%) C#
4 16 (5.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 15 (4.84%) VBA
6 8 (2.58%) VB
6 8 (2.58%) Java
6 8 (2.58%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.94%) C++
7 6 (1.94%) VB.NET
7 6 (1.94%) VBScript
8 5 (1.61%) C
9 3 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.97%) ABAP
9 3 (0.97%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.65%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
10 2 (0.65%) XAML
10 2 (0.65%) VB6
11 1 (0.32%) XPath
11 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (6.13%) Degree
2 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.61%) MCSE
4 4 (1.29%) MCSD
4 4 (1.29%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.97%) ISEB
5 3 (0.97%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) MBA
6 1 (0.32%) MCT
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.26%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.32%) CRD IV
System Software
1 9 (2.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 114 (36.77%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.97%) Business Objects
3 29 (9.35%) Cognos
4 19 (6.13%) Tableau
5 18 (5.81%) SAP
6 15 (4.84%) IBM
7 14 (4.52%) Oracle
8 6 (1.94%) HP
9 5 (1.61%) Lattice Semiconductor
10 4 (1.29%) DevExpress
10 4 (1.29%) Infragistics
10 4 (1.29%) Teradata
10 4 (1.29%) Sybase
11 2 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.65%) Dundas
11 2 (0.65%) Informatica
12 1 (0.32%) JD Edwards
12 1 (0.32%) CA
12 1 (0.32%) Hyperion
12 1 (0.32%) Perforce
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