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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)
Rank 539 457 516
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +59
Contract jobs citing MDX 95 210 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 1.29% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 169 92
Median daily rate £431 £418 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.29% -5.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £571 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £33.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.50 -

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
15889 16310 15708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 27.96% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11016 11043 9971
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 289 217
Median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -86 94 £431 +2.98% 34
London -71 44 £450 -6.49% 16
South East -3 12 £381 +1.66% 3
West Midlands -27 11 £325 -13.33% 2
North West +14 8 £500 +53.84% 2
Cheshire +13 8 £500 +47.27%
East of England +19 7 £400 +14.28% 2
Yorkshire -4 7 £340 - 3
Birmingham -9 7 £313 - 1
West Yorkshire -1 6 £340 - 3
City of London -4 6 £481 -3.75% 8
Macclesfield +6 5 £500 -
Oxfordshire -5 5 £383 -4.37%
Leeds -7 5 £345 +1.47%
South West +3 4 £475 +15.85% 3
Oxford -10 4 £383 -4.37%
Hertfordshire - 4 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £325 -8.77%
Coventry -13 3 £325 -7.14%
Berkshire +4 2 £394 +21.15% 1
Surrey +1 2 £388 +24.00%
Bristol -8 2 £350 -14.63% 1
Buckingham - 2 £325 -
Swindon - 2 £600 -
Wiltshire - 2 £600 -
Cambridgeshire +28 1 - -
Milton Keynes +14 1 £363 -6.45%
Chelmsford +8 1 £400 +14.28% 1
Essex +1 1 £400 +14.28% 1
East Midlands -2 1 £325 -18.75% 2

MDX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 146 (83.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 144 (82.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 136 (78.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 132 (75.86%) Business Intelligence
5 119 (68.39%) SQL Server
6 109 (62.64%) SQL
7 103 (59.20%) Data Warehouse
8 84 (48.28%) ETL
9 80 (45.98%) Microsoft
10 61 (35.06%) T-SQL
11 53 (30.46%) OLAP
12 47 (27.01%) Data Modelling
13 46 (26.44%) Kimball Methodology
14 42 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (23.56%) Finance
16 40 (22.99%) SQL Server 2008
17 38 (21.84%) SQL Server 2012
18 33 (18.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 33 (18.97%) SQL Server 2014
19 28 (16.09%) MS Excel
20 25 (14.37%) Oracle
20 25 (14.37%) Scrum
20 25 (14.37%) OLAP Cube
21 20 (11.49%) Banking
22 19 (10.92%) Team Foundation Server
22 19 (10.92%) Performance Tuning
23 18 (10.34%) Power BI
23 18 (10.34%) Advertising
24 16 (9.20%) Tableau
24 16 (9.20%) Dimensional Modelling

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 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.72%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (1.15%) SAS
4 1 (0.57%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 28 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.57%) Radian6
2 1 (0.57%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.30%) SaaS
3 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.57%) AdWords
4 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.15%) Internet
2 1 (0.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (83.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 144 (82.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 136 (78.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 119 (68.39%) SQL Server
5 103 (59.20%) Data Warehouse
6 53 (30.46%) OLAP
7 40 (22.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 38 (21.84%) SQL Server 2012
9 33 (18.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 33 (18.97%) SQL Server 2014
10 25 (14.37%) OLAP Cube
11 18 (10.34%) Power BI
12 16 (9.20%) Relational Database
13 13 (7.47%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (5.75%) Data Mart
14 10 (5.75%) Essbase
14 10 (5.75%) QlikView
14 10 (5.75%) Star Schema
15 9 (5.17%) SQL Server 2016
16 8 (4.60%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 19 (10.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (6.32%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.60%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (3.45%) ERwin
5 5 (2.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.72%) JIRA
7 2 (1.15%) JUnit
7 2 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (23.56%) Finance
2 20 (11.49%) Banking
3 18 (10.34%) Advertising
4 12 (6.90%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.87%) Legal
5 5 (2.87%) Marketing
6 4 (2.30%) Back Office
6 4 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.30%) Retail
7 3 (1.72%) Law
7 3 (1.72%) Publishing
8 2 (1.15%) Front Office
9 1 (0.57%) Automotive
9 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 155 (89.08%) Developer
2 86 (49.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 57 (32.76%) SQL Developer
4 55 (31.61%) SSIS Developer
5 52 (29.89%) SSAS Developer
6 49 (28.16%) SSRS Developer
7 31 (17.82%) Business Developer
7 31 (17.82%) SQL BI Developer
8 24 (13.79%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 22 (12.64%) SQL Server Developer
10 14 (8.05%) ETL Developer
10 14 (8.05%) Report Developer
11 12 (6.90%) Microsoft BI Developer
12 11 (6.32%) Senior Developer
12 11 (6.32%) SQL Server BI Developer
13 10 (5.75%) Microsoft Developer
14 8 (4.60%) Analyst
14 8 (4.60%) Consultant
14 8 (4.60%) Hyperion Developer
15 6 (3.45%) OBIEE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.17%) .NET
2 5 (2.87%) Web Services
3 4 (2.30%) XML
4 3 (1.72%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.72%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.72%) HTML
4 3 (1.72%) XSLT
5 2 (1.15%) HTML5
5 2 (1.15%) REST
6 1 (0.57%) D3.js
6 1 (0.57%) Java Concurrency
6 1 (0.57%) jQuery
6 1 (0.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.02%) Credit Risk
2 7 (4.02%) Visualisation
3 5 (2.87%) Data Integration
3 5 (2.87%) NHS
4 4 (2.30%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.30%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.30%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.72%) Equities
5 3 (1.72%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.15%) Informatics
6 2 (1.15%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.15%) Pricing Data
7 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.57%) Clustering
7 1 (0.57%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.57%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.87%) Unix
1 5 (2.87%) Windows
2 4 (2.30%) Linux
2 4 (2.30%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (75.86%) Business Intelligence
2 84 (48.28%) ETL
3 47 (27.01%) Data Modelling
4 46 (26.44%) Kimball Methodology
5 42 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (14.37%) Scrum
7 19 (10.92%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (9.20%) Dimensional Modelling
9 15 (8.62%) Analytics
10 14 (8.05%) Automated Testing
11 11 (6.32%) Mentoring
12 9 (5.17%) ETL Development
12 9 (5.17%) Performance Management
12 9 (5.17%) SDLC
13 8 (4.60%) Data Transformation
13 8 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (4.02%) Project Management
15 6 (3.45%) Data Management
15 6 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 109 (62.64%) SQL
2 61 (35.06%) T-SQL
3 11 (6.32%) C#
4 7 (4.02%) Java
5 5 (2.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (2.30%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.30%) VB
6 4 (2.30%) VBA
7 3 (1.72%) AWK
7 3 (1.72%) C++
7 3 (1.72%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.72%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.15%) VBScript
9 1 (0.57%) C
9 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (5.17%) Degree
2 5 (2.87%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.15%) MCSE
3 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.75%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.87%) QA
3 2 (1.15%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (0.57%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 80 (45.98%) Microsoft
2 25 (14.37%) Oracle
3 16 (9.20%) Tableau
4 10 (5.75%) Hyperion
5 8 (4.60%) Talend
6 3 (1.72%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.72%) GoldenSource
6 3 (1.72%) Reuters
6 3 (1.72%) SAP
7 2 (1.15%) Teradata
8 1 (0.57%) Cadence
8 1 (0.57%) Capita
8 1 (0.57%) Citrix
8 1 (0.57%) Cognos
8 1 (0.57%) DoubleClick
8 1 (0.57%) Google
8 1 (0.57%) MapR
8 1 (0.57%) Marin
8 1 (0.57%) Omniture
8 1 (0.57%) Yahoo!
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