The table below looks at the statistics for MDX skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MDX over the 3 months to 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)
Rank 119 96 107
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing MDX 3 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.52% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 1.89% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 7
Average daily rate
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£331 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £265 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £410 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £190.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- +638.43%
MDX
England

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

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
652 581 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.26% 27.47% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 361 352
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £21.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

MDX
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

MDX Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MDX
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MDX across the West Midlands region.

MDX Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MDX
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MDX within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 15 September 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
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
MDX
England

MDX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 21 (87.50%) SQL
2 20 (83.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (79.17%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
5 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (45.83%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (45.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (41.67%) PerformancePoint
7 10 (41.67%) SharePoint
8 9 (37.50%) T-SQL
8 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (37.50%) PowerPivot
9 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
9 8 (33.33%) OLAP
10 7 (29.17%) Business Analysis
10 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
12 5 (20.83%) Finance
12 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (16.67%) ETL
14 3 (12.50%) ERP
14 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (8.33%) Migration
15 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (8.33%) Data Extraction
15 2 (8.33%) DTS
15 2 (8.33%) OLTP
15 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
15 2 (8.33%) Mentoring

MDX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 10 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) PowerPivot
2 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (83.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
3 11 (45.83%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (45.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (41.67%) PerformancePoint
5 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (33.33%) OLAP
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
8 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (8.33%) DTS
8 2 (8.33%) OLTP
9 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (4.17%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Report Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Report Writer
5 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 2 (8.33%) SQL DBA
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) DBA
6 1 (4.17%) Programmer
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server BI Developer
6 1 (4.17%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Extraction
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Business Analysis
3 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (16.67%) ETL
5 3 (12.50%) ERP
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Change Control
6 2 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.17%) Data Transformation
7 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
7 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.17%) Data Security
7 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) VBA
3 1 (4.17%) XQuery
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) SAP