The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MDX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MDX over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 63 64
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1  
Contract jobs citing MDX 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.61% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 2.13% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £325 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.79%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.00

MDX is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 171 235 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.80% 28.69% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 177 122
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

MDX
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing MDX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for MDX in Birmingham

MDX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MDX in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for MDX in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MDX.

1 3 (100.00%) OLAP
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) HPUX
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (33.33%) XHTML
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET

MDX
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (33.33%) Oracle 10gAS
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) OLAP
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Cognos BI Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Cognos Developer
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Report Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Report Writer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) DHTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) XHTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) HPUX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Informatica
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) VMware