The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 24 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 78 76
Rank change year-on-year +27 -2  
Contract jobs citing MDX 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.95% 0.44% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.75% 1.48% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £463 £525 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.90% +54.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £525 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
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 Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 218 271 267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.55% 29.49% 26.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 211 182
Median daily rate £425 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

MDX
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MDX in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MDX in Cheshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MDX in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MDX within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Macclesfield +2 2 £550 +4.76%
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
MDX
North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MDX.

1 7 (87.50%) ETL
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (50.00%) Hyperion
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Essbase
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (37.50%) High Availability
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) OLAP
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) ERwin
5 2 (25.00%) Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (25.00%) Replication
5 2 (25.00%) Data Mart
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Local Government

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Essbase
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) OLAP
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (25.00%) Data Mart
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (12.50%) OLTP
4 1 (12.50%) Power BI
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (12.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) ERwin
1 2 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Local Government
3 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) OBIEE Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) ETL Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) OBIEE Developer
3 1 (12.50%) OBIEE Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Power BI Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (12.50%) SSIS Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SSRS Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ETL
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (37.50%) High Availability
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
6 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Hyperion
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Talend
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) RedGate
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec