Period
to 15 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MDX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MDX over the 6 months to 15 December 2019 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)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 626 784 671
Rank change year-on-year +158 -113 +14
Contract jobs citing MDX 133 97 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 0.29% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 76 153
England median daily rate £450 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.70% +9.47%
10th Percentile £335 £315 £350
90th Percentile £538 £556 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £463
% change year-on-year - -2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
England median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK median hourly rate - - £21.50

MDX is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 22,033 33,467 30,944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.53% 35.11% 32.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,404 23,905 22,066
England median daily rate £500 £480 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +10.59%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 282 354
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £17.23 £19.03 £18.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £58.68 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

MDX
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MDX as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MDX in England

MDX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MDX in England

MDX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MDX in England over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MDX in England

MDX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MDX in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MDX in England

MDX
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MDX within the England region over the 6 months to 15 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +109 65 £488 -2.50% 11
South East +81 30 £485 +65.11% 2
North of England +58 16 £325 -15.58% 6
North West +32 15 £325 -15.58% 5
Midlands +52 9 £388 -4.62% 4
South West +15 8 £363 -21.62% 2
East Midlands +27 7 £388 -8.82% 4
East of England +35 4 - - 1
West Midlands +42 2 £388 +24.00%
Yorkshire +43 1 - - 1
MDX
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MDX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for MDX.

1 112 (84.21%) SQL
2 104 (78.20%) Business Intelligence
3 102 (76.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 102 (76.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 99 (74.44%) SQL Server
5 94 (70.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 89 (66.92%) Microsoft
7 80 (60.15%) Power BI
7 80 (60.15%) Power Platform
8 73 (54.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 72 (54.14%) Data Warehouse
10 71 (53.38%) T-SQL
11 64 (48.12%) Azure
12 59 (44.36%) ETL
13 38 (28.57%) Analytics
14 37 (27.82%) Visualisation
15 35 (26.32%) Python
16 30 (22.56%) C#
17 29 (21.80%) Data Modelling
17 29 (21.80%) Agile Software Development
17 29 (21.80%) Azure SQL Database
18 27 (20.30%) Dimensional Modelling
19 26 (19.55%) Finance
19 26 (19.55%) Azure Data Factory
20 25 (18.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 25 (18.80%) Data Lake
20 25 (18.80%) Microsoft Excel
21 24 (18.05%) Analytical Skills
22 21 (15.79%) PowerPivot
23 20 (15.04%) Databricks

MDX
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 9 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.75%) Apache
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 25 (18.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.76%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.75%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 80 (60.15%) Power Platform
2 64 (48.12%) Azure
3 26 (19.55%) Azure Data Factory
4 13 (9.77%) Data Lake Analytics
5 6 (4.51%) AWS
6 3 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.50%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (76.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 102 (76.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 99 (74.44%) SQL Server
3 94 (70.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 80 (60.15%) Power BI
5 72 (54.14%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (21.80%) Azure SQL Database
7 25 (18.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 25 (18.80%) Data Lake
8 21 (15.79%) PowerPivot
9 20 (15.04%) OLAP
10 13 (9.77%) Biml
10 13 (9.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 13 (9.77%) OLAP Cube
11 12 (9.02%) HDInsight
12 11 (8.27%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (8.27%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (7.52%) Cosmos DB
14 8 (6.02%) Relational Database
14 8 (6.02%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.51%) tSQLt
3 4 (3.01%) JIRA
4 3 (2.26%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.50%) Subversion
6 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (19.55%) Finance
2 14 (10.53%) Public Sector
3 11 (8.27%) Retail
4 9 (6.77%) Legal
5 8 (6.02%) Banking
5 8 (6.02%) Publishing
6 4 (3.01%) Front Office
7 1 (0.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.75%) Local Government
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 100 (75.19%) Developer
2 58 (43.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 39 (29.32%) SQL Developer
4 20 (15.04%) SQL BI Developer
5 19 (14.29%) SSAS Developer
6 17 (12.78%) SSIS Developer
7 16 (12.03%) SSRS Developer
8 15 (11.28%) Power BI Developer
9 13 (9.77%) Azure Developer
9 13 (9.77%) SQL Server Developer
10 9 (6.77%) Data Engineer
11 8 (6.02%) Business Developer
11 8 (6.02%) SQL Server BI Developer
12 7 (5.26%) Analyst
12 7 (5.26%) Azure Specialist
12 7 (5.26%) Consultant
13 6 (4.51%) Report Developer
14 5 (3.76%) Business Intelligence Consultant
14 5 (3.76%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 5 (3.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.03%) .NET
2 12 (9.02%) XML
3 8 (6.02%) Web Services
4 4 (3.01%) Ajax
4 4 (3.01%) CSS
4 4 (3.01%) HTML
4 4 (3.01%) XHTML
5 2 (1.50%) COM
5 2 (1.50%) Ext JS
5 2 (1.50%) JSON
5 2 (1.50%) REST
5 2 (1.50%) SOAP
6 1 (0.75%) HornetQ
6 1 (0.75%) JMS
6 1 (0.75%) Kafka
6 1 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.26%) Hedge funds
3 2 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.50%) NHS
3 2 (1.50%) Reference Data
3 2 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (78.20%) Business Intelligence
2 59 (44.36%) ETL
3 38 (28.57%) Analytics
4 37 (27.82%) Visualisation
5 29 (21.80%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (21.80%) Data Modelling
6 27 (20.30%) Dimensional Modelling
7 16 (12.03%) Dashboard Development
8 15 (11.28%) DevOps
8 15 (11.28%) Machine Learning
8 15 (11.28%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (10.53%) Data Migration
9 14 (10.53%) Kimball Methodology
9 14 (10.53%) Migration
9 14 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (9.77%) ETL Development
11 12 (9.02%) Data Visualisation
12 11 (8.27%) Data Integration
12 11 (8.27%) Unit Testing
13 9 (6.77%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 112 (84.21%) SQL
2 73 (54.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 71 (53.38%) T-SQL
4 35 (26.32%) Python
5 30 (22.56%) C#
6 13 (9.77%) R
7 9 (6.77%) Scala
7 9 (6.77%) U-SQL
8 8 (6.02%) PowerShell
9 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.26%) Java
10 3 (2.26%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.75%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 16 (12.03%) Degree
2 7 (5.26%) DBS Check
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.50%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.26%) Control-M
1 3 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.26%) Puppet
1 3 (2.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 89 (66.92%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.04%) Databricks
3 18 (13.53%) Tableau
4 13 (9.77%) Oracle
5 4 (3.01%) SAP
6 2 (1.50%) Cognos
6 2 (1.50%) InterSystems
6 2 (1.50%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.50%) Sencha
7 1 (0.75%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.75%) Ariba
7 1 (0.75%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.75%) EXASOL
7 1 (0.75%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.75%) IBM
7 1 (0.75%) Informatica
7 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.75%) SnapLogic
7 1 (0.75%) Talend
7 1 (0.75%) TARGIT