The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 27 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)
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 155 141
Rank change year-on-year +28 -14  
Contract jobs citing MDX 12 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.11% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 0.41% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 8
Median daily rate £363 £525 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.95% +55.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £525 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 890 964 802
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.22% 25.40% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 678 528
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 22
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MDX in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MDX in the North West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MDX in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MDX in the North West

MDX
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MDX within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Cheshire +23 5 £375 -28.57%
Manchester - 4 £363 - 2
Lancashire - 1 £338 -
MDX
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for MDX.

1 18 (78.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 16 (69.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (60.87%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
4 13 (56.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (52.17%) ETL
6 11 (47.83%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (34.78%) T-SQL
9 6 (26.09%) OLAP
9 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 6 (26.09%) Power BI
9 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (17.39%) Kimball Methodology
11 4 (17.39%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (17.39%) Finance
11 4 (17.39%) Oracle
11 4 (17.39%) Hyperion
11 4 (17.39%) Essbase
11 4 (17.39%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
12 3 (13.04%) High Availability
13 2 (8.70%) Tableau
13 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 2 (8.70%) Talend
13 2 (8.70%) Analytics
13 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (78.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 16 (69.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
3 13 (56.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (47.83%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (26.09%) OLAP
6 6 (26.09%) Power BI
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (17.39%) Essbase
7 4 (17.39%) OLAP Cube
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (8.70%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (8.70%) Data Mart
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (4.35%) OLTP
9 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (4.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) ERwin
1 2 (8.70%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Local Government
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) SSAS Developer
5 3 (13.04%) SSIS Developer
5 3 (13.04%) SSRS Developer
6 2 (8.70%) ETL Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft BI Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (8.70%) OBIEE Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) SQL BI Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 1 (4.35%) ETL Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) FMCG
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (52.17%) ETL
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (17.39%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (13.04%) High Availability
5 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Analytics
6 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Scrum
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Hyperion
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Tableau
3 2 (8.70%) Talend
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) RedGate
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec