The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 556 473
Rank change year-on-year +18 -83  
Contract jobs citing MDX 77 89 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 0.58% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 63 129
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £21.50 - £33.00
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15082 15298 15416
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.37% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10422 10796 10312
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 179 206
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

MDX
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

MDX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MDX in the UK

MDX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MDX over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MDX in the UK

MDX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MDX in the UK

MDX
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MDX within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +34 76 £425 +6.25% 13
London +26 44 £460 +2.22% 7
North West +34 14 £369 -29.76% 1
City of London +3 7 £438 -7.89% 2
Yorkshire +30 6 £375 +5.26% 2
Cheshire +25 6 £463 -11.90%
South East +6 5 £331 -11.66% 2
Manchester - 5 £363 -
West Yorkshire +24 4 £375 +5.26%
Leeds +14 4 £375 +5.26%
East of England -6 3 £325 -13.33%
Berkshire +15 2 £375 +1.69% 1
Macclesfield +3 2 £550 +4.76%
Hertfordshire -1 2 £353 -6.00%
Watford -5 2 £353 -
Bolton - 2 £363 -
West Sussex +15 1 £338 -7.53%
West Midlands +13 1 - -
South West +11 1 £400 -15.78%
Birmingham +9 1 - -
Slough +6 1 £325 +8.33%
Surrey +5 1 - - 1
Bristol -4 1 £400 +14.28%
East Midlands -11 1 £300 +106.18% 1
Bedfordshire -12 1 £325 -3.70%
East Sussex - 1 £280 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £300 -
Lancashire - 1 £338 - 1

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 with a requirement for MDX.

1 130 (83.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 127 (81.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 119 (76.77%) Business Intelligence
4 116 (74.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 113 (72.90%) SQL
6 103 (66.45%) SQL Server
7 83 (53.55%) Data Warehouse
8 71 (45.81%) ETL
9 69 (44.52%) Microsoft
10 64 (41.29%) T-SQL
11 50 (32.26%) Power BI
12 49 (31.61%) OLAP
13 44 (28.39%) Finance
14 40 (25.81%) Kimball Methodology
15 39 (25.16%) SQL Server 2012
16 38 (24.52%) Data Modelling
17 37 (23.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 27 (17.42%) Microsoft Excel
19 26 (16.77%) SQL Server 2008
20 25 (16.13%) SQL Server 2014
21 22 (14.19%) OLAP Cube
22 20 (12.90%) SQL Server 2016
23 19 (12.26%) Performance Tuning
23 19 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
24 18 (11.61%) Banking
24 18 (11.61%) Tableau
25 16 (10.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
25 16 (10.32%) Team Foundation Server
26 15 (9.68%) Migration
27 14 (9.03%) Legal

MDX
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (5.16%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.23%) SAS
3 2 (1.29%) Drupal
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.65%) Confluence
4 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.65%) IIS
4 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 27 (17.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.81%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.65%) Global One
3 1 (0.65%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.65%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (83.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 127 (81.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 116 (74.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 103 (66.45%) SQL Server
5 83 (53.55%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (32.26%) Power BI
7 49 (31.61%) OLAP
8 39 (25.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (16.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (16.13%) SQL Server 2014
11 22 (14.19%) OLAP Cube
12 20 (12.90%) SQL Server 2016
13 16 (10.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 14 (9.03%) QlikView
15 12 (7.74%) Relational Database
16 11 (7.10%) PowerPivot
17 7 (4.52%) BusinessObjects
17 7 (4.52%) OLTP
18 6 (3.87%) Big Data
19 5 (3.23%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 16 (10.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.94%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.29%) ERwin
3 2 (1.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.29%) Subversion
3 2 (1.29%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.65%) JIRA
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.65%) Toad
General
1 44 (28.39%) Finance
2 18 (11.61%) Banking
3 14 (9.03%) Legal
4 10 (6.45%) Retail
5 9 (5.81%) Law
6 6 (3.87%) Advertising
7 5 (3.23%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.94%) Marketing
8 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.29%) Billing
9 2 (1.29%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.29%) Local Government
9 2 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.65%) Front Office
10 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.65%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (76.13%) Developer
2 59 (38.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 38 (24.52%) SQL Developer
4 32 (20.65%) SSIS Developer
5 31 (20.00%) SSAS Developer
6 29 (18.71%) SSRS Developer
7 19 (12.26%) ETL Developer
8 15 (9.68%) SQL BI Developer
9 14 (9.03%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 14 (9.03%) Report Developer
10 13 (8.39%) Business Developer
10 13 (8.39%) Power BI Developer
11 12 (7.74%) Analyst
11 12 (7.74%) Microsoft BI Developer
11 12 (7.74%) Microsoft Developer
12 9 (5.81%) Architect
13 8 (5.16%) Business Intelligence Architect
13 8 (5.16%) Consultant
14 6 (3.87%) Business Intelligence Consultant
14 6 (3.87%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.74%) .NET
2 7 (4.52%) COM
3 5 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.58%) Web Services
4 4 (2.58%) WPF
5 3 (1.94%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.94%) HTML
5 3 (1.94%) WCF
6 2 (1.29%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.29%) CSS
6 2 (1.29%) SOAP
6 2 (1.29%) XML
7 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.65%) CSS3
7 1 (0.65%) HTML5
7 1 (0.65%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (0.65%) REST
7 1 (0.65%) Spring Integration
7 1 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.29%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.29%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.29%) Market Risk
4 2 (1.29%) Replication
5 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.65%) FMCG
5 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.65%) NHS
5 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.29%) Unix
1 2 (1.29%) Windows
1 2 (1.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.65%) HPUX
2 1 (0.65%) Linux
2 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (76.77%) Business Intelligence
2 71 (45.81%) ETL
3 40 (25.81%) Kimball Methodology
4 38 (24.52%) Data Modelling
5 19 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (12.26%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (9.68%) Migration
7 12 (7.74%) Dimensional Modelling
8 11 (7.10%) Analytics
8 11 (7.10%) Data Analysis
9 10 (6.45%) ETL Development
10 8 (5.16%) Logical Data Model
10 8 (5.16%) Physical Data Model
11 6 (3.87%) Visualisation
12 5 (3.23%) Dashboard Development
12 5 (3.23%) MVC
12 5 (3.23%) OO
12 5 (3.23%) Time Management
13 4 (2.58%) Data Transformation
13 4 (2.58%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 113 (72.90%) SQL
2 64 (41.29%) T-SQL
3 37 (23.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 14 (9.03%) C#
5 6 (3.87%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.87%) VBA
6 5 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.23%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.94%) Java
7 3 (1.94%) R
7 3 (1.94%) VBScript
8 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.65%) Python
9 1 (0.65%) VB
9 1 (0.65%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 13 (8.39%) Degree
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.29%) MCITP
3 2 (1.29%) MCSE
4 1 (0.65%) CFA
4 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.65%) MiFID
2 1 (0.65%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.94%) Control-M
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 69 (44.52%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.61%) Tableau
3 11 (7.10%) Oracle
4 4 (2.58%) Hyperion
4 4 (2.58%) SAP
5 3 (1.94%) RedGate
6 2 (1.29%) Cognos
6 2 (1.29%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.29%) Talend
7 1 (0.65%) Cerner
7 1 (0.65%) Citrix
7 1 (0.65%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.65%) IBM
7 1 (0.65%) Informatica
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.65%) Sophis
7 1 (0.65%) SunGard
7 1 (0.65%) Symantec
7 1 (0.65%) VMware
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