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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)
UK
Rank 522 511 506
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5  
Contract jobs citing MDX 77 117 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 0.79% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 93 84
Median daily rate £413 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £568 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 14008 14779 13928
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.32% 27.98% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9711 10236 9022
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 227 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MDX in the UK

MDX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 -6 73 £425 +9.67% 38
London -5 41 £450 -10.00% 16
North West +28 9 £388 +5.08% 10
City of London +5 6 £431 +1.47% 7
Manchester +22 5 £406 +10.16% 5
East Midlands +2 5 £325 -7.14% 3
Yorkshire -1 5 £381 +5.17% 1
South East +15 4 £400 +6.66% 2
East of England -3 4 £450 +30.90% 3
Leeds -4 4 £363 -
West Yorkshire -5 4 £363 -
Berkshire +24 3 £400 -
West Midlands +5 3 £325 -13.33% 1
Essex - 3 £450 -
Stockport - 3 - - 1
Birmingham -4 2 £363 -3.33% 1
Cheshire - 2 £388 - 5
South Yorkshire +3 1 £425 -
Sheffield +2 1 £425 -
Gloucestershire +2 1 - -
Northamptonshire -2 1 £270 -22.85% 1
South West -5 1 - - 1
North East -9 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -15 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £475 -
Leicestershire - 1 £350 - 1
Sunderland - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 £325 -

MDX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 141 (80.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 138 (78.86%) Business Intelligence
3 131 (74.86%) SQL
3 131 (74.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 128 (73.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 113 (64.57%) SQL Server
6 90 (51.43%) Data Warehouse
7 79 (45.14%) T-SQL
8 75 (42.86%) ETL
9 66 (37.71%) Microsoft
10 50 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 48 (27.43%) Finance
12 46 (26.29%) Data Modelling
12 46 (26.29%) OLAP
12 46 (26.29%) Power BI
13 39 (22.29%) MS Excel
14 29 (16.57%) Kimball Methodology
15 28 (16.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 27 (15.43%) SQL Server 2014
17 25 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (13.71%) OLAP Cube
19 20 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
20 19 (10.86%) SQL Server 2008
20 19 (10.86%) Degree
20 19 (10.86%) Performance Tuning
21 18 (10.29%) Migration
22 17 (9.71%) Relational Database
23 16 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
23 16 (9.14%) Analytics
23 16 (9.14%) C#

MDX
Top Related 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 5 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.14%) Drupal
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.14%) SAS
3 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.57%) Confluence
3 1 (0.57%) GemFire
3 1 (0.57%) IIS
3 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.57%) TPMS
3 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (22.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.86%) MS Office
3 5 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.71%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.57%) Internet
1 1 (0.57%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (80.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 131 (74.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 128 (73.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 113 (64.57%) SQL Server
5 90 (51.43%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 46 (26.29%) OLAP
7 46 (26.29%) Power BI
8 27 (15.43%) SQL Server 2014
9 24 (13.71%) OLAP Cube
10 19 (10.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (9.71%) Relational Database
12 15 (8.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 12 (6.86%) Essbase
14 9 (5.14%) QlikView
14 9 (5.14%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (4.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 8 (4.57%) Oracle BI EE
15 8 (4.57%) Oracle OLAP
16 7 (4.00%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 20 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.29%) ERwin
2 4 (2.29%) Subversion
2 4 (2.29%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (1.71%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (1.14%) Maven
5 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.57%) JIRA
5 1 (0.57%) JUnit
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 48 (27.43%) Finance
2 12 (6.86%) Legal
3 11 (6.29%) Law
3 11 (6.29%) Retail
4 9 (5.14%) Advertising
5 8 (4.57%) Banking
6 5 (2.86%) Marketing
7 3 (1.71%) Local Government
7 3 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.14%) Billing
8 2 (1.14%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.57%) Electronics
9 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 132 (75.43%) Developer
2 71 (40.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 40 (22.86%) SQL Developer
3 40 (22.86%) SSIS Developer
4 34 (19.43%) SSRS Developer
5 29 (16.57%) SSAS Developer
6 25 (14.29%) SQL BI Developer
7 21 (12.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 21 (12.00%) ETL Developer
8 18 (10.29%) Microsoft BI Developer
9 17 (9.71%) Microsoft Developer
10 16 (9.14%) Architect
11 15 (8.57%) Analyst
12 13 (7.43%) Business Developer
13 12 (6.86%) Report Developer
14 11 (6.29%) Power BI Developer
15 10 (5.71%) Business Analyst
15 10 (5.71%) Data Warehouse Analyst
15 10 (5.71%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
15 10 (5.71%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.57%) .NET
2 5 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.29%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (2.29%) COM
3 4 (2.29%) WCF
3 4 (2.29%) WPF
4 3 (1.71%) Web Services
5 2 (1.14%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.14%) CSS
5 2 (1.14%) HTML
5 2 (1.14%) Spring
5 2 (1.14%) XML
6 1 (0.57%) Ajax
6 1 (0.57%) CSS3
6 1 (0.57%) DHTML
6 1 (0.57%) HTML5
6 1 (0.57%) J2EE
6 1 (0.57%) RESTful
6 1 (0.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.86%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.14%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.57%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.57%) NHS
5 1 (0.57%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.14%) Linux
2 1 (0.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (78.86%) Business Intelligence
2 75 (42.86%) ETL
3 46 (26.29%) Data Modelling
4 29 (16.57%) Kimball Methodology
5 25 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (10.86%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (10.29%) Migration
8 16 (9.14%) Analytics
9 15 (8.57%) Data Analysis
10 10 (5.71%) Mentoring
10 10 (5.71%) Time Management
11 8 (4.57%) Dashboard Development
11 8 (4.57%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (4.00%) Data Migration
12 7 (4.00%) ETL Development
12 7 (4.00%) Visualisation
13 6 (3.43%) Performance Management
13 6 (3.43%) Scrum
14 5 (2.86%) Dimensional Modelling
14 5 (2.86%) OO
Programming Languages
1 131 (74.86%) SQL
2 79 (45.14%) T-SQL
3 28 (16.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 16 (9.14%) C#
5 6 (3.43%) VB.NET
5 6 (3.43%) VBA
6 5 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.71%) R
7 3 (1.71%) VBScript
8 2 (1.14%) Java
8 2 (1.14%) Python
9 1 (0.57%) C
9 1 (0.57%) PHP
9 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (10.86%) Degree
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.57%) MiFID
2 1 (0.57%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 2 (1.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 66 (37.71%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.14%) Oracle
3 13 (7.43%) Tableau
4 12 (6.86%) Hyperion
5 6 (3.43%) Cognos
6 4 (2.29%) SAP
6 4 (2.29%) Talend
7 1 (0.57%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.57%) Google
7 1 (0.57%) IBM
7 1 (0.57%) Infor
7 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.57%) TARGIT
7 1 (0.57%) Teradata
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