The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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)
England / West Midlands
Rank 113 118 116
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2  
Contract jobs citing MDX 3 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.45% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 1.79% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 5
Median daily rate £325 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +2.04%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 551 671 593
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.15% 25.19% 24.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 410 366
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 17
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £32.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.45% -38.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

MDX
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

MDX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MDX in the West Midlands

MDX
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MDX within the West Midlands region 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
Birmingham -4 2 £363 -3.33% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
MDX
England

MDX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MDX.

1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) ETL
2 8 (72.73%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (63.64%) T-SQL
4 6 (54.55%) OLAP
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (45.45%) Data Modelling
6 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 3 (27.27%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (18.18%) Analytics
7 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
7 2 (18.18%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 1 (9.09%) Data Mart
8 1 (9.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (9.09%) Use Case
8 1 (9.09%) Finance
8 1 (9.09%) Advertising
8 1 (9.09%) Essbase
8 1 (9.09%) C#
8 1 (9.09%) Oracle
8 1 (9.09%) Cognos
8 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
8 1 (9.09%) IBM
8 1 (9.09%) Hyperion

MDX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (54.55%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (54.55%) OLAP
3 2 (18.18%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 1 (9.09%) Data Mart
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (9.09%) Essbase
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (9.09%) Power BI
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (27.27%) ETL Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft BI Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (18.18%) SSAS Developer
4 2 (18.18%) SSIS Developer
4 2 (18.18%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Cognos BI Developer
5 1 (9.09%) DBA
5 1 (9.09%) OBIEE Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Report Writer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior DBA
5 1 (9.09%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) ETL
2 5 (45.45%) Data Modelling
3 3 (27.27%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (18.18%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) Predictive Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Cognos
2 1 (9.09%) Hyperion
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle