The table below looks at the statistics for Dynamics AX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Dynamics AX over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta)
Rank 72 66 73
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.32% 0.39% 0.55%
As % of the Business Applications category 6.12% 3.70% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate £350 £563 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +32.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.50
Dynamics AX
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Business Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
49 81 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.19% 10.51% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 34
Average daily rate £406 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £17.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+116.90% -49.28%

Dynamics AX
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Dynamics AX across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Dynamics AX Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Dynamics AX
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Dynamics AX across the Cheshire region.

Dynamics AX Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Dynamics AX
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Dynamics AX within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -9 1 £350 -30.00% 1
Dynamics AX
North West

Dynamics AX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Dynamics AX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Dynamics AX.

1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) ERP
3 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Line 500
6 2 (22.22%) Sage 1000
6 2 (22.22%) Spring
6 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Retail
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (22.22%) Sage
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) Line Management
6 2 (22.22%) Sage X3
6 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (11.11%) SQL
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (11.11%) Advertising
7 1 (11.11%) Migration
7 1 (11.11%) QlikView

Dynamics AX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Dynamics AX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Dynamics AX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Line 500
1 2 (22.22%) Sage 1000
1 2 (22.22%) Sage X3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (11.11%) QlikView
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 3 (33.33%) Functional Consultant
3 3 (33.33%) Implementation Consultant
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (22.22%) Sage Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Developer
5 1 (11.11%) ERP Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) ERP Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) ERP Implementation Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ERP
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
5 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Sage
3 1 (11.11%) Tableau
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