The table below looks at the statistics for Dynamics AX skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Dynamics AX over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta)
Rank 113 111 107
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 19 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.37% 0.58%
As % of the Business Applications category 5.34% 3.61% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 12
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£425 £500 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £355 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £673
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 £82.50
% change year-on-year
- -67.87%
Dynamics AX
England

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

Business Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
356 277 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.32% 10.38% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 134 103
Average daily rate £450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £31.03 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.75% -37.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.15 £19.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.85 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £37.80 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-53.70% +6.47%

Dynamics AX
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Dynamics AX Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Dynamics AX
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Dynamics AX Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Dynamics AX
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Dynamics AX across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Dynamics AX Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Dynamics AX
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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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
Manchester +1 9 £425 -17.07% 6
Cheshire +7 6 £563 +23.62% 7
Lancashire - 3 £300 -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Dynamics AX
England

Dynamics AX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 36 (72.00%) ERP
2 34 (68.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (42.00%) Advertising
4 17 (34.00%) Manufacturing
4 17 (34.00%) .NET
5 14 (28.00%) Finance
6 10 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (18.00%) X++
7 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
8 8 (16.00%) JD Edwards
8 8 (16.00%) SQL
8 8 (16.00%) SAP
8 8 (16.00%) Resource Management
9 7 (14.00%) Degree
9 7 (14.00%) Master Data Management
9 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (14.00%) Java
9 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
9 7 (14.00%) Data Management
10 6 (12.00%) Logistics
10 6 (12.00%) Project Management
10 6 (12.00%) Oracle
11 5 (10.00%) MorphX
11 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 5 (10.00%) CRM
11 5 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
12 4 (8.00%) UML
12 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET

Dynamics AX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MorphX
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 21 (42.00%) Advertising
2 17 (34.00%) Manufacturing
3 14 (28.00%) Finance
4 2 (4.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Analyst
2 13 (26.00%) Consultant
3 12 (24.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 11 (22.00%) Business Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Developer
6 6 (12.00%) Project Manager
6 6 (12.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Business Process Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Process Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.00%) ERP Project Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Report Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Change Manager
10 1 (2.00%) Report Writer
10 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 1 (2.00%) ERP Manager
10 1 (2.00%) ERP Implementation Project Manager
10 1 (2.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (72.00%) ERP
2 10 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 8 (16.00%) Resource Management
4 7 (14.00%) Master Data Management
4 7 (14.00%) Data Management
5 6 (12.00%) Logistics
5 6 (12.00%) Project Management
6 5 (10.00%) CRM
7 4 (8.00%) UML
7 4 (8.00%) Business Process Mapping
8 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.00%) SOA
8 3 (6.00%) E-business
8 3 (6.00%) Migration
8 3 (6.00%) TOGAF
9 2 (4.00%) Change Management
9 2 (4.00%) Workflow
9 2 (4.00%) Six Sigma
9 2 (4.00%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) X++
2 8 (16.00%) SQL
3 7 (14.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.00%) ACCA
2 1 (2.00%) CIMA
2 1 (2.00%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
Vendors
1 34 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.00%) JD Edwards
2 8 (16.00%) SAP
3 6 (12.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com