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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta)
Rank 121 110 99
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 26 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.70% 0.80%
As % of the Business Applications category 7.49% 7.24% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 13
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £285 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £550 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £418 £438
% change year-on-year
+7.72% -4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.50 -
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
347 290 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.54% 9.63% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 146 117
Average daily rate £458 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.49 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.98% -25.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £35.00 £17.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £40.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.50 £36.90
% change year-on-year
-9.80% -30.89%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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
Cheshire +6 11 £450 -14.28% 2
Manchester -15 7 £575 +53.33% 20
Merseyside -13 2 £538 +26.47%
Dynamics AX
England

Dynamics AX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 35 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 18 (45.00%) Finance
3 16 (40.00%) ERP
4 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 9 (22.50%) Project Management
5 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (20.00%) X++
7 7 (17.50%) .NET
7 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
8 6 (15.00%) Migration
8 6 (15.00%) Resource Management
9 5 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (12.50%) Cash Management
9 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (12.50%) CIMA
9 5 (12.50%) General Ledger
9 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
9 5 (12.50%) Java
9 5 (12.50%) CRM
9 5 (12.50%) SOA
9 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (12.50%) ACCA
9 5 (12.50%) JD Edwards
10 4 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (10.00%) SAML
10 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
10 4 (10.00%) Citrix
10 4 (10.00%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 4 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (2.50%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (2.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MorphX
General
1 18 (45.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) General Ledger
3 4 (10.00%) Local Government
3 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Consultant
3 7 (17.50%) Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Support Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Functional Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Applications Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Functional Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Business Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Administrator
8 1 (2.50%) Process Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) CSS
2 4 (10.00%) SAML
2 4 (10.00%) OAuth
2 4 (10.00%) CSS3
3 2 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) ERP
2 9 (22.50%) Project Management
3 6 (15.00%) Migration
3 6 (15.00%) Resource Management
4 5 (12.50%) Cash Management
4 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 5 (12.50%) CRM
4 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (12.50%) SOA
5 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.00%) Open Source
5 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.50%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Change Management
7 2 (5.00%) ETL
7 2 (5.00%) UML
7 2 (5.00%) Logistics
7 2 (5.00%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) X++
2 5 (12.50%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ACCA
1 5 (12.50%) CIMA
2 4 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (5.00%) GAAP
3 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 35 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) JD Edwards
3 4 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (5.00%) webMethods
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (2.50%) SAP
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