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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta)
Rank 124 122 119
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 32 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.54% 0.37%
As % of the Business Applications category 8.31% 4.56% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 6
Average daily rate £363 £438 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £239 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £453 £475
% change year-on-year
-11.60% -4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.50
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
385 373 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.13% 11.85% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 189 145
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 4
Average hourly rate £66.54 £19.00 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.18% +10.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -53.70%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 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
Manchester +5 30 £400 -5.88% 32
Cheshire -7 2 £350 -37.77% 7
Dynamics AX
England

Dynamics AX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 54 (79.41%) Microsoft
2 29 (42.65%) Oracle
3 25 (36.76%) ERP
4 22 (32.35%) SQL Server
5 19 (27.94%) SQL
6 18 (26.47%) MS Excel
7 16 (23.53%) Finance
7 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (19.12%) Migration
8 13 (19.12%) .NET
8 13 (19.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (17.65%) Data Migration
9 12 (17.65%) Oracle Database
9 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (16.18%) QA
11 10 (14.71%) T-SQL
12 9 (13.24%) CRM
12 9 (13.24%) Software Testing
12 9 (13.24%) Dynamics CRM
13 8 (11.76%) Retail
13 8 (11.76%) SAP
13 8 (11.76%) ETL
13 8 (11.76%) Test Management
14 7 (10.29%) Integration Testing
14 7 (10.29%) Waterfall
15 6 (8.82%) Project Management
15 6 (8.82%) Toad
15 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
15 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (7.35%) IIS
2 4 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (26.47%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (4.41%) Primavera
3 3 (4.41%) SAP PS
4 2 (2.94%) Line 500
4 2 (2.94%) Sage 1000
4 2 (2.94%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.47%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.47%) QlikView
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (8.82%) Toad
3 5 (7.35%) MSI
3 5 (7.35%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.35%) WiX
4 1 (1.47%) MorphX
General
1 16 (23.53%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Retail
3 5 (7.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.94%) Advertising
4 2 (2.94%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.47%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 26 (38.24%) Analyst
2 12 (17.65%) Consultant
3 9 (13.24%) Data Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 8 (11.76%) Developer
4 8 (11.76%) SQL Analyst
4 8 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Consultant
5 7 (10.29%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Tester
7 5 (7.35%) Change Manager
7 5 (7.35%) ERP Manager
7 5 (7.35%) Functional Consultant
8 4 (5.88%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 4 (5.88%) SQL Data Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Programme Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Project Planner
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) .NET
2 5 (7.35%) Software Packaging
3 2 (2.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.47%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.47%) Economics
3 1 (1.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Windows
1 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) ERP
2 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (19.12%) Migration
4 12 (17.65%) Data Migration
4 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (13.24%) CRM
5 9 (13.24%) Software Testing
6 8 (11.76%) ETL
6 8 (11.76%) Test Management
7 7 (10.29%) Integration Testing
7 7 (10.29%) Waterfall
8 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 6 (8.82%) Project Management
9 5 (7.35%) Automated Testing
9 5 (7.35%) Change Management
9 5 (7.35%) Data Modelling
9 5 (7.35%) Logistics
9 5 (7.35%) Regression Testing
9 5 (7.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) SQL
2 10 (14.71%) T-SQL
3 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.88%) X++
5 3 (4.41%) C#
6 2 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Degree
1 4 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (4.41%) HND
2 3 (4.41%) ISEB
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.47%) ACCA
4 1 (1.47%) CIMA
4 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 54 (79.41%) Microsoft
2 29 (42.65%) Oracle
3 8 (11.76%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) Sage
5 1 (1.47%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.47%) Tableau
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