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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta)
Rank 107 118 127
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 25 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.52% 0.40%
As % of the Business Applications category 8.99% 6.38% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 10
Average daily rate
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£463 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 - £12.00
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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
278 235 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.74% 8.19% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 100 160
Average daily rate £425 £350 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -21.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £271 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 4
Average hourly rate £67.00 £17.50 £32.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+282.85% -46.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £18.03 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+74.73% -14.15%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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 -8 15 £425 - 16
Cheshire +6 3 £338 - 3
Merseyside - 1 £450 - 2
Lancashire - - - -
Dynamics AX
England

Dynamics AX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 39 (73.58%) Microsoft
2 21 (39.62%) Finance
3 19 (35.85%) Advertising
4 16 (30.19%) ERP
5 14 (26.42%) .NET
6 11 (20.75%) SQL
7 10 (18.87%) Logistics
7 10 (18.87%) X++
8 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
9 7 (13.21%) CRM
9 7 (13.21%) Manufacturing
9 7 (13.21%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
11 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (7.55%) Marketing
11 4 (7.55%) MorphX
11 4 (7.55%) Resource Management
12 3 (5.66%) C#
12 3 (5.66%) MS Office
12 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (5.66%) Retail
12 3 (5.66%) Business Analysis
13 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
13 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
13 2 (3.77%) SAP
13 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
13 2 (3.77%) Windows
13 2 (3.77%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MorphX
General
1 21 (39.62%) Finance
2 19 (35.85%) Advertising
3 7 (13.21%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.55%) Marketing
5 3 (5.66%) Retail
6 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) Consultant
2 20 (37.74%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 10 (18.87%) Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Developer
5 8 (15.09%) Business Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Functional Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Business Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) .NET Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Consultant
9 1 (1.89%) Functional Architect
9 1 (1.89%) ERP Consultant
9 1 (1.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Report Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
1 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
1 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
1 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) ERP
2 10 (18.87%) Logistics
3 7 (13.21%) CRM
4 4 (7.55%) Resource Management
4 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.66%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.77%) Balanced Scorecard
6 2 (3.77%) Migration
6 2 (3.77%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.77%) OOD
6 2 (3.77%) Project Management
6 2 (3.77%) Process Management
6 2 (3.77%) Change Management
7 1 (1.89%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (1.89%) ITIL
7 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.89%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) SQL
2 10 (18.87%) X++
3 3 (5.66%) C#
4 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) PMP
1 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 39 (73.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) SAP
2 2 (3.77%) VMware
3 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) PeopleSoft
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