The table below looks at the statistics for Dynamics AX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Dynamics AX over the 3 months to 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta)
Rank 355 338 421
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +83
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 264 295 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.53% 0.28%
As % of the Business Applications category 6.16% 6.17% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 209 72
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£470 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £550 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £100.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -80.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 £100.00
% change year-on-year
- -80.50%

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

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4287 4785 4319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.70% 8.63% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2413 2707 2193
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 76
Average hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £15.30 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.82 £52.50 £55.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-14.64% -0.82%

Dynamics AX
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Dynamics AX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Dynamics AX
Daily Rate Trend

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

Dynamics AX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Dynamics AX
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Dynamics AX within the UK over the 3 months to 7 May 2015.

Dynamics AX Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Dynamics AX
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Dynamics AX within the UK.

Dynamics AX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Dynamics AX
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 7 May 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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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
England -26 237 £475 +11.96% 142
London +9 102 £450 +5.88% 43
South East +13 39 £475 +5.55% 21
City of London +28 35 £525 +10.52% 25
West Midlands -9 32 £500 +33.33% 18
North West -21 21 £488 -2.50% 16
South West +6 16 £410 +17.14% 8
Hampshire +10 15 £315 -40.00% 6
Birmingham -5 15 £500 +17.64% 6
Wiltshire +14 11 £400 +14.28% 2
Berkshire +2 11 £493 +9.44% 5
Scotland -16 10 £350 -26.31% 2
Havant +3 9 £310 -
Cheshire -4 9 £450 -12.19% 3
Manchester -7 9 £575 +6.97% 13
Reading - 9 £493 - 1
East of England +12 6 £406 -9.72% 5
Yorkshire -54 6 £463 +10.11% 11
Midlands +7 5 £475 +15.15%
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £325 -25.71% 4
Surrey +2 5 £518 +8.94% 3
Aberdeen +1 4 - -
Staffordshire -14 4 £535 +64.61% 1
West Sussex -15 4 £550 +15.78% 1
Chester - 4 £450 -
Staines - 4 £510 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 3 £500 +100.00% 3
Tyne and Wear -5 3 £500 +100.00% 3
North East -7 3 £500 +100.00% 3
Worcestershire - 3 £250 - 1

Dynamics AX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 278 (58.40%) Microsoft
2 212 (44.54%) ERP
3 136 (28.57%) .NET
4 129 (27.10%) Finance
5 110 (23.11%) SQL Server
6 101 (21.22%) CRM
6 101 (21.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 99 (20.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 96 (20.17%) X++
9 89 (18.70%) MS Excel
10 67 (14.08%) Resource Management
10 67 (14.08%) SQL
11 64 (13.45%) JD Edwards
12 59 (12.39%) Java
12 59 (12.39%) SharePoint
13 58 (12.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 52 (10.92%) C#
15 51 (10.71%) BizTalk Server
16 50 (10.50%) Business Intelligence
17 47 (9.87%) SAP
18 46 (9.66%) Project Management
19 41 (8.61%) Advertising
20 40 (8.40%) Manufacturing
21 39 (8.19%) Logistics
22 38 (7.98%) Agile Software Development
22 38 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
23 36 (7.56%) Oracle
24 35 (7.35%) Migration
24 35 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 33 (6.93%) Analytical Skills

Dynamics AX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 59 (12.39%) SharePoint
2 51 (10.71%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (2.52%) Lync
4 8 (1.68%) Apache
5 7 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (1.47%) IIS
6 6 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.63%) Node.js
8 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.63%) CMS
9 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.21%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 89 (18.70%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.57%) MS Office
3 14 (2.94%) MS Project
4 5 (1.05%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 101 (21.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.63%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 3 (0.63%) Maximo
3 3 (0.63%) Agresso
4 2 (0.42%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.42%) Exstream
4 2 (0.42%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.21%) FRx
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.31%) Office 365
3 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.42%) Yammer
4 2 (0.42%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.84%) Internet
1 4 (0.84%) Firewall
2 2 (0.42%) LAN
2 2 (0.42%) WAN
3 1 (0.21%) DHCP
3 1 (0.21%) DNS
3 1 (0.21%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (23.11%) SQL Server
2 99 (20.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 58 (12.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 35 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (3.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 15 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.68%) OLAP
10 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Power View
10 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.05%) OLTP
11 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.84%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.42%) ROLAP
12 2 (0.42%) DTS
12 2 (0.42%) MySQL
12 2 (0.42%) OLAP Cube
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (5.25%) MorphX
2 24 (5.04%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.68%) Eclipse
3 8 (1.68%) JUnit
3 8 (1.68%) Subversion
3 8 (1.68%) Redmine
3 8 (1.68%) JIRA
3 8 (1.68%) Selenium
4 7 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.63%) MSTest
5 3 (0.63%) Moq
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.21%) NUnit
6 1 (0.21%) LSMW
General
1 129 (27.10%) Finance
2 41 (8.61%) Advertising
3 40 (8.40%) Manufacturing
4 31 (6.51%) Retail
5 4 (0.84%) Back Office
5 4 (0.84%) Legal
5 4 (0.84%) Marketing
5 4 (0.84%) Local Government
5 4 (0.84%) French Language
6 3 (0.63%) Banking
6 3 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.42%) Front Office
7 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.42%) Law
7 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.42%) Billing
7 2 (0.42%) German Language
7 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 135 (28.36%) Developer
2 117 (24.58%) Consultant
3 93 (19.54%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 84 (17.65%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 60 (12.61%) Architect
6 53 (11.13%) Analyst
7 44 (9.24%) Project Manager
8 34 (7.14%) Functional Consultant
9 31 (6.51%) Microsoft Consultant
10 27 (5.67%) Business Analyst
10 27 (5.67%) Microsoft Developer
11 24 (5.04%) Technical Architect
12 21 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (3.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 12 (2.52%) Report Developer
14 12 (2.52%) Technical Consultant
15 11 (2.31%) Test Analyst
15 11 (2.31%) Trainer
16 9 (1.89%) Programme Manager
17 8 (1.68%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (28.57%) .NET
2 28 (5.88%) Web Services
3 20 (4.20%) HTML
4 18 (3.78%) CSS
5 11 (2.31%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.68%) Struts
6 8 (1.68%) JSP
6 8 (1.68%) XML
6 8 (1.68%) J2EE
6 8 (1.68%) Spring
6 8 (1.68%) Hibernate
6 8 (1.68%) JSON
6 8 (1.68%) JPA
6 8 (1.68%) Struts2
7 7 (1.47%) MDX
8 6 (1.26%) Ajax
8 6 (1.26%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.05%) REST
9 5 (1.05%) jQuery
9 5 (1.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (1.89%) Replication
3 7 (1.47%) iSeries
4 6 (1.26%) Clustering
5 5 (1.05%) Data Structures
6 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.84%) Open Source
7 3 (0.63%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.42%) AS400
8 2 (0.42%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.21%) FMCG
9 1 (0.21%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.21%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.21%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.21%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.21%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.21%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.21%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.25%) Windows
2 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
4 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.21%) UNIX
5 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.21%) AIX
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (44.54%) ERP
2 101 (21.22%) CRM
3 67 (14.08%) Resource Management
4 50 (10.50%) Business Intelligence
5 46 (9.66%) Project Management
6 39 (8.19%) Logistics
7 38 (7.98%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (7.35%) Migration
9 30 (6.30%) Business Analysis
10 28 (5.88%) PRINCE2
11 26 (5.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (3.78%) Data Migration
13 17 (3.57%) Change Management
14 16 (3.36%) Scrum
15 13 (2.73%) GAP Analysis
15 13 (2.73%) Test Scripting
15 13 (2.73%) Business Transformation
16 12 (2.52%) TOGAF
16 12 (2.52%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 96 (20.17%) X++
2 67 (14.08%) SQL
3 59 (12.39%) Java
4 52 (10.92%) C#
5 24 (5.04%) T-SQL
6 22 (4.62%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.63%) C
8 2 (0.42%) VB
8 2 (0.42%) ABAP
8 2 (0.42%) VBA
9 1 (0.21%) Korn
9 1 (0.21%) VB6
9 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.21%) RPG
9 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (3.99%) Degree
2 11 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.68%) ACCA
3 8 (1.68%) ISEB
3 8 (1.68%) CIMA
4 7 (1.47%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.47%) MCT
5 6 (1.26%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.21%) PMP
8 1 (0.21%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.25%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) GAAP
System Software
1 21 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.21%) vSphere
3 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.21%) XenApp
3 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.42%) SCCM
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 278 (58.40%) Microsoft
2 64 (13.45%) JD Edwards
3 47 (9.87%) SAP
4 36 (7.56%) Oracle
5 8 (1.68%) Citrix
6 6 (1.26%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (0.84%) IBM
8 3 (0.63%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.63%) VMware
8 3 (0.63%) Cognos
8 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.63%) Remedy
9 2 (0.42%) webMethods
9 2 (0.42%) Sage
9 2 (0.42%) Informatica
9 2 (0.42%) Epicor
9 2 (0.42%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.42%) Baan
9 2 (0.42%) HP
9 2 (0.42%) Siebel
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