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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta)
Rank 428 387 398
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +11
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 196 211 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.41% 0.36%
As % of the Business Applications category 4.87% 4.47% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 167 119
Average daily rate £425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £320 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.50

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
4026 4717 4727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 9.22% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2367 2687 2419
Average daily rate £438 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 37 55
Average hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £60.16 £60.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+97.22% -32.07%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 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
England -13 179 £425 -5.55% 236
London -10 57 £463 +8.82% 96
North West +4 30 £413 -2.94% 28
Manchester +4 27 £425 - 20
West Midlands -27 26 £388 -18.42% 13
South West -4 19 £400 -14.43% 20
South East -3 17 £419 -6.94% 32
East of England +8 14 £414 -10.54% 13
Yorkshire -10 11 £350 -11.39% 10
City of London +34 10 £481 -3.75% 12
Somerset +9 10 £400 -14.43% 2
Bath +6 10 £400 -14.43%
Birmingham -12 10 £463 -3.14% 6
North Yorkshire - 7 £325 - 1
Berkshire +15 6 £488 +39.28% 13
Harrogate - 6 £300 -
Suffolk - 6 £414 - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 5 £400 -15.78% 8
Dorset +1 5 £370 -27.80% 1
Poole +1 4 £390 -23.90%
Scotland -6 4 £425 +9.67% 3
Peterborough +14 3 £460 +6.66%
Reading 0 3 £575 +64.28% 9
Cheshire -4 3 £350 -37.77% 6
Oxfordshire +3 2 £296 -40.80% 8
Hampshire -2 2 £500 +17.64% 2
Wiltshire -3 2 £388 -3.12% 3
Surrey -4 2 £400 -11.11% 3
Wales -21 2 £325 -35.00%
Glasgow - 2 £425 - 2

Dynamics AX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 255 (63.43%) Microsoft
2 163 (40.55%) ERP
3 127 (31.59%) Finance
4 85 (21.14%) .NET
5 77 (19.15%) MS Excel
6 69 (17.16%) SQL
7 67 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 58 (14.43%) Oracle
9 55 (13.68%) Retail
10 54 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
11 51 (12.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 47 (11.69%) JD Edwards
13 45 (11.19%) Dynamics CRM
13 45 (11.19%) CRM
14 42 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 42 (10.45%) Resource Management
15 40 (9.95%) SAP
16 36 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (8.96%) Project Management
17 34 (8.46%) User Acceptance Testing
18 31 (7.71%) X++
18 31 (7.71%) Migration
19 30 (7.46%) Manufacturing
20 28 (6.97%) SharePoint
20 28 (6.97%) Logistics
21 26 (6.47%) Advertising
22 25 (6.22%) Dynamics NAV
23 24 (5.97%) C#
24 23 (5.72%) PRINCE2
25 22 (5.47%) T-SQL

Dynamics AX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 28 (6.97%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.98%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (2.49%) IIS
4 6 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.25%) Apache
6 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 77 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.49%) MS Project
3 3 (0.75%) MS Office
4 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 45 (11.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (6.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (1.99%) Dynamics GP
4 5 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.75%) Primavera
6 3 (0.75%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.75%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.50%) Line 500
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.50%) Sage 1000
7 2 (0.50%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.50%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.25%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.74%) Office 365
3 6 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.50%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.50%) IaaS
4 2 (0.50%) PaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.75%) WAN
2 2 (0.50%) Firewall
2 2 (0.50%) HTTP
2 2 (0.50%) LAN
2 2 (0.50%) VoIP
3 1 (0.25%) DHCP
3 1 (0.25%) DNS
3 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.25%) Intranet
3 1 (0.25%) Network Security
3 1 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.25%) SAN
3 1 (0.25%) Skype
3 1 (0.25%) VPN
3 1 (0.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 51 (12.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (5.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 16 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (3.48%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.74%) QlikView
6 7 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.24%) MS Access
8 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.00%) MySQL
9 4 (1.00%) Power BI
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.75%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.75%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (4.23%) MorphX
2 15 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.49%) Toad
6 5 (1.24%) MSI
6 5 (1.24%) WiX
7 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.25%) MSTest
7 1 (0.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 127 (31.59%) Finance
2 55 (13.68%) Retail
3 30 (7.46%) Manufacturing
4 26 (6.47%) Advertising
5 14 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.24%) Legal
6 9 (2.24%) Marketing
7 7 (1.74%) German Language
8 6 (1.49%) Back Office
9 5 (1.24%) Danish Language
9 5 (1.24%) Dutch Language
9 5 (1.24%) Electronics
9 5 (1.24%) Norwegian Language
10 4 (1.00%) French Language
10 4 (1.00%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.75%) Billing
11 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.50%) Banking
12 2 (0.50%) Law
13 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 114 (28.36%) Consultant
2 90 (22.39%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 77 (19.15%) Developer
4 73 (18.16%) Analyst
5 46 (11.44%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 46 (11.44%) Functional Consultant
6 41 (10.20%) Microsoft Consultant
7 36 (8.96%) Project Manager
8 29 (7.21%) Business Analyst
9 26 (6.47%) ERP Manager
10 25 (6.22%) Architect
11 21 (5.22%) Microsoft Developer
12 20 (4.98%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
13 17 (4.23%) Dynamics AX Architect
13 17 (4.23%) Test Analyst
14 16 (3.98%) Change Manager
14 16 (3.98%) ERP Project Manager
15 14 (3.48%) Programme Manager
15 14 (3.48%) Support Analyst
15 14 (3.48%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (21.14%) .NET
2 14 (3.48%) HTML
3 13 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (2.49%) CSS
5 7 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 7 (1.74%) jQuery
5 7 (1.74%) Web Services
5 7 (1.74%) XML
6 6 (1.49%) JSON
7 5 (1.24%) Software Packaging
8 4 (1.00%) MDX
8 4 (1.00%) XSLT
9 3 (0.75%) ODBC
10 2 (0.50%) COM
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.50%) Spring
11 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.25%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (1.99%) FMCG
3 7 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (1.74%) User Experience
4 6 (1.49%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.75%) Data Extraction
6 3 (0.75%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.75%) PMI
7 2 (0.50%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.50%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.50%) EPoS
7 2 (0.50%) iPad
8 1 (0.25%) AS400
8 1 (0.25%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.25%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.25%) iPhone
8 1 (0.25%) iSeries
8 1 (0.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.23%) Windows
2 6 (1.49%) Windows Server
3 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.25%) Unix
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (40.55%) ERP
2 54 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (11.19%) CRM
4 42 (10.45%) Resource Management
4 42 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (8.96%) Project Management
6 34 (8.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 31 (7.71%) Migration
8 28 (6.97%) Logistics
9 23 (5.72%) PRINCE2
10 21 (5.22%) Change Management
10 21 (5.22%) Scrum
11 19 (4.73%) Data Migration
11 19 (4.73%) E-Commerce
12 17 (4.23%) ETL
13 16 (3.98%) Business Analysis
14 14 (3.48%) Test Management
15 13 (3.23%) Integration Testing
15 13 (3.23%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (17.16%) SQL
2 31 (7.71%) X++
3 24 (5.97%) C#
4 22 (5.47%) T-SQL
5 12 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.74%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.24%) Perl
7 9 (2.24%) Python
7 9 (2.24%) Ruby
8 8 (1.99%) Java
9 6 (1.49%) C
10 1 (0.25%) RPG
10 1 (0.25%) RPG IV
10 1 (0.25%) RPG/400
10 1 (0.25%) VB
10 1 (0.25%) VBA
10 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (3.23%) Degree
2 8 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.74%) ISTQB
3 7 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (1.49%) ISEB
5 3 (0.75%) HND
5 3 (0.75%) MCDBA
5 3 (0.75%) MCP
5 3 (0.75%) MCSE
5 3 (0.75%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.25%) CCNA
7 1 (0.25%) CCNP
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.47%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) PMBOK
2 2 (0.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) GAMP
3 1 (0.25%) GxP
System Software
1 10 (2.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 255 (63.43%) Microsoft
2 58 (14.43%) Oracle
3 47 (11.69%) JD Edwards
4 40 (9.95%) SAP
5 11 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.99%) Sage
7 5 (1.24%) Cognos
7 5 (1.24%) Infor
8 4 (1.00%) Citrix
8 4 (1.00%) IBM
8 4 (1.00%) Tableau
8 4 (1.00%) VMware
9 3 (0.75%) Cisco
9 3 (0.75%) JDA
9 3 (0.75%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.75%) Siemens
10 2 (0.50%) Google
10 2 (0.50%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.50%) RedPrairie
10 2 (0.50%) Retek
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