The first table below looks at the demand for Dynamics GP 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 GP over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains)
Rank 577 565 565
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Dynamics GP 13 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.016% 0.028%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.25% 0.18% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 10
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£425 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £246 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £363
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
5107 4550 5324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.35% 8.90% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2641 2342 2593
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 75 55
Average hourly rate £32.03 £19.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% -43.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.30 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.75 £44.94 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -30.43%

Dynamics GP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Dynamics GP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Dynamics GP
Daily Rate Trend

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

Dynamics GP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Dynamics GP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Dynamics GP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Dynamics GP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Dynamics GP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Dynamics GP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Dynamics GP
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 GP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
England +1 13 £425 +30.76% 35
South East - 7 £406 - 8
London +7 4 £438 -2.77% 9
Surrey - 4 £425 -
City of London +28 2 £425 +16.43% 3
Guildford - 2 £469 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £283 -
South West -31 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £475 - 5
Dorset - 1 - -
Durham - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - - 3
Liverpool - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 2
Oxford - - - -
Poole - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Bury - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Scotland - - - -

Dynamics GP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Dynamics GP 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 GP.

1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
3 9 (31.03%) Finance
4 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
4 8 (27.59%) NHS
4 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
5 5 (17.24%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) CRM
6 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
6 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (10.34%) Data Management
7 3 (10.34%) ERP
7 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
8 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
8 2 (6.90%) SQL
8 2 (6.90%) .NET
8 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
8 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
8 2 (6.90%) Migration
8 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
8 2 (6.90%) SAP
9 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
9 1 (3.45%) Software Architecture
9 1 (3.45%) Business Process Improvement
9 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010

Dynamics GP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Dynamics GP 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 GP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.45%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.45%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Front Office
3 1 (3.45%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Test Leader
2 7 (24.14%) Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Great Plains Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Developer
6 2 (6.90%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Test Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.45%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
1 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
2 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
2 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
3 5 (17.24%) Project Management
4 4 (13.79%) CRM
5 3 (10.34%) Data Management
5 3 (10.34%) ERP
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) Migration
6 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
7 1 (3.45%) Software Architecture
7 1 (3.45%) Business Process Improvement
7 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.45%) Analytics
7 1 (3.45%) Master Data Management
7 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.45%) Web Design
7 1 (3.45%) Information Security
7 1 (3.45%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Sun
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Sage
3 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
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