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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains)
Rank 570 523 559
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +36
Contract jobs citing Dynamics GP 17 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.044% 0.048%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.35% 0.49% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 5
Average daily rate £338 £313 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £235 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £440 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4825 4317 5606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.57% 9.05% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2739 2206 2779
Average daily rate £425 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 78
Average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £63.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -92 14 £338 +12.50% 32
South East -9 10 £338 -3.57% 2
London -27 3 £375 +11.11% 10
Berkshire -11 2 - - 1
East Midlands -10 1 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 4
South West - - - - 3
Tyne and Wear - - - - 5
West Midlands - - - - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Durham - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 1
Middlesbrough - - - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 4
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Poole - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -

Dynamics GP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 15 (45.45%) Finance
3 11 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
5 9 (27.27%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (24.24%) Software Testing
6 8 (24.24%) NHS
7 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 6 (18.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (12.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (12.12%) SAP
8 4 (12.12%) Windows
8 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
8 4 (12.12%) CRM
8 4 (12.12%) ERP
8 4 (12.12%) CODA
8 4 (12.12%) Agresso
8 4 (12.12%) Oracle
9 3 (9.09%) CIMA
9 3 (9.09%) ACCA
9 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
9 3 (9.09%) ISEB
9 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
9 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
9 3 (9.09%) Test Management
10 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
10 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
10 2 (6.06%) FactSet

Dynamics GP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (6.06%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) Acrobat
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (18.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (12.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (12.12%) Agresso
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (3.03%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (3.03%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (3.03%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (3.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (3.03%) Epicor Tropos
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (3.03%) Dynamics SL
4 1 (3.03%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) VoIP
1 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) MS Access
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Test Leader
1 8 (24.24%) Consultant
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support
5 2 (6.06%) Great Plains Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.03%) Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) NHS
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) FMCG
2 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
3 8 (24.24%) Software Testing
4 4 (12.12%) CRM
4 4 (12.12%) ERP
5 3 (9.09%) Test Management
6 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.06%) Project Management
7 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.03%) Web Design
7 1 (3.03%) Data Management
7 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Logistics
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Software Architecture
7 1 (3.03%) Business Process Improvement
7 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C#
1 1 (3.03%) Java
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
1 1 (3.03%) VB
1 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) CIMA
1 3 (9.09%) ACCA
1 3 (9.09%) ISEB
1 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) MCP
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) SAP
2 4 (12.12%) CODA
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) FactSet
3 2 (6.06%) SimCorp
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
3 2 (6.06%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.03%) Sage
4 1 (3.03%) Cognos
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe
4 1 (3.03%) Trend Micro
4 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
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