The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains)
Rank 571 555 515
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -40
Contract jobs citing Dynamics GP 5 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.022% 0.049%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.11% 0.25% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 13
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£390 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £335 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

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
4592 4443 3981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.75% 8.84% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2586 2344 1972
Average daily rate £448 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.87% +2.35%
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 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 50 53
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.10 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.06% -39.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.21 £59.90 £67.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-21.73% -39.15%

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 27 February 2015.

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 24 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 27 February 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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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 -24 3 £390 +11.42% 38
South East -29 1 £750 +66.66% 8
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - - 5
Cardiff - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
London - - - - 12
Manchester - - - - 5
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 3
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - - 5
North West - - - - 5

Dynamics GP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) C#
6 2 (12.50%) Middleware
6 2 (12.50%) Business Objects
6 2 (12.50%) ETL
6 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) .NET
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (12.50%) SOAP
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) General Ledger
7 1 (6.25%) Banking

Dynamics GP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Business One
4 1 (6.25%) Exchequer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.25%) MS Access
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Applications Support
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Report Writer
3 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Business Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Business One Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) ETL
2 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) ERP
3 1 (6.25%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Sage