The first table below looks at the demand for Dynamics AX skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Dynamics AX 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 for the West Midlands region.

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 AX (Axapta)
Rank 87 79 95
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 31 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.30% 1.31% 0.44%
As % of the Business Applications category 10.95% 11.11% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 5
Average daily rate £408 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £358 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £535 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £430
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £91.25 £12.40
% change year-on-year
-76.43% +635.88%
Business Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
283 216 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.90% 11.79% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 92 91
Average daily rate £388 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 29 10
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 £21.50 £31.05 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
Dynamics AX
England

Dynamics AX
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Dynamics AX Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Dynamics AX
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Dynamics AX across the West Midlands region.

Dynamics AX Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Dynamics AX
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Dynamics AX across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Dynamics AX Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Dynamics AX
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Dynamics AX across the West Midlands region.

Dynamics AX Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Dynamics AX
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region 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
Birmingham -11 15 £425 -5.55% 9
Staffordshire +5 7 £300 +160.86% 4
Warwickshire - 6 £250 - 1
Solihull -7 1 £500 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Dynamics AX
England

Dynamics AX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 43 (68.25%) Microsoft
2 34 (53.97%) ERP
3 17 (26.98%) .NET
4 16 (25.40%) SQL Server
5 13 (20.63%) CRM
5 13 (20.63%) Finance
5 13 (20.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (19.05%) X++
6 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET
6 12 (19.05%) C#
7 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
8 9 (14.29%) Manufacturing
8 9 (14.29%) Data Analysis
9 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (11.11%) SOA
10 7 (11.11%) Programme Management
10 7 (11.11%) WCF
10 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (9.52%) Logistics
11 6 (9.52%) N-Tier
12 5 (7.94%) Java
12 5 (7.94%) SQL
12 5 (7.94%) MS Office
12 5 (7.94%) JD Edwards
12 5 (7.94%) Resource Management
13 4 (6.35%) Retail
13 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (6.35%) SAP
13 4 (6.35%) Advertising
13 4 (6.35%) Validation

Dynamics AX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS Office
3 4 (6.35%) MS Project
3 4 (6.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Maximo
2 1 (1.59%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.17%) OLAP
5 1 (1.59%) MS Access
5 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.59%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (20.63%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.35%) Retail
3 4 (6.35%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Automotive
4 1 (1.59%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Developer
2 13 (20.63%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 10 (15.87%) Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Consultant
5 7 (11.11%) Architect
6 6 (9.52%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Systems Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Test Leader
8 4 (6.35%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.35%) Programmer
9 3 (4.76%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.17%) ERP Project Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Consultant
10 2 (3.17%) Data Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) CRM Architect
10 2 (3.17%) Project Manager
11 1 (1.59%) Functional Consultant
11 1 (1.59%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.98%) .NET
2 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.11%) WCF
4 1 (1.59%) EDI
4 1 (1.59%) HTML
4 1 (1.59%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.59%) Replication
2 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.97%) ERP
2 13 (20.63%) CRM
3 9 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 7 (11.11%) SOA
4 7 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (9.52%) Logistics
6 5 (7.94%) Resource Management
7 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.35%) Validation
8 3 (4.76%) UML
8 3 (4.76%) Change Management
8 3 (4.76%) Project Management
9 2 (3.17%) Project Planning
9 2 (3.17%) Business Analysis
9 2 (3.17%) Data Migration
9 2 (3.17%) Migration
9 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.17%) Data Modelling
10 1 (1.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) X++
1 12 (19.05%) C#
2 5 (7.94%) Java
2 5 (7.94%) SQL
3 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.59%) C
4 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) HNC
2 1 (1.59%) ISEB
2 1 (1.59%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
Vendors
1 43 (68.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) JD Edwards
3 4 (6.35%) SAP
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle
5 2 (3.17%) Northgate
6 1 (1.59%) Siebel
6 1 (1.59%) Citrix
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