The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Dynamics AX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Dynamics AX over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 57 48
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9  
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 6 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.02% 0.39% 1.73%
As % of the Business Applications category 10.91% 4.92% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 10
Median daily rate £450 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £300 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £440 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £439 £450
% change year-on-year +12.53% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 - -

Dynamics AX is in the business application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 55 61 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 9.35% 8.03% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 61
Median daily rate £475 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £10.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.77 £22.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year +66.02% -28.90%  

Dynamics AX
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Dynamics AX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Dynamics AX in Birmingham

Dynamics AX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Dynamics AX in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Dynamics AX in Birmingham

Dynamics AX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Dynamics AX in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Dynamics AX in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Dynamics AX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Dynamics AX.

1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) Manufacturing
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (33.33%) X++
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (26.67%) ERP
7 3 (20.00%) CRM
7 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (20.00%) C#
7 3 (20.00%) HTML
7 3 (20.00%) CSS
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (20.00%) Business Development
7 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (20.00%) HTML5
7 3 (20.00%) CSS3
7 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (20.00%) Public Cloud
7 3 (20.00%) Power BI
8 2 (13.33%) Office 365
8 2 (13.33%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) .NET
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio

Dynamics AX
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Power BI
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) MorphX
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
1 7 (46.67%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Dynamics AX Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX Trainer
4 1 (6.67%) ERP Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) ERP Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) HR Trainer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Trainer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
1 3 (20.00%) CSS3
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) HTML5
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) e-Learning
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (26.67%) ERP
3 3 (20.00%) Business Development
3 3 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) X++
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Casewise
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Infor
2 1 (6.67%) JD Edwards
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
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