The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 23 June 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)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 426 476 371
Rank change year-on-year +50 -105  
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 163 145 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.29% 0.55%
As % of the Business Applications category 4.42% 3.51% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 109 201
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year +80.00% -  

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 England with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3689 4132 4388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 8.58% 8.36% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2202 2569 2611
Median daily rate £475 £433 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.82% -3.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 50 41
Median hourly rate £27.00 £26.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +18.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.33 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.85 £99.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.28% +55.55%  

Dynamics AX
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Dynamics AX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Dynamics AX in England

Dynamics AX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Dynamics AX in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Dynamics AX in England

Dynamics AX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Dynamics AX in England

Dynamics AX
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Dynamics AX within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +16 74 £450 -5.26% 51
East of England +10 26 £500 +25.00% 3
West Midlands +31 24 £475 +5.55% 9
South East +6 12 £550 +10.00% 5
North West +15 9 £450 -30.76% 8
Yorkshire +26 5 £538 +53.57% 13
South West -6 5 £471 +10.88% 2
East Midlands -7 5 £419 -6.94% 8
Dynamics AX
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 England region with a requirement for Dynamics AX.

1 245 (68.63%) Microsoft
2 191 (53.50%) ERP
3 143 (40.06%) Finance
4 81 (22.69%) CRM
4 81 (22.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 74 (20.73%) SQL Server
6 73 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
7 62 (17.37%) Retail
8 61 (17.09%) Dynamics 365
9 56 (15.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 55 (15.41%) JD Edwards
11 54 (15.13%) SAP
12 53 (14.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 51 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
14 50 (14.01%) SharePoint
15 47 (13.17%) Project Management
15 47 (13.17%) C#
16 44 (12.32%) SQL
17 41 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
18 40 (11.20%) Windows
18 40 (11.20%) BizTalk Server
18 40 (11.20%) Dynamics NAV
19 39 (10.92%) X++
20 38 (10.64%) .NET
20 38 (10.64%) Manufacturing
20 38 (10.64%) Migration
21 36 (10.08%) Oracle
22 33 (9.24%) Logistics
23 31 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
24 30 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server

Dynamics AX
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 50 (14.01%) SharePoint
2 40 (11.20%) BizTalk Server
3 21 (5.88%) IIS
4 12 (3.36%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (1.40%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.12%) CMS
8 3 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.56%) Drupal
9 2 (0.56%) Kentico
10 1 (0.28%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Mule
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 81 (22.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (11.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (3.08%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (1.40%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (1.12%) Dynamics SL
6 3 (0.84%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.84%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.84%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.56%) Magento
8 1 (0.28%) Maximo
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.28%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.28%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.28%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 61 (17.09%) Dynamics 365
2 51 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.88%) IaaS
3 21 (5.88%) Office 365
3 21 (5.88%) PaaS
4 3 (0.84%) Yammer
5 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.56%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.28%) GitHub
6 1 (0.28%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.52%) DNS
2 8 (2.24%) LAN
2 8 (2.24%) WAN
3 7 (1.96%) VPN
4 5 (1.40%) Firewall
5 4 (1.12%) SAN
6 3 (0.84%) DHCP
7 2 (0.56%) FTP
8 1 (0.28%) MVNO
8 1 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 56 (15.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (14.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (7.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 23 (6.44%) Power BI
6 22 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.84%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.28%) MS Access
10 1 (0.28%) MySQL
10 1 (0.28%) OLAP
10 1 (0.28%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (5.60%) JIRA
3 17 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 14 (3.92%) MorphX
5 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.56%) Subversion
7 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.28%) TestDirector
General
1 143 (40.06%) Finance
2 62 (17.37%) Retail
3 38 (10.64%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.48%) Advertising
5 12 (3.36%) Legal
6 10 (2.80%) General Ledger
7 9 (2.52%) Back Office
7 9 (2.52%) Local Government
8 6 (1.68%) French Language
9 4 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.56%) German Language
10 2 (0.56%) Law
10 2 (0.56%) Swedish Language
10 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Marketing
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 94 (26.33%) Consultant
2 83 (23.25%) Developer
3 63 (17.65%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 57 (15.97%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 50 (14.01%) Analyst
6 34 (9.52%) Microsoft Developer
7 31 (8.68%) Microsoft Consultant
7 31 (8.68%) Project Manager
8 28 (7.84%) Architect
9 27 (7.56%) Functional Consultant
10 14 (3.92%) Dynamics AX Architect
10 14 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (3.64%) Administrator
11 13 (3.64%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.64%) ERP Manager
12 12 (3.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 12 (3.36%) ERP Consultant
13 10 (2.80%) ERP Analyst
13 10 (2.80%) ERP Project Manager
13 10 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.64%) .NET
2 25 (7.00%) Web Services
3 20 (5.60%) WCF
4 12 (3.36%) .NET Framework
5 10 (2.80%) COM
6 7 (1.96%) CSS
6 7 (1.96%) HTML
7 6 (1.68%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.40%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.40%) HTML5
9 4 (1.12%) CSS3
9 4 (1.12%) MDX
10 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.84%) EDI
11 2 (0.56%) XML
12 1 (0.28%) OAuth
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.28%) RESTful
12 1 (0.28%) WAP
12 1 (0.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (1.40%) Data Centre
3 5 (1.40%) e-Learning
4 4 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.12%) FMCG
4 4 (1.12%) PMI
5 3 (0.84%) Data Structures
5 3 (0.84%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.84%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.56%) Clustering
6 2 (0.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.56%) EPoS
6 2 (0.56%) Fintech
6 2 (0.56%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.56%) Life Science
6 2 (0.56%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.56%) Replication
6 2 (0.56%) Tandem
6 2 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.20%) Windows
2 15 (4.20%) Windows Server
3 12 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (53.50%) ERP
2 81 (22.69%) CRM
3 73 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (13.17%) Project Management
5 41 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (10.64%) Migration
7 33 (9.24%) Logistics
8 29 (8.12%) Scrum
9 26 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (6.16%) Coaching
11 21 (5.88%) Data Migration
11 21 (5.88%) TDD
12 20 (5.60%) PRINCE2
13 18 (5.04%) Business Analysis
14 16 (4.48%) Change Management
15 15 (4.20%) ETL
16 14 (3.92%) Functional Testing
16 14 (3.92%) IT Strategy
16 14 (3.92%) SDLC
16 14 (3.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 47 (13.17%) C#
2 44 (12.32%) SQL
3 39 (10.92%) X++
4 16 (4.48%) T-SQL
5 8 (2.24%) Java
5 8 (2.24%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.68%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.84%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.84%) Python
8 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.56%) Perl
8 2 (0.56%) VB
9 1 (0.28%) C
9 1 (0.28%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 28 (7.84%) Degree
2 12 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.80%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.24%) PMP
5 4 (1.12%) ACCA
5 4 (1.12%) ISEB
5 4 (1.12%) MAPM
5 4 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.84%) CIMA
6 3 (0.84%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.84%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.28%) AAT
8 1 (0.28%) IIBA
8 1 (0.28%) MCP
8 1 (0.28%) MCSA
8 1 (0.28%) MCSE
8 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.04%) QA
2 9 (2.52%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.84%) PMO
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) GAAP
5 1 (0.28%) IFRS
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.40%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.68%) SCCM
2 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.84%) SCOM
3 2 (0.56%) Ansible
3 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.56%) Puppet
3 2 (0.56%) Salt
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 245 (68.63%) Microsoft
2 55 (15.41%) JD Edwards
3 54 (15.13%) SAP
4 36 (10.08%) Oracle
5 12 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (3.08%) VMware
7 10 (2.80%) Citrix
8 5 (1.40%) Ariba
8 5 (1.40%) Cisco
8 5 (1.40%) Infor
9 4 (1.12%) IFS
9 4 (1.12%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.12%) Tableau
10 3 (0.84%) JDA
10 3 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.84%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.84%) Siebel
11 2 (0.56%) Epicor
11 2 (0.56%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.56%) Informatica
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