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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 444 389
Rank change year-on-year +47 -55  
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 190 172 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.35% 0.46%
As % of the Business Applications category 5.38% 4.36% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 118 174
Median daily rate £450 £444 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.40% -2.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +20.31% -15.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 3531 3946 4229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 8.49% 7.99% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2161 2418 2475
Median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 39
Median hourly rate £37.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.54% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £9.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £63.16 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.39 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +39.58% +57.14%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +86 124 £450 -1.63% 47
Yorkshire +27 18 £563 +50.00% 10
West Midlands 0 10 £450 +50.00% 7
East Midlands -2 9 £450 +20.00% 8
North West +11 8 £413 -21.42% 5
South East +5 8 £475 +7.04% 16
East of England -8 8 £500 +28.20% 2
South West -10 2 £513 +36.66% 5
Dynamics AX
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 288 (65.90%) Microsoft
2 210 (48.05%) ERP
3 165 (37.76%) Finance
4 108 (24.71%) SQL Server
5 98 (22.43%) CRM
6 97 (22.20%) C#
7 94 (21.51%) Business Intelligence
7 94 (21.51%) Dynamics CRM
8 77 (17.62%) SharePoint
9 72 (16.48%) BizTalk Server
10 69 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 69 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
11 67 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
11 67 (15.33%) .NET
12 66 (15.10%) Oracle
13 64 (14.65%) SQL
14 63 (14.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 61 (13.96%) Retail
15 61 (13.96%) SAP
16 58 (13.27%) Project Management
16 58 (13.27%) MS Excel
17 54 (12.36%) JD Edwards
18 50 (11.44%) Manufacturing
19 45 (10.30%) Team Foundation Server
19 45 (10.30%) X++
19 45 (10.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 43 (9.84%) Advertising
21 41 (9.38%) Migration
22 38 (8.70%) Windows
23 35 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management

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 77 (17.62%) SharePoint
2 72 (16.48%) BizTalk Server
3 29 (6.64%) IIS
4 6 (1.37%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.46%) Drupal
6 2 (0.46%) Kentico
7 1 (0.23%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.23%) CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Mule
7 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 58 (13.27%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.52%) MS Office
3 5 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.14%) MS Project
4 3 (0.69%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.23%) InVision
6 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 94 (21.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (4.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 20 (4.58%) NetSuite
3 5 (1.14%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.92%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.69%) Dynamics SL
5 3 (0.69%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.46%) Cognos Controller
6 2 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.46%) Magento
6 2 (0.46%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.23%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.23%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.23%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 69 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (6.18%) IaaS
3 26 (5.95%) PaaS
4 21 (4.81%) Office 365
5 6 (1.37%) Yammer
6 3 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.46%) SaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.23%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.46%) DHCP
1 2 (0.46%) DNS
1 2 (0.46%) FTP
1 2 (0.46%) LAN
1 2 (0.46%) VPN
1 2 (0.46%) WAN
2 1 (0.23%) Broadband
2 1 (0.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (24.71%) SQL Server
2 69 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (14.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (10.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 33 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (6.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (6.18%) Power BI
8 7 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.69%) MySQL
9 3 (0.69%) OLAP
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.46%) DataStage
10 2 (0.46%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.23%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.23%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 45 (10.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (6.18%) JIRA
3 15 (3.43%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.37%) MorphX
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.23%) Subversion
6 1 (0.23%) TestDirector
General
1 165 (37.76%) Finance
2 61 (13.96%) Retail
3 50 (11.44%) Manufacturing
4 43 (9.84%) Advertising
5 15 (3.43%) Legal
6 6 (1.37%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.37%) Marketing
7 3 (0.69%) Banking
7 3 (0.69%) French Language
7 3 (0.69%) Games
7 3 (0.69%) German Language
7 3 (0.69%) Publishing
8 2 (0.46%) Automotive
8 2 (0.46%) Czech Language
8 2 (0.46%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.23%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 150 (34.32%) Developer
2 88 (20.14%) Consultant
3 82 (18.76%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 69 (15.79%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 60 (13.73%) Analyst
6 55 (12.59%) Microsoft Developer
7 29 (6.64%) Architect
7 29 (6.64%) Project Manager
8 26 (5.95%) .NET Developer
8 26 (5.95%) Microsoft Consultant
9 23 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
10 21 (4.81%) Business Analyst
11 20 (4.58%) Dynamics AX Architect
12 17 (3.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 17 (3.89%) ERP Analyst
12 17 (3.89%) ERP Manager
13 15 (3.43%) ERP Project Manager
14 11 (2.52%) Business Developer
15 10 (2.29%) BizTalk Developer
15 10 (2.29%) ERP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (15.33%) .NET
2 34 (7.78%) Web Services
3 30 (6.86%) WCF
4 27 (6.18%) COM
5 26 (5.95%) CSS
6 21 (4.81%) AngularJS
7 18 (4.12%) HTML
8 17 (3.89%) ASP.NET
9 15 (3.43%) CSS3
10 14 (3.20%) HTML5
11 12 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (2.06%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.60%) XML
14 5 (1.14%) XSLT
15 4 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 4 (0.92%) JSTL
15 4 (0.92%) RESTful
16 3 (0.69%) jQuery
16 3 (0.69%) WPF
17 2 (0.46%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.43%) Public Cloud
3 7 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.37%) Life Science
5 3 (0.69%) Data Centre
5 3 (0.69%) Data Structures
5 3 (0.69%) FMCG
5 3 (0.69%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.46%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.46%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.46%) EPoS
6 2 (0.46%) Fintech
6 2 (0.46%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.46%) User Experience
7 1 (0.23%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.23%) Clustering
7 1 (0.23%) PMI
7 1 (0.23%) Replication
7 1 (0.23%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.70%) Windows
2 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (0.46%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (48.05%) ERP
2 98 (22.43%) CRM
3 94 (21.51%) Business Intelligence
4 67 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (13.27%) Project Management
6 41 (9.38%) Migration
7 35 (8.01%) Logistics
7 35 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (7.78%) TDD
9 31 (7.09%) Scrum
10 28 (6.41%) Data Migration
11 27 (6.18%) MVC
12 25 (5.72%) ETL
13 21 (4.81%) Business Development
14 20 (4.58%) Business Analysis
14 20 (4.58%) Mentoring
15 18 (4.12%) Change Management
16 17 (3.89%) IT Strategy
17 16 (3.66%) E-Commerce
18 15 (3.43%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 97 (22.20%) C#
2 64 (14.65%) SQL
3 45 (10.30%) X++
4 26 (5.95%) JavaScript
5 22 (5.03%) T-SQL
6 14 (3.20%) VB.NET
7 12 (2.75%) Java
8 4 (0.92%) C
8 4 (0.92%) VB
8 4 (0.92%) XPath
9 3 (0.69%) C++
10 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.23%) COBOL
10 1 (0.23%) Perl
10 1 (0.23%) PHP
10 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (6.18%) Degree
2 9 (2.06%) ACCA
3 7 (1.60%) PMI Certification
3 7 (1.60%) PMP
4 6 (1.37%) CIMA
4 6 (1.37%) ISEB
4 6 (1.37%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.14%) MAPM
5 5 (1.14%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.92%) AAT
6 4 (0.92%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.46%) CEH
7 2 (0.46%) CISM
7 2 (0.46%) CISMP
7 2 (0.46%) CISSP
7 2 (0.46%) CRISC
7 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.23%) MCSA
8 1 (0.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.20%) QA
2 7 (1.60%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.69%) PMO
5 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.46%) GPG13
5 2 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.46%) RMADS
5 2 (0.46%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.23%) GAAP
6 1 (0.23%) IFRS
System Software
1 10 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.23%) Ansible
2 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.23%) Puppet
2 1 (0.23%) Salt
2 1 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 288 (65.90%) Microsoft
2 66 (15.10%) Oracle
3 61 (13.96%) SAP
4 54 (12.36%) JD Edwards
5 19 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (3.89%) PeopleSoft
7 13 (2.97%) Infor
8 6 (1.37%) Cognos
9 5 (1.14%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.14%) IBM
9 5 (1.14%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (0.92%) Citrix
10 4 (0.92%) Sage
10 4 (0.92%) Tableau
11 3 (0.69%) hybris
11 3 (0.69%) IFS
11 3 (0.69%) JDA
11 3 (0.69%) Workday
12 2 (0.46%) Casewise
12 2 (0.46%) VMware
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