The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 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)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 138 128
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10  
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 9 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.45% 0.70%
As % of the Business Applications category 4.00% 5.15% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 20
Median daily rate £450 £650 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.76% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £405 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £750 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the North West with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 225 330 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 7.76% 8.66% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 216 181
Median daily rate £450 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £575 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £14.25 £11.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.54% -51.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% +55.55%  

Dynamics AX
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Dynamics AX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Dynamics AX in the North West

Dynamics AX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Dynamics AX in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Dynamics AX in the North West

Dynamics AX
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester +2 6 £500 -28.57% 4
Lancashire +8 2 £338 - 1
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Dynamics AX
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Dynamics AX.

1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (29.41%) ERP
4 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL
5 3 (17.65%) CRM
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (17.65%) JD Edwards
6 2 (11.76%) ISEB
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) X++
6 2 (11.76%) French Language
6 2 (11.76%) German Language
6 2 (11.76%) Swedish Language
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services

Dynamics AX
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (11.76%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (5.88%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (5.88%) Mimecast
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) French Language
2 2 (11.76%) German Language
2 2 (11.76%) Swedish Language
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Functional Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) ERP Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.88%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ERP
2 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (17.65%) CRM
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
2 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (5.88%) Database Security
4 1 (5.88%) ETL Development
4 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) Line Management
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) X++
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) MCP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.88%) BeyondTrust
3 1 (5.88%) Canon
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) MobileIron
3 1 (5.88%) NetApp
3 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) ScanSafe
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
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