Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 188 174
Rank change year-on-year +27 -14 -30
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 38 35 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.51% 0.81%
As % of the Business Applications category 6.90% 5.60% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 50
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.06% - +5.94%
10th Percentile £366 £371 £323
90th Percentile £638 £541 £614
England median daily rate £475 £463 £440
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.11% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £10.00 -
England median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -83.33% +160.87%

Dynamics AX is in the Business Applications category. The following 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.

All Business Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 551 625 824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.75% 9.15% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 384 376
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.43% -5.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £311 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £556 £575
England median daily rate £475 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +6.74% +1.71% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 17
North West median hourly rate £66.80 £59.31 £50.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +18.43% +86.66%
10th Percentile £61.56 £10.58 £21.64
90th Percentile £69.07 £69.07 £52.47
England median hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -11.29% +12.73% +2.50%

Dynamics AX
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Dynamics AX as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +20 22 £450 -1.37%
Lancashire +16 6 £356 -20.92% 1
Cheshire +10 3 £420 -1.18%
Cumbria - 2 - -
Dynamics AX
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 27 (71.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (44.74%) SQL
3 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
4 12 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (28.95%) X++
6 10 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (23.68%) T-SQL
7 9 (23.68%) .NET
7 9 (23.68%) Finance
7 9 (23.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (21.05%) Migration
8 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (15.79%) ERP
9 6 (15.79%) Data Migration
10 5 (13.16%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (13.16%) ETL
10 5 (13.16%) Oracle
10 5 (13.16%) Business Analysis
11 4 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (10.53%) Advertising
11 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
11 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
11 4 (10.53%) CRM
11 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
11 4 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
11 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
12 3 (7.89%) Data Structures
12 3 (7.89%) QA
12 3 (7.89%) MorphX

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 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 12 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (23.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) Power BI
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.89%) MorphX
3 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Advertising
3 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.26%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) French Language
5 1 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Developer
2 12 (31.58%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Consultant
4 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.26%) ERP Trainer
7 2 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.26%) SQL BI Developer
7 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.26%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Trainer
8 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Lead
8 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX Architect
8 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) SSAS Developer
8 1 (2.63%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.63%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.63%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (21.05%) Migration
3 6 (15.79%) Data Migration
3 6 (15.79%) ERP
4 5 (13.16%) Business Analysis
4 5 (13.16%) ETL
5 4 (10.53%) CRM
5 4 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.89%) Workflow
7 2 (5.26%) E-business
7 2 (5.26%) Information Management
7 2 (5.26%) Logistics
7 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.63%) Requirements Engineering
8 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (2.63%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) X++
3 9 (23.68%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.26%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) C++
4 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.26%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.26%) SAP