The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 26 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)
England / South West
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 126 124
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2  
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 2 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.076% 0.34% 0.60%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.81% 4.95% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 17
Median daily rate £525 £388 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.48% -7.73%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £453
% change year-on-year +14.28% -3.31%  
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 the South West with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 248 202 225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 9.43% 6.78% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 143 159
Median daily rate £428 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% +3.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +85.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +66.66% -29.68%  

Dynamics AX
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Dynamics AX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Dynamics AX in the South West

Dynamics AX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Dynamics AX in the South West

Dynamics AX
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Somerset +9 1 £525 +23.89%
Wiltshire -2 1 - -
Dynamics AX
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South West region with a requirement for Dynamics AX.

1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) CRM
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (36.36%) ERP
3 4 (36.36%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (18.18%) C++
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (18.18%) JD Edwards
5 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Workflow
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) MySQL
6 1 (9.09%) Windows
6 1 (9.09%) T-SQL

Dynamics AX
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) Power BI
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C++ Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C++/C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C++/Java Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 2 (18.18%) SSAS Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Architect
5 1 (9.09%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Data Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Microsoft Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) CRM
2 4 (36.36%) ERP
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) JD Edwards