The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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)
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 427 455 400
Rank change year-on-year +28 -55  
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 177 194 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.35% 0.46%
As % of the Business Applications category 4.48% 4.38% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 141 197
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £439 £450
% change year-on-year +12.53% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 - -
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 with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3949 4427 4683
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.38% 7.92% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2319 2716 2604
Median daily rate £450 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 43 32
Median hourly rate £36.25 £26.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.42% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £9.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £60.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.77 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +37.34% -14.06%  

Dynamics AX
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Dynamics AX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Dynamics AX in the UK

Dynamics AX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Dynamics AX over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Dynamics AX in the UK

Dynamics AX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Dynamics AX in the UK

Dynamics AX
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Dynamics AX over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Dynamics AX in the UK

Dynamics AX
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +30 159 £450 - 91
London +54 103 £450 -5.26% 42
Yorkshire +36 16 £500 +29.03% 1
City of London -7 12 £360 -26.53% 8
West Midlands +14 9 £450 +50.00% 8
West Yorkshire +25 8 £638 +70.00%
North West +17 7 £413 -41.07% 9
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £500 +33.33%
East Midlands -11 7 £450 +20.00% 5
East of England -15 7 £500 +28.20% 7
Leeds - 7 £700 -
Birmingham +10 6 £450 +50.00% 5
South East +16 4 £488 +1.29% 13
Cambridge +4 4 £494 +41.07%
Manchester -1 4 £413 -41.07% 8
Sheffield - 3 £375 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
Scotland +29 2 - -
Wiltshire -1 2 £425 +21.42%
Staffordshire -3 2 £525 +40.00% 2
South West -8 2 £425 +9.67% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £488 - 3
Oxford - 2 £488 -
Swindon - 2 £425 -
Hull - 2 - -
East Yorkshire - 2 - -
Edinburgh +11 1 - -
Lancashire +8 1 - -
Wakefield +1 1 £575 +53.33%

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Dynamics AX.

1 252 (59.29%) Microsoft
2 236 (55.53%) ERP
3 154 (36.24%) Finance
4 102 (24.00%) SQL Server
5 84 (19.76%) C#
6 83 (19.53%) CRM
7 82 (19.29%) Dynamics CRM
8 78 (18.35%) Business Intelligence
9 67 (15.76%) Oracle
10 64 (15.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 63 (14.82%) SharePoint
11 63 (14.82%) JD Edwards
12 62 (14.59%) BizTalk Server
13 61 (14.35%) SAP
14 58 (13.65%) Retail
14 58 (13.65%) Microsoft Azure
15 57 (13.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 56 (13.18%) .NET
17 53 (12.47%) SQL
18 51 (12.00%) Project Management
18 51 (12.00%) Migration
19 49 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
20 45 (10.59%) Windows
21 41 (9.65%) Manufacturing
22 40 (9.41%) X++
23 39 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
23 39 (9.18%) Logistics
24 37 (8.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 34 (8.00%) TDD
25 34 (8.00%) Web Services

Dynamics AX
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 63 (14.82%) SharePoint
2 62 (14.59%) BizTalk Server
3 28 (6.59%) IIS
4 7 (1.65%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.47%) Confluence
6 2 (0.47%) Drupal
6 2 (0.47%) Kentico
6 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.24%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.24%) CMS
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.24%) Mule
7 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 82 (19.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (5.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 19 (4.47%) NetSuite
4 5 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (1.18%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.94%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 4 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.71%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.71%) Dynamics SL
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.47%) Magento
7 2 (0.47%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.47%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.24%) Cognos Controller
8 1 (0.24%) Infor LN
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.24%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.24%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 58 (13.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (6.35%) IaaS
3 26 (6.12%) PaaS
4 25 (5.88%) Office 365
5 22 (5.18%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.41%) Yammer
7 4 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.47%) SaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.24%) GitHub
9 1 (0.24%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.94%) FTP
1 4 (0.94%) SAN
2 3 (0.71%) DHCP
2 3 (0.71%) DNS
3 2 (0.47%) LAN
3 2 (0.47%) VPN
3 2 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 64 (15.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (13.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (8.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 28 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (4.71%) Power BI
8 7 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.71%) MySQL
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.24%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.24%) OLAP
11 1 (0.24%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (6.82%) JIRA
3 14 (3.29%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.65%) MorphX
5 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.47%) Subversion
7 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
General
1 154 (36.24%) Finance
2 58 (13.65%) Retail
3 41 (9.65%) Manufacturing
4 28 (6.59%) Advertising
5 16 (3.76%) Legal
6 8 (1.88%) General Ledger
7 6 (1.41%) Marketing
8 5 (1.18%) French Language
9 3 (0.71%) German Language
9 3 (0.71%) Publishing
10 2 (0.47%) Automotive
10 2 (0.47%) Back Office
10 2 (0.47%) Czech Language
10 2 (0.47%) Games
10 2 (0.47%) Law
10 2 (0.47%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.24%) Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 128 (30.12%) Developer
2 97 (22.82%) Consultant
3 78 (18.35%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 74 (17.41%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 60 (14.12%) Analyst
6 48 (11.29%) Microsoft Developer
7 31 (7.29%) Project Manager
8 25 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
9 20 (4.71%) Architect
9 20 (4.71%) Functional Consultant
10 19 (4.47%) ERP Analyst
11 18 (4.24%) Business Analyst
12 15 (3.53%) .NET Developer
12 15 (3.53%) ERP Manager
13 14 (3.29%) Trainer
14 13 (3.06%) ERP Project Manager
15 11 (2.59%) BizTalk Developer
15 11 (2.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 11 (2.59%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
15 11 (2.59%) ERP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (13.18%) .NET
2 34 (8.00%) Web Services
3 30 (7.06%) WCF
4 22 (5.18%) COM
5 15 (3.53%) ASP.NET
5 15 (3.53%) CSS
6 13 (3.06%) AngularJS
7 11 (2.59%) .NET Framework
8 10 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (2.12%) HTML
10 6 (1.41%) CSS3
10 6 (1.41%) HTML5
11 4 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 4 (0.94%) XSLT
12 3 (0.71%) jQuery
12 3 (0.71%) RESTful
12 3 (0.71%) WPF
12 3 (0.71%) XML
13 2 (0.47%) EDI
13 2 (0.47%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (1.41%) e-Learning
3 6 (1.41%) Public Cloud
4 5 (1.18%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.18%) FMCG
4 5 (1.18%) Life Science
5 4 (0.94%) Learning Management System
5 4 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.71%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.71%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.71%) Tandem
7 2 (0.47%) Clustering
7 2 (0.47%) EPoS
7 2 (0.47%) Fintech
7 2 (0.47%) User Experience
8 1 (0.24%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.24%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.24%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.24%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.59%) Windows
2 9 (2.12%) Windows Server
3 7 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (55.53%) ERP
2 83 (19.53%) CRM
3 78 (18.35%) Business Intelligence
4 51 (12.00%) Migration
4 51 (12.00%) Project Management
5 49 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (9.18%) Logistics
7 34 (8.00%) TDD
8 31 (7.29%) Data Migration
8 31 (7.29%) Scrum
9 29 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (5.18%) Test Scripting
11 21 (4.94%) ETL
12 19 (4.47%) Business Analysis
13 18 (4.24%) Change Management
13 18 (4.24%) Mentoring
13 18 (4.24%) MVC
14 17 (4.00%) Data Management
15 16 (3.76%) PRINCE2
15 16 (3.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (19.76%) C#
2 53 (12.47%) SQL
3 40 (9.41%) X++
4 17 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 15 (3.53%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.35%) Java
6 10 (2.35%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.71%) C
8 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.47%) C++
8 2 (0.47%) Perl
8 2 (0.47%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.47%) Python
8 2 (0.47%) VB
8 2 (0.47%) XPath
9 1 (0.24%) COBOL
9 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (6.82%) Degree
2 8 (1.88%) PMI Certification
2 8 (1.88%) PMP
3 6 (1.41%) ACCA
4 5 (1.18%) CIMA
4 5 (1.18%) ISEB
4 5 (1.18%) MAPM
5 4 (0.94%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.71%) AAT
6 3 (0.71%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.71%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.24%) CCA
7 1 (0.24%) IIBA
7 1 (0.24%) MCP
7 1 (0.24%) MCSA
7 1 (0.24%) MCSE
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.76%) QA
2 10 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.47%) PMO
4 2 (0.47%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.24%) GAAP
5 1 (0.24%) IFRS
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.18%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.41%) SCCM
2 3 (0.71%) SCOM
3 2 (0.47%) Ansible
3 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.47%) Puppet
3 2 (0.47%) Salt
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 252 (59.29%) Microsoft
2 67 (15.76%) Oracle
3 63 (14.82%) JD Edwards
4 61 (14.35%) SAP
5 17 (4.00%) PeopleSoft
6 15 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.59%) Infor
8 6 (1.41%) VMware
9 5 (1.18%) Cisco
9 5 (1.18%) Citrix
9 5 (1.18%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (0.94%) Sage
10 4 (0.94%) Tableau
11 3 (0.71%) Cognos
11 3 (0.71%) Hyperion
11 3 (0.71%) IBM
11 3 (0.71%) IFS
11 3 (0.71%) JDA
12 2 (0.47%) Siebel
12 2 (0.47%) Workday
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