Period
to 1 August 2021

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 6 months to 1 August 2021 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
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 562 484 559
Rank change year-on-year -78 +75 -6
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 206 77 299
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Business Applications category 4.35% 2.73% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 47 230
10th Percentile £313 £350 £368
25th Percentile £400 £431 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £508 £500
Median % change year-on-year -6.40% +1.50% -0.99%
75th Percentile £538 £568 £588
90th Percentile £638 £646 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £520 £500
% change year-on-year -13.46% +4.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £20.00

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 with a requirement for business application skills.

All Business Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 4,732 2,823 6,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.59% 7.77% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,844 1,757 3,903
10th Percentile £325 £316 £325
25th Percentile £413 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £625 £613 £575
90th Percentile £700 £713 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 29 74
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.87 £11.25
25th Percentile £24.00 £21.25 £15.31
Median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £28.75
Median % change year-on-year +17.14% +21.74% +26.37%
75th Percentile £62.25 £48.75 £54.88
90th Percentile £67.10 £60.00 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £31.75
% change year-on-year -3.03% +29.92% +51.19%

Dynamics AX
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Dynamics AX as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Dynamics AX in the UK

Dynamics AX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Dynamics AX.

Daily rate trend for Dynamics AX in the UK

Dynamics AX
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Dynamics AX over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Dynamics AX in the UK

Dynamics AX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Dynamics AX.

Hourly rate trend for Dynamics AX in the UK

Dynamics AX
Top 12 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 6 months to 1 August 2021. 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
England -137 107 £475 -7.09% 71
UK excluding London -57 49 £450 -13.46% 44
London -139 46 £475 -5.00% 29
Work from Home -255 33 £525 - 50
South West -4 16 £501 +2.67% 4
North of England -24 14 £400 -11.11% 18
Midlands -38 12 £433 -9.66% 10
North West -21 9 £400 -11.11% 11
South East -42 7 £500 -10.11% 7
East Midlands -18 6 £400 -16.45% 5
West Midlands -33 6 £475 -5.00% 5
Yorkshire - 5 £388 - 7

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Dynamics AX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Dynamics AX.

1 185 (89.81%) Dynamics 365
2 143 (69.42%) Microsoft
3 104 (50.49%) Azure
4 89 (43.20%) Business Intelligence
5 87 (42.23%) SAP
6 86 (41.75%) Oracle
6 86 (41.75%) Finance
7 85 (41.26%) CRM
7 85 (41.26%) Dynamics CRM
8 84 (40.78%) .NET
9 83 (40.29%) SQL
10 82 (39.81%) Migration
11 81 (39.32%) SharePoint
12 80 (38.83%) Java
13 79 (38.35%) J2EE
14 71 (34.47%) ERP
15 65 (31.55%) Power Platform
16 64 (31.07%) Social Skills
17 62 (30.10%) Data Migration
18 54 (26.21%) PowerApps
19 42 (20.39%) BizTalk Server
20 34 (16.50%) BusinessObjects
21 27 (13.11%) NetSuite
21 27 (13.11%) DevOps
22 26 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
22 26 (12.62%) JD Edwards
23 25 (12.14%) MS Exchange
24 24 (11.65%) Marketing
25 23 (11.17%) C#
26 22 (10.68%) Presentation Skills

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 81 (39.32%) SharePoint
2 42 (20.39%) BizTalk Server
3 25 (12.14%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.97%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.97%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.97%) IIS
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.43%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 85 (41.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (13.11%) NetSuite
3 6 (2.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.49%) Line 500
5 1 (0.49%) Maximo
5 1 (0.49%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.49%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 185 (89.81%) Dynamics 365
2 104 (50.49%) Azure
3 65 (31.55%) Power Platform
4 54 (26.21%) PowerApps
5 17 (8.25%) Microsoft 365
6 14 (6.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (6.80%) Azure Logic Apps
7 9 (4.37%) AWS
8 4 (1.94%) Snowflake
9 3 (1.46%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.97%) Boomi
11 1 (0.49%) Azure Service Bus
11 1 (0.49%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.49%) GitHub
11 1 (0.49%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.49%) SaaS
11 1 (0.49%) Serverless
11 1 (0.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.43%) NetScaler
2 2 (0.97%) DNS
3 1 (0.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.50%) BusinessObjects
2 21 (10.19%) Power BI
3 14 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (5.83%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.40%) Big Data
7 4 (1.94%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.97%) Data Vault
9 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.49%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.49%) Metadata
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.49%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.49%) QlikView
10 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (5.34%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (2.43%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.94%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.46%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.97%) JIRA
6 1 (0.49%) Maven
6 1 (0.49%) MorphX
6 1 (0.49%) Postman
6 1 (0.49%) REST Assured
6 1 (0.49%) Selenium
6 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 86 (41.75%) Finance
2 64 (31.07%) Social Skills
3 26 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (11.65%) Marketing
5 22 (10.68%) Presentation Skills
6 21 (10.19%) Retail
7 17 (8.25%) Manufacturing
8 13 (6.31%) General Ledger
9 7 (3.40%) Documentation Skills
9 7 (3.40%) Public Sector
10 3 (1.46%) German Language
11 2 (0.97%) Banking
11 2 (0.97%) Electronics
11 2 (0.97%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.49%) French Language
12 1 (0.49%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.49%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.49%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (34.95%) Consultant
2 41 (19.90%) Developer
3 22 (10.68%) Analyst
3 22 (10.68%) Architect
4 21 (10.19%) Microsoft Consultant
5 20 (9.71%) CRM Developer
5 20 (9.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 19 (9.22%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 17 (8.25%) Functional Consultant
8 9 (4.37%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.88%) Technical Leader
10 7 (3.40%) Data Engineer
10 7 (3.40%) Dynamics AX Developer
11 6 (2.91%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.91%) ERP Manager
11 6 (2.91%) Supply Chain Consultant
12 5 (2.43%) Big Data Engineer
12 5 (2.43%) ERP Analyst
12 5 (2.43%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.43%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (40.78%) .NET
2 79 (38.35%) J2EE
3 7 (3.40%) Web Services
4 6 (2.91%) Kafka
5 5 (2.43%) SOAP
6 4 (1.94%) REST
6 4 (1.94%) XML
7 3 (1.46%) EDI
8 2 (0.97%) ADO
8 2 (0.97%) Ajax
8 2 (0.97%) jQuery
8 2 (0.97%) JSON
8 2 (0.97%) LDAP
9 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.49%) COM
9 1 (0.49%) CSS
9 1 (0.49%) HTML
9 1 (0.49%) JMS
9 1 (0.49%) Middleware
9 1 (0.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.91%) User Experience
2 4 (1.94%) Legacy Systems
3 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.49%) FMCG
5 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.22%) Windows
2 16 (7.77%) Windows 10
3 12 (5.83%) Windows 7
3 12 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.91%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (43.20%) Business Intelligence
2 85 (41.26%) CRM
3 82 (39.81%) Migration
4 71 (34.47%) ERP
5 62 (30.10%) Data Migration
6 27 (13.11%) DevOps
7 20 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (9.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (9.22%) GAP Analysis
8 19 (9.22%) Requirements Gathering
9 16 (7.77%) Validation
10 15 (7.28%) Inventory Management
10 15 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (6.80%) Requirements Workshops
12 13 (6.31%) Project Management
12 13 (6.31%) Service Management
13 12 (5.83%) Supply Chain Management
14 11 (5.34%) Logistics
15 9 (4.37%) Data Management
15 9 (4.37%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 83 (40.29%) SQL
2 80 (38.83%) Java
3 23 (11.17%) C#
4 21 (10.19%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.85%) X++
6 6 (2.91%) Python
7 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.97%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (8.25%) Degree
2 11 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.49%) HNC
4 1 (0.49%) ISEB
4 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.49%) MBA
4 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.40%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (8.74%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.83%) Virtual Desktop
2 12 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.34%) XenDesktop
4 6 (2.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 6 (2.91%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.91%) XenApp
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (8.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (5.34%) SCCM
3 6 (2.91%) SCVMM
3 6 (2.91%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.97%) Terraform
5 1 (0.49%) SCOM
5 1 (0.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 143 (69.42%) Microsoft
2 87 (42.23%) SAP
3 86 (41.75%) Oracle
4 26 (12.62%) JD Edwards
5 14 (6.80%) Citrix
6 12 (5.83%) VMware
7 8 (3.88%) CA
8 5 (2.43%) F5
9 4 (1.94%) Sage
10 2 (0.97%) Dell
10 2 (0.97%) IFS
10 2 (0.97%) Infor
10 2 (0.97%) Lotus
10 2 (0.97%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.49%) Cognos
11 1 (0.49%) Concur
11 1 (0.49%) RedGate
11 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.49%) Splunk
11 1 (0.49%) TIBCO