Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 522 528 416
Rank change year-on-year +6 -112 +13
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 238 382 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.38% 0.58%
As % of the Business Applications category 4.51% 5.99% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 274 380
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £356 £338 £324
90th Percentile £636 £622 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £474 £450
% change year-on-year +0.26% +5.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.34% -1.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £22.25 £12.75 £8.88
90th Percentile £42.75 £21.58 £22.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +50.00% +50.00%

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 5,283 6,372 7,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.25% 6.41% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,159 3,718 4,830
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £310
90th Percentile £675 £661 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 86 72
UK median hourly rate £26.75 £35.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.17% +58.89% -2.17%
10th Percentile £14.45 £11.50 £10.55
90th Percentile £53.75 £69.88 £57.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.71 £21.00
% change year-on-year +3.83% +60.52% -32.26%

Dynamics AX
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 January 2020.

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 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Dynamics AX in the UK

Dynamics AX
Top 14 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 17 January 2020. 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 +26 222 £500 +5.26% 277
London +30 116 £538 +7.50% 69
UK excluding London +63 108 £475 +0.26% 225
Midlands +61 33 £425 -5.56% 45
South East +49 32 £500 +11.11% 38
West Midlands +55 24 £400 -11.11% 28
South West +20 15 £550 +29.41% 23
North of England +11 14 £463 -2.63% 82
East Midlands +28 9 £500 +11.11% 17
North West +19 9 £475 - 50
East of England +35 7 £450 -12.20% 23
Scotland +14 7 £550 +15.79% 15
Yorkshire +29 3 £488 +21.88% 27
North East - 1 £475 - 5

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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.

1 186 (78.15%) Dynamics 365
2 125 (52.52%) Microsoft
3 121 (50.84%) Finance
4 114 (47.90%) ERP
5 58 (24.37%) SQL
6 48 (20.17%) Migration
7 47 (19.75%) Azure
8 40 (16.81%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (14.29%) Data Migration
10 32 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (13.03%) CRM
12 30 (12.61%) .NET
12 30 (12.61%) Dynamics CRM
12 30 (12.61%) Power BI
12 30 (12.61%) Power Platform
13 28 (11.76%) Project Management
14 27 (11.34%) JD Edwards
14 27 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
15 26 (10.92%) NetSuite
15 26 (10.92%) SharePoint
15 26 (10.92%) Manufacturing
16 25 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
18 20 (8.40%) SAP
18 20 (8.40%) Oracle
19 17 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
20 16 (6.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 16 (6.72%) Retail
20 16 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 15 (6.30%) SQL Server

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 26 (10.92%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.84%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 30 (12.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (10.92%) NetSuite
3 5 (2.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.84%) Dynamics SL
5 2 (0.84%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.42%) Maximo
6 1 (0.42%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.42%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 186 (78.15%) Dynamics 365
2 47 (19.75%) Azure
3 30 (12.61%) Power Platform
4 13 (5.46%) PowerApps
5 10 (4.20%) Office 365
6 6 (2.52%) Azure Functions
6 6 (2.52%) Serverless
7 4 (1.68%) GCP
8 3 (1.26%) PaaS
8 3 (1.26%) SaaS
9 2 (0.84%) AWS
10 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.42%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.42%) Firewall
2 1 (0.42%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.61%) Power BI
2 16 (6.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (6.30%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.68%) BigQuery
6 4 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.84%) Snowflake Schema
8 2 (0.84%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.42%) DB2
9 1 (0.42%) OLAP
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.42%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (2.10%) JIRA
1 5 (2.10%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (1.26%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.26%) MorphX
3 3 (1.26%) Selenium
3 3 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.84%) ERwin
4 2 (0.84%) HP UFT
General
1 121 (50.84%) Finance
2 26 (10.92%) Manufacturing
3 16 (6.72%) Retail
4 6 (2.52%) General Ledger
5 4 (1.68%) Legal
5 4 (1.68%) Marketing
6 3 (1.26%) Banking
6 3 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.84%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) German Language
8 1 (0.42%) Law
8 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (24.37%) Consultant
2 44 (18.49%) Analyst
3 43 (18.07%) Developer
4 32 (13.45%) Project Manager
5 26 (10.92%) Architect
5 26 (10.92%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 20 (8.40%) Functional Consultant
7 17 (7.14%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 17 (7.14%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
8 16 (6.72%) Microsoft Consultant
9 13 (5.46%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (5.04%) Business Analyst
11 11 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
12 10 (4.20%) Microsoft Developer
13 9 (3.78%) Technical Architect
14 8 (3.36%) Dynamics AX Architect
14 8 (3.36%) ERP Manager
14 8 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
15 7 (2.94%) ERP Project Manager
15 7 (2.94%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.61%) .NET
2 6 (2.52%) J2EE
3 5 (2.10%) XML
4 3 (1.26%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.26%) JSON
4 3 (1.26%) Web Services
5 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.84%) WCF
6 1 (0.42%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.42%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.42%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.42%) EDI
6 1 (0.42%) jQuery
6 1 (0.42%) LDAP
6 1 (0.42%) LINQ
6 1 (0.42%) Middleware
6 1 (0.42%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.42%) RESTful
6 1 (0.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.20%) User Experience
3 7 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.52%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.84%) FMCG
5 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.84%) NHS
5 2 (0.84%) PMI
6 1 (0.42%) AS400
6 1 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.42%) iPad
6 1 (0.42%) iPhone
6 1 (0.42%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.52%) Windows
2 4 (1.68%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (47.90%) ERP
2 48 (20.17%) Migration
3 40 (16.81%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 32 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (13.03%) CRM
7 28 (11.76%) Project Management
8 27 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (5.46%) PRINCE2
12 12 (5.04%) Business Analysis
12 12 (5.04%) DevOps
13 11 (4.62%) Analytics
13 11 (4.62%) Mentoring
14 10 (4.20%) Change Management
14 10 (4.20%) Procure-to-Pay
15 9 (3.78%) Logistics
16 8 (3.36%) ETL
17 7 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 58 (24.37%) SQL
2 12 (5.04%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.62%) X++
4 9 (3.78%) C#
5 7 (2.94%) Java
5 7 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.26%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.26%) XPath
7 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.42%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (5.46%) Degree
2 6 (2.52%) MBA
3 4 (1.68%) CIMA
4 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.84%) AAT
5 2 (0.84%) ACCA
5 2 (0.84%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.42%) CIPD
6 1 (0.42%) ISEB
6 1 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.42%) MCP
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.42%) PMP
6 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.10%) QA
2 4 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.26%) PMO
3 3 (1.26%) SLA
4 1 (0.42%) RosettaNet
4 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Vendors
1 125 (52.52%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.34%) JD Edwards
3 20 (8.40%) Oracle
3 20 (8.40%) SAP
4 9 (3.78%) Workday
5 4 (1.68%) Google
5 4 (1.68%) Infor
6 3 (1.26%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.26%) Cognos
7 2 (0.84%) IFS
7 2 (0.84%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.42%) Adobe
8 1 (0.42%) hybris
8 1 (0.42%) IBM
8 1 (0.42%) OpenText
8 1 (0.42%) Sage
8 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.42%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.42%) SYSPRO
8 1 (0.42%) VMware