Period
to 17 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 549 555 450
Rank change year-on-year +6 -105 +34
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 263 375 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.36% 0.50%
As % of the Business Applications category 4.36% 5.79% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 268 317
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £314
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 3
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £31.08 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.59% +121.96% +40.00%
10th Percentile £22.25 £15.30 £8.60
90th Percentile £42.75 £35.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -42.86% +150.00% +40.00%

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 6,036 6,478 8,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.09% 6.28% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,612 3,802 4,849
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +4.55%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £660 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 82 91
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £24.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.18% -14.91% +14.00%
10th Percentile £11.76 £11.67 £13.00
90th Percentile £68.13 £61.13 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £31.33
% change year-on-year +60.92% -30.57% +1.05%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 -5 246 £519 +3.75% 343
London -10 137 £550 +10.00% 78
UK excluding London +52 115 £500 +11.11% 294
South East +27 36 £500 +17.65% 46
Midlands +52 29 £450 - 68
West Midlands +39 21 £425 +6.25% 46
North of England +22 21 £500 +11.11% 104
North West +28 16 £500 +17.65% 64
South West 0 11 £513 +9.33% 18
Scotland +23 10 £450 +20.00% 22
East Midlands +36 8 £550 +12.82% 22
East of England +27 8 £450 -12.20% 29
Yorkshire +19 4 £475 -9.52% 31
North East - 1 £400 - 9

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 200 (76.05%) Dynamics 365
2 145 (55.13%) Microsoft
3 121 (46.01%) ERP
4 105 (39.92%) Finance
5 54 (20.53%) SQL
6 53 (20.15%) Azure
7 51 (19.39%) CRM
7 51 (19.39%) Dynamics CRM
8 47 (17.87%) Power Platform
9 46 (17.49%) Migration
10 45 (17.11%) Business Intelligence
11 43 (16.35%) Power BI
12 36 (13.69%) Data Migration
13 35 (13.31%) JD Edwards
14 34 (12.93%) .NET
14 34 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (12.55%) SQL Server
16 31 (11.79%) NetSuite
17 30 (11.41%) SharePoint
18 26 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
19 25 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
20 24 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
21 22 (8.37%) Retail
22 21 (7.98%) SAP
22 21 (7.98%) X++
23 20 (7.60%) User Acceptance Testing
23 20 (7.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 20 (7.60%) Project Management
23 20 (7.60%) Manufacturing
24 19 (7.22%) Dynamics NAV

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 30 (11.41%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.04%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 51 (19.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (11.79%) NetSuite
3 19 (7.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (2.66%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.38%) BPCS
6 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.38%) Lawson
6 1 (0.38%) Maximo
6 1 (0.38%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.38%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 200 (76.05%) Dynamics 365
2 53 (20.15%) Azure
3 47 (17.87%) Power Platform
4 17 (6.46%) Office 365
5 11 (4.18%) PowerApps
6 8 (3.04%) PaaS
7 6 (2.28%) SaaS
8 4 (1.52%) Azure Functions
8 4 (1.52%) Serverless
9 3 (1.14%) GCP
10 1 (0.38%) AWS
10 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.38%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.38%) Firewall
1 1 (0.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.35%) Power BI
2 33 (12.55%) SQL Server
3 20 (7.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.04%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.90%) Big Data
7 5 (1.90%) Data Lake
8 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.14%) BigQuery
9 3 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.76%) Snowflake Schema
10 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.76%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.38%) DB2
11 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.38%) OLAP
11 1 (0.38%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 9 (3.42%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.66%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (2.28%) JIRA
3 6 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.14%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.14%) Selenium
5 2 (0.76%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.76%) MorphX
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 105 (39.92%) Finance
2 22 (8.37%) Retail
3 20 (7.60%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.28%) Banking
4 6 (2.28%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.90%) Marketing
6 4 (1.52%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.52%) Legal
7 2 (0.76%) Back Office
7 2 (0.76%) Billing
7 2 (0.76%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 70 (26.62%) Developer
2 52 (19.77%) Consultant
3 43 (16.35%) Analyst
4 37 (14.07%) Project Manager
5 26 (9.89%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 25 (9.51%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 22 (8.37%) Architect
8 19 (7.22%) Functional Consultant
9 18 (6.84%) Business Analyst
9 18 (6.84%) Microsoft Consultant
10 16 (6.08%) Microsoft Developer
11 15 (5.70%) Senior Developer
12 13 (4.94%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
13 10 (3.80%) Technical Architect
14 6 (2.28%) Administrator
14 6 (2.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 6 (2.28%) Data Analyst
14 6 (2.28%) Dynamics AX Architect
14 6 (2.28%) Integration Manager
14 6 (2.28%) Integration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.93%) .NET
2 14 (5.32%) JSON
2 14 (5.32%) REST
3 12 (4.56%) XML
4 11 (4.18%) Web Services
5 5 (1.90%) EDI
6 3 (1.14%) .NET Core
6 3 (1.14%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (1.14%) HTML
6 3 (1.14%) J2EE
6 3 (1.14%) LDAP
7 2 (0.76%) Middleware
7 2 (0.76%) RESTful
7 2 (0.76%) SOAP
7 2 (0.76%) WCF
8 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.38%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.38%) jQuery
8 1 (0.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.56%) User Experience
3 10 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.28%) PMI
5 5 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.14%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.76%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) AS400
9 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.38%) EPoS
9 1 (0.38%) iPad
9 1 (0.38%) iPhone
9 1 (0.38%) iSeries
9 1 (0.38%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.14%) Windows
2 2 (0.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (46.01%) ERP
2 51 (19.39%) CRM
3 46 (17.49%) Migration
4 45 (17.11%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (13.69%) Data Migration
6 34 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (7.60%) Project Management
9 20 (7.60%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (6.08%) PRINCE2
11 15 (5.70%) DevOps
12 14 (5.32%) Business Analysis
13 12 (4.56%) Logistics
14 11 (4.18%) SOA
15 10 (3.80%) Microservices
16 9 (3.42%) ETL
16 9 (3.42%) Project Delivery
16 9 (3.42%) Test Automation
16 9 (3.42%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.53%) SQL
2 21 (7.98%) X++
3 18 (6.84%) C#
4 14 (5.32%) Java
5 12 (4.56%) T-SQL
6 11 (4.18%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.52%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.14%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.14%) XPath
9 1 (0.38%) C
9 1 (0.38%) VB
9 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (3.04%) Degree
2 7 (2.66%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.90%) MBA
3 5 (1.90%) PMP
4 4 (1.52%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.14%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.76%) AAT
6 2 (0.76%) ACCA
6 2 (0.76%) CIMA
7 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) ISEB
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.14%) PMO
2 3 (1.14%) QA
3 2 (0.76%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) GAAP
4 1 (0.38%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
1 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 145 (55.13%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.31%) JD Edwards
3 21 (7.98%) SAP
4 16 (6.08%) Oracle
5 11 (4.18%) Workday
6 3 (1.14%) Google
6 3 (1.14%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (1.14%) OpenText
6 3 (1.14%) Sage
7 2 (0.76%) Cognos
7 2 (0.76%) IFS
7 2 (0.76%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.38%) Adobe
8 1 (0.38%) Apple
8 1 (0.38%) Epicor
8 1 (0.38%) hybris
8 1 (0.38%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.38%) Infor
8 1 (0.38%) Twitter
8 1 (0.38%) VMware