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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta)
UK
Rank 389 437 388
Rank change year-on-year +48 -49  
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 220 193 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.37% 0.46%
As % of the Business Applications category 5.73% 4.59% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 134 185
Median daily rate £450 £425 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -6.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +23.43% -15.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 3838 4208 4612
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.58% 7.97% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2314 2531 2562
Median daily rate £450 £433 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.04% -3.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 49 39
Median hourly rate £37.77 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.34% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £67.04 £60.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +41.81% +52.77%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Dynamics AX.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 23 March 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 +58 194 £450 - 113
London +85 126 £450 -5.26% 51
City of London +24 28 £360 -28.00% 10
Yorkshire +19 19 £575 +53.33% 9
West Yorkshire +17 14 £700 +86.66% 2
Leeds - 13 £700 - 1
South East +11 10 £475 +7.04% 17
West Midlands 0 10 £450 +50.00% 8
North West +5 8 £413 -21.42% 6
East Midlands +4 8 £500 +9.28% 6
East of England -11 8 £500 +30.71% 4
Manchester +4 6 £413 -21.42% 3
Cambridgeshire +4 5 £500 +37.93% 1
Birmingham 0 5 £450 +50.00% 6
Scotland +19 4 £325 -18.75% 5
Cambridge +11 3 £488 +44.44% 1
Leicestershire -4 3 £550 +155.81% 2
Oxfordshire -7 3 £475 +60.47% 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 4
Staffordshire - 3 £475 -
Aberdeen - 3 £325 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £375 - 3
Berkshire +19 2 £500 -13.04% 9
Somerset +3 2 £513 +11.41% 1
Oxford -4 2 £488 +64.69%
South West -6 2 £513 +36.66% 5
Loughborough - 2 £550 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £425 -
Reading +17 1 - -

Dynamics AX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 309 (64.11%) Microsoft
2 237 (49.17%) ERP
3 179 (37.14%) Finance
4 109 (22.61%) SQL Server
5 102 (21.16%) CRM
6 100 (20.75%) C#
7 99 (20.54%) Business Intelligence
8 98 (20.33%) Dynamics CRM
9 79 (16.39%) SharePoint
10 76 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
11 74 (15.35%) BizTalk Server
12 72 (14.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 70 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
14 69 (14.32%) .NET
15 68 (14.11%) Oracle
16 65 (13.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 64 (13.28%) Manufacturing
17 64 (13.28%) SQL
18 61 (12.66%) SAP
18 61 (12.66%) MS Excel
18 61 (12.66%) Retail
19 60 (12.45%) JD Edwards
20 57 (11.83%) Project Management
21 48 (9.96%) Team Foundation Server
22 47 (9.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 45 (9.34%) X++
23 45 (9.34%) Migration
24 44 (9.13%) Advertising
25 39 (8.09%) Windows
26 37 (7.68%) Stakeholder Management

Dynamics AX
Top Related 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 79 (16.39%) SharePoint
2 74 (15.35%) BizTalk Server
3 29 (6.02%) IIS
4 6 (1.24%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.41%) Confluence
6 2 (0.41%) Drupal
6 2 (0.41%) Kentico
7 1 (0.21%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.21%) CMS
7 1 (0.21%) Mule
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 61 (12.66%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.49%) MS Office
3 5 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.04%) MS Project
4 3 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.21%) InVision
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 98 (20.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (4.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 21 (4.36%) NetSuite
4 6 (1.24%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.83%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.83%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 4 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.62%) Dynamics SL
7 3 (0.62%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.41%) Cognos Controller
8 2 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.41%) Magento
8 2 (0.41%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.41%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.21%) MFGPRO
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.21%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 70 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (5.60%) IaaS
3 26 (5.39%) PaaS
4 21 (4.36%) Office 365
5 6 (1.24%) Yammer
6 3 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.41%) SaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.21%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.41%) DHCP
1 2 (0.41%) DNS
1 2 (0.41%) FTP
1 2 (0.41%) LAN
1 2 (0.41%) VPN
1 2 (0.41%) WAN
2 1 (0.21%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (22.61%) SQL Server
2 72 (14.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 65 (13.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (9.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 32 (6.64%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (6.22%) Power BI
7 29 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.62%) MySQL
9 3 (0.62%) OLAP
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.41%) DataStage
10 2 (0.41%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.21%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.21%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 48 (9.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (6.02%) JIRA
3 15 (3.11%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.24%) MorphX
5 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.21%) Subversion
6 1 (0.21%) TestDirector
General
1 179 (37.14%) Finance
2 64 (13.28%) Manufacturing
3 61 (12.66%) Retail
4 44 (9.13%) Advertising
5 15 (3.11%) Legal
6 9 (1.87%) Marketing
7 6 (1.24%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.62%) Banking
8 3 (0.62%) French Language
8 3 (0.62%) Games
8 3 (0.62%) German Language
8 3 (0.62%) Publishing
9 2 (0.41%) Automotive
9 2 (0.41%) Czech Language
9 2 (0.41%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.21%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 159 (32.99%) Developer
2 104 (21.58%) Consultant
3 87 (18.05%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 85 (17.63%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 66 (13.69%) Analyst
6 57 (11.83%) Microsoft Developer
7 35 (7.26%) Project Manager
8 31 (6.43%) Architect
9 28 (5.81%) Microsoft Consultant
10 27 (5.60%) .NET Developer
11 25 (5.19%) Functional Consultant
12 23 (4.77%) Business Analyst
13 22 (4.56%) Dynamics AX Architect
14 21 (4.36%) ERP Analyst
15 18 (3.73%) ERP Manager
16 17 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 16 (3.32%) ERP Project Manager
18 14 (2.90%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
19 12 (2.49%) Trainer
20 11 (2.28%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (14.32%) .NET
2 36 (7.47%) Web Services
3 30 (6.22%) WCF
4 29 (6.02%) CSS
5 28 (5.81%) COM
6 24 (4.98%) AngularJS
7 21 (4.36%) HTML
8 18 (3.73%) ASP.NET
8 18 (3.73%) CSS3
9 17 (3.53%) HTML5
10 12 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (1.87%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.45%) XML
13 5 (1.04%) XSLT
14 4 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 4 (0.83%) JSTL
14 4 (0.83%) RESTful
15 3 (0.62%) jQuery
15 3 (0.62%) WPF
16 2 (0.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.32%) Public Cloud
3 7 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.24%) Life Science
5 4 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.62%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.62%) FMCG
7 2 (0.41%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.41%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.41%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.41%) EPoS
7 2 (0.41%) Fintech
7 2 (0.41%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.41%) User Experience
8 1 (0.21%) Clustering
8 1 (0.21%) PMI
8 1 (0.21%) Replication
8 1 (0.21%) Tandem
8 1 (0.21%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.09%) Windows
2 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (49.17%) ERP
2 102 (21.16%) CRM
3 99 (20.54%) Business Intelligence
4 76 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (11.83%) Project Management
6 45 (9.34%) Migration
7 37 (7.68%) Logistics
7 37 (7.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (7.05%) TDD
9 33 (6.85%) Data Migration
10 32 (6.64%) Scrum
11 28 (5.81%) MVC
12 25 (5.19%) ETL
13 22 (4.56%) Business Analysis
13 22 (4.56%) Business Development
14 21 (4.36%) Test Scripting
15 20 (4.15%) Mentoring
16 18 (3.73%) Change Management
17 17 (3.53%) IT Strategy
18 16 (3.32%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 100 (20.75%) C#
2 64 (13.28%) SQL
3 45 (9.34%) X++
4 29 (6.02%) JavaScript
5 22 (4.56%) T-SQL
6 15 (3.11%) VB.NET
7 12 (2.49%) Java
8 4 (0.83%) C
8 4 (0.83%) VB
8 4 (0.83%) XPath
9 3 (0.62%) C++
10 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.21%) COBOL
10 1 (0.21%) Perl
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
10 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.21%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (6.02%) Degree
2 9 (1.87%) ACCA
3 7 (1.45%) PMI Certification
3 7 (1.45%) PMP
4 6 (1.24%) CIMA
4 6 (1.24%) ISEB
4 6 (1.24%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.04%) MAPM
5 5 (1.04%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.83%) AAT
6 4 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.41%) CEH
7 2 (0.41%) CISM
7 2 (0.41%) CISMP
7 2 (0.41%) CISSP
7 2 (0.41%) CRISC
8 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.21%) IIBA
8 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.90%) QA
2 9 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.62%) PMO
5 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.41%) GPG13
5 2 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.41%) RMADS
5 2 (0.41%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.21%) GAAP
6 1 (0.21%) IFRS
System Software
1 10 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.21%) Ansible
2 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.21%) Puppet
2 1 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 309 (64.11%) Microsoft
2 68 (14.11%) Oracle
3 61 (12.66%) SAP
4 60 (12.45%) JD Edwards
5 19 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (3.53%) PeopleSoft
7 14 (2.90%) Infor
8 6 (1.24%) Cognos
8 6 (1.24%) Sage
9 5 (1.04%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.04%) IBM
9 5 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (0.83%) Citrix
10 4 (0.83%) Tableau
10 4 (0.83%) Workday
11 3 (0.62%) hybris
11 3 (0.62%) IFS
11 3 (0.62%) JDA
12 2 (0.41%) Casewise
12 2 (0.41%) ServiceNow
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