Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 445 474 476
Rank change year-on-year +29 +2 -73
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 506 474 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.45% 0.42%
As % of the Business Applications category 6.28% 5.51% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 334 346
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £314 £325 £313
90th Percentile £625 £625 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -83.33% +160.87%
10th Percentile £8.60 £9.55 £50.00
90th Percentile £22.00 £10.45 £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year +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 8060 8610 9304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.05% 8.17% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4723 5130 5202
UK median daily rate £460 £440 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +1.32% +2.18%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 96 131
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -20.63%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.70 £93.00 £50.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year +9.74% +8.96% -28.68%

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 23 October 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 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Dynamics AX in the UK

Dynamics AX
Top 16 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 23 October 2017. 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 +31 473 £463 -2.63% 26
UK excluding London +1 258 £450 - 23
London +54 215 £475 -5.00% 9
Midlands +7 70 £425 -5.56% 5
North of England +52 63 £450 -4.00% 3
East of England +18 58 £494 +23.44% 1
South East +3 53 £450 -2.44% 5
West Midlands +7 46 £475 - 2
North West +26 37 £450 -1.37% 1
Yorkshire +10 24 £406 -14.47% 2
East Midlands 0 23 £413 +3.13% 3
Scotland +8 6 £375 +13.64% 6
South West -46 6 £518 +38.00% 3
North East +73 1 - -
Wales +5 1 £300 -40.00%
Northern Ireland -50 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 316 (62.45%) Microsoft
2 227 (44.86%) ERP
3 186 (36.76%) Finance
4 154 (30.43%) Dynamics 365
5 108 (21.34%) CRM
5 108 (21.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 91 (17.98%) SQL
7 88 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 83 (16.40%) JD Edwards
9 76 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (13.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 70 (13.83%) Business Intelligence
10 70 (13.83%) X++
11 69 (13.64%) Manufacturing
12 65 (12.85%) Retail
13 62 (12.25%) .NET
14 52 (10.28%) Dynamics NAV
15 47 (9.29%) Project Management
16 46 (9.09%) Migration
17 45 (8.89%) Logistics
18 43 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
18 43 (8.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 42 (8.30%) SAP
20 39 (7.71%) PRINCE2
21 38 (7.51%) Coaching
22 35 (6.92%) Data Migration
23 34 (6.72%) Visual Studio
24 33 (6.52%) Oracle
24 33 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
25 32 (6.32%) T-SQL

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 32 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (3.75%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.37%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.99%) CMS
7 4 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.40%) Confluence
8 2 (0.40%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.20%) IIS
9 1 (0.20%) SAS
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.96%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 108 (21.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (10.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 25 (4.94%) NetSuite
4 11 (2.17%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (1.19%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.79%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.40%) Infor LN
7 2 (0.40%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.40%) Lawson
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.40%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.20%) Dynamics SL
8 1 (0.20%) FRx
8 1 (0.20%) Maximo
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.20%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 154 (30.43%) Dynamics 365
2 31 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.79%) SaaS
4 3 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.59%) Office 365
5 2 (0.40%) IaaS
6 1 (0.20%) GitHub
6 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.78%) Firewall
2 8 (1.58%) LAN
2 8 (1.58%) WAN
3 6 (1.19%) DNS
3 6 (1.19%) VPN
4 2 (0.40%) Skype
5 1 (0.20%) MVNO
5 1 (0.20%) SSL
5 1 (0.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 70 (13.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (8.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (5.93%) Power BI
5 29 (5.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.99%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.99%) OLAP
7 5 (0.99%) OLTP
7 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.40%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.40%) MS Access
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (6.72%) Visual Studio
2 27 (5.34%) MorphX
3 24 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.99%) JIRA
6 3 (0.59%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.20%) Ant
7 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.20%) Selenium
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 186 (36.76%) Finance
2 69 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 65 (12.85%) Retail
4 23 (4.55%) Advertising
5 19 (3.75%) General Ledger
6 18 (3.56%) Back Office
6 18 (3.56%) Local Government
7 16 (3.16%) Marketing
8 8 (1.58%) Automotive
8 8 (1.58%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.99%) Banking
10 5 (0.99%) French Language
11 4 (0.79%) Electronics
12 3 (0.59%) Billing
12 3 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.40%) Legal
14 1 (0.20%) German Language
14 1 (0.20%) Publishing
14 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 140 (27.67%) Consultant
2 100 (19.76%) Developer
3 98 (19.37%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 68 (13.44%) Analyst
5 62 (12.25%) Functional Consultant
6 61 (12.06%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 56 (11.07%) Project Manager
8 52 (10.28%) Microsoft Consultant
9 42 (8.30%) Architect
10 35 (6.92%) Microsoft Developer
11 30 (5.93%) Business Analyst
12 26 (5.14%) Dynamics AX Architect
12 26 (5.14%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
13 22 (4.35%) Trainer
14 20 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
15 16 (3.16%) Technical Architect
16 12 (2.37%) ERP Manager
16 12 (2.37%) Technical Leader
17 10 (1.98%) Data Analyst
17 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (12.25%) .NET
2 12 (2.37%) EDI
3 9 (1.78%) Middleware
4 7 (1.38%) HTML
4 7 (1.38%) Web Services
5 5 (0.99%) AngularJS
5 5 (0.99%) CSS
5 5 (0.99%) HTML5
5 5 (0.99%) XML
6 4 (0.79%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.79%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.79%) CSS3
6 4 (0.79%) MDX
7 2 (0.40%) COM
7 2 (0.40%) jQuery
7 2 (0.40%) REST
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.20%) Kendo UI
8 1 (0.20%) LINQ
8 1 (0.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (1.58%) e-Learning
4 7 (1.38%) EPoS
4 7 (1.38%) Virtual Team
5 6 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.19%) PMI
6 5 (0.99%) User Experience
7 4 (0.79%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.59%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.59%) Replication
8 3 (0.59%) Spread Betting
9 2 (0.40%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.40%) FMCG
9 2 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.40%) New Media
10 1 (0.20%) Clustering
10 1 (0.20%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.20%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.57%) Windows
2 8 (1.58%) Windows Server
3 6 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (0.79%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (44.86%) ERP
2 108 (21.34%) CRM
3 76 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (13.83%) Business Intelligence
5 47 (9.29%) Project Management
6 46 (9.09%) Migration
7 45 (8.89%) Logistics
8 43 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (7.71%) PRINCE2
10 38 (7.51%) Coaching
11 35 (6.92%) Data Migration
12 33 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (4.15%) Business Analysis
14 17 (3.36%) ETL
14 17 (3.36%) Test Scripting
15 16 (3.16%) Scrum
16 15 (2.96%) User Stories
16 15 (2.96%) Workflow
17 14 (2.77%) Mentoring
17 14 (2.77%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (17.98%) SQL
2 70 (13.83%) X++
3 32 (6.32%) T-SQL
4 25 (4.94%) C#
5 9 (1.78%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.99%) C++
7 4 (0.79%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.59%) Python
8 3 (0.59%) VB
9 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.40%) C
9 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.40%) XMLA
10 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (2.96%) Degree
3 10 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (1.38%) ACCA
5 6 (1.19%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.99%) ISEB
6 5 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.59%) CIMA
7 3 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.59%) IIBA
7 3 (0.59%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.40%) AAT
8 2 (0.40%) CBAP
8 2 (0.40%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) APMG
9 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.20%) PMP
9 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.36%) QA
2 9 (1.78%) PMO
3 8 (1.58%) SLA
4 7 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.59%) GDPR
6 1 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.20%) GAMP
6 1 (0.20%) GxP
6 1 (0.20%) IFRS
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 316 (62.45%) Microsoft
2 83 (16.40%) JD Edwards
3 42 (8.30%) SAP
4 33 (6.52%) Oracle
5 8 (1.58%) Infor
5 8 (1.58%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.38%) Epicor
7 6 (1.19%) Baan
7 6 (1.19%) Citrix
7 6 (1.19%) Sage
7 6 (1.19%) VMware
8 5 (0.99%) Ariba
9 3 (0.59%) Cadence
9 3 (0.59%) CODA
9 3 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.40%) Cognos
10 2 (0.40%) IFS
10 2 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.40%) Siebel
10 2 (0.40%) Workday