Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 466 458 539
Rank change year-on-year -8 +81 -91
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 459 420 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.46% 0.35%
As % of the Business Applications category 6.69% 5.62% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 294 263
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £363 £331 £300
90th Percentile £650 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -8.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 1
UK median hourly rate £29.15 £18.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.94% +80.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year +94.44% +80.00% -

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 6,857 7,473 8,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.81% 8.21% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,051 4,346 4,855
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% -2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £650 £630 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £439 £423
% change year-on-year +2.56% +3.85% +2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 101 87
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £31.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.40% +14.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £9.60 £12.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £58.00 £67.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -39.85% +20.91% +22.22%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018. 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 -18 411 £500 +11.11% 137
London -29 262 £500 +11.11% 72
UK excluding London -3 176 £463 +2.78% 70
South East -1 43 £500 +21.21% 12
Midlands -23 38 £525 +20.00% 26
North of England -23 35 £450 -18.18% 16
West Midlands -22 30 £525 +20.00% 10
East of England -3 22 £450 -10.00% 4
Yorkshire -23 21 £425 -33.33% 4
Scotland -26 16 £375 +11.11% 6
North West -15 12 £600 +33.33% 11
Wales - 11 £425 - 1
South West +11 9 £475 -5.00% 5
East Midlands -7 8 £500 +14.29% 15
Northern Ireland - 3 £575 -
North East +8 2 £425 -5.56% 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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.

1 286 (62.31%) Microsoft
2 240 (52.29%) ERP
3 228 (49.67%) Finance
4 206 (44.88%) Dynamics 365
5 84 (18.30%) Retail
6 79 (17.21%) SQL
7 74 (16.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 71 (15.47%) JD Edwards
9 69 (15.03%) NetSuite
10 48 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
11 46 (10.02%) SAP
11 46 (10.02%) Migration
12 45 (9.80%) Logistics
12 45 (9.80%) SQL Server
13 44 (9.59%) Oracle
13 44 (9.59%) CRM
14 43 (9.37%) Dynamics CRM
15 41 (8.93%) Manufacturing
15 41 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
16 40 (8.71%) Data Migration
17 36 (7.84%) X++
18 35 (7.63%) Project Management
19 34 (7.41%) T-SQL
19 34 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
20 33 (7.19%) Dynamics NAV
20 33 (7.19%) Power BI
21 32 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
22 30 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
23 24 (5.23%) C#
23 24 (5.23%) Microsoft Excel

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 15 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.44%) Confluence
3 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.44%) Mule
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (5.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 69 (15.03%) NetSuite
2 43 (9.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (7.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (3.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (3.05%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (3.05%) Unit4 Business World
6 6 (1.31%) Servitor
7 3 (0.65%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.44%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.44%) Magento
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.44%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.22%) assyst
9 1 (0.22%) iTrent
9 1 (0.22%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.22%) JDE World
9 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 206 (44.88%) Dynamics 365
2 22 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.92%) Office 365
4 12 (2.61%) FinancialForce
5 7 (1.53%) SaaS
6 5 (1.09%) IaaS
7 4 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.65%) PaaS
9 2 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
10 1 (0.22%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.09%) Firewall
2 2 (0.44%) Internet
2 2 (0.44%) NetScaler
2 2 (0.44%) Skype
3 1 (0.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (16.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 45 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 33 (7.19%) Power BI
4 22 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (3.05%) OLAP
8 13 (2.83%) OLTP
8 13 (2.83%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (2.61%) SAP HANA
10 6 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.87%) MySQL
11 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.65%) MS Access
13 2 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (4.14%) Visual Studio
2 11 (2.40%) MorphX
3 8 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.31%) JIRA
5 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.44%) LSMW
6 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 228 (49.67%) Finance
2 84 (18.30%) Retail
3 41 (8.93%) Manufacturing
4 18 (3.92%) Advertising
5 16 (3.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (2.40%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.09%) Automotive
8 4 (0.87%) Back Office
8 4 (0.87%) Banking
9 3 (0.65%) Billing
10 2 (0.44%) Legal
10 2 (0.44%) Marketing
10 2 (0.44%) Publishing
10 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 130 (28.32%) Consultant
2 102 (22.22%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 79 (17.21%) Analyst
4 70 (15.25%) Architect
5 62 (13.51%) Developer
6 55 (11.98%) Solutions Architect
7 49 (10.68%) Dynamics AX Architect
8 41 (8.93%) Dynamics AX Developer
9 39 (8.50%) Functional Consultant
10 34 (7.41%) Project Manager
11 27 (5.88%) ERP Architect
12 25 (5.45%) Business Analyst
13 22 (4.79%) Microsoft Consultant
14 20 (4.36%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
15 19 (4.14%) Support Analyst
16 16 (3.49%) Logistics Consultant
17 15 (3.27%) ERP Manager
17 15 (3.27%) Microsoft Developer
18 14 (3.05%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
19 13 (2.83%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.27%) .NET
2 12 (2.61%) HTML
3 11 (2.40%) CSS
4 6 (1.31%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.09%) XSLT
6 4 (0.87%) Ajax
6 4 (0.87%) Classic ASP
6 4 (0.87%) EDI
6 4 (0.87%) MDX
6 4 (0.87%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.87%) XML
7 3 (0.65%) COM
8 2 (0.44%) jQuery
8 2 (0.44%) Middleware
8 2 (0.44%) REST
8 2 (0.44%) SOAP
8 2 (0.44%) WAP
9 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.22%) Loki
9 1 (0.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (2.18%) Analytical Mindset
3 10 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (1.31%) FMCG
5 4 (0.87%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.65%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.65%) Driving Licence
6 3 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.65%) User Experience
7 2 (0.44%) AS400
7 2 (0.44%) Clustering
7 2 (0.44%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.44%) EPoS
7 2 (0.44%) iSeries
7 2 (0.44%) NHS
7 2 (0.44%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.22%) CMDB
8 1 (0.22%) Life Science
8 1 (0.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.53%) Windows
2 6 (1.31%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (52.29%) ERP
2 48 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
3 46 (10.02%) Migration
4 45 (9.80%) Logistics
5 44 (9.59%) CRM
6 40 (8.71%) Data Migration
7 35 (7.63%) Project Management
8 34 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (4.79%) Business Process Analysis
11 22 (4.79%) PRINCE2
12 21 (4.58%) ETL
13 20 (4.36%) GAP Analysis
14 19 (4.14%) Process Improvement
15 18 (3.92%) Change Management
16 17 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
17 16 (3.49%) ITIL
17 16 (3.49%) Service Management
18 15 (3.27%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 79 (17.21%) SQL
2 36 (7.84%) X++
3 34 (7.41%) T-SQL
4 24 (5.23%) C#
5 11 (2.40%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.31%) C
7 4 (0.87%) RPG
7 4 (0.87%) VB
7 4 (0.87%) VB6
7 4 (0.87%) VBA
8 3 (0.65%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.44%) R
10 1 (0.22%) C++
10 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (2.83%) Degree
2 4 (0.87%) PMP
2 4 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.65%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.44%) APMG
4 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.44%) MAPM
4 2 (0.44%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.44%) MBA
5 1 (0.22%) ACCA
5 1 (0.22%) CIMA
5 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.22%) ISEB
5 1 (0.22%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.22%) MCSA
5 1 (0.22%) MCSD
5 1 (0.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.49%) PMO
2 9 (1.96%) QA
3 8 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.65%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) GAAP
5 1 (0.22%) GDPR
5 1 (0.22%) IFRS
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.65%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.65%) SCCM
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.44%) SCOM
4 1 (0.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 286 (62.31%) Microsoft
2 71 (15.47%) JD Edwards
3 46 (10.02%) SAP
4 44 (9.59%) Oracle
5 17 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.83%) Epicor
6 13 (2.83%) Infor
6 13 (2.83%) Sage
7 12 (2.61%) IFS
7 12 (2.61%) Xero
8 9 (1.96%) Citrix
9 6 (1.31%) Civica
9 6 (1.31%) Orchard
9 6 (1.31%) Workday
10 4 (0.87%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.87%) QAD
10 4 (0.87%) VMware
11 3 (0.65%) CODA
11 3 (0.65%) Fujitsu
11 3 (0.65%) Remedy