Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 490 515 443
Rank change year-on-year +25 -72 -46
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 403 421 542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.39% 0.48%
As % of the Business Applications category 5.26% 4.89% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 304 402
UK median daily rate £469 £457 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.68% +1.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £310
90th Percentile £625 £625 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £10.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -83.33% +160.87%
10th Percentile £14.50 £9.55 £50.00
90th Percentile £31.65 £10.45 £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year +80.00% - -

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 7667 8615 9353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.00% 7.96% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4427 5125 5146
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +0.57% +2.35%
10th Percentile £305 £295 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £420 £410
% change year-on-year +2.38% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 98 113
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £26.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.15% +18.89% -30.77%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.16 £11.40
90th Percentile £59.60 £69.07 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.70% +50.00% -31.82%

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 22 August 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 22 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Dynamics AX in the UK

Dynamics AX
Top 15 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 22 August 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 +37 371 £450 -4.00% 128
UK excluding London +12 191 £450 +1.12% 53
London +45 185 £450 -10.00% 67
East of England +19 54 £500 +25.00% 1
North of England +33 48 £450 -10.00% 26
Midlands +23 45 £450 - 9
West Midlands +43 37 £525 +16.67% 5
North West +24 31 £450 -10.09% 14
South East +10 27 £450 -10.00% 13
Yorkshire +27 16 £500 +11.11% 8
Scotland +18 8 £375 -
East Midlands -17 8 £438 +9.38% 4
South West -34 7 £518 +38.00% 3
Wales -8 1 £300 -25.00% 1
Northern Ireland -52 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 260 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 188 (46.65%) ERP
3 145 (35.98%) Finance
4 94 (23.33%) Dynamics 365
5 92 (22.83%) CRM
5 92 (22.83%) Dynamics CRM
6 91 (22.58%) SQL Server
7 83 (20.60%) SQL
8 72 (17.87%) Business Intelligence
9 71 (17.62%) JD Edwards
10 66 (16.38%) X++
11 62 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 60 (14.89%) .NET
13 59 (14.64%) Manufacturing
14 56 (13.90%) Retail
15 53 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
16 49 (12.16%) Dynamics NAV
17 47 (11.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 43 (10.67%) SAP
19 42 (10.42%) Migration
20 38 (9.43%) SharePoint
21 37 (9.18%) Project Management
22 36 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
23 35 (8.68%) Coaching
23 35 (8.68%) Visual Studio
24 33 (8.19%) Oracle
24 33 (8.19%) C#
25 31 (7.69%) Logistics
25 31 (7.69%) Power BI
26 30 (7.44%) Data Migration

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 38 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 28 (6.95%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (4.47%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.73%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (2.23%) IIS
6 7 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.24%) CMS
8 3 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.50%) Confluence
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.25%) Drupal
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.25%) Kentico
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (4.47%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 92 (22.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (12.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (2.73%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (1.74%) Unit4 Business World
5 6 (1.49%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.99%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.50%) Infor LN
7 2 (0.50%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.50%) Lawson
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.50%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.25%) Dynamics SL
8 1 (0.25%) FRx
8 1 (0.25%) Magento
8 1 (0.25%) Maximo
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.25%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 94 (23.33%) Dynamics 365
2 36 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.48%) Office 365
4 8 (1.99%) IaaS
4 8 (1.99%) PaaS
5 3 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.50%) GitHub
6 2 (0.50%) SaaS
7 1 (0.25%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.74%) DNS
1 7 (1.74%) Firewall
1 7 (1.74%) LAN
1 7 (1.74%) WAN
2 6 (1.49%) VPN
3 4 (0.99%) SAN
4 2 (0.50%) FTP
5 1 (0.25%) DHCP
5 1 (0.25%) MVNO
5 1 (0.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 62 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (11.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (7.69%) Power BI
5 26 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.24%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.25%) MS Access
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.25%) Qlik Sense
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (8.68%) Visual Studio
2 27 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (5.71%) MorphX
4 10 (2.48%) JIRA
5 7 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.50%) Subversion
8 1 (0.25%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.25%) Selenium
8 1 (0.25%) TestDirector
General
1 145 (35.98%) Finance
2 59 (14.64%) Manufacturing
3 56 (13.90%) Retail
4 20 (4.96%) Advertising
5 19 (4.71%) Back Office
6 18 (4.47%) Local Government
7 14 (3.47%) General Ledger
8 13 (3.23%) Marketing
9 8 (1.99%) French Language
10 6 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.49%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.99%) Electronics
12 3 (0.74%) Banking
12 3 (0.74%) Legal
13 2 (0.50%) German Language
13 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.50%) Law
13 2 (0.50%) Publishing
14 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.25%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 96 (23.82%) Consultant
1 96 (23.82%) Developer
2 62 (15.38%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 59 (14.64%) Analyst
4 58 (14.39%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 41 (10.17%) Microsoft Consultant
6 35 (8.68%) Project Manager
7 34 (8.44%) Architect
8 32 (7.94%) Microsoft Developer
9 31 (7.69%) Functional Consultant
10 22 (5.46%) Business Analyst
11 20 (4.96%) Dynamics AX Architect
12 17 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (3.72%) Administrator
13 15 (3.72%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
14 14 (3.47%) Trainer
15 12 (2.98%) Data Analyst
15 12 (2.98%) Technical Architect
16 10 (2.48%) ERP Manager
16 10 (2.48%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (14.89%) .NET
2 13 (3.23%) Web Services
3 9 (2.23%) .NET Framework
3 9 (2.23%) EDI
4 7 (1.74%) CSS
4 7 (1.74%) HTML
4 7 (1.74%) WCF
5 6 (1.49%) AngularJS
5 6 (1.49%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.49%) Middleware
6 5 (1.24%) HTML5
7 4 (0.99%) COM
7 4 (0.99%) CSS3
7 4 (0.99%) MDX
7 4 (0.99%) XML
8 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (0.50%) jQuery
9 2 (0.50%) WPF
9 2 (0.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (1.74%) e-Learning
3 7 (1.74%) EPoS
4 6 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 6 (1.49%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.24%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.99%) PMI
7 3 (0.74%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.74%) Replication
7 3 (0.74%) Spread Betting
7 3 (0.74%) User Experience
8 2 (0.50%) Clustering
8 2 (0.50%) Fintech
8 2 (0.50%) FMCG
8 2 (0.50%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.50%) New Media
8 2 (0.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.20%) Windows
2 15 (3.72%) Windows Server
3 12 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.50%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (46.65%) ERP
2 92 (22.83%) CRM
3 72 (17.87%) Business Intelligence
4 53 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (10.42%) Migration
6 37 (9.18%) Project Management
7 35 (8.68%) Coaching
8 31 (7.69%) Logistics
9 30 (7.44%) Data Migration
10 26 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (5.71%) Business Analysis
11 23 (5.71%) PRINCE2
12 18 (4.47%) Scrum
12 18 (4.47%) Workflow
13 15 (3.72%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (3.72%) ETL
13 15 (3.72%) Functional Testing
14 14 (3.47%) Release Management
15 13 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (20.60%) SQL
2 66 (16.38%) X++
3 33 (8.19%) C#
4 29 (7.20%) T-SQL
5 9 (2.23%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.49%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.24%) Python
8 4 (0.99%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.99%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.74%) C
9 3 (0.74%) C++
10 2 (0.50%) Java
10 2 (0.50%) Perl
10 2 (0.50%) XMLA
11 1 (0.25%) COBOL
11 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (4.22%) Degree
3 6 (1.49%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.74%) ACCA
5 3 (0.74%) CIMA
5 3 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.74%) IIBA
5 3 (0.74%) ISEB
5 3 (0.74%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.74%) PMP
5 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.50%) AAT
6 2 (0.50%) CBAP
7 1 (0.25%) APMG
7 1 (0.25%) CCA
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.25%) MAPM
7 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.72%) QA
2 9 (2.23%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.99%) SLA
4 7 (1.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.25%) GAMP
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
5 1 (0.25%) GxP
System Software
1 22 (5.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.49%) SCCM
2 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.74%) SCOM
3 2 (0.50%) Ansible
3 2 (0.50%) Puppet
3 2 (0.50%) Salt
4 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 260 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 71 (17.62%) JD Edwards
3 43 (10.67%) SAP
4 33 (8.19%) Oracle
5 11 (2.73%) VMware
6 8 (1.99%) Infor
7 7 (1.74%) Citrix
7 7 (1.74%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.49%) Ariba
8 6 (1.49%) Baan
9 5 (1.24%) Cisco
10 4 (0.99%) Epicor
10 4 (0.99%) Sage
10 4 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.74%) CODA
11 3 (0.74%) Siebel
11 3 (0.74%) Tableau
12 2 (0.50%) Informatica
12 2 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (0.50%) PeopleSoft