Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 537 414 424
Rank change year-on-year -123 +10 +70
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 394 575 555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Business Applications category 6.06% 7.00% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 374 394
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +0.26% +5.28%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £327
90th Percentile £625 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.28% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +40.00% -83.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £8.60 £9.50
90th Percentile £21.85 £22.00 £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year +60.71% +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 6,506 8,214 8,675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.24% 8.01% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,796 4,951 5,203
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £300
90th Percentile £650 £650 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 82 84
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.03% -17.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.55 £8.80
90th Percentile £69.08 £57.79 £69.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +26.67% -19.64% -1.75%

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 16 December 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
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 16 December 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 -110 358 £500 +5.26% 556
London -21 224 £500 +1.78% 97
UK excluding London -113 146 £474 +5.28% 514
South East -16 50 £425 -5.56% 62
North of England -62 35 £475 +11.76% 176
Midlands -59 24 £450 +5.88% 118
Yorkshire -39 18 £513 +20.59% 61
North West -27 17 £475 +5.56% 101
West Midlands -35 17 £450 - 72
Scotland -5 16 £375 +3.45% 45
East of England -33 10 £525 +5.00% 46
South West -25 8 £449 -18.41% 57
East Midlands -13 7 £475 +18.75% 46
Northern Ireland +32 2 - - 1
Wales -26 1 - - 9

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 223 (56.60%) Microsoft
2 187 (47.46%) Finance
3 161 (40.86%) ERP
4 152 (38.58%) Dynamics 365
5 88 (22.34%) CRM
5 88 (22.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 65 (16.50%) Oracle
7 64 (16.24%) SQL
8 58 (14.72%) JD Edwards
9 57 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 52 (13.20%) NetSuite
11 50 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
11 50 (12.69%) Dynamics NAV
12 48 (12.18%) Coaching
13 46 (11.68%) Project Management
14 45 (11.42%) SAP
14 45 (11.42%) Migration
15 42 (10.66%) SQL Server
16 41 (10.41%) X++
17 39 (9.90%) .NET
18 37 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
19 35 (8.88%) Retail
19 35 (8.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 35 (8.88%) Data Migration
20 34 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
21 31 (7.87%) PRINCE2
22 28 (7.11%) BizTalk Server
23 27 (6.85%) Manufacturing
24 26 (6.60%) User Acceptance Testing
25 25 (6.35%) C#

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 28 (7.11%) BizTalk Server
2 22 (5.58%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.78%) IIS
4 5 (1.27%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.25%) CMS
6 1 (0.25%) Confluence
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.52%) Adobe Captivate
2 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 88 (22.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (13.20%) NetSuite
3 50 (12.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (1.52%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.76%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.51%) Dynamics SL
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.25%) Infor CloudSuite
7 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.25%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 152 (38.58%) Dynamics 365
2 50 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.52%) PaaS
4 5 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
4 5 (1.27%) SaaS
5 4 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.76%) IaaS
6 3 (0.76%) Office 365
7 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.51%) Azure Functions
7 2 (0.51%) Serverless
8 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.02%) DHCP
1 4 (1.02%) DNS
1 4 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
1 4 (1.02%) SNMP
1 4 (1.02%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.06%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (3.30%) Power BI
6 11 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.78%) MySQL
7 7 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.27%) Big Data
10 3 (0.76%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.76%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.51%) Amazon Athena
11 2 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (3.05%) Visual Studio Team System
2 11 (2.79%) MorphX
2 11 (2.79%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.52%) JIRA
4 5 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.51%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.25%) JMeter
6 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.25%) LSMW
6 1 (0.25%) MSTest
6 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 187 (47.46%) Finance
2 35 (8.88%) Retail
3 27 (6.85%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.30%) Banking
5 8 (2.03%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.27%) Billing
8 4 (1.02%) Games
8 4 (1.02%) German Language
9 3 (0.76%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.76%) Marketing
9 3 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (18.02%) Consultant
2 70 (17.77%) Analyst
3 61 (15.48%) Developer
4 54 (13.71%) Architect
5 40 (10.15%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 37 (9.39%) Project Manager
7 28 (7.11%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 25 (6.35%) ERP Manager
8 25 (6.35%) Technical Architect
9 22 (5.58%) Business Analyst
10 21 (5.33%) Microsoft Consultant
10 21 (5.33%) Support Analyst
11 19 (4.82%) Functional Consultant
12 17 (4.31%) Applications Support
13 16 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (3.81%) Programme Manager
15 14 (3.55%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
16 12 (3.05%) ERP Architect
17 11 (2.79%) Data Analyst
17 11 (2.79%) Dynamics AX Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.90%) .NET
2 14 (3.55%) J2EE
3 11 (2.79%) EDI
4 9 (2.28%) CSS
4 9 (2.28%) HTML
5 7 (1.78%) AngularJS
5 7 (1.78%) XML
6 6 (1.52%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.27%) Web Services
8 4 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.02%) Middleware
9 3 (0.76%) Ajax
9 3 (0.76%) REST
9 3 (0.76%) WCF
10 2 (0.51%) jQuery
10 2 (0.51%) MDX
10 2 (0.51%) Node.js
10 2 (0.51%) RESTful
10 2 (0.51%) XSD
10 2 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.05%) BYOD
1 12 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.54%) PMI
4 8 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.52%) Fintech
6 5 (1.27%) User Experience
7 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.25%) AS400
9 1 (0.25%) Clustering
9 1 (0.25%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.25%) EPoS
9 1 (0.25%) FMCG
9 1 (0.25%) iPad
9 1 (0.25%) iPhone
9 1 (0.25%) iSeries
9 1 (0.25%) Life Science
9 1 (0.25%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.05%) Windows
2 5 (1.27%) Linux
3 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.51%) Unix
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (40.86%) ERP
2 88 (22.34%) CRM
3 57 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (12.18%) Coaching
5 46 (11.68%) Project Management
6 45 (11.42%) Migration
7 37 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
8 35 (8.88%) Data Migration
9 34 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (7.87%) PRINCE2
11 26 (6.60%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (6.09%) ITIL
13 22 (5.58%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (4.82%) Service Delivery
15 18 (4.57%) Mentoring
16 17 (4.31%) Programme Delivery
17 16 (4.06%) Logistics
17 16 (4.06%) Programme Management
18 14 (3.55%) Risk Management
18 14 (3.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 64 (16.24%) SQL
2 41 (10.41%) X++
3 25 (6.35%) C#
4 20 (5.08%) Java
5 16 (4.06%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.55%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.78%) PHP
7 7 (1.78%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.76%) VBA
9 2 (0.51%) C++
9 2 (0.51%) Python
9 2 (0.51%) XPath
10 1 (0.25%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.25%) C
10 1 (0.25%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.25%) RPG
10 1 (0.25%) RPG IV
10 1 (0.25%) RPG/400
10 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (3.55%) PMI Certification
2 13 (3.30%) Degree
2 13 (3.30%) PMP
3 11 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.02%) CIMA
4 4 (1.02%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.02%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.76%) AAT
5 3 (0.76%) ACCA
5 3 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.76%) ISEB
6 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.84%) PMO
2 17 (4.31%) QA
3 5 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.51%) RosettaNet
5 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.25%) GxP
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (2.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) Docker
2 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.02%) SCCM
Vendors
1 223 (56.60%) Microsoft
2 65 (16.50%) Oracle
3 58 (14.72%) JD Edwards
4 45 (11.42%) SAP
5 6 (1.52%) Adobe
6 5 (1.27%) Apple
6 5 (1.27%) Cognos
7 4 (1.02%) Cadence
7 4 (1.02%) Epicor
7 4 (1.02%) Sage
7 4 (1.02%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.02%) Tableau
8 3 (0.76%) IBM
8 3 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.76%) VMware
9 2 (0.51%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.51%) CODA
9 2 (0.51%) Google
9 2 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.51%) PeopleSoft