Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 442 478
Rank change year-on-year +28 +36 -51
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 575 524 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the Business Applications category 7.05% 5.98% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 366 361
UK median daily rate £475 £474 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.26% +8.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £318 £325 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 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 £9.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £22.00 £10.50 £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 8151 8765 9393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.91% 8.35% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4817 5231 5215
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +2.30% +1.16%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 100 142
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.08% +6.31%
10th Percentile £12.26 £10.16 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.10 £88.20 £57.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.58 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.37% +12.73% -12.70%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +16 527 £475 +0.53% 122
UK excluding London -14 269 £450 - 62
London +61 258 £500 - 64
North of England +63 80 £450 -5.26% 12
Midlands -6 67 £425 -5.56% 18
South East -13 54 £450 - 5
East of England +33 46 £488 +21.88% 8
West Midlands -20 40 £450 -5.26% 14
North West +33 38 £450 -0.11% 6
Yorkshire +27 38 £419 -14.10% 6
East Midlands +2 25 £413 +3.13% 4
Scotland +7 10 £381 -5.28% 11
South West -50 9 £550 +37.50% 6
North East +63 3 £600 +20.00%
Wales +8 2 £300 -40.00% 2
Northern Ireland -42 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 358 (62.26%) Microsoft
2 247 (42.96%) ERP
3 202 (35.13%) Finance
4 165 (28.70%) Dynamics 365
5 111 (19.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 111 (19.30%) CRM
6 101 (17.57%) SQL
7 88 (15.30%) JD Edwards
8 86 (14.96%) SQL Server
9 77 (13.39%) Retail
10 71 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
11 70 (12.17%) X++
12 66 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 64 (11.13%) Business Intelligence
14 62 (10.78%) .NET
15 61 (10.61%) Manufacturing
16 60 (10.43%) Logistics
17 58 (10.09%) Project Management
18 50 (8.70%) Migration
18 50 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
19 45 (7.83%) Oracle
19 45 (7.83%) Dynamics NAV
20 42 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 40 (6.96%) SAP
22 39 (6.78%) NetSuite
23 38 (6.61%) Data Migration
23 38 (6.61%) PRINCE2
24 35 (6.09%) Coaching
25 34 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
26 30 (5.22%) 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 27 (4.70%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.09%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (0.87%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.70%) CMS
6 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.35%) Confluence
8 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.17%) IIS
9 1 (0.17%) SAS
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 111 (19.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (7.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 39 (6.78%) NetSuite
4 8 (1.39%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (0.87%) Infor SunSystems
6 4 (0.70%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.70%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.35%) Infor LN
7 2 (0.35%) Lawson
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.35%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.17%) Dynamics SL
8 1 (0.17%) FRx
8 1 (0.17%) iTrent
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.17%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 165 (28.70%) Dynamics 365
2 29 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.22%) Office 365
3 7 (1.22%) SaaS
4 6 (1.04%) IaaS
5 4 (0.70%) PaaS
6 3 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.17%) FinancialForce
7 1 (0.17%) GitHub
7 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.04%) Firewall
2 5 (0.87%) LAN
2 5 (0.87%) Skype
2 5 (0.87%) WAN
3 4 (0.70%) NetScaler
4 3 (0.52%) DNS
4 3 (0.52%) VPN
5 1 (0.17%) SSL
5 1 (0.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (14.96%) SQL Server
2 66 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (5.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (3.65%) Power BI
6 9 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.87%) OLAP
8 5 (0.87%) OLTP
9 4 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.35%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.17%) MS Access
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (5.22%) MorphX
2 29 (5.04%) Visual Studio
3 24 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.87%) JIRA
5 4 (0.70%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.17%) Ant
7 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.17%) Selenium
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 202 (35.13%) Finance
2 77 (13.39%) Retail
3 61 (10.61%) Manufacturing
4 25 (4.35%) Advertising
5 19 (3.30%) General Ledger
6 17 (2.96%) Marketing
7 11 (1.91%) Back Office
8 10 (1.74%) Automotive
8 10 (1.74%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.57%) Local Government
10 6 (1.04%) Banking
11 4 (0.70%) Billing
11 4 (0.70%) French Language
12 3 (0.52%) Electronics
12 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.52%) Legal
13 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.17%) German Language
14 1 (0.17%) Law
14 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 155 (26.96%) Consultant
2 117 (20.35%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 111 (19.30%) Developer
4 77 (13.39%) Analyst
5 74 (12.87%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 68 (11.83%) Project Manager
7 63 (10.96%) Functional Consultant
8 54 (9.39%) Architect
8 54 (9.39%) Microsoft Consultant
9 36 (6.26%) Dynamics AX Architect
10 35 (6.09%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
11 33 (5.74%) Microsoft Developer
12 31 (5.39%) Business Analyst
13 29 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
14 22 (3.83%) Trainer
15 20 (3.48%) Technical Architect
16 12 (2.09%) ERP Manager
16 12 (2.09%) Technical Leader
17 10 (1.74%) CRM Developer
17 10 (1.74%) Microsoft Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (10.78%) .NET
2 12 (2.09%) EDI
3 9 (1.57%) Middleware
3 9 (1.57%) Web Services
4 6 (1.04%) HTML
4 6 (1.04%) XML
5 4 (0.70%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.52%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.52%) CSS
6 3 (0.52%) jQuery
6 3 (0.52%) MDX
7 2 (0.35%) COM
7 2 (0.35%) REST
8 1 (0.17%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.17%) HTML5
8 1 (0.17%) Kendo UI
8 1 (0.17%) LINQ
8 1 (0.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (1.22%) e-Learning
3 7 (1.22%) EPoS
4 6 (1.04%) User Experience
5 5 (0.87%) PMI
6 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.70%) Spread Betting
6 4 (0.70%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.52%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.52%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.52%) Replication
8 2 (0.35%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.35%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.35%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.35%) New Media
9 1 (0.17%) AS400
9 1 (0.17%) Clustering
9 1 (0.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 11 (1.91%) Windows
2 5 (0.87%) Windows Server
3 4 (0.70%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (42.96%) ERP
2 111 (19.30%) CRM
3 71 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (11.13%) Business Intelligence
5 60 (10.43%) Logistics
6 58 (10.09%) Project Management
7 50 (8.70%) Migration
7 50 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (6.61%) Data Migration
8 38 (6.61%) PRINCE2
9 35 (6.09%) Coaching
10 34 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (3.65%) ETL
12 18 (3.13%) Business Analysis
12 18 (3.13%) Supply Chain Management
12 18 (3.13%) Test Scripting
12 18 (3.13%) Workflow
13 17 (2.96%) User Stories
14 16 (2.78%) Project Planning
14 16 (2.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 101 (17.57%) SQL
2 70 (12.17%) X++
3 30 (5.22%) T-SQL
4 25 (4.35%) C#
5 8 (1.39%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.22%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.87%) C++
8 3 (0.52%) C
8 3 (0.52%) VB
9 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.35%) Python
9 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.35%) VBA
9 2 (0.35%) XMLA
10 1 (0.17%) R
10 1 (0.17%) RPG
10 1 (0.17%) RPG III
10 1 (0.17%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 22 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (2.09%) Degree
3 9 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (1.22%) ACCA
5 6 (1.04%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.87%) ISEB
7 4 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.52%) CIMA
8 3 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.52%) IIBA
9 2 (0.35%) AAT
9 2 (0.35%) CBAP
9 2 (0.35%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.35%) MBA
10 1 (0.17%) APMG
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.17%) MAPM
10 1 (0.17%) PMP
10 1 (0.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.78%) QA
2 11 (1.91%) PMO
3 8 (1.39%) SLA
4 4 (0.70%) IFRS
5 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.52%) GDPR
6 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.17%) GAMP
7 1 (0.17%) GxP
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.87%) XenApp
3 4 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 358 (62.26%) Microsoft
2 88 (15.30%) JD Edwards
3 45 (7.83%) Oracle
4 40 (6.96%) SAP
5 9 (1.57%) Epicor
5 9 (1.57%) Infor
5 9 (1.57%) Sage
5 9 (1.57%) Sitecore
6 8 (1.39%) Citrix
7 7 (1.22%) Sun
7 7 (1.22%) VMware
8 6 (1.04%) Baan
9 5 (0.87%) CODA
9 5 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.52%) Cadence
10 3 (0.52%) IFS
10 3 (0.52%) Workday
11 2 (0.35%) Ariba
11 2 (0.35%) Cognos
11 2 (0.35%) PeopleSoft