Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 526 471 498
Rank change year-on-year -55 +27 -24
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 407 448 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.46% 0.42%
As % of the Business Applications category 6.33% 5.64% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 292 324
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £356 £313 £332
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 2
UK median hourly rate £29.15 £18.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.94% +80.00% -83.33%
10th Percentile £22.25 £9.70 £9.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £21.45 £10.45
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 6,433 7,941 8,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.26% 8.08% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,752 4,661 5,139
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £300
90th Percentile £660 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 108 97
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.67 £13.00 £10.23
90th Percentile £61.00 £57.50 £76.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.38 £31.75
% change year-on-year -13.85% -23.23% +41.11%

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 25 September 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 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Dynamics AX in the UK

Dynamics AX
Top 14 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 25 September 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 -58 379 £500 +11.11% 386
London +28 244 £513 +7.89% 101
UK excluding London -97 147 £450 - 328
North of England -30 41 £475 +5.56% 110
South East -27 39 £463 +2.78% 41
Midlands -43 28 £463 +8.82% 69
North West -35 22 £450 - 60
Yorkshire -23 19 £513 +20.59% 32
West Midlands -39 19 £425 -19.05% 44
East of England -48 18 £513 +2.50% 38
Scotland -5 16 £400 +6.67% 34
East Midlands -5 9 £550 +33.33% 25
South West -17 6 £513 -0.97% 28
Wales -18 1 - - 9

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 257 (63.14%) Microsoft
2 221 (54.30%) Finance
3 189 (46.44%) ERP
4 184 (45.21%) Dynamics 365
5 75 (18.43%) SQL
6 63 (15.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 59 (14.50%) CRM
8 58 (14.25%) JD Edwards
8 58 (14.25%) Dynamics CRM
9 54 (13.27%) NetSuite
10 53 (13.02%) SQL Server
11 52 (12.78%) Business Intelligence
12 49 (12.04%) Oracle
13 47 (11.55%) Retail
13 47 (11.55%) X++
14 45 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
15 43 (10.57%) Migration
16 41 (10.07%) Microsoft Azure
17 40 (9.83%) SAP
18 38 (9.34%) Project Management
18 38 (9.34%) Manufacturing
19 34 (8.35%) Data Migration
20 32 (7.86%) .NET
21 30 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 30 (7.37%) Power BI
22 28 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
23 27 (6.63%) Dynamics NAV
23 27 (6.63%) PRINCE2
24 26 (6.39%) T-SQL
25 25 (6.14%) 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 22 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
2 21 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.74%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.74%) Confluence
4 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.49%) IIS
4 2 (0.49%) Mule
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.46%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.47%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 58 (14.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (13.27%) NetSuite
3 27 (6.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (1.47%) Servitor
5 5 (1.23%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.74%) Infor SunSystems
7 3 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.49%) BPCS
8 2 (0.49%) Dynamics SL
8 2 (0.49%) Movex
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.25%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 184 (45.21%) Dynamics 365
2 41 (10.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.97%) Office 365
4 5 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (0.74%) PaaS
6 2 (0.49%) Azure Functions
6 2 (0.49%) IaaS
6 2 (0.49%) SaaS
6 2 (0.49%) Serverless
7 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (15.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 53 (13.02%) SQL Server
3 30 (7.37%) Power BI
3 30 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 18 (4.42%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.23%) MySQL
8 5 (1.23%) OLAP
8 5 (1.23%) OLTP
8 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.98%) Big Data
9 4 (0.98%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (3.93%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.95%) MorphX
3 6 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.23%) JIRA
4 5 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.74%) LSMW
6 1 (0.25%) MSTest
General
1 221 (54.30%) Finance
2 47 (11.55%) Retail
3 38 (9.34%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.21%) General Ledger
6 4 (0.98%) Banking
6 4 (0.98%) German Language
7 3 (0.74%) Automotive
7 3 (0.74%) Back Office
7 3 (0.74%) Billing
7 3 (0.74%) Games
8 2 (0.49%) Advertising
8 2 (0.49%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.49%) Marketing
8 2 (0.49%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 85 (20.88%) Consultant
2 72 (17.69%) Developer
3 67 (16.46%) Architect
4 63 (15.48%) Analyst
5 60 (14.74%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 42 (10.32%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 37 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
8 31 (7.62%) Project Manager
9 29 (7.13%) Functional Consultant
10 27 (6.63%) Dynamics AX Architect
11 20 (4.91%) Microsoft Consultant
12 18 (4.42%) Business Analyst
13 16 (3.93%) ERP Architect
14 15 (3.69%) Support Analyst
14 15 (3.69%) Technical Architect
15 13 (3.19%) ERP Manager
16 12 (2.95%) Applications Support
16 12 (2.95%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
17 11 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
17 11 (2.70%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.86%) .NET
2 11 (2.70%) J2EE
3 9 (2.21%) CSS
3 9 (2.21%) HTML
4 8 (1.97%) EDI
4 8 (1.97%) XML
5 6 (1.47%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.98%) MDX
6 4 (0.98%) REST
6 4 (0.98%) WCF
7 3 (0.74%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.74%) Mason
7 3 (0.74%) SOAP
7 3 (0.74%) Web Services
8 2 (0.49%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.49%) jQuery
8 2 (0.49%) Middleware
8 2 (0.49%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.49%) Node.js
8 2 (0.49%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
3 5 (1.23%) Data Centre
3 5 (1.23%) Fintech
4 4 (0.98%) BYOD
4 4 (0.98%) User Experience
5 3 (0.74%) Clustering
5 3 (0.74%) Driving Licence
5 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.74%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.74%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.49%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.49%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.49%) PMI
7 1 (0.25%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.25%) iSeries
7 1 (0.25%) Life Science
7 1 (0.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (1.97%) Windows
2 7 (1.72%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.74%) Linux
4 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (46.44%) ERP
2 59 (14.50%) CRM
3 52 (12.78%) Business Intelligence
4 45 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (10.57%) Migration
6 38 (9.34%) Project Management
7 34 (8.35%) Data Migration
8 28 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (6.63%) PRINCE2
10 24 (5.90%) Coaching
11 22 (5.41%) ETL
12 20 (4.91%) ITIL
13 19 (4.67%) Process Improvement
14 18 (4.42%) Logistics
14 18 (4.42%) Service Management
15 17 (4.18%) GAP Analysis
15 17 (4.18%) ITSM
15 17 (4.18%) Service Delivery
15 17 (4.18%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (3.69%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 75 (18.43%) SQL
2 47 (11.55%) X++
3 26 (6.39%) T-SQL
4 25 (6.14%) C#
5 12 (2.95%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.70%) Java
7 8 (1.97%) VBA
8 3 (0.74%) C++
8 3 (0.74%) PHP
8 3 (0.74%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.74%) Python
9 1 (0.25%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.25%) C
9 1 (0.25%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.25%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.25%) RPG
9 1 (0.25%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.25%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 14 (3.44%) Degree
2 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.23%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.23%) PMP
3 5 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.23%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.74%) CIMA
4 3 (0.74%) ISEB
5 2 (0.49%) AAT
5 2 (0.49%) ACCA
5 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.25%) MAPM
6 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.25%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.41%) PMO
2 10 (2.46%) QA
3 6 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.74%) SLA
5 2 (0.49%) RosettaNet
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.25%) Docker
3 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.49%) SCCM
2 2 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 257 (63.14%) Microsoft
2 58 (14.25%) JD Edwards
3 49 (12.04%) Oracle
4 40 (9.83%) SAP
5 6 (1.47%) Adobe
5 6 (1.47%) Civica
5 6 (1.47%) Orchard
6 5 (1.23%) Informatica
7 4 (0.98%) CODA
7 4 (0.98%) MuleSoft
7 4 (0.98%) Remedy
7 4 (0.98%) Tableau
8 3 (0.74%) Citrix
8 3 (0.74%) Epicor
8 3 (0.74%) Sage
8 3 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.74%) VMware
8 3 (0.74%) Workday
9 2 (0.49%) Cadence
9 2 (0.49%) Embarcadero