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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 433 487 375
Rank change year-on-year +54 -112  
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 170 158 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.29% 0.53%
As % of the Business Applications category 4.35% 3.55% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 121 211
Median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -  
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 3909 4449 4841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.45% 8.27% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2299 2730 2775
Median daily rate £475 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 54 50
Median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.92% +44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £11.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £99.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% +55.55%  

Dynamics AX
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Dynamics AX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +68 162 £450 -2.70% 92
London +27 73 £450 -5.26% 41
East of England +12 26 £500 +25.00% 2
West Midlands +42 24 £475 +5.55% 9
Essex - 14 £538 -
South East +29 12 £550 +10.00% 3
Birmingham +25 12 £550 +2.32% 5
City of London 0 10 £430 -1.71% 11
North West +12 9 £450 -30.76% 11
Suffolk - 8 £317 - 1
Worcestershire +17 6 £189 +4.86%
Worcester +7 6 £189 +4.86%
Manchester +2 6 £500 -28.57% 4
Chelmsford - 6 £563 -
Ipswich - 6 £298 - 1
Yorkshire +20 5 £538 +53.57% 12
South West -6 5 £471 +10.88% 2
East Midlands -8 5 £419 -6.94% 7
Berkshire +25 4 £600 -7.69%
Cambridgeshire -3 4 £494 +23.43%
Scotland +45 3 £463 +17.46% 3
Oxfordshire -5 3 £550 -18.51%
East Yorkshire - 3 - -
Brentford - 3 £425 -
Glasgow - 3 £463 - 1
Hull - 3 - -
Hampshire +16 2 £413 - 1
Lancashire +8 2 £338 - 1
Wiltshire +5 2 £425 -5.55%
Cambridge +2 2 £525 +31.25%

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 258 (65.98%) Microsoft
2 214 (54.73%) ERP
3 150 (38.36%) Finance
4 85 (21.74%) CRM
4 85 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 75 (19.18%) SQL Server
6 74 (18.93%) Business Intelligence
7 63 (16.11%) Retail
8 62 (15.86%) Dynamics 365
9 61 (15.60%) JD Edwards
10 59 (15.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 54 (13.81%) SAP
12 53 (13.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 51 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
14 50 (12.79%) SharePoint
15 49 (12.53%) Project Management
15 49 (12.53%) Manufacturing
16 47 (12.02%) C#
17 45 (11.51%) SQL
18 42 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
19 41 (10.49%) Windows
19 41 (10.49%) Dynamics NAV
20 40 (10.23%) BizTalk Server
20 40 (10.23%) Migration
21 39 (9.97%) X++
22 38 (9.72%) .NET
23 37 (9.46%) Logistics
24 36 (9.21%) Oracle
25 33 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
26 30 (7.67%) Degree

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 50 (12.79%) SharePoint
2 40 (10.23%) BizTalk Server
3 21 (5.37%) IIS
4 12 (3.07%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (1.28%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.02%) CMS
8 3 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.51%) Drupal
9 2 (0.51%) Kentico
10 1 (0.26%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.26%) Mule
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 85 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (10.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (2.81%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (1.28%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (1.02%) Dynamics SL
6 3 (0.77%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.77%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.77%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.77%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.51%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.51%) Magento
8 1 (0.26%) Maximo
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.26%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 62 (15.86%) Dynamics 365
2 51 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.63%) Office 365
4 21 (5.37%) IaaS
4 21 (5.37%) PaaS
5 3 (0.77%) Yammer
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.51%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.26%) GitHub
7 1 (0.26%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.30%) DNS
2 8 (2.05%) LAN
2 8 (2.05%) WAN
3 7 (1.79%) VPN
4 5 (1.28%) Firewall
5 4 (1.02%) SAN
6 3 (0.77%) DHCP
7 2 (0.51%) FTP
8 1 (0.26%) MVNO
8 1 (0.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 59 (15.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (13.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (6.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 24 (6.14%) Power BI
6 22 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.77%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.26%) MS Access
10 1 (0.26%) OLAP
10 1 (0.26%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.26%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (7.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (5.12%) JIRA
3 17 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 14 (3.58%) MorphX
5 5 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.51%) Subversion
8 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
General
1 150 (38.36%) Finance
2 63 (16.11%) Retail
3 49 (12.53%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.09%) Advertising
5 12 (3.07%) Legal
6 10 (2.56%) Back Office
6 10 (2.56%) General Ledger
7 9 (2.30%) Local Government
8 6 (1.53%) French Language
9 4 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.77%) Marketing
11 2 (0.51%) German Language
11 2 (0.51%) Law
11 2 (0.51%) Swedish Language
11 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.26%) Automotive
12 1 (0.26%) Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 110 (28.13%) Consultant
2 87 (22.25%) Developer
3 79 (20.20%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 60 (15.35%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 52 (13.30%) Analyst
6 34 (8.70%) Microsoft Developer
6 34 (8.70%) Project Manager
7 33 (8.44%) Microsoft Consultant
8 29 (7.42%) Architect
9 28 (7.16%) Functional Consultant
10 15 (3.84%) Dynamics AX Architect
11 14 (3.58%) Business Analyst
11 14 (3.58%) ERP Manager
11 14 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (3.32%) Administrator
12 13 (3.32%) ERP Consultant
13 12 (3.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 12 (3.07%) Trainer
14 11 (2.81%) ERP Analyst
14 11 (2.81%) ERP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.72%) .NET
2 26 (6.65%) Web Services
3 20 (5.12%) WCF
4 12 (3.07%) .NET Framework
5 10 (2.56%) COM
6 7 (1.79%) CSS
6 7 (1.79%) HTML
7 6 (1.53%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.28%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.28%) HTML5
9 4 (1.02%) CSS3
9 4 (1.02%) MDX
10 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.77%) EDI
11 2 (0.51%) XML
12 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 1 (0.26%) JSON
12 1 (0.26%) REST
12 1 (0.26%) WAP
12 1 (0.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (1.28%) Data Centre
3 5 (1.28%) e-Learning
3 5 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.02%) FMCG
4 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.02%) PMI
5 3 (0.77%) Data Structures
5 3 (0.77%) Replication
5 3 (0.77%) Tandem
5 3 (0.77%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.51%) Clustering
6 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.51%) EPoS
6 2 (0.51%) Fintech
6 2 (0.51%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.51%) Life Science
6 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.49%) Windows
2 15 (3.84%) Windows Server
3 12 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (54.73%) ERP
2 85 (21.74%) CRM
3 74 (18.93%) Business Intelligence
4 49 (12.53%) Project Management
5 42 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (10.23%) Migration
7 37 (9.46%) Logistics
8 30 (7.67%) Scrum
8 30 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (5.88%) Coaching
9 23 (5.88%) Data Migration
10 21 (5.37%) Functional Testing
10 21 (5.37%) PRINCE2
10 21 (5.37%) TDD
11 18 (4.60%) Business Analysis
12 17 (4.35%) Change Management
12 17 (4.35%) Data Management
12 17 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (3.84%) ETL
13 15 (3.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 47 (12.02%) C#
2 45 (11.51%) SQL
3 39 (9.97%) X++
4 16 (4.09%) T-SQL
5 8 (2.05%) Java
5 8 (2.05%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.53%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.77%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.77%) Python
8 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.51%) C
8 2 (0.51%) Perl
8 2 (0.51%) VB
9 1 (0.26%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 30 (7.67%) Degree
2 12 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.56%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.05%) PMP
5 5 (1.28%) ISEB
6 4 (1.02%) ACCA
6 4 (1.02%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.02%) MAPM
6 4 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.77%) CIMA
7 3 (0.77%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.26%) AAT
9 1 (0.26%) CCA
9 1 (0.26%) IIBA
9 1 (0.26%) MCP
9 1 (0.26%) MCSE
9 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.60%) QA
2 9 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.77%) PMO
4 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) GAAP
5 1 (0.26%) IFRS
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.28%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.53%) SCCM
2 3 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.77%) SCOM
3 2 (0.51%) Ansible
3 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.51%) Puppet
3 2 (0.51%) Salt
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 258 (65.98%) Microsoft
2 61 (15.60%) JD Edwards
3 54 (13.81%) SAP
4 36 (9.21%) Oracle
5 12 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.81%) VMware
7 10 (2.56%) Citrix
8 5 (1.28%) Ariba
8 5 (1.28%) Cisco
8 5 (1.28%) Infor
9 4 (1.02%) IFS
9 4 (1.02%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.02%) Tableau
10 3 (0.77%) JDA
10 3 (0.77%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.77%) Siebel
11 2 (0.51%) HP
11 2 (0.51%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.51%) Informatica
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