Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 August 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 133 180
Rank change year-on-year -40 +47 -65
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 21 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.87% 0.56%
As % of the Business Applications category 5.37% 9.62% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 27
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £341 £255 £273
90th Percentile £559 £570 £585
England median daily rate £500 £450 £469
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £14.00 -
England median hourly rate £29.15 £18.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year +61.94% +80.00% -83.33%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for business application skills.

All Business Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 391 395 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.72% 9.06% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 218 314
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £291
90th Percentile £625 £572 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.42 £34.38 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.87% +37.50% +8.70%
10th Percentile £8.39 £17.75 £10.35
90th Percentile £29.95 £58.33 £38.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £27.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.32% +6.73% +17.81%

Dynamics AX
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Dynamics AX as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Dynamics AX in the West Midlands

Dynamics AX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Dynamics AX in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Dynamics AX in the West Midlands

Dynamics AX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Dynamics AX in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Dynamics AX in the West Midlands

Dynamics AX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Dynamics AX in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Dynamics AX in the West Midlands

Dynamics AX
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 August 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
Birmingham -22 11 £450 - 6
Solihull - 1 £350 -
Dynamics AX
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Dynamics AX.

1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) ERP
3 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (28.57%) JD Edwards
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 5 (23.81%) .NET
5 5 (23.81%) C#
5 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
5 5 (23.81%) XML
5 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (23.81%) Programme Delivery
5 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (19.05%) NetSuite
6 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
6 4 (19.05%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (14.29%) Windows
7 3 (14.29%) MS Access
7 3 (14.29%) HTML
7 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 3 (14.29%) CSS
7 3 (14.29%) Automotive
7 3 (14.29%) General Ledger
7 3 (14.29%) MuleSoft
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Dynamics AX
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) NetSuite
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (9.52%) Azure Functions
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) PaaS
2 2 (9.52%) Serverless
3 1 (4.76%) FinancialForce
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 3 (14.29%) MS Access
2 3 (14.29%) Power BI
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.52%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.76%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) MSTest
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
3 3 (14.29%) Automotive
3 3 (14.29%) General Ledger
4 2 (9.52%) Advertising
4 2 (9.52%) Retail
5 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Consultant
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Functional Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) HR Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Platform Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
1 5 (23.81%) XML
2 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) MSMQ
3 2 (9.52%) RESTful
3 2 (9.52%) SOAP
3 2 (9.52%) WCF
4 1 (4.76%) JSON
4 1 (4.76%) REST
4 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.76%) AS400
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) iSeries
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ERP
2 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (23.81%) Programme Delivery
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Document Management
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (9.52%) SOA
5 2 (9.52%) Storage Management
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Facilities Management
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) RPG
3 1 (4.76%) RPG IV
3 1 (4.76%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) JD Edwards
3 3 (14.29%) MuleSoft
4 2 (9.52%) Infor
5 1 (4.76%) Epicor
5 1 (4.76%) IFS
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Sage
5 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (4.76%) Xero