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 3 months to 27 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 133 84
Rank change year-on-year +37 -49  
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 25 8 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.21% 0.26% 1.42%
As % of the Business Applications category 11.16% 2.23% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 26
Median daily rate £525 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £252 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £563 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 224 358 233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.84% 11.81% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 168 126
Median daily rate £436 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -5.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £23.38 £38.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.48% +67.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.08 £22.50 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.68 £38.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.28% +52.17%  

Dynamics AX
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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
Birmingham +23 12 £550 +2.32% 6
Worcestershire +18 6 £189 +4.86%
Staffordshire -2 1 £425 -5.55%
Dynamics AX
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Dynamics AX.

1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) Finance
3 12 (34.29%) Manufacturing
3 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (34.29%) ERP
3 12 (34.29%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (28.57%) Retail
5 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
5 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (22.86%) LAN
6 8 (22.86%) WAN
6 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
6 8 (22.86%) Citrix
6 8 (22.86%) DNS
6 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
7 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (17.14%) VMware
8 6 (17.14%) Windows
8 6 (17.14%) VPN
8 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
8 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (17.14%) Hardware Maintenance
8 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
9 5 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (14.29%) CRM
9 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
9 5 (14.29%) C#

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 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
2 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.86%) NetSuite
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (34.29%) Dynamics 365
2 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.43%) Office 365
4 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) DNS
1 8 (22.86%) LAN
1 8 (22.86%) WAN
2 6 (17.14%) VPN
3 5 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (5.71%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (11.43%) Power BI
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.86%) MorphX
General
1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) Manufacturing
3 10 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Consultant
2 8 (22.86%) Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Functional Consultant
4 6 (17.14%) Administrator
4 6 (17.14%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (11.43%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Operations Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Leader
7 2 (5.71%) Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Azure Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) NetSuite Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
1 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
1 4 (11.43%) CSS
1 4 (11.43%) CSS3
1 4 (11.43%) HTML
1 4 (11.43%) HTML5
2 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.86%) LINQ
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
1 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
1 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (34.29%) ERP
2 6 (17.14%) Hardware Maintenance
3 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (14.29%) CRM
3 5 (14.29%) Scrum
3 5 (14.29%) Security Management
4 4 (11.43%) Business Development
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL
6 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Information Security
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.86%) Change Control
7 1 (2.86%) Coaching
7 1 (2.86%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Project Governance
7 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.86%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) C#
1 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.43%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) X++
4 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) Citrix
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
4 3 (8.57%) JD Edwards
5 2 (5.71%) Casewise
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) SAP
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