Period
to 24 November 2017

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 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 123 130
Rank change year-on-year -20 +7 +8
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 40 83 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.82% 1.35% 0.94%
As % of the Business Applications category 8.83% 11.66% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 36 35
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £400 £331 £354
90th Percentile £575 £588 £630
England median daily rate £475 £473 £438
% change year-on-year +0.53% +8.00% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 - -
England median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -83.33% +160.87%

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 453 712 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.31% 11.55% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 374 240
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £411 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.42% -2.08% +1.82%
10th Percentile £313 £293 £275
90th Percentile £575 £584 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.63% -0.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.14% -30.17% -20.44%
10th Percentile £20.35 £14.78 £15.88
90th Percentile £52.71 £38.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.00% -9.09% +4.76%

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 24 November 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 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
Birmingham -33 16 £401 -19.50% 4
Staffordshire +13 3 £425 +6.25% 1
Worcestershire +8 3 £180 -
Dynamics AX
England

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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Dynamics AX.

1 25 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (37.50%) ERP
3 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (25.00%) Project Management
5 9 (22.50%) Retail
5 9 (22.50%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (20.00%) CRM
7 7 (17.50%) General Ledger
8 6 (15.00%) Logistics
8 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.00%) User Stories
8 6 (15.00%) Finance
9 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
9 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
9 5 (12.50%) .NET
9 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (12.50%) Traceability Matrix
10 4 (10.00%) Front End Development
10 4 (10.00%) SQL
10 4 (10.00%) Windows
10 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
10 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (10.00%) Automotive
11 3 (7.50%) Advertising
11 3 (7.50%) Epicor
11 3 (7.50%) Citrix
11 3 (7.50%) LAN

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 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Dynamics 365
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) DNS
1 3 (7.50%) LAN
1 3 (7.50%) VPN
1 3 (7.50%) WAN
2 2 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.50%) Power BI
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MorphX
General
1 9 (22.50%) Retail
2 7 (17.50%) General Ledger
3 6 (15.00%) Finance
4 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 4 (10.00%) Automotive
6 3 (7.50%) Advertising
7 2 (5.00%) Marketing
8 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Consultant
2 15 (37.50%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 10 (25.00%) Functional Consultant
4 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 7 (17.50%) Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Project Manager
7 4 (10.00%) Architect
8 3 (7.50%) Administrator
8 3 (7.50%) Data Integration Manager
8 3 (7.50%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Integration Manager
8 3 (7.50%) Integration Project Manager
8 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (5.00%) CRM Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Data Manager
9 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX Architect
9 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 2 (5.00%) Logistics Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (2.50%) LINQ
3 1 (2.50%) MDX
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) AS400
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) ERP
2 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (25.00%) Project Management
4 8 (20.00%) CRM
5 6 (15.00%) Logistics
5 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.00%) User Stories
6 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 5 (12.50%) Traceability Matrix
7 4 (10.00%) Front End Development
7 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
8 3 (7.50%) Hardware Maintenance
8 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.00%) ETL
9 2 (5.00%) Security Management
9 2 (5.00%) Six Sigma
9 2 (5.00%) Supply Chain Management
9 2 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.00%) X++
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) RPG
3 1 (2.50%) RPG III
3 1 (2.50%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
1 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Vendors
1 25 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Citrix
2 3 (7.50%) Epicor
2 3 (7.50%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.50%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Tableau