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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 105 92
Rank change year-on-year -1 -13  
Contract jobs citing Dynamics AX 9 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.87% 1.37%
As % of the Business Applications category 5.33% 12.18% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 15
Median daily rate £450 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £300 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £538 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +23.43% -15.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 169 197 276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 7.55% 7.17% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 119 135
Median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £58.00 £22.25 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +160.67% -10.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +41.81% +57.14%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -1 5 £450 +50.00% 4
Staffordshire - 2 £525 - 1
Dynamics AX
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 38 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (56.00%) Finance
2 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (52.00%) Manufacturing
4 18 (36.00%) SharePoint
5 17 (34.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (32.00%) CRM
7 15 (30.00%) X++
8 14 (28.00%) C#
9 13 (26.00%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (26.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 13 (26.00%) Business Development
9 13 (26.00%) Public Cloud
10 12 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (22.00%) ERP
11 11 (22.00%) HTML
11 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
11 11 (22.00%) CSS
11 11 (22.00%) AngularJS
11 11 (22.00%) HTML5
11 11 (22.00%) CSS3
11 11 (22.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (22.00%) Power BI
12 6 (12.00%) Office 365
12 6 (12.00%) .NET
13 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 4 (8.00%) Information Security
14 4 (8.00%) SQL
14 4 (8.00%) SQL Server

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 18 (36.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (26.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.00%) Sentinel
3 1 (2.00%) Infor LN
3 1 (2.00%) MFGPRO
3 1 (2.00%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.00%) Office 365
3 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) DHCP
1 2 (4.00%) DNS
1 2 (4.00%) LAN
1 2 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) Power BI
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.00%) MorphX
2 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (56.00%) Finance
2 26 (52.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Czech Language
4 1 (2.00%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Developer
2 18 (36.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 15 (30.00%) Architect
4 13 (26.00%) Dynamics AX Architect
5 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX Trainer
8 2 (4.00%) Functional Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Information Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Information Security Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Security Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Trainer
9 1 (2.00%) Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) AngularJS
1 11 (22.00%) CSS
1 11 (22.00%) CSS3
1 11 (22.00%) HTML
1 11 (22.00%) HTML5
2 6 (12.00%) .NET
3 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.00%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) CRM
3 13 (26.00%) Business Development
4 12 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (22.00%) ERP
6 4 (8.00%) Information Security
7 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.00%) ITIL
7 3 (6.00%) Migration
7 3 (6.00%) Project Management
7 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.00%) Information Assurance
8 2 (4.00%) Information Security Management
8 2 (4.00%) MVC
8 2 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.00%) Security Management
8 2 (4.00%) TOGAF
8 2 (4.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) X++
2 14 (28.00%) C#
3 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.00%) SQL
5 2 (4.00%) Java
5 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) CEH
1 2 (4.00%) CISM
1 2 (4.00%) CISMP
1 2 (4.00%) CISSP
1 2 (4.00%) CRISC
1 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (4.00%) GPG13
2 2 (4.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 38 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) JD Edwards
3 2 (4.00%) Casewise
3 2 (4.00%) Citrix
3 2 (4.00%) Infor
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) SAP
3 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.00%) Cognos
4 1 (2.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) QAD