Period
to 2 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Dynamics 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Dynamics 365 over the 6 months to 2 August 2021 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 365 (D365)
UK
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 210 247 233
Rank change year-on-year +37 -14 +144
Contract jobs citing Dynamics 365 942 394 1,125
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.08% 1.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.70% 3.56% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 278 807
10th Percentile £330 £363 £350
25th Percentile £400 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £563 £575 £575
90th Percentile £638 £650 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £485
% change year-on-year -7.69% +0.52% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
10th Percentile " " £17.95
25th Percentile £20.70 " £19.38
Median hourly rate £21.40 - £21.76
75th Percentile £22.09 " £60.38
90th Percentile " " £83.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.40 - £21.76

Dynamics 365 is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 25,463 11,082 26,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.33% 30.51% 28.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,278 7,806 18,259
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
25th Percentile £419 £406 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £575
90th Percentile £688 £688 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 169 332
10th Percentile £12.19 £13.53 £12.78
25th Percentile £14.13 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +17.14%
75th Percentile £44.00 £39.31 £35.25
90th Percentile £65.50 £55.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.41
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.07% +14.15%

Dynamics 365
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Dynamics 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Dynamics 365 in the UK

Dynamics 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Dynamics 365.

Daily rate trend for Dynamics 365 in the UK

Dynamics 365
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Dynamics 365 over the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Dynamics 365 in the UK

Dynamics 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Dynamics 365.

Hourly rate trend for Dynamics 365 in the UK

Dynamics 365
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Dynamics 365 within the UK over the 6 months to 2 August 2021. 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
England +17 698 £475 -2.56% 366
UK excluding London -14 321 £450 -7.69% 235
London -11 314 £500 - 148
Work from Home -69 288 £500 - 142
North of England +10 81 £480 +11.63% 65
Midlands -23 78 £469 -10.71% 63
North West +17 66 £485 +18.29% 41
South East -31 65 £450 -6.49% 42
South West +20 62 £413 -13.16% 26
West Midlands -28 58 £475 -9.52% 47
East Midlands -9 19 £420 -13.85% 16
East of England -24 18 £362 -33.53% 19
Yorkshire -20 12 £488 +8.33% 20
Wales -2 11 £388 -29.55% 4
Scotland -89 6 £466 -6.75% 12
North East - 3 £425 - 4

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Dynamics 365 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 with a requirement for Dynamics 365.

1 561 (59.55%) Microsoft
2 420 (44.59%) Azure
3 357 (37.90%) CRM
4 347 (36.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 320 (33.97%) Finance
6 316 (33.55%) Power Platform
7 226 (23.99%) ERP
8 221 (23.46%) Social Skills
9 208 (22.08%) Business Intelligence
10 198 (21.02%) Migration
11 187 (19.85%) .NET
12 186 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
13 185 (19.64%) Dynamics AX
14 180 (19.11%) DevOps
15 174 (18.47%) SQL
16 164 (17.41%) Power BI
17 159 (16.88%) SharePoint
18 155 (16.45%) PowerApps
19 149 (15.82%) C#
20 130 (13.80%) Data Migration
21 118 (12.53%) Oracle
22 117 (12.42%) JavaScript
23 110 (11.68%) SAP
24 99 (10.51%) Java
25 91 (9.66%) Azure Logic Apps
26 85 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
27 79 (8.39%) J2EE
28 78 (8.28%) Data Modelling
29 77 (8.17%) Power Automate
29 77 (8.17%) Microsoft 365

Dynamics 365
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
1 159 (16.88%) SharePoint
2 50 (5.31%) BizTalk Server
3 26 (2.76%) MS Exchange
4 18 (1.91%) Confluence
5 6 (0.64%) CMS
6 4 (0.42%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.21%) IIS
8 2 (0.21%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.11%) Apache
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.74%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.11%) InVision
7 1 (0.11%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 347 (36.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 185 (19.64%) Dynamics AX
3 59 (6.26%) NetSuite
4 28 (2.97%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.53%) Magento
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.11%) Dynamics SL
10 1 (0.11%) Line 500
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.11%) Primavera
10 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 420 (44.59%) Azure
2 316 (33.55%) Power Platform
3 155 (16.45%) PowerApps
4 91 (9.66%) Azure Logic Apps
5 77 (8.17%) Microsoft 365
5 77 (8.17%) Power Automate
6 52 (5.52%) Serverless
7 49 (5.20%) Azure Functions
8 34 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 30 (3.18%) SaaS
10 25 (2.65%) Azure Service Bus
11 24 (2.55%) AWS
12 18 (1.91%) PaaS
13 17 (1.80%) Azure Data Factory
14 16 (1.70%) NuGet
15 12 (1.27%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 12 (1.27%) IaaS
16 11 (1.17%) Azure Stack
17 10 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
18 8 (0.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.64%) HTTP
2 5 (0.53%) NetScaler
3 3 (0.32%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.21%) DNS
4 2 (0.21%) Intranet
4 2 (0.21%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.11%) DVB
5 1 (0.11%) Firewall
5 1 (0.11%) FTP
5 1 (0.11%) Internet
5 1 (0.11%) PBX
5 1 (0.11%) PSTN
5 1 (0.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (17.41%) Power BI
2 65 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 57 (6.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (4.25%) Data Lake
5 40 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (3.61%) BusinessObjects
7 29 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
8 16 (1.70%) Big Data
9 7 (0.74%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.53%) MS Access
10 5 (0.53%) MySQL
11 4 (0.42%) OLAP
11 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2017
12 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2019
12 3 (0.32%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 36 (3.82%) Visual Studio
2 34 (3.61%) JIRA
3 33 (3.50%) Selenium
4 23 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 22 (2.34%) JMeter
6 20 (2.12%) SpecFlow
7 15 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (1.59%) WebDriver
8 13 (1.38%) Git (software)
8 13 (1.38%) Travis CI
9 10 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.74%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.64%) Postman
12 5 (0.53%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio Code
13 4 (0.42%) LoadRunner
13 4 (0.42%) SonarQube
14 3 (0.32%) git-flow
14 3 (0.32%) NUnit
General
1 320 (33.97%) Finance
2 221 (23.46%) Social Skills
3 68 (7.22%) Marketing
4 52 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (5.20%) Retail
6 44 (4.67%) Public Sector
7 41 (4.35%) Manufacturing
8 38 (4.03%) Presentation Skills
9 28 (2.97%) General Ledger
10 23 (2.44%) Banking
11 15 (1.59%) Retail Banking
12 12 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
13 10 (1.06%) Local Government
14 9 (0.96%) Electronics
14 9 (0.96%) Telecoms
15 8 (0.85%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (0.74%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.74%) Influencing Skills
17 6 (0.64%) Back Office
17 6 (0.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 210 (22.29%) Consultant
2 193 (20.49%) Developer
3 152 (16.14%) Analyst
4 128 (13.59%) Architect
5 68 (7.22%) Business Analyst
6 62 (6.58%) Functional Consultant
7 53 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 53 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
8 52 (5.52%) CRM Developer
8 52 (5.52%) Microsoft Consultant
9 45 (4.78%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 40 (4.25%) Microsoft Developer
11 28 (2.97%) CRM Consultant
12 24 (2.55%) Test Analyst
13 22 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
14 21 (2.23%) Tester
15 20 (2.12%) Senior Manager
15 20 (2.12%) Support Analyst
16 19 (2.02%) Azure Architect
17 18 (1.91%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (19.85%) .NET
2 79 (8.39%) J2EE
3 40 (4.25%) Web Services
4 39 (4.14%) REST
5 32 (3.40%) ASP.NET
6 27 (2.87%) HTML
7 23 (2.44%) .NET Framework
8 19 (2.02%) CSS
9 15 (1.59%) SOAP
9 15 (1.59%) XML
10 14 (1.49%) jQuery
11 13 (1.38%) JSON
12 11 (1.17%) EDI
12 11 (1.17%) RESTful
13 10 (1.06%) Node.js
14 7 (0.74%) AngularJS
14 7 (0.74%) Kafka
15 6 (0.64%) XSLT
16 5 (0.53%) .NET Core
16 5 (0.53%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 27 (2.87%) Legacy Systems
2 17 (1.80%) User Experience
3 10 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 9 (0.96%) Mobile App
5 7 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (0.74%) Virtual Team
6 5 (0.53%) BYOD
6 5 (0.53%) Cloud Native
6 5 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (0.53%) Housing Association
6 5 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (0.42%) Driving Licence
7 4 (0.42%) FMCG
8 3 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.32%) IVR
8 3 (0.32%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.21%) iPad
9 2 (0.21%) iPhone
9 2 (0.21%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.21%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 30 (3.18%) Windows
2 19 (2.02%) Windows 10
3 12 (1.27%) Windows 7
3 12 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (0.74%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.21%) Android
6 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.11%) Linux
7 1 (0.11%) Unix
7 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (37.90%) CRM
2 226 (23.99%) ERP
3 208 (22.08%) Business Intelligence
4 198 (21.02%) Migration
5 186 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
6 180 (19.11%) DevOps
7 130 (13.80%) Data Migration
8 85 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 78 (8.28%) Data Modelling
10 64 (6.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 62 (6.58%) Requirements Gathering
12 50 (5.31%) Project Management
13 48 (5.10%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (4.56%) Workflow
15 42 (4.46%) Scrum
16 41 (4.35%) Test Automation
17 39 (4.14%) Project Delivery
18 38 (4.03%) Analytics
18 38 (4.03%) SDLC
19 36 (3.82%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 174 (18.47%) SQL
2 149 (15.82%) C#
3 117 (12.42%) JavaScript
4 99 (10.51%) Java
5 21 (2.23%) T-SQL
6 17 (1.80%) Python
7 16 (1.70%) X++
8 13 (1.38%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.06%) TypeScript
10 6 (0.64%) VB
11 4 (0.42%) Ruby
11 4 (0.42%) Scala
12 3 (0.32%) C
13 2 (0.21%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.21%) XPath
14 1 (0.11%) DataFlex
14 1 (0.11%) Groovy
14 1 (0.11%) PHP
14 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (4.14%) Degree
2 36 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.80%) ISTQB
4 17 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.96%) ACCA
7 9 (0.96%) CIMA
8 8 (0.85%) AAT
9 7 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.53%) ISEB
11 4 (0.42%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.21%) CISA
13 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.21%) PMP
13 2 (0.21%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.29%) QA
2 16 (1.70%) Data Quality
2 16 (1.70%) PMO
3 8 (0.85%) GDPR
4 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.32%) SLA
5 2 (0.21%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.21%) NCSC
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (5.20%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 11 (1.17%) XenDesktop
5 6 (0.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 6 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.64%) XenApp
6 2 (0.21%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (1.38%) SCCM
3 9 (0.96%) Terraform
4 6 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.64%) SCVMM
4 6 (0.64%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.42%) Puppet
6 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.11%) SCOM
8 1 (0.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 561 (59.55%) Microsoft
2 118 (12.53%) Oracle
3 110 (11.68%) SAP
4 57 (6.05%) JD Edwards
5 16 (1.70%) Citrix
6 14 (1.49%) VMware
7 12 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.17%) Dell
9 10 (1.06%) Databricks
10 8 (0.85%) CA
10 8 (0.85%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.64%) Sage
12 5 (0.53%) F5
12 5 (0.53%) Google
13 4 (0.42%) Hitachi
13 4 (0.42%) Lotus
13 4 (0.42%) TIBCO
14 3 (0.32%) Avaya
14 3 (0.32%) HP
14 3 (0.32%) Sitecore