Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ARM Templates skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ARM Templates over the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Azure Resource Manager Templates (ARM Templates)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 482 403 551
Rank change year-on-year -79 +148 +165
Contract jobs citing ARM Templates 264 93 241
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 1.08% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 58 148
10th Percentile £432 £377 £425
25th Percentile £500 £425 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £538 £538
75th Percentile £600 £609 £600
90th Percentile £688 £650 £641
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £538
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.33% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £80.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £80.00

ARM Templates is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 19,925 8,633 24,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.52% 31.87% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,586 6,220 17,201
10th Percentile £363 £315 £340
25th Percentile £438 £403 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £680 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £500
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 65 214
10th Percentile £18.59 £22.05 £16.63
25th Percentile £31.25 £30.00 £33.03
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.00 £45.95
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -8.60% +10.02%
75th Percentile £63.00 £54.00 £53.75
90th Percentile £71.78 £61.25 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.67% +7.95%

ARM Templates
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ARM Templates as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ARM Templates in England

ARM Templates
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ARM Templates in England.

Daily rate trend for ARM Templates in England

ARM Templates
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ARM Templates in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for ARM Templates in England

ARM Templates
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ARM Templates in England.

Hourly rate trend for ARM Templates in England

ARM Templates
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ARM Templates within the England region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
London -108 157 £550 +4.76% 34
South East -68 37 £525 -19.23% 23
North of England -60 28 £525 +5.00% 12
Yorkshire -29 19 £525 +27.27% 4
Midlands -71 16 £525 +17.32% 11
East Midlands -25 9 £438 +9.72% 6
North West -50 9 £525 -10.64% 5
South West -45 8 £550 +33.33% 6
West Midlands -63 7 £525 +5.00% 5
East of England - 2 - - 1
ARM Templates
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing ARM Templates 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 England region with a requirement for ARM Templates.

1 262 (99.24%) Azure
2 213 (80.68%) DevOps
3 137 (51.89%) PowerShell
4 120 (45.45%) Terraform
5 109 (41.29%) Infrastructure as Code
6 94 (35.61%) Microsoft
7 82 (31.06%) SQL
8 81 (30.68%) Python
9 73 (27.65%) Kubernetes
10 72 (27.27%) PaaS
11 69 (26.14%) Analytics
12 68 (25.76%) Serverless
13 63 (23.86%) Docker
14 62 (23.48%) Databricks
14 62 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
15 54 (20.45%) IaaS
16 51 (19.32%) AWS
17 49 (18.56%) Azure Functions
18 48 (18.18%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 45 (17.05%) Deployment Automation
20 39 (14.77%) Social Skills
20 39 (14.77%) Finance
21 38 (14.39%) Bash Shell
22 37 (14.02%) Azure SQL Database
22 37 (14.02%) Windows
23 36 (13.64%) Active Directory
24 32 (12.12%) Migration
25 31 (11.74%) Data Pipeline
25 31 (11.74%) Apache Spark
26 29 (10.98%) Big Data

ARM Templates
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 31 (11.74%) Apache Spark
2 22 (8.33%) Apache Airflow
2 22 (8.33%) Luigi
3 12 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.52%) Apache
4 4 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.14%) Confluence
6 2 (0.76%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) nginx
7 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.27%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 262 (99.24%) Azure
2 72 (27.27%) PaaS
3 68 (25.76%) Serverless
4 54 (20.45%) IaaS
5 51 (19.32%) AWS
6 49 (18.56%) Azure Functions
7 48 (18.18%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 27 (10.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 27 (10.23%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 23 (8.71%) Azure Key Vault
10 21 (7.95%) Azure Service Bus
10 21 (7.95%) Azure Storage
11 20 (7.58%) Azure App Service
12 19 (7.20%) Azure Data Factory
12 19 (7.20%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (6.82%) SaaS
14 17 (6.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 17 (6.44%) GCP
15 16 (6.06%) Power Platform
16 15 (5.68%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.61%) Firewall
2 18 (6.82%) DNS
3 17 (6.44%) VPN
4 10 (3.79%) Network Security
5 6 (2.27%) BGP
5 6 (2.27%) SSL
6 5 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (1.89%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (1.89%) Software-Defined Networking
7 4 (1.52%) HTTP
7 4 (1.52%) SSH
8 3 (1.14%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.14%) DHCP
8 3 (1.14%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.14%) Internet
9 2 (0.76%) Extranet
9 2 (0.76%) SNMP
9 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.38%) DMZ
10 1 (0.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.02%) Azure SQL Database
2 29 (10.98%) Big Data
2 29 (10.98%) NoSQL
3 26 (9.85%) Hadoop
3 26 (9.85%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 22 (8.33%) Azkaban
4 22 (8.33%) Spark SQL
5 21 (7.95%) SQL Server
6 19 (7.20%) Relational Database
7 16 (6.06%) Data Lake
8 15 (5.68%) Metadata
9 9 (3.41%) Power BI
10 5 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.89%) Delta Lake
11 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.14%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.14%) Redis
13 2 (0.76%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 27 (10.23%) Jenkins
2 25 (9.47%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.79%) CircleCI
3 10 (3.79%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (3.41%) GitLab
4 9 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (2.27%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.89%) kappa
6 5 (1.89%) SonarQube
6 5 (1.89%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.52%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.52%) JIRA
8 3 (1.14%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.14%) Gradle
8 3 (1.14%) Maven
9 2 (0.76%) Chocolatey
9 2 (0.76%) ESLint
9 2 (0.76%) git-flow
9 2 (0.76%) Selenium
9 2 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (14.77%) Finance
1 39 (14.77%) Social Skills
2 15 (5.68%) Presentation Skills
3 14 (5.30%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.41%) Retail
5 6 (2.27%) Advertising
5 6 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.27%) Legal
6 5 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.89%) Banking
7 3 (1.14%) Billing
7 3 (1.14%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 133 (50.38%) Azure Engineer
2 83 (31.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 59 (22.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 51 (19.32%) Azure DevOps
5 37 (14.02%) Cloud Engineer
6 34 (12.88%) Data Engineer
7 33 (12.50%) Architect
8 28 (10.61%) Azure Architect
9 24 (9.09%) Platform Engineer
10 16 (6.06%) Consultant
11 10 (3.79%) Developer
12 9 (3.41%) DevOps Consultant
13 8 (3.03%) Cloud Architect
13 8 (3.03%) Data Architect
13 8 (3.03%) Security Engineer
13 8 (3.03%) Senior Platform Engineer
14 6 (2.27%) AWS Engineer
14 6 (2.27%) Azure Consultant
14 6 (2.27%) Lead DevOps
15 5 (1.89%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.23%) Kafka
2 20 (7.58%) .NET
3 13 (4.92%) YAML
4 10 (3.79%) SAML
5 9 (3.41%) React
6 8 (3.03%) REST
7 7 (2.65%) .NET Core
7 7 (2.65%) CSS
7 7 (2.65%) OAuth
8 6 (2.27%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.27%) JSON
8 6 (2.27%) OpenID
8 6 (2.27%) PySpark
9 5 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (1.89%) Entity Framework
9 5 (1.89%) OAuth2
9 5 (1.89%) Spark Streaming
9 5 (1.89%) Web Services
10 4 (1.52%) Node.js
10 4 (1.52%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.44%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.92%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.55%) Data Structures
5 11 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.27%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.27%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.14%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.76%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.76%) Legacy Applications
11 2 (0.76%) NHS
11 2 (0.76%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.76%) Renewable Energy
12 1 (0.38%) CMDB
12 1 (0.38%) Legacy Systems
12 1 (0.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.02%) Windows
2 26 (9.85%) Linux
3 16 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.89%) Unix
5 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.76%) VMS
5 2 (0.76%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.38%) Android
6 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (80.68%) DevOps
2 109 (41.29%) Infrastructure as Code
3 69 (26.14%) Analytics
4 62 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (17.05%) Deployment Automation
6 32 (12.12%) Migration
7 31 (11.74%) Data Pipeline
8 27 (10.23%) Microservices
9 26 (9.85%) Network Virtualisation
9 26 (9.85%) Scrum
10 25 (9.47%) OO
10 25 (9.47%) Workflow
11 23 (8.71%) Infrastructure Automation
12 22 (8.33%) Computer Science
12 22 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (8.33%) Workflow Management
13 20 (7.58%) Data Transformation
14 19 (7.20%) Configuration Management
14 19 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (6.82%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (51.89%) PowerShell
2 82 (31.06%) SQL
3 81 (30.68%) Python
4 38 (14.39%) Bash Shell
5 28 (10.61%) C#
6 23 (8.71%) Scala
7 14 (5.30%) JavaScript
8 13 (4.92%) Groovy
9 8 (3.03%) Java
10 7 (2.65%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.65%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.89%) Ruby
12 4 (1.52%) C
12 4 (1.52%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.14%) Bicep
14 2 (0.76%) C++
14 2 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.76%) Go
14 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (7.58%) Degree
2 17 (6.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.27%) GDPR
2 5 (1.89%) SLA
3 4 (1.52%) QA
4 3 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.76%) SOC 2
5 2 (0.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 63 (23.86%) Docker
2 36 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.76%) LXC
7 2 (0.76%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 120 (45.45%) Terraform
2 73 (27.65%) Kubernetes
3 23 (8.71%) Ansible
4 10 (3.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 10 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.79%) Puppet
5 8 (3.03%) Rancher
6 6 (2.27%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.52%) Sysdig
8 3 (1.14%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.76%) Grafana
9 2 (0.76%) WSUS
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.38%) Packer
10 1 (0.38%) Salt
10 1 (0.38%) SCCM
10 1 (0.38%) SCOM
10 1 (0.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 94 (35.61%) Microsoft
2 62 (23.48%) Databricks
3 9 (3.41%) Google
3 9 (3.41%) ServiceNow
4 6 (2.27%) Cisco
4 6 (2.27%) Splunk
5 5 (1.89%) CheckPoint
5 5 (1.89%) VMware
6 3 (1.14%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.14%) F5
7 2 (0.76%) Nintex
8 1 (0.38%) Adobe
8 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.38%) New Relic
8 1 (0.38%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.38%) SAP
8 1 (0.38%) SendGrid
8 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds