Period
to 22 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 January 2022 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
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 513 414 532
Rank change year-on-year -99 +118 +132
Contract jobs citing ARM Templates 331 185 239
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.33% 1.46% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 155 145
10th Percentile £425 £400 £450
25th Percentile £495 £450 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £538
Median % change year-on-year - +2.33% +7.50%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £625
90th Percentile £694 £617 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £523
% change year-on-year +10.53% -9.09% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 11
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £77.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £80.00
75th Percentile - - £82.50
90th Percentile - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £80.00
% change year-on-year - - +25.00%

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 24,813 12,663 21,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.60% 30.34% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,083 8,987 15,284
10th Percentile £381 £315 £330
25th Percentile £450 £400 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £490
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -3.06% +3.16%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £738 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £425 £445
% change year-on-year +12.94% -4.49% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 149 194
10th Percentile £21.00 £25.37 £17.21
25th Percentile £36.25 £35.00 £32.61
Median hourly rate £51.88 £45.00 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.28% -2.17% +9.93%
75th Percentile £65.53 £57.50 £53.00
90th Percentile £76.72 £63.80 £78.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +14.13% +2.22% +7.95%

ARM Templates
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ARM Templates in the UK

ARM Templates
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for ARM Templates in the UK

ARM Templates
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ARM Templates over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for ARM Templates in the UK

ARM Templates
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for ARM Templates in the UK

ARM Templates
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 ARM Templates within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -57 259 £550 +4.76% 88
London -105 161 £550 +4.76% 34
Work from Home -145 115 £550 -4.35% 14
UK excluding London -72 78 £525 +10.53% 62
Midlands -43 23 £525 +16.67% 15
North of England -44 22 £538 -8.51% 23
South East -55 18 £538 -20.37% 11
East Midlands -20 14 £500 +23.46% 3
Yorkshire -30 11 £550 +33.33% 6
North West -39 8 £525 -11.58% 11
West Midlands -47 8 £550 +22.22% 12
South West -48 8 £550 +33.33% 2
East of England - 4 £650 - 2
Wales -27 3 £600 +60.00% 3
Scotland -52 3 £413 -25.00% 6
North East - 3 £588 - 6

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 with a requirement for ARM Templates.

1 325 (98.19%) Azure
2 266 (80.36%) DevOps
3 172 (51.96%) PowerShell
4 162 (48.94%) CI/CD
5 152 (45.92%) Terraform
6 121 (36.56%) Infrastructure as Code
7 115 (34.74%) SQL
8 111 (33.53%) Microsoft
9 98 (29.61%) PaaS
10 94 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
11 86 (25.98%) Serverless
12 84 (25.38%) Python
13 81 (24.47%) Kubernetes
14 71 (21.45%) Docker
15 68 (20.54%) Analytics
16 65 (19.64%) Azure Functions
17 60 (18.13%) .NET
17 60 (18.13%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 58 (17.52%) IaaS
19 57 (17.22%) AWS
20 56 (16.92%) Finance
21 55 (16.62%) C#
22 53 (16.01%) Azure SQL Database
23 51 (15.41%) Migration
24 50 (15.11%) Deployment Automation
25 49 (14.80%) Git (software)
26 48 (14.50%) SQL Server
26 48 (14.50%) Linux
26 48 (14.50%) Microservices
26 48 (14.50%) Azure Service Bus

ARM Templates
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 19 (5.74%) Apache Spark
2 13 (3.93%) Apache Airflow
2 13 (3.93%) Luigi
2 13 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.42%) Confluence
3 8 (2.42%) NServiceBus
4 4 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.60%) Apache
7 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (2.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.42%) Sentinel
2 4 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.60%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.30%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 325 (98.19%) Azure
2 98 (29.61%) PaaS
3 86 (25.98%) Serverless
4 65 (19.64%) Azure Functions
5 60 (18.13%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 58 (17.52%) IaaS
7 57 (17.22%) AWS
8 48 (14.50%) Azure Service Bus
9 44 (13.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 38 (11.48%) Azure Monitor
11 32 (9.67%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 31 (9.37%) Azure Key Vault
13 30 (9.06%) Azure Storage
14 29 (8.76%) AWS CloudFormation
15 28 (8.46%) Power Platform
16 27 (8.16%) Azure Data Factory
16 27 (8.16%) SaaS
17 25 (7.55%) Azure App Service
17 25 (7.55%) Azure Logic Apps
18 22 (6.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.48%) Firewall
2 20 (6.04%) DNS
3 17 (5.14%) VPN
4 12 (3.63%) BGP
4 12 (3.63%) Network Security
5 9 (2.72%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (2.11%) HTTPS
6 7 (2.11%) SSL
7 4 (1.21%) Broadband
7 4 (1.21%) HTTP
7 4 (1.21%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (0.91%) AMQP
8 3 (0.91%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.91%) Internet
8 3 (0.91%) SSH
8 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.60%) SNMP
10 1 (0.30%) DHCP
10 1 (0.30%) FTP
10 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (16.01%) Azure SQL Database
2 48 (14.50%) SQL Server
3 26 (7.85%) Data Lake
4 21 (6.34%) NoSQL
5 20 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (4.53%) Hadoop
8 13 (3.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (3.93%) Azkaban
8 13 (3.93%) Power BI
8 13 (3.93%) Spark SQL
9 12 (3.63%) Big Data
10 8 (2.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.42%) Delta Lake
10 8 (2.42%) Relational Database
11 7 (2.11%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.81%) Neo4j
12 6 (1.81%) Redis
12 6 (1.81%) ZAP BI
13 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (14.80%) Git (software)
2 37 (11.18%) Jenkins
3 17 (5.14%) JIRA
4 16 (4.83%) GitLab
4 16 (4.83%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (3.63%) Bitbucket
6 11 (3.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (3.02%) SonarQube
7 10 (3.02%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.81%) CircleCI
9 5 (1.51%) Maven
10 4 (1.21%) JMeter
10 4 (1.21%) Selenium
10 4 (1.21%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.91%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.91%) ESLint
11 3 (0.91%) git-flow
11 3 (0.91%) JUnit
11 3 (0.91%) SoapUI
General
1 56 (16.92%) Finance
2 38 (11.48%) Public Sector
3 37 (11.18%) Social Skills
4 12 (3.63%) Presentation Skills
5 11 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.72%) Advertising
7 7 (2.11%) Electronics
7 7 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.11%) Marketing
7 7 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.81%) Law
8 6 (1.81%) Legal
9 5 (1.51%) Banking
10 3 (0.91%) Automotive
10 3 (0.91%) Retail
11 2 (0.60%) Billing
11 2 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 137 (41.39%) Azure Engineer
2 93 (28.10%) DevOps Engineer
3 70 (21.15%) Azure DevOps
4 62 (18.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 48 (14.50%) Cloud Engineer
6 43 (12.99%) Developer
7 38 (11.48%) Architect
8 34 (10.27%) Azure Architect
9 30 (9.06%) Data Engineer
10 25 (7.55%) Platform Engineer
11 19 (5.74%) Azure Developer
12 16 (4.83%) .NET Developer
13 15 (4.53%) Consultant
14 13 (3.93%) Cloud Architect
15 10 (3.02%) Azure Consultant
15 10 (3.02%) Security Engineer
16 9 (2.72%) DevOps Developer
17 8 (2.42%) AWS Engineer
18 7 (2.11%) DevOps Consultant
18 7 (2.11%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (18.13%) .NET
2 25 (7.55%) JSON
3 23 (6.95%) React
3 23 (6.95%) YAML
4 22 (6.65%) .NET Core
5 18 (5.44%) Entity Framework
6 17 (5.14%) .NET Framework
6 17 (5.14%) AngularJS
7 16 (4.83%) Kafka
7 16 (4.83%) OAuth
8 15 (4.53%) CSS
9 14 (4.23%) jQuery
9 14 (4.23%) REST
10 13 (3.93%) Web Services
11 12 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (3.63%) RESTful
12 11 (3.32%) OpenID
13 10 (3.02%) Vue.js
14 9 (2.72%) OAuth2
14 9 (2.72%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.74%) Public Cloud
2 17 (5.14%) Linux Command Line
3 16 (4.83%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (3.63%) Cloud Native
5 8 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.81%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.81%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.81%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.81%) Wiki
7 5 (1.51%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.21%) Renewable Energy
9 3 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.60%) Legacy Applications
10 2 (0.60%) NHS
10 2 (0.60%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.60%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.60%) PKI
10 2 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (14.50%) Linux
2 33 (9.97%) Windows
3 13 (3.93%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.91%) Unix
5 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) CentOS
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (80.36%) DevOps
2 162 (48.94%) CI/CD
3 121 (36.56%) Infrastructure as Code
4 94 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (20.54%) Analytics
6 51 (15.41%) Migration
7 50 (15.11%) Deployment Automation
8 48 (14.50%) Microservices
9 47 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (11.78%) Network Virtualisation
11 29 (8.76%) Test Automation
12 26 (7.85%) Log Analytics
13 23 (6.95%) RBAC
13 23 (6.95%) TDD
14 21 (6.34%) Continuous Delivery
14 21 (6.34%) Scrum
15 20 (6.04%) Workflow
16 19 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (5.74%) Configuration Management
17 18 (5.44%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 172 (51.96%) PowerShell
2 115 (34.74%) SQL
3 84 (25.38%) Python
4 55 (16.62%) C#
5 38 (11.48%) Bash
6 35 (10.57%) JavaScript
7 18 (5.44%) TypeScript
8 16 (4.83%) Java
9 15 (4.53%) Scala
9 15 (4.53%) T-SQL
10 13 (3.93%) Groovy
11 6 (1.81%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.51%) Ruby
13 4 (1.21%) C
13 4 (1.21%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.91%) Bicep
14 3 (0.91%) Java 11
15 2 (0.60%) C++
15 2 (0.60%) VBScript
16 1 (0.30%) Go
Qualifications
1 31 (9.37%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.23%) Degree
4 11 (3.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.81%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.60%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.32%) QA
2 10 (3.02%) GDPR
3 6 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.81%) NCSC
3 6 (1.81%) SLA
4 3 (0.91%) WCAG
5 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.60%) IFRS
5 2 (0.60%) SOC 2
6 1 (0.30%) Accessibility
System Software
1 71 (21.45%) Docker
2 40 (12.08%) Active Directory
3 26 (7.85%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (3.93%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.91%) LXC
6 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 152 (45.92%) Terraform
2 81 (24.47%) Kubernetes
3 45 (13.60%) Ansible
4 11 (3.32%) Puppet
5 9 (2.72%) Grafana
5 9 (2.72%) Prometheus
6 8 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.21%) Sysdig
9 3 (0.91%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.60%) Rancher
10 2 (0.60%) WSUS
11 1 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.30%) Nagios
11 1 (0.30%) SCOM
11 1 (0.30%) SELinux
11 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 111 (33.53%) Microsoft
2 47 (14.20%) Databricks
3 10 (3.02%) SAP
4 7 (2.11%) Atlassian
4 7 (2.11%) Splunk
5 5 (1.51%) Google
5 5 (1.51%) Oracle
6 4 (1.21%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.91%) F5
7 3 (0.91%) Nintex
7 3 (0.91%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.91%) VMware
8 2 (0.60%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.60%) Informatica
9 1 (0.30%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco
9 1 (0.30%) CloudEndure
9 1 (0.30%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.30%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.30%) Palo Alto