Period
to 15 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Azure ExpressRoute skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure ExpressRoute over the 6 months to 15 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.

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 159 122 231
Rank change year-on-year -37 +109 +9
Contract jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute 14 2 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.36% 0.11% 0.050%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.97% 0.34% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
10th Percentile £408 £629 £439
25th Percentile £413 £634 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £663 £493
Median % change year-on-year -35.85% +34.52% -6.19%
75th Percentile £556 £684 £506
90th Percentile £617 £686 £508
Central London median daily rate £425 £663 £510
% change year-on-year -35.85% +29.90% -2.86%

Azure ExpressRoute is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,440 587 2,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.45% 32.94% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,112 458 1,617
10th Percentile £375 £313 £329
25th Percentile £463 £413 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £511 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.58% -2.62% -
75th Percentile £646 £588 £600
90th Percentile £725 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £525
% change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 18
10th Percentile £13.56 £16.00 £18.68
25th Percentile £13.88 £17.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -28.75% -4.76% +7.69%
75th Percentile £23.56 £21.25 £23.69
90th Percentile £41.78 £22.00 £31.69
Central London median hourly rate £17.13 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -14.38% -5.88% +6.25%

Azure ExpressRoute
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Azure ExpressRoute as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Azure ExpressRoute in the City of London

Azure ExpressRoute
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Azure ExpressRoute in the City of London

Azure ExpressRoute
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure ExpressRoute in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute 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 City of London region with a requirement for Azure ExpressRoute.

1 14 (100.00%) Azure
2 8 (57.14%) Citrix
3 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (50.00%) Migration
3 7 (50.00%) IaaS
4 6 (42.86%) WAN
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) LAN
5 5 (35.71%) VMware
5 5 (35.71%) Network Security
5 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (35.71%) Meraki
5 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (35.71%) SD-WAN
6 4 (28.57%) Social Skills
6 4 (28.57%) Project Delivery
6 4 (28.57%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (28.57%) Network Segmentation
6 4 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco
6 4 (28.57%) Law
6 4 (28.57%) VoIP
6 4 (28.57%) WLAN
7 3 (21.43%) MCSE
7 3 (21.43%) SharePoint

Azure ExpressRoute
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (21.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (100.00%) Azure
2 7 (50.00%) IaaS
3 4 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) Azure Storage
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (21.43%) PaaS
5 2 (14.29%) SaaS
6 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
6 1 (7.14%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) WAN
3 5 (35.71%) LAN
3 5 (35.71%) Network Security
3 5 (35.71%) SD-WAN
4 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
4 4 (28.57%) VoIP
4 4 (28.57%) WLAN
5 3 (21.43%) SAN
6 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (14.29%) VPN
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (7.14%) HTTP
7 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
7 1 (7.14%) Skype
7 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.14%) VLAN
7 1 (7.14%) Wireless
General
1 4 (28.57%) Law
1 4 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Billing
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) HP Storage Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) SAN Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Junior
5 2 (14.29%) Junior Network Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Junior Network Support
5 2 (14.29%) Junior Network Support Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Junior Support Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Network Support
5 2 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) Network Segmentation
3 4 (28.57%) Network Virtualisation
3 4 (28.57%) Project Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (21.43%) DevOps
4 3 (21.43%) Information Security
4 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (21.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Quantitative Trading
6 1 (7.14%) Security Management
6 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCNA
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (7.14%) CCSA
2 1 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (14.29%) XenApp
4 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) PowerCLI
1 3 (21.43%) vCenter Server
2 2 (14.29%) FortiGate
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (7.14%) PingFederate
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Citrix
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Meraki
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) 3PAR
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (7.14%) Arista
6 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.14%) Forcepoint
6 1 (7.14%) Fortinet