Period
to 31 July 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 156 131 238
Rank change year-on-year -25 +107 +12
Contract jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute 10 7 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.29% 0.30% 0.061%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.79% 0.91% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
10th Percentile " £222 £452
25th Percentile £413 £234 £489
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £446 £593
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% -24.68% +1.94%
75th Percentile £588 £678 £688
90th Percentile £631 £684 "
Central London median daily rate £425 £446 £600
% change year-on-year -4.76% -25.63% +3.23%

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 1,268 767 2,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.85% 32.90% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 590 1,761
10th Percentile £371 £324 £363
25th Percentile £456 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £707 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £514 £525
% change year-on-year +7.06% -2.14% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 14
10th Percentile £13.60 £18.00 £15.35
25th Percentile £13.88 £22.86 £18.78
Median hourly rate £22.25 £41.40 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year -46.26% +97.94% -4.93%
75th Percentile £28.42 £52.63 £22.89
90th Percentile £41.78 £59.00 £26.70
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £41.40 £21.25
% change year-on-year -46.26% +94.82% +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 31 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure ExpressRoute in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (100.00%) Azure
2 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) Network Security
3 5 (50.00%) IaaS
3 5 (50.00%) Meraki
4 4 (40.00%) Network Segmentation
4 4 (40.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 4 (40.00%) SD-WAN
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) VoIP
4 4 (40.00%) WLAN
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Information Security
5 3 (30.00%) Project Delivery
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (30.00%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure

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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (100.00%) Azure
2 5 (50.00%) IaaS
3 3 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) Azure Storage
4 2 (20.00%) PaaS
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) Network Security
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) SD-WAN
3 4 (40.00%) VoIP
3 4 (40.00%) WLAN
4 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (20.00%) SAN
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (10.00%) HTTP
6 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
6 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (10.00%) VLAN
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Law
1 2 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) HP Storage Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Junior
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Network Support
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Network Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Support
3 2 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) SAN Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) SAN Storage Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) Network Segmentation
1 4 (40.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 3 (30.00%) Project Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Maintenance
4 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Product Roadmap
4 1 (10.00%) Security Patching
4 1 (10.00%) Storage Management
4 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (10.00%) CCSA
2 1 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (10.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) PowerCLI
1 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) Meraki
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (10.00%) Arista
6 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (10.00%) Forcepoint
6 1 (10.00%) Fortinet