Period
to 1 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 1 April 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 584 675 770
Rank change year-on-year +91 +95 -14
Contract jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute 72 172 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.20% 0.098%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.42% 0.71% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 119 77
Median daily rate £550 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £399 £417 £308
90th Percentile £638 £634 £555
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £80.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £80.00 - -

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 17,108 24,312 19,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.58% 27.60% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,597 16,902 13,216
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 278 231
Median hourly rate £24.20 £18.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.58% -8.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.75 £58.25 £48.25
Median hourly rate £23.94 £18.66 £19.00
% change year-on-year +28.30% -1.79% +3.40%

Azure ExpressRoute
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Azure ExpressRoute as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure ExpressRoute in England

Azure ExpressRoute
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute in England.

Daily rate trend for Azure ExpressRoute in England

Azure ExpressRoute
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute in England over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure ExpressRoute in England

Azure ExpressRoute
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute in England.

Hourly rate trend for Azure ExpressRoute in England

Azure ExpressRoute
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 Azure ExpressRoute within the England region over the 6 months to 1 April 2020. 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 31 £524 +3.46% 2
South East +64 23 £550 +4.76%
North of England +50 10 £513 +7.89% 2
North West +38 9 £513 +7.89% 2
Midlands +61 5 £500 -6.15% 1
West Midlands +42 3 - -
East of England +28 3 £483 -3.50% 2
East Midlands +40 2 £500 -2.44% 1
Yorkshire +35 1 - -
Azure ExpressRoute
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Azure ExpressRoute.

1 72 (100.00%) Azure
2 52 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 37 (51.39%) Firewall
4 33 (45.83%) Active Directory
5 32 (44.44%) Windows
5 32 (44.44%) DevOps
6 31 (43.06%) SQL
7 29 (40.28%) VPN
8 25 (34.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 23 (31.94%) Oracle
9 23 (31.94%) Migration
9 23 (31.94%) Network Design
10 21 (29.17%) SaaS
10 21 (29.17%) PaaS
11 19 (26.39%) DNS
11 19 (26.39%) Citrix
11 19 (26.39%) IaaS
12 18 (25.00%) AWS
13 16 (22.22%) VMware
14 15 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (19.44%) Internet
16 13 (18.06%) Cisco
16 13 (18.06%) Reverse Proxy
17 12 (16.67%) Web Services
17 12 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
17 12 (16.67%) Office 365
18 11 (15.28%) Windows Server
19 10 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
19 10 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
20 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Azure ExpressRoute
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 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.39%) Actimize
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 72 (100.00%) Azure
2 25 (34.72%) Azure Active Directory
3 21 (29.17%) PaaS
3 21 (29.17%) SaaS
4 19 (26.39%) IaaS
5 18 (25.00%) AWS
6 12 (16.67%) Office 365
7 4 (5.56%) Azure Stack
7 4 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (5.56%) iPaaS
7 4 (5.56%) Serverless
8 2 (2.78%) GCP
8 2 (2.78%) GitHub
8 2 (2.78%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.39%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 37 (51.39%) Firewall
2 29 (40.28%) VPN
3 19 (26.39%) DNS
4 14 (19.44%) Internet
5 13 (18.06%) Reverse Proxy
6 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 6 (8.33%) BGP
7 6 (8.33%) NAS
7 6 (8.33%) SAN
8 5 (6.94%) MPLS
9 4 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (5.56%) WAN
10 3 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (4.17%) OSPF
10 3 (4.17%) Wireless
11 2 (2.78%) DHCP
11 2 (2.78%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.17%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.78%) DB2
4 2 (2.78%) MySQL
4 2 (2.78%) Power BI
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.39%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.39%) PVCS
General
1 5 (6.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Billing
3 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (56.94%) Architect
2 19 (26.39%) Azure Architect
3 17 (23.61%) Cloud Architect
4 16 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (16.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (15.28%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Network Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Technical Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Azure Specialist
10 3 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Messaging Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Network Architect
11 2 (2.78%) Azure Consultant
11 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Technical Architect
11 2 (2.78%) Implementation Engineer
11 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) Web Services
2 9 (12.50%) Middleware
3 4 (5.56%) JSON
3 4 (5.56%) REST
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.39%) .NET
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (11.11%) Cloud Native
4 7 (9.72%) Replication
5 6 (8.33%) Public Cloud
6 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (2.78%) NHS
7 2 (2.78%) PKI
8 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 32 (44.44%) Windows
2 11 (15.28%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.72%) Linux
4 2 (2.78%) AIX
5 1 (1.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (44.44%) DevOps
2 23 (31.94%) Migration
2 23 (31.94%) Network Design
3 10 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code
4 8 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
4 8 (11.11%) SOA
5 7 (9.72%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (8.33%) Microservices
7 5 (6.94%) Analytics
7 5 (6.94%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
7 5 (6.94%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (6.94%) Identity Management
7 5 (6.94%) ITIL
7 5 (6.94%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.06%) SQL
2 8 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.78%) Java
3 2 (2.78%) Python
3 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.39%) C#
4 1 (1.39%) Dart
4 1 (1.39%) Go
4 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.56%) Degree
3 3 (4.17%) CCNA
3 3 (4.17%) CCNP
3 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.39%) MCSA
5 1 (1.39%) MCSE
5 1 (1.39%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 2 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.33%) XenApp
5 5 (6.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.39%) Docker
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) Terraform
2 6 (8.33%) FortiGate
3 5 (6.94%) Kubernetes
4 3 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.39%) Ansible
5 1 (1.39%) Packer
Vendors
1 52 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.94%) Oracle
3 19 (26.39%) Citrix
4 16 (22.22%) VMware
5 13 (18.06%) Cisco
6 5 (6.94%) F5
6 5 (6.94%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.17%) Blue Coat
7 3 (4.17%) Google
7 3 (4.17%) Palo Alto
7 3 (4.17%) Thales
8 2 (2.78%) Avaya
8 2 (2.78%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (2.78%) IBM
8 2 (2.78%) Workday
9 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.39%) Juniper
9 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.39%) VirtaMove