Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 656 765 795
Rank change year-on-year +109 +30 +29
Contract jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute 105 102 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.072%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.46% 0.44% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 80 56
England median daily rate £531 £513 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £295 £375 £316
90th Percentile £626 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £469
% change year-on-year +2.44% +9.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
England 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 22,824 23,174 16,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.85% 24.54% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,659 16,223 11,273
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £294 £305 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 309 207
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.46 £10.98
90th Percentile £78.75 £60.59 £59.25
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +7.85%

Azure ExpressRoute
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure ExpressRoute in England

Azure ExpressRoute
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure ExpressRoute in England

Azure ExpressRoute
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure ExpressRoute in England

Azure ExpressRoute
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure ExpressRoute in England

Azure ExpressRoute
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 November 2019. 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
South East +89 67 £525 +10.53% 3
London +31 21 £500 -4.76% 4
Midlands +51 9 £545 +67.69% 3
West Midlands +42 8 £545 -0.91% 1
North of England +34 5 £300 -35.66% 3
Yorkshire +36 4 - - 1
East of England - 3 - - 2
East Midlands +19 1 £450 +38.46% 2
North West +2 1 £300 -44.19% 2
Azure ExpressRoute
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Azure
2 81 (77.14%) Microsoft
3 74 (70.48%) Firewall
4 60 (57.14%) VPN
4 60 (57.14%) DNS
5 50 (47.62%) PaaS
6 48 (45.71%) Windows
7 47 (44.76%) TCP/IP
7 47 (44.76%) Security Cleared
8 46 (43.81%) IaaS
9 45 (42.86%) Reverse Proxy
10 41 (39.05%) SC Cleared
11 40 (38.10%) PowerShell
12 39 (37.14%) SaaS
12 39 (37.14%) Replication
13 38 (36.19%) Disaster Recovery
14 37 (35.24%) Internet
15 36 (34.29%) Active Directory
16 34 (32.38%) NAS
16 34 (32.38%) SAN
16 34 (32.38%) SQL
17 32 (30.48%) Web Services
18 31 (29.52%) Office 365
19 27 (25.71%) Azure Active Directory
19 27 (25.71%) Degree
20 26 (24.76%) VMware
20 26 (24.76%) ERP
21 24 (22.86%) Information Security
21 24 (22.86%) Computer Science
22 23 (21.90%) Microsoft Office

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 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.95%) IIS
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (21.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 105 (100.00%) Azure
2 50 (47.62%) PaaS
3 46 (43.81%) IaaS
4 39 (37.14%) SaaS
5 31 (29.52%) Office 365
6 27 (25.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (12.38%) AWS
8 7 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (3.81%) Mimecast
9 4 (3.81%) OneDrive
10 3 (2.86%) GCP
10 3 (2.86%) Serverless
11 2 (1.90%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (1.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 74 (70.48%) Firewall
2 60 (57.14%) DNS
2 60 (57.14%) VPN
3 47 (44.76%) TCP/IP
4 45 (42.86%) Reverse Proxy
5 37 (35.24%) Internet
6 34 (32.38%) NAS
6 34 (32.38%) SAN
7 15 (14.29%) WAN
8 14 (13.33%) LAN
8 14 (13.33%) Network Security
8 14 (13.33%) OSPF
9 10 (9.52%) BGP
9 10 (9.52%) IPsec
10 8 (7.62%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (6.67%) EIGRP
12 6 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (5.71%) MPLS
12 6 (5.71%) VLAN
13 5 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (8.57%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.62%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.71%) MySQL
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.95%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Billing
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (61.90%) Architect
2 36 (34.29%) Azure Architect
3 25 (23.81%) Cloud Architect
4 18 (17.14%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (11.43%) Azure Engineer
5 12 (11.43%) Infrastructure Architect
6 9 (8.57%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Network Architect
7 8 (7.62%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (6.67%) Network Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Network Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.81%) Cisco Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) Desktop Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Desktop Support
11 4 (3.81%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Network Support
11 4 (3.81%) Network Support Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (30.48%) Web Services
2 12 (11.43%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (4.76%) JSON
4 4 (3.81%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.95%) .NET
5 1 (0.95%) EDI
5 1 (0.95%) LDAP
5 1 (0.95%) Middleware
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 39 (37.14%) Replication
2 20 (19.05%) Hybrid Cloud
3 16 (15.24%) Data Centre
3 16 (15.24%) Public Cloud
4 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Licensing
5 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (7.62%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (7.62%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.81%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.86%) Cloud Native
8 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (45.71%) Windows
2 11 (10.48%) Linux
2 11 (10.48%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.95%) CentOS
4 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.95%) Unix
4 1 (0.95%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.19%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (24.76%) ERP
3 24 (22.86%) Computer Science
3 24 (22.86%) Information Security
4 21 (20.00%) DevOps
5 20 (19.05%) SOA
6 19 (18.10%) Identity Management
6 19 (18.10%) Re-Platforming
7 17 (16.19%) Network Design
8 16 (15.24%) Non-Functional Testing
9 15 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
10 14 (13.33%) Software Licensing
11 13 (12.38%) Migration
12 12 (11.43%) Load Balancing
13 10 (9.52%) Analytics
14 9 (8.57%) Project Management
15 8 (7.62%) ITIL
16 6 (5.71%) Change Management
16 6 (5.71%) Configuration Management
16 6 (5.71%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (38.10%) PowerShell
2 34 (32.38%) SQL
3 3 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.90%) C
4 2 (1.90%) C#
4 2 (1.90%) C++
5 1 (0.95%) Java
Qualifications
1 47 (44.76%) Security Cleared
2 41 (39.05%) SC Cleared
3 27 (25.71%) Degree
4 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (6.67%) MCSA
6 7 (6.67%) MCSE
7 5 (4.76%) CCIE
8 4 (3.81%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.90%) CCNA
9 2 (1.90%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.95%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.95%) MCP
10 1 (0.95%) MCSD
10 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.95%) RHCE
10 1 (0.95%) VCAP
10 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.43%) QA
2 7 (6.67%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.81%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.81%) NCSC
3 4 (3.81%) NIST
System Software
1 36 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.81%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.86%) Docker
7 2 (1.90%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.90%) XenApp
8 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.95%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.95%) vSphere
8 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (16.19%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (6.67%) Terraform
3 6 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.71%) Puppet
4 4 (3.81%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.81%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.86%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.95%) Ansible
6 1 (0.95%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.95%) Packer
6 1 (0.95%) SCCM
6 1 (0.95%) SCOM
6 1 (0.95%) vMotion
6 1 (0.95%) vRealize
Vendors
1 81 (77.14%) Microsoft
2 26 (24.76%) VMware
3 23 (21.90%) Oracle
4 22 (20.95%) Cisco
5 19 (18.10%) Workday
6 13 (12.38%) Citrix
7 10 (9.52%) CheckPoint
8 7 (6.67%) Palo Alto
9 6 (5.71%) Juniper
10 5 (4.76%) F5
11 4 (3.81%) Forcepoint
11 4 (3.81%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.81%) Meraki
11 4 (3.81%) Qualys
12 3 (2.86%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.86%) Thales
13 2 (1.90%) Saba
13 2 (1.90%) SolarWinds
14 1 (0.95%) Riverbed
14 1 (0.95%) VirtaMove