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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 18 August 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.

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 694 618 492
Rank change year-on-year -76 -126 +209
Contract jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute 73 87 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.27% 0.38% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 51 22
10th Percentile £364 £413 £410
25th Percentile £413 £450 £422
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £569 £500
Median % change year-on-year -5.93% +13.74% -3.61%
75th Percentile £650 £650 £623
90th Percentile £736 £775 £686
UK median daily rate £540 £569 £500
% change year-on-year -5.05% +13.74% -2.44%

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 26,979 22,937 10,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.56% 38.48% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,899 16,565 7,239
10th Percentile £325 £325 £318
25th Percentile £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £656 £613 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £696
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 376 134
10th Percentile £13.41 £12.24 £14.51
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.00 £17.43
Median hourly rate £21.40 £20.00 £21.25
Median % change year-on-year +7.00% -5.88% +1.19%
75th Percentile £39.66 £41.93 £40.75
90th Percentile £74.51 £65.13 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £21.23 £21.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.13% -1.23%

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 18 August 2022.

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 18 August 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
London -54 50 £500 -6.54% 6
South East -11 9 £650 +11.11% 2
East of England - 5 £425 -
North of England -28 4 £475 -20.83% 1
Yorkshire -10 2 £475 +5.56%
North West -20 2 £775 +3.33% 1
South West -18 1 £550 -16.51% 1
Azure ExpressRoute
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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 73 (100.00%) Azure
2 40 (54.79%) Microsoft
3 38 (52.05%) Firewall
4 36 (49.32%) DevOps
5 29 (39.73%) VPN
6 27 (36.99%) WAN
6 27 (36.99%) Cisco
7 26 (35.62%) Migration
8 25 (34.25%) Active Directory
8 25 (34.25%) Azure DevOps
9 24 (32.88%) Azure Active Directory
9 24 (32.88%) Social Skills
10 22 (30.14%) AWS
10 22 (30.14%) SaaS
10 22 (30.14%) Citrix
11 21 (28.77%) SQL
12 20 (27.40%) RBAC
12 20 (27.40%) SD-WAN
13 18 (24.66%) VMware
13 18 (24.66%) Windows Server
14 16 (21.92%) PowerShell
14 16 (21.92%) CheckPoint
15 15 (20.55%) BGP
15 15 (20.55%) Windows
15 15 (20.55%) Wireless
15 15 (20.55%) Palo Alto
15 15 (20.55%) Cloud Native
16 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
16 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (17.81%) MPLS

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 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) JBoss
2 1 (1.37%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 73 (100.00%) Azure
2 25 (34.25%) Azure DevOps
3 24 (32.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (30.14%) AWS
4 22 (30.14%) SaaS
5 13 (17.81%) Microsoft 365
5 13 (17.81%) PaaS
6 7 (9.59%) AWS Direct Connect
6 7 (9.59%) Azure Logic Apps
6 7 (9.59%) Azure Monitor
6 7 (9.59%) IaaS
6 7 (9.59%) Serverless
7 6 (8.22%) Azure Event Grid
7 6 (8.22%) Azure Service Bus
8 5 (6.85%) Azure Storage
8 5 (6.85%) OneDrive
9 4 (5.48%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (4.11%) GCP
11 2 (2.74%) Mimecast
12 1 (1.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (52.05%) Firewall
2 29 (39.73%) VPN
3 27 (36.99%) WAN
4 20 (27.40%) SD-WAN
5 15 (20.55%) BGP
5 15 (20.55%) Wireless
6 13 (17.81%) MPLS
7 10 (13.70%) DNS
8 9 (12.33%) HTTP
8 9 (12.33%) SSH
9 8 (10.96%) Cisco ISE
10 7 (9.59%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (9.59%) DHCP
10 7 (9.59%) OSPF
11 5 (6.85%) EIGRP
11 5 (6.85%) LAN
11 5 (6.85%) Network Security
11 5 (6.85%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (5.48%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (5.48%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) Azure SQL Database
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.11%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.37%) DB2
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) Power BI
4 1 (1.37%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (32.88%) Social Skills
2 13 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.59%) Documentation Skills
4 6 (8.22%) Finance
5 3 (4.11%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (1.37%) Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Billing
7 1 (1.37%) International Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Law
7 1 (1.37%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (36.99%) Architect
2 23 (31.51%) Cloud Architect
3 18 (24.66%) Network Engineer
4 14 (19.18%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 14 (19.18%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (15.07%) Azure Architect
6 10 (13.70%) Azure Engineer
7 8 (10.96%) Analyst
8 6 (8.22%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 6 (8.22%) Network Analyst
8 6 (8.22%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (6.85%) Microsoft 365 Manager
9 5 (6.85%) Operations Manager
10 4 (5.48%) Cloud Engineer
11 3 (4.11%) Consultant
11 3 (4.11%) Senior Network Engineer
11 3 (4.11%) Site Engineer
11 3 (4.11%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 3 (4.11%) Technical Manager
11 3 (4.11%) Technical Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) Middleware
2 7 (9.59%) .NET
3 6 (8.22%) .NET Core
3 6 (8.22%) ARM Templates
4 1 (1.37%) JSON
4 1 (1.37%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) Cloud Native
2 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
3 13 (17.81%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (5.48%) NHS
6 3 (4.11%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.37%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (1.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.66%) Windows Server
2 15 (20.55%) Windows
3 5 (6.85%) Linux
4 3 (4.11%) Unix
5 1 (1.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (49.32%) DevOps
2 26 (35.62%) Migration
3 20 (27.40%) RBAC
4 11 (15.07%) Infrastructure as Code
4 11 (15.07%) Network Design
5 9 (12.33%) Project Management
6 8 (10.96%) Agile
7 7 (9.59%) Analytics
7 7 (9.59%) Log Analytics
7 7 (9.59%) Microservices
7 7 (9.59%) Project Delivery
8 6 (8.22%) Business Strategy
8 6 (8.22%) Change Management
8 6 (8.22%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (8.22%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (8.22%) Knowledge Transfer
8 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
8 6 (8.22%) SDLC
8 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.77%) SQL
2 16 (21.92%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.22%) Bash
3 6 (8.22%) C#
4 2 (2.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (13.70%) CCNP
1 10 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.33%) Azure Certification
3 5 (6.85%) CCNA
4 2 (2.74%) CCDP
4 2 (2.74%) CCIE
4 2 (2.74%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 2 (2.74%) Degree
5 1 (1.37%) CCSA
5 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) COBIT
2 1 (1.37%) GDPR
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) PMO
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 25 (34.25%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.44%) Hyper-V
3 12 (16.44%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (16.44%) XenApp
4 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.37%) Docker
5 1 (1.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) Terraform
2 9 (12.33%) FortiGate
3 8 (10.96%) Puppet
4 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.11%) CASB
6 2 (2.74%) Ansible
7 1 (1.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 40 (54.79%) Microsoft
2 27 (36.99%) Cisco
3 22 (30.14%) Citrix
4 18 (24.66%) VMware
5 16 (21.92%) CheckPoint
6 15 (20.55%) Palo Alto
7 12 (16.44%) Oracle
8 11 (15.07%) Meraki
9 9 (12.33%) Aruba
9 9 (12.33%) Juniper
10 7 (9.59%) Fortinet
10 7 (9.59%) Zscaler
11 4 (5.48%) SolarWinds
12 3 (4.11%) F5
12 3 (4.11%) Google
13 2 (2.74%) Riverbed
14 1 (1.37%) Aerohive Networks
14 1 (1.37%) Databricks
14 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
14 1 (1.37%) SonicWALL