Period
to 12 August 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 12 August 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 476 700 771
Rank change year-on-year +224 +71 -4
Contract jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute 41 123 96
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.43% 0.51% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 72 71
Median daily rate £550 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +7.89% -7.32%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £250
90th Percentile £685 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £511 £475
% change year-on-year -2.20% +7.63% -7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £78.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.56% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £78.75 -
% change year-on-year -55.56% - -

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 9,568 24,068 20,972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.26% 29.05% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,413 16,576 14,517
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £308
90th Percentile £699 £660 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 354 296
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.98 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.97% +24.56% -8.67%
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.25 £12.38
90th Percentile £51.83 £73.75 £74.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +59.09% +15.79% -

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 12 August 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 12 August 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 +207 17 £625 +25.00% 1
Midlands +79 12 £500 -8.26% 2
East Midlands +65 8 £500 +3.90% 1
South East +119 7 £559 +6.43% 1
West Midlands +65 4 £425 -22.02% 1
North of England +114 2 £375 -34.78% 2
North West +86 2 £375 -34.78%
East of England +74 2 £550 +12.82%
Azure ExpressRoute
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 41 (100.00%) Azure
2 22 (53.66%) Cisco
3 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
4 19 (46.34%) VPN
5 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
6 17 (41.46%) SQL
6 17 (41.46%) SaaS
7 16 (39.02%) Migration
7 16 (39.02%) Windows
8 15 (36.59%) WAN
8 15 (36.59%) Firewall
8 15 (36.59%) AWS
9 14 (34.15%) Middleware
9 14 (34.15%) IaaS
10 13 (31.71%) DNS
11 12 (29.27%) PaaS
11 12 (29.27%) Windows Server
12 11 (26.83%) DevOps
12 11 (26.83%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (26.83%) DHCP
12 11 (26.83%) Citrix
13 10 (24.39%) MPLS
13 10 (24.39%) Oracle
13 10 (24.39%) Network Design
13 10 (24.39%) Kubernetes
13 10 (24.39%) Office 365
13 10 (24.39%) Cosmos DB
14 9 (21.95%) FortiGate
14 9 (21.95%) Public Cloud
14 9 (21.95%) Microservices

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 (9.76%) JBoss
1 4 (9.76%) NetWeaver
1 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.44%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 41 (100.00%) Azure
2 17 (41.46%) SaaS
3 15 (36.59%) AWS
4 14 (34.15%) IaaS
5 12 (29.27%) PaaS
6 10 (24.39%) Office 365
7 6 (14.63%) Serverless
8 5 (12.20%) Azure Functions
8 5 (12.20%) Azure Stack
8 5 (12.20%) iPaaS
9 4 (9.76%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (4.88%) GitHub
11 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (2.44%) Logic Apps
11 1 (2.44%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 19 (46.34%) VPN
2 15 (36.59%) Firewall
2 15 (36.59%) WAN
3 13 (31.71%) DNS
4 11 (26.83%) DHCP
5 10 (24.39%) MPLS
6 8 (19.51%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (19.51%) Wireless
7 7 (17.07%) BGP
8 6 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (14.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (14.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (14.63%) OSPF
8 6 (14.63%) PBX
8 6 (14.63%) Skype
8 6 (14.63%) VoIP
9 3 (7.32%) LAN
9 3 (7.32%) NetScaler
9 3 (7.32%) SAN
10 2 (4.88%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) Azure SQL Database
2 10 (24.39%) Cosmos DB
3 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
4 6 (14.63%) DB2
4 6 (14.63%) MySQL
5 4 (9.76%) SAP HANA
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.44%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.20%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.88%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (60.98%) Architect
2 9 (21.95%) Azure Architect
2 9 (21.95%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (17.07%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (14.63%) Network Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Network Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Technical Architect
6 4 (9.76%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Technical Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) Middleware
2 5 (12.20%) REST
2 5 (12.20%) Web Services
3 4 (9.76%) SAP Basis
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.44%) .NET
5 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.44%) CSS
5 1 (2.44%) Express
5 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.44%) HTML
5 1 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.44%) LDAP
5 1 (2.44%) Node.js
5 1 (2.44%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Public Cloud
2 7 (17.07%) PKI
3 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.76%) Cloud Native
5 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.44%) FMCG
6 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Windows
2 12 (29.27%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.76%) Linux
3 4 (9.76%) Unix
4 3 (7.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Migration
2 11 (26.83%) DevOps
3 10 (24.39%) Network Design
4 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (21.95%) Microservices
5 8 (19.51%) Network Virtualisation
6 7 (17.07%) Data Protection
7 6 (14.63%) Identity Management
7 6 (14.63%) ITIL
7 6 (14.63%) TOGAF
8 5 (12.20%) EAI
8 5 (12.20%) Product Backlog
8 5 (12.20%) SOA
8 5 (12.20%) User Stories
9 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
9 4 (9.76%) High Availability
9 4 (9.76%) Service Management
9 4 (9.76%) Storage Management
9 4 (9.76%) Technical Leadership
10 3 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.32%) C#
4 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) CCNP
1 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.88%) CCNA
2 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) COBIT
1 4 (9.76%) GDPR
1 4 (9.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.44%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.07%) XenApp
3 5 (12.20%) Docker
4 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (7.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (7.32%) vSphere
5 3 (7.32%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) Kubernetes
2 9 (21.95%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.88%) Ansible
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.88%) SCCM
4 1 (2.44%) Packer
4 1 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (53.66%) Cisco
2 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.83%) Citrix
4 10 (24.39%) Oracle
5 8 (19.51%) F5
5 8 (19.51%) VMware
6 6 (14.63%) Blue Coat
6 6 (14.63%) Thales
7 4 (9.76%) Fortinet
7 4 (9.76%) SAP
8 3 (7.32%) Palo Alto
9 2 (4.88%) Aruba
9 2 (4.88%) IBM
9 2 (4.88%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.44%) CA
10 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.44%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.44%) Software AG
10 1 (2.44%) WSO2