Period
to 28 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 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
England > London
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 478 364 554
Rank change year-on-year -114 +190 +70
Contract jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute 41 23 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.14% 0.087%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.36% 0.43% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 25
10th Percentile £413 £309 £426
25th Percentile £450 £413 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.63% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £658 £669 £600
90th Percentile £775 £683 £800
England median daily rate £559 £500 £511
% change year-on-year +11.87% -2.20% +7.63%

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 London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 11,405 5,378 13,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.07% 33.61% 32.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,313 4,051 9,504
10th Percentile £375 £350 £350
25th Percentile £456 £431 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £613
90th Percentile £713 £713 £688
England median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 30 84
10th Percentile £13.88 £14.76 £13.61
25th Percentile £20.00 £21.13 £18.50
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +28.57% -6.67%
75th Percentile £52.25 £49.50 £27.69
90th Percentile £68.07 £61.43 £52.35
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%

Azure ExpressRoute
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure ExpressRoute in London

Azure ExpressRoute
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Azure ExpressRoute in London

Azure ExpressRoute
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute in London over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure ExpressRoute in London

Azure ExpressRoute
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 28 July 2021. 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
Central London -22 9 £425 -4.76% 3
West London - 2 £600 -
Azure ExpressRoute
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for Azure ExpressRoute.

1 41 (100.00%) Azure
2 23 (56.10%) Firewall
3 18 (43.90%) IaaS
4 16 (39.02%) Cisco
4 16 (39.02%) PaaS
5 15 (36.59%) VPN
6 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
7 13 (31.71%) Windows
8 10 (24.39%) MPLS
8 10 (24.39%) Finance
8 10 (24.39%) WAN
8 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
9 9 (21.95%) HP
9 9 (21.95%) Migration
9 9 (21.95%) OSPF
9 9 (21.95%) BGP
9 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (21.95%) VMware
9 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (21.95%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (19.51%) DevOps
10 8 (19.51%) Network Management
10 8 (19.51%) F5
10 8 (19.51%) Network Virtualisation
10 8 (19.51%) JIRA
10 8 (19.51%) Network Security
10 8 (19.51%) Confluence
10 8 (19.51%) AWS
10 8 (19.51%) EIGRP

Azure ExpressRoute
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (19.51%) Confluence
2 2 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Visio
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 41 (100.00%) Azure
2 18 (43.90%) IaaS
3 16 (39.02%) PaaS
4 9 (21.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (19.51%) AWS
6 7 (17.07%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (17.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (9.76%) Azure Storage
8 3 (7.32%) GCP
8 3 (7.32%) OpenShift
8 3 (7.32%) SaaS
8 3 (7.32%) Serverless
9 2 (4.88%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 1 (2.44%) Azure Service Bus
10 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (2.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (56.10%) Firewall
2 15 (36.59%) VPN
3 10 (24.39%) MPLS
3 10 (24.39%) WAN
4 9 (21.95%) BGP
4 9 (21.95%) OSPF
5 8 (19.51%) EIGRP
5 8 (19.51%) LAN
5 8 (19.51%) Network Security
5 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
6 7 (17.07%) DWDM
6 7 (17.07%) HSRP
6 7 (17.07%) RIP
6 7 (17.07%) SSL
7 6 (14.63%) SD-WAN
7 6 (14.63%) VoIP
7 6 (14.63%) WLAN
8 3 (7.32%) NetScaler
8 3 (7.32%) SAN
8 3 (7.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Data Lake
2 2 (4.88%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) JIRA
2 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Billing
4 2 (4.88%) Law
4 2 (4.88%) Social Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Network Engineer
2 11 (26.83%) Architect
2 11 (26.83%) Azure Engineer
3 9 (21.95%) Azure Architect
4 6 (14.63%) Security Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Network Support
8 2 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) SAN Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) Express
2 2 (4.88%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (4.88%) YAML
3 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Hybrid Cloud
1 5 (12.20%) Replication
2 3 (7.32%) Cloud Native
2 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (21.95%) Migration
2 8 (19.51%) DevOps
2 8 (19.51%) Network Management
2 8 (19.51%) Network Virtualisation
3 7 (17.07%) Change Management
3 7 (17.07%) Kanban
3 7 (17.07%) Scrum
3 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
4 5 (12.20%) Architecture Governance
4 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure as Code
4 5 (12.20%) Network Architecture
4 5 (12.20%) Network Segmentation
4 5 (12.20%) Storage Management
4 5 (12.20%) Task Automation
5 4 (9.76%) Information Security
5 4 (9.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.32%) Project Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) Python
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.51%) CCNP
3 3 (7.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 3 (7.32%) CCSP
3 3 (7.32%) CISSP
3 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) CCNA
4 2 (4.88%) CCSA
4 2 (4.88%) MCSE
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.44%) CCIE
5 1 (2.44%) CCSE
5 1 (2.44%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.44%) OCP
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 3 (7.32%) NIST
2 3 (7.32%) SOC 2
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.07%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (12.20%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (12.20%) XenApp
4 5 (12.20%) XenDesktop
5 4 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.88%) Docker
7 1 (2.44%) BitLocker
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) HP NNM
2 5 (12.20%) Terraform
3 4 (9.76%) Kubernetes
4 3 (7.32%) PowerCLI
4 3 (7.32%) vCenter Server
5 2 (4.88%) Ansible
5 2 (4.88%) Grafana
5 2 (4.88%) Kibana
5 2 (4.88%) logstash
5 2 (4.88%) Prometheus
6 1 (2.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (2.44%) Nessus
6 1 (2.44%) SCCM
6 1 (2.44%) vRealize
6 1 (2.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Cisco
2 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.95%) HP
3 9 (21.95%) VMware
4 8 (19.51%) Citrix
4 8 (19.51%) F5
5 7 (17.07%) Juniper
5 7 (17.07%) Meraki
6 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.32%) Google
6 3 (7.32%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (4.88%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.88%) Dynatrace
7 2 (4.88%) IBM
8 1 (2.44%) Arista
8 1 (2.44%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds