Period
to 20 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 713 815 799
Rank change year-on-year +102 -16 +40
Contract jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute 130 92 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.088% 0.064%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.49% 0.41% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 65 45
UK median daily rate £500 £400 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -21.95% +2.50%
10th Percentile £425 £250 £410
90th Percentile £675 £595 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £375 £525
% change year-on-year +33.33% -28.57% +13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £65.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £65.75

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 26,339 22,522 13,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.26% 21.62% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,073 15,414 9,481
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £310 £306 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 329 201
UK median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% - -
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.83 £10.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £59.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% - +10.11%

Azure ExpressRoute
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure ExpressRoute in the UK

Azure ExpressRoute
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure ExpressRoute in the UK

Azure ExpressRoute
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure ExpressRoute in the UK

Azure ExpressRoute
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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
England +71 125 £500 +25.00% 28
UK excluding London +45 89 £500 +33.33% 25
South East +59 52 £506 +6.58% 13
London +56 38 £500 - 3
Midlands +20 19 £538 +53.57% 5
West Midlands +16 17 £545 +85.53% 4
East of England +20 14 £500 +19.40% 1
North of England +19 3 £463 -15.91% 3
East Midlands +6 2 £481 +45.28% 1
North West +3 2 £575 +9.52% 1
Yorkshire +22 1 £350 -48.15% 2
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 with a requirement for Azure ExpressRoute.

1 130 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (53.08%) PaaS
3 57 (43.85%) VPN
3 57 (43.85%) Microsoft
4 52 (40.00%) Firewall
5 51 (39.23%) IaaS
6 48 (36.92%) SQL
7 44 (33.85%) Active Directory
8 42 (32.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 40 (30.77%) PowerShell
10 38 (29.23%) Migration
11 33 (25.38%) Network Virtualisation
12 32 (24.62%) DevOps
13 30 (23.08%) VMware
14 29 (22.31%) Serverless
15 27 (20.77%) DNS
15 27 (20.77%) SQL Server
16 25 (19.23%) Office 365
16 25 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
17 24 (18.46%) Windows
18 23 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
19 22 (16.92%) Disaster Recovery
20 21 (16.15%) Security Cleared
20 21 (16.15%) Azure SQL Database
20 21 (16.15%) Data Centre
20 21 (16.15%) Terraform
21 20 (15.38%) Public Cloud
21 20 (15.38%) SaaS
22 18 (13.85%) Infrastructure as Code
22 18 (13.85%) Azure Functions

Azure ExpressRoute
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 130 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (53.08%) PaaS
3 51 (39.23%) IaaS
4 42 (32.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (22.31%) Serverless
6 25 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
6 25 (19.23%) Office 365
7 20 (15.38%) SaaS
8 18 (13.85%) Azure Functions
9 7 (5.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (2.31%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (2.31%) Mimecast
11 3 (2.31%) OneDrive
12 2 (1.54%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 57 (43.85%) VPN
2 52 (40.00%) Firewall
3 27 (20.77%) DNS
4 15 (11.54%) Internet
4 15 (11.54%) Reverse Proxy
4 15 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 13 (10.00%) WAN
6 12 (9.23%) FTP
6 12 (9.23%) HTTP
7 11 (8.46%) LAN
7 11 (8.46%) NAS
7 11 (8.46%) SAN
8 10 (7.69%) BGP
8 10 (7.69%) Network Security
9 9 (6.92%) NetScaler
9 9 (6.92%) OSPF
10 8 (6.15%) MPLS
11 4 (3.08%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (3.08%) VLAN
12 3 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.77%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.15%) Azure SQL Database
3 12 (9.23%) Cosmos DB
4 11 (8.46%) Data Lake
5 8 (6.15%) MySQL
6 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (6.15%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.85%) Selenium
3 5 (3.85%) SpecFlow
3 5 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (11.54%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Billing
2 7 (5.38%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.62%) Retail
4 2 (1.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.77%) Automotive
5 1 (0.77%) Electronics
5 1 (0.77%) Legal
5 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (44.62%) Architect
2 40 (30.77%) Azure Architect
3 19 (14.62%) Azure Specialist
4 18 (13.85%) Azure Engineer
5 13 (10.00%) Azure Consultant
5 13 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
5 13 (10.00%) Consultant
5 13 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (9.23%) Network Specialist
7 11 (8.46%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (8.46%) Network Architect
8 10 (7.69%) Technical Architect
9 9 (6.92%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.62%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.62%) Network Engineer
12 5 (3.85%) Integration Tester
12 5 (3.85%) Technical Leader
12 5 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.46%) JSON
2 9 (6.92%) Web Services
3 7 (5.38%) Middleware
4 6 (4.62%) .NET
4 6 (4.62%) Gherkin
4 6 (4.62%) SOAP
5 5 (3.85%) OAuth
5 5 (3.85%) OpenID
5 5 (3.85%) REST
5 5 (3.85%) Swagger
5 5 (3.85%) WSDL
6 3 (2.31%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.77%) HTML
7 1 (0.77%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (0.77%) XML
7 1 (0.77%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.15%) Data Centre
2 20 (15.38%) Public Cloud
3 16 (12.31%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (8.46%) Replication
6 8 (6.15%) Cloud Native
7 7 (5.38%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Licensing
8 5 (3.85%) Private Cloud
9 3 (2.31%) NHS
10 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.46%) Windows
2 15 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.15%) Linux
4 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.23%) Migration
2 33 (25.38%) Network Virtualisation
3 32 (24.62%) DevOps
4 22 (16.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (13.85%) Infrastructure as Code
6 15 (11.54%) Analytics
7 14 (10.77%) Network Architecture
7 14 (10.77%) Network Design
8 12 (9.23%) Continuous Deployment
8 12 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (9.23%) Operations Management
9 11 (8.46%) Architecture Governance
9 11 (8.46%) ITIL
9 11 (8.46%) Service Management
10 8 (6.15%) Configuration Management
10 8 (6.15%) Load Balancing
10 8 (6.15%) Service Delivery
11 7 (5.38%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (5.38%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 48 (36.92%) SQL
2 40 (30.77%) PowerShell
3 12 (9.23%) C#
4 7 (5.38%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.54%) Java
6 1 (0.77%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (16.15%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.38%) Degree
4 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.31%) CCIE
6 2 (1.54%) CCNP
7 1 (0.77%) CCNA
7 1 (0.77%) MCSA
7 1 (0.77%) MCSE
7 1 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.92%) QA
2 3 (2.31%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (2.31%) NIST
3 2 (1.54%) GDPR
3 2 (1.54%) PMO
4 1 (0.77%) NCSC
4 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (33.85%) Active Directory
2 23 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (13.08%) Hyper-V
3 17 (13.08%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (5.38%) Docker
4 7 (5.38%) XenApp
5 6 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.77%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (16.15%) Terraform
2 9 (6.92%) Kubernetes
3 8 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (6.15%) Puppet
4 6 (4.62%) Ansible
5 3 (2.31%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.31%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.54%) SCCM
6 2 (1.54%) SCOM
6 2 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.77%) Packer
Vendors
1 57 (43.85%) Microsoft
2 30 (23.08%) VMware
3 15 (11.54%) Citrix
4 14 (10.77%) Oracle
5 13 (10.00%) Cisco
6 12 (9.23%) Blue Coat
7 6 (4.62%) Fortinet
8 5 (3.85%) F5
9 4 (3.08%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.31%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (2.31%) Forcepoint
10 3 (2.31%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.31%) Thales
10 3 (2.31%) VirtaMove
11 2 (1.54%) Riverbed
12 1 (0.77%) Meraki
12 1 (0.77%) Mercator
12 1 (0.77%) Saba
12 1 (0.77%) SAP
12 1 (0.77%) WSO2