Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 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
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 605 701 788
Rank change year-on-year +96 +87 +5
Contract jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute 73 178 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.089%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.40% 0.68% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 123 76
Median daily rate £550 £500 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +16.96% -10.00%
10th Percentile £403 £418 £306
90th Percentile £638 £631 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £80.00 - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 18,303 26,271 20,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.11% 27.10% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,225 18,082 14,103
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 302 271
Median hourly rate £23.94 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.00% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £63.50 £48.25
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% - +1.60%

Azure ExpressRoute
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure ExpressRoute in the UK

Azure ExpressRoute
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Azure ExpressRoute in the UK

Azure ExpressRoute
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure ExpressRoute in the UK

Azure ExpressRoute
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute.

Hourly rate trend for Azure ExpressRoute in the UK

Azure ExpressRoute
Top 13 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 7 April 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
England +85 69 £550 +10.00% 8
UK excluding London +66 42 £550 +10.00% 4
London +103 30 £573 +13.09% 4
South East +67 21 £550 +4.76%
North of England +67 10 £513 +7.89% 1
North West +43 9 £513 +7.89% 1
Midlands +61 5 £500 -6.15% 1
West Midlands +54 3 - -
East of England +27 3 £483 -3.50% 2
Scotland - 3 £500 -
East Midlands +32 2 £500 -2.44% 1
Yorkshire +43 1 - -
Work from Home +3 1 £425 -7.61%

For the 6 months to 7 April 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 with a requirement for Azure ExpressRoute.

1 73 (100.00%) Azure
2 51 (69.86%) Microsoft
3 35 (47.95%) Firewall
3 35 (47.95%) Active Directory
4 32 (43.84%) SQL
4 32 (43.84%) DevOps
5 31 (42.47%) Windows
6 30 (41.10%) VPN
7 27 (36.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 25 (34.25%) Migration
9 24 (32.88%) Network Design
10 23 (31.51%) Oracle
11 22 (30.14%) PaaS
12 20 (27.40%) SaaS
12 20 (27.40%) IaaS
12 20 (27.40%) Citrix
13 19 (26.03%) AWS
14 18 (24.66%) VMware
15 17 (23.29%) DNS
16 15 (20.55%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (19.18%) Office 365
17 14 (19.18%) Cisco
18 13 (17.81%) Hybrid Cloud
19 12 (16.44%) Windows Server
19 12 (16.44%) Internet
20 11 (15.07%) Web Services
20 11 (15.07%) Reverse Proxy
21 10 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
22 9 (12.33%) Hyper-V
22 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development

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 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.37%) Actimize
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 73 (100.00%) Azure
2 27 (36.99%) Azure Active Directory
3 22 (30.14%) PaaS
4 20 (27.40%) IaaS
4 20 (27.40%) SaaS
5 19 (26.03%) AWS
6 14 (19.18%) Office 365
7 4 (5.48%) Azure Stack
7 4 (5.48%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (5.48%) iPaaS
7 4 (5.48%) Serverless
8 2 (2.74%) GCP
8 2 (2.74%) GitHub
8 2 (2.74%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.37%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (47.95%) Firewall
2 30 (41.10%) VPN
3 17 (23.29%) DNS
4 12 (16.44%) Internet
5 11 (15.07%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (9.59%) BGP
6 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
7 6 (8.22%) MPLS
8 5 (6.85%) WAN
9 4 (5.48%) NAS
9 4 (5.48%) OSPF
9 4 (5.48%) SAN
10 3 (4.11%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (4.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (4.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (4.11%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (2.74%) Network Security
11 2 (2.74%) Skype
11 2 (2.74%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.11%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.74%) DB2
4 2 (2.74%) MySQL
4 2 (2.74%) Power BI
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.37%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.37%) PVCS
General
1 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Billing
3 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (58.90%) Architect
2 20 (27.40%) Azure Architect
3 18 (24.66%) Cloud Architect
4 16 (21.92%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (16.44%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 9 (12.33%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.85%) Network Architect
8 5 (6.85%) Network Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Technical Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Azure Specialist
10 3 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Messaging Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Network Engineer
11 2 (2.74%) Azure Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Architect
11 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Technical Architect
11 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) Web Services
2 9 (12.33%) Middleware
3 4 (5.48%) JSON
3 4 (5.48%) REST
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.37%) .NET
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (17.81%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (10.96%) Cloud Native
3 8 (10.96%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.85%) Replication
5 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Licensing
6 2 (2.74%) NHS
6 2 (2.74%) PKI
7 1 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 31 (42.47%) Windows
2 12 (16.44%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.59%) Linux
4 2 (2.74%) AIX
5 1 (1.37%) Unix
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.84%) DevOps
2 25 (34.25%) Migration
3 24 (32.88%) Network Design
4 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (12.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (12.33%) Network Virtualisation
5 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure as Code
5 8 (10.96%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (9.59%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (8.22%) Microservices
7 6 (8.22%) SOA
8 5 (6.85%) Analytics
8 5 (6.85%) Artificial Intelligence
8 5 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (6.85%) ITIL
8 5 (6.85%) Machine Learning
9 4 (5.48%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.48%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.84%) SQL
2 8 (10.96%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.74%) Java
3 2 (2.74%) Python
3 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.37%) C
4 1 (1.37%) C#
4 1 (1.37%) Dart
4 1 (1.37%) Go
4 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.37%) Ruby
4 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
1 7 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) CCNP
2 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.74%) CCNA
3 2 (2.74%) Degree
3 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.37%) MCSA
4 1 (1.37%) MCSE
4 1 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 2 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (47.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.22%) XenApp
5 5 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.37%) Docker
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.37%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) Terraform
2 6 (8.22%) FortiGate
3 5 (6.85%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.74%) Ansible
5 1 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.37%) Packer
5 1 (1.37%) SCCM
5 1 (1.37%) SCOM
5 1 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (69.86%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.51%) Oracle
3 20 (27.40%) Citrix
4 18 (24.66%) VMware
5 14 (19.18%) Cisco
6 5 (6.85%) F5
6 5 (6.85%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.11%) Blue Coat
7 3 (4.11%) Google
7 3 (4.11%) Palo Alto
7 3 (4.11%) Thales
8 2 (2.74%) Avaya
8 2 (2.74%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (2.74%) IBM
8 2 (2.74%) Workday
9 1 (1.37%) Juniper
9 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.37%) VirtaMove