Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 698 794 823
Rank change year-on-year +96 +29 +20
Contract jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute 109 106 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.066%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.45% 0.42% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 82 57
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £378 £317
90th Percentile £625 £636 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £531 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% +27.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
UK 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 24,468 25,059 17,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.41% 24.08% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,623 17,377 12,142
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £275
90th Percentile £660 £645 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 336 235
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +7.85%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.27 £11.10
90th Percentile £78.75 £63.75 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% - +2.58%

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 21 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure ExpressRoute in the UK

Azure ExpressRoute
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure ExpressRoute in the UK

Azure ExpressRoute
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure ExpressRoute over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor hourly 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 21 November 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 +100 106 £525 +2.44% 17
UK excluding London +118 88 £531 +11.84% 13
South East +86 68 £525 +10.53% 2
London +45 21 £500 -4.76% 4
Midlands +51 9 £545 +67.69% 3
West Midlands +49 8 £545 -0.91% 1
North of England +36 5 £300 -35.66% 3
Yorkshire +39 4 - - 1
Scotland - 3 £350 -
East of England - 3 - - 4
East Midlands +22 1 £450 +38.46% 2
North West +15 1 £300 -44.19% 2

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Azure
2 82 (75.23%) Microsoft
3 74 (67.89%) Firewall
4 63 (57.80%) VPN
5 59 (54.13%) DNS
6 53 (48.62%) Windows
7 49 (44.95%) PaaS
8 47 (43.12%) Security Cleared
8 47 (43.12%) TCP/IP
9 46 (42.20%) IaaS
10 45 (41.28%) Reverse Proxy
11 43 (39.45%) PowerShell
12 41 (37.61%) SC Cleared
12 41 (37.61%) Active Directory
13 40 (36.70%) SaaS
14 39 (35.78%) Replication
15 38 (34.86%) Disaster Recovery
16 37 (33.94%) Internet
17 35 (32.11%) SQL
18 34 (31.19%) SAN
18 34 (31.19%) Office 365
18 34 (31.19%) NAS
19 32 (29.36%) Web Services
20 31 (28.44%) Azure Active Directory
21 30 (27.52%) VMware
22 27 (24.77%) Degree
23 26 (23.85%) ERP
24 24 (22.02%) Oracle
24 24 (22.02%) Computer Science
24 24 (22.02%) Information Security

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 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.92%) IIS
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (21.10%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 109 (100.00%) Azure
2 49 (44.95%) PaaS
3 46 (42.20%) IaaS
4 40 (36.70%) SaaS
5 34 (31.19%) Office 365
6 31 (28.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (14.68%) AWS
8 7 (6.42%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (3.67%) Mimecast
9 4 (3.67%) OneDrive
10 3 (2.75%) GCP
10 3 (2.75%) Serverless
11 2 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (1.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 74 (67.89%) Firewall
2 63 (57.80%) VPN
3 59 (54.13%) DNS
4 47 (43.12%) TCP/IP
5 45 (41.28%) Reverse Proxy
6 37 (33.94%) Internet
7 34 (31.19%) NAS
7 34 (31.19%) SAN
8 15 (13.76%) WAN
9 14 (12.84%) LAN
9 14 (12.84%) Network Security
9 14 (12.84%) OSPF
10 10 (9.17%) BGP
10 10 (9.17%) IPsec
11 8 (7.34%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (6.42%) EIGRP
13 6 (5.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (5.50%) MPLS
13 6 (5.50%) VLAN
14 5 (4.59%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.84%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (8.26%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (8.26%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.34%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.50%) MySQL
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.92%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (8.26%) Finance
2 3 (2.75%) Public Sector
3 1 (0.92%) Billing
3 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (61.47%) Architect
2 36 (33.03%) Azure Architect
3 27 (24.77%) Cloud Architect
4 18 (16.51%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (11.93%) Azure Engineer
5 13 (11.93%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (11.01%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (8.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (8.26%) Network Architect
8 7 (6.42%) Network Engineer
9 6 (5.50%) Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Network Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.67%) Cisco Engineer
11 4 (3.67%) Desktop Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) Desktop Support
11 4 (3.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) Network Support Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (29.36%) Web Services
2 12 (11.01%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (4.59%) JSON
4 4 (3.67%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.92%) .NET
5 1 (0.92%) EDI
5 1 (0.92%) LDAP
5 1 (0.92%) Middleware
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 39 (35.78%) Replication
2 20 (18.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 19 (17.43%) Public Cloud
4 15 (13.76%) Data Centre
5 14 (12.84%) Microsoft Licensing
6 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (7.34%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (7.34%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (3.67%) Cloud Native
8 4 (3.67%) Private Cloud
9 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (48.62%) Windows
2 15 (13.76%) Windows Server
3 11 (10.09%) Linux
4 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.92%) CentOS
6 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.92%) Unix
6 1 (0.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (34.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (23.85%) ERP
3 24 (22.02%) Computer Science
3 24 (22.02%) Information Security
4 22 (20.18%) DevOps
5 20 (18.35%) SOA
6 19 (17.43%) Re-Platforming
7 18 (16.51%) Identity Management
7 18 (16.51%) Network Design
7 18 (16.51%) Network Virtualisation
8 16 (14.68%) Non-Functional Testing
9 14 (12.84%) Software Licensing
10 13 (11.93%) Migration
11 12 (11.01%) Load Balancing
12 10 (9.17%) Analytics
13 9 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 9 (8.26%) Project Management
14 8 (7.34%) ITIL
15 6 (5.50%) Change Management
15 6 (5.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (39.45%) PowerShell
2 35 (32.11%) SQL
3 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.83%) C
4 2 (1.83%) C#
4 2 (1.83%) C++
5 1 (0.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 47 (43.12%) Security Cleared
2 41 (37.61%) SC Cleared
3 27 (24.77%) Degree
4 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.50%) MCSA
6 6 (5.50%) MCSE
7 5 (4.59%) CCIE
8 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.83%) CCNA
9 2 (1.83%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.92%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.92%) MCP
10 1 (0.92%) MCSD
10 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.92%) RHCE
10 1 (0.92%) VCAP
10 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.01%) QA
2 7 (6.42%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.67%) NCSC
3 4 (3.67%) NIST
System Software
1 41 (37.61%) Active Directory
2 20 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.01%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (7.34%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.75%) Docker
7 2 (1.83%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.83%) XenApp
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.92%) vSphere
8 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (15.60%) Single Sign-On
2 10 (9.17%) Terraform
3 6 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.50%) Puppet
4 4 (3.67%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.67%) Ansible
4 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (3.67%) SCCM
4 4 (3.67%) SCOM
5 3 (2.75%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.75%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.92%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.92%) Packer
6 1 (0.92%) vMotion
6 1 (0.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 82 (75.23%) Microsoft
2 30 (27.52%) VMware
3 24 (22.02%) Oracle
4 22 (20.18%) Cisco
5 19 (17.43%) Workday
6 17 (15.60%) Citrix
7 10 (9.17%) CheckPoint
8 7 (6.42%) Palo Alto
9 6 (5.50%) Juniper
10 5 (4.59%) F5
11 4 (3.67%) Forcepoint
11 4 (3.67%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.67%) Meraki
11 4 (3.67%) Qualys
12 3 (2.75%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.75%) Thales
13 2 (1.83%) Saba
13 2 (1.83%) SolarWinds
14 1 (0.92%) Riverbed
14 1 (0.92%) VirtaMove