Period
to 26 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Azure Cosmos DB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure Cosmos DB over the 6 months to 26 September 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 Cosmos DB
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 410 385 524
Rank change year-on-year -25 +139 +192
Contract jobs citing Azure Cosmos DB 465 124 338
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.64% 1.33% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 75 244
10th Percentile £400 £355 £350
25th Percentile £450 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £625 £574 £538
90th Percentile £688 £598 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £65.00 - £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £72.50

Azure Cosmos DB 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 28,334 9,332 25,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.62% 31.68% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,377 6,541 17,669
10th Percentile £330 £313 £300
25th Percentile £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £615 £600 £581
90th Percentile £700 £675 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 131 370
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.82 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £16.25 £15.91
Median hourly rate £21.05 £21.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.09% +4.88% +17.14%
75th Percentile £50.25 £38.75 £37.30
90th Percentile £65.63 £53.75 £63.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +14.29%

Azure Cosmos DB
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Cosmos DB in the UK

Azure Cosmos DB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Azure Cosmos DB in the UK

Azure Cosmos DB
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure Cosmos DB over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure Cosmos DB in the UK

Azure Cosmos DB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Azure Cosmos DB in the UK

Azure Cosmos DB
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Cosmos DB within the UK over the 6 months to 26 September 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
England 0 402 £525 +5.00% 97
London -33 235 £575 +9.52% 31
UK excluding London -57 137 £500 +11.11% 66
Work from Home -144 137 £525 +10.53% 23
South East -39 52 £525 +7.69% 13
North of England -38 49 £450 -7.69% 17
North West -30 28 £425 -22.73% 10
East of England -38 15 £413 +21.32% 5
Midlands -76 15 £475 - 23
Yorkshire -35 12 £428 -12.31% 6
North East -18 9 £620 +37.78% 1
West Midlands -66 9 £475 +5.56% 17
East Midlands -44 5 £570 +14.00% 6
Scotland - 4 £550 -
South West -40 2 £495 +10.00% 3

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Azure Cosmos DB 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 Cosmos DB.

1 465 (100.00%) Azure
2 274 (58.92%) SQL
3 226 (48.60%) DevOps
4 197 (42.37%) .NET
5 195 (41.94%) Azure SQL Database
6 188 (40.43%) Serverless
7 178 (38.28%) Agile Software Development
8 177 (38.06%) Azure Functions
9 176 (37.85%) C#
10 132 (28.39%) Python
11 128 (27.53%) Microservices
12 124 (26.67%) Databricks
13 123 (26.45%) Azure Storage
14 119 (25.59%) PaaS
15 118 (25.38%) Data Lake
16 115 (24.73%) .NET Core
17 112 (24.09%) Analytics
17 112 (24.09%) Microsoft
18 109 (23.44%) Kubernetes
19 107 (23.01%) Azure Data Factory
20 105 (22.58%) Azure Service Bus
21 96 (20.65%) Apache Spark
22 91 (19.57%) Power Platform
23 90 (19.35%) SQL Server
24 86 (18.49%) Business Intelligence
25 85 (18.28%) PowerShell
26 83 (17.85%) Kafka
27 81 (17.42%) Scrum
28 80 (17.20%) Terraform
29 76 (16.34%) Social Skills

Azure Cosmos DB
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 96 (20.65%) Apache Spark
2 38 (8.17%) SharePoint
3 32 (6.88%) BizTalk Server
4 28 (6.02%) Apache Airflow
5 24 (5.16%) Apache
6 18 (3.87%) Luigi
7 13 (2.80%) Confluence
8 10 (2.15%) JBoss
9 8 (1.72%) Apache Pig
10 7 (1.51%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.29%) Jetty
12 5 (1.08%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.86%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Fuse
14 3 (0.65%) SAS
15 2 (0.43%) Mule
16 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
16 1 (0.22%) nginx
16 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.65%) SPSS
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 465 (100.00%) Azure
2 188 (40.43%) Serverless
3 177 (38.06%) Azure Functions
4 123 (26.45%) Azure Storage
5 119 (25.59%) PaaS
6 107 (23.01%) Azure Data Factory
7 105 (22.58%) Azure Service Bus
8 91 (19.57%) Power Platform
9 74 (15.91%) AWS
10 70 (15.05%) Azure Logic Apps
11 59 (12.69%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 42 (9.03%) IaaS
13 40 (8.60%) Microsoft 365
14 35 (7.53%) AWS Lambda
15 34 (7.31%) Azure Active Directory
16 30 (6.45%) Azure Event Grid
17 29 (6.24%) SaaS
18 22 (4.73%) GitHub
19 21 (4.52%) Azure App Service
20 19 (4.09%) Azure Pipelines
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.11%) Firewall
2 11 (2.37%) DNS
3 8 (1.72%) Network Security
3 8 (1.72%) VPN
4 6 (1.29%) HTTP
5 5 (1.08%) DHCP
5 5 (1.08%) MPLS
5 5 (1.08%) SD-WAN
5 5 (1.08%) WAN
5 5 (1.08%) Wireless
6 4 (0.86%) FTP
6 4 (0.86%) PBX
6 4 (0.86%) Skype
6 4 (0.86%) VoIP
7 3 (0.65%) Internet
8 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.22%) AMQP
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.22%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (41.94%) Azure SQL Database
2 118 (25.38%) Data Lake
3 90 (19.35%) SQL Server
4 75 (16.13%) MongoDB
5 73 (15.70%) Power BI
6 62 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
7 59 (12.69%) Hadoop
8 48 (10.32%) Big Data
9 46 (9.89%) NoSQL
10 40 (8.60%) HDInsight
11 36 (7.74%) PostgreSQL
12 33 (7.10%) Redis
13 29 (6.24%) MySQL
14 28 (6.02%) Relational Database
15 21 (4.52%) SAP HANA
16 19 (4.09%) Apache Cassandra
16 19 (4.09%) Metadata
16 19 (4.09%) Spark SQL
17 18 (3.87%) Azkaban
17 18 (3.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 45 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 30 (6.45%) JIRA
3 25 (5.38%) Visual Studio
4 14 (3.01%) Jenkins
5 13 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.51%) AppVeyor
8 7 (1.51%) SonarQube
9 6 (1.29%) JUnit
9 6 (1.29%) Mockito
9 6 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (1.08%) Subversion
11 4 (0.86%) Gatling
11 4 (0.86%) PowerDesigner
12 3 (0.65%) Cypress.io
12 3 (0.65%) gulp
12 3 (0.65%) Maven
12 3 (0.65%) Postman
12 3 (0.65%) SpecFlow
General
1 76 (16.34%) Social Skills
2 66 (14.19%) Finance
3 22 (4.73%) Presentation Skills
4 20 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (4.09%) Marketing
6 18 (3.87%) Public Sector
7 13 (2.80%) Banking
8 11 (2.37%) Retail
9 8 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.08%) Electronics
10 5 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.08%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.86%) Front Office
11 4 (0.86%) Games
11 4 (0.86%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.65%) Publishing
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 153 (32.90%) Developer
2 128 (27.53%) Azure Engineer
3 89 (19.14%) .NET Developer
4 85 (18.28%) Data Engineer
5 72 (15.48%) Azure Developer
6 58 (12.47%) Architect
7 40 (8.60%) Solutions Architect
8 39 (8.39%) C# Developer
9 31 (6.67%) Azure Architect
10 28 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
11 26 (5.59%) Senior Developer
12 20 (4.30%) Data Architect
12 20 (4.30%) Software Engineer
13 19 (4.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 19 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
13 19 (4.09%) Senior .NET Developer
14 18 (3.87%) Energy Trading Developer
15 17 (3.66%) Analyst
16 15 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
17 13 (2.80%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (42.37%) .NET
2 115 (24.73%) .NET Core
3 83 (17.85%) Kafka
4 45 (9.68%) REST
5 44 (9.46%) AngularJS
6 43 (9.25%) .NET Framework
7 40 (8.60%) ARM Templates
8 37 (7.96%) ASP.NET
9 32 (6.88%) JSON
10 31 (6.67%) HTML
11 27 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (4.95%) React
13 22 (4.73%) OAuth
14 21 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC
15 20 (4.30%) GraphQL
15 20 (4.30%) Spark Streaming
16 19 (4.09%) Entity Framework
16 19 (4.09%) RESTful
17 17 (3.66%) CSS
18 16 (3.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 63 (13.55%) Cloud Native
2 34 (7.31%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (7.10%) Legacy Systems
4 19 (4.09%) Data Structures
5 18 (3.87%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (2.80%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.37%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.15%) Enterprise Cloud
8 10 (2.15%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.72%) Legacy Applications
9 8 (1.72%) Replication
10 7 (1.51%) Social Media
11 6 (1.29%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.08%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.08%) iPad
12 5 (1.08%) PKI
12 5 (1.08%) Renewable Energy
13 4 (0.86%) BYOD
13 4 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (15.05%) Windows
2 49 (10.54%) Linux
3 9 (1.94%) Unix
4 6 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.08%) AIX
5 5 (1.08%) Debian
5 5 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.08%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.43%) Android
6 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (48.60%) DevOps
2 178 (38.28%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (27.53%) Microservices
4 112 (24.09%) Analytics
5 86 (18.49%) Business Intelligence
6 81 (17.42%) Scrum
7 69 (14.84%) Data Engineering
7 69 (14.84%) Software Engineering
8 60 (12.90%) Full Stack Development
8 60 (12.90%) Infrastructure as Code
9 53 (11.40%) Data Pipeline
10 51 (10.97%) ETL
11 49 (10.54%) SDLC
12 45 (9.68%) Data Modelling
13 43 (9.25%) MVC
14 35 (7.53%) Data Development
15 34 (7.31%) OO
16 32 (6.88%) Data Transformation
17 31 (6.67%) Event-Driven
18 30 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 274 (58.92%) SQL
2 176 (37.85%) C#
3 132 (28.39%) Python
4 85 (18.28%) PowerShell
5 72 (15.48%) JavaScript
6 67 (14.41%) T-SQL
7 64 (13.76%) Java
8 63 (13.55%) Scala
9 44 (9.46%) Go
10 38 (8.17%) C++
11 34 (7.31%) PL/SQL
12 21 (4.52%) TypeScript
13 11 (2.37%) PHP
14 10 (2.15%) Groovy
15 9 (1.94%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.94%) Perl
16 8 (1.72%) R
17 6 (1.29%) C
17 6 (1.29%) Java 11
18 4 (0.86%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 23 (4.95%) Degree
2 14 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.08%) ISEB
4 5 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (1.08%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.65%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.43%) MCSA
6 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.22%) CBAP
7 1 (0.22%) CEH
7 1 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.01%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.58%) QA
3 8 (1.72%) GDPR
4 5 (1.08%) NIST
5 4 (0.86%) COBIT
5 4 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.65%) WCAG
7 2 (0.43%) Accessibility
System Software
1 55 (11.83%) Docker
2 38 (8.17%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 109 (23.44%) Kubernetes
2 80 (17.20%) Terraform
3 14 (3.01%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (1.94%) Ansible
5 8 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 7 (1.51%) Istio
6 7 (1.51%) Puppet
7 5 (1.08%) Grafana
7 5 (1.08%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.86%) Oozie
9 2 (0.43%) Kibana
9 2 (0.43%) logstash
9 2 (0.43%) Salt
10 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.22%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 124 (26.67%) Databricks
2 112 (24.09%) Microsoft
3 48 (10.32%) Oracle
4 40 (8.60%) MuleSoft
5 29 (6.24%) SAP
6 21 (4.52%) Cloudera
7 13 (2.80%) Atlassian
7 13 (2.80%) Dynatrace
8 12 (2.58%) Google
9 11 (2.37%) Alteryx
10 10 (2.15%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.94%) Splunk
12 7 (1.51%) Cisco
12 7 (1.51%) Confluent
13 4 (0.86%) BiZZdesign
13 4 (0.86%) Citrix
13 4 (0.86%) Hortonworks
13 4 (0.86%) Software AG
14 3 (0.65%) Informatica