Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cosmos DB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cosmos DB over the 6 months to 23 February 2018 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 (Azure DocumentDB)
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 811 835 876
Rank change year-on-year +24 +41 -
Contract jobs citing Cosmos DB 60 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.016% 0.001%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.27% 0.070% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 12 1
UK median daily rate £488 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -2.63% -
10th Percentile £385 £325 £463
90th Percentile £568 £575 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £385 -
% change year-on-year +23.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cosmos DB is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 22,125 21,525 24,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.81% 22.42% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,409 14,417 16,534
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £312 £290 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.78% +4.80% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 301 407
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £26.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.30% -3.64% -4.15%
10th Percentile £15.18 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £48.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -5.66% -1.85%

Cosmos DB
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cosmos DB in the UK

Cosmos DB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cosmos DB in the UK

Cosmos DB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cosmos DB over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cosmos DB in the UK

Cosmos DB
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cosmos DB within the UK over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. 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 +24 59 £494 +6.76% 27
London -7 44 £500 -4.76% 14
UK excluding London +8 15 £475 +23.38% 15
South East +7 12 £475 +26.67% 5
East of England - 2 - -
South West - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Cosmos DB.

1 57 (95.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (58.33%) Data Lake
3 34 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (55.00%) SQL
4 33 (55.00%) Microsoft
5 32 (53.33%) SQL Server
6 30 (50.00%) C#
7 29 (48.33%) Analytics
8 24 (40.00%) JavaScript
9 23 (38.33%) .NET
9 23 (38.33%) RESTful
9 23 (38.33%) Big Data
10 22 (36.67%) HDInsight
11 20 (33.33%) MongoDB
11 20 (33.33%) Hadoop
11 20 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (30.00%) Git (software)
12 18 (30.00%) Azure Data Factory
13 17 (28.33%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (26.67%) Test Automation
14 16 (26.67%) Serverless
15 15 (25.00%) NoSQL
15 15 (25.00%) Apache Spark
15 15 (25.00%) Python
15 15 (25.00%) Scrum
16 14 (23.33%) Data Lake Analytics
16 14 (23.33%) API Development
17 13 (21.67%) Redis
18 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
18 12 (20.00%) Power BI

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 15 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.67%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (95.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (30.00%) Azure Data Factory
3 17 (28.33%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (26.67%) Serverless
5 14 (23.33%) Data Lake Analytics
6 4 (6.67%) Azure Machine Learning
6 4 (6.67%) PaaS
7 3 (5.00%) SaaS
8 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.67%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (58.33%) Data Lake
2 32 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 23 (38.33%) Big Data
4 22 (36.67%) HDInsight
5 20 (33.33%) Hadoop
5 20 (33.33%) MongoDB
6 15 (25.00%) NoSQL
7 13 (21.67%) Redis
8 12 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (20.00%) Power BI
9 11 (18.33%) HBase
9 11 (18.33%) MySQL
9 11 (18.33%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (18.33%) SAP HANA
10 10 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (15.00%) Lumira
11 9 (15.00%) SAP BW
11 9 (15.00%) Spotfire
12 8 (13.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 18 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 9 (15.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 6 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.33%) NUnit
5 5 (8.33%) Subversion
5 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.67%) tSQLt
7 3 (5.00%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (5.00%) Selenium
7 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.33%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.33%) JIRA
8 2 (3.33%) MSTest
9 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.67%) git-flow
9 1 (1.67%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.67%) Moq
General
1 9 (15.00%) Games
2 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Retail
3 3 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (40.00%) Developer
2 11 (18.33%) Architect
3 9 (15.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.00%) Azure Architect
3 9 (15.00%) Azure Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Data Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) C# Developer
5 7 (11.67%) Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Analytics Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Azure Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Data Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Integration Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (38.33%) .NET
1 23 (38.33%) RESTful
2 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (15.00%) CSS
4 8 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 8 (13.33%) Web Services
5 7 (11.67%) HTML
6 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (10.00%) XML
7 5 (8.33%) JSON
7 5 (8.33%) REST
7 5 (8.33%) SOAP
7 5 (8.33%) Velocity
7 5 (8.33%) WCF
8 4 (6.67%) CSS3
8 4 (6.67%) Entity Framework
8 4 (6.67%) HTML5
8 4 (6.67%) jQuery
8 4 (6.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.00%) NHS
4 3 (5.00%) RIA
4 3 (5.00%) User Experience
4 3 (5.00%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.33%) Blog
5 2 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.67%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.67%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (48.33%) Analytics
3 20 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 15 (25.00%) Scrum
6 14 (23.33%) API Development
7 11 (18.33%) ETL
7 11 (18.33%) Kanban
7 11 (18.33%) Visualisation
8 9 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (15.00%) ERP
8 9 (15.00%) Information Architecture
8 9 (15.00%) MVC
8 9 (15.00%) User Stories
9 8 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (13.33%) Data Modelling
9 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
9 8 (13.33%) Microservices
9 8 (13.33%) SOLID
10 7 (11.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.00%) SQL
2 30 (50.00%) C#
3 24 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (25.00%) Python
5 10 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 8 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 7 (11.67%) R
8 6 (10.00%) U-SQL
9 5 (8.33%) Java
10 4 (6.67%) Scala
11 3 (5.00%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Degree
2 6 (10.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Docker
2 1 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 33 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) Alteryx
2 11 (18.33%) SAP
3 3 (5.00%) MuleSoft
4 2 (3.33%) Apigee
4 2 (3.33%) Informatica
4 2 (3.33%) Talend
5 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.67%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.67%) Xamarin