Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 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 Cosmos DB (Azure DocumentDB)
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 544 685 850
Rank change year-on-year +141 +165 +63
Contract jobs citing Cosmos DB 265 202 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.19% 0.049%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.48% 0.86% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 149 35
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £345 £425 £303
90th Percentile £614 £588 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £488 £394
% change year-on-year -6.67% +23.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
UK median hourly rate £72.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £72.50 - -

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 17,929 23,423 22,762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.34% 22.48% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,115 16,307 15,519
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £310
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 244 286
UK median hourly rate £32.54 £32.50 £31.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +4.07% +10.82%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.90 £14.00
90th Percentile £71.48 £57.50 £57.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.41% -2.14% +24.60%

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 15 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cosmos DB in the UK

Cosmos DB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cosmos DB in the UK

Cosmos DB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cosmos DB over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cosmos DB in the UK

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 Cosmos DB within the UK over the 6 months to 15 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 +156 251 £475 -9.52% 56
UK excluding London +148 132 £455 -6.67% 28
London +96 131 £525 - 32
South East +83 77 £455 -9.00% 17
Midlands +56 23 £405 -20.98% 3
West Midlands +52 18 £463 -9.76%
North of England +36 9 £405 +8.00% 2
Wales +29 7 £650 +112.24% 2
South West -2 6 £400 +10.34% 3
East of England +43 5 £400 -20.00% 2
Scotland - 5 £475 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £358 - 3
Yorkshire - 5 £300 - 1
North East +25 3 £493 +31.33%
North West +26 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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.

1 246 (92.83%) Azure
2 156 (58.87%) C#
3 148 (55.85%) .NET
4 144 (54.34%) SQL
5 106 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 106 (40.00%) .NET Core
6 97 (36.60%) DevOps
7 95 (35.85%) Azure SQL Database
8 87 (32.83%) Serverless
9 83 (31.32%) TDD
10 79 (29.81%) SQL Server
11 76 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
11 76 (28.68%) Microservices
12 65 (24.53%) Data Lake
13 58 (21.89%) REST
14 57 (21.51%) JavaScript
15 50 (18.87%) Kubernetes
15 50 (18.87%) Databricks
16 48 (18.11%) Azure Data Factory
17 47 (17.74%) Azure Functions
17 47 (17.74%) NoSQL
17 47 (17.74%) .NET Framework
18 46 (17.36%) Business Intelligence
18 46 (17.36%) AngularJS
18 46 (17.36%) Greenfield Project
19 45 (16.98%) Docker
19 45 (16.98%) Data Warehouse
20 44 (16.60%) Git (software)
20 44 (16.60%) ASP.NET Web API
20 44 (16.60%) BDD

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 4 (1.51%) Apache Spark
1 4 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.13%) CMS
2 3 (1.13%) Confluence
2 3 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.75%) Apache
3 2 (0.75%) Magnolia
4 1 (0.38%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.38%) Headless CMS
4 1 (0.38%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.38%) SAS
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.38%) Sketch
2 1 (0.38%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 246 (92.83%) Azure
2 87 (32.83%) Serverless
3 48 (18.11%) Azure Data Factory
4 47 (17.74%) Azure Functions
5 42 (15.85%) Power Platform
6 32 (12.08%) SaaS
7 30 (11.32%) PaaS
8 23 (8.68%) IaaS
9 22 (8.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 17 (6.42%) iPaaS
11 16 (6.04%) GitHub
12 14 (5.28%) Data Lake Analytics
13 5 (1.89%) AWS
14 4 (1.51%) Azure Machine Learning
15 3 (1.13%) GCP
15 3 (1.13%) Lucidchart
15 3 (1.13%) Office 365
16 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
17 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
17 1 (0.38%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.53%) DNS
2 5 (1.89%) Firewall
3 4 (1.51%) SSL
4 2 (0.75%) HTTP
4 2 (0.75%) Internet
4 2 (0.75%) Skype
5 1 (0.38%) Network Security
5 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (35.85%) Azure SQL Database
2 79 (29.81%) SQL Server
3 65 (24.53%) Data Lake
4 47 (17.74%) NoSQL
5 45 (16.98%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (15.47%) Power BI
7 40 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (14.34%) MongoDB
9 32 (12.08%) Redis
10 20 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (6.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 17 (6.42%) Data Mart
13 15 (5.66%) Relational Database
14 13 (4.91%) HDInsight
15 12 (4.53%) MySQL
16 10 (3.77%) PowerPivot
16 10 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (3.77%) SSDT
17 8 (3.02%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 44 (16.60%) Git (software)
2 22 (8.30%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.66%) SonarQube
3 15 (5.66%) SpecFlow
3 15 (5.66%) Visual Studio
4 14 (5.28%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (4.53%) Visual Studio Code
6 11 (4.15%) Selenium
7 10 (3.77%) Gradle
7 10 (3.77%) Maven
7 10 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (3.40%) NUnit
8 9 (3.40%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (2.64%) MSTest
10 6 (2.26%) tSQLt
11 5 (1.89%) Moq
12 4 (1.51%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.51%) JIRA
12 4 (1.51%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 17 (6.42%) Finance
2 11 (4.15%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.26%) Banking
4 5 (1.89%) Local Government
5 4 (1.51%) Retail
6 3 (1.13%) Games
7 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Back Office
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 111 (41.89%) Developer
2 57 (21.51%) .NET Developer
3 45 (16.98%) Azure Developer
4 36 (13.58%) Architect
5 26 (9.81%) C# Developer
6 24 (9.06%) Azure Engineer
7 22 (8.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 20 (7.55%) Azure Architect
9 16 (6.04%) Integration Architect
9 16 (6.04%) Software Engineer
10 14 (5.28%) Data Architect
10 14 (5.28%) SQL Developer
11 13 (4.91%) Lead Developer
11 13 (4.91%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
12 10 (3.77%) Integration Developer
12 10 (3.77%) Technical Writer
13 9 (3.40%) Azure DevOps
13 9 (3.40%) Data Engineer
13 9 (3.40%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (55.85%) .NET
2 106 (40.00%) .NET Core
3 58 (21.89%) REST
4 47 (17.74%) .NET Framework
5 46 (17.36%) AngularJS
6 44 (16.60%) ASP.NET Web API
7 42 (15.85%) ASP.NET
8 35 (13.21%) JSON
9 31 (11.70%) React
10 24 (9.06%) Entity Framework
10 24 (9.06%) XML
11 21 (7.92%) CSS
12 19 (7.17%) SOAP
13 17 (6.42%) HTML
13 17 (6.42%) Web Services
14 16 (6.04%) LINQ
14 16 (6.04%) RESTful
15 13 (4.91%) Redux
15 13 (4.91%) Spring
16 12 (4.53%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.36%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (9.06%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (6.79%) Mobile App
4 16 (6.04%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.15%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.26%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.51%) User Experience
9 3 (1.13%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.75%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.75%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.38%) NHS
11 1 (0.38%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.15%) Android
2 9 (3.40%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.64%) Windows
4 2 (0.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (36.60%) DevOps
2 83 (31.32%) TDD
3 76 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (28.68%) Microservices
4 46 (17.36%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (16.60%) BDD
6 33 (12.45%) Analytics
6 33 (12.45%) Computer Science
7 32 (12.08%) MVC
8 30 (11.32%) Scrum
9 29 (10.94%) Data Modelling
10 28 (10.57%) ETL
11 24 (9.06%) SDLC
12 22 (8.30%) Data Governance
12 22 (8.30%) Information Management
12 22 (8.30%) Test Automation
13 20 (7.55%) B2C
13 20 (7.55%) Machine Learning
13 20 (7.55%) Migration
13 20 (7.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 156 (58.87%) C#
2 144 (54.34%) SQL
3 57 (21.51%) JavaScript
4 35 (13.21%) T-SQL
5 22 (8.30%) Java
5 22 (8.30%) Python
6 13 (4.91%) PowerShell
7 12 (4.53%) R
7 12 (4.53%) TypeScript
8 11 (4.15%) U-SQL
9 10 (3.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 9 (3.40%) Java 9
11 2 (0.75%) ES6
11 2 (0.75%) PHP
11 2 (0.75%) XAML
12 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.38%) C
12 1 (0.38%) Gremlin
12 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (12.45%) Degree
2 30 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 28 (10.57%) SC Cleared
4 16 (6.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.89%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.17%) Data Quality
2 11 (4.15%) QA
3 3 (1.13%) WCAG
4 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (16.98%) Docker
2 19 (7.17%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (18.87%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.77%) Terraform
3 3 (1.13%) Ansible
3 3 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.13%) Puppet
4 2 (0.75%) Grafana
5 1 (0.38%) Istio
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 106 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 50 (18.87%) Databricks
3 28 (10.57%) Xamarin
4 19 (7.17%) Oracle
5 4 (1.51%) Google
5 4 (1.51%) Tableau
6 3 (1.13%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.75%) Talend
8 1 (0.38%) ESRI
8 1 (0.38%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.38%) Nintex
8 1 (0.38%) VMware