Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 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 Cosmos DB (Azure DocumentDB)
UK
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 501 580 754
Rank change year-on-year +79 +174 +70
Contract jobs citing Cosmos DB 119 291 138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.32% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.19% 1.44% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 223 107
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £350 £350 £404
90th Percentile £588 £599 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £475 £494
% change year-on-year -4.11% -3.80% +25.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 9,986 20,270 22,611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.19% 22.35% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,513 13,869 15,752
Median daily rate £490 £475 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +0.32% +8.23%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 244 232
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £15.97 £14.02 £14.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £57.50 £53.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +16.67% -11.11% +13.45%

Cosmos DB
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cosmos DB in the UK

Cosmos DB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Cosmos DB in the UK

Cosmos DB
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cosmos DB over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cosmos DB in the UK

Cosmos DB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend 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 27 May 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 +74 108 £500 - 16
UK excluding London +101 61 £456 -4.11% 11
London +71 55 £500 -2.44% 5
South East +94 20 £428 -16.49% 1
Midlands +81 15 £500 +33.33% 5
West Midlands +66 11 £500 +17.65% 3
North of England +90 8 £350 -26.32% 4
Wales +37 7 £325 -38.10%
East of England +44 6 £550 +10.00%
North West +57 4 - - 3
East Midlands +47 4 £463 +16.35% 2
North East +20 4 £350 -36.65% 1
Work from Home +7 4 £475 -0.52% 2
South West +58 3 £620 +24.00% 1
Scotland +30 2 £438 +4.48%

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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.

1 115 (96.64%) Azure
2 67 (56.30%) SQL
3 61 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (51.26%) DevOps
4 58 (48.74%) C#
5 53 (44.54%) Microsoft
6 51 (42.86%) .NET
7 38 (31.93%) SQL Server
7 38 (31.93%) JavaScript
7 38 (31.93%) Serverless
8 37 (31.09%) Azure SQL Database
9 36 (30.25%) PaaS
10 32 (26.89%) Git (software)
11 30 (25.21%) Docker
12 27 (22.69%) Azure Functions
13 26 (21.85%) Data Lake
13 26 (21.85%) Azure Data Factory
13 26 (21.85%) TDD
14 25 (21.01%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (20.17%) Microservices
16 23 (19.33%) Kubernetes
16 23 (19.33%) .NET Core
16 23 (19.33%) NoSQL
16 23 (19.33%) Scrum
17 21 (17.65%) Databricks
18 20 (16.81%) Power Platform
19 19 (15.97%) Python
19 19 (15.97%) .NET Framework
19 19 (15.97%) Power BI
20 18 (15.13%) ASP.NET

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 8 (6.72%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.68%) Apache
3 2 (1.68%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.68%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.68%) Confluence
3 2 (1.68%) Jetty
3 2 (1.68%) Jupyter
3 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.84%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 115 (96.64%) Azure
2 38 (31.93%) Serverless
3 36 (30.25%) PaaS
4 27 (22.69%) Azure Functions
5 26 (21.85%) Azure Data Factory
6 20 (16.81%) Power Platform
7 16 (13.45%) Logic Apps
8 14 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (10.92%) AWS
10 10 (8.40%) IaaS
11 8 (6.72%) SaaS
12 6 (5.04%) Azure Stack
13 5 (4.20%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (4.20%) GitHub
14 3 (2.52%) Amazon S3
14 3 (2.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 3 (2.52%) Google Analytics
14 3 (2.52%) Office 365
14 3 (2.52%) Slack
15 2 (1.68%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.56%) DNS
2 6 (5.04%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.20%) Firewall
4 3 (2.52%) Network Security
4 3 (2.52%) VPN
5 2 (1.68%) DHCP
5 2 (1.68%) HTTP
5 2 (1.68%) MPLS
5 2 (1.68%) PBX
5 2 (1.68%) Skype
5 2 (1.68%) VoIP
5 2 (1.68%) WAN
5 2 (1.68%) Wireless
6 1 (0.84%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (31.93%) SQL Server
2 37 (31.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 26 (21.85%) Data Lake
4 23 (19.33%) NoSQL
5 19 (15.97%) Power BI
6 15 (12.61%) Big Data
6 15 (12.61%) MongoDB
7 14 (11.76%) Redis
8 12 (10.08%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (8.40%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (7.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (6.72%) Relational Database
12 7 (5.88%) MySQL
13 5 (4.20%) InterSystems Cache
14 4 (3.36%) Hadoop
14 4 (3.36%) MariaDB
15 3 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (2.52%) OLAP
15 3 (2.52%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 32 (26.89%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.24%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (5.04%) GitLab
3 6 (5.04%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.20%) Artifactory
4 5 (4.20%) JIRA
4 5 (4.20%) Selenium
5 4 (3.36%) NUnit
5 4 (3.36%) SpecFlow
5 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.52%) Postman
7 2 (1.68%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.68%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.68%) Maven
7 2 (1.68%) Mocha
7 2 (1.68%) TestLink
8 1 (0.84%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.84%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.84%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.84%) Spinnaker
General
1 12 (10.08%) Finance
2 3 (2.52%) Legal
2 3 (2.52%) Public Sector
2 3 (2.52%) Retail
3 2 (1.68%) Banking
4 1 (0.84%) Electronics
4 1 (0.84%) Front Office
4 1 (0.84%) Games
4 1 (0.84%) Law
4 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.84%) Marketing
4 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (36.13%) Developer
2 22 (18.49%) .NET Developer
3 21 (17.65%) Azure Developer
4 20 (16.81%) Architect
4 20 (16.81%) Azure Engineer
4 20 (16.81%) Data Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Azure Architect
6 9 (7.56%) C# Developer
7 8 (6.72%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.88%) Technical Leader
9 6 (5.04%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Database Developer
9 6 (5.04%) DevOps Developer
10 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Big Data Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (42.86%) .NET
2 23 (19.33%) .NET Core
3 19 (15.97%) .NET Framework
4 18 (15.13%) ASP.NET
5 17 (14.29%) CSS
6 16 (13.45%) AngularJS
6 16 (13.45%) HTML
7 14 (11.76%) Node.js
7 14 (11.76%) React
8 13 (10.92%) Entity Framework
9 12 (10.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (10.08%) XML
10 11 (9.24%) jQuery
10 11 (9.24%) Kafka
11 9 (7.56%) REST
12 8 (6.72%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (5.88%) ADO
13 7 (5.88%) Sass
13 7 (5.88%) Web Services
14 6 (5.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (8.40%) Cloud Native
3 9 (7.56%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (5.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (5.04%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.36%) Blog
6 4 (3.36%) PKI
6 4 (3.36%) PMI
7 3 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.52%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.52%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.68%) Clustering
8 2 (1.68%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.68%) User Experience
9 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.84%) FMCG
9 1 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.76%) Linux
2 10 (8.40%) Unix
3 6 (5.04%) Mac OS
4 5 (4.20%) VMS
4 5 (4.20%) Windows
5 2 (1.68%) Debian
5 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.68%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
1 61 (51.26%) DevOps
2 26 (21.85%) TDD
3 25 (21.01%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (20.17%) Microservices
5 23 (19.33%) Scrum
6 17 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (11.76%) Analytics
8 13 (10.92%) Test Automation
9 12 (10.08%) Machine Learning
10 11 (9.24%) Architectural Design
10 11 (9.24%) BDD
10 11 (9.24%) ETL
11 10 (8.40%) Creative Thinking
11 10 (8.40%) Data Science
11 10 (8.40%) Open Source
11 10 (8.40%) Unit Testing
12 9 (7.56%) Artificial Intelligence
12 9 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (6.72%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 67 (56.30%) SQL
2 58 (48.74%) C#
3 38 (31.93%) JavaScript
4 19 (15.97%) Python
5 18 (15.13%) Java
6 14 (11.76%) T-SQL
7 10 (8.40%) PowerShell
7 10 (8.40%) TypeScript
8 7 (5.88%) Bash Shell
9 6 (5.04%) Scala
9 6 (5.04%) XAML
10 5 (4.20%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.20%) VB
11 3 (2.52%) C
11 3 (2.52%) Groovy
11 3 (2.52%) Perl
12 2 (1.68%) C++
12 2 (1.68%) Java 8
12 2 (1.68%) PHP
12 2 (1.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (8.40%) Degree
2 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.36%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.08%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.84%) PMO
3 1 (0.84%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (25.21%) Docker
2 15 (12.61%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (19.33%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.20%) Terraform
3 3 (2.52%) Ansible
4 2 (1.68%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.68%) Puppet
4 2 (1.68%) Salt
5 1 (0.84%) Kibana
Vendors
1 53 (44.54%) Microsoft
2 21 (17.65%) Databricks
3 10 (8.40%) Xamarin
4 7 (5.88%) Tableau
5 5 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.36%) Oracle
6 4 (3.36%) StreamSets
7 3 (2.52%) Google
7 3 (2.52%) SAP
8 2 (1.68%) BiZZdesign
8 2 (1.68%) Cisco
8 2 (1.68%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.68%) Cognos
8 2 (1.68%) ESRI
8 2 (1.68%) HP
8 2 (1.68%) Informatica
8 2 (1.68%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.84%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.84%) MEDITECH