Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 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 (Azure DocumentDB)
UK
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 408 574 645
Rank change year-on-year +166 +71 +191
Contract jobs citing Cosmos DB 226 143 244
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.21% 1.02% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 100 191
Median daily rate £470 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £410
90th Percentile £634 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £475 £500
% change year-on-year -1.58% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
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 10,219 14,047 21,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.25% 21.27% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,996 9,547 15,302
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £320
90th Percentile £656 £669 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 197 230
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.60 £26.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.58% -3.96% -19.24%
10th Percentile £13.47 £13.75 £12.56
90th Percentile £60.05 £62.55 £52.75
Median hourly rate £23.47 £23.43 £26.65
% change year-on-year +0.19% -12.10% -33.38%

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 7 March 2021.

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 16 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 7 March 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 +185 170 £470 -6.00% 74
London +101 105 £475 -5.00% 27
Work from Home -162 79 £470 +4.44% 23
UK excluding London +139 60 £468 -1.58% 53
South East +96 27 £463 +8.82% 19
North of England +87 10 £469 -14.77% 17
Midlands +40 10 £525 +5.00% 8
West Midlands +28 6 £525 -4.55% 4
Yorkshire - 5 £640 - 1
South West +81 4 £450 -27.42% 2
Scotland +28 4 - - 2
East Midlands +25 4 - - 4
East of England +57 3 £400 -23.81% 1
North West +51 3 £400 - 14
North East +34 3 £620 +12.73% 2
Wales +11 2 £500 +11.11% 4

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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.

1 214 (94.69%) Azure
2 100 (44.25%) DevOps
3 97 (42.92%) SQL
4 91 (40.27%) .NET
5 89 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (32.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 63 (27.88%) Terraform
8 62 (27.43%) Microsoft
9 61 (26.99%) C#
10 58 (25.66%) PaaS
11 51 (22.57%) Business Intelligence
11 51 (22.57%) PowerShell
12 50 (22.12%) Azure Data Factory
13 49 (21.68%) Serverless
14 47 (20.80%) Git (software)
14 47 (20.80%) Microservices
15 45 (19.91%) Python
16 42 (18.58%) Data Lake
16 42 (18.58%) NoSQL
16 42 (18.58%) Azure Functions
17 41 (18.14%) .NET Core
17 41 (18.14%) JavaScript
18 40 (17.70%) TDD
18 40 (17.70%) Kubernetes
19 39 (17.26%) SQL Server
20 38 (16.81%) Databricks
20 38 (16.81%) Power Platform
21 37 (16.37%) Infrastructure as Code
22 35 (15.49%) React
22 35 (15.49%) AWS

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 12 (5.31%) Apache
2 11 (4.87%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.21%) Apache Synapse
3 5 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.77%) JBoss
4 4 (1.77%) NetWeaver
4 4 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.77%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.88%) Anypoint
5 2 (0.88%) Apache Pulsar
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.44%) Luigi
6 1 (0.44%) nginx
6 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Shopify
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 214 (94.69%) Azure
2 58 (25.66%) PaaS
3 50 (22.12%) Azure Data Factory
4 49 (21.68%) Serverless
5 42 (18.58%) Azure Functions
6 38 (16.81%) Power Platform
7 35 (15.49%) AWS
8 28 (12.39%) Logic Apps
9 11 (4.87%) GitHub
10 10 (4.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (4.42%) GCP
10 10 (4.42%) IaaS
11 9 (3.98%) Amazon S3
11 9 (3.98%) Microsoft 365
12 8 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (3.54%) PowerApps
13 5 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (2.21%) Amazon Neptune
13 5 (2.21%) SaaS
13 5 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.27%) Firewall
2 8 (3.54%) DNS
3 6 (2.65%) Network Security
3 6 (2.65%) SNMP
4 5 (2.21%) VPN
5 4 (1.77%) DHCP
5 4 (1.77%) MPLS
5 4 (1.77%) PBX
5 4 (1.77%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (1.77%) Skype
5 4 (1.77%) VLAN
5 4 (1.77%) VoIP
5 4 (1.77%) WAN
5 4 (1.77%) Wireless
6 1 (0.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (32.30%) Azure SQL Database
2 42 (18.58%) Data Lake
2 42 (18.58%) NoSQL
3 39 (17.26%) SQL Server
4 33 (14.60%) MongoDB
5 31 (13.72%) Power BI
6 17 (7.52%) Relational Database
7 13 (5.75%) RDBMS
8 12 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (4.42%) Redis
10 8 (3.54%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (3.10%) MySQL
12 6 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (2.65%) Big Data
12 6 (2.65%) Neo4j
13 5 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (2.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 5 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (20.80%) Git (software)
2 26 (11.50%) Jenkins
3 25 (11.06%) Visual Studio Team System
4 21 (9.29%) JIRA
5 18 (7.96%) ReSharper
6 12 (5.31%) Jasmine
6 12 (5.31%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (2.65%) GitLab
7 6 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.77%) Cypress.io
8 4 (1.77%) GoCD
8 4 (1.77%) Grunt
8 4 (1.77%) gulp
8 4 (1.77%) Mocha
8 4 (1.77%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.77%) webpack
9 2 (0.88%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.88%) Selenium
9 2 (0.88%) SonarQube
General
1 24 (10.62%) Finance
2 19 (8.41%) Public Sector
3 13 (5.75%) Law
4 6 (2.65%) Retail
5 4 (1.77%) Police
6 2 (0.88%) French Language
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
6 2 (0.88%) Military
6 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.88%) Publishing
6 2 (0.88%) Retail Finance
7 1 (0.44%) Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) German Language
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (32.74%) Developer
2 63 (27.88%) Azure Engineer
3 47 (20.80%) Architect
4 32 (14.16%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (12.83%) Data Engineer
6 25 (11.06%) Data Architect
7 24 (10.62%) .NET Developer
8 23 (10.18%) Azure Architect
8 23 (10.18%) Azure DevOps
9 22 (9.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 19 (8.41%) React Developer
11 18 (7.96%) Azure Developer
12 16 (7.08%) Cloud Engineer
13 13 (5.75%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (4.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 10 (4.42%) C# Developer
15 10 (4.42%) Full Stack Developer
16 8 (3.54%) Database Developer
16 8 (3.54%) Senior Developer
17 6 (2.65%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (40.27%) .NET
2 41 (18.14%) .NET Core
3 35 (15.49%) React
4 34 (15.04%) REST
5 33 (14.60%) .NET Framework
6 30 (13.27%) CSS
7 29 (12.83%) HTML
8 28 (12.39%) Node.js
9 27 (11.95%) JSON
10 25 (11.06%) RESTful
11 20 (8.85%) ASP.NET
12 19 (8.41%) AngularJS
13 18 (7.96%) Redux
14 16 (7.08%) HTML5
14 16 (7.08%) Web Services
15 15 (6.64%) Jest
16 12 (5.31%) jQuery
17 11 (4.87%) Kafka
17 11 (4.87%) React Native
18 10 (4.42%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.96%) Enterprise Cloud
2 13 (5.75%) User Experience
3 12 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (4.42%) Cloud Native
5 9 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.54%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.21%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.77%) PKI
9 3 (1.33%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.88%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) iPhone
11 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.44%) Online Games
11 1 (0.44%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.04%) Windows
2 31 (13.72%) Linux
3 11 (4.87%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.42%) Android
4 10 (4.42%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.77%) AIX
6 4 (1.77%) CentOS
6 4 (1.77%) Unix
6 4 (1.77%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.33%) VMS
8 1 (0.44%) Debian
8 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (44.25%) DevOps
2 89 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (22.57%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (20.80%) Microservices
5 40 (17.70%) TDD
6 37 (16.37%) Infrastructure as Code
7 32 (14.16%) Architectural Design
8 27 (11.95%) Migration
9 26 (11.50%) Data Integration
10 24 (10.62%) Data Modelling
11 23 (10.18%) Data Architecture
12 22 (9.73%) Test Automation
13 20 (8.85%) Webhook
14 19 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (8.41%) Scrum
15 18 (7.96%) Service Design
16 16 (7.08%) Analytics
16 16 (7.08%) Information Security
17 15 (6.64%) Waterfall
18 14 (6.19%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 97 (42.92%) SQL
2 61 (26.99%) C#
3 51 (22.57%) PowerShell
4 45 (19.91%) Python
5 41 (18.14%) JavaScript
6 22 (9.73%) TypeScript
7 16 (7.08%) Bash Shell
8 15 (6.64%) Java
9 12 (5.31%) Go
10 10 (4.42%) T-SQL
11 9 (3.98%) ES6
12 7 (3.10%) Gremlin
12 7 (3.10%) Scala
13 5 (2.21%) Ruby
14 2 (0.88%) C++
14 2 (0.88%) Groovy
14 2 (0.88%) PHP
14 2 (0.88%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.44%) Perl
15 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.73%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.10%) Degree
4 3 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.88%) ISEB
5 2 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.96%) NIST
2 11 (4.87%) QA
3 4 (1.77%) COBIT
3 4 (1.77%) GDPR
3 4 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.33%) WCAG
5 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.44%) HIPAA
System Software
1 35 (15.49%) Docker
2 32 (14.16%) Active Directory
3 19 (8.41%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.65%) vSphere
6 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 63 (27.88%) Terraform
2 40 (17.70%) Kubernetes
3 13 (5.75%) Ansible
4 11 (4.87%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.98%) Grafana
5 9 (3.98%) Prometheus
6 8 (3.54%) Packer
7 7 (3.10%) Puppet
8 6 (2.65%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.88%) Istio
Vendors
1 62 (27.43%) Microsoft
2 38 (16.81%) Databricks
3 11 (4.87%) Oracle
4 7 (3.10%) Splunk
4 7 (3.10%) VMware
5 6 (2.65%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.21%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.21%) SAP
7 4 (1.77%) Cisco
7 4 (1.77%) Citrix
7 4 (1.77%) Dell
7 4 (1.77%) EMC
7 4 (1.77%) Software AG
8 3 (1.33%) Google
8 3 (1.33%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.33%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.88%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.88%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.88%) MapR
9 2 (0.88%) Talend