Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 392 550 708
Rank change year-on-year +158 +158 +127
Contract jobs citing Cosmos DB 146 275 193
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.97% 1.48% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 218 145
Median daily rate £460 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.16% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £425
90th Percentile £590 £614 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £450 £500
% change year-on-year -3.33% -10.00% +66.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 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 7,430 18,536 23,621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.64% 21.84% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,729 12,605 16,476
Median daily rate £480 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £312 £320 £313
90th Percentile £663 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.26% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 267 236
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £28.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +8.18% -4.48%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.49 £12.35
90th Percentile £53.75 £60.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year - -6.98% -2.27%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +164 121 £475 - 37
London +132 76 £500 -2.44% 14
UK excluding London +189 45 £435 -3.33% 25
Work from Home -92 40 £443 +31.11% 9
North of England +126 16 £400 +23.08% 5
Midlands +75 12 £475 +31.94% 4
East Midlands +52 9 £500 +39.86% 3
Yorkshire +82 8 £450 +50.00% 1
South East +118 7 £460 +1.10% 11
East of England +90 6 £345 -13.75% 2
North East +40 6 £400 -18.78%
South West +97 3 £450 +38.46% 1
West Midlands +52 3 £450 - 1
North West +88 2 £400 +23.08% 4
Scotland +78 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 138 (94.52%) Azure
2 85 (58.22%) SQL
3 72 (49.32%) DevOps
4 66 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (41.78%) Microsoft
6 57 (39.04%) Azure SQL Database
7 54 (36.99%) C#
8 52 (35.62%) .NET
9 47 (32.19%) PaaS
10 39 (26.71%) JavaScript
11 38 (26.03%) Microservices
12 36 (24.66%) Kubernetes
13 35 (23.97%) Terraform
13 35 (23.97%) Data Lake
13 35 (23.97%) Python
13 35 (23.97%) Serverless
14 33 (22.60%) AWS
14 33 (22.60%) SQL Server
14 33 (22.60%) Active Directory
14 33 (22.60%) Git (software)
15 32 (21.92%) PowerShell
15 32 (21.92%) Docker
16 31 (21.23%) Windows
16 31 (21.23%) Azure Functions
17 30 (20.55%) Business Intelligence
18 29 (19.86%) TDD
19 28 (19.18%) Databricks
19 28 (19.18%) Azure Data Factory
20 27 (18.49%) MongoDB
21 25 (17.12%) .NET Core

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 7 (4.79%) Apache Spark
1 7 (4.79%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.11%) Confluence
2 6 (4.11%) JBoss
2 6 (4.11%) NetWeaver
2 6 (4.11%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.42%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (3.42%) Mule
4 4 (2.74%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.05%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.37%) Apache
6 2 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.68%) Luigi
7 1 (0.68%) nginx
7 1 (0.68%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.68%) SAS
7 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 138 (94.52%) Azure
2 47 (32.19%) PaaS
3 35 (23.97%) Serverless
4 33 (22.60%) AWS
5 31 (21.23%) Azure Functions
6 28 (19.18%) Azure Data Factory
7 25 (17.12%) Logic Apps
8 21 (14.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (14.38%) Power Platform
9 16 (10.96%) Office 365
10 12 (8.22%) GitHub
10 12 (8.22%) IaaS
11 10 (6.85%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (6.85%) Amazon S3
11 10 (6.85%) SaaS
12 9 (6.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 9 (6.16%) GCP
13 8 (5.48%) npm
14 5 (3.42%) Slack
15 4 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.01%) DNS
1 19 (13.01%) Firewall
2 12 (8.22%) DHCP
3 9 (6.16%) Skype
3 9 (6.16%) VPN
4 8 (5.48%) MPLS
4 8 (5.48%) WAN
4 8 (5.48%) Wireless
5 6 (4.11%) PBX
5 6 (4.11%) VoIP
6 4 (2.74%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (2.74%) SNMP
6 4 (2.74%) SSL
6 4 (2.74%) VLAN
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.68%) HTTP
7 1 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (39.04%) Azure SQL Database
2 35 (23.97%) Data Lake
3 33 (22.60%) SQL Server
4 27 (18.49%) MongoDB
5 23 (15.75%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (14.38%) NoSQL
7 18 (12.33%) Power BI
8 13 (8.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 11 (7.53%) SAP HANA
10 10 (6.85%) MySQL
10 10 (6.85%) Redis
10 10 (6.85%) Relational Database
11 8 (5.48%) RDBMS
12 7 (4.79%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (4.79%) Big Data
12 7 (4.79%) DB2
13 6 (4.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (4.11%) Hadoop
13 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (22.60%) Git (software)
2 24 (16.44%) Jenkins
2 24 (16.44%) JIRA
2 24 (16.44%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (8.90%) Jasmine
3 13 (8.90%) Karma Test Runner
4 11 (7.53%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (5.48%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (5.48%) TeamCity
6 7 (4.79%) ReSharper
6 7 (4.79%) Selenium
7 6 (4.11%) Maven
7 6 (4.11%) Mocha
8 5 (3.42%) gulp
9 4 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.74%) GitLab
9 4 (2.74%) Grunt
9 4 (2.74%) Mockito
9 4 (2.74%) NUnit
9 4 (2.74%) webpack
General
1 20 (13.70%) Finance
2 10 (6.85%) Public Sector
3 8 (5.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (5.48%) Retail
4 6 (4.11%) Law
5 4 (2.74%) Retail Finance
6 3 (2.05%) Banking
6 3 (2.05%) Legal
7 2 (1.37%) Police
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) German Language
8 1 (0.68%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (36.99%) Developer
2 34 (23.29%) Azure Engineer
3 31 (21.23%) Architect
4 26 (17.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 23 (15.75%) Azure Developer
6 19 (13.01%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 16 (10.96%) .NET Developer
8 15 (10.27%) Azure Architect
9 13 (8.90%) Azure DevOps
10 12 (8.22%) Data Architect
11 10 (6.85%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (6.85%) React Developer
12 9 (6.16%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (5.48%) Data Engineer
13 8 (5.48%) Full Stack Developer
13 8 (5.48%) Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (5.48%) Technical Architect
14 7 (4.79%) C# Developer
14 7 (4.79%) Senior Developer
15 6 (4.11%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (35.62%) .NET
2 25 (17.12%) .NET Core
3 22 (15.07%) REST
4 21 (14.38%) Node.js
5 19 (13.01%) CSS
6 18 (12.33%) HTML
7 17 (11.64%) Jest
7 17 (11.64%) Redux
8 16 (10.96%) React
9 15 (10.27%) .NET Framework
10 14 (9.59%) JSON
11 12 (8.22%) AngularJS
12 11 (7.53%) React Native
12 11 (7.53%) RESTful
13 10 (6.85%) Kafka
14 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET
14 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (6.16%) Middleware
15 8 (5.48%) Enzyme
15 8 (5.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.22%) User Experience
2 11 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.85%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (6.85%) Public Cloud
4 8 (5.48%) Cloud Native
5 7 (4.79%) Enterprise Cloud
6 6 (4.11%) PKI
7 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.74%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.74%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.74%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.05%) Replication
10 2 (1.37%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.37%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.68%) FMCG
11 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.68%) Social Media
11 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.23%) Windows
2 20 (13.70%) Linux
3 16 (10.96%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.16%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.79%) Android
6 7 (4.79%) Unix
6 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (2.74%) CentOS
7 4 (2.74%) Debian
7 4 (2.74%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.74%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.05%) AIX
8 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (1.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (49.32%) DevOps
2 66 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (26.03%) Microservices
4 30 (20.55%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (19.86%) TDD
6 21 (14.38%) Infrastructure as Code
6 21 (14.38%) Test Automation
7 20 (13.70%) Scrum
8 19 (13.01%) Data Modelling
8 19 (13.01%) Migration
9 18 (12.33%) OO
10 16 (10.96%) Analytics
11 15 (10.27%) OOP
11 15 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (8.90%) Data Integration
13 12 (8.22%) Information Security
13 12 (8.22%) Mentoring
13 12 (8.22%) Performance Testing
14 11 (7.53%) ITIL
14 11 (7.53%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 85 (58.22%) SQL
2 54 (36.99%) C#
3 39 (26.71%) JavaScript
4 35 (23.97%) Python
5 32 (21.92%) PowerShell
6 25 (17.12%) Java
7 17 (11.64%) T-SQL
8 12 (8.22%) ES6
9 11 (7.53%) Bash Shell
10 8 (5.48%) Go
11 6 (4.11%) PHP
11 6 (4.11%) TypeScript
12 4 (2.74%) Groovy
12 4 (2.74%) Perl
12 4 (2.74%) R
12 4 (2.74%) Scala
13 3 (2.05%) C++
14 2 (1.37%) C
14 2 (1.37%) Gremlin
14 2 (1.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.85%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.16%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.05%) Degree
3 3 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) QA
2 6 (4.11%) COBIT
2 6 (4.11%) GDPR
2 6 (4.11%) NIST
2 6 (4.11%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.05%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (22.60%) Active Directory
2 32 (21.92%) Docker
3 7 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (24.66%) Kubernetes
2 35 (23.97%) Terraform
3 10 (6.85%) Ansible
4 8 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.48%) Puppet
5 5 (3.42%) Grafana
5 5 (3.42%) Packer
5 5 (3.42%) Prometheus
6 4 (2.74%) ZABBIX
7 3 (2.05%) Istio
7 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.37%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.68%) MIIS
Vendors
1 61 (41.78%) Microsoft
2 28 (19.18%) Databricks
3 11 (7.53%) Oracle
3 11 (7.53%) SAP
3 11 (7.53%) Splunk
4 9 (6.16%) Cisco
5 7 (4.79%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.11%) Citrix
7 5 (3.42%) AppDynamics
7 5 (3.42%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.42%) MuleSoft
7 5 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.42%) VMware
8 4 (2.74%) Blue Coat
8 4 (2.74%) Cloudera
8 4 (2.74%) Dell
8 4 (2.74%) EMC
8 4 (2.74%) F5
9 3 (2.05%) HP
9 3 (2.05%) Software AG