Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 531 729 831
Rank change year-on-year +198 +102 +84
Contract jobs citing Cosmos DB 322 178 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.17% 0.030%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.56% 0.75% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 125 15
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +11.11% -4.26%
10th Percentile £344 £413 £318
90th Percentile £594 £588 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £494 £400
% change year-on-year -8.86% +23.44% -21.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 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 20,672 23,629 21,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.18% 22.68% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,157 16,489 14,222
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 246 268
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +8.77%
10th Percentile £14.29 £14.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% +5.47% +5.94%

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 20 July 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 20 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 July 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 +153 296 £498 -0.50% 81
London +98 176 £523 +4.50% 38
UK excluding London +112 137 £450 -8.86% 51
South East +41 53 £450 -10.00% 23
Midlands +42 22 £368 -18.33% 9
North of England +51 21 £475 - 5
East of England +23 16 £500 -4.76% 1
West Midlands +21 15 £425 -5.56% 8
Scotland - 15 £425 - 7
Yorkshire - 9 £325 - 1
North East - 8 £553 - 1
South West -17 6 £363 - 5
East Midlands - 6 £360 - 1
North West +13 4 £475 - 3
Wales - 2 £525 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 297 (92.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 218 (67.70%) SQL
3 201 (62.42%) C#
4 174 (54.04%) .NET
5 128 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
6 123 (38.20%) Serverless
7 119 (36.96%) SQL Server
8 118 (36.65%) Microsoft
9 116 (36.02%) Azure SQL Database
10 106 (32.92%) .NET Core
11 98 (30.43%) DevOps
12 90 (27.95%) Azure Functions
13 83 (25.78%) TDD
14 76 (23.60%) Git (software)
15 75 (23.29%) Microservices
16 70 (21.74%) JavaScript
17 69 (21.43%) Data Lake
17 69 (21.43%) NoSQL
18 65 (20.19%) Scrum
19 62 (19.25%) Docker
20 61 (18.94%) Kubernetes
21 55 (17.08%) T-SQL
21 55 (17.08%) AngularJS
21 55 (17.08%) Jenkins
22 53 (16.46%) REST
22 53 (16.46%) Business Intelligence
23 52 (16.15%) PowerShell
23 52 (16.15%) ASP.NET Web API
24 51 (15.84%) Data Warehouse
25 50 (15.53%) Greenfield Project

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 18 (5.59%) Apache Spark
2 17 (5.28%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.04%) Confluence
5 12 (3.73%) CMS
5 12 (3.73%) Umbraco
6 11 (3.42%) Apache
7 6 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.62%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.31%) Kentico
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.24%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.24%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 297 (92.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (38.20%) Serverless
3 90 (27.95%) Azure Functions
4 45 (13.98%) Azure Data Factory
5 37 (11.49%) PaaS
6 34 (10.56%) Power Platform
7 21 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (5.90%) SaaS
9 16 (4.97%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 13 (4.04%) Data Lake Analytics
10 13 (4.04%) npm
11 12 (3.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 10 (3.11%) IaaS
13 9 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (2.48%) GitHub
14 8 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (1.86%) Azure Machine Learning
15 6 (1.86%) iPaaS
16 5 (1.55%) Lucidchart
17 4 (1.24%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.35%) HTTP
2 13 (4.04%) FTP
2 13 (4.04%) VPN
3 3 (0.93%) Skype
4 2 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (36.96%) SQL Server
2 116 (36.02%) Azure SQL Database
3 69 (21.43%) Data Lake
3 69 (21.43%) NoSQL
4 51 (15.84%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (14.60%) MongoDB
6 44 (13.66%) Redis
7 31 (9.63%) Power BI
8 30 (9.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (9.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 28 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (7.76%) Big Data
12 22 (6.83%) MySQL
13 21 (6.52%) Hadoop
14 17 (5.28%) Relational Database
15 15 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 9 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
19 8 (2.48%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 76 (23.60%) Git (software)
2 55 (17.08%) Jenkins
3 48 (14.91%) Visual Studio Team System
4 30 (9.32%) JIRA
5 29 (9.01%) TeamCity
6 25 (7.76%) Visual Studio
7 21 (6.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 21 (6.52%) Selenium
8 19 (5.90%) NUnit
8 19 (5.90%) SpecFlow
9 17 (5.28%) tSQLt
10 16 (4.97%) MSTest
11 10 (3.11%) Cucumber
12 9 (2.80%) SonarQube
12 9 (2.80%) Visual Studio Code
13 7 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (1.86%) git-flow
14 6 (1.86%) JMeter
14 6 (1.86%) Maven
14 6 (1.86%) Subversion
General
1 35 (10.87%) Finance
2 20 (6.21%) Banking
3 18 (5.59%) Retail
4 8 (2.48%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.55%) Games
5 5 (1.55%) Law
6 3 (0.93%) Back Office
6 3 (0.93%) Legal
7 2 (0.62%) Publishing
8 1 (0.31%) Electronics
8 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 133 (41.30%) Developer
2 61 (18.94%) .NET Developer
3 42 (13.04%) Azure Developer
4 32 (9.94%) Azure Engineer
5 30 (9.32%) C# Developer
6 25 (7.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 22 (6.83%) Data Engineer
7 22 (6.83%) Software Engineer
8 21 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (6.52%) Full Stack Developer
9 19 (5.90%) SQL Developer
10 18 (5.59%) Architect
11 16 (4.97%) Azure DevOps
12 15 (4.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 13 (4.04%) Technical Leader
14 11 (3.42%) Azure Architect
15 10 (3.11%) Analyst
15 10 (3.11%) Consultant
15 10 (3.11%) Senior Developer
15 10 (3.11%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (54.04%) .NET
2 106 (32.92%) .NET Core
3 55 (17.08%) AngularJS
4 53 (16.46%) REST
5 52 (16.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 37 (11.49%) .NET Framework
7 36 (11.18%) RESTful
8 34 (10.56%) React
9 30 (9.32%) ASP.NET
10 26 (8.07%) CSS
10 26 (8.07%) Entity Framework
11 25 (7.76%) JSON
12 24 (7.45%) jQuery
13 19 (5.90%) Node.js
14 17 (5.28%) HTML
14 17 (5.28%) Web Services
14 17 (5.28%) XML
15 16 (4.97%) Sass
15 16 (4.97%) Velocity
16 12 (3.73%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.53%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.48%) Cloud Native
5 7 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.24%) Online Banking
8 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) User Experience
9 2 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.62%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.62%) Wiki
10 1 (0.31%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.86%) Windows
2 4 (1.24%) VMS
3 2 (0.62%) Android
3 2 (0.62%) Linux
4 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (30.43%) DevOps
3 83 (25.78%) TDD
4 75 (23.29%) Microservices
5 65 (20.19%) Scrum
6 53 (16.46%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (14.60%) Analytics
8 46 (14.29%) MVC
9 43 (13.35%) BDD
10 36 (11.18%) Test Automation
11 32 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (9.94%) Software Engineering
12 31 (9.63%) B2C
13 30 (9.32%) Fintech
14 27 (8.39%) ETL
14 27 (8.39%) Unit Testing
15 26 (8.07%) Data Modelling
16 24 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
18 22 (6.83%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 218 (67.70%) SQL
2 201 (62.42%) C#
3 70 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 55 (17.08%) T-SQL
5 52 (16.15%) PowerShell
6 29 (9.01%) Python
7 27 (8.39%) Java
8 16 (4.97%) U-SQL
9 11 (3.42%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.86%) Ruby
11 4 (1.24%) ANSI SQL
11 4 (1.24%) Java 9
12 3 (0.93%) PHP
13 2 (0.62%) ES6
13 2 (0.62%) R
13 2 (0.62%) Scala
14 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.31%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (6.83%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.90%) Degree
3 17 (5.28%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.55%) ISEB
5 5 (1.55%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.24%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.62%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.42%) QA
2 10 (3.11%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.93%) GDPR
4 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 62 (19.25%) Docker
2 24 (7.45%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.62%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 61 (18.94%) Kubernetes
2 21 (6.52%) Terraform
3 9 (2.80%) Ansible
4 4 (1.24%) logstash
4 4 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.24%) Puppet
5 2 (0.62%) Grafana
6 1 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.31%) Kibana
6 1 (0.31%) MIIS
6 1 (0.31%) Oozie
Vendors
1 118 (36.65%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.07%) Databricks
3 18 (5.59%) Oracle
4 11 (3.42%) Xamarin
5 7 (2.17%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.17%) Google
6 6 (1.86%) SAP
7 4 (1.24%) Alteryx
7 4 (1.24%) New Relic
7 4 (1.24%) StreamSets
8 3 (0.93%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco
10 1 (0.31%) Anaplan
10 1 (0.31%) Dell
10 1 (0.31%) EMC
10 1 (0.31%) NetApp
10 1 (0.31%) Nintex
10 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.31%) VMware