The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CMDB in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CMDB over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management Database (CMDB)
Rank 450 466 467
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +1
Contract jobs citing CMDB 147 116 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 0.72% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 69 35
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£400 £400 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £529 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £250
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +70.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 6
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.75 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.89% -43.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.25 £22.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-44.31% -33.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

CMDB
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CMDB within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

CMDB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CMDB
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CMDB within the UK.

CMDB Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CMDB
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CMDB within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

CMDB Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CMDB
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CMDB within the UK.

CMDB Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CMDB
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CMDB within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 137 £400 +1.58% 21
London +1 54 £441 +17.66% 12
South East +13 49 £400 - 1
City of London +16 21 £275 -31.25% 5
Berkshire +12 12 £413 -29.78%
East of England -15 11 £300 +13.20% 1
West Midlands - 11 £338 - 3
Hampshire -16 10 £400 -20.19%
Buckinghamshire - 9 £338 -
Surrey 0 8 £469 +43.12% 1
Staines - 7 £513 -
Birmingham - 6 £325 - 2
North West -6 5 £158 -
Scotland - 5 - - 1
Cheshire +11 4 £165 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £450 -
Glasgow - 4 - - 1
High Wycombe - 4 - -
Essex -6 2 £303 +14.15%
Yorkshire -8 2 £270 -
Colchester - 2 £303 -
Reading +18 1 £451 -23.31%
Hertfordshire -4 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £270 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £270 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £150 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -

CMDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CMDB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CMDB.

1 147 (51.76%) ITIL
2 122 (42.96%) Configuration Management
3 85 (29.93%) Microsoft
4 66 (23.24%) Service Management
5 63 (22.18%) ITSM
5 63 (22.18%) BMC
6 56 (19.72%) Remedy
7 51 (17.96%) Change Management
8 48 (16.90%) Remedy ITSM
9 44 (15.49%) SLA
10 43 (15.14%) Management Information System
11 42 (14.79%) Windows
11 42 (14.79%) Security Cleared
12 40 (14.08%) HP
13 39 (13.73%) Asset Management
14 37 (13.03%) SC Cleared
15 33 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
15 33 (11.62%) Active Directory
16 31 (10.92%) Service Delivery
17 28 (9.86%) Web Services
18 27 (9.51%) Project Management
19 24 (8.45%) Finance
19 24 (8.45%) ITIL Certification
19 24 (8.45%) Incident Management
19 24 (8.45%) Knowledge Management
20 23 (8.10%) ITIL V3
20 23 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
21 22 (7.75%) SQL
21 22 (7.75%) Oracle
21 22 (7.75%) Degree

CMDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CMDB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CMDB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (5.99%) SharePoint
1 17 (5.99%) MS Exchange
1 17 (5.99%) CMS
2 12 (4.23%) IBM Notes
3 9 (3.17%) IIS
4 7 (2.46%) Apache
4 7 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.06%) Site Server
7 2 (0.70%) Confluence
7 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.35%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.35%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (7.39%) MS Office
1 21 (7.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
3 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 48 (16.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.76%) assyst
2 5 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.76%) Remedy AR System
3 3 (1.06%) Maximo
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) SaaS
1 3 (1.06%) Office 365
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.35%) PaaS
3 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.99%) LDAP
2 14 (4.93%) VPN
3 11 (3.87%) Firewall
4 10 (3.52%) SSL
5 6 (2.11%) DNS
6 5 (1.76%) LAN
7 4 (1.41%) MPLS
7 4 (1.41%) SAN
8 3 (1.06%) WAN
9 2 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.70%) VLAN
9 2 (0.70%) Internet
9 2 (0.70%) SNMP
9 2 (0.70%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.70%) VoIP
9 2 (0.70%) DHCP
9 2 (0.70%) FTP
9 2 (0.70%) HTTP
10 1 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.76%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.41%) Star Schema
5 2 (0.70%) Pentaho
5 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.70%) DTS
6 1 (0.35%) MS Access
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.35%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.76%) NUnit
2 5 (1.76%) Selenium
3 2 (0.70%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.70%) JIRA
3 2 (0.70%) MSI
4 1 (0.35%) Log4Net
4 1 (0.35%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.35%) ClearQuest
General
1 24 (8.45%) Finance
2 15 (5.28%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.17%) Banking
3 9 (3.17%) Legal
4 7 (2.46%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.46%) Law
5 5 (1.76%) Electronics
5 5 (1.76%) Marketing
6 4 (1.41%) Military
7 2 (0.70%) Billing
7 2 (0.70%) Publishing
7 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Retail
8 1 (0.35%) Local Government
8 1 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 52 (18.31%) Analyst
2 30 (10.56%) Consultant
2 30 (10.56%) Configuration Manager
3 18 (6.34%) Deskside Support
3 18 (6.34%) Desktop Support
3 18 (6.34%) Developer
4 14 (4.93%) Administrator
4 14 (4.93%) Configuration Analyst
5 12 (4.23%) ServiceNow Developer
5 12 (4.23%) ITSM Consultant
5 12 (4.23%) Technical Consultant
6 11 (3.87%) Support Engineer
6 11 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (3.87%) Business Analyst
6 11 (3.87%) Remedy Consultant
6 11 (3.87%) ServiceNow Consultant
7 10 (3.52%) Configuration Engineer
7 10 (3.52%) Technical Developer
7 10 (3.52%) Architect
7 10 (3.52%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.86%) Web Services
2 17 (5.99%) HTML
3 15 (5.28%) .NET
4 13 (4.58%) XML
5 11 (3.87%) CSS
5 11 (3.87%) SOAP
5 11 (3.87%) Ajax
6 10 (3.52%) COM
7 7 (2.46%) Middleware
8 6 (2.11%) HTML5
8 6 (2.11%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.11%) ADO.NET
9 5 (1.76%) WCF
9 5 (1.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (1.06%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.35%) XML-RPC
12 1 (0.35%) MSMQ
12 1 (0.35%) CGI
12 1 (0.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.14%) Management Information System
2 33 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.11%) iPad
4 5 (1.76%) DTV
4 5 (1.76%) Blackberry
4 5 (1.76%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.41%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.41%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.41%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.41%) Clustering
6 3 (1.06%) AS400
6 3 (1.06%) PKI
6 3 (1.06%) iPhone
6 3 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.70%) User Experience
7 2 (0.70%) IVR
7 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.35%) Replication
8 1 (0.35%) Tandem
8 1 (0.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.79%) Windows
2 18 (6.34%) UNIX
3 17 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (4.58%) Linux
5 12 (4.23%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.41%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.70%) MVS
9 2 (0.70%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.35%) SUSE
10 1 (0.35%) VMS
10 1 (0.35%) AIX
10 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (51.76%) ITIL
2 122 (42.96%) Configuration Management
3 66 (23.24%) Service Management
4 63 (22.18%) ITSM
5 51 (17.96%) Change Management
6 39 (13.73%) Asset Management
7 31 (10.92%) Service Delivery
8 27 (9.51%) Project Management
9 24 (8.45%) Incident Management
9 24 (8.45%) Knowledge Management
10 23 (8.10%) ITIL V3
11 21 (7.39%) Data Modelling
12 19 (6.69%) Problem Management
13 15 (5.28%) Release Management
13 15 (5.28%) Data Protection
14 13 (4.58%) SOA
14 13 (4.58%) E-Commerce
14 13 (4.58%) IT Asset Management
14 13 (4.58%) Software Licensing
15 12 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.75%) SQL
2 21 (7.39%) Perl
3 19 (6.69%) PowerShell
4 16 (5.63%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.87%) C
6 10 (3.52%) VBScript
7 8 (2.82%) C#
7 8 (2.82%) Java
7 8 (2.82%) Python
8 7 (2.46%) PHP
9 3 (1.06%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.70%) VB
11 1 (0.35%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 42 (14.79%) Security Cleared
2 37 (13.03%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.45%) ITIL Certification
4 23 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (7.75%) Degree
6 18 (6.34%) MCSE
7 16 (5.63%) MCITP
7 16 (5.63%) A+ Certification
8 7 (2.46%) CISM
8 7 (2.46%) CISSP
8 7 (2.46%) CRISC
8 7 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.76%) MCSA
10 4 (1.41%) ISEB
10 4 (1.41%) MCP
11 3 (1.06%) MCTS
12 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.70%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.35%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (15.49%) SLA
2 7 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.11%) GPG13
4 5 (1.76%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.76%) QA
5 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.35%) P3O
5 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 33 (11.62%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.46%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.06%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.70%) vCloud
5 2 (0.70%) vSphere
6 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.35%) LXC
6 1 (0.35%) Docker
6 1 (0.35%) UAG
Systems Management
1 22 (7.75%) SCOM
2 17 (5.99%) SCCM
3 13 (4.58%) Tivoli
3 13 (4.58%) HP UCMDB
4 6 (2.11%) SCOrch
5 5 (1.76%) OpenView
6 3 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (1.06%) WSUS
6 3 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.06%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.70%) Hyperic
7 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.70%) SCSM
7 2 (0.70%) Netcool
7 2 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.35%) Control-M
8 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 85 (29.93%) Microsoft
2 63 (22.18%) BMC
3 56 (19.72%) Remedy
4 40 (14.08%) HP
5 22 (7.75%) Oracle
6 19 (6.69%) VMware
6 19 (6.69%) ServiceNow
7 15 (5.28%) Citrix
8 12 (4.23%) Lotus
8 12 (4.23%) IBM
9 10 (3.52%) Cisco
10 9 (3.17%) SAP
10 9 (3.17%) ArcSight
11 5 (1.76%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.41%) Netezza
12 4 (1.41%) Capita
12 4 (1.41%) McAfee
12 4 (1.41%) Symantec
12 4 (1.41%) Dell
12 4 (1.41%) Informatica
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