Period
to 21 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CMDB in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CMDB over the 6 months to 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Configuration Management Database (CMDB)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 611 593 525
Rank change year-on-year -18 -68 +45
Contract jobs citing CMDB 281 305 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 0.86% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 184 300
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £150 £259 £253
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 14
UK median hourly rate £22.19 £51.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.70% +28.13% +89.17%
10th Percentile £11.60 £42.50 £19.58
90th Percentile £54.50 £56.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -72.63% +26.67% +137.79%

CMDB is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35,464 35,528 35,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.08% 34.44% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,376 23,503 23,333
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,082 1,080 1,232
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.17 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.14% +0.83% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.67
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.28 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +8.24%

CMDB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CMDB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CMDB in the UK

CMDB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CMDB in the UK

CMDB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMDB over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CMDB in the UK

CMDB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CMDB in the UK

CMDB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMDB over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CMDB in the UK

CMDB
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 CMDB within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2018. 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 -19 253 £425 - 33
UK excluding London -49 166 £400 -4.76% 26
London +34 107 £438 -2.78% 9
South East -66 59 £450 +7.14% 5
North of England 0 37 £375 +7.14% 11
Yorkshire +7 21 £350 +133.33% 10
South West +2 20 £400 +25.00% 2
East of England +5 17 £325 -31.58% 3
Scotland -9 14 £350 -6.67% 2
Midlands -21 12 £281 -40.79% 3
North West -31 11 £375 +7.14%
Wales -23 7 £415 +38.33%
East Midlands +12 6 £425 -5.56%
West Midlands -33 6 £138 -71.20% 3
North East -3 5 £575 +43.75% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CMDB 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 CMDB.

1 133 (47.33%) Configuration Management
2 119 (42.35%) ITIL
3 99 (35.23%) Service Management
4 86 (30.60%) ServiceNow
5 73 (25.98%) ITSM
6 63 (22.42%) Asset Management
7 56 (19.93%) Finance
8 55 (19.57%) Windows
9 41 (14.59%) Change Management
10 38 (13.52%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (12.81%) Security Cleared
12 34 (12.10%) Microsoft
13 31 (11.03%) JavaScript
14 28 (9.96%) HTML
15 27 (9.61%) REST
15 27 (9.61%) Incident Management
16 26 (9.25%) SC Cleared
16 26 (9.25%) XML
17 25 (8.90%) CSS
17 25 (8.90%) Remedy
17 25 (8.90%) Migration
17 25 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
18 24 (8.54%) Web Services
18 24 (8.54%) ITIL V3
19 23 (8.19%) Active Directory
19 23 (8.19%) ITIL Certification
19 23 (8.19%) CMS
19 23 (8.19%) Management Information System
19 23 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
20 22 (7.83%) Windows 10

CMDB
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 23 (8.19%) CMS
2 6 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.42%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.07%) IBM Domino
4 3 (1.07%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.07%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.71%) Apache
5 2 (0.71%) nginx
5 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.36%) Site Server
6 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (6.41%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (4.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.71%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.36%) assyst
3 1 (0.36%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.14%) IaaS
3 6 (2.14%) Office 365
3 6 (2.14%) SaaS
4 5 (1.78%) PaaS
5 2 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.27%) LAN
1 12 (4.27%) WAN
2 9 (3.20%) DNS
3 8 (2.85%) DHCP
4 6 (2.14%) Wireless
5 5 (1.78%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.42%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.42%) NAS
6 4 (1.42%) SAN
6 4 (1.42%) SNMP
7 3 (1.07%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.07%) Ethereal
7 3 (1.07%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.07%) Firewall
7 3 (1.07%) SMS
7 3 (1.07%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.71%) ICMP
8 2 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.71%) SSL
8 2 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.07%) MySQL
3 2 (0.71%) MS Access
3 2 (0.71%) Pentaho
3 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.36%) Power BI
4 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.49%) JIRA
2 3 (1.07%) AdminStudio
2 3 (1.07%) MSI
3 2 (0.71%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.71%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.36%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (19.93%) Finance
2 16 (5.69%) Banking
3 15 (5.34%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.78%) Retail
5 3 (1.07%) Advertising
5 3 (1.07%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.07%) Legal
5 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.71%) Billing
6 2 (0.71%) Electronics
6 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.71%) Marketing
6 2 (0.71%) Publishing
7 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) International Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (27.40%) Analyst
2 39 (13.88%) Developer
3 30 (10.68%) ServiceNow Developer
4 28 (9.96%) Configuration Analyst
5 23 (8.19%) Consultant
6 22 (7.83%) Architect
7 16 (5.69%) Business Analyst
7 16 (5.69%) Service Analyst
8 14 (4.98%) Configuration Manager
9 13 (4.63%) ServiceNow Consultant
10 12 (4.27%) Configuration Management Analyst
11 11 (3.91%) Service Manager
11 11 (3.91%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (3.56%) IT Engineer
13 9 (3.20%) Administrator
13 9 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (2.85%) Network Engineer
15 7 (2.49%) Process Analyst
15 7 (2.49%) Senior Manager
15 7 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.96%) HTML
2 27 (9.61%) REST
3 26 (9.25%) XML
4 25 (8.90%) CSS
5 24 (8.54%) Web Services
6 21 (7.47%) SOAP
7 15 (5.34%) Ajax
7 15 (5.34%) XHTML
8 7 (2.49%) LDAP
9 5 (1.78%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.42%) JSON
11 3 (1.07%) JDBC
11 3 (1.07%) ODBC
11 3 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.71%) SailPoint
12 2 (0.71%) SAML
12 2 (0.71%) Spring
12 2 (0.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 1 (0.36%) Middleware
13 1 (0.36%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.19%) Management Information System
2 19 (6.76%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.85%) Taxonomies
6 4 (1.42%) Clustering
7 3 (1.07%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.07%) FMCG
7 3 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.07%) PMI
7 3 (1.07%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.07%) User Experience
8 2 (0.71%) iPhone
8 2 (0.71%) NHS
8 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) TM Forum
9 1 (0.36%) Handset
9 1 (0.36%) iPad
9 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.57%) Windows
2 22 (7.83%) Windows 10
3 19 (6.76%) Linux
4 12 (4.27%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.85%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.49%) Unix
7 5 (1.78%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (1.42%) Android
9 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.07%) CatOS
9 3 (1.07%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.07%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.71%) AIX
10 2 (0.71%) CentOS
10 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.71%) zOS
11 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (47.33%) Configuration Management
2 119 (42.35%) ITIL
3 99 (35.23%) Service Management
4 73 (25.98%) ITSM
5 63 (22.42%) Asset Management
6 41 (14.59%) Change Management
7 38 (13.52%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (9.61%) Incident Management
9 25 (8.90%) Migration
9 25 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (8.54%) ITIL V3
11 23 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (7.47%) Problem Management
13 18 (6.41%) SDLC
14 17 (6.05%) Analytics
14 17 (6.05%) Decision-Making
15 16 (5.69%) Service Delivery
15 16 (5.69%) Workflow
16 14 (4.98%) Data Modelling
17 13 (4.63%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.03%) JavaScript
2 13 (4.63%) SQL
3 8 (2.85%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.78%) C
5 4 (1.42%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.07%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.71%) Groovy
7 2 (0.71%) Java
7 2 (0.71%) PHP
7 2 (0.71%) Python
7 2 (0.71%) Ruby
7 2 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (12.81%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.25%) SC Cleared
3 23 (8.19%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.85%) CCNA
6 6 (2.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.78%) CCNP
7 5 (1.78%) Degree
7 5 (1.78%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.42%) CCENT
8 4 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.07%) CAPM
9 3 (1.07%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.07%) PMP
10 2 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.71%) MCP
11 1 (0.36%) CCIE
11 1 (0.36%) MCSA
11 1 (0.36%) MCSE
11 1 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.05%) SLA
2 11 (3.91%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.49%) COBIT
3 7 (2.49%) PMO
3 7 (2.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.78%) QA
5 3 (1.07%) Def Stans
5 3 (1.07%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.36%) GDPR
7 1 (0.36%) HL7
System Software
1 23 (8.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.78%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.07%) XenApp
6 2 (0.71%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.71%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.36%) Firmware
7 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (5.69%) SCCM
2 8 (2.85%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.42%) OpenView
4 3 (1.07%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.07%) Netcool
4 3 (1.07%) ThinApp
5 2 (0.71%) Ansible
5 2 (0.71%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.71%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.71%) Packer
5 2 (0.71%) Puppet
5 2 (0.71%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.71%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.71%) Terraform
6 1 (0.36%) Kibana
6 1 (0.36%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 86 (30.60%) ServiceNow
2 34 (12.10%) Microsoft
3 25 (8.90%) Remedy
4 16 (5.69%) BMC
5 15 (5.34%) Cisco
6 13 (4.63%) VMware
7 9 (3.20%) Citrix
8 7 (2.49%) IBM
8 7 (2.49%) Oracle
9 6 (2.14%) Snow
10 5 (1.78%) Apple
10 5 (1.78%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.78%) SAP
11 4 (1.42%) CA
11 4 (1.42%) McAfee
12 3 (1.07%) HP
12 3 (1.07%) Lotus
12 3 (1.07%) Symantec
13 2 (0.71%) Adobe
13 2 (0.71%) Arista