Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 531 618 586
Rank change year-on-year +87 -32 -43
Contract jobs citing CMDB 288 288 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.09% 0.86% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 176 192
UK median daily rate £485 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.12% +1.19% -6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £144 £222
90th Percentile £625 £588 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £414 £413
% change year-on-year +14.80% +0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 8
UK median hourly rate £33.88 £22.19 £51.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.66% -56.70% +36.67%
10th Percentile £17.11 £11.60 £42.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £54.50 £56.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +169.23% -72.63% +26.67%

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 26,370 33,552 33,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.22% 32.34% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,742 21,895 22,229
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,056 1,050 1,018
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.14% +1.23% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.34 £19.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +16.03% -1.28% -4.88%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CMDB in the UK

CMDB
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 CMDB within the UK over the 6 months to 13 November 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 +84 249 £500 +17.65% 34
UK excluding London +109 223 £475 +14.80% 31
London +53 65 £500 +14.29% 6
South East +32 65 £531 +17.89% 16
North of England +49 54 £400 -5.88% 2
North West +28 34 £400 +8.47% 1
Scotland +41 32 £450 +28.57% 3
South West +9 26 £500 +29.03% 3
East of England +29 21 £475 +40.74% 2
Midlands +47 19 £500 +316.67% 5
Yorkshire +23 19 £475 +11.76% 1
West Midlands +43 14 £500 +263.64% 2
East Midlands +21 5 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 5 £463 -
Wales +21 1 £500 +20.48%
North East +14 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 118 (40.97%) Configuration Management
2 109 (37.85%) ITIL
3 93 (32.29%) ServiceNow
4 79 (27.43%) Service Management
5 76 (26.39%) ITSM
6 58 (20.14%) Remedy
7 52 (18.06%) BMC
8 50 (17.36%) Security Cleared
9 46 (15.97%) Windows
10 41 (14.24%) Remedy ITSM
11 40 (13.89%) Finance
12 36 (12.50%) Asset Management
13 35 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (12.15%) SC Cleared
14 33 (11.46%) Microsoft
15 32 (11.11%) Linux
15 32 (11.11%) Change Management
16 31 (10.76%) Cisco
16 31 (10.76%) Data Modelling
17 29 (10.07%) Microsoft Office
18 28 (9.72%) Workflow
19 25 (8.68%) Migration
19 25 (8.68%) Incident Management
20 24 (8.33%) Firewall
21 23 (7.99%) SCCM
21 23 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
21 23 (7.99%) Data Centre
22 22 (7.64%) SQL
23 21 (7.29%) JavaScript
23 21 (7.29%) Web Services

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 7 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.08%) Confluence
3 3 (1.04%) Apache
3 3 (1.04%) IIS
4 2 (0.69%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.69%) nginx
5 1 (0.35%) CMS
5 1 (0.35%) JBoss
5 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.35%) Site Server
5 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (10.07%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (4.86%) MS Visio
4 9 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.43%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (14.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.08%) SAP HR
3 5 (1.74%) Remedy AR System
3 5 (1.74%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (1.04%) Maximo
5 2 (0.69%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.29%) Azure
2 10 (3.47%) AWS
3 8 (2.78%) SaaS
4 6 (2.08%) IaaS
5 5 (1.74%) Office 365
6 4 (1.39%) PaaS
7 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) Datadog
8 1 (0.35%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.33%) Firewall
2 16 (5.56%) DNS
3 14 (4.86%) WAN
4 13 (4.51%) LAN
4 13 (4.51%) VPN
5 9 (3.13%) DHCP
6 7 (2.43%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (2.43%) MPLS
7 4 (1.39%) Intranet
7 4 (1.39%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.04%) SSH
9 2 (0.69%) DKIM
9 2 (0.69%) Skype
9 2 (0.69%) VoIP
9 2 (0.69%) Wireless
10 1 (0.35%) BGP
10 1 (0.35%) DMZ
10 1 (0.35%) OSPF
10 1 (0.35%) SAN
10 1 (0.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.51%) MySQL
2 8 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (1.74%) Pentaho
3 5 (1.74%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.35%) Big Data
4 1 (0.35%) DB2
4 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.35%) Power BI
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.43%) JIRA
2 3 (1.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.35%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (13.89%) Finance
2 19 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.78%) Billing
5 5 (1.74%) Banking
5 5 (1.74%) Retail
6 4 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.04%) Back Office
8 2 (0.69%) Electronics
8 2 (0.69%) Legal
8 2 (0.69%) Marketing
8 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.35%) Games
9 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (13.89%) Consultant
2 31 (10.76%) Analyst
2 31 (10.76%) Developer
3 26 (9.03%) Architect
4 21 (7.29%) ServiceNow Developer
5 17 (5.90%) Configuration Manager
6 15 (5.21%) Network Engineer
6 15 (5.21%) Project Manager
7 11 (3.82%) Service Manager
8 10 (3.47%) Applications Specialist
8 10 (3.47%) Management Consultant
8 10 (3.47%) Remedy Consultant
9 7 (2.43%) Business Analyst
9 7 (2.43%) Data Engineer
10 6 (2.08%) Cloud Consultant
10 6 (2.08%) Configuration Management Consultant
10 6 (2.08%) HR Specialist
10 6 (2.08%) IT Support
10 6 (2.08%) SAP HR Specialist
10 6 (2.08%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.29%) Web Services
2 14 (4.86%) HTML
2 14 (4.86%) XML
3 13 (4.51%) Ajax
3 13 (4.51%) CSS
4 12 (4.17%) AngularJS
4 12 (4.17%) JSON
4 12 (4.17%) XHTML
5 7 (2.43%) REST
5 7 (2.43%) SOAP
6 6 (2.08%) LDAP
7 4 (1.39%) Middleware
8 2 (0.69%) .NET
8 2 (0.69%) LAMP
8 2 (0.69%) RESTful
9 1 (0.35%) Django
9 1 (0.35%) Flask
9 1 (0.35%) jQuery
9 1 (0.35%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.35%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (7.99%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.17%) User Experience
4 11 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.78%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.39%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.39%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.39%) Wiki
8 2 (0.69%) CCTV
8 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.69%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.35%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.35%) Clustering
9 1 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.35%) Life Science
9 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 46 (15.97%) Windows
2 32 (11.11%) Linux
3 11 (3.82%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.74%) Unix
5 5 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.39%) VMS
7 3 (1.04%) CentOS
8 2 (0.69%) HPUX
8 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.35%) Debian
9 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (40.97%) Configuration Management
2 109 (37.85%) ITIL
3 79 (27.43%) Service Management
4 76 (26.39%) ITSM
5 36 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 35 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (11.11%) Change Management
8 31 (10.76%) Data Modelling
9 28 (9.72%) Workflow
10 25 (8.68%) Incident Management
10 25 (8.68%) Migration
11 21 (7.29%) Project Management
12 19 (6.60%) ITIL V3
13 17 (5.90%) Problem Management
13 17 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (5.21%) Performance Management
14 15 (5.21%) Service Delivery
15 14 (4.86%) Coaching
15 14 (4.86%) ETL
16 12 (4.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.64%) SQL
2 21 (7.29%) JavaScript
3 8 (2.78%) Python
4 7 (2.43%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.08%) C
6 4 (1.39%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.39%) Perl
6 4 (1.39%) Ruby
7 3 (1.04%) ABAP
7 3 (1.04%) Java
8 2 (0.69%) PHP
9 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (17.36%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.15%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.21%) Degree
4 14 (4.86%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (3.82%) CCNA
7 8 (2.78%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (2.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (2.08%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.39%) CCENT
10 4 (1.39%) CCNP
11 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.04%) PMP
12 2 (0.69%) CISSP
12 2 (0.69%) MCP
12 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.35%) CISM
13 1 (0.35%) HNC
13 1 (0.35%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.86%) SLA
2 9 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.69%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.69%) QA
5 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.35%) GDPR
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.74%) vCloud
4 3 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.69%) vSphere
6 1 (0.35%) Docker
6 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.35%) XenApp
6 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (7.99%) SCCM
2 11 (3.82%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (1.74%) Terraform
3 5 (1.74%) vRealize
3 5 (1.74%) WSUS
4 4 (1.39%) Ansible
4 4 (1.39%) SCOM
5 3 (1.04%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.04%) Icinga
5 3 (1.04%) Puppet
5 3 (1.04%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.69%) CASB
6 2 (0.69%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.69%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.35%) Avamar
7 1 (0.35%) Control-M
7 1 (0.35%) MaaS360
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 93 (32.29%) ServiceNow
2 58 (20.14%) Remedy
3 52 (18.06%) BMC
4 33 (11.46%) Microsoft
5 31 (10.76%) Cisco
6 21 (7.29%) VMware
7 13 (4.51%) SAP
8 11 (3.82%) Oracle
9 10 (3.47%) Splunk
10 9 (3.13%) Dell
10 9 (3.13%) Snow
10 9 (3.13%) SolarWinds
11 8 (2.78%) ComArch
11 8 (2.78%) EMC
11 8 (2.78%) TIBCO
12 7 (2.43%) Juniper
13 6 (2.08%) NetApp
13 6 (2.08%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.74%) IBM
15 4 (1.39%) McAfee