Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 617 564 533
Rank change year-on-year -53 -31 -12
Contract jobs citing CMDB 280 310 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 0.92% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 178 293
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £138 £238 £214
90th Percentile £559 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £391 £400
% change year-on-year +8.63% -2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 13
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £51.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.78% +89.81% +71.21%
10th Percentile £12.20 £43.00 £17.80
90th Percentile £51.50 £55.75 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £51.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year -70.73% +89.81% +71.21%

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 35,060 33,753 36,959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.12% 34.16% 34.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,892 22,064 24,167
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.28%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,077 1,048 1,252
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +1.33% +12.03%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.41
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.83 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.83
% change year-on-year - -3.98% +19.03%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -51 261 £438 +4.17% 36
UK excluding London -11 184 £425 +8.63% 28
London -41 91 £450 -5.26% 9
South East -43 72 £445 +16.72% 8
North of England -18 30 £375 -6.25% 4
East of England +16 25 £400 -15.79% 1
South West +10 24 £400 - 5
Midlands -14 21 £273 -41.08% 9
Yorkshire -5 13 £425 +55.96% 1
North West -25 12 £263 -32.69% 2
East Midlands +20 11 £120 -73.33% 4
Scotland -19 10 £300 -20.00%
West Midlands -31 10 £450 -5.26% 5
North East -5 5 £525 +31.25% 1
Wales -18 4 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 141 (50.36%) ITIL
2 125 (44.64%) Configuration Management
3 100 (35.71%) ServiceNow
4 84 (30.00%) Service Management
5 78 (27.86%) ITSM
6 60 (21.43%) Change Management
7 50 (17.86%) Windows
8 48 (17.14%) Finance
9 45 (16.07%) Asset Management
10 40 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 39 (13.93%) Security Cleared
12 37 (13.21%) Incident Management
12 37 (13.21%) JavaScript
12 37 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (12.14%) Management Information System
13 34 (12.14%) HTML
14 33 (11.79%) ITIL V3
14 33 (11.79%) Remedy
15 31 (11.07%) XML
16 30 (10.71%) REST
17 29 (10.36%) Active Directory
17 29 (10.36%) ITIL Certification
18 28 (10.00%) Web Services
18 28 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 28 (10.00%) SC Cleared
19 27 (9.64%) Problem Management
20 26 (9.29%) CSS
21 25 (8.93%) Banking
22 21 (7.50%) SDLC
23 20 (7.14%) 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 18 (6.43%) CMS
2 9 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.14%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.43%) Apache
5 3 (1.07%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.07%) IBM Domino
5 3 (1.07%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.07%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.36%) nginx
7 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.36%) Site Server
Applications
1 15 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (5.36%) MS Visio
2 13 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.71%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.36%) assyst
3 1 (0.36%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.21%) Office 365
3 8 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.79%) IaaS
5 4 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (1.07%) SaaS
7 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.43%) LAN
2 17 (6.07%) WAN
3 14 (5.00%) DNS
4 8 (2.86%) DHCP
4 8 (2.86%) Firewall
5 7 (2.50%) MPLS
5 7 (2.50%) VPN
6 6 (2.14%) Wireless
7 5 (1.79%) SNMP
7 5 (1.79%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.43%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.43%) NAS
8 4 (1.43%) SAN
8 4 (1.43%) VLAN
9 3 (1.07%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.07%) Ethereal
9 3 (1.07%) SMS
9 3 (1.07%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.71%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.43%) MySQL
1 4 (1.43%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.07%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.71%) Pentaho
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (3.93%) JIRA
2 2 (0.71%) GDB
2 2 (0.71%) Jenkins
General
1 48 (17.14%) Finance
2 25 (8.93%) Banking
3 15 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.14%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.14%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.79%) Military
5 5 (1.79%) Retail
6 4 (1.43%) Advertising
6 4 (1.43%) Publishing
7 3 (1.07%) Front Office
7 3 (1.07%) Legal
8 2 (0.71%) Billing
8 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Local Government
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (24.64%) Analyst
2 42 (15.00%) Developer
3 34 (12.14%) ServiceNow Developer
4 21 (7.50%) Consultant
4 21 (7.50%) Service Analyst
5 18 (6.43%) Configuration Analyst
5 18 (6.43%) Configuration Manager
6 16 (5.71%) Administrator
6 16 (5.71%) Architect
6 16 (5.71%) Service Manager
7 14 (5.00%) IT Analyst
8 13 (4.64%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.64%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.29%) IT Manager
9 12 (4.29%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.29%) ServiceNow Consultant
9 12 (4.29%) Technical Analyst
10 11 (3.93%) Configuration Management Analyst
10 11 (3.93%) Network Engineer
11 9 (3.21%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.14%) HTML
2 31 (11.07%) XML
3 30 (10.71%) REST
4 28 (10.00%) Web Services
5 26 (9.29%) CSS
6 19 (6.79%) Ajax
6 19 (6.79%) SOAP
7 17 (6.07%) XHTML
8 4 (1.43%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.43%) HTML5
8 4 (1.43%) jQuery
8 4 (1.43%) LDAP
8 4 (1.43%) Node.js
9 3 (1.07%) JSON
9 3 (1.07%) SAML
9 3 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.71%) SailPoint
11 1 (0.36%) DOM
11 1 (0.36%) ODBC
11 1 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.14%) Management Information System
2 18 (6.43%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.21%) Taxonomies
5 7 (2.50%) User Experience
6 6 (2.14%) Clustering
7 4 (1.43%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.43%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.07%) PKI
8 3 (1.07%) PMI
8 3 (1.07%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.71%) FMCG
9 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.71%) TM Forum
10 1 (0.36%) Contactless
10 1 (0.36%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.86%) Windows
2 20 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 18 (6.43%) Linux
4 10 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.21%) Unix
6 8 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.86%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.14%) Mac OS X
7 6 (2.14%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.79%) Android
8 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.43%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.07%) CatOS
10 3 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.71%) AIX
11 2 (0.71%) zOS
12 1 (0.36%) HPUX
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (50.36%) ITIL
2 125 (44.64%) Configuration Management
3 84 (30.00%) Service Management
4 78 (27.86%) ITSM
5 60 (21.43%) Change Management
6 45 (16.07%) Asset Management
7 37 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (13.21%) Incident Management
8 33 (11.79%) ITIL V3
9 28 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (9.64%) Problem Management
11 21 (7.50%) SDLC
12 20 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (7.14%) Service Delivery
13 16 (5.71%) Data Modelling
13 16 (5.71%) Migration
13 16 (5.71%) Programme Management
14 14 (5.00%) Project Management
14 14 (5.00%) Workflow
15 13 (4.64%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.21%) JavaScript
2 12 (4.29%) C
3 9 (3.21%) SQL
4 8 (2.86%) Java
5 7 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.14%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.07%) Python
9 2 (0.71%) Groovy
9 2 (0.71%) Perl
9 2 (0.71%) PHP
9 2 (0.71%) SystemTap
9 2 (0.71%) VBScript
10 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (13.93%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.36%) ITIL Certification
3 28 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.29%) Degree
4 12 (4.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 10 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.86%) CCNA
7 6 (2.14%) CCNP
8 5 (1.79%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.43%) CCENT
10 3 (1.07%) CAPM
10 3 (1.07%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.07%) PMP
10 3 (1.07%) Server+ Certification
11 2 (0.71%) VCP6
11 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.36%) CCDP
12 1 (0.36%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.36%) CISM
12 1 (0.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.14%) SLA
2 19 (6.79%) QA
3 18 (6.43%) Data Quality
4 9 (3.21%) PMO
5 8 (2.86%) Def Stans
6 5 (1.79%) ISO 9001
7 4 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (1.07%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.71%) COBIT
9 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.36%) GDPR
10 1 (0.36%) HL7
10 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (10.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.79%) BitLocker
3 5 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.71%) Docker
5 2 (0.71%) NFS
5 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.71%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (4.64%) SCCM
2 11 (3.93%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (2.14%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.43%) Ansible
4 4 (1.43%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (1.43%) OpenView
4 4 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.43%) Puppet
5 3 (1.07%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.07%) Netcool
5 3 (1.07%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.71%) Salt
6 2 (0.71%) SELinux
6 2 (0.71%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (0.71%) vRealize
6 2 (0.71%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 100 (35.71%) ServiceNow
2 40 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 33 (11.79%) Remedy
4 20 (7.14%) Cisco
5 17 (6.07%) BMC
6 10 (3.57%) Apple
6 10 (3.57%) VMware
7 9 (3.21%) Capita
7 9 (3.21%) Snow
8 6 (2.14%) HP
8 6 (2.14%) IBM
8 6 (2.14%) McAfee
8 6 (2.14%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.79%) Citrix
9 5 (1.79%) Oracle
9 5 (1.79%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.79%) Splunk
9 5 (1.79%) Symantec
10 4 (1.43%) Altiris
10 4 (1.43%) Juniper