Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 445 563 612
Rank change year-on-year +118 +49 -49
Contract jobs citing CMDB 135 312 286
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 1.04% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 213 186
Median daily rate £493 £464 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.26% +5.64% +3.24%
10th Percentile £250 £273 £138
90th Percentile £713 £598 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 12
Median hourly rate £36.00 £12.81 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +181.14% -21.80% -63.61%
10th Percentile £18.40 £10.25 £13.43
90th Percentile £43.75 £16.75 £66.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £12.81 £15.13
% change year-on-year +181.14% -15.34% -66.39%

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 13,553 29,944 33,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.04% 31.84% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,408 19,223 21,628
Median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £270
90th Percentile £706 £663 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 1,066 1,064
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.86 £21.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.85% -4.44% +9.13%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.77 £11.65
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £22.14 £19.02 £20.02
% change year-on-year +16.45% -5.02% +5.37%

CMDB
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CMDB in the UK

CMDB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CMDB.

Daily rate trend for CMDB in the UK

CMDB
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CMDB over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CMDB in the UK

CMDB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CMDB.

Hourly rate trend for CMDB in the UK

CMDB
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CMDB over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for CMDB in the UK

CMDB
Top 14 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 12 July 2020. 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 +113 121 £500 +7.87% 13
UK excluding London +82 83 £475 +11.76% 6
London +163 49 £536 +3.37% 7
South East +113 38 £375 -25.00% 2
Scotland +58 12 £475 +16.56%
Work from Home -1 12 £325 -38.10% 1
South West +88 11 £500 +4.44% 1
Midlands +64 8 £550 +69.23% 2
East of England +60 8 £500 +53.85%
West Midlands +63 7 £550 +69.23% 2
North of England +67 6 £338 -15.63% 1
North West +53 4 £350 -17.65% 1
North East +33 2 £275 -9.47%
East Midlands +46 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 48 (35.56%) ITIL
2 39 (28.89%) Configuration Management
3 38 (28.15%) Service Management
3 38 (28.15%) ServiceNow
4 31 (22.96%) ITSM
5 26 (19.26%) Microsoft
6 22 (16.30%) Security Cleared
7 21 (15.56%) SC Cleared
7 21 (15.56%) Finance
8 19 (14.07%) Asset Management
8 19 (14.07%) Remedy ITSM
8 19 (14.07%) Remedy
9 17 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (11.85%) SCCM
10 16 (11.85%) WAN
11 15 (11.11%) Cisco
11 15 (11.11%) Windows
11 15 (11.11%) Project Management
11 15 (11.11%) BMC
11 15 (11.11%) Change Management
11 15 (11.11%) Degree
12 13 (9.63%) Telecoms
12 13 (9.63%) Workflow
13 12 (8.89%) LAN
13 12 (8.89%) Incident Management
13 12 (8.89%) ITIL V3
14 11 (8.15%) Data Centre
14 11 (8.15%) Wireshark
14 11 (8.15%) Problem Management
14 11 (8.15%) Migration

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 5 (3.70%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.22%) CMS
2 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.74%) IIS
4 1 (0.74%) SAS
4 1 (0.74%) Site Server
Applications
1 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (14.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (3.70%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.74%) Maximo
3 1 (0.74%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.96%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.74%) AWS
2 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (0.74%) Azure
2 1 (0.74%) IaaS
2 1 (0.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) PaaS
2 1 (0.74%) Power Platform
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
2 1 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.85%) WAN
2 12 (8.89%) LAN
3 11 (8.15%) Wireless
3 11 (8.15%) Wireshark
4 10 (7.41%) DHCP
4 10 (7.41%) DNS
5 6 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (4.44%) Ethereal
5 6 (4.44%) Ethernet
6 5 (3.70%) Firewall
6 5 (3.70%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.96%) Network Security
8 3 (2.22%) TACACS
8 3 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.22%) VPN
8 3 (2.22%) WLAN
9 2 (1.48%) BGP
9 2 (1.48%) NetScreen
9 2 (1.48%) OSPF
9 2 (1.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.22%) MySQL
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.74%) DB2
4 1 (0.74%) HBase
4 1 (0.74%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.74%) MS Access
4 1 (0.74%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.74%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.74%) Power BI
4 1 (0.74%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Fiddler
2 3 (2.22%) JIRA
3 1 (0.74%) Firebug
3 1 (0.74%) PowerDesigner
General
1 21 (15.56%) Finance
2 13 (9.63%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.19%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.22%) Legal
4 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.22%) Military
5 2 (1.48%) Banking
5 2 (1.48%) French Language
6 1 (0.74%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Local Government
6 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.74%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (13.33%) Consultant
2 17 (12.59%) Analyst
2 17 (12.59%) Developer
3 13 (9.63%) Architect
4 12 (8.89%) ServiceNow Developer
5 8 (5.93%) Configuration Manager
6 6 (4.44%) Administrator
6 6 (4.44%) Network Engineer
7 5 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (3.70%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (3.70%) Citrix Support
7 5 (3.70%) IT Technician
7 5 (3.70%) Network Administrator
7 5 (3.70%) Remedy Consultant
7 5 (3.70%) Remedy Developer
7 5 (3.70%) Service Desk Technician
7 5 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) ITIL Process Analyst
8 4 (2.96%) Security Officer
8 4 (2.96%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.15%) Web Services
2 8 (5.93%) SOAP
3 7 (5.19%) REST
4 6 (4.44%) JSON
4 6 (4.44%) XML
5 5 (3.70%) Ajax
5 5 (3.70%) HTML
6 4 (2.96%) CSS
7 3 (2.22%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.22%) RESTful
8 2 (1.48%) CSS3
8 2 (1.48%) jQuery
8 2 (1.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.74%) GraphQL
9 1 (0.74%) LDAP
9 1 (0.74%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.15%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.70%) PKI
3 5 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.96%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.96%) Replication
4 4 (2.96%) Smart Energy
4 4 (2.96%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.22%) Clustering
5 3 (2.22%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.48%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.48%) User Experience
7 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.11%) Windows
2 10 (7.41%) Windows 10
3 7 (5.19%) CatOS
3 7 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.44%) Linux
4 6 (4.44%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.22%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.48%) Unix
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.56%) ITIL
2 39 (28.89%) Configuration Management
3 38 (28.15%) Service Management
4 31 (22.96%) ITSM
5 19 (14.07%) Asset Management
6 17 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (11.11%) Change Management
7 15 (11.11%) Project Management
8 13 (9.63%) Workflow
9 12 (8.89%) Incident Management
9 12 (8.89%) ITIL V3
10 11 (8.15%) Migration
10 11 (8.15%) Problem Management
11 10 (7.41%) Release Management
11 10 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.93%) Defect Management
12 8 (5.93%) DevOps
12 8 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.15%) SQL
2 8 (5.93%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.22%) Perl
3 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.22%) Python
3 3 (2.22%) VBScript
4 2 (1.48%) Java
5 1 (0.74%) C
5 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.11%) Degree
4 9 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.19%) CCNA
5 7 (5.19%) CCNP
6 6 (4.44%) CISSP
6 6 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.70%) A+ Certification
7 5 (3.70%) CISM
7 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.96%) CISMP
8 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.22%) PMP
9 3 (2.22%) Postgraduate
9 3 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.48%) CCSE
10 2 (1.48%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (1.48%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 3 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.74%) COBIT
4 1 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) QA
4 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.74%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (8.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (3.70%) XenApp
3 5 (3.70%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.74%) Docker
6 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.74%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (11.85%) SCCM
2 8 (5.93%) OpenView
3 6 (4.44%) Ansible
4 5 (3.70%) SCOM
5 4 (2.96%) CloudForms
5 4 (2.96%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.22%) WSUS
7 2 (1.48%) OPNET
8 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.74%) NetMRI
8 1 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (28.15%) ServiceNow
2 26 (19.26%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.07%) Remedy
4 15 (11.11%) BMC
4 15 (11.11%) Cisco
5 10 (7.41%) Oracle
5 10 (7.41%) VMware
6 9 (6.67%) Citrix
7 7 (5.19%) Juniper
8 6 (4.44%) SolarWinds
9 5 (3.70%) Ivanti
9 5 (3.70%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.96%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.96%) EMC
10 4 (2.96%) IBM
10 4 (2.96%) Qualys
10 4 (2.96%) Snow
11 3 (2.22%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.22%) Lumension
11 3 (2.22%) Palo Alto