Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 576 626 510
Rank change year-on-year +50 -116 +41
Contract jobs citing CMDB 322 267 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.27% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.99% 0.81% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 159 254
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% -
10th Percentile £231 £237 £275
90th Percentile £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £417 £425 £430
% change year-on-year -1.94% -1.16% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 17
UK median hourly rate £14.61 £55.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.44% +22.22% +38.46%
10th Percentile £12.85 £17.25 £16.05
90th Percentile £36.50 £70.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year -71.11% +2.86% +34.62%

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 32,661 33,030 31,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.05% 33.45% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,503 22,070 20,598
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 950 1,120
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.18 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +1.62%

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 January 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 21 January 2019.

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 January 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 +23 282 £428 -5.00% 48
UK excluding London -5 198 £417 -1.94% 34
London +56 117 £425 -5.56% 15
North of England +2 61 £425 +6.25% 8
South East -44 54 £475 +5.56% 8
Yorkshire +19 36 £421 +180.83% 4
Scotland +10 25 £375 -
South West -16 21 £394 +31.25% 4
East of England +6 18 £450 -5.26% 6
North East -2 13 £575 +43.75% 2
North West -12 12 £375 -11.76% 2
Wales -6 10 £415 +38.33% 1
Midlands +2 9 £119 -60.91% 7
West Midlands -16 7 £138 -44.44% 7
East Midlands +8 2 £100 -80.00%

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 152 (47.20%) Configuration Management
2 132 (40.99%) ITIL
3 111 (34.47%) Service Management
4 105 (32.61%) ServiceNow
5 82 (25.47%) ITSM
6 80 (24.84%) Asset Management
7 74 (22.98%) Windows
8 69 (21.43%) Finance
9 47 (14.60%) Change Management
10 38 (11.80%) Microsoft
11 37 (11.49%) Security Cleared
12 36 (11.18%) JavaScript
13 34 (10.56%) HTML
14 33 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
14 33 (10.25%) Problem Management
15 31 (9.63%) Incident Management
16 28 (8.70%) CSS
16 28 (8.70%) XML
17 27 (8.39%) Web Services
17 27 (8.39%) Active Directory
17 27 (8.39%) SC Cleared
17 27 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
18 26 (8.07%) Linux
19 25 (7.76%) REST
19 25 (7.76%) Windows 10
20 24 (7.45%) SDLC
20 24 (7.45%) Analytics
20 24 (7.45%) SOAP
21 23 (7.14%) SQL
21 23 (7.14%) Microsoft Office

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 22 (6.83%) CMS
2 4 (1.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.93%) Apache
3 3 (0.93%) nginx
3 3 (0.93%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.62%) Confluence
4 2 (0.62%) IIS
4 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.31%) Site Server
5 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.42%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.24%) Maximo
3 1 (0.31%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.31%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.48%) SaaS
3 6 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.86%) IaaS
3 6 (1.86%) Office 365
4 5 (1.55%) PaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.04%) LAN
2 12 (3.73%) WAN
3 9 (2.80%) DNS
4 8 (2.48%) DHCP
5 7 (2.17%) NetScaler
6 6 (1.86%) Firewall
6 6 (1.86%) Wireless
7 4 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.24%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.24%) Internet
7 4 (1.24%) Network Security
7 4 (1.24%) SNMP
7 4 (1.24%) SSL
7 4 (1.24%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.24%) VPN
8 3 (0.93%) NAS
8 3 (0.93%) SAN
8 3 (0.93%) VLAN
9 2 (0.62%) DMZ
9 2 (0.62%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.24%) MySQL
2 4 (1.24%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.24%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.62%) MS Access
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.62%) Power BI
5 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.31%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.73%) JIRA
2 9 (2.80%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.93%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.93%) MSBuild
4 3 (0.93%) MSI
4 3 (0.93%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.62%) Ant
5 2 (0.62%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 69 (21.43%) Finance
2 21 (6.52%) Banking
3 14 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.86%) Retail
5 4 (1.24%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.93%) Legal
7 2 (0.62%) Advertising
7 2 (0.62%) Billing
7 2 (0.62%) Electronics
7 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.62%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.31%) International Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (22.36%) Analyst
2 48 (14.91%) Developer
3 39 (12.11%) ServiceNow Developer
4 33 (10.25%) Architect
5 32 (9.94%) Configuration Analyst
6 29 (9.01%) Consultant
7 17 (5.28%) Configuration Management Specialist
7 17 (5.28%) Configuration Specialist
8 16 (4.97%) Administrator
8 16 (4.97%) Business Analyst
9 15 (4.66%) Configuration Manager
9 15 (4.66%) Service Analyst
10 14 (4.35%) Configuration Management Analyst
11 10 (3.11%) Delivery Manager
11 10 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.11%) ServiceNow Consultant
12 9 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.48%) Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (2.48%) Network Engineer
13 8 (2.48%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.56%) HTML
2 28 (8.70%) CSS
2 28 (8.70%) XML
3 27 (8.39%) Web Services
4 25 (7.76%) REST
5 24 (7.45%) SOAP
6 18 (5.59%) XHTML
7 17 (5.28%) Ajax
8 12 (3.73%) LDAP
9 8 (2.48%) AngularJS
10 7 (2.17%) JSON
11 6 (1.86%) Middleware
12 5 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (1.24%) JDBC
13 4 (1.24%) ODBC
14 3 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
15 2 (0.62%) 802.1X
15 2 (0.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 2 (0.62%) SailPoint
15 2 (0.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 21 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.73%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (1.86%) Replication
5 5 (1.55%) NHS
6 4 (1.24%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.24%) User Experience
7 3 (0.93%) Clustering
7 3 (0.93%) FMCG
7 3 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.93%) iPhone
8 2 (0.62%) BYOD
8 2 (0.62%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.62%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.62%) RIA
8 2 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.31%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (22.98%) Windows
2 26 (8.07%) Linux
3 25 (7.76%) Windows 10
4 20 (6.21%) Windows Server
5 14 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.11%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.48%) Windows Mobile
8 7 (2.17%) CentOS
8 7 (2.17%) Unix
9 4 (1.24%) Android
10 3 (0.93%) AIX
10 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.93%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.62%) CatOS
11 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.62%) zOS
12 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.31%) VMS
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (47.20%) Configuration Management
2 132 (40.99%) ITIL
3 111 (34.47%) Service Management
4 82 (25.47%) ITSM
5 80 (24.84%) Asset Management
6 47 (14.60%) Change Management
7 33 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (10.25%) Problem Management
8 31 (9.63%) Incident Management
9 27 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (7.45%) Analytics
10 24 (7.45%) SDLC
11 21 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (6.52%) Migration
11 21 (6.52%) Release Management
11 21 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (6.21%) Service Delivery
13 18 (5.59%) Decision-Making
14 17 (5.28%) Data Modelling
15 16 (4.97%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.18%) JavaScript
2 23 (7.14%) SQL
3 13 (4.04%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.17%) C
5 6 (1.86%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.55%) Python
6 5 (1.55%) Ruby
7 4 (1.24%) Java
8 3 (0.93%) PHP
8 3 (0.93%) VB
9 2 (0.62%) C#
9 2 (0.62%) Groovy
9 2 (0.62%) Perl
9 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (3.42%) Degree
6 10 (3.11%) CCNA
7 6 (1.86%) CCNP
8 4 (1.24%) CCENT
8 4 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.24%) MCP
9 3 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.93%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.62%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.62%) MCSA
10 2 (0.62%) MCSE
10 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.31%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.14%) SLA
2 10 (3.11%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.48%) QA
4 7 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.86%) COBIT
6 3 (0.93%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.62%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.31%) GDPR
8 1 (0.31%) HL7
8 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (8.39%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.80%) XenDesktop
4 8 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.55%) XenApp
6 4 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.62%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.62%) Docker
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.31%) Firmware
9 1 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (5.28%) SCCM
2 11 (3.42%) Ansible
3 10 (3.11%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (2.80%) Terraform
5 7 (2.17%) Packer
5 7 (2.17%) Puppet
6 5 (1.55%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.93%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.93%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.93%) ThinApp
8 2 (0.62%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.62%) OpenView
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.62%) SCOM
8 2 (0.62%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.31%) Netcool
9 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.31%) WMI
Vendors
1 105 (32.61%) ServiceNow
2 38 (11.80%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.52%) Remedy
4 18 (5.59%) Cisco
4 18 (5.59%) VMware
5 15 (4.66%) Citrix
6 14 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.11%) BMC
8 9 (2.80%) CA
8 9 (2.80%) IBM
8 9 (2.80%) Snow
9 8 (2.48%) McAfee
10 7 (2.17%) Oracle
11 6 (1.86%) HP
12 5 (1.55%) SAP
12 5 (1.55%) xMatters
13 3 (0.93%) Apple
13 3 (0.93%) Dell
14 2 (0.62%) Juniper
14 2 (0.62%) NetApp