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 3 months to 29 April 2017 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 447 492 456
Rank change year-on-year +45 -36  
Contract jobs citing CMDB 151 157 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.96% 0.86% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 102 95
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £221 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £390
% change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +210.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +210.34%  

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15741 18200 17709
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.40% 32.57% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10307 11962 10819
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 551 662
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +22.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.45 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

CMDB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CMDB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 131 £475 +5.55% 36
London +30 73 £535 +17.26% 20
South East +15 25 £385 -9.41% 3
West Midlands +39 15 £400 -27.27% 2
Birmingham +21 13 £400 -27.27%
Scotland +28 9 £250 +8.69%
Wales +8 9 £400 -11.11% 1
Berkshire +15 7 £375 -16.66%
Cardiff +19 6 £394 -12.50% 1
South Wales +14 6 £394 -12.50% 1
Hampshire +13 6 £463 -26.00% 1
North West +39 5 £355 -35.45% 3
South West +6 5 £500 +277.35% 3
Bromley - 5 £550 -
Canary Wharf - 5 £535 -
West Yorkshire +28 4 £440 -16.19% 2
Yorkshire +28 4 £440 -16.19% 2
Edinburgh +17 4 £388 -13.88%
Manchester +16 4 £390 -40.00% 2
City of London -16 4 £538 +22.15% 2
West Sussex - 4 £375 -
Glasgow +6 3 £125 -16.66%
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £383 - 2
Bristol - 3 £550 - 1
Crawley - 3 £353 -
Tyne and Wear +23 2 £513 +122.82%
Reading +19 2 £400 -30.43%
Newcastle upon Tyne +19 2 £513 +122.82%
Leeds +18 2 £440 -16.19% 2
North East +17 2 £513 +122.82%

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CMDB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CMDB.

1 190 (59.75%) ITIL
2 146 (45.91%) Configuration Management
3 123 (38.68%) ServiceNow
4 113 (35.53%) ITSM
5 106 (33.33%) Service Management
6 85 (26.73%) Finance
7 57 (17.92%) Release Management
8 53 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (16.67%) Asset Management
9 52 (16.35%) HTML
10 51 (16.04%) Workflow
11 50 (15.72%) JavaScript
12 49 (15.41%) SLA
13 44 (13.84%) Windows
14 41 (12.89%) BMC
15 39 (12.26%) XML
16 36 (11.32%) IaaS
16 36 (11.32%) ITIL V3
17 35 (11.01%) Project Management
18 33 (10.38%) Remedy
18 33 (10.38%) Change Management
18 33 (10.38%) Problem Management
19 32 (10.06%) Web Services
20 31 (9.75%) Java
21 30 (9.43%) Cisco
21 30 (9.43%) VMware
22 28 (8.81%) CSS
22 28 (8.81%) Remedy ITSM
22 28 (8.81%) Security Cleared
23 27 (8.49%) SQL

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 15 (4.72%) CMS
2 5 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.26%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.31%) Apache
4 1 (0.31%) Confluence
4 1 (0.31%) Drupal
4 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (5.35%) MS Visio
2 12 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 28 (8.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (2.83%) Remedy AR System
3 6 (1.89%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.63%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.63%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.31%) assyst
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.32%) IaaS
2 24 (7.55%) PaaS
3 23 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (3.77%) SaaS
6 2 (0.63%) Office 365
7 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.55%) LAN
2 23 (7.23%) WAN
3 22 (6.92%) MPLS
4 20 (6.29%) Firewall
4 20 (6.29%) TCP/IP
5 19 (5.97%) Wireless
6 14 (4.40%) VPN
7 13 (4.09%) OSPF
8 12 (3.77%) BGP
8 12 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (3.77%) Multicast
9 8 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (2.20%) DHCP
10 7 (2.20%) DNS
10 7 (2.20%) NetScaler
11 6 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (1.89%) Cisco Wireless
12 5 (1.57%) LDAP
12 5 (1.57%) Network Security
13 3 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.77%) MySQL
2 6 (1.89%) MariaDB
3 5 (1.57%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.94%) Pentaho
5 3 (0.94%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.31%) Big Data
6 1 (0.31%) MS Access
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.14%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.20%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.94%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.63%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.63%) JIRA
4 2 (0.63%) Subversion
5 1 (0.31%) Ant
5 1 (0.31%) Maven
5 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 85 (26.73%) Finance
2 23 (7.23%) Banking
3 13 (4.09%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.57%) Aerospace
4 5 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.26%) Retail
6 3 (0.94%) Electronics
6 3 (0.94%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.94%) Marketing
7 2 (0.63%) Billing
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
8 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (25.16%) Developer
2 54 (16.98%) ServiceNow Developer
3 40 (12.58%) Analyst
4 27 (8.49%) Consultant
5 22 (6.92%) Network Engineer
6 19 (5.97%) Administrator
7 17 (5.35%) Service Manager
8 16 (5.03%) ServiceNow Consultant
9 15 (4.72%) Architect
10 14 (4.40%) Configuration Manager
11 13 (4.09%) Senior Network Engineer
12 11 (3.46%) IT Analyst
13 10 (3.14%) IT Manager
13 10 (3.14%) IT Support
13 10 (3.14%) Support Analyst
14 9 (2.83%) IT Support Analyst
15 8 (2.52%) Business Analyst
15 8 (2.52%) IT Services Manager
15 8 (2.52%) Project Manager
16 7 (2.20%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (16.35%) HTML
2 39 (12.26%) XML
3 32 (10.06%) Web Services
4 28 (8.81%) CSS
5 16 (5.03%) HTML5
6 13 (4.09%) Ajax
6 13 (4.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 12 (3.77%) AngularJS
7 12 (3.77%) jQuery
7 12 (3.77%) SOAP
8 10 (3.14%) REST
8 10 (3.14%) XHTML
9 9 (2.83%) CSS3
10 8 (2.52%) XML Schema
10 8 (2.52%) XSL
11 5 (1.57%) Node.js
12 4 (1.26%) .NET
13 2 (0.63%) Murex MxML
14 1 (0.31%) JSON
14 1 (0.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.49%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (3.14%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.83%) Taxonomies
4 7 (2.20%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.57%) Handset
6 5 (1.57%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.26%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.26%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.94%) iPhone
8 3 (0.94%) User Experience
8 3 (0.94%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.94%) Wiki
9 2 (0.63%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.63%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.84%) Windows
2 24 (7.55%) Linux
3 20 (6.29%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.77%) CatOS
4 12 (3.77%) Unix
5 10 (3.14%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.52%) Solaris
7 7 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.57%) CentOS
10 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.63%) VME
13 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (59.75%) ITIL
2 146 (45.91%) Configuration Management
3 113 (35.53%) ITSM
4 106 (33.33%) Service Management
5 57 (17.92%) Release Management
6 53 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (16.67%) Asset Management
7 51 (16.04%) Workflow
8 36 (11.32%) ITIL V3
9 35 (11.01%) Project Management
10 33 (10.38%) Change Management
10 33 (10.38%) Problem Management
11 26 (8.18%) Root Cause Analysis
12 23 (7.23%) Incident Management
13 21 (6.60%) Migration
14 20 (6.29%) Service Design
15 18 (5.66%) DevOps
15 18 (5.66%) Knowledge Management
15 18 (5.66%) Webhook
16 17 (5.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 50 (15.72%) JavaScript
2 31 (9.75%) Java
3 27 (8.49%) SQL
4 16 (5.03%) C
5 11 (3.46%) Python
6 10 (3.14%) Perl
7 9 (2.83%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.57%) Ruby
9 3 (0.94%) PHP
10 2 (0.63%) C#
11 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.31%) Prolog
11 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (8.81%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.60%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (3.46%) Degree
5 7 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.26%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.94%) CCNA
7 3 (0.94%) CCSP
7 3 (0.94%) CISSP
7 3 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.63%) BICSI Certification
8 2 (0.63%) ISEB
8 2 (0.63%) JNCIA
8 2 (0.63%) JNCIS
8 2 (0.63%) MCP
8 2 (0.63%) MCSE
8 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.63%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (15.41%) SLA
2 9 (2.83%) QA
3 5 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.26%) PMO
5 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.63%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.63%) MiFID
7 1 (0.31%) COBIT
7 1 (0.31%) ISO19770
7 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
System Software
1 26 (8.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.89%) ProxySG
4 5 (1.57%) NFS
5 2 (0.63%) Firmware
5 2 (0.63%) vSphere
6 1 (0.31%) Docker
6 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.31%) Varnish
6 1 (0.31%) XenApp
6 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (2.83%) Puppet
2 8 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.89%) Ansible
3 6 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (1.89%) OPNET
4 4 (1.26%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.94%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.94%) SCCM
5 3 (0.94%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.63%) NetApp OnCommand
6 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.31%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.31%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.31%) SCOM
7 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.31%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 123 (38.68%) ServiceNow
2 41 (12.89%) BMC
3 33 (10.38%) Remedy
4 30 (9.43%) Cisco
4 30 (9.43%) VMware
5 27 (8.49%) HP
6 26 (8.18%) Microsoft
7 19 (5.97%) CheckPoint
8 17 (5.35%) SolarWinds
9 16 (5.03%) CA
10 13 (4.09%) Citrix
10 13 (4.09%) Oracle
11 9 (2.83%) Intel Security
11 9 (2.83%) Symantec
12 8 (2.52%) ArcSight
12 8 (2.52%) Palo Alto
12 8 (2.52%) Red Hat
12 8 (2.52%) Splunk
13 7 (2.20%) Riverbed
13 7 (2.20%) Siemens
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