Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 406 541 605
Rank change year-on-year +135 +64 -14
Contract jobs citing CMDB 125 291 301
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.13% 1.09% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 198 184
Median daily rate £441 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.11% +11.76% +2.10%
10th Percentile £250 £311 £139
90th Percentile £680 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £464 £400
% change year-on-year -13.70% +15.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 15
Median hourly rate £23.50 £32.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.24% +114.75% -67.89%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.55 £11.80
90th Percentile £44.33 £35.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £23.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -43.48% +76.92% -72.63%

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 11,051 26,631 33,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.78% 31.30% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,011 16,953 21,859
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £250 £263 £275
90th Percentile £713 £669 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £421
% change year-on-year -2.94% +0.95% +5.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 1,058 1,049
Median hourly rate £32.00 £22.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.42% +10.79% -
10th Percentile £12.69 £11.78 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.20 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £19.25
% change year-on-year +20.48% +7.79% -0.47%

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 29 October 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 29 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for CMDB in the UK

CMDB
Top 13 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 29 October 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 +132 107 £450 -8.16% 21
UK excluding London +101 62 £400 -13.70% 14
London +203 51 £463 -7.50% 7
South East +159 33 £404 -23.10% 6
Work from Home -90 22 £450 -2.91% 1
South West +91 9 £475 -5.00% 1
Scotland +51 9 £400 -11.11%
North of England +65 6 £680 +68.94% 1
North West +50 6 £680 +70.00% 1
Midlands +72 3 £413 -17.50% 6
East of England +65 2 £400 -11.11%
West Midlands +58 2 £475 -5.00% 4
East Midlands +47 1 £350 -22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 29 October 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 57 (45.60%) ServiceNow
2 54 (43.20%) ITIL
3 48 (38.40%) ITSM
4 41 (32.80%) Configuration Management
5 35 (28.00%) Asset Management
6 27 (21.60%) Service Management
7 25 (20.00%) Finance
7 25 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 24 (19.20%) Web Services
9 22 (17.60%) SC Cleared
10 21 (16.80%) Migration
11 20 (16.00%) Incident Management
12 19 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (14.40%) Remedy
13 18 (14.40%) Change Management
13 18 (14.40%) Active Directory
14 17 (13.60%) Windows
15 16 (12.80%) JavaScript
15 16 (12.80%) Project Management
15 16 (12.80%) Problem Management
16 15 (12.00%) Remedy ITSM
16 15 (12.00%) Workflow
16 15 (12.00%) HTML
16 15 (12.00%) ITIL V3
17 14 (11.20%) SOAP
17 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
18 13 (10.40%) BMC
19 12 (9.60%) Oracle
19 12 (9.60%) SCCM
19 12 (9.60%) AngularJS

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 6 (4.80%) CMS
2 5 (4.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.80%) Apache
4 1 (0.80%) Confluence
4 1 (0.80%) SAS
4 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (12.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (6.40%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.60%) Azure
2 5 (4.00%) OpenShift
2 5 (4.00%) Power Platform
3 4 (3.20%) Office 365
3 4 (3.20%) SaaS
4 3 (2.40%) AWS
4 3 (2.40%) PaaS
5 2 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.60%) IaaS
6 1 (0.80%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (0.80%) AWS CodeCommit
6 1 (0.80%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.80%) Logic Apps
6 1 (0.80%) Serverless
6 1 (0.80%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.00%) DNS
2 9 (7.20%) DHCP
3 3 (2.40%) Network Security
4 2 (1.60%) Firewall
4 2 (1.60%) LAN
4 2 (1.60%) NAS
4 2 (1.60%) TACACS
4 2 (1.60%) Wireless
5 1 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.80%) DMZ
5 1 (0.80%) Ethereal
5 1 (0.80%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.80%) Internet
5 1 (0.80%) SAN
5 1 (0.80%) SSL
5 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.80%) WAN
5 1 (0.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.00%) MySQL
1 5 (4.00%) Power BI
2 4 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.60%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.80%) Big Data
4 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.80%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.80%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.80%) Firebug
2 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.80%) Hudson
2 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (7.20%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.40%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.40%) Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Military
5 2 (1.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.80%) French Language
6 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.80%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Retail
6 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (23.20%) Developer
2 20 (16.00%) Consultant
3 17 (13.60%) ServiceNow Developer
4 16 (12.80%) Analyst
5 13 (10.40%) Architect
6 9 (7.20%) Data Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Remedy Developer
8 7 (5.60%) Administrator
9 6 (4.80%) Configuration Manager
9 6 (4.80%) Remedy Consultant
9 6 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.00%) IT Manager
11 4 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 4 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
11 4 (3.20%) Power BI Analyst
11 4 (3.20%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.20%) ServiceNow Consultant
11 4 (3.20%) Support Engineer
12 3 (2.40%) Active Directory Engineer
12 3 (2.40%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.20%) Web Services
2 15 (12.00%) HTML
3 14 (11.20%) SOAP
4 12 (9.60%) AngularJS
5 11 (8.80%) CSS
5 11 (8.80%) LDAP
5 11 (8.80%) XML
6 10 (8.00%) JSON
6 10 (8.00%) REST
6 10 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (7.20%) Ajax
8 5 (4.00%) CSS3
8 5 (4.00%) jQuery
9 4 (3.20%) J2EE
10 3 (2.40%) Middleware
11 2 (1.60%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (1.60%) Node.js
11 2 (1.60%) RESTful
11 2 (1.60%) SAML
12 1 (0.80%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.20%) NHS
3 4 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.40%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.60%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.60%) Replication
5 2 (1.60%) Tandem
5 2 (1.60%) User Experience
6 1 (0.80%) Derivative
6 1 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.60%) Windows
2 9 (7.20%) Linux
2 9 (7.20%) Windows 10
3 8 (6.40%) Unix
4 3 (2.40%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.80%) CatOS
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (43.20%) ITIL
2 48 (38.40%) ITSM
3 41 (32.80%) Configuration Management
4 35 (28.00%) Asset Management
5 27 (21.60%) Service Management
6 21 (16.80%) Migration
7 20 (16.00%) Incident Management
8 19 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (14.40%) Change Management
10 16 (12.80%) Problem Management
10 16 (12.80%) Project Management
11 15 (12.00%) ITIL V3
11 15 (12.00%) Workflow
12 12 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (8.80%) Scrum
14 10 (8.00%) Data Management
14 10 (8.00%) Knowledge Management
15 9 (7.20%) Analytics
15 9 (7.20%) Decision-Making
16 7 (5.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.80%) JavaScript
2 11 (8.80%) SQL
3 7 (5.60%) Java
3 7 (5.60%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.20%) VBScript
5 3 (2.40%) Python
5 3 (2.40%) VB
6 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.80%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.80%) C#
7 1 (0.80%) PHP
7 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (17.60%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.60%) Degree
4 4 (3.20%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.40%) A+ Certification
5 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.40%) PMP
5 3 (2.40%) Postgraduate
5 3 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.60%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) CCNA
7 1 (0.80%) CCNP
7 1 (0.80%) CCSE
7 1 (0.80%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (0.80%) CISA
7 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.80%) CISM
7 1 (0.80%) CISSP
7 1 (0.80%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) SLA
2 3 (2.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.80%) COBIT
3 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.80%) GDPR
3 1 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.80%) QA
3 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (14.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.60%) vSphere
5 1 (0.80%) Docker
5 1 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (9.60%) SCCM
2 7 (5.60%) Ansible
3 5 (4.00%) CloudForms
3 5 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (1.60%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.60%) OpenView
4 2 (1.60%) SCOM
5 1 (0.80%) Grafana
5 1 (0.80%) NetMRI
5 1 (0.80%) OPNET
5 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.80%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.80%) Puppet
5 1 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (45.60%) ServiceNow
2 18 (14.40%) Remedy
3 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
4 13 (10.40%) BMC
5 12 (9.60%) Oracle
6 9 (7.20%) Snow
7 8 (6.40%) VMware
8 5 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.40%) Ab Initio
9 3 (2.40%) Cisco
9 3 (2.40%) IBM
9 3 (2.40%) Informatica
9 3 (2.40%) Juniper
10 2 (1.60%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.60%) Cognos
10 2 (1.60%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.60%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.60%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.80%) CloudEndure
11 1 (0.80%) Zerto