Period
to 21 September 2017

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 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 520 515
Rank change year-on-year -35 -5 +37
Contract jobs citing CMDB 310 394 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.37% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 1.10% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 293 211
UK median daily rate £420 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +5.88% +18.47%
10th Percentile £238 £214 £275
90th Percentile £588 £613 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.19% - +13.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 18
UK median hourly rate £51.25 £27.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.81% +71.21% -
10th Percentile £43.00 £17.80 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.75 £42.75 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.25 £27.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +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 32953 35792 36527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.37% 33.26% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21602 23512 23010
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 1195 1415
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £21.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +11.23% -3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.93 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.19% +16.67% -6.49%

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 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 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 2017. 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 -28 287 £420 -6.67% 17
UK excluding London -4 180 £391 -2.19% 12
London -13 119 £475 -5.00% 5
South East +43 106 £381 -15.28% 5
North of England +39 26 £400 -4.48% 3
Midlands +9 22 £463 +5.71% 1
North West +43 21 £390 +11.43% 2
West Midlands +25 20 £475 +5.56% 1
Scotland +17 12 £375 +67.41%
East of England -16 8 £475 +5.56% 1
Yorkshire +29 4 £273 -42.63% 1
South West -2 4 - - 2
Wales +7 2 - -
East Midlands -3 2 £450 +16.05%
North East +53 1 £400 -3.03%

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 170 (54.84%) ITIL
2 126 (40.65%) Service Management
3 124 (40.00%) ServiceNow
4 111 (35.81%) Configuration Management
5 90 (29.03%) ITSM
6 70 (22.58%) Finance
7 62 (20.00%) ITIL V3
8 58 (18.71%) Asset Management
9 54 (17.42%) Windows
10 52 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
11 48 (15.48%) HTML
11 48 (15.48%) BMC
12 47 (15.16%) JavaScript
13 44 (14.19%) Active Directory
14 41 (13.23%) Security Cleared
15 39 (12.58%) Change Management
16 38 (12.26%) SLA
17 35 (11.29%) Workflow
18 34 (10.97%) Microsoft
18 34 (10.97%) Remedy
18 34 (10.97%) CSS
18 34 (10.97%) Data Centre
19 33 (10.65%) XML
19 33 (10.65%) Remedy ITSM
20 32 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
20 32 (10.32%) Web Services
21 28 (9.03%) Project Management
21 28 (9.03%) Release Management
21 28 (9.03%) SC Cleared
21 28 (9.03%) Windows Server

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 13 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.87%) CMS
3 6 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.29%) Smallworld
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.32%) Confluence
6 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (10.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.61%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.32%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.32%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.55%) Office 365
4 10 (3.23%) SaaS
5 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) IaaS
6 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.87%) LDAP
2 11 (3.55%) VPN
3 9 (2.90%) LAN
4 7 (2.26%) WAN
5 5 (1.61%) DNS
5 5 (1.61%) Firewall
5 5 (1.61%) SNMP
5 5 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.29%) DHCP
6 4 (1.29%) MVNO
6 4 (1.29%) SAN
6 4 (1.29%) Wireless
7 3 (0.97%) SMTP
8 2 (0.65%) NAS
8 2 (0.65%) POP3
9 1 (0.32%) 4G
9 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.32%) Skype
9 1 (0.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 4 (1.29%) MySQL
4 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.65%) Big Data
5 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.65%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.32%) Ant
3 1 (0.32%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.32%) JIRA
3 1 (0.32%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.32%) MSI
3 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 70 (22.58%) Finance
2 27 (8.71%) Banking
2 27 (8.71%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.23%) Legal
4 4 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.97%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.65%) French Language
6 2 (0.65%) Games
6 2 (0.65%) German Language
6 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.65%) Retail
6 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.32%) Billing
7 1 (0.32%) Front Office
7 1 (0.32%) Military
7 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (16.77%) Developer
2 49 (15.81%) Analyst
3 47 (15.16%) Architect
3 47 (15.16%) ServiceNow Developer
4 31 (10.00%) Consultant
5 21 (6.77%) Administrator
6 20 (6.45%) ServiceNow Consultant
7 14 (4.52%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.19%) Service Architect
8 13 (4.19%) Support Analyst
9 12 (3.87%) Configuration Manager
9 12 (3.87%) Desktop Support
10 11 (3.55%) Project Manager
11 9 (2.90%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (2.90%) Service Manager
12 8 (2.58%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 8 (2.58%) OSS Architect
12 8 (2.58%) Technical Architect
13 7 (2.26%) Remedy Architect
13 7 (2.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.48%) HTML
2 34 (10.97%) CSS
3 33 (10.65%) XML
4 32 (10.32%) Web Services
5 26 (8.39%) REST
6 24 (7.74%) SOAP
7 15 (4.84%) Ajax
8 14 (4.52%) AngularJS
9 11 (3.55%) XHTML
10 8 (2.58%) JSON
10 8 (2.58%) XML Schema
10 8 (2.58%) XSL
11 5 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (0.97%) HTML5
13 2 (0.65%) .NET
13 2 (0.65%) CSS3
13 2 (0.65%) Middleware
13 2 (0.65%) Sensu
14 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
14 1 (0.32%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.97%) Data Centre
2 32 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.42%) User Experience
4 16 (5.16%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (5.16%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.90%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.90%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.26%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.94%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.29%) Frameworx
9 3 (0.97%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.65%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.32%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.32%) FMCG
11 1 (0.32%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.32%) iPad
11 1 (0.32%) iPhone
11 1 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.42%) Windows
2 28 (9.03%) Windows Server
3 24 (7.74%) Linux
4 20 (6.45%) Unix
5 10 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.94%) Solaris
7 4 (1.29%) AIX
7 4 (1.29%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.32%) Debian
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (54.84%) ITIL
2 126 (40.65%) Service Management
3 111 (35.81%) Configuration Management
4 90 (29.03%) ITSM
5 62 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 58 (18.71%) Asset Management
7 52 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (12.58%) Change Management
9 35 (11.29%) Workflow
10 28 (9.03%) Project Management
10 28 (9.03%) Release Management
11 26 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (8.39%) Incident Management
11 26 (8.39%) Problem Management
12 24 (7.74%) Service Delivery
13 23 (7.42%) Performance Management
14 22 (7.10%) PRINCE2
14 22 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (6.77%) Data Modelling
15 21 (6.77%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (15.16%) JavaScript
2 23 (7.42%) Java
3 22 (7.10%) SQL
4 8 (2.58%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.61%) C
5 5 (1.61%) Python
5 5 (1.61%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.29%) Perl
7 2 (0.65%) C++
7 2 (0.65%) Korn
8 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.32%) C#
8 1 (0.32%) R
8 1 (0.32%) Ruby
8 1 (0.32%) VB
8 1 (0.32%) VBA
8 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (13.23%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.74%) Degree
4 18 (5.81%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (4.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.29%) BICSI Certification
9 4 (1.29%) CCNA
9 4 (1.29%) JNCIA
9 4 (1.29%) JNCIS
9 4 (1.29%) LPIC
9 4 (1.29%) MCSE
9 4 (1.29%) RHCE
10 3 (0.97%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (12.26%) SLA
2 16 (5.16%) QA
3 10 (3.23%) PMO
4 8 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (1.94%) GDPR
6 5 (1.61%) COBIT
6 5 (1.61%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.65%) P3O
8 1 (0.32%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.32%) GxP
8 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.32%) MiFID
System Software
1 44 (14.19%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.90%) Firmware
4 3 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.65%) KVM
5 2 (0.65%) RHEV
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.32%) XenApp
6 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (5.81%) Netcool
2 10 (3.23%) SCCM
3 9 (2.90%) Jamf Pro
3 9 (2.90%) WSUS
4 8 (2.58%) Nmap
4 8 (2.58%) OpenVAS
4 8 (2.58%) Puppet
4 8 (2.58%) SCOM
5 6 (1.94%) MOM
5 6 (1.94%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.29%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.65%) Nagios
7 2 (0.65%) NetApp OnCommand
7 2 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.32%) Control-M
8 1 (0.32%) DameWare
8 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.32%) PowerBroker
8 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 124 (40.00%) ServiceNow
2 48 (15.48%) BMC
3 34 (10.97%) Microsoft
3 34 (10.97%) Remedy
4 22 (7.10%) VMware
5 21 (6.77%) Cisco
6 18 (5.81%) HP
6 18 (5.81%) Oracle
7 14 (4.52%) AppDynamics
7 14 (4.52%) Riverbed
8 12 (3.87%) SAP
9 10 (3.23%) Citrix
10 9 (2.90%) Snow
10 9 (2.90%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.26%) IBM
11 7 (2.26%) Juniper
11 7 (2.26%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.61%) Avaya
12 5 (1.61%) NetApp
12 5 (1.61%) PeopleSoft