Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 2021 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 525 401 540
Rank change year-on-year -124 +139 +98
Contract jobs citing CMDB 302 118 300
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.40% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.25% 1.27% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 81 207
10th Percentile £340 £250 £292
25th Percentile £413 £375 £372
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +8.57%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £538
90th Percentile £632 £675 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +9.88% -4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
10th Percentile £11.77 £14.50 "
25th Percentile £14.23 £17.50 £10.25
Median hourly rate £28.92 £34.00 £10.75
Median % change year-on-year -14.94% +216.28% -32.81%
75th Percentile £51.69 £36.00 £17.16
90th Percentile £84.60 £40.65 £27.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.12 £34.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year -46.72% +223.81% -30.00%

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 24,134 9,282 25,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.78% 31.52% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,798 6,258 16,523
10th Percentile £306 £263 £275
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £625 £613 £575
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 319 857
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.47 £11.57
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.75 £14.24
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +30.95% +2.44%
75th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £47.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £23.70 £19.60
% change year-on-year -11.39% +20.92% +3.16%

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 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for CMDB in the UK

CMDB
Top 16 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 28 September 2021. 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 -126 240 £479 +3.51% 47
UK excluding London -91 130 £473 +9.88% 30
London -137 112 £550 +18.92% 16
Work from Home -186 85 £495 +23.75% 11
South East -61 57 £475 +13.23% 9
North of England -66 26 £498 +42.14% 9
North West -37 17 £540 +54.29% 4
Scotland -74 16 £453 +11.73%
East of England -33 12 £363 - 3
Midlands -75 9 £423 -11.05% 5
South West -47 8 £375 -21.05% 4
West Midlands -57 6 £423 -11.05% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £360 - 3
North East -13 3 £238 - 2
East Midlands -41 3 £98 - 3
Wales - 2 £550 -

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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.

1 145 (48.01%) ITIL
2 133 (44.04%) Configuration Management
3 129 (42.72%) ServiceNow
4 100 (33.11%) ITSM
5 87 (28.81%) Service Management
6 84 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
7 81 (26.82%) Asset Management
8 63 (20.86%) Security Cleared
9 57 (18.87%) Social Skills
10 55 (18.21%) Change Management
11 53 (17.55%) SC Cleared
12 44 (14.57%) Finance
13 42 (13.91%) Microsoft
13 42 (13.91%) Remedy
14 40 (13.25%) Migration
14 40 (13.25%) Remedy ITSM
15 39 (12.91%) BMC
16 36 (11.92%) Data Modelling
17 34 (11.26%) Windows
17 34 (11.26%) Continuous Improvement
18 33 (10.93%) Azure
19 32 (10.60%) Degree
19 32 (10.60%) Data Migration
19 32 (10.60%) Web Services
20 29 (9.60%) Java
20 29 (9.60%) Telecoms
21 28 (9.27%) SCCM
21 28 (9.27%) AWS
22 27 (8.94%) Cloud Native
22 27 (8.94%) TDD

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 12 (3.97%) CMS
2 6 (1.99%) SAS
3 4 (1.32%) Confluence
3 4 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.99%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.66%) Documentum
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) IIS
6 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (6.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (4.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (13.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 22 (7.28%) Remedy AR System
3 3 (0.99%) Cloudability
4 2 (0.66%) Maximo
4 2 (0.66%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.33%) BPCS
5 1 (0.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.93%) Azure
2 28 (9.27%) AWS
3 20 (6.62%) IaaS
4 9 (2.98%) Serverless
5 7 (2.32%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (1.99%) SaaS
7 4 (1.32%) Power Platform
8 3 (0.99%) PaaS
9 2 (0.66%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.64%) DNS
2 7 (2.32%) DHCP
3 5 (1.66%) SAN
3 5 (1.66%) SD-WAN
3 5 (1.66%) WAN
4 3 (0.99%) Firewall
4 3 (0.99%) LAN
4 3 (0.99%) Skype
4 3 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.66%) Network Security
5 2 (0.66%) SNMP
5 2 (0.66%) Softphone
5 2 (0.66%) SSH
5 2 (0.66%) VPN
6 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.33%) FTP
6 1 (0.33%) HTTP
6 1 (0.33%) POP3
6 1 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.99%) MySQL
2 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.32%) GIS
4 4 (1.32%) Power BI
5 3 (0.99%) Metadata
5 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.66%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.33%) Big Data
7 1 (0.33%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.33%) OLTP
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (3.97%) JIRA
2 9 (2.98%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.99%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.99%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.66%) RSpec
5 2 (0.66%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.33%) Gradle
6 1 (0.33%) Maven
6 1 (0.33%) MSI
6 1 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 57 (18.87%) Social Skills
2 44 (14.57%) Finance
3 29 (9.60%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.63%) Public Sector
5 11 (3.64%) Legal
6 10 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.32%) Banking
7 7 (2.32%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (1.99%) Public Speaking
9 5 (1.66%) Organisational Skills
9 5 (1.66%) Retail
10 4 (1.32%) Billing
10 4 (1.32%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.32%) Law
11 3 (0.99%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.66%) Avionics
13 1 (0.33%) Electronics
13 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.33%) Marketing
13 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (13.25%) Developer
2 37 (12.25%) Consultant
3 34 (11.26%) Architect
4 31 (10.26%) Analyst
5 19 (6.29%) ServiceNow Developer
6 18 (5.96%) Configuration Manager
7 15 (4.97%) Software Engineer
8 14 (4.64%) Remedy Developer
9 13 (4.30%) Business Analyst
9 13 (4.30%) C# Software Engineer
9 13 (4.30%) Remedy Consultant
10 11 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (2.98%) Service Manager
11 9 (2.98%) Software Manager
12 8 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (2.65%) Product Manager
13 7 (2.32%) Configuration Analyst
13 7 (2.32%) IT Manager
13 7 (2.32%) Software Asset Manager
13 7 (2.32%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.60%) Web Services
2 25 (8.28%) LDAP
3 23 (7.62%) .NET
4 18 (5.96%) .NET Core
5 13 (4.30%) SPIFFE
6 12 (3.97%) REST
7 9 (2.98%) FastAPI
8 8 (2.65%) Ajax
8 8 (2.65%) Middleware
9 6 (1.99%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.99%) Kafka
9 6 (1.99%) XML
10 5 (1.66%) CSS
10 5 (1.66%) HTML
10 5 (1.66%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.99%) J2EE
11 3 (0.99%) JSON
11 3 (0.99%) Node.js
11 3 (0.99%) SOAP
11 3 (0.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.94%) Cloud Native
2 22 (7.28%) Management Information System
3 19 (6.29%) Data Structures
4 15 (4.97%) Data Centre
5 13 (4.30%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.98%) Legacy Systems
7 8 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.65%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.32%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.32%) User Experience
9 3 (0.99%) Clustering
9 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.99%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.66%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.66%) Legacy Code
10 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.33%) Blog
11 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.26%) Windows
2 14 (4.64%) Windows 10
3 12 (3.97%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (3.31%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (2.65%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.66%) Unix
6 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (1.32%) Linux
8 3 (0.99%) AIX
9 2 (0.66%) Android
9 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.66%) Solaris
9 2 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (48.01%) ITIL
2 133 (44.04%) Configuration Management
3 100 (33.11%) ITSM
4 87 (28.81%) Service Management
5 84 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (26.82%) Asset Management
7 55 (18.21%) Change Management
8 40 (13.25%) Migration
9 36 (11.92%) Data Modelling
10 34 (11.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 32 (10.60%) Data Migration
12 27 (8.94%) TDD
13 26 (8.61%) DevOps
14 25 (8.28%) Software Asset Management
15 24 (7.95%) Data Management
15 24 (7.95%) Problem Management
15 24 (7.95%) Project Delivery
15 24 (7.95%) Project Management
16 23 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 23 (7.62%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.60%) Java
2 20 (6.62%) C#
2 20 (6.62%) Python
3 15 (4.97%) JavaScript
3 15 (4.97%) PowerShell
4 14 (4.64%) SQL
5 7 (2.32%) C
6 6 (1.99%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.99%) sed
8 2 (0.66%) Ada
8 2 (0.66%) AWK
8 2 (0.66%) C++
8 2 (0.66%) DCL
8 2 (0.66%) Korn
8 2 (0.66%) Perl
8 2 (0.66%) PHP
9 1 (0.33%) Go
9 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (20.86%) Security Cleared
2 53 (17.55%) SC Cleared
3 32 (10.60%) Degree
4 20 (6.62%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.66%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.99%) IIBA
7 2 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.66%) MCSE
7 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.33%) CISSP
8 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.33%) MCSA
8 1 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.64%) Data Quality
1 14 (4.64%) SLA
2 7 (2.32%) QA
3 6 (1.99%) GDPR
4 3 (0.99%) GRC
4 3 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.66%) PMO
6 1 (0.33%) COBIT
6 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.33%) GxP
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.33%) ITGC
System Software
1 26 (8.61%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.95%) Docker
3 14 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.64%) vSphere
5 7 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.99%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (9.27%) SCCM
2 23 (7.62%) Kubernetes
3 17 (5.63%) Prometheus
4 13 (4.30%) MIIS
5 12 (3.97%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (2.98%) SCOM
7 7 (2.32%) AirWatch
7 7 (2.32%) WSUS
8 5 (1.66%) Ansible
9 4 (1.32%) Avamar
9 4 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (1.32%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 3 (0.99%) OpenView
10 3 (0.99%) RSA Archer
11 2 (0.66%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.66%) Netcool
11 2 (0.66%) Puppet
11 2 (0.66%) Terraform
11 2 (0.66%) WMI
Vendors
1 129 (42.72%) ServiceNow
2 42 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 42 (13.91%) Remedy
3 39 (12.91%) BMC
4 20 (6.62%) VMware
5 13 (4.30%) Oracle
6 10 (3.31%) Qualys
7 6 (1.99%) HP
7 6 (1.99%) IBM
8 5 (1.66%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.66%) EMC
8 5 (1.66%) NetApp
8 5 (1.66%) Snow
9 4 (1.32%) arcserve
9 4 (1.32%) BiZZdesign
9 4 (1.32%) Citrix
9 4 (1.32%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.32%) Software AG
9 4 (1.32%) SolarWinds
10 3 (0.99%) CA