Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 511 561 639
Rank change year-on-year +50 +78 -86
Contract jobs citing CMDB 186 341 269
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.35% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 1.11% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 217 190
Median daily rate £500 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% -1.11%
10th Percentile £250 £205 £187
90th Percentile £626 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £413 £470
% change year-on-year +21.21% -12.23% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 12
Median hourly rate £26.61 £15.56 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.04% -71.72% +8.91%
10th Percentile £14.15 £12.93 £15.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £31.87 £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.61 £14.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year +82.10% -2.60% -66.67%

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 19,702 30,680 33,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.86% 31.82% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,247 19,913 21,725
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 996 1,009
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -2.33% +8.19%
10th Percentile £12.61 £11.85 £11.79
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.05
Median hourly rate £21.57 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.85% -4.76% +15.46%

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 2 April 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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 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 +49 162 £500 +11.11% 17
UK excluding London +11 115 £500 +21.21% 13
London +108 68 £523 +10.00% 7
South East +40 33 £452 -9.60% 6
South West +52 24 £560 +12.00% 1
Scotland +19 21 £488 +30.00% 2
East of England +20 15 £325 -27.78%
Midlands +58 12 £340 +4.62% 1
West Midlands +50 10 £420 +29.23% 1
North of England +34 10 £400 -4.19% 2
North West +28 8 £400 +6.67% 2
Work from Home +4 4 £373 -25.50%
East Midlands +26 2 £178 -45.18%
Yorkshire +19 1 £400 -4.19%
North East +9 1 £275 -52.17%

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 73 (39.25%) ITIL
2 52 (27.96%) ServiceNow
3 51 (27.42%) Configuration Management
4 45 (24.19%) Service Management
4 45 (24.19%) ITSM
5 36 (19.35%) Finance
5 36 (19.35%) Microsoft
6 33 (17.74%) Windows
7 29 (15.59%) Remedy
8 28 (15.05%) Security Cleared
9 27 (14.52%) Remedy ITSM
9 27 (14.52%) Asset Management
10 26 (13.98%) Workflow
10 26 (13.98%) Change Management
10 26 (13.98%) BMC
11 25 (13.44%) Migration
12 24 (12.90%) SC Cleared
13 21 (11.29%) Release Management
13 21 (11.29%) Cisco
14 19 (10.22%) Linux
15 18 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (9.14%) VMware
16 17 (9.14%) Microsoft Office
16 17 (9.14%) WAN
17 16 (8.60%) SCCM
17 16 (8.60%) SQL
18 15 (8.06%) Identity Management
18 15 (8.06%) Degree
18 15 (8.06%) Problem Management
18 15 (8.06%) Data Centre

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 4 (2.15%) CMS
2 2 (1.08%) Confluence
2 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.08%) Site Server
3 1 (0.54%) Apache
3 1 (0.54%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.54%) IIS
3 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (9.14%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.69%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (14.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (3.76%) Remedy AR System
3 5 (2.69%) Maximo
4 2 (1.08%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.54%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.54%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.30%) Azure
2 6 (3.23%) AWS
3 4 (2.15%) PaaS
3 4 (2.15%) SaaS
4 3 (1.61%) Office 365
5 2 (1.08%) IaaS
6 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.54%) Google Docs
6 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.54%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.14%) WAN
2 12 (6.45%) DHCP
2 12 (6.45%) DNS
3 11 (5.91%) LAN
3 11 (5.91%) Wireless
3 11 (5.91%) Wireshark
4 8 (4.30%) Firewall
5 7 (3.76%) NetScaler
6 6 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (3.23%) Ethereal
6 6 (3.23%) Ethernet
7 5 (2.69%) VPN
8 3 (1.61%) BGP
8 3 (1.61%) Network Security
8 3 (1.61%) OSPF
8 3 (1.61%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.61%) VoIP
8 3 (1.61%) WLAN
9 2 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.08%) DB2
4 2 (1.08%) MySQL
4 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.54%) HBase
5 1 (0.54%) MS Access
5 1 (0.54%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.54%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.54%) Power BI
5 1 (0.54%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (2.69%) Fiddler
2 4 (2.15%) JIRA
3 1 (0.54%) MSI
3 1 (0.54%) PowerDesigner
General
1 36 (19.35%) Finance
2 14 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.76%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.23%) Banking
5 4 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.15%) Military
6 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.08%) Legal
6 2 (1.08%) Retail
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
7 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.54%) French Language
7 1 (0.54%) Local Government
7 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (18.28%) Analyst
2 27 (14.52%) Developer
3 24 (12.90%) Architect
4 21 (11.29%) Consultant
5 17 (9.14%) ServiceNow Developer
6 9 (4.84%) Citrix Engineer
7 7 (3.76%) Administrator
7 7 (3.76%) Business Analyst
7 7 (3.76%) Configuration Manager
7 7 (3.76%) IT Analyst
7 7 (3.76%) Remedy Consultant
7 7 (3.76%) Remedy Developer
7 7 (3.76%) Technical Manager
8 6 (3.23%) Lead Architect
8 6 (3.23%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.23%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.69%) Applications Specialist
9 5 (2.69%) Citrix Support
9 5 (2.69%) Network Engineer
9 5 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.30%) Web Services
2 3 (1.61%) CSS
2 3 (1.61%) HTML
2 3 (1.61%) JSON
2 3 (1.61%) REST
2 3 (1.61%) RESTful
2 3 (1.61%) SOAP
2 3 (1.61%) XML
3 2 (1.08%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.54%) Ajax
4 1 (0.54%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.54%) CGI
4 1 (0.54%) Middleware
4 1 (0.54%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.54%) Spring
4 1 (0.54%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.91%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.23%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.69%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.15%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.61%) Clustering
7 2 (1.08%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.08%) User Experience
8 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.54%) NHS
8 1 (0.54%) PKI
8 1 (0.54%) Replication
8 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.74%) Windows
2 19 (10.22%) Linux
3 11 (5.91%) Windows 10
4 10 (5.38%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.76%) CatOS
6 6 (3.23%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.08%) HPUX
9 2 (1.08%) Unix
10 1 (0.54%) Solaris
10 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (39.25%) ITIL
2 51 (27.42%) Configuration Management
3 45 (24.19%) ITSM
3 45 (24.19%) Service Management
4 27 (14.52%) Asset Management
5 26 (13.98%) Change Management
5 26 (13.98%) Workflow
6 25 (13.44%) Migration
7 21 (11.29%) Release Management
8 18 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (8.06%) Identity Management
9 15 (8.06%) Problem Management
10 14 (7.53%) Incident Management
11 13 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (6.99%) High Availability
12 12 (6.45%) Business Continuity
13 10 (5.38%) ITIL V3
14 9 (4.84%) Data Modelling
15 8 (4.30%) Project Management
15 8 (4.30%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.60%) SQL
2 8 (4.30%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.61%) Java
3 3 (1.61%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.61%) VBScript
4 2 (1.08%) Python
5 1 (0.54%) Perl
5 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.06%) Degree
4 11 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.84%) CCNA
5 9 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.30%) CCNP
7 6 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.61%) MCP
10 2 (1.08%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.08%) CCIE
10 2 (1.08%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (1.08%) CISSP
10 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.54%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.54%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.76%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.15%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) NCSC
3 1 (0.54%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.91%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.84%) XenDesktop
4 7 (3.76%) XenApp
5 6 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.15%) vSphere
7 3 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.54%) Docker
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (8.60%) SCCM
2 7 (3.76%) OpenView
3 5 (2.69%) SCOM
4 4 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.61%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.61%) WSUS
6 2 (1.08%) Ansible
6 2 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (1.08%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.54%) OPNET
7 1 (0.54%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 52 (27.96%) ServiceNow
2 36 (19.35%) Microsoft
3 29 (15.59%) Remedy
4 26 (13.98%) BMC
5 21 (11.29%) Cisco
6 17 (9.14%) VMware
7 14 (7.53%) Citrix
8 13 (6.99%) Oracle
9 11 (5.91%) SAP
10 7 (3.76%) Snow
11 6 (3.23%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.69%) Adobe
12 5 (2.69%) EMC
12 5 (2.69%) Ivanti
13 4 (2.15%) IBM
13 4 (2.15%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.61%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.61%) Juniper
14 3 (1.61%) NetApp
14 3 (1.61%) Symantec