Period
to 25 April 2018

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 25 April 2018 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 620 518 581
Rank change year-on-year -102 +63 -48
Contract jobs citing CMDB 267 316 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.35% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 1.03% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 189 194
UK median daily rate £428 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +1.12% -1.11%
10th Percentile £185 £300 £210
90th Percentile £538 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 14
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £55.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.36% +22.22% +192.49%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.15 £20.79
90th Percentile £70.00 £55.00 £100.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -61.54% +1.11% +210.34%

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 34,295 30,679 35,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.94% 33.65% 33.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,535 19,896 23,168
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £260 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,063 1,086 1,259
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.99 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.36% -1.66% +21.94%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.22 £19.30 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.95% -8.08% +20.00%

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 25 April 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CMDB over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Contractor 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 25 April 2018. 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 -51 250 £450 -4.26% 32
UK excluding London -19 177 £450 - 30
South East -13 90 £475 - 13
London -91 82 £419 -11.84% 6
North of England -2 31 £425 -5.56% 4
East of England +21 25 £475 +5.56% 1
North East +33 16 £325 -39.53%
Midlands -4 16 £385 -3.75% 5
North West -5 11 £425 -
West Midlands -22 9 £475 +18.75% 3
Scotland -43 8 £300 -20.00% 3
East Midlands -2 7 £370 -32.73% 2
South West +3 6 £310 -38.00% 3
Yorkshire -19 4 £325 -24.42% 4
Wales -18 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, 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.

1 132 (49.44%) ITIL
2 118 (44.19%) Configuration Management
3 82 (30.71%) ServiceNow
4 77 (28.84%) Windows
5 73 (27.34%) Microsoft
6 68 (25.47%) Change Management
7 63 (23.60%) Service Management
8 51 (19.10%) ITSM
9 50 (18.73%) Linux
10 46 (17.23%) Security Cleared
11 44 (16.48%) Active Directory
12 43 (16.10%) Management Information System
13 42 (15.73%) Microsoft Office
13 42 (15.73%) Incident Management
14 36 (13.48%) Finance
15 34 (12.73%) Remedy
16 32 (11.99%) Web Services
16 32 (11.99%) Degree
17 31 (11.61%) Microsoft Excel
18 26 (9.74%) C
18 26 (9.74%) Asset Management
19 25 (9.36%) Cisco
20 24 (8.99%) ITIL V3
20 24 (8.99%) Problem Management
20 24 (8.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 24 (8.99%) SC Cleared
21 23 (8.61%) SCCM
21 23 (8.61%) Data Modelling
21 23 (8.61%) Agile Software Development
21 23 (8.61%) Banking

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 10 (3.75%) Apache
1 10 (3.75%) CMS
2 9 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.62%) nginx
4 5 (1.87%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.12%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.12%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.37%) IIS
6 1 (0.37%) JBoss
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (15.73%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (11.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (8.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.62%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (7.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.12%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.75%) SaaS
3 7 (2.62%) Office 365
4 6 (2.25%) Slack
5 2 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.75%) IaaS
5 2 (0.75%) PaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.12%) DNS
2 15 (5.62%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.75%) LAN
3 10 (3.75%) VPN
4 8 (3.00%) DHCP
4 8 (3.00%) WAN
5 7 (2.62%) Firewall
5 7 (2.62%) MPLS
6 6 (2.25%) SNMP
7 5 (1.87%) MVNO
8 4 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.50%) Wireless
9 3 (1.12%) DMZ
9 3 (1.12%) Skype
10 2 (0.75%) 3G
10 2 (0.75%) 4G
10 2 (0.75%) Intranet
10 2 (0.75%) Network Security
10 2 (0.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.25%) MySQL
2 4 (1.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.50%) SQLPlus
3 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.37%) DB2
4 1 (0.37%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 7 (2.62%) JIRA
2 5 (1.87%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.12%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.75%) Maven
5 1 (0.37%) CA Release Automation
5 1 (0.37%) GDB
5 1 (0.37%) Hudson
5 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (13.48%) Finance
2 23 (8.61%) Banking
3 17 (6.37%) Telecoms
4 15 (5.62%) Military
5 13 (4.87%) Retail
6 5 (1.87%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.12%) Front Office
8 2 (0.75%) Legal
8 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Billing
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
9 1 (0.37%) Games
9 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (20.22%) Analyst
2 36 (13.48%) Developer
3 30 (11.24%) Architect
4 28 (10.49%) ServiceNow Developer
5 26 (9.74%) Configuration Analyst
6 21 (7.87%) Consultant
7 17 (6.37%) Data Analyst
8 16 (5.99%) Configuration Manager
8 16 (5.99%) Project Manager
8 16 (5.99%) ServiceNow Consultant
9 15 (5.62%) Configuration Management Analyst
10 12 (4.49%) Build Engineer
11 10 (3.75%) Administrator
11 10 (3.75%) Service Analyst
12 9 (3.37%) IT Analyst
13 8 (3.00%) Deployment Engineer
13 8 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.00%) Support Analyst
14 7 (2.62%) Desktop Support
14 7 (2.62%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.99%) Web Services
2 20 (7.49%) XML
3 16 (5.99%) CSS
3 16 (5.99%) HTML
3 16 (5.99%) REST
4 15 (5.62%) RESTful
5 11 (4.12%) LDAP
6 9 (3.37%) AngularJS
7 8 (3.00%) Ajax
7 8 (3.00%) Middleware
7 8 (3.00%) SOAP
7 8 (3.00%) XHTML
8 6 (2.25%) JSON
9 4 (1.50%) HTML5
9 4 (1.50%) Node.js
10 3 (1.12%) CSS3
11 2 (0.75%) JDBC
12 1 (0.37%) .NET
12 1 (0.37%) J2EE
12 1 (0.37%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.10%) Management Information System
2 23 (8.61%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (7.87%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.37%) Driving Licence
5 8 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.62%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.87%) User Experience
8 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.50%) Handset
8 4 (1.50%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.12%) AS400
9 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.12%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.75%) PKI
10 2 (0.75%) Replication
10 2 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (28.84%) Windows
2 50 (18.73%) Linux
3 13 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (4.87%) Windows 7
4 11 (4.12%) Windows 10
5 9 (3.37%) Unix
5 9 (3.37%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.25%) AIX
6 6 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.50%) SUSE
7 4 (1.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.50%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.50%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.50%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.12%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.75%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.37%) Android
10 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (49.44%) ITIL
2 118 (44.19%) Configuration Management
3 68 (25.47%) Change Management
4 63 (23.60%) Service Management
5 51 (19.10%) ITSM
6 42 (15.73%) Incident Management
7 26 (9.74%) Asset Management
8 24 (8.99%) ITIL V3
8 24 (8.99%) Problem Management
9 23 (8.61%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (8.61%) Data Modelling
10 20 (7.49%) Data Management
11 19 (7.12%) Project Management
12 18 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (6.74%) Programme Management
12 18 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (6.37%) Customer Requirements
13 17 (6.37%) Process Improvement
13 17 (6.37%) Release Management
13 17 (6.37%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.74%) C
2 22 (8.24%) JavaScript
3 13 (4.87%) Bash Shell
3 13 (4.87%) Python
4 11 (4.12%) SQL
5 10 (3.75%) PHP
5 10 (3.75%) Ruby
6 8 (3.00%) Java
6 8 (3.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.25%) Perl
8 4 (1.50%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.37%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 46 (17.23%) Security Cleared
2 32 (11.99%) Degree
3 24 (8.99%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.62%) DV Cleared
5 11 (4.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.87%) CCNA
9 4 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.12%) CCNP
10 3 (1.12%) MCSE
11 2 (0.75%) BICSI Certification
11 2 (0.75%) CCENT
11 2 (0.75%) CISM
11 2 (0.75%) CISSP
11 2 (0.75%) LPIC
11 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.75%) RHCE
11 2 (0.75%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.12%) Def Stans
2 15 (5.62%) ISO 9001
3 13 (4.87%) SLA
4 10 (3.75%) QA
5 5 (1.87%) COBIT
5 5 (1.87%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.12%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.75%) GDPR
7 2 (0.75%) PMO
7 2 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (16.48%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.62%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.12%) vSphere
6 2 (0.75%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.75%) Firmware
6 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.37%) Docker
7 1 (0.37%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (8.61%) SCCM
2 10 (3.75%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (3.75%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (3.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (3.00%) Puppet
5 7 (2.62%) HAProxy
5 7 (2.62%) Netcool
6 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.50%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.50%) WSUS
8 2 (0.75%) Ansible
8 2 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.75%) SCOM
8 2 (0.75%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.37%) Kibana
9 1 (0.37%) Salt
9 1 (0.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 82 (30.71%) ServiceNow
2 73 (27.34%) Microsoft
3 34 (12.73%) Remedy
4 25 (9.36%) Cisco
5 22 (8.24%) BMC
6 17 (6.37%) Red Hat
6 17 (6.37%) VMware
7 12 (4.49%) Oracle
7 12 (4.49%) Snow
8 10 (3.75%) Splunk
9 9 (3.37%) SolarWinds
10 8 (3.00%) Symantec
11 7 (2.62%) New Relic
12 6 (2.25%) HP
12 6 (2.25%) Juniper
12 6 (2.25%) PagerDuty
13 5 (1.87%) Infoblox
13 5 (1.87%) NetApp
14 4 (1.50%) Dell
15 3 (1.12%) Citrix