Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 524 571
Rank change year-on-year -71 +47 +34
Contract jobs citing CMDB 307 403 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.38% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 1.15% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 299 184
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £255 £253 £226
90th Percentile £575 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £384
% change year-on-year -1.18% +10.75% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 17
UK median hourly rate £51.25 £37.50 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.67% +77.35% +34.08%
10th Percentile £42.50 £20.25 £15.06
90th Percentile £56.80 £55.00 £43.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +26.67% +137.79% -

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 34307 34966 37326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.60% 33.09% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22763 22959 23716
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1201 1466
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £21.00 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.37% +7.91% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.06 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.48% +10.53% +8.57%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -39 289 £425 -5.56% 19
UK excluding London +12 206 £420 -1.18% 17
South East +37 127 £420 -6.67% 4
London -84 93 £450 -8.86% 3
North of England +50 31 £350 -16.42% 5
Midlands +7 21 £475 +5.56% 2
North West +40 20 £350 +6.06%
West Midlands +20 19 £478 +12.35% 2
East of England -24 12 £475 +5.56% 4
Scotland -4 9 £375 -3.23% 1
North East +46 8 £400 -5.88%
South West +4 4 £320 -14.67% 1
Yorkshire +14 3 £150 -69.73% 5
Wales +10 2 £300 -14.29%
East Midlands +4 2 £450 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 180 (58.63%) ITIL
2 118 (38.44%) Service Management
3 117 (38.11%) ServiceNow
4 92 (29.97%) Configuration Management
5 73 (23.78%) ITSM
6 65 (21.17%) Windows
7 63 (20.52%) ITIL V3
8 58 (18.89%) Finance
8 58 (18.89%) Asset Management
9 48 (15.64%) Change Management
10 47 (15.31%) BMC
10 47 (15.31%) Web Services
11 43 (14.01%) Security Cleared
12 42 (13.68%) JavaScript
13 39 (12.70%) Linux
13 39 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (12.38%) HTML
14 38 (12.38%) Microsoft
15 36 (11.73%) Active Directory
16 33 (10.75%) Remedy
16 33 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
17 32 (10.42%) SC Cleared
17 32 (10.42%) Remedy ITSM
18 31 (10.10%) Workflow
18 31 (10.10%) CSS
19 30 (9.77%) Incident Management
19 30 (9.77%) REST
20 29 (9.45%) Problem Management
20 29 (9.45%) XML
20 29 (9.45%) Telecoms

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 16 (5.21%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.58%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.26%) CMS
4 6 (1.95%) Apache
4 6 (1.95%) nginx
5 4 (1.30%) Smallworld
6 2 (0.65%) Confluence
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (9.12%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 32 (10.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.63%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.33%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.33%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.51%) Office 365
3 14 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (4.23%) SaaS
5 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.84%) LDAP
2 18 (5.86%) VPN
3 15 (4.89%) LAN
4 9 (2.93%) 3G
4 9 (2.93%) 4G
4 9 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (2.28%) ADSL
5 7 (2.28%) Firewall
6 6 (1.95%) SNMP
7 5 (1.63%) SAN
7 5 (1.63%) WAN
8 4 (1.30%) MVNO
8 4 (1.30%) Wireless
9 3 (0.98%) SMTP
10 2 (0.65%) DMZ
10 2 (0.65%) DNS
10 2 (0.65%) NAS
10 2 (0.65%) POP3
10 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.58%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.30%) MySQL
3 4 (1.30%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.65%) Big Data
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 (0.33%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.65%) Ant
2 2 (0.65%) Artifactory
2 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.65%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.65%) JIRA
2 2 (0.65%) LoadRunner
2 2 (0.65%) MSBuild
2 2 (0.65%) MSI
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.33%) ERwin
3 1 (0.33%) FishEye
3 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.33%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 58 (18.89%) Finance
2 29 (9.45%) Telecoms
3 24 (7.82%) Banking
4 11 (3.58%) Legal
5 4 (1.30%) Retail
6 3 (0.98%) Military
7 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.65%) Games
7 2 (0.65%) German Language
7 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) French Language
8 1 (0.33%) Front Office
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (15.64%) Developer
2 45 (14.66%) Architect
3 44 (14.33%) Analyst
4 43 (14.01%) ServiceNow Developer
5 32 (10.42%) Consultant
6 22 (7.17%) ServiceNow Consultant
7 16 (5.21%) Administrator
8 13 (4.23%) Service Architect
9 11 (3.58%) Business Analyst
9 11 (3.58%) Configuration Manager
10 9 (2.93%) Desktop Support
10 9 (2.93%) Service Manager
10 9 (2.93%) Support Analyst
10 9 (2.93%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (2.93%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.28%) Asset and Configuration Manager
11 7 (2.28%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.28%) Technical Leader
11 7 (2.28%) Technical Support
12 6 (1.95%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (15.31%) Web Services
2 38 (12.38%) HTML
3 31 (10.10%) CSS
4 30 (9.77%) REST
5 29 (9.45%) XML
6 28 (9.12%) SOAP
7 19 (6.19%) Ajax
8 17 (5.54%) AngularJS
9 15 (4.89%) JSON
9 15 (4.89%) XHTML
10 9 (2.93%) Middleware
11 8 (2.61%) XML Schema
11 8 (2.61%) XSL
12 7 (2.28%) RESTful
13 4 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (0.98%) HTML5
15 2 (0.65%) .NET
15 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
15 2 (0.65%) CSS3
15 2 (0.65%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.17%) User Experience
3 18 (5.86%) Data Centre
4 15 (4.89%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.93%) Smartphone
7 8 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.28%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.30%) Frameworx
10 3 (0.98%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.98%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.98%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.65%) Handset
12 1 (0.33%) Clustering
12 1 (0.33%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.33%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 65 (21.17%) Windows
2 39 (12.70%) Linux
3 24 (7.82%) Windows Server
4 17 (5.54%) Unix
5 11 (3.58%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.93%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.30%) AIX
9 4 (1.30%) Solaris
9 4 (1.30%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.33%) Debian
11 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (58.63%) ITIL
2 118 (38.44%) Service Management
3 92 (29.97%) Configuration Management
4 73 (23.78%) ITSM
5 63 (20.52%) ITIL V3
6 58 (18.89%) Asset Management
7 48 (15.64%) Change Management
8 39 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (10.10%) Workflow
10 30 (9.77%) Incident Management
11 29 (9.45%) Problem Management
12 26 (8.47%) Project Management
12 26 (8.47%) Release Management
12 26 (8.47%) Service Delivery
13 23 (7.49%) Performance Management
14 22 (7.17%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (6.84%) Operations Management
16 20 (6.51%) Data Modelling
17 17 (5.54%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (13.68%) JavaScript
2 15 (4.89%) SQL
3 14 (4.56%) Python
4 10 (3.26%) Java
4 10 (3.26%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.26%) Ruby
5 8 (2.61%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.95%) Perl
6 6 (1.95%) PHP
7 5 (1.63%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.30%) C
9 2 (0.65%) C#
9 2 (0.65%) C++
9 2 (0.65%) Korn
9 2 (0.65%) VBScript
10 1 (0.33%) R
10 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (14.01%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.84%) Degree
4 20 (6.51%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (3.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.30%) BICSI Certification
8 4 (1.30%) CCNA
8 4 (1.30%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.30%) JNCIA
8 4 (1.30%) JNCIS
8 4 (1.30%) LPIC
8 4 (1.30%) MCSE
8 4 (1.30%) RHCE
9 3 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.65%) MCSA
11 1 (0.33%) CCNP
11 1 (0.33%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.17%) SLA
2 14 (4.56%) QA
3 8 (2.61%) COBIT
4 6 (1.95%) GDPR
4 6 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (1.95%) PMO
5 5 (1.63%) Def Stans
6 4 (1.30%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.98%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.98%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.65%) P3O
9 1 (0.33%) GxP
9 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 36 (11.73%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.93%) Firmware
4 4 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.65%) KVM
6 2 (0.65%) RHEV
6 2 (0.65%) vSphere
6 2 (0.65%) XenApp
6 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (5.86%) SCCM
2 15 (4.89%) Netcool
3 11 (3.58%) WSUS
4 9 (2.93%) Jamf Pro
5 8 (2.61%) Nmap
5 8 (2.61%) OpenVAS
5 8 (2.61%) Puppet
5 8 (2.61%) SCOM
6 7 (2.28%) MOM
6 7 (2.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (1.95%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.65%) Ansible
8 2 (0.65%) BMC Marimba
8 2 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.65%) Nagios
8 2 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 117 (38.11%) ServiceNow
2 47 (15.31%) BMC
3 38 (12.38%) Microsoft
4 33 (10.75%) Remedy
5 24 (7.82%) Oracle
6 23 (7.49%) HP
6 23 (7.49%) VMware
7 21 (6.84%) Cisco
8 14 (4.56%) AppDynamics
8 14 (4.56%) Riverbed
9 12 (3.91%) Red Hat
9 12 (3.91%) SAP
10 11 (3.58%) Dell
11 10 (3.26%) Citrix
11 10 (3.26%) IBM
11 10 (3.26%) SolarWinds
12 9 (2.93%) PeopleSoft
12 9 (2.93%) Snow
12 9 (2.93%) Symantec
13 7 (2.28%) Juniper