Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 522 495 463
Rank change year-on-year -27 -32 +113
Contract jobs citing CMDB 362 264 137
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.40% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 1.32% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 193 82
10th Percentile £360 £350 £250
25th Percentile £445 £413 £318
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +9.29%
75th Percentile £625 £563 £586
90th Percentile £675 £625 £709
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +10.56% -10.00% +18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
10th Percentile - £12.35 £17.93
25th Percentile £50.75 £15.45 £18.61
Median hourly rate £51.50 £36.48 £36.00
Median % change year-on-year +41.16% +1.34% +181.14%
75th Percentile £52.25 £62.39 £43.75
90th Percentile - £75.96 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.48 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +1.34% +181.14%

CMDB is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 28,278 19,975 12,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.79% 30.36% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,927 13,548 8,311
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
25th Percentile £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £665 £605 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £436 £433
% change year-on-year +11.81% +0.77% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 687 480
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.61
25th Percentile £17.53 £15.50 £16.73
Median hourly rate £26.98 £24.50 £24.86
Median % change year-on-year +10.12% -1.43% +19.18%
75th Percentile £51.35 £48.23 £46.56
90th Percentile £66.00 £60.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.86 £20.99
% change year-on-year -1.65% +4.16% +12.23%

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 1 July 2022.

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
Top 14 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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +11 305 £540 +9.09% 44
UK excluding London -15 154 £498 +10.56% 36
Work from Home -60 148 £540 +13.68% 8
London -41 136 £550 - 8
North of England -10 59 £486 -2.75% 7
North West -3 48 £550 +10.00% 6
Midlands -18 32 £561 +28.29% 7
West Midlands -15 26 £585 +38.46% 7
South West -10 19 £513 +22.02% 7
South East -49 18 £450 -5.26% 7
East of England -17 14 £575 +35.29% 6
Scotland -23 12 £400 -6.98% 2
Yorkshire -26 11 £375 -24.62%
East Midlands -9 5 £313 -43.82%

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 168 (46.41%) ServiceNow
2 150 (41.44%) ITIL
3 115 (31.77%) Configuration Management
4 114 (31.49%) ITSM
5 83 (22.93%) Service Management
6 75 (20.72%) Agile
7 71 (19.61%) Social Skills
8 64 (17.68%) Microsoft
9 61 (16.85%) Finance
10 57 (15.75%) Asset Management
11 55 (15.19%) Security Cleared
12 49 (13.54%) Change Management
12 49 (13.54%) Public Sector
13 48 (13.26%) Windows
14 45 (12.43%) Web Services
15 41 (11.33%) JavaScript
16 38 (10.50%) SC Cleared
17 37 (10.22%) AWS
17 37 (10.22%) HTML
17 37 (10.22%) VMware
18 33 (9.12%) Active Directory
18 33 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (8.84%) Azure
19 32 (8.84%) Continuous Improvement
19 32 (8.84%) XML
19 32 (8.84%) Migration
20 30 (8.29%) Data Modelling
20 30 (8.29%) Microsoft 365
21 29 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
22 28 (7.73%) Analytical Skills

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 (3.31%) SAS
2 11 (3.04%) Confluence
3 10 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.93%) CMS
5 5 (1.38%) IIS
6 4 (1.10%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.83%) Apache
8 2 (0.55%) JBoss
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (4.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (4.14%) Chatbot
5 8 (2.21%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.10%) assyst
3 1 (0.28%) HFM
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.28%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 37 (10.22%) AWS
2 32 (8.84%) Azure
3 30 (8.29%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (4.42%) Power Platform
5 11 (3.04%) GCP
6 6 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.66%) IaaS
6 6 (1.66%) PaaS
7 5 (1.38%) SaaS
8 4 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.10%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.55%) Nutanix
9 2 (0.55%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.28%) Azure Sentinel
10 1 (0.28%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.28%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.08%) DNS
2 20 (5.52%) Firewall
3 16 (4.42%) DHCP
4 15 (4.14%) TCP/IP
5 13 (3.59%) POP3
5 13 (3.59%) SMTP
5 13 (3.59%) VoIP
6 10 (2.76%) SSL
7 7 (1.93%) SAN
8 5 (1.38%) HTTP
8 5 (1.38%) NetScaler
8 5 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (1.38%) SNMP
9 4 (1.10%) DMZ
9 4 (1.10%) IPv4
9 4 (1.10%) IPv6
9 4 (1.10%) VLAN
10 3 (0.83%) LAN
10 3 (0.83%) VPN
11 2 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.08%) Relational Database
2 16 (4.42%) Power BI
3 11 (3.04%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (1.38%) MySQL
5 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.55%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.55%) DynamoDB
7 2 (0.55%) GIS
7 2 (0.55%) Metadata
7 2 (0.55%) OLTP
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.28%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 10 (2.76%) JIRA
2 3 (0.83%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.55%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.28%) AppScan
4 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
General
1 71 (19.61%) Social Skills
2 61 (16.85%) Finance
3 49 (13.54%) Public Sector
4 28 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.31%) Influencing Skills
5 12 (3.31%) Presentation Skills
6 11 (3.04%) Banking
6 11 (3.04%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (1.10%) Billing
7 4 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (1.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 4 (1.10%) Retail
7 4 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.83%) Law
9 2 (0.55%) Aviation
9 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 65 (17.96%) Developer
2 48 (13.26%) Analyst
3 46 (12.71%) ServiceNow Developer
4 36 (9.94%) Consultant
5 31 (8.56%) Architect
6 27 (7.46%) Business Analyst
7 19 (5.25%) Senior Developer
8 18 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (4.70%) Project Manager
10 15 (4.14%) Administrator
11 14 (3.87%) IT Manager
11 14 (3.87%) Service Manager
12 13 (3.59%) ServiceNow Consultant
13 12 (3.31%) Configuration Manager
13 12 (3.31%) Support Engineer
14 11 (3.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 11 (3.04%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (3.04%) Desktop Engineer
14 11 (3.04%) Desktop Support
14 11 (3.04%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.43%) Web Services
2 37 (10.22%) HTML
3 32 (8.84%) XML
4 24 (6.63%) LDAP
4 24 (6.63%) REST
5 20 (5.52%) CSS
6 17 (4.70%) SOAP
7 14 (3.87%) AngularJS
8 11 (3.04%) J2EE
9 9 (2.49%) JSON
9 9 (2.49%) XHTML
10 7 (1.93%) JDBC
10 7 (1.93%) ODBC
10 7 (1.93%) SAML
11 6 (1.66%) Ajax
12 5 (1.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (0.55%) JAX-WS
13 2 (0.55%) Middleware
13 2 (0.55%) Regular Expression
13 2 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.52%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.59%) Legacy Systems
3 12 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (1.93%) Private Cloud
5 7 (1.93%) Replication
6 6 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (1.66%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.38%) Taxonomies
7 5 (1.38%) Wiki
8 4 (1.10%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.10%) Oracle Licensing
8 4 (1.10%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.83%) Clustering
9 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.83%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.55%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.26%) Windows
2 17 (4.70%) Linux
2 17 (4.70%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.04%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.10%) Unix
5 3 (0.83%) Android
5 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) CentOS
7 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (41.44%) ITIL
2 115 (31.77%) Configuration Management
3 114 (31.49%) ITSM
4 83 (22.93%) Service Management
5 75 (20.72%) Agile
6 57 (15.75%) Asset Management
7 49 (13.54%) Change Management
8 32 (8.84%) Continuous Improvement
8 32 (8.84%) Migration
9 30 (8.29%) Data Modelling
10 29 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (7.73%) Service Delivery
11 28 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (6.91%) Workflow
13 24 (6.63%) Decision-Making
13 24 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 22 (6.08%) Business Analysis
14 22 (6.08%) Root Cause Analysis
14 22 (6.08%) Scrum
15 21 (5.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (11.33%) JavaScript
2 20 (5.52%) SQL
3 14 (3.87%) Java
4 13 (3.59%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.04%) Python
6 7 (1.93%) Bash
7 5 (1.38%) C
7 5 (1.38%) Perl
8 4 (1.10%) VBScript
9 2 (0.55%) Groovy
10 1 (0.28%) Jython
10 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.28%) Ruby
10 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (15.19%) Security Cleared
2 38 (10.50%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (2.21%) Degree
4 8 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.10%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.55%) CCNA
7 2 (0.55%) CISSP
7 2 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.55%) IIBA
8 1 (0.28%) CCNP
8 1 (0.28%) CEH
8 1 (0.28%) CRISC
8 1 (0.28%) GCIH
8 1 (0.28%) MCSE
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.28%) OSCP
8 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.59%) Data Quality
2 11 (3.04%) SLA
3 8 (2.21%) QA
4 7 (1.93%) GRC
5 6 (1.66%) GDPR
6 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.28%) EMIR
7 1 (0.28%) GPG13
7 1 (0.28%) IFRS
7 1 (0.28%) IFRS 17
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.28%) MiFID
7 1 (0.28%) NIST
7 1 (0.28%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.28%) PMO
7 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.28%) SAS 70
System Software
1 33 (9.12%) Active Directory
1 33 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.31%) Docker
3 8 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.93%) vSphere
5 5 (1.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (0.83%) Firmware
6 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.55%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.55%) XenApp
7 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.28%) KVM
8 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (6.63%) SCCM
2 21 (5.80%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (1.66%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.38%) Avamar
5 5 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.38%) vCenter Server
5 5 (1.38%) vRealize
5 5 (1.38%) VxRail
6 4 (1.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (1.10%) Nagios
7 3 (0.83%) Ansible
7 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.55%) Opsview
8 2 (0.55%) QRadar
8 2 (0.55%) TADDM
8 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.55%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 168 (46.41%) ServiceNow
2 64 (17.68%) Microsoft
3 37 (10.22%) VMware
4 17 (4.70%) Cisco
4 17 (4.70%) Oracle
5 13 (3.59%) Snow
6 11 (3.04%) Veeam
7 10 (2.76%) BMC
8 9 (2.49%) Citrix
9 8 (2.21%) Remedy
10 7 (1.93%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.93%) Juniper
10 7 (1.93%) Okta
11 6 (1.66%) F5
11 6 (1.66%) Splunk
12 5 (1.38%) Brocade
12 5 (1.38%) Dell
12 5 (1.38%) Fortinet
12 5 (1.38%) Google
12 5 (1.38%) NetScout