Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 620 547 577
Rank change year-on-year -73 +30 -36
Contract jobs citing CMDB 287 312 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 0.96% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 192 247
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £138 £219 £207
90th Percentile £550 £599 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.96% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 16
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £46.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.16% +62.28% +80.72%
10th Percentile £15.00 £20.58 £20.88
90th Percentile £67.50 £54.18 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £46.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year -67.03% +62.28% +80.72%

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 35,377 32,575 37,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.95% 34.19% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,003 21,170 24,586
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,118 1,109 1,237
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% -9.52% +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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -38 275 £439 +3.24% 47
UK excluding London -6 197 £450 +12.50% 34
South East -15 94 £463 +23.33% 14
London -99 87 £431 -13.75% 15
North of England -2 34 £408 -4.12% 6
Midlands -15 25 £370 -12.94% 6
East of England +24 24 £475 +20.25% 3
East Midlands +17 16 £275 -38.89% 1
North West -6 14 £438 +24.11% 5
South West +10 13 £452 -9.64% 3
North East +5 11 £325 -36.59%
Yorkshire -19 9 £500 +16.28% 1
West Midlands -42 9 £463 +12.12% 5
Scotland -48 8 £285 +14.00% 1
Wales -18 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 152 (52.96%) ITIL
2 127 (44.25%) Configuration Management
3 96 (33.45%) ServiceNow
4 84 (29.27%) Service Management
5 83 (28.92%) ITSM
6 65 (22.65%) Change Management
7 55 (19.16%) Windows
8 53 (18.47%) Microsoft
9 45 (15.68%) Security Cleared
10 43 (14.98%) Remedy
11 42 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (14.29%) Incident Management
13 40 (13.94%) Asset Management
14 38 (13.24%) Management Information System
15 36 (12.54%) ITIL V3
16 34 (11.85%) Finance
16 34 (11.85%) Linux
17 32 (11.15%) Active Directory
17 32 (11.15%) Stakeholder Management
18 30 (10.45%) JavaScript
19 29 (10.10%) SC Cleared
20 28 (9.76%) Degree
21 27 (9.41%) XML
22 26 (9.06%) Cisco
22 26 (9.06%) Web Services
22 26 (9.06%) Data Centre
23 24 (8.36%) REST
23 24 (8.36%) Remedy ITSM
23 24 (8.36%) Data Modelling
23 24 (8.36%) HTML

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 17 (5.92%) CMS
2 8 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.74%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.05%) Apache
4 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.70%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.35%) IIS
6 1 (0.35%) JBoss
6 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (6.97%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (6.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (4.88%) MS Visio
4 13 (4.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (8.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.39%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.35%) assyst
3 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.97%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.14%) SaaS
4 8 (2.79%) Office 365
5 6 (2.09%) Slack
6 4 (1.39%) IaaS
7 3 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (1.05%) PaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.32%) DNS
2 12 (4.18%) LAN
3 11 (3.83%) WAN
4 10 (3.48%) Firewall
5 9 (3.14%) DHCP
6 8 (2.79%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.79%) VPN
7 7 (2.44%) MPLS
8 5 (1.74%) Wireless
9 4 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.39%) MVNO
9 4 (1.39%) SMS
10 3 (1.05%) Network Security
10 3 (1.05%) Skype
10 3 (1.05%) SNMP
10 3 (1.05%) VLAN
11 2 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.70%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.09%) MySQL
2 4 (1.39%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.39%) SQLPlus
3 3 (1.05%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.70%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (4.53%) JIRA
2 3 (1.05%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.70%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.70%) GDB
4 1 (0.35%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (0.35%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.35%) Maven
4 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (11.85%) Finance
2 21 (7.32%) Banking
3 18 (6.27%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.18%) Retail
5 10 (3.48%) Military
6 6 (2.09%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.39%) Legal
7 4 (1.39%) Publishing
8 3 (1.05%) Advertising
8 3 (1.05%) Front Office
9 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Billing
10 1 (0.35%) Local Government
10 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (22.65%) Analyst
2 34 (11.85%) Developer
3 32 (11.15%) Architect
4 25 (8.71%) ServiceNow Developer
5 23 (8.01%) Configuration Manager
5 23 (8.01%) Consultant
6 21 (7.32%) Service Analyst
7 19 (6.62%) Administrator
8 18 (6.27%) Configuration Analyst
8 18 (6.27%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.57%) ServiceNow Consultant
10 14 (4.88%) Service Manager
11 13 (4.53%) IT Analyst
12 12 (4.18%) Data Analyst
13 11 (3.83%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.83%) Configuration Management Analyst
13 11 (3.83%) Support Analyst
14 10 (3.48%) Deployment Engineer
14 10 (3.48%) ITIL Manager
14 10 (3.48%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.41%) XML
2 26 (9.06%) Web Services
3 24 (8.36%) HTML
3 24 (8.36%) REST
4 17 (5.92%) CSS
5 11 (3.83%) Ajax
6 10 (3.48%) RESTful
6 10 (3.48%) SOAP
7 9 (3.14%) XHTML
8 8 (2.79%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.79%) Node.js
9 6 (2.09%) HTML5
10 4 (1.39%) jQuery
11 3 (1.05%) LDAP
11 3 (1.05%) SAML
12 2 (0.70%) CSS3
12 2 (0.70%) JDBC
13 1 (0.35%) J2EE
13 1 (0.35%) Middleware
13 1 (0.35%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.24%) Management Information System
2 26 (9.06%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.14%) Taxonomies
4 9 (3.14%) User Experience
5 8 (2.79%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.74%) PKI
7 4 (1.39%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.39%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.05%) Clustering
8 3 (1.05%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.70%) PMI
9 2 (0.70%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.70%) TM Forum
9 2 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.16%) Windows
2 34 (11.85%) Linux
3 15 (5.23%) Windows 10
4 10 (3.48%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.09%) AIX
6 6 (2.09%) Unix
6 6 (2.09%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.39%) Android
8 4 (1.39%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.39%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.39%) SUSE
8 4 (1.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.39%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.05%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (52.96%) ITIL
2 127 (44.25%) Configuration Management
3 84 (29.27%) Service Management
4 83 (28.92%) ITSM
5 65 (22.65%) Change Management
6 42 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (14.29%) Incident Management
8 40 (13.94%) Asset Management
9 36 (12.54%) ITIL V3
10 32 (11.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (8.36%) Data Modelling
12 22 (7.67%) Problem Management
12 22 (7.67%) Service Design
13 20 (6.97%) Project Management
14 18 (6.27%) Programme Management
14 18 (6.27%) Service Delivery
14 18 (6.27%) Workflow
15 17 (5.92%) Release Management
16 14 (4.88%) DevOps
16 14 (4.88%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.45%) JavaScript
2 22 (7.67%) C
3 12 (4.18%) SQL
4 10 (3.48%) Java
5 7 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.74%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.39%) Perl
7 4 (1.39%) Python
7 4 (1.39%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.05%) PHP
9 2 (0.70%) SystemTap
9 2 (0.70%) VBScript
10 1 (0.35%) Groovy
10 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (15.68%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.10%) SC Cleared
3 28 (9.76%) Degree
4 24 (8.36%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (3.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.09%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.39%) CCNA
7 4 (1.39%) CCNP
8 3 (1.05%) Server+ Certification
9 2 (0.70%) CAPM
9 2 (0.70%) CCENT
9 2 (0.70%) CISM
9 2 (0.70%) CISSP
9 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.70%) PMP
9 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.70%) VCP6
9 2 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.32%) QA
2 18 (6.27%) SLA
3 13 (4.53%) Data Quality
4 11 (3.83%) Def Stans
5 10 (3.48%) ISO 9001
6 9 (3.14%) PMO
7 3 (1.05%) COBIT
8 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.35%) GDPR
9 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (11.15%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.09%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (1.74%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.70%) Docker
5 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.70%) NFS
5 2 (0.70%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (6.62%) SCCM
2 14 (4.88%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (3.14%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (3.14%) Puppet
4 8 (2.79%) Netcool
5 5 (1.74%) Ansible
5 5 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.39%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.39%) WSUS
7 3 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (1.05%) OpenView
7 3 (1.05%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.05%) Stealthwatch
7 3 (1.05%) vRealize
8 2 (0.70%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.70%) SELinux
Vendors
1 96 (33.45%) ServiceNow
2 53 (18.47%) Microsoft
3 43 (14.98%) Remedy
4 26 (9.06%) Cisco
5 24 (8.36%) BMC
6 14 (4.88%) VMware
7 11 (3.83%) Red Hat
8 10 (3.48%) Snow
8 10 (3.48%) Splunk
9 8 (2.79%) Apple
9 8 (2.79%) SolarWinds
10 7 (2.44%) New Relic
10 7 (2.44%) Symantec
11 6 (2.09%) McAfee
11 6 (2.09%) PagerDuty
12 5 (1.74%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.74%) HP
12 5 (1.74%) IBM
12 5 (1.74%) Infoblox
12 5 (1.74%) Oracle