Period
to 21 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Metadata skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Metadata over the 6 months to 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Metadata
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 306 317 496
Rank change year-on-year +11 +179 +15
Contract jobs citing Metadata 530 160 331
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.62% 0.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.84% 2.69% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 89 204
10th Percentile £389 £323 £313
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £518
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.28% +4.02%
75th Percentile £725 £638 £592
90th Percentile £756 £725 £703
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £501
% change year-on-year +4.55% +9.89% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
10th Percentile £23.14 £16.17 £21.25
25th Percentile " £23.68 £31.00
Median hourly rate £24.80 £47.00 £62.50
Median % change year-on-year -47.23% -24.80% +78.57%
75th Percentile £26.27 £64.50 £73.75
90th Percentile £37.54 " "
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £63.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -57.14% +32.63% +35.71%

Metadata is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 13,811 5,940 17,861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.61% 23.15% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,736 4,157 12,447
10th Percentile £350 £313 £325
25th Percentile £419 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £476
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.15% +0.11%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £688 £663
UK median daily rate £515 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 98 225
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.63 £12.55
25th Percentile £20.08 £17.55 £17.25
Median hourly rate £29.81 £23.59 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +26.39% -21.38% +9.09%
75th Percentile £54.58 £41.88 £51.25
90th Percentile £65.15 £54.30 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £29.81 £23.43 £30.00
% change year-on-year +27.24% -21.90% +13.42%

Metadata
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Metadata as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Metadata in England

Metadata
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Metadata in England.

Daily rate trend for Metadata in England

Metadata
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Metadata in England over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Metadata in England

Metadata
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Metadata in England.

Hourly rate trend for Metadata in England

Metadata
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Metadata in England over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Metadata in England

Metadata
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Metadata within the England region over the 6 months to 21 September 2021. 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
London +23 327 £575 - 62
North of England -35 62 £725 +20.83% 16
South East -64 45 £525 +23.53% 5
Yorkshire -22 32 £600 +41.18% 10
Midlands -56 28 £565 +45.24% 7
North West -46 21 £725 +16.00% 5
West Midlands -51 20 £565 +41.25% 4
South West -44 10 £488 -11.36% 8
North East -10 9 £738 +145.83% 1
East Midlands -34 8 £515 +36.24% 3
East of England -62 4 £463 -26.29% 8
Metadata
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Metadata 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 across the England region with a requirement for Metadata.

1 236 (44.53%) Data Modelling
2 189 (35.66%) SQL
3 184 (34.72%) Data Management
4 180 (33.96%) Metadata Management
4 180 (33.96%) Social Skills
5 160 (30.19%) Analytics
6 157 (29.62%) Data Governance
7 152 (28.68%) Business Intelligence
8 151 (28.49%) Data Quality
8 151 (28.49%) Data Architecture
9 146 (27.55%) Finance
10 138 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
11 115 (21.70%) Azure
12 105 (19.81%) ETL
13 104 (19.62%) Big Data
13 104 (19.62%) Analytical Skills
14 103 (19.43%) Python
15 91 (17.17%) Data Analysis
16 86 (16.23%) Data Warehouse
16 86 (16.23%) DevOps
17 77 (14.53%) Data Lake
18 72 (13.58%) AWS
19 71 (13.40%) Data Lineage
20 69 (13.02%) Public Sector
20 69 (13.02%) Migration
21 68 (12.83%) Visualisation
21 68 (12.83%) Apache Spark
22 67 (12.64%) Data Integration
23 66 (12.45%) Marketing
23 66 (12.45%) Master Data Management

Metadata
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 68 (12.83%) Apache Spark
2 26 (4.91%) SharePoint
3 24 (4.53%) Apache Airflow
4 18 (3.40%) Luigi
5 15 (2.83%) CMS
6 13 (2.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.13%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.13%) SAS
9 4 (0.75%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.75%) Documentum
10 3 (0.57%) Apache
11 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.38%) Headless CMS
12 1 (0.19%) Confluence
12 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
Applications
1 14 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.51%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.75%) Windchill
6 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 12 (2.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (1.13%) Hyperion Planning
3 5 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.57%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.38%) HFM
5 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 115 (21.70%) Azure
2 72 (13.58%) AWS
3 60 (11.32%) Power Platform
4 42 (7.92%) Collibra
4 42 (7.92%) Serverless
5 38 (7.17%) Azure Data Factory
5 38 (7.17%) GCP
6 22 (4.15%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 21 (3.96%) Amazon S3
8 19 (3.58%) Azure Functions
9 18 (3.40%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 17 (3.21%) Microsoft 365
11 16 (3.02%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (3.02%) PaaS
12 15 (2.83%) IaaS
13 13 (2.45%) Snowflake
14 10 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (1.89%) Azure Key Vault
15 9 (1.70%) Amazon EMR
16 8 (1.51%) Workato
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.08%) FTP
2 3 (0.57%) Extranet
3 2 (0.38%) Intranet
4 1 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.19%) Firewall
4 1 (0.19%) Network Security
4 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (19.62%) Big Data
2 86 (16.23%) Data Warehouse
3 77 (14.53%) Data Lake
4 63 (11.89%) NoSQL
5 60 (11.32%) Power BI
6 58 (10.94%) Metadata Repository
7 53 (10.00%) Hadoop
8 49 (9.25%) Relational Database
9 46 (8.68%) SQL Server
10 39 (7.36%) PostgreSQL
11 37 (6.98%) Apache Hive
12 30 (5.66%) BigQuery
13 29 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (4.15%) Tableau
15 21 (3.96%) Looker
16 20 (3.77%) Ataccama
17 18 (3.40%) Azkaban
18 17 (3.21%) Data Vault
19 16 (3.02%) RDBMS
20 15 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 30 (5.66%) ERwin
2 28 (5.28%) Git (software)
3 21 (3.96%) JIRA
4 14 (2.64%) PowerDesigner
5 13 (2.45%) ER Studio
5 13 (2.45%) kappa
6 12 (2.26%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.26%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.70%) Subversion
8 8 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (1.32%) GitLab
10 5 (0.94%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.75%) Ant
11 4 (0.75%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.75%) Sourcetree
12 2 (0.38%) Gradle
13 1 (0.19%) IntelliJ
13 1 (0.19%) Maven
13 1 (0.19%) Toad
General
1 180 (33.96%) Social Skills
2 146 (27.55%) Finance
3 104 (19.62%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (13.02%) Public Sector
5 66 (12.45%) Marketing
6 50 (9.43%) Banking
7 48 (9.06%) Telecoms
8 42 (7.92%) Electronics
8 42 (7.92%) Manufacturing
9 34 (6.42%) Presentation Skills
10 16 (3.02%) Retail
11 12 (2.26%) Investment Banking
11 12 (2.26%) Legal
12 10 (1.89%) Influencing Skills
13 8 (1.51%) Publishing
14 5 (0.94%) Automotive
14 5 (0.94%) Organisational Skills
15 4 (0.75%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.75%) Law
15 4 (0.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 153 (28.87%) Architect
2 137 (25.85%) Data Architect
3 77 (14.53%) Developer
4 74 (13.96%) Data Engineer
5 59 (11.13%) Data Modeller
6 38 (7.17%) Analyst
7 30 (5.66%) Consultant
8 22 (4.15%) Data Analyst
9 19 (3.58%) Data Consultant
10 18 (3.40%) Azure Engineer
11 16 (3.02%) Azure Architect
12 14 (2.64%) Business Analyst
12 14 (2.64%) Data Manager
13 13 (2.45%) Data Governance Analyst
13 13 (2.45%) Data Governance Manager
13 13 (2.45%) Governance Manager
14 12 (2.26%) Technical Leader
15 11 (2.08%) Ab Initio Developer
15 11 (2.08%) Technical Architect
16 10 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.17%) Kafka
2 29 (5.47%) JSON
3 22 (4.15%) HTML
4 17 (3.21%) AngularJS
5 15 (2.83%) ARM Templates
5 15 (2.83%) Web Services
6 14 (2.64%) CSS
6 14 (2.64%) XML
7 12 (2.26%) PySpark
8 11 (2.08%) .NET
9 10 (1.89%) React
9 10 (1.89%) Spark Streaming
10 8 (1.51%) REST
11 7 (1.32%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.32%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.32%) ASP.NET Core
11 7 (1.32%) Entity Framework
11 7 (1.32%) Razor View Engine
11 7 (1.32%) SOAP
11 7 (1.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.38%) Data Structures
2 52 (9.81%) Taxonomies
3 44 (8.30%) Reference Data
4 40 (7.55%) Management Information System
5 22 (4.15%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (2.83%) Algorithms
7 13 (2.45%) Public Cloud
7 13 (2.45%) Virtual Team
8 11 (2.08%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.70%) NHS
10 8 (1.51%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.51%) User Experience
11 7 (1.32%) Clustering
12 6 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.13%) Legacy Systems
12 6 (1.13%) Life Science
13 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.75%) iPad
13 4 (0.75%) Replication
13 4 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.58%) Unix
2 6 (1.13%) Linux
3 1 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (44.53%) Data Modelling
2 184 (34.72%) Data Management
3 180 (33.96%) Metadata Management
4 160 (30.19%) Analytics
5 157 (29.62%) Data Governance
6 152 (28.68%) Business Intelligence
7 151 (28.49%) Data Architecture
8 138 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
9 105 (19.81%) ETL
10 91 (17.17%) Data Analysis
11 86 (16.23%) DevOps
12 71 (13.40%) Data Lineage
13 69 (13.02%) Migration
14 68 (12.83%) Visualisation
15 67 (12.64%) Data Integration
16 66 (12.45%) Master Data Management
17 62 (11.70%) Logical Data Model
18 61 (11.51%) Data Transformation
19 60 (11.32%) Data Pipeline
20 54 (10.19%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 189 (35.66%) SQL
2 103 (19.43%) Python
3 42 (7.92%) Scala
4 41 (7.74%) Java
5 29 (5.47%) C#
6 27 (5.09%) JavaScript
7 13 (2.45%) T-SQL
8 11 (2.08%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.08%) R
9 10 (1.89%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.51%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.51%) SPARQL
11 7 (1.32%) C++
11 7 (1.32%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.13%) Groovy
13 5 (0.94%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.94%) C
14 3 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.57%) VBA
15 2 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (9.06%) Security Cleared
2 46 (8.68%) Degree
3 35 (6.60%) SC Cleared
4 24 (4.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.75%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.38%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ACCA
9 1 (0.19%) CIMA
9 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.19%) MBA
9 1 (0.19%) PhD
9 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (28.49%) Data Quality
2 39 (7.36%) GDPR
3 25 (4.72%) QA
4 20 (3.77%) MiFID
5 7 (1.32%) Accessibility
6 5 (0.94%) PMO
7 3 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.57%) SNOMED CT
8 2 (0.38%) HL7
9 1 (0.19%) IFRS
9 1 (0.19%) SLA
9 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (4.91%) HDFS
2 14 (2.64%) Docker
3 8 (1.51%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (2.08%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.94%) Ansible
2 5 (0.94%) Core Impact
2 5 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (0.94%) Terraform
3 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.19%) Puppet
4 1 (0.19%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 66 (12.45%) SAP
2 59 (11.13%) Databricks
3 51 (9.62%) Microsoft
4 47 (8.87%) Oracle
5 45 (8.49%) Sparx
6 43 (8.11%) Informatica
7 42 (7.92%) Salesforce.com
8 33 (6.23%) Google
9 27 (5.09%) Remedy
10 17 (3.21%) Adobe
11 14 (2.64%) Ab Initio
12 12 (2.26%) BiZZdesign
13 9 (1.70%) MuleSoft
14 8 (1.51%) Cloudera
14 8 (1.51%) Nintex
15 7 (1.32%) Hyperion
15 7 (1.32%) Talend
16 6 (1.13%) Cognos
16 6 (1.13%) Embarcadero
16 6 (1.13%) MicroStrategy