Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 306 303 426
Rank change year-on-year -3 +123 +95
Contract jobs citing Metadata 612 260 316
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.88% 0.78% 0.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.17% 3.57% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 179 204
10th Percentile £363 £363 £313
25th Percentile £463 £453 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £575 £525
Median % change year-on-year - +9.52% +10.53%
75th Percentile £738 £738 £625
90th Percentile £750 £788 £703
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £500
% change year-on-year - +15.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 12
10th Percentile £21.44 £10.65 £20.59
25th Percentile £23.60 £25.61 £28.75
Median hourly rate £24.80 £43.50 £41.25
Median % change year-on-year -42.99% +5.45% +31.50%
75th Percentile £25.53 £55.50 £53.00
90th Percentile £26.85 £64.50 £71.68
UK median hourly rate £24.80 £43.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.99% +33.85% +3.60%

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 14,669 7,289 14,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.07% 21.75% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,643 5,102 9,805
10th Percentile £363 £310 £321
25th Percentile £428 £394 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.69% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £669
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 137 200
10th Percentile £17.64 £13.00 £12.74
25th Percentile £24.50 £18.85 £17.62
Median hourly rate £44.00 £26.00 £26.25
Median % change year-on-year +69.23% -0.95% -7.89%
75th Percentile £62.04 £50.39 £43.88
90th Percentile £72.25 £62.01 £57.70
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £26.96 £26.00
% change year-on-year +63.20% +3.69% -2.44%

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 18 January 2022.

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
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 18 January 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
Job
Vacancies
London -9 383 £593 +3.04% 54
North of England -13 71 £725 +16.00% 11
South East -38 49 £463 -15.91% 8
Yorkshire -13 37 £595 -17.93% 5
North West -28 33 £725 - 4
Midlands -52 32 £540 +13.68% 6
West Midlands -52 22 £575 +21.05% 3
South West -47 19 £525 -27.59% 6
East Midlands -32 8 £488 -5.16% 3
East of England -62 3 £575 - 5
North East -4 1 £585 +37.65% 2
Metadata
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 302 (49.35%) Data Modelling
2 219 (35.78%) Metadata Management
3 203 (33.17%) Social Skills
4 187 (30.56%) Finance
5 184 (30.07%) Data Architecture
6 174 (28.43%) SQL
7 173 (28.27%) Analytics
8 166 (27.12%) Data Management
9 163 (26.63%) Business Intelligence
10 159 (25.98%) Data Governance
11 138 (22.55%) Data Quality
12 131 (21.41%) Agile Software Development
13 124 (20.26%) Data Analysis
14 116 (18.95%) Azure
15 115 (18.79%) ETL
16 111 (18.14%) Data Warehouse
17 110 (17.97%) Public Sector
18 103 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
19 97 (15.85%) Big Data
20 93 (15.20%) Python
21 91 (14.87%) SAP
22 83 (13.56%) Migration
23 81 (13.24%) AWS
24 80 (13.07%) Metadata Repository
25 77 (12.58%) Visualisation
26 76 (12.42%) Marketing
26 76 (12.42%) Logical Data Model
27 75 (12.25%) Microsoft
28 70 (11.44%) DevOps
28 70 (11.44%) Data Lake

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 59 (9.64%) Apache Spark
2 32 (5.23%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.29%) Moodle
4 7 (1.14%) Apache Airflow
4 7 (1.14%) IBM Notes
5 6 (0.98%) CMS
5 6 (0.98%) Confluence
6 4 (0.65%) Apache
7 3 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.49%) Headless CMS
7 3 (0.49%) PowerExchange
7 3 (0.49%) SAS
8 2 (0.33%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.33%) Documentum
8 2 (0.33%) Luigi
9 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.16%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 25 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 14 (2.29%) Adobe After Effects
2 14 (2.29%) Adobe Captivate
2 14 (2.29%) Adobe Premiere
2 14 (2.29%) Camtasia
2 14 (2.29%) InDesign
2 14 (2.29%) Photoshop
2 14 (2.29%) Snagit
3 13 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle Smart View
4 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.33%) Windchill
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (2.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 9 (1.47%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.65%) Oracle SCM
4 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.49%) HFM
4 3 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.33%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.33%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.16%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 116 (18.95%) Azure
2 81 (13.24%) AWS
3 67 (10.95%) Power Platform
4 43 (7.03%) Collibra
5 38 (6.21%) Azure Data Factory
6 35 (5.72%) Serverless
7 25 (4.08%) Amazon S3
8 19 (3.10%) Microsoft 365
9 18 (2.94%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 16 (2.61%) Amazon EMR
11 15 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (2.45%) Snowflake
12 12 (1.96%) GCP
12 12 (1.96%) IaaS
12 12 (1.96%) PaaS
12 12 (1.96%) PowerApps
13 10 (1.63%) Azure Functions
14 8 (1.31%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.98%) Azure Storage
15 6 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.47%) FTP
2 3 (0.49%) Extranet
3 2 (0.33%) Intranet
3 2 (0.33%) LAN
3 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.33%) WAN
4 1 (0.16%) Network Security
4 1 (0.16%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (18.14%) Data Warehouse
2 97 (15.85%) Big Data
3 80 (13.07%) Metadata Repository
4 70 (11.44%) Data Lake
5 57 (9.31%) Power BI
6 52 (8.50%) Relational Database
7 49 (8.01%) Hadoop
7 49 (8.01%) SQL Server
8 37 (6.05%) NoSQL
9 31 (5.07%) RDBMS
10 27 (4.41%) Apache Hive
11 24 (3.92%) Pentaho
11 24 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (3.27%) Azure SQL Database
12 20 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (3.27%) QlikView
13 18 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
14 17 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
14 17 (2.78%) Ataccama
14 17 (2.78%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 53 (8.66%) ERwin
2 30 (4.90%) Git (software)
3 28 (4.58%) ER Studio
4 22 (3.59%) Jenkins
5 19 (3.10%) JIRA
6 13 (2.12%) PowerDesigner
7 12 (1.96%) kappa
8 8 (1.31%) Subversion
9 7 (1.14%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.65%) Ant
10 4 (0.65%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.65%) GitLab
10 4 (0.65%) Sourcetree
11 3 (0.49%) Toad
11 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.16%) LSMW
13 1 (0.16%) PyCharm
General
1 203 (33.17%) Social Skills
2 187 (30.56%) Finance
3 110 (17.97%) Public Sector
4 103 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
5 76 (12.42%) Marketing
6 69 (11.27%) Telecoms
7 67 (10.95%) Manufacturing
8 66 (10.78%) Banking
9 65 (10.62%) Electronics
10 39 (6.37%) Presentation Skills
11 31 (5.07%) Publishing
12 27 (4.41%) Investment Banking
13 17 (2.78%) Legal
14 16 (2.61%) Influencing Skills
15 12 (1.96%) Financial Institution
15 12 (1.96%) Retail
16 8 (1.31%) Documentation Skills
17 6 (0.98%) Organisational Skills
18 4 (0.65%) Automotive
18 4 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 193 (31.54%) Architect
2 164 (26.80%) Data Architect
3 89 (14.54%) Developer
4 85 (13.89%) Data Modeller
5 52 (8.50%) Analyst
6 46 (7.52%) Data Engineer
7 34 (5.56%) Consultant
8 28 (4.58%) Data Analyst
9 22 (3.59%) Business Analyst
10 20 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (2.29%) Azure Architect
11 14 (2.29%) Knowledge Engineer
11 14 (2.29%) Lead Architect
11 14 (2.29%) Technical Leader
12 13 (2.12%) Data Consultant
12 13 (2.12%) Data Manager
13 12 (1.96%) Cloud Engineer
13 12 (1.96%) Senior Developer
14 11 (1.80%) Administrator
14 11 (1.80%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.88%) Kafka
2 30 (4.90%) HTML
3 24 (3.92%) JSON
4 18 (2.94%) PySpark
5 15 (2.45%) XML
6 14 (2.29%) NetworkX
7 12 (1.96%) Spark Streaming
8 11 (1.80%) AngularJS
8 11 (1.80%) REST
9 10 (1.63%) CSS
9 10 (1.63%) React
10 8 (1.31%) Visualforce
11 7 (1.14%) RESTful
11 7 (1.14%) SOAP
12 6 (0.98%) .NET
12 6 (0.98%) Open Graph
13 5 (0.82%) jQuery
13 5 (0.82%) JSON-LD
13 5 (0.82%) Pandas
13 5 (0.82%) SWRL
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.64%) Taxonomies
2 53 (8.66%) Reference Data
3 40 (6.54%) Data Structures
4 37 (6.05%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.10%) Algorithms
6 14 (2.29%) Clustering
6 14 (2.29%) Learning Management System
6 14 (2.29%) SCORM
6 14 (2.29%) User Experience
6 14 (2.29%) Video Editing
7 13 (2.12%) Data Centre
7 13 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (2.12%) Virtual Team
8 12 (1.96%) Hedge funds
8 12 (1.96%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
10 9 (1.47%) Renewable Energy
11 6 (0.98%) Cloud Native
11 6 (0.98%) e-Learning
11 6 (0.98%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.74%) Unix
2 14 (2.29%) Linux
3 4 (0.65%) AIX
4 3 (0.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (49.35%) Data Modelling
2 219 (35.78%) Metadata Management
3 184 (30.07%) Data Architecture
4 173 (28.27%) Analytics
5 166 (27.12%) Data Management
6 163 (26.63%) Business Intelligence
7 159 (25.98%) Data Governance
8 131 (21.41%) Agile Software Development
9 124 (20.26%) Data Analysis
10 115 (18.79%) ETL
11 83 (13.56%) Migration
12 77 (12.58%) Visualisation
13 76 (12.42%) Logical Data Model
14 70 (11.44%) DevOps
15 69 (11.27%) Data Integration
16 67 (10.95%) Master Data Management
16 67 (10.95%) Physical Data Model
17 65 (10.62%) Data Lineage
17 65 (10.62%) Digital Marketing
17 65 (10.62%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 174 (28.43%) SQL
2 93 (15.20%) Python
3 32 (5.23%) JavaScript
4 25 (4.08%) Java
5 21 (3.43%) SPARQL
6 16 (2.61%) Shell Script
6 16 (2.61%) T-SQL
7 15 (2.45%) Scala
8 12 (1.96%) Groovy
9 9 (1.47%) C#
10 8 (1.31%) Apex Code
11 7 (1.14%) C
11 7 (1.14%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.14%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.82%) VBScript
13 4 (0.65%) R
14 3 (0.49%) Bash
15 2 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.33%) Perl
15 2 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (10.62%) Security Cleared
2 58 (9.48%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.58%) Degree
4 9 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.31%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.98%) PMP
7 4 (0.65%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.49%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.16%) ACCA
10 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) CIMA
10 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.16%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.16%) PgMP
10 1 (0.16%) PhD
10 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (22.55%) Data Quality
2 37 (6.05%) GDPR
3 24 (3.92%) Accessibility
4 18 (2.94%) QA
5 17 (2.78%) MiFID
6 7 (1.14%) SLA
7 3 (0.49%) Dublin Core
7 3 (0.49%) PMO
7 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.33%) IFRS
8 2 (0.33%) NCSC
8 2 (0.33%) NIST
8 2 (0.33%) WCAG
9 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.16%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (3.43%) HDFS
2 10 (1.63%) Docker
3 4 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.49%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (1.80%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.98%) Terraform
3 4 (0.65%) Ansible
4 3 (0.49%) Core Impact
4 3 (0.49%) Kibana
4 3 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.16%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 91 (14.87%) SAP
2 75 (12.25%) Microsoft
3 67 (10.95%) Oracle
4 51 (8.33%) Informatica
4 51 (8.33%) Sparx
5 36 (5.88%) Databricks
6 35 (5.72%) Remedy
6 35 (5.72%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (3.10%) Google
8 18 (2.94%) Adobe
9 15 (2.45%) Talend
10 14 (2.29%) Avid
10 14 (2.29%) Cloudera
11 13 (2.12%) BiZZdesign
12 12 (1.96%) Ab Initio
12 12 (1.96%) Hyperion
12 12 (1.96%) IBM
12 12 (1.96%) MuleSoft
13 11 (1.80%) Cognos
14 10 (1.63%) MicroStrategy