Period
to 16 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 16 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
England > London
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 272 284 423
Rank change year-on-year +12 +139 -4
Contract jobs citing Metadata 318 79 159
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.95% 0.58% 0.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.96% 2.29% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 54 122
10th Percentile £392 £333 £310
25th Percentile £475 £458 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £575 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +15.00% -
75th Percentile £708 £638 £596
90th Percentile £750 £725 £711
England median daily rate £575 £550 £518
% change year-on-year +4.55% +6.28% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.58 - -
England median hourly rate £24.80 £47.00 £67.50
% change year-on-year -47.23% -30.37% +92.86%

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 London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 8,034 3,454 9,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.05% 25.49% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,767 2,463 7,034
10th Percentile £384 £363 £363
25th Percentile £463 £431 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £660 £636 £607
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 28 48
10th Percentile £14.35 £15.98 £15.42
25th Percentile £20.49 £20.75 £20.25
Median hourly rate £32.00 £32.75 £29.96
Median % change year-on-year -2.28% +9.30% -0.13%
75th Percentile £47.94 £41.50 £45.46
90th Percentile £61.80 £51.40 £52.00
England median hourly rate £28.68 £25.05 £30.00
% change year-on-year +14.50% -16.52% +8.64%

Metadata
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Metadata in London

Metadata
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Metadata in London

Metadata
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Metadata in London over the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Metadata in London

Metadata
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Metadata in London

Metadata
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Metadata in London over the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Metadata in London

Metadata
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Metadata within the London region over the 6 months to 16 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
Central London -32 36 £510 -11.30% 13
West London -14 7 £524 +244.57% 1
South London +5 2 £650 -
East London - 1 £300 - 2
Metadata
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 London region with a requirement for Metadata.

1 135 (42.45%) Data Modelling
2 126 (39.62%) SQL
3 118 (37.11%) Data Management
4 116 (36.48%) Metadata Management
5 111 (34.91%) Data Quality
6 110 (34.59%) Social Skills
7 106 (33.33%) Finance
8 101 (31.76%) Business Intelligence
9 93 (29.25%) Data Architecture
10 90 (28.30%) Data Governance
11 89 (27.99%) Analytics
12 84 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
13 76 (23.90%) Azure
14 66 (20.75%) Big Data
15 65 (20.44%) Analytical Skills
16 64 (20.13%) Python
17 62 (19.50%) Data Lineage
18 54 (16.98%) Data Warehouse
18 54 (16.98%) ETL
18 54 (16.98%) DevOps
19 53 (16.67%) Data Analysis
20 47 (14.78%) Data Transformation
21 46 (14.47%) Data Structures
21 46 (14.47%) NoSQL
21 46 (14.47%) Data Lake
22 45 (14.15%) Apache Spark
23 44 (13.84%) Databricks
24 43 (13.52%) Power BI
24 43 (13.52%) Power Platform
24 43 (13.52%) Data Integration

Metadata
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 45 (14.15%) Apache Spark
2 22 (6.92%) Apache Airflow
3 18 (5.66%) Luigi
4 16 (5.03%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.89%) CMS
6 6 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.57%) SAS
8 3 (0.94%) Documentum
9 2 (0.63%) Apache
9 2 (0.63%) Headless CMS
10 1 (0.31%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.31%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.31%) Confluence
10 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.31%) Jupyter
Applications
1 9 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.52%) InfoPath
3 5 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Smart View
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.94%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.63%) HFM
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.31%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.31%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 76 (23.90%) Azure
2 43 (13.52%) Power Platform
3 40 (12.58%) AWS
4 36 (11.32%) Collibra
5 31 (9.75%) Serverless
6 30 (9.43%) GCP
7 25 (7.86%) Azure Data Factory
8 18 (5.66%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 16 (5.03%) Amazon S3
10 15 (4.72%) Azure Functions
10 15 (4.72%) PaaS
11 14 (4.40%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (4.40%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 14 (4.40%) IaaS
12 10 (3.14%) Microsoft 365
13 8 (2.52%) Amazon EMR
13 8 (2.52%) Slack
13 8 (2.52%) Workato
14 7 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (2.20%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.89%) FTP
2 1 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.31%) Firewall
2 1 (0.31%) Intranet
2 1 (0.31%) Network Security
2 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (20.75%) Big Data
2 54 (16.98%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (14.47%) Data Lake
3 46 (14.47%) NoSQL
4 43 (13.52%) Power BI
5 36 (11.32%) SQL Server
6 34 (10.69%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (9.75%) Relational Database
8 26 (8.18%) Hadoop
9 25 (7.86%) BigQuery
9 25 (7.86%) Metadata Repository
10 21 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (5.97%) Tableau
12 18 (5.66%) Azkaban
13 17 (5.35%) Looker
14 16 (5.03%) Ataccama
15 15 (4.72%) Azure SQL Database
16 14 (4.40%) QlikView
16 14 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (4.09%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 19 (5.97%) ERwin
2 16 (5.03%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.40%) JIRA
4 12 (3.77%) PowerDesigner
5 11 (3.46%) ER Studio
5 11 (3.46%) kappa
6 8 (2.52%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.20%) Subversion
7 7 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (1.57%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.94%) Ant
10 2 (0.63%) GitLab
10 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.31%) Gradle
11 1 (0.31%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.31%) Maven
11 1 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.31%) Toad
General
1 110 (34.59%) Social Skills
2 106 (33.33%) Finance
3 65 (20.44%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (12.26%) Banking
5 38 (11.95%) Marketing
6 30 (9.43%) Telecoms
7 27 (8.49%) Public Sector
8 26 (8.18%) Presentation Skills
9 24 (7.55%) Electronics
9 24 (7.55%) Manufacturing
10 11 (3.46%) Investment Banking
11 9 (2.83%) Influencing Skills
12 8 (2.52%) Retail
13 7 (2.20%) Legal
14 3 (0.94%) Games
14 3 (0.94%) Publishing
14 3 (0.94%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.63%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (0.63%) Law
15 2 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 85 (26.73%) Architect
2 79 (24.84%) Data Architect
3 49 (15.41%) Data Engineer
3 49 (15.41%) Developer
4 36 (11.32%) Data Modeller
5 29 (9.12%) Analyst
6 20 (6.29%) Data Analyst
7 19 (5.97%) Consultant
8 15 (4.72%) Azure Architect
9 14 (4.40%) Azure Engineer
10 11 (3.46%) Data Consultant
11 9 (2.83%) Data Governance Analyst
11 9 (2.83%) Data Governance Manager
11 9 (2.83%) Data Manager
11 9 (2.83%) Governance Manager
12 8 (2.52%) SharePoint Developer
12 8 (2.52%) SQL Analyst
12 8 (2.52%) SQL Data Analyst
12 8 (2.52%) Workstream Lead
13 7 (2.20%) QlikView Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.75%) Kafka
2 18 (5.66%) HTML
2 18 (5.66%) JSON
3 15 (4.72%) ARM Templates
4 11 (3.46%) CSS
4 11 (3.46%) Web Services
5 10 (3.14%) XML
6 9 (2.83%) PySpark
7 8 (2.52%) AngularJS
7 8 (2.52%) Spark Streaming
8 7 (2.20%) .NET
8 7 (2.20%) SOAP
9 6 (1.89%) NetworkX
9 6 (1.89%) NumPy
9 6 (1.89%) Pandas
10 5 (1.57%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.57%) ASP.NET Core
10 5 (1.57%) Blazor
10 5 (1.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 5 (1.57%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.47%) Data Structures
2 34 (10.69%) Taxonomies
3 31 (9.75%) Reference Data
4 23 (7.23%) Management Information System
5 16 (5.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (3.46%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.83%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.52%) Fixed Income
9 7 (2.20%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.89%) Clustering
10 6 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.26%) Replication
12 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.94%) Legacy Systems
12 3 (0.94%) NHS
13 2 (0.63%) Equities
13 2 (0.63%) Life Science
13 2 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.63%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.52%) Unix
2 3 (0.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (42.45%) Data Modelling
2 118 (37.11%) Data Management
3 116 (36.48%) Metadata Management
4 101 (31.76%) Business Intelligence
5 93 (29.25%) Data Architecture
6 90 (28.30%) Data Governance
7 89 (27.99%) Analytics
8 84 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (19.50%) Data Lineage
10 54 (16.98%) DevOps
10 54 (16.98%) ETL
11 53 (16.67%) Data Analysis
12 47 (14.78%) Data Transformation
13 43 (13.52%) Data Integration
14 42 (13.21%) Data Pipeline
15 40 (12.58%) Master Data Management
15 40 (12.58%) Migration
16 37 (11.64%) Logical Data Model
17 36 (11.32%) Visualisation
18 34 (10.69%) Data Strategy
Programming Languages
1 126 (39.62%) SQL
2 64 (20.13%) Python
3 32 (10.06%) Scala
4 28 (8.81%) Java
5 20 (6.29%) C#
6 19 (5.97%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.77%) T-SQL
8 11 (3.46%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.20%) C++
9 7 (2.20%) SPARQL
10 6 (1.89%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.57%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.26%) Apex Code
12 4 (1.26%) C
12 4 (1.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (1.26%) R
13 3 (0.94%) VBA
14 2 (0.63%) Groovy
14 2 (0.63%) Perl
14 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (11.95%) Degree
2 24 (7.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.52%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.57%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.26%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.31%) ACCA
7 1 (0.31%) CIMA
7 1 (0.31%) MBA
7 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.31%) PhD
7 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (34.91%) Data Quality
2 28 (8.81%) GDPR
3 16 (5.03%) MiFID
4 9 (2.83%) QA
5 2 (0.63%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.63%) PMO
5 2 (0.63%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.31%) HL7
6 1 (0.31%) IFRS
6 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (2.20%) HDFS
2 6 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.89%) Docker
3 2 (0.63%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.57%) Core Impact
1 5 (1.57%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (0.63%) Terraform
3 1 (0.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (0.31%) Ansible
3 1 (0.31%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.31%) Puppet
3 1 (0.31%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.31%) Salt
Vendors
1 44 (13.84%) Databricks
2 41 (12.89%) SAP
3 38 (11.95%) Microsoft
4 32 (10.06%) Oracle
5 29 (9.12%) Informatica
6 28 (8.81%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (8.49%) Google
8 24 (7.55%) Sparx
9 14 (4.40%) Remedy
10 10 (3.14%) BiZZdesign
11 8 (2.52%) Adobe
11 8 (2.52%) Nintex
12 7 (2.20%) MuleSoft
13 5 (1.57%) Cognos
13 5 (1.57%) Embarcadero
13 5 (1.57%) Talend
14 4 (1.26%) Ab Initio
14 4 (1.26%) Alteryx
14 4 (1.26%) Hyperion
14 4 (1.26%) Workday