Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 262 262 401
Rank change year-on-year 0 +139 +59
Contract jobs citing Metadata 389 117 152
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.02% 0.72% 0.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.24% 2.93% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 84 128
10th Percentile £405 £425 £306
25th Percentile £499 £500 £397
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £510
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +12.75% +13.33%
75th Percentile £738 £688 £625
90th Percentile £781 £788 £713
England median daily rate £600 £553 £525
% change year-on-year +8.60% +5.24% +10.82%

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 9,166 3,992 8,442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.12% 24.68% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,742 2,895 6,163
10th Percentile £400 £350 £363
25th Percentile £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £613
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 22 49
10th Percentile £24.50 £21.10 £15.00
25th Percentile £25.50 £27.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate £36.26 £38.22 £29.96
Median % change year-on-year -5.12% +27.55% +8.04%
75th Percentile £60.00 £52.91 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £65.35 £54.10
England median hourly rate £38.29 £28.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +36.74% +5.66% -10.17%

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 2 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Metadata in London

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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
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 2 December 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 -37 34 £550 +10.00% 14
West London -24 5 £486 -11.59% 3
South London - 1 £625 -
East London - 1 £800 - 1
Metadata
England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 181 (46.53%) Data Modelling
2 138 (35.48%) Finance
3 127 (32.65%) Social Skills
4 126 (32.39%) Metadata Management
5 125 (32.13%) Data Management
6 124 (31.88%) SQL
7 112 (28.79%) Analytics
8 109 (28.02%) Data Governance
9 107 (27.51%) Data Quality
10 106 (27.25%) Data Architecture
11 100 (25.71%) Business Intelligence
12 77 (19.79%) Azure
13 75 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
14 73 (18.77%) Data Analysis
15 71 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
16 67 (17.22%) Data Lineage
17 65 (16.71%) Data Warehouse
18 64 (16.45%) ETL
18 64 (16.45%) Python
19 62 (15.94%) Banking
20 61 (15.68%) Big Data
21 58 (14.91%) Visualisation
21 58 (14.91%) SAP
22 56 (14.40%) Migration
22 56 (14.40%) DevOps
23 53 (13.62%) Public Sector
24 51 (13.11%) Data Integration
24 51 (13.11%) Taxonomies
25 50 (12.85%) Microsoft
26 49 (12.60%) AWS

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 41 (10.54%) Apache Spark
2 19 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.34%) Apache Airflow
4 10 (2.57%) Luigi
5 6 (1.54%) CMS
6 4 (1.03%) Confluence
6 4 (1.03%) SAS
7 3 (0.77%) Headless CMS
8 2 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.51%) Documentum
8 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.26%) Apache
9 1 (0.26%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Smart View
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.57%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (1.29%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.51%) HFM
3 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.51%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 77 (19.79%) Azure
2 49 (12.60%) AWS
3 43 (11.05%) Power Platform
4 36 (9.25%) Collibra
5 31 (7.97%) Serverless
6 25 (6.43%) Azure Data Factory
7 15 (3.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 14 (3.60%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 13 (3.34%) Amazon S3
9 13 (3.34%) Azure Functions
9 13 (3.34%) GCP
9 13 (3.34%) Microsoft 365
10 12 (3.08%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (2.31%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (2.06%) PowerApps
13 7 (1.80%) IaaS
13 7 (1.80%) PaaS
14 6 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.54%) OneDrive
15 5 (1.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.80%) FTP
2 1 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.26%) Firewall
2 1 (0.26%) Intranet
2 1 (0.26%) LAN
2 1 (0.26%) Network Security
2 1 (0.26%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (16.71%) Data Warehouse
2 61 (15.68%) Big Data
3 47 (12.08%) Data Lake
4 40 (10.28%) Metadata Repository
5 39 (10.03%) SQL Server
6 37 (9.51%) NoSQL
6 37 (9.51%) Power BI
7 34 (8.74%) Relational Database
8 26 (6.68%) Hadoop
9 25 (6.43%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (5.91%) QlikView
11 21 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (4.63%) Azure SQL Database
12 18 (4.63%) RDBMS
13 17 (4.37%) Ataccama
14 14 (3.60%) Pentaho
15 13 (3.34%) Tableau
16 12 (3.08%) Data Vault
16 12 (3.08%) Qlik Sense
17 11 (2.83%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 28 (7.20%) ERwin
2 18 (4.63%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.37%) ER Studio
4 12 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.08%) JIRA
4 12 (3.08%) PowerDesigner
5 10 (2.57%) kappa
6 7 (1.80%) Subversion
7 4 (1.03%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.77%) Ant
8 3 (0.77%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.77%) GitLab
8 3 (0.77%) Sourcetree
8 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.26%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.26%) Toad
General
1 138 (35.48%) Finance
2 127 (32.65%) Social Skills
3 71 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (15.94%) Banking
5 53 (13.62%) Public Sector
6 48 (12.34%) Marketing
7 45 (11.57%) Telecoms
8 40 (10.28%) Electronics
8 40 (10.28%) Manufacturing
9 29 (7.46%) Investment Banking
9 29 (7.46%) Presentation Skills
10 11 (2.83%) Influencing Skills
11 10 (2.57%) Publishing
12 7 (1.80%) Legal
12 7 (1.80%) Retail
13 5 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.77%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.51%) Local Government
15 2 (0.51%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 106 (27.25%) Architect
2 88 (22.62%) Data Architect
3 56 (14.40%) Developer
4 50 (12.85%) Data Modeller
5 46 (11.83%) Analyst
6 36 (9.25%) Data Engineer
7 26 (6.68%) Data Analyst
8 25 (6.43%) Consultant
9 16 (4.11%) Business Analyst
10 14 (3.60%) Azure Architect
10 14 (3.60%) Knowledge Engineer
11 12 (3.08%) Data Consultant
12 11 (2.83%) Data Manager
12 11 (2.83%) SQL Analyst
12 11 (2.83%) SQL Data Analyst
13 10 (2.57%) Power BI Analyst
14 9 (2.31%) Azure Engineer
14 9 (2.31%) QlikView Analyst
14 9 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (2.31%) SSIS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.94%) Kafka
2 24 (6.17%) HTML
3 16 (4.11%) JSON
4 15 (3.86%) Web Services
5 14 (3.60%) NetworkX
6 13 (3.34%) ARM Templates
7 8 (2.06%) XML
8 7 (1.80%) RESTful
8 7 (1.80%) SOAP
9 6 (1.54%) .NET
9 6 (1.54%) Open Graph
10 5 (1.29%) CSS
10 5 (1.29%) JSON-LD
10 5 (1.29%) PySpark
10 5 (1.29%) SWRL
10 5 (1.29%) Visualforce
11 4 (1.03%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.03%) React
11 4 (1.03%) REST
12 3 (0.77%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.11%) Taxonomies
2 39 (10.03%) Reference Data
3 30 (7.71%) Data Structures
4 26 (6.68%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.86%) Algorithms
6 14 (3.60%) Clustering
6 14 (3.60%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (2.31%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.80%) User Experience
10 6 (1.54%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.54%) Renewable Energy
11 5 (1.29%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.77%) Equities
12 3 (0.77%) Legacy Applications
12 3 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.77%) Reinsurance
13 2 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
13 2 (0.51%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.08%) Unix
2 3 (0.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (46.53%) Data Modelling
2 126 (32.39%) Metadata Management
3 125 (32.13%) Data Management
4 112 (28.79%) Analytics
5 109 (28.02%) Data Governance
6 106 (27.25%) Data Architecture
7 100 (25.71%) Business Intelligence
8 75 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
9 73 (18.77%) Data Analysis
10 67 (17.22%) Data Lineage
11 64 (16.45%) ETL
12 58 (14.91%) Visualisation
13 56 (14.40%) DevOps
13 56 (14.40%) Migration
14 51 (13.11%) Data Integration
15 46 (11.83%) Data Strategy
16 41 (10.54%) Logical Data Model
17 39 (10.03%) Digital Marketing
17 39 (10.03%) Master Data Management
17 39 (10.03%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (31.88%) SQL
2 64 (16.45%) Python
3 23 (5.91%) JavaScript
3 23 (5.91%) Scala
4 20 (5.14%) SPARQL
5 19 (4.88%) Java
6 15 (3.86%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.31%) Groovy
8 8 (2.06%) C#
9 7 (1.80%) C
9 7 (1.80%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.54%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.54%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.29%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.77%) R
13 2 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.51%) Perl
13 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.51%) VBA
14 1 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (7.97%) Degree
2 18 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (3.86%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.29%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.26%) ACCA
9 1 (0.26%) CIMA
9 1 (0.26%) MBA
9 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (27.51%) Data Quality
2 26 (6.68%) GDPR
3 17 (4.37%) MiFID
4 14 (3.60%) QA
5 7 (1.80%) Accessibility
6 3 (0.77%) PMO
6 3 (0.77%) SLA
7 2 (0.51%) IFRS
8 1 (0.26%) Dublin Core
8 1 (0.26%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (2.06%) HDFS
2 5 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.29%) Terraform
2 3 (0.77%) Core Impact
3 2 (0.51%) Kibana
4 1 (0.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.26%) Ansible
4 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.26%) Puppet
4 1 (0.26%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 58 (14.91%) SAP
2 50 (12.85%) Microsoft
3 37 (9.51%) Informatica
4 36 (9.25%) Oracle
5 34 (8.74%) Databricks
6 33 (8.48%) Sparx
7 27 (6.94%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (5.40%) Remedy
9 17 (4.37%) Google
10 10 (2.57%) BiZZdesign
10 10 (2.57%) Cloudera
11 8 (2.06%) Cognos
11 8 (2.06%) Hyperion
12 7 (1.80%) MuleSoft
13 6 (1.54%) Talend
14 5 (1.29%) Ab Initio
15 4 (1.03%) Alteryx
15 4 (1.03%) IBM
15 4 (1.03%) Workday
16 3 (0.77%) Adobe