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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 May 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
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 339 308 373
Rank change year-on-year -31 +65 +139
Contract jobs citing Metadata 650 472 286
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.81% 0.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.83% 3.82% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 301 196
10th Percentile £351 £380 £356
25th Percentile £488 £458 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £555 £525
Median % change year-on-year +3.60% +5.71% +5.00%
75th Percentile £700 £738 £638
90th Percentile £763 - £763
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £543 £505
% change year-on-year +1.29% +7.52% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 6
10th Percentile £39.13 £11.71 £37.50
25th Percentile £59.94 £21.43 £49.25
Median hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £50.50
Median % change year-on-year +70.00% -20.79% +60.32%
75th Percentile £75.00 £45.25 £52.69
90th Percentile £77.25 £48.58 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £50.50
% change year-on-year - -13.86% +60.32%

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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 16,988 12,351 10,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.59% 21.18% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,082 8,417 7,162
10th Percentile £375 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +12.36% -1.11% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 215 151
10th Percentile £14.70 £11.64 £14.25
25th Percentile £22.38 £19.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £26.50 £24.71
Median % change year-on-year +69.81% +7.24% -13.30%
75th Percentile £65.00 £45.09 £46.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £60.55 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +45.83% +2.13% -13.20%

Metadata
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Metadata in the UK

Metadata
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Metadata in the UK

Metadata
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Metadata over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Metadata in the UK

Metadata
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Metadata in the UK

Metadata
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Metadata over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Metadata in the UK

Metadata
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Metadata within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 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
Jobs
England -56 503 £550 -4.35% 59
Work from Home -10 374 £575 +3.60% 19
London -20 344 £550 -4.35% 37
UK excluding London -81 133 £550 +1.29% 23
South East -21 35 £538 +13.16% 6
Midlands -41 30 £533 -12.35% 2
West Midlands -36 28 £540 -4.42% 2
North of England -64 27 £590 -9.23% 5
Yorkshire -38 14 £595 +3.48% 4
Scotland -8 13 £563 +15.38% 3
North West -38 13 £500 -31.03% 1
South West -29 11 £506 -7.37% 2
East of England -27 9 £600 +4.35% 3
Wales -17 7 £576 +16.41% 2
East Midlands -23 1 £475 -26.92%
Channel Islands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 with a requirement for Metadata.

1 335 (51.54%) Data Modelling
2 288 (44.31%) Metadata Management
3 239 (36.77%) Social Skills
4 189 (29.08%) Data Architecture
5 181 (27.85%) Agile
6 167 (25.69%) ETL
7 161 (24.77%) SQL
8 158 (24.31%) Data Warehouse
9 156 (24.00%) Data Analysis
10 155 (23.85%) Analytics
11 151 (23.23%) Data Quality
12 150 (23.08%) Data Governance
13 148 (22.77%) Finance
14 140 (21.54%) AWS
15 138 (21.23%) Business Intelligence
16 136 (20.92%) Data Management
16 136 (20.92%) Security Cleared
17 134 (20.62%) Big Data
18 130 (20.00%) SC Cleared
19 122 (18.77%) Azure
20 111 (17.08%) Data Integration
21 104 (16.00%) Apache Spark
22 99 (15.23%) Data Lake
22 99 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
23 90 (13.85%) Public Sector
24 83 (12.77%) SAP
25 81 (12.46%) Kafka
26 79 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
27 77 (11.85%) Python
28 75 (11.54%) Microsoft

Metadata
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
1 104 (16.00%) Apache Spark
2 29 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.85%) Moodle
4 9 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.38%) SAS
5 8 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (0.92%) Apache
6 6 (0.92%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.77%) PowerExchange
8 4 (0.62%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.62%) Luigi
8 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.46%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.46%) CMS
9 3 (0.46%) Confluence
9 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.46%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.15%) IIS
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 42 (6.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (1.85%) Adobe After Effects
4 12 (1.85%) Adobe Captivate
4 12 (1.85%) Adobe Premiere
4 12 (1.85%) Camtasia
4 12 (1.85%) InDesign
4 12 (1.85%) Photoshop
4 12 (1.85%) Snagit
5 9 (1.38%) Oracle Smart View
6 6 (0.92%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 7 (1.08%) Oracle SCM
3 5 (0.77%) HFM
3 5 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.46%) Avolution ABACUS
5 3 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.31%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.15%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.15%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.15%) Summit
7 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 140 (21.54%) AWS
2 122 (18.77%) Azure
3 68 (10.46%) Power Platform
4 38 (5.85%) Amazon S3
5 36 (5.54%) Azure Data Factory
6 34 (5.23%) Collibra
7 25 (3.85%) Amazon EMR
8 23 (3.54%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 23 (3.54%) GCP
9 22 (3.38%) Serverless
10 16 (2.46%) Microsoft 365
11 14 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (2.00%) Snowflake
13 12 (1.85%) PowerApps
14 11 (1.69%) GitHub
15 9 (1.38%) Alation
15 9 (1.38%) Power Automate
15 9 (1.38%) SaaS
16 8 (1.23%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.08%) FTP
1 7 (1.08%) Kerberos
2 6 (0.92%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.62%) Intranet
4 2 (0.31%) DNS
5 1 (0.15%) IPFS
5 1 (0.15%) IPsec
5 1 (0.15%) LTE
5 1 (0.15%) SSL
5 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (24.31%) Data Warehouse
2 134 (20.62%) Big Data
3 99 (15.23%) Data Lake
4 69 (10.62%) Metadata Repository
5 67 (10.31%) Relational Database
6 57 (8.77%) Pentaho
7 55 (8.46%) SQL Server
8 54 (8.31%) Power BI
9 43 (6.62%) NoSQL
10 40 (6.15%) Hadoop
10 40 (6.15%) RDBMS
11 31 (4.77%) Amazon RDS
12 24 (3.69%) Amazon Athena
12 24 (3.69%) Amazon Redshift
13 21 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (2.92%) Ataccama
14 19 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (2.77%) Oracle Reports
16 15 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
16 15 (2.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 61 (9.38%) ERwin
2 30 (4.62%) ER Studio
3 29 (4.46%) JIRA
4 27 (4.15%) Git (software)
5 14 (2.15%) Jenkins
6 13 (2.00%) PowerDesigner
7 12 (1.85%) kappa
8 8 (1.23%) Subversion
9 5 (0.77%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.77%) GitLab
10 3 (0.46%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio Code
11 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.15%) Ant
12 1 (0.15%) Axure RP
12 1 (0.15%) Maven
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.15%) Toad
12 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 239 (36.77%) Social Skills
2 148 (22.77%) Finance
3 99 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (13.85%) Public Sector
5 52 (8.00%) Marketing
6 48 (7.38%) Telecoms
7 45 (6.92%) Banking
7 45 (6.92%) Manufacturing
8 38 (5.85%) Electronics
9 33 (5.08%) Presentation Skills
10 32 (4.92%) Publishing
11 23 (3.54%) Legal
12 17 (2.62%) Financial Institution
12 17 (2.62%) Investment Banking
13 15 (2.31%) Influencing Skills
14 7 (1.08%) Automotive
14 7 (1.08%) Billing
14 7 (1.08%) Documentation Skills
15 6 (0.92%) Law
15 6 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 202 (31.08%) Architect
2 160 (24.62%) Data Architect
3 100 (15.38%) Data Engineer
4 90 (13.85%) Analyst
5 72 (11.08%) Data Modeller
6 70 (10.77%) Developer
7 46 (7.08%) Data Analyst
8 42 (6.46%) Business Analyst
9 33 (5.08%) Consultant
10 31 (4.77%) Solutions Architect
11 23 (3.54%) Cloud Engineer
12 18 (2.77%) Azure Engineer
12 18 (2.77%) Senior Data Engineer
13 15 (2.31%) Technical Analyst
13 15 (2.31%) Technical Business Analyst
14 12 (1.85%) Administrator
14 12 (1.85%) Senior Developer
15 11 (1.69%) Data Business Analyst
15 11 (1.69%) Finance Modeller
15 11 (1.69%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (12.46%) Kafka
2 22 (3.38%) PySpark
3 21 (3.23%) Spark Streaming
4 16 (2.46%) HTML
5 14 (2.15%) XML
6 13 (2.00%) JSON
7 11 (1.69%) REST
8 9 (1.38%) React
9 7 (1.08%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.08%) Open Graph
9 7 (1.08%) Visualforce
10 6 (0.92%) ADO
10 6 (0.92%) Django
10 6 (0.92%) Gherkin
10 6 (0.92%) NetworkX
10 6 (0.92%) RESTful
11 5 (0.77%) CSS
11 5 (0.77%) Lightning Web Components
11 5 (0.77%) Pandas
12 4 (0.62%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.92%) Data Structures
2 51 (7.85%) Management Information System
3 47 (7.23%) Reference Data
4 43 (6.62%) Taxonomies
5 18 (2.77%) Virtual Team
6 15 (2.31%) Hedge funds
7 14 (2.15%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.85%) Learning Management System
8 12 (1.85%) SCORM
8 12 (1.85%) Video Editing
9 11 (1.69%) User Experience
10 9 (1.38%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.23%) Legacy Systems
11 8 (1.23%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.08%) Cloud Native
12 7 (1.08%) IoT
12 7 (1.08%) NHS
12 7 (1.08%) Renewable Energy
13 6 (0.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (2.15%) Unix
2 9 (1.38%) Windows
3 8 (1.23%) Linux
4 2 (0.31%) AIX
5 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (51.54%) Data Modelling
2 288 (44.31%) Metadata Management
3 189 (29.08%) Data Architecture
4 181 (27.85%) Agile
5 167 (25.69%) ETL
6 156 (24.00%) Data Analysis
7 155 (23.85%) Analytics
8 150 (23.08%) Data Governance
9 138 (21.23%) Business Intelligence
10 136 (20.92%) Data Management
11 111 (17.08%) Data Integration
12 79 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
13 72 (11.08%) Logical Data Model
14 70 (10.77%) Data Engineering
14 70 (10.77%) Visualisation
15 68 (10.46%) Data Pipeline
16 66 (10.15%) DevOps
16 66 (10.15%) Physical Data Model
17 65 (10.00%) Migration
18 58 (8.92%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 161 (24.77%) SQL
2 77 (11.85%) Python
3 19 (2.92%) JavaScript
4 18 (2.77%) Java
5 15 (2.31%) T-SQL
6 13 (2.00%) Scala
7 12 (1.85%) Apex Code
8 10 (1.54%) R
8 10 (1.54%) SPARQL
9 9 (1.38%) C
9 9 (1.38%) VBA
10 6 (0.92%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.92%) VBScript
11 5 (0.77%) C++
12 4 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.46%) Bash
13 3 (0.46%) Groovy
13 3 (0.46%) SHACL
14 2 (0.31%) SOQL
14 2 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 136 (20.92%) Security Cleared
2 130 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 47 (7.23%) Degree
4 12 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.38%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.23%) PMP
7 7 (1.08%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.77%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.46%) HND
10 2 (0.31%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.15%) ISEB
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.15%) PgMP
11 1 (0.15%) PhD
11 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (23.23%) Data Quality
2 29 (4.46%) QA
3 27 (4.15%) GDPR
4 25 (3.85%) Accessibility
5 18 (2.77%) SLA
6 9 (1.38%) NIST
7 5 (0.77%) COBIT
8 4 (0.62%) NCSC
9 3 (0.46%) Dublin Core
9 3 (0.46%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.31%) WCAG
11 1 (0.15%) CDISC
11 1 (0.15%) IFRS
11 1 (0.15%) IFRS 17
11 1 (0.15%) LOINC
11 1 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 16 (2.46%) Docker
2 10 (1.54%) HDFS
3 6 (0.92%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 23 (3.54%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.38%) Terraform
3 8 (1.23%) Ansible
4 7 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.62%) Grafana
5 4 (0.62%) Prometheus
5 4 (0.62%) Puppet
5 4 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.15%) Kibana
6 1 (0.15%) MOM
Vendors
1 83 (12.77%) SAP
2 75 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 70 (10.77%) Talend
4 66 (10.15%) Oracle
5 51 (7.85%) Informatica
6 50 (7.69%) Databricks
7 36 (5.54%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (4.15%) Sparx
9 23 (3.54%) Google
9 23 (3.54%) Remedy
10 17 (2.62%) Teradata
11 14 (2.15%) IBM
12 13 (2.00%) Adobe
12 13 (2.00%) Alteryx
13 12 (1.85%) Avid
13 12 (1.85%) BiZZdesign
14 11 (1.69%) Cloudera
14 11 (1.69%) MuleSoft
15 9 (1.38%) Embarcadero
16 7 (1.08%) Cognos