The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term French Language in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited French Language over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
French Language
Rank 124 122 135
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing French Language 4 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.37% 0.12%
As % of the General category 0.43% 1.07% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £385 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +36.00%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
936 936 1132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.19% 34.58% 35.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 435 636
Average daily rate £400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £494 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 52 51
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.84 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.45% -23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.34 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £41.22 £42.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
French Language
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French Language
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing French Language across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

French Language Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

French Language
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing French Language across the North West region.

French Language Daily Rate Trend in the North West

French Language
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing French Language across the North West region.

French Language Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

French Language
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing French Language within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +4 2 £250 - 2
Merseyside - - - -
French Language
England

French Language
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing French Language also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited French Language.

1 5 (50.00%) Dutch Language
2 4 (40.00%) Italian Language
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Norwegian Language
3 3 (30.00%) Portuguese Language
3 3 (30.00%) Spanish Language
3 3 (30.00%) Swedish Language
4 2 (20.00%) German Language
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) RPG
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) OLAP
5 1 (10.00%) MS Project
5 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) SAP

French Language
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing French Language also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited French Language. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) CTI
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) OLAP
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) Data Mart
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (50.00%) Dutch Language
2 4 (40.00%) Italian Language
3 3 (30.00%) Norwegian Language
3 3 (30.00%) Portuguese Language
3 3 (30.00%) Spanish Language
3 3 (30.00%) Swedish Language
4 2 (20.00%) German Language
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Russian Language
5 1 (10.00%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Change Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Change Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) BPMN
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (10.00%) Transition Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) RPG
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Northgate
2 1 (10.00%) NorthgateArinso