The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mandarin Language in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mandarin Language over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mandarin Language
Rank 623 603 573
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -30
Contract jobs citing Mandarin Language 5 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.012% 0.019%
As % of the General category 0.025% 0.030% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate £308 £165 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.36% +32.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £59.90

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19878 20062 19670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.64% 38.89% 40.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12785 12794 12168
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 546 444 604
Average hourly rate £32.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.73 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

Mandarin Language
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mandarin Language within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Mandarin Language Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mandarin Language
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mandarin Language within the UK.

Mandarin Language Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mandarin Language
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mandarin Language within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Mandarin Language Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mandarin Language
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mandarin Language within the UK.

Mandarin Language Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mandarin Language
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mandarin Language within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +9 4 £288 +74.24% 2
England -13 4 £288 +74.24% 5
City of London +48 2 £175 +6.06% 2
Glasgow - 1 £308 -
Scotland - 1 £308 -

Mandarin Language
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mandarin 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 Mandarin Language.

1 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
1 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) ABAP
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) SAP MM
1 2 (15.38%) CMS
1 2 (15.38%) Skype
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) InDesign
2 1 (7.69%) Process Management
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) EMC
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) W3C
2 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco

Mandarin Language
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mandarin 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 Mandarin Language. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (7.69%) InDesign
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Skype
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Automotive
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Cantonese Language
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) French Language
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) IT Support
2 2 (15.38%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) SAP MM Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) SAP WM Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Copywriter
3 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Web Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Web Developer
3 1 (7.69%) PMO Assistant
3 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com Trainer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) User Researcher
3 1 (7.69%) Web Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
1 1 (7.69%) Social Media
1 1 (7.69%) Statistics
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
1 1 (7.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) Content Management
2 1 (7.69%) Data Entry
2 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Content Management
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Process Management
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) ABAP
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) EMC
2 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.69%) VMware