The first 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 31 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.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mandarin Language
Rank 572 561 579
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Contract jobs citing Mandarin Language 22 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.018% 0.009%
As % of the General category 0.10% 0.041% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21094 21965 25794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.55% 42.97% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12991 13432 15344
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 618 732
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.66 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £43.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -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 31 July 2014.

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 12 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 31 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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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
England -14 22 £300 -20.00% 4
London +24 13 £285 -24.00% 3
City of London +23 1 £270 - 2
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Mandarin Language
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 23 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 22 (68.75%) Windows
3 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 18 (56.25%) MS Excel
4 18 (56.25%) Advertising
4 18 (56.25%) Marketing
4 18 (56.25%) Degree
5 17 (53.13%) French Language
5 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 17 (53.13%) Spanish Language
5 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (53.13%) SolarWinds
5 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (53.13%) Firewall
5 17 (53.13%) MCSE
5 17 (53.13%) MS Exchange
5 17 (53.13%) LAN
5 17 (53.13%) WAN
5 17 (53.13%) DHCP
5 17 (53.13%) TCP/IP
5 17 (53.13%) DNS
5 17 (53.13%) Cisco
5 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (12.50%) C#
6 4 (12.50%) .NET
6 4 (12.50%) Cantonese Language
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (9.38%) Finance
7 3 (9.38%) Japanese Language
7 3 (9.38%) Korean Language

Mandarin Language
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 17 (53.13%) MS Exchange
1 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2003
1 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2007
1 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (53.13%) LAN
1 17 (53.13%) WAN
1 17 (53.13%) DHCP
1 17 (53.13%) TCP/IP
1 17 (53.13%) DNS
1 17 (53.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) MySQL
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) PHPUnit
General
1 18 (56.25%) Advertising
1 18 (56.25%) Marketing
2 17 (53.13%) French Language
2 17 (53.13%) Spanish Language
3 4 (12.50%) Cantonese Language
4 3 (9.38%) Japanese Language
4 3 (9.38%) Korean Language
4 3 (9.38%) Finance
5 1 (3.13%) Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.13%) Junior
6 1 (3.13%) Graduate
6 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 2 (6.25%) HTML5
3 2 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (3.13%) CSS3
4 1 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) Symfony
4 1 (3.13%) RESTful
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Firmware
2 1 (3.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.25%) ITIL
1 2 (6.25%) Validation
1 2 (6.25%) Business Development
1 2 (6.25%) WFM
1 2 (6.25%) Software Distribution
2 1 (3.13%) Cyber Security
2 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
2 1 (3.13%) Data Entry
2 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
2 1 (3.13%) Analytics
2 1 (3.13%) Migration
2 1 (3.13%) MVC
2 1 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) PHP
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Degree
2 17 (53.13%) MCSE
2 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.13%) HND
System Software
1 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 17 (53.13%) Cisco
2 17 (53.13%) SolarWinds
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) Lotus
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) SAP