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 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mandarin Language
Rank 579 567 563
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing Mandarin Language 18 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.008% 0.006%
As % of the General category 0.081% 0.019% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
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£200 £345 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.02% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £261 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £429 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £240 -
% change year-on-year
-1.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
22133 21284 22091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.79% 41.59% 43.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13983 13504 13020
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 537 756
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £23.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -9.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.42 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+21.41% -14.34%

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
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 20 November 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 -9 16 £200 -55.55% 4
London +9 11 £190 -57.77% 1
City of London - 7 £190 - 1
South East - - - - 3
South West - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -

Mandarin Language
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 18 (38.30%) Windows
2 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.04%) French Language
2 16 (34.04%) Spanish Language
3 14 (29.79%) Degree
4 13 (27.66%) Marketing
4 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
5 11 (23.40%) Advertising
6 10 (21.28%) Firewall
6 10 (21.28%) MS Exchange
6 10 (21.28%) LAN
6 10 (21.28%) WAN
6 10 (21.28%) DHCP
6 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
6 10 (21.28%) DNS
6 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (21.28%) Cisco
6 10 (21.28%) MCSE
6 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
6 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (21.28%) Cantonese Language
6 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (21.28%) SolarWinds
6 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (14.89%) Finance
8 6 (12.77%) Lync
8 6 (12.77%) Korean Language
8 6 (12.77%) Portuguese Language
9 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (10.64%) Software Distribution

Mandarin Language
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 10 (21.28%) MS Exchange
1 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2003
1 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2007
1 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (12.77%) Lync
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) LAN
1 10 (21.28%) WAN
1 10 (21.28%) DHCP
1 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
1 10 (21.28%) DNS
1 10 (21.28%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) PHPUnit
General
1 16 (34.04%) French Language
1 16 (34.04%) Spanish Language
2 13 (27.66%) Marketing
3 11 (23.40%) Advertising
4 10 (21.28%) Cantonese Language
5 7 (14.89%) Finance
6 6 (12.77%) Korean Language
6 6 (12.77%) Portuguese Language
7 3 (6.38%) Japanese Language
8 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Support Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Trainer
5 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) IT Support
6 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.26%) CSS
3 2 (4.26%) HTML5
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.13%) CSS3
4 1 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.13%) Symfony
4 1 (2.13%) RESTful
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.38%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.64%) Software Distribution
2 4 (8.51%) Information Security
2 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.38%) IT Governance
3 3 (6.38%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (6.38%) Migration
4 2 (4.26%) Validation
4 2 (4.26%) Business Development
4 2 (4.26%) WFM
4 2 (4.26%) ITIL
4 2 (4.26%) Project Management
5 1 (2.13%) MVC
5 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.13%) Coaching
5 1 (2.13%) People Management
5 1 (2.13%) Digital Content Management
5 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.13%) Use Case
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing Strategy
5 1 (2.13%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) C#
2 1 (2.13%) PHP
2 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Degree
2 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (21.28%) MCSE
3 2 (4.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.13%) CCNA
4 1 (2.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.64%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.28%) Cisco
2 10 (21.28%) SolarWinds
3 2 (4.26%) HP
3 2 (4.26%) Lotus
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle