The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mandarin Language in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mandarin Language over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mandarin Language
London / City of London
Rank 148 150 190
Rank change year-on-year +2 +40  
Contract jobs citing Mandarin Language 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.10% 0.031% 0.040%
As % of the General category 0.20% 0.056% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £700 - £178
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 - £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 - £204
UK excluding London median daily rate £76 £308 -
% change year-on-year -75.31% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Mandarin Language is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1505 1784 2597
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 50.66% 54.57% 51.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 1450 1996
Median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £642 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 18
Median hourly rate £18.26 £22.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.84% +25.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.26 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.28 £55.00 £32.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.67 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.57% +22.00%  

Mandarin Language
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Mandarin Language as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Mandarin Language in the City of London

Mandarin Language
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mandarin Language in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mandarin Language in the City of London

Mandarin Language
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mandarin Language in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mandarin Language in the City of London

Mandarin Language
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mandarin Language also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Mandarin Language.

1 3 (75.00%) Reuters
1 3 (75.00%) Bloomberg
2 2 (50.00%) Front Office
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) GoldenSource
2 2 (50.00%) MiFID
3 1 (25.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Mitel
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp

Mandarin Language
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) MiFID Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Coach
2 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) MiFID
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Bloomberg
1 3 (75.00%) Reuters
2 2 (50.00%) GoldenSource
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (25.00%) Mitel
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) VMware