The table below looks at the prevalence of the term French Language in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited French Language over the 3 months to 25 June 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.

French Language
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 474 516 497
Rank change year-on-year +42 -19  
Contract jobs citing French Language 113 136 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the General category 0.62% 0.70% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 66 41
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £323 £345
% change year-on-year +16.09% -6.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 17
Median hourly rate £22.00 £12.50 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.00% -21.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.40 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.23 £22.30 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -10.34%  

French 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 with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18149 19506 22192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.21% 36.76% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11914 13034 14238
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 459 535
Median hourly rate £26.45 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.26 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.05 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

French Language
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for French Language in the UK

French Language
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for French Language in the UK

French Language
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing French Language over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for French Language in the UK

French Language
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for French Language in the UK

French Language
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing French Language over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for French Language in the UK

French Language
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing French Language within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 106 £425 +6.25% 64
London +9 69 £425 -3.40% 35
City of London +4 10 £519 +12.77% 12
South East +27 9 - - 12
East of England -9 5 £309 +168.47% 5
West Midlands +27 4 £413 - 3
North West +19 3 - - 5
Berkshire +13 3 - - 3
Cheshire +23 2 - - 1
Chester +14 2 - -
Reading +8 2 - - 2
Bedfordshire -10 2 £309 +168.47%
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 4
Henley-on-Thames - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Scotland +40 1 £78 -75.85%
West Yorkshire +21 1 - - 2
Yorkshire +20 1 - - 3
Suffolk +14 1 - -
Ipswich +10 1 - -
Worthing - 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - - 2
Preston - 1 - -
Corby - 1 £83 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £83 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - - 3
Birmingham - 1 £500 - 1
South Coast - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing French Language also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for French Language.

1 55 (22.18%) Finance
2 49 (19.76%) German Language
3 44 (17.74%) Project Management
4 41 (16.53%) Microsoft
5 36 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (14.11%) Spanish Language
7 32 (12.90%) Degree
8 29 (11.69%) Dutch Language
9 28 (11.29%) Marketing
9 28 (11.29%) Telecoms
10 26 (10.48%) SAP
11 25 (10.08%) SQL
12 22 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
12 22 (8.87%) Microsoft Excel
12 22 (8.87%) Banking
13 20 (8.06%) Java
13 20 (8.06%) Italian Language
14 19 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (6.85%) CRM
15 17 (6.85%) Active Directory
16 16 (6.45%) JavaScript
16 16 (6.45%) Windows
16 16 (6.45%) Linux
17 15 (6.05%) Oracle
17 15 (6.05%) E-Commerce
18 14 (5.65%) Unix
18 14 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
18 14 (5.65%) Office 365
19 13 (5.24%) Migration
20 12 (4.84%) Manufacturing

French Language
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.02%) IIS
3 3 (1.21%) CMS
3 3 (1.21%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.40%) Confluence
4 1 (0.40%) JBoss
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) MTS
4 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (8.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 22 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (2.02%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.21%) ImageReady
5 2 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.81%) InDesign
5 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.40%) HipChat
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.42%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.21%) SAP SD
2 3 (1.21%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.81%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.81%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.81%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.81%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.40%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.40%) Orchestrade
4 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Temenos Triple'A Plus
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.65%) Office 365
2 7 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (2.42%) G Suite
3 6 (2.42%) Yammer
4 3 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.21%) SaaS
5 2 (0.81%) IaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.63%) LAN
2 8 (3.23%) WAN
3 5 (2.02%) 2G
3 5 (2.02%) 3G
3 5 (2.02%) 4G
3 5 (2.02%) Firewall
3 5 (2.02%) NAS
3 5 (2.02%) SAN
3 5 (2.02%) VoIP
3 5 (2.02%) Wireless
4 4 (1.61%) Internet
5 3 (1.21%) DNS
5 3 (1.21%) Intranet
5 3 (1.21%) LTE
5 3 (1.21%) Skype
6 2 (0.81%) BGP
6 2 (0.81%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (0.81%) SMS
6 2 (0.81%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.81%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.23%) MySQL
3 4 (1.61%) DB2
3 4 (1.61%) Informix
4 3 (1.21%) Big Data
5 2 (0.81%) GIS
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.81%) QlikView
5 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.40%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.40%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.40%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Anywhere
Development Applications
1 6 (2.42%) JIRA
2 3 (1.21%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.81%) Maven
4 1 (0.40%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.40%) LSMW
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 55 (22.18%) Finance
2 49 (19.76%) German Language
3 35 (14.11%) Spanish Language
4 29 (11.69%) Dutch Language
5 28 (11.29%) Marketing
5 28 (11.29%) Telecoms
6 22 (8.87%) Banking
7 20 (8.06%) Italian Language
8 12 (4.84%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.82%) Advertising
9 7 (2.82%) Front Office
9 7 (2.82%) Investment Banking
10 6 (2.42%) Portuguese Language
11 5 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.61%) Automotive
12 4 (1.61%) Back Office
12 4 (1.61%) Legal
12 4 (1.61%) Polish Language
13 3 (1.21%) Billing
13 3 (1.21%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (22.98%) Analyst
2 35 (14.11%) Project Manager
3 21 (8.47%) Developer
4 20 (8.06%) Consultant
5 19 (7.66%) Business Analyst
6 12 (4.84%) Service Analyst
7 11 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (4.03%) Junior
9 8 (3.23%) Change Manager
9 8 (3.23%) SAP Consultant
9 8 (3.23%) Support Analyst
10 7 (2.82%) Data Analyst
10 7 (2.82%) Java Developer
10 7 (2.82%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (2.42%) IT Analyst
11 6 (2.42%) IT Business Analyst
12 5 (2.02%) Business Change Manager
12 5 (2.02%) Infrastructure Manager
12 5 (2.02%) IT Project Manager
12 5 (2.02%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.63%) CSS
1 9 (3.63%) Node.js
2 7 (2.82%) HTML
3 6 (2.42%) SOAP
3 6 (2.42%) Web Services
4 5 (2.02%) J2EE
4 5 (2.02%) Middleware
4 5 (2.02%) REST
5 4 (1.61%) jQuery
6 3 (1.21%) .NET
6 3 (1.21%) EDI
6 3 (1.21%) Flash
6 3 (1.21%) JSF
6 3 (1.21%) JSP
6 3 (1.21%) SAML
6 3 (1.21%) Velocity
7 2 (0.81%) CSS3
7 2 (0.81%) JSON
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.03%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.42%) Market Risk
5 6 (2.42%) Social Media
6 5 (2.02%) Clustering
6 5 (2.02%) Derivative
6 5 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.02%) PMI
6 5 (2.02%) User Experience
7 4 (1.61%) Equities
7 4 (1.61%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.21%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.21%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.81%) Fintech
9 2 (0.81%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.45%) Linux
1 16 (6.45%) Windows
2 14 (5.65%) Unix
3 8 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.21%) Android
5 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.74%) Project Management
2 19 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (6.85%) CRM
4 15 (6.05%) E-Commerce
5 14 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (5.24%) Migration
7 12 (4.84%) Business Development
7 12 (4.84%) Change Management
7 12 (4.84%) Data Analysis
7 12 (4.84%) ERP
8 11 (4.44%) ITIL
9 10 (4.03%) Product Management
10 9 (3.63%) Line Management
10 9 (3.63%) PRINCE2
11 8 (3.23%) Analytics
11 8 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (3.23%) Business Transformation
11 8 (3.23%) Programme Management
11 8 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (2.82%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.08%) SQL
2 20 (8.06%) Java
3 16 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.84%) Python
5 9 (3.63%) C#
6 7 (2.82%) C
7 5 (2.02%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.02%) VBA
8 2 (0.81%) R
8 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.40%) C++
9 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.40%) Ruby
9 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (12.90%) Degree
2 8 (3.23%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.02%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.61%) PMP
4 4 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.21%) CCNA
5 3 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.81%) CCNP
6 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.81%) MCSE
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.81%) PgMP
6 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) CCIE
7 1 (0.40%) CISA
7 1 (0.40%) CISSP
7 1 (0.40%) ISEB
7 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.44%) PMO
2 8 (3.23%) SLA
3 7 (2.82%) QA
4 4 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.61%) MiFID
5 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.40%) EMIR
5 1 (0.40%) FATCA
5 1 (0.40%) GDPR
5 1 (0.40%) IFRS
System Software
1 17 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.40%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.40%) HDFS
4 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.81%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.40%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.40%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.40%) OfficeScan
3 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 41 (16.53%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.48%) SAP
3 15 (6.05%) Oracle
4 10 (4.03%) Cisco
5 7 (2.82%) Google
5 7 (2.82%) Sybase
6 6 (2.42%) Citrix
6 6 (2.42%) VMware
7 5 (2.02%) Huawei
7 5 (2.02%) IBM
7 5 (2.02%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.61%) Adobe
8 4 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.21%) Nokia
9 3 (1.21%) Siebel
10 2 (0.81%) Avaya
10 2 (0.81%) Ericsson
10 2 (0.81%) LANDesk
10 2 (0.81%) Reuters
10 2 (0.81%) Sophis
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