Period
to 22 October 2020

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 6 months to 22 October 2020 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 409 681 677
Rank change year-on-year +272 -4 -43
Contract jobs citing French Language 122 134 224
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the General category 0.92% 0.41% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 82 123
Median daily rate £443 £466 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.09% +29.51% -10.00%
10th Percentile £153 £135 £119
90th Percentile £650 £638 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £211 £438 £450
% change year-on-year -51.71% -2.78% +30.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.44 £13.00
90th Percentile £27.50 £48.77 £89.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +3.57% -

French Language is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 13,285 32,840 41,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.78% 38.71% 40.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,528 21,025 27,050
Median daily rate £500 £476 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +0.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £290 £290
90th Percentile £703 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.67% +2.94% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 478 981 1,154
Median hourly rate £29.45 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.84% +4.76% -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.97 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.33% +8.15% -12.09%

French Language
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing French Language as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for French Language in the UK

French Language
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing French Language.

Daily rate trend for French Language in the UK

French Language
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing French Language over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for French Language in the UK

French Language
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing French Language.

Hourly rate trend for French Language in the UK

French Language
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing French Language over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for French Language in the UK

French Language
Top 13 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 6 months to 22 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +278 100 £465 -1.06% 38
London +218 70 £500 +8.11% 17
Work from Home -67 30 £425 - 4
UK excluding London +212 22 £211 -51.71% 21
Midlands +89 6 £600 -17.24% 2
North of England +114 5 - - 4
West Midlands +73 5 - - 1
East of England +95 4 £338 -35.71%
North West +94 4 - - 2
Scotland +78 4 £149 -37.47%
South East +144 3 £175 -39.13% 8
Yorkshire +71 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 £600 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing French Language also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for French Language.

1 38 (31.15%) German Language
2 29 (23.77%) Banking
3 26 (21.31%) Python
3 26 (21.31%) Spanish Language
4 24 (19.67%) Microsoft
5 23 (18.85%) Finance
6 21 (17.21%) Italian Language
7 20 (16.39%) SAP
7 20 (16.39%) Linux
7 20 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (15.57%) C++
9 17 (13.93%) Dutch Language
10 16 (13.11%) Investment Banking
11 15 (12.30%) Java
12 14 (11.48%) Windows
13 13 (10.66%) Migration
13 13 (10.66%) Oracle
13 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (9.84%) Low Latency
15 11 (9.02%) Degree
15 11 (9.02%) JIRA
16 10 (8.20%) Portuguese Language
16 10 (8.20%) Azure
16 10 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
17 9 (7.38%) Cisco
17 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
17 9 (7.38%) Web Services
17 9 (7.38%) Market Making
18 8 (6.56%) DevOps
18 8 (6.56%) Russian Language

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 5 (4.10%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.82%) Confluence
3 1 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.82%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.82%) Avid Media Composer
4 1 (0.82%) Figma
4 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.82%) Sketch
4 1 (0.82%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.46%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.46%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.46%) SAP MM
3 2 (1.64%) Bloomberg AIM
3 2 (1.64%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.82%) Aligne
4 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.82%) Magento
4 1 (0.82%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.82%) Orchestrade
4 1 (0.82%) SAP FI-AA
4 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.82%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.82%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.82%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.82%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.82%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.20%) Azure
2 7 (5.74%) Office 365
3 3 (2.46%) AWS
4 2 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.64%) GCP
4 2 (1.64%) IaaS
4 2 (1.64%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (1.64%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.64%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.64%) PaaS
4 2 (1.64%) SaaS
5 1 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.82%) GitHub
5 1 (0.82%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.28%) Skype
2 3 (2.46%) Broadband
3 2 (1.64%) DOCSIS
3 2 (1.64%) Firewall
3 2 (1.64%) LAN
3 2 (1.64%) VPN
3 2 (1.64%) WAN
3 2 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.82%) 2G
4 1 (0.82%) 4G
4 1 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.82%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.82%) IPsec
4 1 (0.82%) RTP
4 1 (0.82%) SCCP
4 1 (0.82%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.82%) VLAN
4 1 (0.82%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.10%) Tableau
2 3 (2.46%) MySQL
2 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.64%) Big Data
3 2 (1.64%) Informix
3 2 (1.64%) SAP HANA
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.82%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.82%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.82%) Power BI
4 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (9.02%) JIRA
2 5 (4.10%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.46%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.64%) C++Builder
5 1 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.82%) Firebug
5 1 (0.82%) GitLab
5 1 (0.82%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.82%) JUnit
5 1 (0.82%) Maven
5 1 (0.82%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 38 (31.15%) German Language
2 29 (23.77%) Banking
3 26 (21.31%) Spanish Language
4 23 (18.85%) Finance
5 21 (17.21%) Italian Language
6 17 (13.93%) Dutch Language
7 16 (13.11%) Investment Banking
8 10 (8.20%) Portuguese Language
9 8 (6.56%) Manufacturing
9 8 (6.56%) Russian Language
10 7 (5.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (5.74%) Telecoms
11 5 (4.10%) Financial Institution
11 5 (4.10%) Front Office
12 4 (3.28%) Greek Language
12 4 (3.28%) Hebrew Language
12 4 (3.28%) Polish Language
12 4 (3.28%) Public Sector
13 3 (2.46%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (2.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (18.03%) Developer
2 21 (17.21%) Consultant
3 17 (13.93%) Analyst
4 14 (11.48%) C++ Developer
5 9 (7.38%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
5 9 (7.38%) SAP Consultant
6 7 (5.74%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.10%) Programme Manager
7 5 (4.10%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) IT Support
8 4 (3.28%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.28%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.28%) Service Analyst
9 3 (2.46%) IT Analyst
9 3 (2.46%) IT Project Manager
9 3 (2.46%) SCCM Consultant
9 3 (2.46%) SCCM Engineer
9 3 (2.46%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (2.46%) Windows Consultant
9 3 (2.46%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.38%) Web Services
2 6 (4.92%) .NET
2 6 (4.92%) REST
3 5 (4.10%) XML
4 4 (3.28%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.28%) CSS
4 4 (3.28%) HTML
5 3 (2.46%) RESTful
5 3 (2.46%) Spring Boot
6 2 (1.64%) ADO
6 2 (1.64%) EDI
6 2 (1.64%) Middleware
6 2 (1.64%) SOAP
6 2 (1.64%) Spring
6 2 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.82%) J2EE
7 1 (0.82%) LDAP
7 1 (0.82%) Meteor
7 1 (0.82%) PrimeFaces
7 1 (0.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.28%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.28%) FMCG
3 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.46%) Market Risk
4 2 (1.64%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.64%) Derivative
4 2 (1.64%) Equities
4 2 (1.64%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.64%) User Experience
4 2 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.82%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (0.82%) LPAR
5 1 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.39%) Linux
2 14 (11.48%) Windows
3 6 (4.92%) Unix
3 6 (4.92%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.64%) AIX
4 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.82%) Android
5 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.82%) SUSE
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (10.66%) Migration
3 12 (9.84%) Low Latency
4 10 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (7.38%) Market Making
6 8 (6.56%) Change Management
6 8 (6.56%) DevOps
6 8 (6.56%) Software Engineering
7 7 (5.74%) Computer Science
7 7 (5.74%) Project Management
8 6 (4.92%) E-Commerce
8 6 (4.92%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (4.10%) Issue Tracking
9 5 (4.10%) ITIL
9 5 (4.10%) Resource Management
9 5 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.10%) Validation
10 4 (3.28%) ITSM
10 4 (3.28%) Programme Management
10 4 (3.28%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.31%) Python
2 19 (15.57%) C++
3 15 (12.30%) Java
4 8 (6.56%) C#
5 6 (4.92%) Go
5 6 (4.92%) SQL
6 4 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.28%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.46%) ABAP
7 3 (2.46%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.64%) Perl
8 2 (1.64%) VBA
9 1 (0.82%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.82%) C
9 1 (0.82%) Erlang
9 1 (0.82%) IronPython
9 1 (0.82%) Java 8
9 1 (0.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.02%) Degree
2 4 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.46%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.46%) PMP
3 3 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.64%) CCA
4 2 (1.64%) CCIE
4 2 (1.64%) CCNA
4 2 (1.64%) CCNP
4 2 (1.64%) CCSE
4 2 (1.64%) MCSA
4 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.82%) HNC
5 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.82%) MCSE
5 1 (0.82%) RHCA
5 1 (0.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) PSD2
2 1 (0.82%) GAAP
2 1 (0.82%) GDPR
2 1 (0.82%) IFRS
2 1 (0.82%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.64%) Docker
3 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) SCCM
2 3 (2.46%) AirWatch
2 3 (2.46%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.64%) Nagios
4 1 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.82%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.82%) Kibana
4 1 (0.82%) logstash
4 1 (0.82%) Nessus
4 1 (0.82%) vRealize
4 1 (0.82%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 24 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.39%) SAP
3 13 (10.66%) Oracle
4 9 (7.38%) Cisco
5 6 (4.92%) Splunk
6 4 (3.28%) IBM
7 3 (2.46%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.46%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.46%) VMware
8 2 (1.64%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.64%) Citrix
8 2 (1.64%) Huawei
8 2 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.82%) BT
9 1 (0.82%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.82%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.82%) Nokia
9 1 (0.82%) OpenLink
9 1 (0.82%) RightFax
9 1 (0.82%) Sage