Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 548 488 596
Rank change year-on-year -60 +108 +24
Contract jobs citing French Language 162 116 249
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the General category 0.50% 0.52% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 47 130
10th Percentile £175 £213 £135
25th Percentile £330 £332 £261
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - -5.88%
75th Percentile £588 £488 £536
90th Percentile £614 £731 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £300 £250
% change year-on-year +37.50% +20.00% -30.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 16
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.10 £13.38
25th Percentile £13.00 £14.81 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £14.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.94% +8.62% -34.09%
75th Percentile £15.63 £18.50 £14.75
90th Percentile £33.00 £27.05 £16.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -

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 32,625 22,426 47,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 52.86% 51.42% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,808 14,593 30,973
10th Percentile £300 £263 £280
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £428
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.34% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,155 884 1,401
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.38 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.13 £15.00 £13.53
Median hourly rate £21.40 £20.00 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +6.98% +6.67% +4.17%
75th Percentile £43.38 £40.12 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.15 £53.53 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.93%

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 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for French Language in the UK

French Language
Top 14 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 15 June 2021. 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 -25 127 £456 +11.96% 59
London -67 77 £519 +21.35% 21
Work from Home -228 56 £450 +12.50% 7
UK excluding London +10 43 £413 +37.50% 39
South East +7 12 £400 +33.33% 16
East of England +19 10 £425 +6.25% 2
Midlands -10 8 - - 3
North of England +14 7 £230 -35.66% 11
West Midlands -9 7 - - 1
North West +5 6 £350 -2.10% 6
South West +14 4 £600 +128.57% 6
Scotland -32 2 £100 -
Yorkshire +11 1 £110 - 5
East Midlands +3 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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 60 (37.04%) Social Skills
2 53 (32.72%) German Language
3 38 (23.46%) Finance
4 32 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (17.90%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (17.28%) SAP
6 28 (17.28%) Spanish Language
6 28 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (16.67%) Italian Language
7 27 (16.67%) Project Management
8 23 (14.20%) Analytics
9 22 (13.58%) Degree
10 20 (12.35%) Dutch Language
10 20 (12.35%) Azure
10 20 (12.35%) HTML
10 20 (12.35%) Java
11 19 (11.73%) Banking
11 19 (11.73%) Marketing
12 18 (11.11%) SQL
13 17 (10.49%) C#
13 17 (10.49%) Python
14 16 (9.88%) Microsoft 365
15 15 (9.26%) Computer Science
15 15 (9.26%) Windows
15 15 (9.26%) CSS
15 15 (9.26%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (9.26%) Scrum
16 14 (8.64%) Migration
16 14 (8.64%) Microsoft
17 13 (8.02%) Adobe

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 7 (4.32%) CMS
1 7 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (3.09%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.47%) Confluence
4 3 (1.85%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.62%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.62%) SAS
5 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.62%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.62%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (4.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (4.32%) Orchestrade
3 4 (2.47%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (2.47%) SAP FI
3 4 (2.47%) SAP MM
3 4 (2.47%) SAP QM
4 2 (1.23%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.23%) SAP MDG
4 2 (1.23%) SAP PM
4 2 (1.23%) SAP PP
4 2 (1.23%) SAP SCM
4 2 (1.23%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.62%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.62%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.35%) Azure
2 16 (9.88%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (8.02%) SaaS
4 10 (6.17%) AWS
5 5 (3.09%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (2.47%) GCP
6 4 (2.47%) Google Analytics
6 4 (2.47%) Serverless
7 3 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.23%) Pulumi
9 1 (0.62%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.62%) IaaS
9 1 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.62%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.62%) PaaS
9 1 (0.62%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.62%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.94%) HTTP
2 4 (2.47%) Firewall
3 3 (1.85%) VPN
4 2 (1.23%) Internet
4 2 (1.23%) WAN
5 1 (0.62%) BGP
5 1 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.62%) DMVPN
5 1 (0.62%) DMZ
5 1 (0.62%) DNS
5 1 (0.62%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.62%) HSRP
5 1 (0.62%) IPsec
5 1 (0.62%) L2TP
5 1 (0.62%) LAN
5 1 (0.62%) MPLS
5 1 (0.62%) Network Security
5 1 (0.62%) Skype
5 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.94%) Big Data
1 8 (4.94%) MongoDB
1 8 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (3.09%) Apache Hive
3 5 (3.09%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.09%) HBase
4 3 (1.85%) MySQL
4 3 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.62%) GIS
6 1 (0.62%) Power BI
6 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.62%) Semantic Layer
6 1 (0.62%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (4.94%) JIRA
2 5 (3.09%) Artifactory
2 5 (3.09%) Bitbucket
2 5 (3.09%) Maven
3 4 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.47%) JUnit
4 1 (0.62%) Balsamiq
4 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (37.04%) Social Skills
2 53 (32.72%) German Language
3 38 (23.46%) Finance
4 28 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (17.28%) Spanish Language
5 27 (16.67%) Italian Language
6 20 (12.35%) Dutch Language
7 19 (11.73%) Banking
7 19 (11.73%) Marketing
8 12 (7.41%) Investment Banking
8 12 (7.41%) Manufacturing
9 8 (4.94%) Telecoms
10 7 (4.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (4.32%) Polish Language
11 6 (3.70%) Portuguese Language
11 6 (3.70%) Russian Language
12 5 (3.09%) Retail
13 4 (2.47%) Electronics
13 4 (2.47%) Front Office
13 4 (2.47%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (19.75%) Analyst
2 30 (18.52%) Consultant
3 29 (17.90%) Developer
4 13 (8.02%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.17%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (4.94%) Service Analyst
6 8 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (3.70%) Architect
7 6 (3.70%) Implementation Consultant
8 5 (3.09%) Apache Spark Developer
8 5 (3.09%) Big Data Developer
8 5 (3.09%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.09%) Digital Developer
8 5 (3.09%) ETL Developer
8 5 (3.09%) FX Business Analyst
8 5 (3.09%) Marketing Manager
8 5 (3.09%) Python Developer
8 5 (3.09%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (2.47%) UI Developer
9 4 (2.47%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.35%) HTML
2 15 (9.26%) CSS
3 8 (4.94%) Node.js
4 7 (4.32%) Web Services
5 6 (3.70%) Kafka
5 6 (3.70%) OAuth
5 6 (3.70%) REST
5 6 (3.70%) SAML
6 5 (3.09%) Anaconda
6 5 (3.09%) Spark Streaming
6 5 (3.09%) XSLT
7 4 (2.47%) Ajax
7 4 (2.47%) CSS3
7 4 (2.47%) HTML5
7 4 (2.47%) jQuery
7 4 (2.47%) JSON
7 4 (2.47%) JSR 170
7 4 (2.47%) OSGi
8 3 (1.85%) .NET
8 3 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 13 (8.02%) User Experience
2 10 (6.17%) Graphic Design
3 6 (3.70%) e-Learning
3 6 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.09%) Animation
4 5 (3.09%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.09%) Derivative
4 5 (3.09%) Learning Management System
4 5 (3.09%) Life Science
4 5 (3.09%) SCORM
5 4 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.47%) Marketing Technology
5 4 (2.47%) W3C
6 3 (1.85%) FMCG
6 3 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.85%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.23%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.26%) Windows
2 12 (7.41%) Linux
3 8 (4.94%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.70%) Unix
5 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.62%) Android
6 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (17.90%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (16.67%) Project Management
4 23 (14.20%) Analytics
5 15 (9.26%) Computer Science
5 15 (9.26%) Scrum
6 14 (8.64%) Migration
7 13 (8.02%) DevOps
8 12 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
9 11 (6.79%) CRM
9 11 (6.79%) Decision-Making
10 10 (6.17%) E-Commerce
10 10 (6.17%) ITIL
10 10 (6.17%) Product Management
11 9 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (5.56%) Use Case
12 8 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (4.32%) Data Analytics
13 7 (4.32%) Process Management
13 7 (4.32%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.35%) Java
2 18 (11.11%) SQL
3 17 (10.49%) C#
3 17 (10.49%) Python
4 7 (4.32%) Ruby
5 6 (3.70%) C++
5 6 (3.70%) Perl
6 4 (2.47%) Java 8
6 4 (2.47%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.85%) PHP
8 1 (0.62%) ABAP
8 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (13.58%) Degree
2 6 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (3.70%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.09%) PMP
4 4 (2.47%) MCP
5 3 (1.85%) MBA
6 2 (1.23%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.62%) ACCA
7 1 (0.62%) CCIE
7 1 (0.62%) CIMA
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) GIAC
7 1 (0.62%) IIBA
7 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.62%) OSCP
7 1 (0.62%) PhD
7 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.56%) MiFID
2 5 (3.09%) QA
3 4 (2.47%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.23%) SLA
6 1 (0.62%) Basel II
6 1 (0.62%) Basel III
6 1 (0.62%) EMIR
6 1 (0.62%) GDPR
6 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.62%) NIST
6 1 (0.62%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.62%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.09%) HDFS
3 3 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.23%) Ansible
3 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.23%) Puppet
3 2 (1.23%) Terraform
4 1 (0.62%) Cisco CME
4 1 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.62%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.62%) QRadar
4 1 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (17.28%) SAP
2 15 (9.26%) Salesforce.com
3 14 (8.64%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.02%) Adobe
5 9 (5.56%) Oracle
6 6 (3.70%) Ariba
7 5 (3.09%) Ab Initio
7 5 (3.09%) Cisco
7 5 (3.09%) MapR
7 5 (3.09%) Marketo
8 4 (2.47%) Google
8 4 (2.47%) Optimizely
8 4 (2.47%) Snow
8 4 (2.47%) VMware
9 3 (1.85%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.85%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.23%) Concur
10 2 (1.23%) IBM
10 2 (1.23%) Murex
10 2 (1.23%) Splunk