Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 440 619 651
Rank change year-on-year +179 +32 -26
Contract jobs citing French Language 108 230 260
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the General category 0.75% 0.64% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 126 131
Median daily rate £418 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £131 £135 £140
90th Percentile £650 £634 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £250 £295
% change year-on-year +20.00% -15.25% -26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -33.82%
10th Percentile £12.78 £13.42 £10.50
90th Percentile £36.70 £17.62 £67.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% +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 14,306 36,030 41,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.62% 39.53% 40.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,094 23,232 27,007
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £288
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.36% +2.94% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 960 1,075
Median hourly rate £30.58 £22.93 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.34% +4.23% -1.68%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £11.77
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.55 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.06% +17.50% -11.11%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +190 93 £420 -6.67% 36
London +172 64 £428 -10.00% 17
UK excluding London +167 24 £300 +20.00% 23
Work from Home -19 20 £425 -12.82% 7
North of England +102 7 £358 -40.42% 4
South East +123 5 £175 +25.00% 4
East of England +85 5 £313 -21.88% 6
North West +69 5 £358 -20.56% 1
Midlands +88 4 - - 4
Scotland +72 3 - - 2
West Midlands +64 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +66 2 - - 2
East Midlands +51 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 34 (31.48%) German Language
2 24 (22.22%) Finance
3 21 (19.44%) Banking
3 21 (19.44%) Spanish Language
4 20 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 18 (16.67%) Python
5 18 (16.67%) SAP
6 16 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (13.89%) Project Management
7 15 (13.89%) Dutch Language
8 14 (12.96%) Degree
9 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (11.11%) JIRA
10 12 (11.11%) Italian Language
10 12 (11.11%) Investment Banking
11 11 (10.19%) C++
12 10 (9.26%) Java
12 10 (9.26%) Office 365
13 9 (8.33%) Azure
13 9 (8.33%) Linux
13 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
13 9 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (8.33%) Cisco
13 9 (8.33%) Telecoms
13 9 (8.33%) Migration
14 8 (7.41%) Manufacturing
14 8 (7.41%) Computer Science
14 8 (7.41%) Windows
14 8 (7.41%) Low Latency

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 (6.48%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.93%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.93%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.93%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 6 (5.56%) SAP FI
2 5 (4.63%) SAP CO
2 5 (4.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (2.78%) SAP MM
4 2 (1.85%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.93%) Aligne
5 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.93%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.93%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.93%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.93%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.26%) Office 365
2 9 (8.33%) Azure
3 4 (3.70%) IaaS
3 4 (3.70%) PaaS
3 4 (3.70%) SaaS
4 3 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.78%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.85%) Firebase
5 2 (1.85%) GitHub
5 2 (1.85%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.93%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Veeva
6 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) Firewall
2 6 (5.56%) Skype
3 4 (3.70%) Broadband
4 3 (2.78%) DNS
4 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.78%) WebEx
5 2 (1.85%) DOCSIS
5 2 (1.85%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.93%) 3G
6 1 (0.93%) BGP
6 1 (0.93%) H.323
6 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.93%) ISDN
6 1 (0.93%) MPLS
6 1 (0.93%) OSPF
6 1 (0.93%) QSIG
6 1 (0.93%) RTP
6 1 (0.93%) SCCP
6 1 (0.93%) SSL
6 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.85%) Big Data
2 2 (1.85%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
3 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.93%) GIS
3 1 (0.93%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.93%) Power BI
3 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2019
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (11.11%) JIRA
2 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.85%) Xcode
4 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.93%) Firebug
4 1 (0.93%) Gatling
4 1 (0.93%) JUnit
4 1 (0.93%) Selenium
General
1 34 (31.48%) German Language
2 24 (22.22%) Finance
3 21 (19.44%) Banking
3 21 (19.44%) Spanish Language
4 15 (13.89%) Dutch Language
5 12 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 12 (11.11%) Italian Language
6 9 (8.33%) Telecoms
7 8 (7.41%) Manufacturing
8 7 (6.48%) Portuguese Language
9 5 (4.63%) Financial Institution
9 5 (4.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (3.70%) Public Sector
11 3 (2.78%) Electronics
11 3 (2.78%) Front Office
11 3 (2.78%) Marketing
11 3 (2.78%) Russian Language
12 2 (1.85%) Billing
12 2 (1.85%) Legal
12 2 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (16.67%) Analyst
2 17 (15.74%) Developer
3 12 (11.11%) Consultant
4 9 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.41%) C++ Developer
5 8 (7.41%) SAP Consultant
6 6 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.63%) IT Manager
7 5 (4.63%) Programme Manager
8 4 (3.70%) Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Office 365 Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) SAP CO Consultant
8 4 (3.70%) SAP FI Consultant
8 4 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 4 (3.70%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) Web Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Classification Specialist
9 3 (2.78%) Senior C++ Developer
9 3 (2.78%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) REST
2 5 (4.63%) CSS
2 5 (4.63%) Web Services
3 4 (3.70%) .NET
3 4 (3.70%) HTML
4 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.78%) XML
5 2 (1.85%) ADO
5 2 (1.85%) Cocoa
5 2 (1.85%) Core Animation
5 2 (1.85%) Core Data
5 2 (1.85%) EDI
5 2 (1.85%) HTML5
5 2 (1.85%) JSON
5 2 (1.85%) RxSwift
5 2 (1.85%) UIKit
5 2 (1.85%) Velocity
5 2 (1.85%) XMPP
6 1 (0.93%) Keras
6 1 (0.93%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.78%) FMCG
4 2 (1.85%) Animation
4 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.85%) Derivative
4 2 (1.85%) Equities
4 2 (1.85%) Market Risk
4 2 (1.85%) Social Media
5 1 (0.93%) CMDB
5 1 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.93%) IVR
5 1 (0.93%) Life Science
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.33%) Linux
2 8 (7.41%) Windows
3 5 (4.63%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.85%) Android
4 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Unix
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.89%) Project Management
3 9 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (8.33%) Migration
4 8 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.41%) Low Latency
5 7 (6.48%) Process Improvement
5 7 (6.48%) Programme Management
5 7 (6.48%) Risk Management
6 6 (5.56%) Change Management
6 6 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 6 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.56%) Project Planning
6 6 (5.56%) Requirements Gathering
6 6 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.63%) Decision-Making
7 5 (4.63%) Escalation Management
7 5 (4.63%) Issue Tracking
7 5 (4.63%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.67%) Python
2 11 (10.19%) C++
3 10 (9.26%) Java
4 6 (5.56%) Go
5 4 (3.70%) C#
5 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.70%) SQL
6 2 (1.85%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.85%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.85%) VBA
7 1 (0.93%) ABAP
7 1 (0.93%) C
7 1 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.93%) Erlang
7 1 (0.93%) IronPython
7 1 (0.93%) Scala
7 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (12.96%) Degree
2 6 (5.56%) PMP
2 6 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (4.63%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.70%) CCA
4 4 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.85%) CCIE
6 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) CCNA
7 1 (0.93%) CCNP
7 1 (0.93%) CCSA
7 1 (0.93%) CCSE
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.93%) MCSA
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.93%) SANS
7 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) PSD2
2 3 (2.78%) SLA
3 2 (1.85%) GDPR
3 2 (1.85%) PMO
3 2 (1.85%) QA
4 1 (0.93%) GAAP
4 1 (0.93%) IFRS
4 1 (0.93%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.93%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.93%) Nessus
2 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.67%) SAP
3 9 (8.33%) Cisco
4 6 (5.56%) Splunk
5 5 (4.63%) Oracle
5 5 (4.63%) Tableau
6 3 (2.78%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.78%) Citrix
7 2 (1.85%) Google
7 2 (1.85%) Proofpoint
7 2 (1.85%) Rapid7
7 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.85%) Zscaler
8 1 (0.93%) Arista
8 1 (0.93%) Avid
8 1 (0.93%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.93%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.93%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.93%) Huawei
8 1 (0.93%) Okta