Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 636 467 644
Rank change year-on-year -169 +177 +55
Contract jobs citing French Language 205 139 111
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.33% 0.15%
As % of the General category 0.44% 0.64% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 55 72
10th Percentile £250 £163 £264
25th Percentile £475 £225 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £420 £473
Median % change year-on-year +36.90% -11.11% +18.13%
75th Percentile £671 £600 £600
90th Percentile £711 £650 £807
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88% -19.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 12 8
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.16 £13.49
25th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £13.88
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.79
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% -5.31% +5.61%
75th Percentile £27.88 £14.19 £16.19
90th Percentile £39.50 £14.75 £22.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% -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 46,559 21,581 36,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.02% 51.92% 50.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,120 14,577 23,735
10th Percentile £313 £263 £233
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £580 £575
90th Percentile £725 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.24% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,340 853 1,423
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.32
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.43 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -14.62% +25.27% +1.08%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £37.88
90th Percentile £58.55 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +19.44% +2.86%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for French Language in the UK

French Language
Top 12 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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -123 166 £556 +11.25% 71
UK excluding London -61 82 £550 +22.22% 49
London -175 66 £533 +6.50% 26
Work from Home -133 65 £525 +38.16% 21
South East -32 31 £633 +40.56% 15
North West -31 25 £475 +35.71% 4
North of England -35 25 £475 +35.71% 9
East of England -31 20 £500 -12.28% 6
West Midlands -60 3 - - 3
Midlands -64 3 - - 8
Scotland -46 2 - - 4
South West -51 1 £275 -54.17% 6

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 95 (46.34%) German Language
2 75 (36.59%) Social Skills
3 45 (21.95%) Microsoft
4 42 (20.49%) SAP
5 41 (20.00%) Project Management
5 41 (20.00%) Finance
6 33 (16.10%) Spanish Language
7 30 (14.63%) Degree
7 30 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (14.63%) Windows
8 27 (13.17%) Italian Language
9 26 (12.68%) Marketing
9 26 (12.68%) Migration
10 25 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (10.73%) Analytics
12 21 (10.24%) Microsoft Excel
12 21 (10.24%) SQL
12 21 (10.24%) SAP S/4HANA
13 20 (9.76%) Oracle
14 18 (8.78%) Dutch Language
14 18 (8.78%) Legal
15 17 (8.29%) Salesforce.com
15 17 (8.29%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (8.29%) Microsoft 365
16 16 (7.80%) Ariba
16 16 (7.80%) Organisational Skills
17 15 (7.32%) Manufacturing
17 15 (7.32%) Banking
17 15 (7.32%) Windows 7

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 (4.39%) CMS
2 3 (1.46%) Confluence
3 2 (0.98%) Apache
3 2 (0.98%) Drupal
3 2 (0.98%) Headless CMS
3 2 (0.98%) JBoss
3 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.98%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.49%) WildFly
Applications
1 21 (10.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (8.29%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (5.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.93%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (10.24%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (4.39%) SAP MDG
3 6 (2.93%) SAP ERP
4 5 (2.44%) SAP CO
4 5 (2.44%) SAP HCM
4 5 (2.44%) Workday HCM
5 4 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.95%) SAP FI
5 4 (1.95%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (1.95%) SAP MDG-S
6 2 (0.98%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.98%) Orchestrade
6 2 (0.98%) SAP BRIM
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.49%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.49%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.29%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (3.41%) Azure
3 6 (2.93%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (1.46%) AWS
4 3 (1.46%) GCP
5 2 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.98%) Google Workspace
5 2 (0.98%) Nutanix
5 2 (0.98%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.98%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.98%) Serverless
6 1 (0.49%) Datadog
6 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.49%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.49%) Workato
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.34%) VPN
2 4 (1.95%) Firewall
3 3 (1.46%) HTTP
3 3 (1.46%) Internet
3 3 (1.46%) LAN
4 2 (0.98%) DNS
4 2 (0.98%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.98%) SD-WAN
4 2 (0.98%) SSL
4 2 (0.98%) Wireless
5 1 (0.49%) DHCP
5 1 (0.49%) Intranet
5 1 (0.49%) IPsec
5 1 (0.49%) L2TP
5 1 (0.49%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.49%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.49%) WAN
5 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.39%) MySQL
2 8 (3.90%) MongoDB
2 8 (3.90%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.41%) Couchbase
4 6 (2.93%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.95%) Apache Hive
5 4 (1.95%) Big Data
5 4 (1.95%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.95%) HBase
5 4 (1.95%) Tableau
6 3 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.98%) DTS
7 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.98%) Power BI
7 2 (0.98%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.46%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.49%) MSI
2 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 95 (46.34%) German Language
2 75 (36.59%) Social Skills
3 41 (20.00%) Finance
4 33 (16.10%) Spanish Language
5 30 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (13.17%) Italian Language
7 26 (12.68%) Marketing
8 18 (8.78%) Dutch Language
8 18 (8.78%) Legal
9 16 (7.80%) Organisational Skills
10 15 (7.32%) Banking
10 15 (7.32%) Manufacturing
11 9 (4.39%) Polish Language
12 8 (3.90%) Russian Language
13 7 (3.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (2.93%) Portuguese Language
14 6 (2.93%) Presentation Skills
15 5 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (2.44%) Influencing Skills
16 4 (1.95%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (12.68%) Project Manager
2 25 (12.20%) Consultant
3 19 (9.27%) Analyst
3 19 (9.27%) IT Support
4 15 (7.32%) Marketing Manager
4 15 (7.32%) Service Desk Agent
5 10 (4.88%) Developer
5 10 (4.88%) Support Engineer
6 8 (3.90%) Functional Consultant
6 8 (3.90%) SAP Consultant
7 7 (3.41%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (3.41%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (3.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 7 (3.41%) IT Consultant
7 7 (3.41%) IT Engineer
7 7 (3.41%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (3.41%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 6 (2.93%) Senior IT Engineer
8 6 (2.93%) Service Desk Consultant
8 6 (2.93%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.93%) CSS
2 5 (2.44%) HTML
3 3 (1.46%) Middleware
3 3 (1.46%) Node.js
3 3 (1.46%) REST
3 3 (1.46%) SAP Fiori
3 3 (1.46%) Spring
4 2 (0.98%) .NET
5 1 (0.49%) ADO
5 1 (0.49%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.49%) JSP
5 1 (0.49%) ODBC
5 1 (0.49%) OLE
5 1 (0.49%) OLE DB
5 1 (0.49%) Servlets
5 1 (0.49%) SOAP
5 1 (0.49%) Web Services
5 1 (0.49%) XML
5 1 (0.49%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.90%) Life Science
2 5 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.44%) User Experience
3 4 (1.95%) Legacy Systems
4 3 (1.46%) Derivative
5 2 (0.98%) Blog
5 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.98%) e-Learning
5 2 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (0.98%) PMI
6 1 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.49%) Clustering
6 1 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.49%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (0.49%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.49%) Marketing Technology
6 1 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.63%) Windows
2 15 (7.32%) Windows 7
3 12 (5.85%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.90%) Linux
5 5 (2.44%) Unix
5 5 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.46%) Android
6 3 (1.46%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.98%) CentOS
7 2 (0.98%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.00%) Project Management
2 26 (12.68%) Migration
3 25 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (10.73%) Analytics
5 14 (6.83%) B2B
5 14 (6.83%) CRM
5 14 (6.83%) Digital Marketing
5 14 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (6.34%) ERP
6 13 (6.34%) Matrix Organization
7 12 (5.85%) B2B Marketing
7 12 (5.85%) Incident Management
7 12 (5.85%) Service Delivery
8 11 (5.37%) Change Management
9 10 (4.88%) Decision-Making
9 10 (4.88%) DevOps
10 9 (4.39%) Data Cleansing
10 9 (4.39%) Lead Generation
10 9 (4.39%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.24%) SQL
2 7 (3.41%) Java
2 7 (3.41%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.41%) Python
3 6 (2.93%) VBScript
4 4 (1.95%) C#
4 4 (1.95%) C++
4 4 (1.95%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.98%) Perl
5 2 (0.98%) PHP
5 2 (0.98%) R
6 1 (0.49%) ABAP
6 1 (0.49%) Bash
6 1 (0.49%) Go
6 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.49%) Ruby
6 1 (0.49%) Scala
6 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (14.63%) Degree
2 7 (3.41%) Master's Degree
3 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.46%) MCSE
4 3 (1.46%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.98%) CCNA
5 2 (0.98%) CCNP
5 2 (0.98%) CIPD
5 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.98%) CPIM
5 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.98%) MBA
5 2 (0.98%) MCSA
5 2 (0.98%) PMP
5 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.49%) APMG
6 1 (0.49%) APMP
6 1 (0.49%) PgMP
6 1 (0.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.39%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.93%) PMO
3 5 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.44%) QA
4 2 (0.98%) GxP
4 2 (0.98%) MiFID
4 2 (0.98%) SLA
5 1 (0.49%) COBIT
5 1 (0.49%) GAAP
5 1 (0.49%) GLP
5 1 (0.49%) GMP
5 1 (0.49%) GRC
System Software
1 9 (4.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.46%) Docker
5 1 (0.49%) HDFS
5 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.49%) vSphere
5 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (4.88%) SCCM
2 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.46%) Ansible
3 3 (1.46%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.98%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.98%) Podman
4 2 (0.98%) Terraform
5 1 (0.49%) CASB
5 1 (0.49%) Grafana
5 1 (0.49%) Iperf
5 1 (0.49%) Packer
5 1 (0.49%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.49%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 45 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 42 (20.49%) SAP
3 20 (9.76%) Oracle
4 17 (8.29%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (7.80%) Ariba
6 12 (5.85%) Marketo
7 9 (4.39%) Workday
8 7 (3.41%) Adobe
9 6 (2.93%) VMware
10 4 (1.95%) Kronos
11 3 (1.46%) Cisco
11 3 (1.46%) Google
11 3 (1.46%) OpenText
11 3 (1.46%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.98%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.98%) DocuSign
12 2 (0.98%) Fortinet
12 2 (0.98%) Intel
13 1 (0.49%) MuleSoft
13 1 (0.49%) Tagetik