Period
to 23 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 620 656 608
Rank change year-on-year +36 -48 +10
Contract jobs citing French Language 205 243 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the General category 0.58% 0.59% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 121 111
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -3.61% -5.68%
10th Percentile £135 £120 £195
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £275 £375
% change year-on-year +4.55% -26.67% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 28
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -33.82% +62.73%
10th Percentile £13.45 £10.50 £13.85
90th Percentile £36.76 £82.25 £28.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +3.70%

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 35,601 41,496 42,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.40% 40.63% 44.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,834 26,867 27,798
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 963 1,078 1,059
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £21.83 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.24% -0.80% +4.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.82 £11.43
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.77 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.70% -11.11% +9.76%

French Language
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 August 2019.

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 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor 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 23 August 2019. 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 +44 183 £475 +18.75% 77
London +10 94 £488 +21.88% 28
UK excluding London +53 87 £288 +4.55% 53
South East +49 49 £140 -45.63% 20
North of England +45 25 £600 +108.70% 8
North West +15 14 £450 +56.52% 4
Yorkshire - 11 £600 - 4
Scotland +29 5 £238 - 3
Midlands +37 3 £600 +14.29% 8
West Midlands +25 3 £600 +14.29% 4
South West -26 3 - - 6
East of England +15 1 £425 +136.11% 7
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 66 (32.20%) German Language
2 43 (20.98%) Italian Language
3 42 (20.49%) Microsoft
4 40 (19.51%) Spanish Language
5 33 (16.10%) Project Management
6 31 (15.12%) Microsoft Office
7 28 (13.66%) SAP
7 28 (13.66%) Finance
8 25 (12.20%) SharePoint
8 25 (12.20%) Office 365
9 23 (11.22%) Active Directory
9 23 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (9.76%) Dutch Language
10 20 (9.76%) Degree
10 20 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (9.27%) SQL
12 18 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (8.29%) Banking
13 17 (8.29%) Configuration Management
13 17 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (7.80%) MS Exchange
15 15 (7.32%) VPN
15 15 (7.32%) Migration
16 14 (6.83%) Telecoms
16 14 (6.83%) Business Analysis
16 14 (6.83%) Java
16 14 (6.83%) Linux
16 14 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2010
16 14 (6.83%) Customer Requirements

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 25 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.80%) MS Exchange
3 14 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.95%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.49%) IIS
6 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (15.12%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.88%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.93%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.49%) Sketch
6 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.98%) SAP MM
2 2 (0.98%) SAP PM
2 2 (0.98%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.49%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.49%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.49%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.49%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.49%) SAP IBP
3 1 (0.49%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.20%) Office 365
2 13 (6.34%) Azure
3 6 (2.93%) Power Platform
4 4 (1.95%) IaaS
4 4 (1.95%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (1.46%) AWS
6 2 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.98%) GCP
6 2 (0.98%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.49%) PaaS
7 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.32%) VPN
2 6 (2.93%) DWDM
2 6 (2.93%) Ethernet
2 6 (2.93%) SDH
2 6 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (2.44%) Firewall
3 5 (2.44%) WAN
4 4 (1.95%) Internet
4 4 (1.95%) SAN
4 4 (1.95%) Skype
5 3 (1.46%) VoIP
6 2 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.98%) DHCP
6 2 (0.98%) DNS
6 2 (0.98%) Intranet
6 2 (0.98%) LAN
6 2 (0.98%) NAS
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.49%) NFC
7 1 (0.49%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 6 (2.93%) Power BI
3 5 (2.44%) Data Lake
3 5 (2.44%) Semantic Layer
4 4 (1.95%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.98%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.49%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.95%) JIRA
3 2 (0.98%) Selenium
4 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.49%) gulp
4 1 (0.49%) Hudson
4 1 (0.49%) PostCSS
4 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 66 (32.20%) German Language
2 43 (20.98%) Italian Language
3 40 (19.51%) Spanish Language
4 28 (13.66%) Finance
5 20 (9.76%) Dutch Language
6 17 (8.29%) Banking
7 14 (6.83%) Telecoms
8 13 (6.34%) Marketing
9 12 (5.85%) Russian Language
10 11 (5.37%) Portuguese Language
11 8 (3.90%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (2.44%) Polish Language
13 4 (1.95%) Retail
14 3 (1.46%) Games
15 2 (0.98%) Front Office
15 2 (0.98%) Hindi Language
15 2 (0.98%) Japanese Language
15 2 (0.98%) Korean Language
15 2 (0.98%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (17.56%) Analyst
2 34 (16.59%) Project Manager
3 24 (11.71%) Developer
4 18 (8.78%) Consultant
5 14 (6.83%) Business Analyst
6 13 (6.34%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.85%) 1st Line Support
7 12 (5.85%) Help Desk Support
8 8 (3.90%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 8 (3.90%) Service Analyst
8 8 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.41%) IT Manager
9 7 (3.41%) IT Project Manager
10 6 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (2.93%) IT Support
10 6 (2.93%) Programmer
10 6 (2.93%) SAP Consultant
11 5 (2.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (2.44%) Office 365 Engineer
11 5 (2.44%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.88%) .NET
1 10 (4.88%) CSS
1 10 (4.88%) HTML
2 9 (4.39%) SOAP
2 9 (4.39%) Web Services
3 7 (3.41%) EDI
3 7 (3.41%) JSON
3 7 (3.41%) SAP PI
4 5 (2.44%) REST
4 5 (2.44%) Spring
5 4 (1.95%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.98%) React
6 2 (0.98%) RESTful
6 2 (0.98%) XML
7 1 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.49%) IDoc
7 1 (0.49%) SAP Core Interface
7 1 (0.49%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.49%) SAPUI5
7 1 (0.49%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.93%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.93%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.93%) Virtual Team
3 5 (2.44%) User Experience
3 5 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (0.98%) Clustering
5 2 (0.98%) Life Science
5 2 (0.98%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.98%) Public Cloud
5 2 (0.98%) Social Network
6 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.49%) EMV
6 1 (0.49%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.49%) PMI
6 1 (0.49%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.49%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.83%) Linux
2 9 (4.39%) Windows
3 6 (2.93%) Unix
4 4 (1.95%) SUSE
5 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.46%) Solaris
5 3 (1.46%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.10%) Project Management
2 23 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (8.29%) Configuration Management
6 16 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (7.32%) Migration
8 14 (6.83%) Business Analysis
8 14 (6.83%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (5.37%) PRINCE2
10 10 (4.88%) E-Commerce
11 9 (4.39%) CRM
11 9 (4.39%) ERP
11 9 (4.39%) Process Improvement
11 9 (4.39%) SDLC
11 9 (4.39%) Test Strategy
12 8 (3.90%) Analytics
13 7 (3.41%) Decision-Making
13 7 (3.41%) Project Governance
13 7 (3.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.27%) SQL
2 14 (6.83%) Java
3 11 (5.37%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.37%) Python
4 4 (1.95%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.46%) C#
5 3 (1.46%) Perl
5 3 (1.46%) PHP
6 2 (0.98%) ABAP
6 2 (0.98%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.98%) R
7 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.49%) ES6
7 1 (0.49%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (9.76%) Degree
2 5 (2.44%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.95%) PMP
4 3 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.46%) MCSA
4 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.98%) CCNA
5 2 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.98%) MCSE
5 2 (0.98%) RHCA
5 2 (0.98%) RHCE
5 2 (0.98%) RHCSA
5 2 (0.98%) VCP6
5 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.49%) APMG
6 1 (0.49%) CCNP
6 1 (0.49%) CFA
6 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.85%) QA
2 7 (3.41%) PMO
3 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.49%) GxP
4 1 (0.49%) MiFID
4 1 (0.49%) P3O
4 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.49%) SEPA
4 1 (0.49%) SLA
4 1 (0.49%) UCITS
System Software
1 23 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.98%) Docker
4 2 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (1.95%) Ansible
2 2 (0.98%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.98%) SCCM
2 2 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.49%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.49%) CASB
3 1 (0.49%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.49%) SCOM
3 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (20.49%) Microsoft
2 28 (13.66%) SAP
3 11 (5.37%) Cisco
4 9 (4.39%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.90%) Adobe
5 8 (3.90%) Oracle
6 7 (3.41%) VMware
7 5 (2.44%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.95%) Ariba
8 4 (1.95%) HP
8 4 (1.95%) IFS
8 4 (1.95%) Infor
9 3 (1.46%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (1.46%) Google
9 3 (1.46%) Nokia
9 3 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.98%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.98%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.98%) Symantec
10 2 (0.98%) Veritas