Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 591 409 695
Rank change year-on-year -182 +286 -11
Contract jobs citing French Language 224 122 135
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.39% 0.16%
As % of the General category 0.50% 0.74% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 43 74
10th Percentile £138 £138 £135
25th Percentile £285 £254 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £466
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -3.49% +33.21%
75th Percentile £658 £650 £600
90th Percentile £706 " £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £211 £463
% change year-on-year +30.18% -54.32% +27.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 14 10
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.69 £13.44
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.34% - -
75th Percentile £18.18 £17.25 £15.07
90th Percentile £37.25 £25.70 £20.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -10.34% - +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 44,851 16,563 43,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.27% 53.12% 51.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,366 11,204 28,191
10th Percentile £306 £269 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% - +3.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,378 547 1,479
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% +7.16%
75th Percentile £42.95 £41.77 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.15 £51.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.13 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% +15.00% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -180 172 £525 +15.07% 62
London -179 92 £548 +9.50% 24
Work from Home -184 79 £239 -41.68% 18
UK excluding London -105 74 £275 +30.18% 37
South East -81 21 £300 +71.43% 12
East of England -28 20 £500 +48.15% 5
North of England -71 13 £271 - 11
Midlands -71 13 - - 4
North West -52 12 £433 - 8
East Midlands -26 7 - - 1
West Midlands -61 6 - - 3
Scotland -80 6 £100 -32.66%
Yorkshire -45 1 £110 - 2
South West - 1 £275 - 4

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 79 (35.27%) German Language
2 76 (33.93%) Social Skills
3 46 (20.54%) Finance
4 44 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (16.52%) Microsoft
7 32 (14.29%) Project Management
7 32 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (13.84%) Marketing
9 30 (13.39%) Degree
9 30 (13.39%) Spanish Language
10 27 (12.05%) Italian Language
11 26 (11.61%) Migration
12 25 (11.16%) Salesforce.com
12 25 (11.16%) Analytics
13 24 (10.71%) SAP
14 23 (10.27%) Windows
15 22 (9.82%) Microsoft 365
16 19 (8.48%) Digital Marketing
16 19 (8.48%) Azure
17 17 (7.59%) C#
17 17 (7.59%) SQL
17 17 (7.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 17 (7.59%) Active Directory
18 16 (7.14%) Adobe
18 16 (7.14%) MiFID
18 16 (7.14%) DevOps
19 15 (6.70%) Dutch Language
19 15 (6.70%) Computer Science
19 15 (6.70%) CRM

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 12 (5.36%) CMS
2 5 (2.23%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.79%) Confluence
4 3 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.34%) Apache
4 3 (1.34%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.34%) JBoss
4 3 (1.34%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.34%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.34%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.89%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.89%) WildFly
6 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.13%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.68%) Chatbot
4 5 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (5.36%) Orchestrade
2 7 (3.13%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (2.68%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.79%) SAP CO
5 3 (1.34%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 3 (1.34%) SAP FI
5 3 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.45%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.45%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.45%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.45%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.45%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.45%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.45%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.82%) Microsoft 365
2 19 (8.48%) Azure
3 10 (4.46%) AWS
4 6 (2.68%) Adobe Analytics
4 6 (2.68%) GCP
4 6 (2.68%) SaaS
5 5 (2.23%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.34%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.89%) Datadog
8 2 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.89%) Serverless
9 1 (0.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.45%) Azure Service Bus
9 1 (0.45%) IaaS
9 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.45%) PaaS
9 1 (0.45%) Workato
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.70%) VPN
2 12 (5.36%) Firewall
3 9 (4.02%) HTTP
4 6 (2.68%) WAN
5 5 (2.23%) Internet
6 4 (1.79%) LAN
6 4 (1.79%) Network Security
6 4 (1.79%) SD-WAN
6 4 (1.79%) Wireless
7 3 (1.34%) DNS
7 3 (1.34%) IPsec
7 3 (1.34%) L2TP
8 2 (0.89%) BGP
8 2 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.89%) DMVPN
8 2 (0.89%) DMZ
8 2 (0.89%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.89%) HSRP
8 2 (0.89%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 6 (2.68%) MySQL
2 6 (2.68%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.23%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.79%) DTS
4 4 (1.79%) Power BI
5 3 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.34%) Cloud Spanner
5 3 (1.34%) NewSQL
5 3 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.34%) Tableau
6 2 (0.89%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.89%) Big Data
6 2 (0.89%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.89%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.89%) HBase
Development Applications
1 4 (1.79%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) Gatling
2 1 (0.45%) JUnit
2 1 (0.45%) Mockito
2 1 (0.45%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 79 (35.27%) German Language
2 76 (33.93%) Social Skills
3 46 (20.54%) Finance
4 44 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (13.84%) Marketing
6 30 (13.39%) Spanish Language
7 27 (12.05%) Italian Language
8 15 (6.70%) Dutch Language
9 13 (5.80%) Organisational Skills
10 11 (4.91%) Banking
11 10 (4.46%) Portuguese Language
11 10 (4.46%) Russian Language
12 8 (3.57%) Influencing Skills
12 8 (3.57%) Legal
12 8 (3.57%) Manufacturing
13 7 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
14 6 (2.68%) Retail
15 5 (2.23%) Arabic Language
16 4 (1.79%) Front Office
16 4 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (14.73%) Analyst
2 27 (12.05%) Consultant
3 24 (10.71%) Developer
4 17 (7.59%) Service Desk Agent
5 16 (7.14%) IT Support
5 16 (7.14%) Marketing Manager
6 15 (6.70%) Support Analyst
7 12 (5.36%) Architect
7 12 (5.36%) C# Developer
7 12 (5.36%) Project Manager
8 10 (4.46%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.57%) C++ Developer
9 8 (3.57%) C++/C# Developer
10 7 (3.13%) IT Analyst
10 7 (3.13%) IT Engineer
10 7 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (3.13%) Marketing Automation Manager
11 6 (2.68%) IT Support Analyst
11 6 (2.68%) Service Analyst
11 6 (2.68%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.25%) CSS
1 14 (6.25%) HTML
2 9 (4.02%) Node.js
2 9 (4.02%) REST
3 7 (3.13%) Web Services
4 4 (1.79%) OAuth
4 4 (1.79%) SAML
4 4 (1.79%) Spring
4 4 (1.79%) Spring Boot
5 3 (1.34%) Akka
5 3 (1.34%) Middleware
5 3 (1.34%) Pyramid
5 3 (1.34%) Vert.x
6 2 (0.89%) .NET
6 2 (0.89%) EDI
7 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.45%) J2EE
7 1 (0.45%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.45%) XML
7 1 (0.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (5.36%) Derivative
2 12 (5.36%) Legacy Systems
3 8 (3.57%) Life Science
4 7 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 7 (3.13%) Marketing Technology
4 7 (3.13%) User Experience
5 5 (2.23%) e-Learning
6 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.34%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.34%) EPoS
7 3 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.89%) Blog
8 2 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.89%) Social Media
8 2 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.27%) Windows
2 11 (4.91%) Apple iOS
2 11 (4.91%) Windows 7
3 9 (4.02%) Linux
4 7 (3.13%) Unix
5 4 (1.79%) Android
5 4 (1.79%) Windows Phone
6 3 (1.34%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.89%) CentOS
7 2 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
2 32 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (14.29%) Project Management
3 26 (11.61%) Migration
4 25 (11.16%) Analytics
5 19 (8.48%) Digital Marketing
6 16 (7.14%) DevOps
7 15 (6.70%) Computer Science
7 15 (6.70%) CRM
8 12 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (5.36%) Decision-Making
8 12 (5.36%) Multithreading
8 12 (5.36%) Product Management
9 11 (4.91%) Service Delivery
10 10 (4.46%) Incident Management
10 10 (4.46%) Matrix Organization
11 9 (4.02%) B2B
11 9 (4.02%) ITIL
11 9 (4.02%) Lead Generation
11 9 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.59%) C#
1 17 (7.59%) SQL
2 14 (6.25%) Python
3 13 (5.80%) C++
3 13 (5.80%) Java
4 5 (2.23%) Ruby
5 4 (1.79%) Go
6 3 (1.34%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.34%) Scala
7 2 (0.89%) Perl
8 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.45%) C
8 1 (0.45%) Java 11
8 1 (0.45%) PHP
8 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.45%) R
8 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (13.39%) Degree
2 5 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (2.23%) Master's Degree
2 5 (2.23%) MBA
3 4 (1.79%) MCSA
3 4 (1.79%) MCSE
3 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.34%) CCNP
4 3 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.34%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.34%) PMP
5 2 (0.89%) CCNA
5 2 (0.89%) CIPD
6 1 (0.45%) APMP
6 1 (0.45%) CISM
6 1 (0.45%) CISSP
6 1 (0.45%) PhD
6 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.45%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.14%) MiFID
2 9 (4.02%) QA
3 4 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.79%) PMO
3 4 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.34%) GxP
4 3 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.89%) SLA
6 1 (0.45%) COBIT
6 1 (0.45%) GLP
6 1 (0.45%) GMP
6 1 (0.45%) GRC
System Software
1 17 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.57%) Docker
3 7 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.23%) Kubernetes
1 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.34%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.34%) Terraform
4 2 (0.89%) Ansible
4 2 (0.89%) Cisco CME
4 2 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.89%) QRadar
5 1 (0.45%) CASB
5 1 (0.45%) Grafana
5 1 (0.45%) Iperf
5 1 (0.45%) Istio
5 1 (0.45%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.45%) SCCM
5 1 (0.45%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 37 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.16%) Salesforce.com
3 24 (10.71%) SAP
4 16 (7.14%) Adobe
5 14 (6.25%) Oracle
6 13 (5.80%) Marketo
7 8 (3.57%) Cisco
7 8 (3.57%) VMware
8 7 (3.13%) Ariba
9 5 (2.23%) Fortinet
9 5 (2.23%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.79%) Intel
10 4 (1.79%) Workday
11 3 (1.34%) Apple
11 3 (1.34%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.34%) Google
11 3 (1.34%) IBM
11 3 (1.34%) Infor
11 3 (1.34%) OpenText
11 3 (1.34%) Sun