Period
to 20 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mandarin Language in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mandarin Language over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 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.

Mandarin Language
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 806 846 882
Rank change year-on-year +40 +36 +8
Contract jobs citing Mandarin Language 79 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.035% 0.017%
As % of the General category 0.21% 0.088% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 6
UK median daily rate £215 £288 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.22% +2.22% -13.46%
10th Percentile £118 £121 £138
90th Percentile £413 £294 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £125 £83 £238
% change year-on-year +51.52% -65.26% +58.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £37.03 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.49% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 - -

Mandarin 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 37,673 39,690 38,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.81% 39.95% 36.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,600 26,305 25,709
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 882 869 977
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £26.40 £23.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +11.49% -2.27%
10th Percentile £12.32 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.05 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +12.00% -3.85%

Mandarin Language
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Mandarin Language in the UK

Mandarin Language
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mandarin Language.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mandarin Language in the UK

Mandarin Language
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mandarin Language over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mandarin Language in the UK

Mandarin Language
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mandarin Language.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mandarin Language in the UK

Mandarin Language
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mandarin Language within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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 +33 76 £215 -25.22% 16
UK excluding London +18 63 £125 +51.52% 14
South East +20 48 £125 -
London -5 15 £350 +21.74% 5
Midlands -11 8 - - 9
West Midlands - 8 - - 9
East of England +9 5 - - 2
Scotland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Mandarin 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 Mandarin Language.

1 34 (43.04%) Degree
2 31 (39.24%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (39.24%) Telecoms
3 25 (31.65%) Finance
4 24 (30.38%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (29.11%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (27.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 22 (27.85%) Microsoft Excel
6 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
7 20 (25.32%) Customer-Centricity
8 17 (21.52%) SLA
9 16 (20.25%) Huawei
10 14 (17.72%) Cisco
10 14 (17.72%) C
10 14 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (17.72%) Data Centre
11 13 (16.46%) Project Management
11 13 (16.46%) Computer Science
12 12 (15.19%) Management Information System
12 12 (15.19%) Linux
12 12 (15.19%) Python
12 12 (15.19%) Private Cloud
12 12 (15.19%) Alibaba
13 11 (13.92%) Workflow
14 10 (12.66%) Active Directory
14 10 (12.66%) CRM
14 10 (12.66%) Java
15 9 (11.39%) ITIL
15 9 (11.39%) Windows
16 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills

Mandarin 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 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.27%) Mendix
Applications
1 31 (39.24%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (27.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (27.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (5.06%) PTC Creo
3 4 (5.06%) Windchill
4 1 (1.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (29.11%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.06%) Office 365
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) LAN
1 3 (3.80%) Network Security
1 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.80%) VoIP
1 3 (3.80%) WAN
2 2 (2.53%) ADSL
2 2 (2.53%) Broadband
2 2 (2.53%) Extranet
2 2 (2.53%) Intranet
2 2 (2.53%) VPN
2 2 (2.53%) Wireless
3 1 (1.27%) Internet
3 1 (1.27%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) Power BI
2 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.53%) MySQL
General
1 31 (39.24%) Telecoms
2 25 (31.65%) Finance
3 7 (8.86%) French Language
4 6 (7.59%) German Language
4 6 (7.59%) Italian Language
4 6 (7.59%) Spanish Language
5 4 (5.06%) Cantonese Language
5 4 (5.06%) Japanese Language
5 4 (5.06%) Russian Language
6 2 (2.53%) Law
6 2 (2.53%) Marketing
7 1 (1.27%) Banking
7 1 (1.27%) Games
7 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (21.52%) Support Engineer
2 10 (12.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Coordinator
4 8 (10.13%) 1st Line Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (10.13%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Project Coordinator
5 7 (8.86%) Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) IT Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Project Assistant
7 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Data Centre Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Data Migration Specialist
8 4 (5.06%) Deskside Support
8 4 (5.06%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.06%) Migration Specialist
8 4 (5.06%) Salesforce Specialist
9 3 (3.80%) Migration Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Salesforce Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 24 (30.38%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (17.72%) Data Centre
3 13 (16.46%) Computer Science
4 12 (15.19%) Management Information System
4 12 (15.19%) Private Cloud
5 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (7.59%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.27%) Optoelectronics
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Linux
2 9 (11.39%) Windows
3 6 (7.59%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.06%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.32%) Customer-Centricity
2 14 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (16.46%) Project Management
4 11 (13.92%) Workflow
5 10 (12.66%) CRM
6 9 (11.39%) ITIL
7 7 (8.86%) ITIL V3
7 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.33%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.33%) Performance Optimisation
9 4 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.06%) CAD
9 4 (5.06%) Creative Thinking
9 4 (5.06%) Fault Analysis
9 4 (5.06%) Information Management
9 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 4 (5.06%) Migration
9 4 (5.06%) Network Management
10 3 (3.80%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.72%) C
2 12 (15.19%) Python
3 10 (12.66%) Java
4 6 (7.59%) PHP
5 5 (6.33%) VBA
6 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.80%) Perl
6 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.53%) SQL
8 1 (1.27%) C++
8 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (43.04%) Degree
2 6 (7.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.80%) CCNP
3 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.52%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) QA
3 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.27%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (12.66%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) SCCM
2 2 (2.53%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.25%) Huawei
3 14 (17.72%) Cisco
4 12 (15.19%) Alibaba
5 4 (5.06%) Lotus
5 4 (5.06%) PTC
5 4 (5.06%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.53%) iManage