Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 811 881
Rank change year-on-year -8 +70 +21
Contract jobs citing Mandarin Language 78 47 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.049% 0.017%
As % of the General category 0.20% 0.12% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 7
UK median daily rate £306 £83 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +271.21% -70.00% +10.00%
10th Percentile £118 £70 £153
90th Percentile £426 £313 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £215 £73 £238
% change year-on-year +194.68% -69.28% +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 38,164 38,073 40,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.03% 39.77% 37.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,843 25,018 26,798
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £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 859 834 960
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.75 £23.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.91% +8.58% +3.88%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -6.87%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -11 75 £306 +271.21% 13
UK excluding London -4 55 £215 +194.68% 7
South East +8 48 £215 +207.14% 2
London -11 22 £350 +21.74% 7
Midlands -2 4 - - 4
West Midlands - 4 - - 4
Scotland - 2 - -
East of England -19 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 29 (37.18%) Microsoft Office
1 29 (37.18%) Degree
2 26 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 21 (26.92%) Finance
3 21 (26.92%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (25.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Excel
5 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
6 18 (23.08%) Linux
6 18 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (21.79%) Customer-Centricity
8 16 (20.51%) SLA
9 15 (19.23%) Python
9 15 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (17.95%) Huawei
11 13 (16.67%) Project Management
11 13 (16.67%) Cisco
11 13 (16.67%) Data Centre
12 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (15.38%) C
12 12 (15.38%) Java
12 12 (15.38%) Computer Science
13 11 (14.10%) Workflow
14 10 (12.82%) French Language
15 9 (11.54%) German Language
15 9 (11.54%) Spanish Language
15 9 (11.54%) Italian Language
15 9 (11.54%) CRM
15 9 (11.54%) Private Cloud
16 8 (10.26%) Docker

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 (6.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (3.85%) CMS
3 2 (2.56%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.28%) Mendix
Applications
1 29 (37.18%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (25.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (5.13%) PTC Creo
3 4 (5.13%) Windchill
4 1 (1.28%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (26.92%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.13%) Office 365
2 4 (5.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) ADSL
1 2 (2.56%) Broadband
1 2 (2.56%) Extranet
1 2 (2.56%) Intranet
1 2 (2.56%) VPN
2 1 (1.28%) DNS
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
2 1 (1.28%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) Power BI
2 4 (5.13%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.13%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) Big Data
3 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.28%) HBase
General
1 26 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 21 (26.92%) Finance
3 10 (12.82%) French Language
4 9 (11.54%) German Language
4 9 (11.54%) Italian Language
4 9 (11.54%) Spanish Language
5 7 (8.97%) Japanese Language
5 7 (8.97%) Russian Language
6 5 (6.41%) Cantonese Language
7 2 (2.56%) Banking
7 2 (2.56%) Law
7 2 (2.56%) Marketing
8 1 (1.28%) Games
8 1 (1.28%) Hindi Language
8 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (17.95%) Support Engineer
2 12 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 11 (14.10%) Coordinator
4 8 (10.26%) Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) Project Assistant
4 8 (10.26%) Project Coordinator
5 7 (8.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (8.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) 1st Line Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (6.41%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Data Centre Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Data Migration Specialist
8 4 (5.13%) Migration Specialist
8 4 (5.13%) Salesforce Specialist
9 3 (3.85%) Data Migration Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Migration Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Salesforce Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) CSS
1 1 (1.28%) HTML
1 1 (1.28%) HTML5
1 1 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 9 (11.54%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.08%) Linux
2 8 (10.26%) Windows
3 6 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.13%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) Customer-Centricity
2 15 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (16.67%) Project Management
4 11 (14.10%) Workflow
5 9 (11.54%) CRM
6 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (7.69%) ITIL
7 6 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
8 5 (6.41%) Fault Management
8 5 (6.41%) High Availability
8 5 (6.41%) Low Latency
8 5 (6.41%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.13%) CAD
9 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 4 (5.13%) ITIL V3
9 4 (5.13%) Migration
9 4 (5.13%) Network Management
9 4 (5.13%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.23%) Python
2 12 (15.38%) C
2 12 (15.38%) Java
3 8 (10.26%) VBA
4 7 (8.97%) PHP
5 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.13%) Perl
6 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.85%) SQL
7 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (37.18%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.51%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) IFRS
3 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Docker
2 6 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.28%) KVM
3 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Kubernetes
1 4 (5.13%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) yum
Vendors
1 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.95%) Huawei
3 13 (16.67%) Cisco
4 8 (10.26%) Alibaba
5 4 (5.13%) PTC
5 4 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.85%) Adobe
7 2 (2.56%) iManage