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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 644 638
Rank change year-on-year +56 -6  
Contract jobs citing Mandarin Language 22 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the General category 0.12% 0.035% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Median daily rate £288 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £77 £108 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £323 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £76 £200 £200
% change year-on-year -61.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.03 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Mandarin Language is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18524 19823 21851
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.32% 36.81% 39.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19844 20201 22035
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £269 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 679 714
Median hourly rate £27.16 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.71% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.56 £48.75 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 6 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +52 22 £288 +15.00% 5
UK excluding London +46 12 £76 -61.87% 2
South East +34 10 £70 -6.66%
London +18 9 £288 +27.77% 3
Midlands - 1 £83 - 2
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mandarin Language also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mandarin Language.

1 22 (43.14%) Telecoms
2 20 (39.22%) Degree
3 17 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
5 14 (27.45%) Finance
6 8 (15.69%) Marketing
6 8 (15.69%) Workflow
6 8 (15.69%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (15.69%) Presales
7 6 (11.76%) Market Research
7 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (11.76%) Process Management
8 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (7.84%) Thai Language
9 4 (7.84%) User Experience
9 4 (7.84%) B2C
9 4 (7.84%) CRM
9 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.88%) C
10 3 (5.88%) Reuters
10 3 (5.88%) Bloomberg
10 3 (5.88%) Legal
10 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (3.92%) Lead Generation
11 2 (3.92%) Line Management
11 2 (3.92%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (3.92%) Retail
11 2 (3.92%) GoldenSource

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:

Applications
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 15 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Broadband
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
1 1 (1.96%) NAS
1 1 (1.96%) SAN
1 1 (1.96%) VPN
1 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (43.14%) Telecoms
2 14 (27.45%) Finance
3 8 (15.69%) Marketing
4 4 (7.84%) Thai Language
5 3 (5.88%) Legal
6 2 (3.92%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (3.92%) Front Office
6 2 (3.92%) Retail
7 1 (1.96%) Advertising
7 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.96%) French Language
7 1 (1.96%) German Language
7 1 (1.96%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.96%) Law
7 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Project Assistant
2 13 (25.49%) Coordinator
2 13 (25.49%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (5.88%) Administration Assistant
3 3 (5.88%) Administrator
3 3 (5.88%) Marketing Manager
4 2 (3.92%) Analyst
4 2 (3.92%) Architect
4 2 (3.92%) Consultant
4 2 (3.92%) Conversion Specialist
4 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing Manager
4 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce Manager
4 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce Marketing Manager
4 2 (3.92%) MiFID Architect
4 2 (3.92%) Project Administrator
4 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
4 2 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (3.92%) Support Assistant
5 1 (1.96%) Project Analyst
5 1 (1.96%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Linux
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Presales
1 8 (15.69%) Workflow
2 6 (11.76%) Market Research
2 6 (11.76%) Process Management
3 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (7.84%) B2C
4 4 (7.84%) CRM
4 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.92%) Lead Generation
6 2 (3.92%) Line Management
7 1 (1.96%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 1 (1.96%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.96%) Break/Fix
7 1 (1.96%) Data Privacy
7 1 (1.96%) Document Management
7 1 (1.96%) Information Security
7 1 (1.96%) Invoice Processing
7 1 (1.96%) KYC
7 1 (1.96%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (39.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) MiFID
2 1 (1.96%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Bloomberg
2 3 (5.88%) Reuters
3 2 (3.92%) GoldenSource
4 1 (1.96%) Citrix
4 1 (1.96%) Huawei
4 1 (1.96%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.96%) Mitel
4 1 (1.96%) NetApp
4 1 (1.96%) SAP
4 1 (1.96%) Symantec
4 1 (1.96%) VMware