The table below looks at the statistics for ECDL in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ECDL over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Rank - - 139
Contract jobs citing ECDL 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £135
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £7.75 - -
ECDL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
862 836 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.43% 21.36% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 370 299
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 90 84
Average hourly rate £43.00 £37.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% +105.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.00 £55.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ECDL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ECDL across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ECDL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ECDL
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ECDL across the North West region.

ECDL Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ECDL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ECDL across the North West region.

ECDL Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ECDL
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ECDL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ECDL.

1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) NHS

ECDL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ECDL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ECDL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) Project Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Project Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft