The table below looks at the statistics for ECDL in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ECDL over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Rank 622 610 571
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -39
Contract jobs citing ECDL 4 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.004% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.037% 0.019% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Average daily rate £112 £155 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -52.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £112 £110 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -66.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £11.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £11.63

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ECDL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ECDL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ECDL
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ECDL within the UK.

ECDL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ECDL
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ECDL within the UK.

ECDL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ECDL
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ECDL within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 4 £112 -28.00%
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Suffolk - 1 £103 -
Beccles - 1 £103 -
Manchester - 1 £121 -
North West - 1 £121 -
East of England - 1 £103 -

ECDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) MS Office
2 11 (61.11%) Degree
3 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
4 6 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) Law
5 5 (27.78%) NHS
5 5 (27.78%) Time Management
6 4 (22.22%) WCAG
6 4 (22.22%) Psychology
6 4 (22.22%) Blog
6 4 (22.22%) Web Accessibility
6 4 (22.22%) Ajax
6 4 (22.22%) Mac OS X
6 4 (22.22%) CIPD
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (22.22%) Legal
6 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (22.22%) e-Learning
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) MCT
6 4 (22.22%) CSS
6 4 (22.22%) HTML
6 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
8 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
8 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2

ECDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Office
2 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (11.11%) MS Project
4 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Law
3 4 (22.22%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) IT Trainer
1 7 (38.89%) Trainer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Applications Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Graduate
2 4 (22.22%) Graduate Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Graduate IT Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) IT Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) IT Graduate
2 4 (22.22%) Junior
2 4 (22.22%) Junior Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Junior IT Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Legal IT Trainer
2 4 (22.22%) Usability Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Web Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Ajax
1 4 (22.22%) CSS
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) NHS
2 4 (22.22%) Blog
2 4 (22.22%) e-Learning
2 4 (22.22%) Psychology
3 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Mac OS X
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Time Management
2 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (22.22%) Web Accessibility
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) Line Management
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) CIPD
2 4 (22.22%) MCT
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
3 2 (11.11%) MCP
4 1 (5.56%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) WCAG
2 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix