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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Rank - 580 570
Contract jobs citing ECDL 0 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.010% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.056% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £125 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -24.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £125 £168
% change year-on-year
- -25.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £11.63 £16.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.63 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.12%

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
11708 8887 9289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.54% 17.10% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6615 4987 4858
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 387 587
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -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 10 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 24 November 2014. 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
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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
Fareham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
England - - - -

ECDL
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) NHS
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 3 (42.86%) Data Validation
4 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (28.57%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
5 1 (14.29%) MCSE
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) Finance

ECDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) NHS Information Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Information Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Project Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (42.86%) NHS
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Validation
1 3 (42.86%) Data Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft