The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Rank 569 563 582
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing ECDL 3 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.006% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.030% 0.033% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£325 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10117 9034 9808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.06% 17.76% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5715 4861 5051
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 498 610
Average hourly rate £18.97 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.79% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.18 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%

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 7 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 22 July 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
England -7 3 £325 - 1
East of England - 2 - - 1
South East -6 1 £325 -
London - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -

ECDL
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 10 (76.92%) NHS
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) MS Office
4 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (15.38%) MCT
4 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
4 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (15.38%) Statistics
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) Russian Language
4 2 (15.38%) MOS
4 2 (15.38%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) Information Management
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Windows

ECDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
General
1 2 (15.38%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
1 10 (76.92%) Information Analyst
1 10 (76.92%) NHS Information Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Trainer
2 2 (15.38%) IT Trainer
2 2 (15.38%) Project Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Project Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) NHS
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (7.69%) Information Management
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) MCT
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) MOS
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft