The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ECDL qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 635 630
Rank change year-on-year +61 -5  
Contract jobs citing ECDL 9 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.009% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.096% 0.045% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £275 £165 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £103 £110
% change year-on-year +168.29% -6.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.32 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.32 - -

ECDL is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9336 11096 10841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.84% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5942 6920 6146
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 405 500
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

ECDL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ECDL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ECDL in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ECDL in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ECDL in the UK

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Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ECDL within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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 +53 9 £275 +66.66%
North West - 3 - -
South East - 3 - -
Warrington - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
West Midlands +16 1 £275 -
Reading - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £275 -
Staffordshire - 1 £275 -
Berkshire - 1 - -

ECDL
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ECDL 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 ECDL.

1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (46.15%) SLA
3 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
3 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
3 9 (34.62%) MS Office
3 9 (34.62%) Project Management
3 9 (34.62%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (26.92%) NHS
5 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
6 5 (19.23%) Release Management
6 5 (19.23%) Information Governance
7 4 (15.38%) Degree
7 4 (15.38%) ITIL
7 4 (15.38%) Windows
7 4 (15.38%) Service Management
7 4 (15.38%) Electronic Patient Records
8 3 (11.54%) Change Management
8 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (11.54%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (11.54%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
8 3 (11.54%) CIPD
8 3 (11.54%) QA
8 3 (11.54%) Maya
8 3 (11.54%) e-Learning
8 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
8 3 (11.54%) NVQ Level 3
8 3 (11.54%) Data Entry
9 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
9 2 (7.69%) Mathematics

ECDL
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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Office
1 9 (34.62%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (11.54%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Lorenzo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Administrator
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
1 7 (26.92%) Project Administrator
2 6 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Project Assistant
4 4 (15.38%) Coordinator
4 4 (15.38%) IT Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) IT Support
4 4 (15.38%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Technician
5 3 (11.54%) Trainer
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.85%) Applications Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Manager
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Support Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) NHS
2 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.54%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (11.54%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Project Management
2 5 (19.23%) Information Governance
2 5 (19.23%) Release Management
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) Service Management
4 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.54%) Change Management
4 3 (11.54%) Data Entry
4 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
4 3 (11.54%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Contract Management
5 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
5 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) Line Management
6 1 (3.85%) QMS
6 1 (3.85%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) CIPD
2 3 (11.54%) NVQ Level 3
3 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) SLA
2 3 (11.54%) QA
3 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft