Period
to 13 August 2020

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 6 months to 13 August 2020 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
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 531 837 895
Rank change year-on-year +306 +58 -25
Contract jobs citing ECDL 15 11 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.012% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.063% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £200 £124 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.29% -17.33% -45.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £107 £150
% change year-on-year +86.92% -28.67% -45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £14.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% +16.69% -11.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £14.14
% change year-on-year +84.21% +34.37% -11.63%

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,595 17,385 19,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.03% 19.16% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,130 10,543 11,362
Median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £239
90th Percentile £638 £645 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £441 £414
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 834 936
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +56.52% -22.91%
10th Percentile £17.01 £13.68 £12.63
90th Percentile £55.00 £60.00 £50.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +59.57% -22.95%

ECDL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ECDL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ECDL in the UK

ECDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ECDL.

Daily rate trend for ECDL in the UK

ECDL
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ECDL over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ECDL in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ECDL.

Hourly rate trend for ECDL in the UK

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Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing ECDL over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for ECDL in the UK

ECDL
Top 13 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 6 months to 13 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +308 14 £200 +61.29%
UK excluding London +242 13 £200 +86.92%
North of England +128 4 £215 -
Midlands - 4 - -
East Midlands - 3 - -
South West +92 2 - -
East of England +84 2 £100 -7.01%
Yorkshire - 2 £215 -
London +206 1 - -
South East +182 1 £200 -
North West +87 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing ECDL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for ECDL.

1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
1 11 (73.33%) Public Sector
2 10 (66.67%) LAN
2 10 (66.67%) Project Management
3 9 (60.00%) Network Management
3 9 (60.00%) Internet
3 9 (60.00%) Ethernet
3 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
6 2 (13.33%) NHS
6 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (13.33%) MCP
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
7 1 (6.67%) SQL
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (6.67%) Information Governance
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.67%) Records Management
7 1 (6.67%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (6.67%) GDPR
7 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (6.67%) Server Management
7 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
7 1 (6.67%) ITSM
7 1 (6.67%) Data Security
7 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information

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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 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) LAN
2 9 (60.00%) Ethernet
2 9 (60.00%) Internet
2 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 11 (73.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) IT Support
2 10 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 10 (66.67%) IT Engineer
2 10 (66.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 10 (66.67%) Support Engineer
3 9 (60.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 9 (60.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 9 (60.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 9 (60.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (60.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 9 (60.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 9 (60.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (6.67%) ICT Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Information Governance Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (13.33%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.67%) e-Learning
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Project Management
2 9 (60.00%) Network Management
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Security
5 1 (6.67%) Information Governance
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
5 1 (6.67%) Records Management
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Server Management
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) HND
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GDPR
1 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) BT
2 1 (6.67%) Dell