Period
to 10 December 2019

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 10 December 2019 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 775 876 892
Rank change year-on-year +101 +16 -22
Contract jobs citing ECDL 10 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.009% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.060% 0.045% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 8
UK median daily rate £88 £165 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.97% -45.00% +27.66%
10th Percentile £71 £165 £178
90th Percentile £110 £390 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £88 £165 £300
% change year-on-year -46.97% -45.00% +87.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
UK median hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £14.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.29% +13.60% +19.72%
10th Percentile £10.23 £10.45 £13.11
90th Percentile £12.90 £18.60 £18.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.61 £17.00 £14.97
% change year-on-year -31.69% +13.60% +19.72%

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 16,626 20,047 19,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.66% 19.08% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,263 11,900 11,888
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £221
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 972 884
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +4.70% -2.65%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.87 £51.00 £49.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £26.68
% change year-on-year +32.08% -0.68% -1.18%

ECDL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ECDL in the UK

ECDL
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

ECDL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ECDL in the UK

ECDL
Top 8 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 10 December 2019. 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 +131 10 £88 -46.97% 3
UK excluding London +87 8 £88 -46.97% 3
East of England +46 5 £89 - 1
London +110 2 - -
Midlands - 2 £73 - 1
South East +61 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £73 - 1

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) Service Management
4 4 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) SLA
5 3 (30.00%) A+ Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) C
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) ITSM
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (20.00%) MOS
6 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Public Sector
6 2 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (20.00%) Information Governance
7 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
7 1 (10.00%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

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:

Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (20.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Assistant
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
2 2 (20.00%) Support Assistant
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Assistant
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Support Assistant
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Technician
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Services Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) PDA
3 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Information Governance
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MOS
3 1 (10.00%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix