An (global) eCF is needed to compare skills
I am assuming not everybody is familiar yet with the eCF initiative. So, just in case please have a look at http://www.ictprof.eu/ of DG ENTR.
As mentioned on the website: "the development of a European framework for ICT professionalism, which is ultimately aimed at fostering the competences and the mobility of ICT practitioners"
I have heard CIOs complain about the lack of such a framework as they find it often difficult to compare eSkills around Europe. I.e. a eCF is much needed.
In developing a framework, would also be good to look at other international examples e.g.: IFIP IP3, a global accreditation and certification program where mapping work has been done between competency frameworks http://www.ipthree.org/. So, I argue for a global eCF so we can both import and export eSkills on a global level.
FYI the IFIP will organize the WCC2012 conference (http://www.wcc-2012.org/) in Amsterdam in September this year. A good opportunity to discuss with a global expert group.