The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank - - 202
Contract jobs citing VLE 0 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - - 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 10
Median daily rate - - £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £210 £125
% change year-on-year
+94.04% +68.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £11.93 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+17.40% -24.90%
VLE
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1282 2032 2406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.07% 37.08% 38.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1048 1553 1802
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 38
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.56 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £69.40 £45.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

VLE
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing VLE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

VLE Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VLE
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VLE across the City of London region.

VLE Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VLE
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VLE across the City of London region.

VLE Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London