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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank - 207 202
Contract jobs citing VLE 0 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.034% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.087% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £250 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £383 £291
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +31.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.27 £15.79
% change year-on-year
- -9.64%
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
1369 2299 2272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.76% 38.66% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 1843 1650
Median daily rate £463 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 42 45
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -0.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

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