The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 607 589 579
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs citing VLE 14 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.022% 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.084% 0.067% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 14
Median daily rate £265 £245 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.16% +15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £196 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £245 £255
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £210 £125
% change year-on-year
+91.66% +68.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.36 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.33% +9.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.01 £15.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £19.07 £15.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £11.93 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+17.40% -24.90%
VLE
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16602 16298 16597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.57% 32.18% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10929 10019 10276
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 619 727
Median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -11.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -6.74%

VLE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

VLE Jobs Demand Trend in England

VLE
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

VLE Daily Rate Trend in England

VLE
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLE across the England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

VLE Daily Rate Histogram in England

VLE
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

VLE Hourly Rate Trend in England

VLE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLE within the England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 7 £255 +4.08% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
North East - 1 - -
South West - 1 £413 - 1
VLE
UK

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VLE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VLE.

1 12 (54.55%) HTML
2 11 (50.00%) CSS
2 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (40.91%) e-Learning
3 9 (40.91%) Moodle
4 7 (31.82%) PHP
4 7 (31.82%) MySQL
4 7 (31.82%) jQuery
5 6 (27.27%) Blackboard
5 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) HTML5
6 5 (22.73%) Web Development
6 5 (22.73%) SDLC
6 5 (22.73%) Content Development
7 4 (18.18%) User Experience
7 4 (18.18%) Software Delivery
7 4 (18.18%) Open Source
7 4 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (18.18%) Spring
7 4 (18.18%) Maven
7 4 (18.18%) JAX-WS
7 4 (18.18%) JPA
7 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 4 (18.18%) TDD
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) J2EE
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 4 (18.18%) JUnit

VLE
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 9 (40.91%) Moodle
2 4 (18.18%) Apache
2 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.55%) Blackboard Learn
3 1 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) Joomla!
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Photoshop
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (4.55%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
1 2 (9.09%) Intranet
1 2 (9.09%) SSH
1 2 (9.09%) VLAN
1 2 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) MySQL
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (18.18%) Eclipse
1 4 (18.18%) JUnit
1 4 (18.18%) Maven
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Technologist
3 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) PHP Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Support Technician
4 3 (13.64%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (9.09%) IT Technician
5 2 (9.09%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Portal Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Technician
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 1 (4.55%) ICT Support Technician
6 1 (4.55%) ICT Technician
6 1 (4.55%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) HTML
2 11 (50.00%) CSS
3 7 (31.82%) jQuery
4 5 (22.73%) HTML5
5 4 (18.18%) J2EE
5 4 (18.18%) JAX-WS
5 4 (18.18%) JPA
5 4 (18.18%) JSP
5 4 (18.18%) Spring
5 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (18.18%) Web Services
5 4 (18.18%) XHTML
5 4 (18.18%) XSLT
6 3 (13.64%) Ajax
6 3 (13.64%) Dojo
7 2 (9.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) e-Learning
2 4 (18.18%) User Experience
3 3 (13.64%) Learning Management System
4 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) CentOS
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (22.73%) Content Development
1 5 (22.73%) SDLC
1 5 (22.73%) Web Development
2 4 (18.18%) Open Source
2 4 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (18.18%) Software Delivery
2 4 (18.18%) TDD
2 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 2 (9.09%) Information Management
4 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (4.55%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (31.82%) PHP
3 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
1 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Blackboard
2 3 (13.64%) Zend
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft