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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 576 560 546
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -14
Contract jobs citing VLE 12 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.010% 0.022%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.073% 0.033% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£281 £319 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +15.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £244 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £394 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £413 £275
% change year-on-year
-24.24% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -10.00%
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
16518 15371 15657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.10% 31.98% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10423 9802 9335
Average daily rate £420 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 705 603 767
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

VLE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLE across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLE within the England region over the 3 months to 17 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 6 £250 +11.11% 1
South East -17 3 £313 - 4
West Midlands - 1 - -
South West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
VLE
UK

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VLE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VLE.

1 24 (61.54%) Moodle
2 20 (51.28%) PHP
3 17 (43.59%) E-Learning
4 15 (38.46%) MySQL
5 14 (35.90%) SQL
6 11 (28.21%) Apache
7 10 (25.64%) Linux
7 10 (25.64%) Red Hat
8 9 (23.08%) CentOS
8 9 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
9 7 (17.95%) Bash Shell
9 7 (17.95%) SSH
9 7 (17.95%) Performance Testing
9 7 (17.95%) Regular Expression
9 7 (17.95%) sed
9 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
9 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
9 7 (17.95%) Ethernet
9 7 (17.95%) Perl
10 6 (15.38%) Project Management
11 5 (12.82%) Blackboard
12 4 (10.26%) Drupal
12 4 (10.26%) jQuery
12 4 (10.26%) Java
12 4 (10.26%) J2EE
12 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
12 4 (10.26%) JDBC
12 4 (10.26%) JSP
12 4 (10.26%) HTTP

VLE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VLE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VLE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (61.54%) Moodle
2 11 (28.21%) Apache
3 4 (10.26%) Drupal
4 1 (2.56%) Blackboard Learning System
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (2.56%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Ethernet
1 7 (17.95%) SSH
2 4 (10.26%) HTTP
3 3 (7.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (38.46%) MySQL
2 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.13%) Subversion
3 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.56%) Redmine
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
1 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Developer
2 12 (30.77%) Moodle Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Applications Developer
4 4 (10.26%) PHP Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Development Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Storage Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) Regular Expression
2 4 (10.26%) J2EE
2 4 (10.26%) JDBC
2 4 (10.26%) JSP
2 4 (10.26%) jQuery
3 3 (7.69%) HTML
4 2 (5.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (43.59%) E-Learning
2 2 (5.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Linux
2 9 (23.08%) CentOS
2 9 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Scientific Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Debian
3 3 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
1 7 (17.95%) Performance Testing
2 6 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (5.13%) Release Management
3 2 (5.13%) ITIL
3 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.56%) SOA
4 1 (2.56%) Analytics
4 1 (2.56%) Service Management
4 1 (2.56%) ITSM
4 1 (2.56%) Workflow
4 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.56%) Information Security
4 1 (2.56%) Content Management
4 1 (2.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) PHP
2 14 (35.90%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
3 7 (17.95%) Bash Shell
3 7 (17.95%) sed
3 7 (17.95%) Perl
4 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
4 4 (10.26%) Java
5 3 (7.69%) Python
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) NFS
1 3 (7.69%) Samba
1 3 (7.69%) Xen
1 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (7.69%) Postfix
1 3 (7.69%) Sendmail
1 3 (7.69%) KVM
2 2 (5.13%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Red Hat
2 5 (12.82%) Blackboard
3 3 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) IBM
4 2 (5.13%) EMC
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) Adobe
5 1 (2.56%) Splunk
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