The first 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 536 532 561
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +29
Contract jobs citing VLE 28 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.034% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.13% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 2
Average daily rate
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£289 £225 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.44% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £310 -
% change year-on-year
-6.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.79 £26.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.26% +16.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.79 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-39.26% -
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12723 12552 13334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.77% 27.01% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7801 7739 7817
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 554 706
Average hourly rate £20.16 £22.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.40% -10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
VLE
UK

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 24 July 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 24 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +15 14 £271 +20.22% 5
South West - 3 £291 -
North West - 2 - -
East of England -27 1 £198 -
West Midlands - 1 £235 - 1
North East - - - -
VLE
UK

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 36 (70.59%) Moodle
2 28 (54.90%) PHP
3 25 (49.02%) E-Learning
4 19 (37.25%) MySQL
5 11 (21.57%) SQL
5 11 (21.57%) Apache
6 10 (19.61%) Linux
7 9 (17.65%) Red Hat
7 9 (17.65%) Performance Testing
8 8 (15.69%) CentOS
8 8 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (13.73%) Degree
10 6 (11.76%) SSH
10 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
10 6 (11.76%) Regular Expression
10 6 (11.76%) Bash Shell
10 6 (11.76%) sed
10 6 (11.76%) Shell Script
10 6 (11.76%) Ethernet
10 6 (11.76%) Data Modelling
10 6 (11.76%) Perl
10 6 (11.76%) LAMP
11 5 (9.80%) Project Management
12 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
12 4 (7.84%) Workflow
12 4 (7.84%) Java
12 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
12 4 (7.84%) J2EE
12 4 (7.84%) JDBC
12 4 (7.84%) JSP

VLE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 36 (70.59%) Moodle
2 11 (21.57%) Apache
3 4 (7.84%) Drupal
4 3 (5.88%) WordPress
4 3 (5.88%) Confluence
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) SSH
1 6 (11.76%) Ethernet
2 4 (7.84%) HTTP
3 3 (5.88%) LDAP
4 1 (1.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) MySQL
2 3 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.96%) Redmine
2 1 (1.96%) JMeter
General
1 1 (1.96%) Multimedia
1 1 (1.96%) Marketing
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (54.90%) Developer
2 15 (29.41%) Moodle Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Applications Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) PHP Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Development Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Administrator
5 3 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.92%) Web Applications Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Systems Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Designer
6 2 (3.92%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) Regular Expression
1 6 (11.76%) LAMP
2 4 (7.84%) J2EE
2 4 (7.84%) JDBC
2 4 (7.84%) JSP
2 4 (7.84%) jQuery
3 2 (3.92%) CSS
3 2 (3.92%) HTML
3 2 (3.92%) Yii
4 1 (1.96%) HTML5
4 1 (1.96%) .NET
4 1 (1.96%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 25 (49.02%) E-Learning
2 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Learning Management System
3 2 (3.92%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Open Source
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Linux
2 8 (15.69%) CentOS
2 8 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 3 (5.88%) Scientific Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) Performance Testing
2 6 (11.76%) Data Modelling
3 5 (9.80%) Project Management
4 4 (7.84%) Workflow
4 4 (7.84%) Content Management
5 2 (3.92%) MVC
5 2 (3.92%) ITIL
5 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.96%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.96%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.96%) Software Testing
6 1 (1.96%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.96%) Load Testing
6 1 (1.96%) Analytics
6 1 (1.96%) SOA
6 1 (1.96%) Information Security
6 1 (1.96%) Migration
6 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.96%) Service Management
6 1 (1.96%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 28 (54.90%) PHP
2 11 (21.57%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) Bash Shell
3 6 (11.76%) sed
3 6 (11.76%) Shell Script
3 6 (11.76%) Perl
4 4 (7.84%) Java
4 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.88%) Python
6 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.96%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Xen
1 3 (5.88%) Postfix
1 3 (5.88%) Sendmail
1 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.88%) KVM
1 3 (5.88%) NFS
1 3 (5.88%) Samba
2 2 (3.92%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Red Hat
2 3 (5.88%) VMware
3 2 (3.92%) IBM
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) EMC
4 1 (1.96%) Blackboard
4 1 (1.96%) Splunk
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago