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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 600 566 549
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -17
Contract jobs citing VLE 8 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.026% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.052% 0.081% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 16
Average daily rate £375 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £243 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £308 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £350
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.21 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.21 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-44.48% -
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
15339 14868 14926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.49% 31.65% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10028 9356 9179
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 641 619
Average hourly rate £22.06 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.54% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.61 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLE within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South West - 3 £375 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £275 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
VLE
UK

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (50.00%) Moodle
2 7 (43.75%) Blackboard
3 5 (31.25%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) MS Office
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) Spring
5 3 (18.75%) Maven
5 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
5 3 (18.75%) jQuery
5 3 (18.75%) JAX-WS
5 3 (18.75%) JPA
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 3 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (18.75%) GitHub
5 3 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (18.75%) Adobe
5 3 (18.75%) Apache
5 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
5 3 (18.75%) XHTML
5 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
5 3 (18.75%) CSS
5 3 (18.75%) JSP
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) XSLT
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) SQL

VLE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (50.00%) Moodle
2 3 (18.75%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 2 (12.50%) Blackboard Learning System
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (12.50%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (12.50%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (6.25%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
1 1 (6.25%) VLAN
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
1 3 (18.75%) JUnit
1 3 (18.75%) Maven
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Designer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (12.50%) IT Technician
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Technician
3 2 (12.50%) Technologist
4 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) J2EE
2 3 (18.75%) JAX-WS
2 3 (18.75%) JPA
2 3 (18.75%) jQuery
2 3 (18.75%) JSP
2 3 (18.75%) Spring
2 3 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) XHTML
2 3 (18.75%) XSLT
3 2 (12.50%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) e-Learning
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (18.75%) Open Source
1 3 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (18.75%) SDLC
1 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
1 3 (18.75%) TDD
1 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
2 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Information Management
2 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.25%) Web Design
2 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Blackboard
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Adobe
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