The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing VLE 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £315 £166
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +89.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.61 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-6.68% +5.19%
VLE
East of England

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

Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
147 146 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.52% 27.04% 28.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 73 95
Median daily rate £360 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £189 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 16 16
Median hourly rate £19.00 £36.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.94% +121.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%