The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing VLE 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-22.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
43 44 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 28.86% 25.58% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 26
Average daily rate £348 £250 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.00% -47.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

VLE
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLE across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

VLE Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands