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 1 September 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
1 Sep 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 £291 £413 £291
% change year-on-year
-29.57% +41.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
VLE
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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
42 19 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 23.60% 9.36% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 32
Average daily rate £225 £334 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.58% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £284 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Average hourly rate £97.50 - £25.73
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 - £22.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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

VLE
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) SRDF

VLE
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Storage Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Manager
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) SRDF
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) EMC