The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank - - 116
Contract jobs citing VLE 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - - 0.079%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £291 £310
% change year-on-year
+31.66% -6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.27 £15.79 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.64% -39.26%
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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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
845 733 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 28.01% 27.35% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 424 341
Average daily rate £350 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 17 29
Average hourly rate £26.22 £23.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.40% +69.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £11.80 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £78.40 £22.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

VLE
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

VLE Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

VLE
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VLE across the Scotland region.

VLE Daily Rate Trend in Scotland