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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 129 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VLE 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.078% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £245 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £350
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.21 £22.00 £15.97
% change year-on-year
-44.48% +37.75%
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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
747 740 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.24% 27.89% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 406 265
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 19
Average hourly rate £39.00 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.75% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.10 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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

VLE
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLE within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 14 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
Glasgow - 2 £245 -
VLE
UK

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) Scrum
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (66.67%) Selenium
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (66.67%) WebDriver
5 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
5 5 (55.56%) Functional Testing
5 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
5 5 (55.56%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (44.44%) SQL
6 4 (44.44%) YouTrack
6 4 (44.44%) JIRA
6 4 (44.44%) QA
7 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 3 (33.33%) JSON
7 3 (33.33%) LINQ
7 3 (33.33%) jQuery
7 3 (33.33%) HTML5
7 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (33.33%) RESTful
7 3 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
7 3 (33.33%) CSS3
7 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 3 (33.33%) .NET

VLE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
1 6 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 4 (44.44%) YouTrack
3 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) QA Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Web Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Environment Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Software Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Test Environment Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) CSS3
1 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) HTML5
1 3 (33.33%) jQuery
1 3 (33.33%) JSON
1 3 (33.33%) LINQ
1 3 (33.33%) RESTful
1 3 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (11.11%) Kendo UI
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Functional Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (55.56%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) OOP
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
4 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Telerik