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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
UK / Scotland
Rank 102 132 -
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -
Contract jobs citing VLE 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.077% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £160 £245 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £320 £258
% change year-on-year
-47.03% +24.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.28 £12.96 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+17.87% -41.07%

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
561 817 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.71% 31.33% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 441 372
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £168 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 17
Median hourly rate £49.00 £41.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.07% +45.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £14.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £44.00 £31.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.20% +22.85%

VLE
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing VLE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLE across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

VLE Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

VLE
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLE within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 6 £160 -
VLE
UK

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VLE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for VLE.

1 5 (45.45%) Scrum
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) JIRA
1 5 (45.45%) Moodle
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (45.45%) YouTrack
2 4 (36.36%) Blackboard
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Service Management
3 3 (27.27%) e-Learning
3 3 (27.27%) Web Development
3 3 (27.27%) Blackboard Learn
3 3 (27.27%) HTML5
3 3 (27.27%) GitHub
3 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
4 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) User Experience

VLE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) Moodle
2 3 (27.27%) Blackboard Learn
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (27.27%) GitHub
3 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) JIRA
1 5 (45.45%) YouTrack
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
1 3 (27.27%) Web Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (18.18%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (18.18%) Service Management Officer
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) e-Learning Officer
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Assistant
3 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Web Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technologist
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) HTML5
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Code First Entity Framework
3 1 (9.09%) CSS3
3 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) JSON
3 1 (9.09%) Kendo UI
3 1 (9.09%) LINQ
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) e-Learning
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
3 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Service Management
2 3 (27.27%) Web Development
3 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Mobile First
3 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) OOP
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Blackboard
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Telerik