The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 573 565 547
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing VLE 13 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.021% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.079% 0.069% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 7
Average daily rate
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£250 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £350 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-22.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16541 15973 14584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.00% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10684 9885 8595
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 684 820
Average hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

VLE
Jobs Demand Trend

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

VLE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VLE
Daily Rate Trend

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

VLE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VLE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLE within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

VLE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VLE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VLE within the UK.

VLE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VLE
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLE within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
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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
England -27 12 £258 -26.42% 4
South East -16 7 £280 -20.00% 1
London +18 5 £200 -27.27% 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £265 -
Essex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Clevedon - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
South West - - - - 1

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 17 (68.00%) Moodle
2 16 (64.00%) PHP
3 11 (44.00%) MySQL
4 9 (36.00%) E-Learning
5 6 (24.00%) SQL
6 4 (16.00%) HTML
6 4 (16.00%) Linux
6 4 (16.00%) Apache
6 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (16.00%) Blackboard
7 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (12.00%) CSS
7 3 (12.00%) Project Management
7 3 (12.00%) CentOS
7 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (8.00%) Perl
8 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
8 2 (8.00%) Windows
8 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
8 2 (8.00%) WAN
8 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
8 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
8 2 (8.00%) Subversion
8 2 (8.00%) Information Management
8 2 (8.00%) SSH
8 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (8.00%) Resource Management

VLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 17 (68.00%) Moodle
2 4 (16.00%) Apache
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.00%) Drupal
4 1 (4.00%) WordPress
4 1 (4.00%) Blackboard Learning System
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (4.00%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) WAN
1 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (8.00%) SSH
2 1 (4.00%) LDAP
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.00%) Subversion
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) Redmine
General
1 1 (4.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 12 (48.00%) Moodle Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) PHP Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) E-Learning Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Platform Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) Regular Expression
4 1 (4.00%) .NET
4 1 (4.00%) JSP
4 1 (4.00%) XHTML
4 1 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) E-Learning
2 1 (4.00%) SCORM
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Learning Management System
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) CentOS
2 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Debian
4 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.00%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Project Management
2 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (8.00%) Information Management
2 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (8.00%) Release Management
2 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (4.00%) Analytics
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.00%) SOA
3 1 (4.00%) Service Management
3 1 (4.00%) ITSM
3 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) PHP
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) Perl
4 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.00%) sed
5 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) NFS
1 1 (4.00%) Samba
1 1 (4.00%) Xen
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) Postfix
1 1 (4.00%) Sendmail
1 1 (4.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (16.00%) Blackboard
2 1 (4.00%) Splunk
2 1 (4.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe
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