The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 623 633 607
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -26
Contract jobs citing VLE 15 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.018% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.084% 0.056% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 16
Median daily rate £310 £315 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +28.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £276 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £383 £244
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +56.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £16.61 £15.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.27 £15.79
% change year-on-year
- -9.64%

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
17770 17952 17408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.23% 31.98% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11474 11202 10660
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 676 708
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -16.66%

VLE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VLE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLE within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +9 15 £310 -1.58% 4
London -5 8 £255 +2.00% 1
South East +6 2 £550 +74.60% 1
Yorkshire +2 2 £375 -16.66%
West Yorkshire +3 1 £375 -16.66%
South Yorkshire +1 1 - -
West Midlands -20 1 £388 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Doncaster - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £375 -
Northumberland - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
South West - 1 £400 -

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 with a requirement for VLE.

1 13 (39.39%) HTML
2 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 12 (36.36%) CSS
2 12 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (30.30%) e-Learning
3 10 (30.30%) Moodle
4 8 (24.24%) PHP
4 8 (24.24%) MySQL
4 8 (24.24%) jQuery
5 7 (21.21%) SQL
6 6 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 6 (18.18%) Web Development
6 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.18%) Blackboard
6 6 (18.18%) SDLC
7 5 (15.15%) Content Development
7 5 (15.15%) HTML5
7 5 (15.15%) Web Services
7 5 (15.15%) Project Management
8 4 (12.12%) XSLT
8 4 (12.12%) JSP
8 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
8 4 (12.12%) JUnit
8 4 (12.12%) Photoshop
8 4 (12.12%) J2EE
8 4 (12.12%) Java
8 4 (12.12%) Linux
8 4 (12.12%) Apache
8 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
8 4 (12.12%) XHTML

VLE
Top Related IT Skills 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 10 (30.30%) Moodle
2 4 (12.12%) Apache
2 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) Blackboard Learn
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) GlassFish
3 1 (3.03%) Joomla!
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Photoshop
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (3.03%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Internet
1 3 (9.09%) Intranet
1 3 (9.09%) Wireless
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) SSH
2 2 (6.06%) VLAN
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) MySQL
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (12.12%) Eclipse
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.12%) JUnit
1 4 (12.12%) Maven
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Business Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Project Manager
3 6 (18.18%) Implementation Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Software Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Technologist
5 4 (12.12%) Implementation Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Implementation Project Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
5 4 (12.12%) PHP Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Project Implementation Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Web Developer
6 3 (9.09%) PHP Web Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Software Implementation Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Software Implementation Project Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Software Project Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Support Technician
7 2 (6.06%) IT Support
7 2 (6.06%) Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) HTML
2 12 (36.36%) CSS
3 8 (24.24%) jQuery
4 5 (15.15%) HTML5
4 5 (15.15%) Web Services
5 4 (12.12%) Ajax
5 4 (12.12%) J2EE
5 4 (12.12%) JAX-WS
5 4 (12.12%) JPA
5 4 (12.12%) JSP
5 4 (12.12%) Spring
5 4 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (12.12%) XHTML
5 4 (12.12%) XSLT
6 3 (9.09%) Dojo
6 3 (9.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) e-Learning
2 4 (12.12%) User Experience
3 3 (9.09%) Learning Management System
4 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) CentOS
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 6 (18.18%) SDLC
2 6 (18.18%) Web Development
3 5 (15.15%) Content Development
3 5 (15.15%) Project Management
4 4 (12.12%) Open Source
4 4 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (12.12%) Software Delivery
4 4 (12.12%) TDD
4 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
5 3 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 3 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Information Management
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL
7 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 8 (24.24%) PHP
3 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 4 (12.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) DBS Check
1 1 (3.03%) ISEB
1 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Blackboard
2 4 (12.12%) Zend
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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