The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 566 554 575
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +21
Contract jobs citing VLE 28 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.031% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.12% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 2
Average daily rate
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£271 £319 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.13% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £244 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £394 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £413 -
% change year-on-year
-29.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £22.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13803 13390 14249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.19% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8349 8099 8176
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 599 792
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%

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 31 July 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 19 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 31 July 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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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
England -16 27 £271 -15.13% 5
London +29 15 £252 +12.00% 3
South West - 3 £291 -
East of England -27 1 £198 -
West Midlands - 1 £235 - 1
Scotland - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bath - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Rugby - - - - 1
St Helens - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (68.00%) Moodle
2 26 (52.00%) PHP
3 24 (48.00%) E-Learning
4 18 (36.00%) MySQL
5 11 (22.00%) SQL
6 10 (20.00%) Apache
7 9 (18.00%) Linux
7 9 (18.00%) Red Hat
8 8 (16.00%) CentOS
8 8 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (16.00%) Performance Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Degree
10 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
10 6 (12.00%) Bash Shell
10 6 (12.00%) SSH
10 6 (12.00%) Shell Script
10 6 (12.00%) Project Management
10 6 (12.00%) Data Modelling
10 6 (12.00%) Ethernet
10 6 (12.00%) Perl
10 6 (12.00%) Regular Expression
10 6 (12.00%) sed
11 5 (10.00%) LAMP
12 4 (8.00%) Workflow
12 4 (8.00%) VMware
12 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (8.00%) Content Management
12 4 (8.00%) Drupal
12 4 (8.00%) jQuery
12 4 (8.00%) Java

VLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (68.00%) Moodle
2 10 (20.00%) Apache
3 4 (8.00%) Drupal
4 1 (2.00%) WordPress
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (12.00%) SSH
2 4 (8.00%) HTTP
3 3 (6.00%) LDAP
4 1 (2.00%) SAN
4 1 (2.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.00%) MySQL
2 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.00%) Redmine
2 1 (2.00%) JMeter
2 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Developer
2 13 (26.00%) Moodle Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Applications Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.00%) PHP Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) Development Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Storage Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.00%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Designer
6 2 (4.00%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) Regular Expression
2 5 (10.00%) LAMP
3 4 (8.00%) jQuery
3 4 (8.00%) J2EE
3 4 (8.00%) JDBC
3 4 (8.00%) JSP
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) Yii
5 1 (2.00%) HTML5
5 1 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 24 (48.00%) E-Learning
2 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.00%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.00%) PMI
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Linux
2 8 (16.00%) CentOS
2 8 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Scientific Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Debian
3 3 (6.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (12.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (12.00%) Project Management
3 4 (8.00%) Workflow
3 4 (8.00%) Content Management
4 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.00%) ITIL
5 2 (4.00%) MVC
6 1 (2.00%) Analytics
6 1 (2.00%) RAD
6 1 (2.00%) SOA
6 1 (2.00%) Service Management
6 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.00%) ITSM
6 1 (2.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.00%) Migration
6 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) PHP
2 11 (22.00%) SQL
3 6 (12.00%) Perl
3 6 (12.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (12.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (12.00%) sed
4 4 (8.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (8.00%) Java
5 3 (6.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) MCSE
2 1 (2.00%) MCSA
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.00%) Postfix
2 3 (6.00%) Sendmail
2 3 (6.00%) NFS
2 3 (6.00%) Samba
2 3 (6.00%) Xen
2 3 (6.00%) KVM
3 2 (4.00%) SRDF
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Nagios
1 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (8.00%) VMware
3 2 (4.00%) IBM
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) EMC
4 1 (2.00%) CommVault
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.00%) Adobe
4 1 (2.00%) Dell
4 1 (2.00%) Altiris
4 1 (2.00%) Blackboard
4 1 (2.00%) Splunk
4 1 (2.00%) Symantec
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