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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 566 546 507
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -39
Contract jobs citing VLE 11 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.031% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.072% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 12
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£250 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £350 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-26.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - -

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
15183 14896 13614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.91% 30.60% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9578 9211 8157
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 611 806
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.86 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 2015.

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 25 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 26 January 2015. 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 -29 10 £258 -17.60% 8
South East -21 6 £265 -24.28% 1
London -1 4 £200 -27.27% 5
Buckinghamshire - 3 £265 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Reigate - - - -
South West - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Galashiels - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Scottish Borders - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 14 (60.87%) Moodle
2 13 (56.52%) PHP
3 10 (43.48%) MySQL
4 8 (34.78%) E-Learning
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
6 5 (21.74%) HTML
6 5 (21.74%) Blackboard
7 4 (17.39%) CSS
7 4 (17.39%) Linux
8 3 (13.04%) Apache
8 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
8 3 (13.04%) Perl
8 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
8 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
8 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
8 3 (13.04%) SSH
8 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
8 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
8 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
8 3 (13.04%) CentOS
8 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
8 3 (13.04%) Regular Expression
8 3 (13.04%) sed
9 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (8.70%) Resource Management
9 2 (8.70%) Release Management
9 2 (8.70%) Adobe
9 2 (8.70%) Information Management
9 2 (8.70%) Subversion

VLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 14 (60.87%) Moodle
2 3 (13.04%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.35%) WordPress
4 1 (4.35%) CMS
4 1 (4.35%) Blackboard Learning System
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.35%) InDesign
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (4.35%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
1 3 (13.04%) SSH
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) Subversion
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (4.35%) Publishing
1 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 12 (52.17%) Moodle Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) PHP Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) E-Learning Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Platform Manager
7 1 (4.35%) IT Support
7 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 4 (17.39%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) Regular Expression
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) JSP
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) XHTML
4 1 (4.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) E-Learning
2 1 (4.35%) SCORM
2 1 (4.35%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) CentOS
2 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
1 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
2 2 (8.70%) Information Management
2 2 (8.70%) Resource Management
2 2 (8.70%) Release Management
3 1 (4.35%) Project Management
3 1 (4.35%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) PHP
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
3 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
3 3 (13.04%) sed
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Blackboard
2 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) Adobe
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
City, London
LA International
Rate: £17 - £18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CEM
Rate: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago