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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 609 629 621
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -8
Contract jobs citing VLE 12 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.027% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.074% 0.082% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 10
Median daily rate £345 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £337 £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+25.45% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £10.60 £13.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.48% -50.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.60 £12.96 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-18.22% -52.86%

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
16196 18398 17909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.54% 33.32% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10494 11565 11376
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 788 744
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.06 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.53 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.79%

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 8 December 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 10 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 8 December 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 +24 7 £375 -6.25% 2
Scotland +9 5 £330 +20.00%
Glasgow +3 5 £330 +34.69%
London -1 3 £325 - 1
Essex - 2 £450 -
Chelmsford - 2 £450 -
East of England - 2 £450 -
West Midlands -8 1 - -
Birmingham -9 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 9 (47.37%) Moodle
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Scrum
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) e-Learning
4 5 (26.32%) HTML
4 5 (26.32%) JIRA
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (26.32%) YouTrack
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (21.05%) Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
6 3 (15.79%) MS Office
6 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.79%) CSS
6 3 (15.79%) Web Services
6 3 (15.79%) Web Development
6 3 (15.79%) Video Editing
6 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (15.79%) GitHub
6 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
6 3 (15.79%) HTML5
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (10.53%) User Experience
7 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Mobile First
7 2 (10.53%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 2 (10.53%) Blackboard
7 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
7 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing

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 9 (47.37%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
1 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.79%) GitHub
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) JIRA
1 5 (26.32%) YouTrack
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (5.26%) Advertising
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Technologist
2 3 (15.79%) Web Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (10.53%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (10.53%) Head of Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) IT Support
3 2 (10.53%) Support Assistant
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Head of Applications
4 1 (5.26%) IT Assistant
4 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Assistant
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SSRS Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
2 3 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) HTML5
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.26%) Code First Entity Framework
4 1 (5.26%) CSS3
4 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) Kendo UI
4 1 (5.26%) LINQ
4 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) e-Learning
2 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.79%) Video Editing
4 2 (10.53%) Learning Management System
4 2 (10.53%) SCORM
4 2 (10.53%) User Experience
5 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (36.84%) Scrum
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (15.79%) Web Development
4 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 2 (10.53%) DSDM
4 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Mobile First
4 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) MVC
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) OOP
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Blackboard
2 2 (10.53%) SumTotal
3 1 (5.26%) Telerik