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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
UK
Rank 581 616 611
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -5
Contract jobs citing VLE 15 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.016% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.051% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
Median daily rate £250 £375 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +51.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £305 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £401 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £375 £248
% change year-on-year
-54.80% +51.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.28 £12.21 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.11% -32.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.28 £12.21 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.11% -44.48%

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
14008 15787 15511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.89% 30.86% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8998 10203 9585
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 569 636
Median hourly rate £19.05 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.39% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.34 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

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 21 February 2017.

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 12 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 21 February 2017. 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 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
Scotland - 8 £137 -
England +28 7 £350 -6.66% 2
Edinburgh - 7 £150 -
Leicestershire +12 2 £250 -
Leicester +6 2 £250 -
East Midlands +6 2 £250 -
London - 2 £325 -
West Yorkshire +16 1 - -
Yorkshire +8 1 - -
West Midlands +1 1 £350 +27.27% 1
Leeds - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £110 -

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 (44.83%) Moodle
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 8 (27.59%) e-Learning
3 8 (27.59%) Blackboard
3 8 (27.59%) Degree
4 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (24.14%) Scrum
4 7 (24.14%) HTML
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.24%) CSS
5 5 (17.24%) Service Management
5 5 (17.24%) JIRA
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (17.24%) YouTrack
6 4 (13.79%) User Experience
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (10.34%) Web Development
7 3 (10.34%) Web Services
7 3 (10.34%) Windows
7 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
7 3 (10.34%) HTML5
7 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (10.34%) GitHub
7 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
7 3 (10.34%) Blackboard Learn
8 2 (6.90%) Video Editing
8 2 (6.90%) Selenium

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 13 (44.83%) Moodle
2 3 (10.34%) Blackboard Learn
3 2 (6.90%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
1 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) GitHub
3 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) JIRA
1 5 (17.24%) YouTrack
2 2 (6.90%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (6.90%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.45%) Advertising
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Technologist
3 3 (10.34%) IT Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (6.90%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (6.90%) Head of Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) IT Support
4 2 (6.90%) Service Management Officer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Communications Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) IT Assistant
5 1 (3.45%) IT Communications Manager
5 1 (3.45%) IT Support Assistant
5 1 (3.45%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Support Officer
5 1 (3.45%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) HTML
2 5 (17.24%) CSS
3 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
3 3 (10.34%) HTML5
3 3 (10.34%) Web Services
4 2 (6.90%) .NET
4 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.45%) Code First Entity Framework
5 1 (3.45%) CSS3
5 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) JSON
5 1 (3.45%) Kendo UI
5 1 (3.45%) LINQ
5 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) e-Learning
2 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.79%) User Experience
3 2 (6.90%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (6.90%) Learning Management System
3 2 (6.90%) SCORM
3 2 (6.90%) Social Media
3 2 (6.90%) Video Editing
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (24.14%) Scrum
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
2 5 (17.24%) Service Management
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (10.34%) Web Development
5 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Content Management
5 2 (6.90%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Mobile First
5 2 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Process Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) Statistics
5 2 (6.90%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Usability Testing
5 2 (6.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) Blackboard
3 2 (6.90%) SumTotal
4 1 (3.45%) Telerik