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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 572 567 586
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Contract jobs citing VLE 23 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.021% 0.019%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.079% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 3
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£250 £319 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +15.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £244 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £394 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £413 £308
% change year-on-year
-29.57% +34.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £22.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
14390 13929 14463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.53% 26.13% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8533 8398
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £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 619 621 795
Average hourly rate £18.53 £19.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 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 22 August 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 -15 22 £250 -21.56% 8
London +22 11 £250 +11.11% 5
East of England -30 3 £198 - 1
South West - 3 £291 -
Cambridgeshire -8 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
South East -1 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £235 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bath - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Slough - - - -
St Helens - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (65.91%) Moodle
2 25 (56.82%) PHP
3 21 (47.73%) E-Learning
4 17 (38.64%) MySQL
5 11 (25.00%) SQL
6 10 (22.73%) Apache
7 9 (20.45%) Linux
7 9 (20.45%) Red Hat
8 8 (18.18%) CentOS
8 8 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Project Management
10 6 (13.64%) Shell Script
10 6 (13.64%) Data Modelling
10 6 (13.64%) Ethernet
10 6 (13.64%) Perl
10 6 (13.64%) SSH
10 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
10 6 (13.64%) Bash Shell
10 6 (13.64%) Regular Expression
10 6 (13.64%) sed
11 4 (9.09%) Java
11 4 (9.09%) J2EE
11 4 (9.09%) PL/SQL
11 4 (9.09%) JDBC
11 4 (9.09%) JSP
11 4 (9.09%) HTTP
11 4 (9.09%) Drupal
11 4 (9.09%) jQuery
11 4 (9.09%) Degree

VLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (65.91%) Moodle
2 10 (22.73%) Apache
3 4 (9.09%) Drupal
4 1 (2.27%) WordPress
4 1 (2.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Ethernet
1 6 (13.64%) SSH
2 4 (9.09%) HTTP
3 3 (6.82%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (38.64%) MySQL
2 3 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.27%) Redmine
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
2 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Developer
2 16 (36.36%) Moodle Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 4 (9.09%) PHP Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Development Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Storage Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Digital Producer
7 1 (2.27%) Linux Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Platform Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) Regular Expression
2 4 (9.09%) J2EE
2 4 (9.09%) JDBC
2 4 (9.09%) JSP
2 4 (9.09%) jQuery
3 2 (4.55%) LAMP
3 2 (4.55%) CSS
3 2 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (47.73%) E-Learning
2 2 (4.55%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) PMI
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Linux
2 8 (18.18%) CentOS
2 8 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.82%) Ubuntu
3 3 (6.82%) Scientific Linux
3 3 (6.82%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
1 7 (15.91%) Project Management
2 6 (13.64%) Data Modelling
3 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.55%) Workflow
4 2 (4.55%) ITIL
4 2 (4.55%) Release Management
4 2 (4.55%) Content Management
5 1 (2.27%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.27%) Analytics
5 1 (2.27%) SOA
5 1 (2.27%) RAD
5 1 (2.27%) Information Security
5 1 (2.27%) Scrum
5 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.27%) Migration
5 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.27%) Service Management
5 1 (2.27%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 25 (56.82%) PHP
2 11 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (13.64%) Shell Script
3 6 (13.64%) Perl
3 6 (13.64%) Bash Shell
3 6 (13.64%) sed
4 4 (9.09%) Java
4 4 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.82%) Python
6 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Xen
1 3 (6.82%) Postfix
1 3 (6.82%) Sendmail
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.82%) KVM
1 3 (6.82%) NFS
1 3 (6.82%) Samba
2 2 (4.55%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.82%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) IBM
3 2 (4.55%) EMC
3 2 (4.55%) Blackboard
4 1 (2.27%) Splunk
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University of Cambridge
Posted: 2 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Modis International - London
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £9 - £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago