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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 575 563 535
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -28
Contract jobs citing VLE 14 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.047% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.085% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 8
Average daily rate
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£245 £250 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £310 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £220 -
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.75 £15.99 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.04% +3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.96 £15.99 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.12%

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
16542 16546 14291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.10% 31.05% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10141 10178 8596
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 655 642 731
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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
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 23 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 March 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 -17 14 £245 -2.00% 6
London -4 7 £245 -2.00% 6
South East -30 3 £248 -23.84%
Surrey - 2 £248 -
East of England - 2 - -
City of London +7 1 - - 1
Berkshire 0 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Galashiels - - - -
Leicester - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Reigate - - - -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 15 (60.00%) Moodle
2 12 (48.00%) E-Learning
3 8 (32.00%) PHP
3 8 (32.00%) MySQL
3 8 (32.00%) Blackboard
4 6 (24.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (16.00%) Linux
6 4 (16.00%) MS Office
6 4 (16.00%) HTML
6 4 (16.00%) WAN
6 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (12.00%) SSH
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
7 3 (12.00%) LAN
7 3 (12.00%) Ethernet
7 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (12.00%) Perl
7 3 (12.00%) CSS
7 3 (12.00%) Apache
7 3 (12.00%) Regular Expression
7 3 (12.00%) sed
7 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (12.00%) CentOS
7 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (12.00%) Git (software)

VLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 15 (60.00%) Moodle
2 3 (12.00%) Apache
3 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Blackboard Learning System
4 1 (4.00%) WordPress
4 1 (4.00%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.00%) InDesign
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (4.00%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) WAN
2 3 (12.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (12.00%) LAN
2 3 (12.00%) SSH
3 2 (8.00%) SAN
3 2 (8.00%) Internet
3 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (4.00%) Publishing
1 1 (4.00%) Military
1 1 (4.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Moodle Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.00%) PHP Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Support
6 1 (4.00%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) E-Learning Developer
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) Regular Expression
2 3 (12.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) JSP
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) Flash
3 1 (4.00%) XHTML
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) E-Learning
2 1 (4.00%) SCORM
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (12.00%) CentOS
3 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (8.00%) Information Management
2 2 (8.00%) Strategic Planning
2 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (4.00%) Content Management
3 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) PHP
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (12.00%) sed
3 3 (12.00%) Perl
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Blackboard
2 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.00%) Apple
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
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