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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 625 612 593
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -19
Contract jobs citing VLE 19 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.020% 0.046%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.063% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 16
Median daily rate £310 £250 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £245 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £315 £292
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £315 £166
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +89.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.36 £15.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.68% +9.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.61 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-6.68% +5.19%

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
17739 17541 17282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.06% 31.84% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11517 10775 10657
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 717 748
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% -7.65%

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 30 May 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 11 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 30 May 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 +11 15 £293 +17.00% 7
London +4 8 £255 +4.08% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £375 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £375 - 2
South East -11 1 £550 +74.60% 1
South West - 1 £400 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £388 -
Northumberland - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £375 -
Dewsbury - 1 - -

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 13 (39.39%) HTML
2 12 (36.36%) CSS
2 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 12 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (30.30%) e-Learning
4 9 (27.27%) Moodle
5 8 (24.24%) jQuery
5 8 (24.24%) PHP
5 8 (24.24%) MySQL
6 7 (21.21%) SQL
7 6 (18.18%) Blackboard
7 6 (18.18%) Web Development
8 5 (15.15%) HTML5
8 5 (15.15%) SDLC
8 5 (15.15%) Content Development
8 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (15.15%) Project Management
8 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
9 4 (12.12%) Java
9 4 (12.12%) JSP
9 4 (12.12%) Web Services
9 4 (12.12%) XSLT
9 4 (12.12%) J2EE
9 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
9 4 (12.12%) JUnit
9 4 (12.12%) Photoshop
9 4 (12.12%) Linux
9 4 (12.12%) Apache
9 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
9 4 (12.12%) XHTML

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 (27.27%) Moodle
2 4 (12.12%) Apache
2 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) Blackboard Learn
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) Joomla!
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Photoshop
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (3.03%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Firewall
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
1 2 (6.06%) Intranet
1 2 (6.06%) SSH
1 2 (6.06%) VLAN
1 2 (6.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) MySQL
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (12.12%) Eclipse
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.12%) JUnit
1 4 (12.12%) Maven
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
1 9 (27.27%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Business Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Implementation Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 6 (18.18%) Software Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Technologist
5 4 (12.12%) Implementation Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Implementation Project Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
5 4 (12.12%) PHP Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Project Implementation Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Web Developer
6 3 (9.09%) PHP Web Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Software Implementation Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Software Implementation Project Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Software Project Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Support Technician
7 2 (6.06%) IT Support
7 2 (6.06%) Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) HTML
2 12 (36.36%) CSS
3 8 (24.24%) jQuery
4 5 (15.15%) HTML5
5 4 (12.12%) Ajax
5 4 (12.12%) J2EE
5 4 (12.12%) JAX-WS
5 4 (12.12%) JPA
5 4 (12.12%) JSP
5 4 (12.12%) Spring
5 4 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (12.12%) Web Services
5 4 (12.12%) XHTML
5 4 (12.12%) XSLT
6 3 (9.09%) Dojo
6 3 (9.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) e-Learning
2 4 (12.12%) User Experience
3 3 (9.09%) Learning Management System
4 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) CentOS
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (18.18%) Web Development
3 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) Content Development
3 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
3 5 (15.15%) Project Management
3 5 (15.15%) SDLC
4 4 (12.12%) Open Source
4 4 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (12.12%) Software Delivery
4 4 (12.12%) TDD
4 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
5 3 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Information Management
6 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 8 (24.24%) PHP
3 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 4 (12.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) DBS Check
1 1 (3.03%) ISEB
1 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Blackboard
2 4 (12.12%) Zend
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe
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