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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 600 572 555
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -17
Contract jobs citing VLE 12 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.012% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.070% 0.037% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 7
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£250 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -10.00%

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
17154 16116 15213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.16% 31.59% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10993 10049 8875
Average daily rate £413 £401 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 674 844
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 29 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 27 November 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 +3 11 £250 -9.09% 4
South East - 6 £273 - 1
London -7 4 £200 -27.27% 3
Buckinghamshire - 3 £265 -
Essex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
South West - - - -

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 20 (64.52%) Moodle
2 18 (58.06%) PHP
3 13 (41.94%) MySQL
4 12 (38.71%) E-Learning
5 8 (25.81%) SQL
6 7 (22.58%) Apache
7 6 (19.35%) Linux
7 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
8 5 (16.13%) Project Management
8 5 (16.13%) CentOS
8 5 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (12.90%) Blackboard
9 4 (12.90%) Drupal
10 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
10 3 (9.68%) VMware
10 3 (9.68%) Samba
10 3 (9.68%) Debian
10 3 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (9.68%) NFS
10 3 (9.68%) Perl
10 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
10 3 (9.68%) Ethernet
10 3 (9.68%) Python
10 3 (9.68%) LDAP
10 3 (9.68%) JSP
10 3 (9.68%) HTML
10 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Xen
10 3 (9.68%) SSH
10 3 (9.68%) Ubuntu

VLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 20 (64.52%) Moodle
2 7 (22.58%) Apache
3 4 (12.90%) Drupal
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.23%) Blackboard Learning System
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Ethernet
1 3 (9.68%) LDAP
1 3 (9.68%) SSH
2 2 (6.45%) HTTP
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) MySQL
2 3 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Subversion
2 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) Redmine
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Developer
2 12 (38.71%) Moodle Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) PHP Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) JSP
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
1 3 (9.68%) Regular Expression
2 2 (6.45%) jQuery
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) JDBC
2 2 (6.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) E-Learning
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) PMI
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) CentOS
2 5 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Debian
3 3 (9.68%) Ubuntu
3 3 (9.68%) Scientific Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Windows
4 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Project Management
2 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
2 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
3 2 (6.45%) Release Management
3 2 (6.45%) Information Management
3 2 (6.45%) Resource Management
3 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.23%) Service Management
4 1 (3.23%) ITSM
4 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.23%) Scrum
4 1 (3.23%) Information Security
4 1 (3.23%) RAD
4 1 (3.23%) SOA
4 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) PHP
2 8 (25.81%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
3 3 (9.68%) Perl
3 3 (9.68%) Python
3 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
3 3 (9.68%) sed
4 2 (6.45%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Samba
1 3 (9.68%) NFS
1 3 (9.68%) Xen
1 3 (9.68%) Postfix
1 3 (9.68%) Sendmail
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (9.68%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
2 4 (12.90%) Blackboard
3 3 (9.68%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe
4 1 (3.23%) Splunk
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