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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 612 583 563
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -20
Contract jobs citing VLE 8 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.051% 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.044% 0.16% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 2
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£315 £271 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.45% -15.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £200 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £291 £413
% change year-on-year
+31.66% -29.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.27 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.27 - -

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
17983 17463 16822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.62% 31.95% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11310 10578 9959
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 674 729
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.50 £21.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +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
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 31 July 2015.

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 16 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 July 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 -44 8 £315 +16.45% 3
London -14 3 £250 -0.79% 3
South East -9 2 £315 -
City of London -14 2 £250 +16.27%
West Midlands +3 1 - -
Birmingham +3 1 - -
Yorkshire -26 1 £450 -
Leeds -27 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire -27 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £315 -
Surrey - 1 £315 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Sheffield - 1 £450 -
Egham - 1 £315 -
North West - 1 - -

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (65.00%) E-Learning
2 12 (60.00%) Moodle
3 9 (45.00%) Blackboard
4 5 (25.00%) HTML
4 5 (25.00%) MS Office
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (20.00%) Windows
5 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (15.00%) CSS
6 3 (15.00%) MySQL
6 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.00%) PHP
7 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (10.00%) LAN
7 2 (10.00%) WAN
7 2 (10.00%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (10.00%) SQL
7 2 (10.00%) Adobe
7 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (10.00%) Citrix
7 2 (10.00%) SAN
7 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
7 2 (10.00%) Apple
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Strategic Planning

VLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (60.00%) Moodle
2 2 (10.00%) Blackboard Learning System
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) Adobe Premiere
2 2 (10.00%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
1 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) E-Learning Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Moodle Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 2 (10.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support
4 1 (5.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (15.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) Flash
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) E-Learning
2 1 (5.00%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Android
2 2 (10.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (5.00%) Time Management
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (15.00%) PHP
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Blackboard
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Adobe
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Apple
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
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