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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 594 559 529
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -30
Contract jobs citing VLE 11 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.042% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.064% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 6
Average daily rate
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£250 £213 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £198 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £293 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £166 £424
% change year-on-year
+89.47% -60.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £17.36 £15.79 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.91% -39.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £15.79 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+5.19% -39.26%

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
17140 16573 15122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.52% 31.46% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10498 10306 8884
Average daily rate £413 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 685 667 642
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +2.27%

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 13 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 26 May 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 -11 11 £250 +17.64% 9
London -1 7 £245 +5.94% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £245 -
South East - 2 £315 - 3
East of England -3 1 - - 3
City of London -3 1 £250 +25.00% 2
Manchester -15 1 - -
North West -22 1 - -
Egham - 1 £315 -
St Albans - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £315 -
Surrey - 1 £315 -

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (59.09%) Moodle
2 11 (50.00%) E-Learning
3 8 (36.36%) Blackboard
4 6 (27.27%) PHP
4 6 (27.27%) HTML
4 6 (27.27%) MySQL
4 6 (27.27%) MS Office
5 5 (22.73%) CSS
5 5 (22.73%) Windows
5 5 (22.73%) SQL
5 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
6 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
6 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) Linux
8 2 (9.09%) SSH
8 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (9.09%) Degree
8 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Android
8 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (9.09%) CentOS
8 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (9.09%) Mac OS
8 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
8 2 (9.09%) XenServer
8 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (9.09%) Apache

VLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 13 (59.09%) Moodle
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) Blackboard Learning System
3 1 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.55%) InDesign
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe Premiere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SSH
1 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
1 2 (9.09%) LAN
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
1 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 1 (4.55%) Publishing
1 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Moodle Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) PHP Developer
5 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.55%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Network Support
6 1 (4.55%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) E-Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
2 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) Regular Expression
4 1 (4.55%) Flash
4 1 (4.55%) XHTML
4 1 (4.55%) XML
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) E-Learning
2 1 (4.55%) SCORM
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
1 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
2 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
2 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Android
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) CentOS
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 2 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
1 2 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
1 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
1 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
2 1 (4.55%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL
2 1 (4.55%) Time Management
2 1 (4.55%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) PHP
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) Perl
4 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 2 (9.09%) sed
5 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) XenServer
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Blackboard
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Adobe
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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