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 7 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 591 579 535
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -44
Contract jobs citing VLE 12 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.040% 0.036%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.071% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 7
Average daily rate
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£245 £200 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £151 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £254 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £125 £424
% change year-on-year
+96.00% -70.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.98 £15.88 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -38.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.27 £15.88 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.15% -38.92%

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
16895 17192 14860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.01% 31.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10394 10667 8848
Average daily rate £420 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £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 642 676 623
Average hourly rate £18.95 £21.50 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% -7.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +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
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 7 May 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 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 7 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 -13 12 £245 +22.50% 8
London -11 6 £245 +22.50% 1
East of England +12 2 - - 2
Manchester -10 2 £175 -
North West -19 2 £175 -
St Albans - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £245 -
Birmingham -3 1 - -
South East -4 1 £315 - 5
West Midlands -5 1 - -
Egham - 1 £315 - 2
Surrey - 1 £315 - 2

VLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 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 12 (48.00%) Moodle
2 11 (44.00%) E-Learning
3 8 (32.00%) Blackboard
4 7 (28.00%) Windows
5 6 (24.00%) MS Office
6 5 (20.00%) HTML
6 5 (20.00%) PHP
6 5 (20.00%) SQL
6 5 (20.00%) MySQL
6 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
7 4 (16.00%) CSS
7 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (16.00%) WAN
7 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (12.00%) LAN
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.00%) Linux
8 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
9 2 (8.00%) Perl
9 2 (8.00%) Apache
9 2 (8.00%) Adobe
9 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
9 2 (8.00%) Citrix
9 2 (8.00%) SAN
9 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
9 2 (8.00%) Apple
9 2 (8.00%) MS Excel

VLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 12 (48.00%) Moodle
2 2 (8.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Blackboard Learning System
3 1 (4.00%) WordPress
3 1 (4.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.00%) InDesign
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) WAN
2 3 (12.00%) LAN
3 2 (8.00%) SAN
3 2 (8.00%) Internet
3 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (8.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (4.00%) Multimedia
1 1 (4.00%) Publishing
1 1 (4.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Moodle Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support
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 Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (16.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) Regular Expression
4 1 (4.00%) Ajax
4 1 (4.00%) jQuery
4 1 (4.00%) Flash
4 1 (4.00%) XHTML
4 1 (4.00%) JSP
4 1 (4.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) E-Learning
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) SCORM
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.00%) Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (8.00%) Android
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.00%) CentOS
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (8.00%) Strategic Planning
1 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
1 2 (8.00%) Information Management
2 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (4.00%) Content Management
2 1 (4.00%) Time Management
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) PHP
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) Perl
3 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.00%) sed
3 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Blackboard
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.00%) Apple
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