The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank - - 45
Contract jobs citing VLE 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - - 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £166 £424
% change year-on-year
+89.47% -60.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £15.79 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+5.19% -39.26%
VLE
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
222 163 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.85% 20.30% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 84 62
Average daily rate £363 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 9
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £15.10 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

VLE
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLE across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

VLE Jobs Demand Trend in Wales