The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing VLE 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-22.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%
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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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
625 514 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.29% 23.97% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 288 198
Average daily rate £360 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £211 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 39 47
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.49 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -12.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £12.35 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

VLE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

VLE Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VLE
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VLE across the West Midlands region.

VLE Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VLE
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VLE across the West Midlands region.

VLE Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VLE
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) Moodle
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) E-Learning
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (50.00%) Blackboard
2 1 (50.00%) Blackboard Learning System
2 1 (50.00%) Final Cut Pro

VLE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) Moodle
2 1 (50.00%) Blackboard Learning System
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (50.00%) Final Cut Pro
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) E-Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
1 1 (50.00%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe
1 1 (50.00%) Blackboard