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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Rank 119 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VLE 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.079% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £350
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.93 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.21 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-44.48% -
VLE
England

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
700 614 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.58% 27.77% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 340 316
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 67 46
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £37.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham - 2 £275 - 2
VLE
England

VLE
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe
1 2 (66.67%) e-Learning
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe Premiere
1 2 (66.67%) Moodle
1 2 (66.67%) Blackboard
1 2 (66.67%) Blackboard Learning System
1 2 (66.67%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management

VLE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) Blackboard Learning System
1 2 (66.67%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe Premiere
1 2 (66.67%) Final Cut Pro
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) e-Learning Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Technologist
2 1 (33.33%) Web Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Information Management
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe
1 2 (66.67%) Blackboard
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft