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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
England / West Midlands
Rank 120 123 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing VLE 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.077% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £375 £248
% change year-on-year
-54.80% +51.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.93 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.28 £12.21 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.11% -44.48%

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
618 642 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.68% 24.79% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 382 321
Median daily rate £405 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £525 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 65
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -49.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £31.25 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £17.94
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.43%

VLE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing VLE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VLE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VLE.

1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Video Editing
1 2 (66.67%) Moodle
1 2 (66.67%) e-Learning
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis

VLE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Assistant
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Assistant
2 1 (33.33%) Support Assistant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) e-Learning
1 2 (66.67%) Video Editing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft