The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
London / City of London
Rank - - 193
Contract jobs citing VLE 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.019%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £389 £245
% change year-on-year -35.69% +58.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.28 £12.21 £16.96
% change year-on-year +25.11% -28.00%  

VLE is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1093 1200 1884
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 36.25% 36.08% 36.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 952 1436
Median daily rate £525 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £658 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 36
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £12.00 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £35.60 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

VLE
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing VLE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for VLE in the City of London

VLE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VLE in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VLE in the City of London

VLE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VLE in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLE in the City of London