The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 28 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.

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 605 592
Rank change year-on-year +31 -13  
Contract jobs citing VLE 9 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.018% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.068% 0.058% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Median daily rate £300 £375 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +53.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £418 £248
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £389 £245
% change year-on-year -35.69% +58.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £12.21 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.21%  
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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13328 15457 15068
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.04% 31.29% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8650 10223 9197
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 525 636
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.35 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

VLE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

VLE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLE in England

VLE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLE in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLE in England

VLE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLE in England

VLE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLE within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +16 4 £350 +27.27%
East Midlands - 3 £250 -
Yorkshire +17 2 - -
VLE
UK

VLE
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 England region with a requirement for VLE.

1 6 (40.00%) Moodle
2 5 (33.33%) Blackboard
2 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) ITSM
3 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (20.00%) CMS
3 3 (20.00%) Information Security
3 3 (20.00%) Social Media
3 3 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (20.00%) Content Management
3 3 (20.00%) Statistics
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) User Stories
3 3 (20.00%) User Experience
4 2 (13.33%) Learning Management System
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Use Case
4 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) e-Learning
4 2 (13.33%) SumTotal
4 2 (13.33%) DSDM
5 1 (6.67%) DHCP

VLE
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (40.00%) Moodle
2 3 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (6.67%) Advertising
1 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Communications Manager
2 2 (13.33%) IT Communications Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Technologist
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Communications Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Database Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Process Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Report Developer
3 1 (6.67%) SSRS Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (20.00%) Social Media
1 3 (20.00%) User Experience
2 2 (13.33%) e-Learning
2 2 (13.33%) Learning Management System
3 1 (6.67%) Video Editing
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (20.00%) Content Management
2 3 (20.00%) Information Security
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) ITSM
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) Statistics
2 3 (20.00%) Usability Testing
2 3 (20.00%) User Stories
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) DSDM
3 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 2 (13.33%) Use Case
4 1 (6.67%) Data Security
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Blackboard
2 2 (13.33%) SumTotal
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft