Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 824 863 857
Rank change year-on-year +39 -6 -47
Contract jobs citing VLE 25 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.079% 0.040% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 8
England median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -18.75% +60.00%
10th Percentile £248 £163 £330
90th Percentile £443 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £388 £328 £301
% change year-on-year +18.32% +8.99% +20.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
England median hourly rate - £10.60 £12.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.62% -38.73%
UK median hourly rate - £10.60 £12.71
% change year-on-year - -16.62% -38.73%

VLE is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31846 32126 34279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.86% 33.25% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21371 21210 22183
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 913 1105 1349
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +9.17% +6.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% +6.41% +8.33%

VLE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VLE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +70 12 £400 -
Yorkshire +26 12 £400 -
East of England -12 6 £275 -38.89%
Midlands +19 3 £400 +23.08%
London -18 3 £250 +42.86%
East Midlands - 2 £438 -
West Midlands +21 1 £400 +23.08%
South West - 1 £325 -
VLE
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 10 (40.00%) Moodle
2 9 (36.00%) Learning Management System
2 9 (36.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (28.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (28.00%) e-Learning
4 6 (24.00%) Graphic Design
5 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (20.00%) Content Development
5 5 (20.00%) Publishing
5 5 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.00%) Change Management
6 3 (12.00%) Project Management
7 2 (8.00%) DSDM
7 2 (8.00%) HTML
7 2 (8.00%) PHP
7 2 (8.00%) MySQL
7 2 (8.00%) CSS
7 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (8.00%) Web Development
7 2 (8.00%) Blackboard
8 1 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (4.00%) Sass
8 1 (4.00%) LESS
8 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
8 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (4.00%) User Stories
8 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (4.00%) React
8 1 (4.00%) Front End Development

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 10 (40.00%) Moodle
2 1 (4.00%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 5 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Project Manager
2 8 (32.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.00%) e-Learning Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Implementation Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Implementation Project Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Project Implementation Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Moodle Developer
6 2 (8.00%) PHP Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Designer
7 1 (4.00%) HTML CSS Designer
7 1 (4.00%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (4.00%) IT Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Programme Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) CSS
1 2 (8.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.00%) CSS3
2 1 (4.00%) HTML5
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) LESS
2 1 (4.00%) React
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) Sass
2 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Learning Management System
2 7 (28.00%) e-Learning
3 6 (24.00%) Graphic Design
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (28.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (20.00%) Content Development
3 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (12.00%) Change Management
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) DSDM
5 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.00%) Web Development
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Document Management
6 1 (4.00%) Front End Development
6 1 (4.00%) Information Management
6 1 (4.00%) OO
6 1 (4.00%) OOP
6 1 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) User Stories
6 1 (4.00%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) PHP
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Blackboard