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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 607 626
Rank change year-on-year +22 +19  
Contract jobs citing VLE 4 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.033% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.028% 0.099% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 4
Median daily rate £250 £310 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.35% -1.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £255 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £394 £383
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £16.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.50 £14.27
% change year-on-year - +8.63%  

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 14478 16219 16382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.54% 33.28% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9485 10793 10517
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 523 579
Median hourly rate £21.70 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
London -11 3 £250 -1.96% 2
South East +29 1 - -
VLE
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 4 (30.77%) HTML
1 4 (30.77%) CMS
1 4 (30.77%) Content Management
1 4 (30.77%) Moodle
1 4 (30.77%) User Experience
2 3 (23.08%) Social Media
2 3 (23.08%) User Stories
2 3 (23.08%) Blackboard
2 3 (23.08%) Usability Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (23.08%) Statistics
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) e-Learning
2 3 (23.08%) Information Security
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management
2 3 (23.08%) ITSM
2 3 (23.08%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
3 2 (15.38%) MySQL
3 2 (15.38%) Use Case
4 1 (7.69%) Job Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) QMS
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared

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 4 (30.77%) CMS
1 4 (30.77%) Moodle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Communications Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) IT Communications Manager
2 2 (15.38%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Communications Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Database Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) e-Learning Developer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Moodle Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
3 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Support Officer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Technologist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) User Experience
2 3 (23.08%) e-Learning
2 3 (23.08%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (23.08%) Social Media
3 1 (7.69%) Learning Management System
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Content Management
2 3 (23.08%) Information Security
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) ITSM
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management
2 3 (23.08%) Statistics
2 3 (23.08%) Usability Testing
2 3 (23.08%) User Stories
3 2 (15.38%) Use Case
4 1 (7.69%) Data Security
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Job Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.69%) QMS
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
2 1 (7.69%) ECDL
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Blackboard
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago