The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 28 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 / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VLE 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.045% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £394 £383
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 633 1018 830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 28.72% 34.60% 28.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 550 377
Median daily rate £378 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 39
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +45.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £14.93 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £47.50 £55.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

VLE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLE in Scotland

VLE
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLE within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 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
Stirling - 1 £350 -
VLE
UK

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

1 5 (55.56%) Moodle
2 3 (33.33%) Blackboard
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) e-Learning
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Blackboard Learn
4 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
4 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (11.11%) WordPress
4 1 (11.11%) Learning Management System
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) CSS

VLE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (55.56%) Moodle
2 2 (22.22%) Blackboard Learn
3 1 (11.11%) WordPress
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Technologist
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) e-Learning Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Assistant
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) e-Learning
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
2 1 (11.11%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Blackboard
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft