Period
to 20 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VLE over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 842 820 854
Rank change year-on-year -22 +34 -2
Contract jobs citing VLE 28 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.025% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.084% 0.076% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 15
UK median daily rate £400 £303 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.23% +0.67% +20.20%
10th Percentile £283 £156 £213
90th Percentile £495 £431 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £330 £275
% change year-on-year +21.21% +20.00% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
UK median hourly rate - £10.60 £12.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.62% -42.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.60 £11.93
% change year-on-year - -11.11% -51.82%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33,303 31,637 35,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.50% 32.67% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,301 20,633 22,554
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £375
% change year-on-year +1.65% +4.93% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 1,115 1,415
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +14.29%

VLE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VLE in the UK

VLE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLE in the UK

VLE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLE over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLE in the UK

VLE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLE in the UK

VLE
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLE within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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
England +9 28 £400 +14.29% 16
UK excluding London +19 27 £400 +21.21% 13
North of England - 13 £400 - 5
Yorkshire - 13 £400 -
East of England -5 6 £275 -38.89% 1
South East - 4 - - 4
Midlands +6 3 £500 - 3
East Midlands - 3 £500 - 2
London -32 1 £130 -42.22% 3
South West - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for VLE.

1 11 (39.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (35.71%) PRINCE2
3 9 (32.14%) Learning Management System
4 8 (28.57%) Moodle
5 6 (21.43%) Graphic Design
5 6 (21.43%) Project Management
6 5 (17.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.86%) e-Learning
6 5 (17.86%) Publishing
6 5 (17.86%) Migration
6 5 (17.86%) Content Development
6 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.71%) Change Management
7 3 (10.71%) Blackboard
7 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
8 2 (7.14%) ITSM
8 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 2 (7.14%) Service Management
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL
8 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (7.14%) DSDM
9 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
9 1 (3.57%) HTML
9 1 (3.57%) CSS
9 1 (3.57%) Adobe
9 1 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (3.57%) Content Management
9 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management

VLE
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (28.57%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 5 (17.86%) Pharmaceutical
1 5 (17.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Project Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
3 5 (17.86%) e-Learning Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Implementation Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Implementation Project Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Project Implementation Manager
7 1 (3.57%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (3.57%) HTML Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Web Designer
7 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Learning Management System
2 6 (21.43%) Graphic Design
3 5 (17.86%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (35.71%) PRINCE2
3 6 (21.43%) Project Management
4 5 (17.86%) Content Development
4 5 (17.86%) Migration
4 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
5 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Change Management
5 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.14%) DSDM
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
6 2 (7.14%) ITSM
6 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 2 (7.14%) Service Management
7 1 (3.57%) Content Management
7 1 (3.57%) Digital Content Management
7 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.57%) System Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Blackboard
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe