Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 844 839 841
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 +15
Contract jobs citing VLE 29 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.029% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.089% 0.087% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 16
UK median daily rate £325 £400 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +32.23% +0.67%
10th Percentile £145 £288 £156
90th Percentile £588 £488 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £213 £400 £330
% change year-on-year -46.88% +21.21% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £10.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.60

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 32,656 33,502 31,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.07% 33.43% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,503 22,383 20,775
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 987 961 1,129
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +4.68% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.18
% change year-on-year - +4.29% -1.26%

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 19 January 2019.

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 7 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 19 January 2019. 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 -11 26 £350 -12.50% 2
London +9 15 £400 +207.69%
UK excluding London -39 8 £213 -46.88% 2
South East -11 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £213 -
West Midlands -3 2 £258 -35.63% 1
Midlands -8 2 £258 -42.78% 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VLE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VLE.

1 13 (44.83%) e-Learning
1 13 (44.83%) Learning Management System
2 12 (41.38%) Moodle
3 8 (27.59%) Analytics
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (27.59%) Project Management
4 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (24.14%) Instructional Design
5 6 (20.69%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (20.69%) Deadline-Driven
5 6 (20.69%) Coaching
5 6 (20.69%) Content Development
5 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (20.69%) ERP
5 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) CIPD
6 5 (17.24%) Graphic Design
6 5 (17.24%) Multimedia
6 5 (17.24%) Adobe
6 5 (17.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (17.24%) Video Editing
7 4 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (10.34%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (10.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (10.34%) Games
8 3 (10.34%) Animation
8 3 (10.34%) Business Development
8 3 (10.34%) Marketing
8 3 (10.34%) HTML

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 12 (41.38%) Moodle
2 3 (10.34%) Blackboard Learn
3 2 (6.90%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (17.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (10.34%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (10.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (10.34%) Camtasia
4 3 (10.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 5 (17.24%) Multimedia
2 3 (10.34%) Games
2 3 (10.34%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Architect
1 6 (20.69%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (13.79%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) e-Learning Developer
2 4 (13.79%) e-Learning Specialist
3 3 (10.34%) Operations Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Designer
5 1 (3.45%) e-Learning Designer
5 1 (3.45%) IT Support
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Technologist
5 1 (3.45%) Support Officer
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Support
5 1 (3.45%) Technologist
5 1 (3.45%) Training Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) e-Learning
1 13 (44.83%) Learning Management System
2 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (20.69%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (17.24%) Graphic Design
4 5 (17.24%) Video Editing
5 3 (10.34%) Animation
5 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
6 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (6.90%) User Experience
7 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (3.45%) Social Media
7 1 (3.45%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Analytics
1 8 (27.59%) Project Management
2 7 (24.14%) Instructional Design
3 6 (20.69%) Coaching
3 6 (20.69%) Content Development
3 6 (20.69%) Deadline-Driven
3 6 (20.69%) ERP
4 4 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (10.34%) Business Development
5 3 (10.34%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (10.34%) Infographics
5 3 (10.34%) Post-Production
6 2 (6.90%) Information Management
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (6.90%) Web Development
7 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
7 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) CIPD
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) MBA
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) GDPR
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Adobe
3 3 (10.34%) Blackboard