Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 876 855 873
Rank change year-on-year -21 +18 -1
Contract jobs citing VLE 24 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.021% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.068% 0.062% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 17
UK median daily rate £250 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +15.38% +3.17%
10th Percentile £171 £244 £218
90th Percentile £440 £428 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 £400 £345
% change year-on-year -51.25% +15.94% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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 35,282 34,132 36,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.21% 34.40% 34.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,088 22,440 23,727
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £658 £650 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,081 1,067 1,245
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £20.21 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +1.05% +7.99%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.44
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £20.81
% change year-on-year +1.25% -3.87% +15.58%

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 16 October 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 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 16 October 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 -7 18 £325 -13.33% 13
UK excluding London -31 17 £195 -51.25% 7
South East +4 9 - - 2
London -9 7 £350 +12.00% 7
Scotland -11 6 £190 -45.86% 1
Midlands -16 2 £258 -35.63% 3
West Midlands -23 2 £258 -35.63% 3

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 9 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (29.17%) Moodle
3 6 (25.00%) e-Learning
4 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
5 4 (16.67%) Data Integration
5 4 (16.67%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
7 2 (8.33%) Blackboard
7 2 (8.33%) Blackboard Learn
7 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 2 (8.33%) Social Media
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (8.33%) PHP
7 2 (8.33%) Windows
7 2 (8.33%) Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (8.33%) Legal
7 2 (8.33%) Multimedia
8 1 (4.17%) Subversion
8 1 (4.17%) SCORM
8 1 (4.17%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (4.17%) Law
8 1 (4.17%) Service Management
8 1 (4.17%) HTML
8 1 (4.17%) Postgraduate

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 7 (29.17%) Moodle
2 2 (8.33%) Blackboard Learn
3 1 (4.17%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 2 (8.33%) Legal
1 2 (8.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Analyst
1 5 (20.83%) Business Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Technologist
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) e-Learning Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Project Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) e-Learning Designer
5 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Technologist
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management Officer
5 1 (4.17%) Support Officer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) e-Learning
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Social Media
3 1 (4.17%) Blog
3 1 (4.17%) Learning Management System
3 1 (4.17%) Podcast
3 1 (4.17%) SCORM
3 1 (4.17%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Data Integration
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.17%) Analytics
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) Network Management
6 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) Software Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Statistics
6 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Postgraduate
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Blackboard