Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 851 828 869
Rank change year-on-year -23 +41 -1
Contract jobs citing VLE 30 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.019% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.086% 0.055% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 17
UK median daily rate £269 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.42% -20.00% +50.00%
10th Percentile £121 £125 £255
90th Percentile £504 £388 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £300 £394
% change year-on-year -33.33% -23.81% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.00

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 35,073 32,502 37,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.84% 34.22% 34.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,800 21,125 24,580
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £251
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,094 1,111 1,239
UK median hourly rate £22.46 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.44 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.60% -7.43% +20.00%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -17 26 £275 -8.33% 11
UK excluding London -18 21 £200 -33.33% 6
South East -16 12 - - 3
London -46 9 £275 -12.00% 6
Scotland -44 4 £190 -8.78% 1
East Midlands +1 2 £494 +97.50%
Yorkshire -11 2 £95 -
Midlands -12 2 £494 +64.58% 2
North of England -13 2 £95 -
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 12 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (33.33%) Migration
3 9 (30.00%) Moodle
4 6 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 6 (20.00%) PHP
4 6 (20.00%) Project Management
5 5 (16.67%) Windows
5 5 (16.67%) Linux
5 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 4 (13.33%) Supplier Management
6 4 (13.33%) Unix
6 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 4 (13.33%) Java
6 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (10.00%) Blackboard
7 3 (10.00%) vSphere
7 3 (10.00%) Service Management
7 3 (10.00%) Firmware
7 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (10.00%) ITIL
7 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
7 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (10.00%) Degree
7 3 (10.00%) VMware
7 3 (10.00%) e-Learning

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 9 (30.00%) Moodle
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) Alfresco
3 1 (3.33%) Blackboard Learn
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.67%) Legal
1 2 (6.67%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Technologist
4 2 (6.67%) Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Project Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Developer
5 1 (3.33%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Moodle Developer
5 1 (3.33%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Blog
2 1 (3.33%) Podcast
2 1 (3.33%) SCORM
2 1 (3.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Unix
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (33.33%) Migration
3 6 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 6 (20.00%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.33%) Supplier Management
6 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL
6 3 (10.00%) Service Management
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) Content Management
7 2 (6.67%) Digital Content Management
7 2 (6.67%) ITSM
7 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (6.67%) System Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (3.33%) Network Management
8 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) PHP
2 4 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Postgraduate
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Firmware
1 3 (10.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.00%) Blackboard
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Adobe