Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 859 801 861
Rank change year-on-year -58 +60 -33
Contract jobs citing VLE 25 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.023% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.073% 0.068% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 15
UK median daily rate £285 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.64% -26.67% +53.06%
10th Percentile £110 £117 £255
90th Percentile £546 £383 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £250 £375
% change year-on-year +80.00% -33.33% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
UK median hourly rate - £15.28 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.24% -29.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.28 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +22.24% -26.31%

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 34,295 30,679 35,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.94% 33.65% 33.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,535 19,896 23,168
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £260 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,063 1,086 1,259
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.99 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.36% -1.66% +21.94%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.22 £19.30 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.95% -8.08% +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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -12 25 £285 -12.31% 8
UK excluding London -13 19 £450 +80.00% 5
South East - 8 - - 1
London -42 6 £222 -31.77% 4
North of England -6 5 £375 - 1
Yorkshire -13 5 £375 -
Midlands -3 3 £500 +66.67% 2
East Midlands -8 3 £500 +100.00%
East of England - 2 - -
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 (48.00%) Migration
2 11 (44.00%) Project Management
3 10 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 9 (36.00%) Moodle
5 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (24.00%) Data Migration
7 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
8 4 (16.00%) ITIL
8 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (16.00%) Java
8 4 (16.00%) PHP
8 4 (16.00%) Linux
8 4 (16.00%) Service Management
8 4 (16.00%) ITSM
8 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (12.00%) Blackboard
9 3 (12.00%) vSphere
9 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
9 3 (12.00%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (12.00%) Supplier Management
9 3 (12.00%) Degree
9 3 (12.00%) System Testing
9 3 (12.00%) VMware
9 3 (12.00%) e-Learning
9 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.00%) Unix
9 3 (12.00%) Windows
9 3 (12.00%) Firmware

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 (36.00%) Moodle
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Alfresco
3 1 (4.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (8.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) e-Learning Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Project Implementation Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) e-Learning
2 2 (8.00%) Graphic Design
2 2 (8.00%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Unix
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Migration
2 11 (44.00%) Project Management
3 10 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (24.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL
6 4 (16.00%) ITSM
6 4 (16.00%) Service Management
7 3 (12.00%) Supplier Management
7 3 (12.00%) System Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.00%) Content Development
8 2 (8.00%) Content Management
8 2 (8.00%) Digital Content Management
9 1 (4.00%) Instructional Design
9 1 (4.00%) Pedagogy
9 1 (4.00%) Service Design
9 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
1 4 (16.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Firmware
1 3 (12.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.00%) Adobe
3 3 (12.00%) Blackboard
3 3 (12.00%) VMware