The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VLE in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VLE over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 140 -
Contract jobs citing VLE 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.033% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £388 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £394 £383
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.50 £16.61
% change year-on-year - -6.68%  

VLE is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 578 756 642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.50% 25.13% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 455 386
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 45
Median hourly rate £15.13 £15.32 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.24% -21.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.50 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

VLE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing VLE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for VLE in the West Midlands

VLE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLE in the West Midlands

VLE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLE in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VLE.

1 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Moodle
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis

VLE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (25.00%) Moodle
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Process Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Process Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technologist
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis