The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Bedford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 9 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PDA 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.86% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £351 £288
% change year-on-year
-39.50% +22.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.21% +23.33%
Miscellaneous Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 40.00% 14.29% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Average daily rate £258 £168 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.73% -35.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.39 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.64% -54.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
PDA
Bedfordshire

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PDA across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

PDA
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing PDA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PDA.

1 1 (50.00%) Altiris
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing PDA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PDA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Altiris
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix