The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank - - 116
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - - 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £201 £351
% change year-on-year
-32.91% -42.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -25.71%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
749 727 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.89% 28.48% 27.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 343 217
Average daily rate £385 £348 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.79% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 32
Average hourly rate £17.36 £16.61 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% -10.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £10.38 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £22.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PDA across the Berkshire region.

PDA Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PDA across the Berkshire region.

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Netcool
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Deskside Support
1 1 (50.00%) Deskside Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCTS
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (50.00%) Netcool
1 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) VMware