The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank - 77 68
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - 0.095% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.41% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £101
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £345 £270
% change year-on-year
-47.82% +27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £13.88
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +44.14%
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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 Buckinghamshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
282 245 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.02% 23.33% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 101 114
Average daily rate £345 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 22
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £12.50 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £22.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (20.00%) CA
4 1 (20.00%) Motorola
4 1 (20.00%) Unicenter

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) 3G
2 1 (20.00%) Broadband
2 1 (20.00%) GPRS
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Compact Framework
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (20.00%) Windows CE
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) Motorola