The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 204 221 215
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs citing PDA 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.050% 0.056% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.15% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£165 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £333 £160
% change year-on-year
-45.98% +108.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -4.00%
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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 City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2091 2727 2632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.71% 37.91% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1578 2064 1960
Average daily rate £466 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 47 65
Average hourly rate £15.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.69 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £41.53 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

PDA
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) Dell
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Back Office
4 1 (25.00%) Practice Management
4 1 (25.00%) Legal
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Document Management

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Practice Management
1 1 (25.00%) Document Management
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) Dell