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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank - 200 220
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.034% 0.083%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.095% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Average daily rate
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- £140 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -39.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £120 £328
% change year-on-year
+106.25% -63.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £15.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -15.27%
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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
2046 2102 2798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.07% 36.15% 38.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1478 2063
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 64
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £36.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +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 25 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Handset
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) CLARiiON
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) Celerra
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Handset
1 1 (100.00%) CLARiiON
1 1 (100.00%) Celerra
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware