The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 553 527 512
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -15
Contract jobs citing PDA 37 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.075% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 11
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£180 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £400 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £333 £255
% change year-on-year
-45.98% +30.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £9.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £9.00 £6.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £9.00 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £9.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+88.88% -28.00%
PDA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16576 15446 15439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.09% 32.24% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10527 9861 9233
Average daily rate £420 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 609 742
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.57 £43.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in England

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in England

PDA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PDA across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

PDA Daily Rate Histogram in England

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in England

PDA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PDA across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

PDA Hourly Rate Histogram in England

PDA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 13 £165 -17.50% 2
West Midlands -13 7 £240 +60.00% 3
South East -25 5 - - 2
North West -7 4 £180 - 2
South West -31 4 - - 2
Yorkshire -1 2 £125 - 1
East of England - - - -
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 52 (78.79%) Windows
2 38 (57.58%) Blackberry
3 37 (56.06%) MS Office
4 36 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
6 28 (42.42%) Citrix
7 26 (39.39%) SCCM
8 24 (36.36%) MS Exchange
9 22 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (31.82%) Dell
10 21 (31.82%) Security Cleared
10 21 (31.82%) Windows 7
11 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (30.30%) DNS
12 19 (28.79%) DHCP
12 19 (28.79%) SC Cleared
13 18 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
13 18 (27.27%) VMware
13 18 (27.27%) Windows XP
14 17 (25.76%) SAN
14 17 (25.76%) XenDesktop
15 16 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (22.73%) NAS
16 15 (22.73%) XenApp
16 15 (22.73%) XenServer
16 15 (22.73%) VLAN
17 11 (16.67%) MS Excel
18 9 (13.64%) TCP/IP
19 8 (12.12%) VMware Server
19 8 (12.12%) ITIL

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 24 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 18 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.06%) Lync
4 2 (3.03%) IIS
4 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.03%) ColdFusion
4 2 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 37 (56.06%) MS Office
2 11 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.03%) MS Project
3 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 20 (30.30%) DNS
2 19 (28.79%) DHCP
3 17 (25.76%) SAN
4 15 (22.73%) VLAN
4 15 (22.73%) NAS
5 9 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 5 (7.58%) VPN
7 3 (4.55%) Ethernet
8 2 (3.03%) FTP
8 2 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.03%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.03%) Wireless
8 2 (3.03%) RTSP
8 2 (3.03%) SMTP
9 1 (1.52%) 4G
9 1 (1.52%) VoLTE
9 1 (1.52%) 3G
9 1 (1.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MSI
2 1 (1.52%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Legal
3 2 (3.03%) Back Office
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Analyst
2 12 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (13.64%) Support Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Desktop Support
3 9 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) VMware Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.58%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Service Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Rollout Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) IT Support
9 2 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) Middleware
2 1 (1.52%) BAPI
2 1 (1.52%) HTML5
2 1 (1.52%) Sencha Touch
2 1 (1.52%) MEAP
2 1 (1.52%) HTML
2 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (57.58%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.61%) iPad
3 5 (7.58%) iPhone
4 3 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.55%) Handset
4 3 (4.55%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.52%) NHS
6 1 (1.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 52 (78.79%) Windows
2 22 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (31.82%) Windows 7
4 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (27.27%) Windows XP
6 7 (10.61%) Apple iOS
7 4 (6.06%) Android
8 3 (4.55%) Windows Phone
9 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.03%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.52%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.12%) ITIL
2 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 5 (7.58%) Time Management
3 5 (7.58%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (6.06%) CAD
5 2 (3.03%) Project Management
5 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.03%) CRM
5 2 (3.03%) Practice Management
5 2 (3.03%) Information Assurance
5 2 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (3.03%) Software Deployment
5 2 (3.03%) Document Management
5 2 (3.03%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (1.52%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (1.52%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.52%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.52%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.52%) Validation
6 1 (1.52%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.12%) Java
2 2 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 19 (28.79%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.03%) MCP
6 1 (1.52%) MCSE
6 1 (1.52%) MOS
6 1 (1.52%) MCDST
6 1 (1.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) GxP
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
1 1 (1.52%) PAS 55
System Software
1 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 17 (25.76%) XenDesktop
3 16 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (22.73%) XenApp
4 15 (22.73%) XenServer
5 8 (12.12%) VMware Server
6 5 (7.58%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.55%) MetaFrame
8 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
8 2 (3.03%) vSphere
9 1 (1.52%) UAG
9 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (39.39%) SCCM
2 7 (10.61%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.03%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 36 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 28 (42.42%) Citrix
3 21 (31.82%) Dell
4 18 (27.27%) VMware
5 7 (10.61%) Symantec
6 6 (9.09%) Acronis
7 5 (7.58%) HP
8 4 (6.06%) Avaya
9 2 (3.03%) Altiris
9 2 (3.03%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.52%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.52%) Infor
10 1 (1.52%) Sencha
10 1 (1.52%) Syclo
10 1 (1.52%) Appcelerator
10 1 (1.52%) Apple
10 1 (1.52%) Oracle
10 1 (1.52%) Sybase
10 1 (1.52%) SAP
10 1 (1.52%) Cisco
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago