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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 539 512 519
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Contract jobs citing PDA 40 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.082% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.31% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 14
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£160 £200 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £136 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £342 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £328 £270
% change year-on-year
-66.48% +21.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £23.85 £21.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +24.13%
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
13068 12980 13762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.10% 26.74% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7907 8091 8150
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 558 730
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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
West Midlands +3 17 £210 - 2
London -1 6 £133 -33.75% 5
North West -2 6 - - 1
South West -29 6 - -
Yorkshire -1 2 - - 1
South East -5 2 £413 +214.28% 1
North East - - - -
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 45 (80.36%) Windows
2 35 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 31 (55.36%) MS Office
4 29 (51.79%) Active Directory
4 29 (51.79%) Blackberry
5 26 (46.43%) SCCM
6 24 (42.86%) MS Exchange
7 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (37.50%) Dell
8 21 (37.50%) Citrix
9 19 (33.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (33.93%) Windows 7
10 18 (32.14%) Windows XP
10 18 (32.14%) DNS
11 17 (30.36%) DHCP
11 17 (30.36%) Exchange Server 2003
12 16 (28.57%) XenApp
13 15 (26.79%) XenServer
13 15 (26.79%) XenDesktop
13 15 (26.79%) NAS
13 15 (26.79%) VLAN
13 15 (26.79%) VMware
13 15 (26.79%) SAN
14 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
14 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
14 13 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (19.64%) MS Excel
16 8 (14.29%) VMware Server
17 7 (12.50%) VPN
17 7 (12.50%) ITIL

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 17 (30.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (5.36%) Lync
4 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.57%) ColdFusion
4 2 (3.57%) IIS
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (55.36%) MS Office
2 11 (19.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.57%) MS Project
3 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.14%) DNS
2 17 (30.36%) DHCP
3 15 (26.79%) NAS
3 15 (26.79%) VLAN
3 15 (26.79%) SAN
4 7 (12.50%) VPN
5 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.57%) Internet
6 2 (3.57%) 3G
6 2 (3.57%) Broadband
7 1 (1.79%) Firewall
7 1 (1.79%) GPRS
7 1 (1.79%) LAN
7 1 (1.79%) VoIP
7 1 (1.79%) WAN
7 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) DataStage
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Law
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Analyst
2 11 (19.64%) Support Engineer
2 11 (19.64%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (16.07%) Desktop Support
3 9 (16.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Service Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
8 4 (7.14%) IT Support
9 2 (3.57%) Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Middleware
1 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) .NET Compact Framework
2 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (51.79%) Blackberry
2 5 (8.93%) iPad
3 3 (5.36%) iPhone
3 3 (5.36%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.36%) Handset
3 3 (5.36%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (80.36%) Windows
2 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (33.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (33.93%) Windows 7
4 18 (32.14%) Windows XP
5 4 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.36%) Android
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.79%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.50%) ITIL
2 5 (8.93%) Service Delivery
2 5 (8.93%) Time Management
3 3 (5.36%) CAD
4 2 (3.57%) Service Management
4 2 (3.57%) Project Management
4 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.57%) Information Assurance
4 2 (3.57%) PDM
4 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (3.57%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (3.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.79%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.79%) Document Management
5 1 (1.79%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.79%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) Java
3 2 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
1 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) MCITP
4 1 (1.79%) MCP
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (51.79%) Active Directory
2 16 (28.57%) XenApp
3 15 (26.79%) XenServer
3 15 (26.79%) XenDesktop
4 13 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (14.29%) VMware Server
6 5 (8.93%) Terminal Services
7 3 (5.36%) MetaFrame
8 1 (1.79%) UAG
Systems Management
1 26 (46.43%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.57%) Sysprep
3 1 (1.79%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 35 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (37.50%) Dell
2 21 (37.50%) Citrix
3 15 (26.79%) VMware
4 6 (10.71%) Acronis
5 5 (8.93%) HP
6 3 (5.36%) Avaya
7 2 (3.57%) Toshiba
7 2 (3.57%) Symantec
7 2 (3.57%) Remedy
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco
7 2 (3.57%) Altiris
7 2 (3.57%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.79%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.79%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.79%) CA
8 1 (1.79%) Motorola
8 1 (1.79%) Apple
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