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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 606 587 561
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -26
Contract jobs citing PDA 7 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.059% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.043% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 4
Median daily rate £108 £135 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.37% -41.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £135 £75
% change year-on-year
+96.29% +80.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £19.25 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.59% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £14.85 £16.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £12.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -3.84%
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
16276 16565 16048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.19% 32.50% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10662 10555 9948
Median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 610 656
Median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -16.66%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing PDA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -18 4 - - 1
East of England +11 1 - -
Yorkshire -1 1 £108 -68.38% 1
West Midlands -20 1 - -
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PDA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PDA.

1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) MS Office
3 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 8 (38.10%) SLA
5 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 6 (28.57%) Citrix
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 5 (23.81%) Blackberry
8 4 (19.05%) Banking
8 4 (19.05%) Back Office
8 4 (19.05%) Symantec
8 4 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 4 (19.05%) Java
9 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
10 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
10 2 (9.52%) Software Deployment
10 2 (9.52%) Degree
10 2 (9.52%) LANDesk
10 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
10 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
10 2 (9.52%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (9.52%) Logistics
10 2 (9.52%) Smartphone
10 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
10 2 (9.52%) Finance
10 2 (9.52%) Validation

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.76%) Acrobat
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 4 (19.05%) Back Office
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Desktop Engineer
1 5 (23.81%) Desktop Support
1 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) IMAC Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Deskside Support
4 2 (9.52%) IMAC Support
5 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Packager
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Architect
5 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Procurement Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Logistics
2 2 (9.52%) Software Deployment
2 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (9.52%) Validation
3 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.76%) Data Validation
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.76%) Line Management
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.76%) Project Management
3 1 (4.76%) Software Delivery
3 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.76%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Citrix
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Symantec
4 2 (9.52%) Apple
4 2 (9.52%) LANDesk
4 2 (9.52%) Lotus
5 1 (4.76%) Adobe
5 1 (4.76%) AppSense
5 1 (4.76%) Bomgar
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Peregrine
5 1 (4.76%) Remedy
5 1 (4.76%) TIBCO
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
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