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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 543 546 507
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -39
Contract jobs citing PDA 36 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.033% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.10% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 10
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£165 £350 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.85% +133.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £121 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £396 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £351
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -21.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £22.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £18.50
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
15637 15569 13403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.89% 31.78% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9740 9813 8201
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 619 569
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

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 6 May 2015.

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
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 6 May 2015. 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 -4 8 £130 -67.17% 6
South East -8 6 £140 -60.00% 2
West Midlands -10 6 £108 -13.13%
East of England +10 5 £265 - 1
South West +14 4 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £340 -
North East - 3 £484 -
North West -19 1 - -
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 51 (70.83%) Windows
2 36 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 35 (48.61%) Active Directory
3 35 (48.61%) Windows 7
4 32 (44.44%) MS Office
5 29 (40.28%) Windows XP
6 28 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (34.72%) Citrix
8 22 (30.56%) MS Excel
9 19 (26.39%) LAN
9 19 (26.39%) ITIL
9 19 (26.39%) Blackberry
10 16 (22.22%) WAN
11 15 (20.83%) SharePoint
12 14 (19.44%) MS Exchange
12 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (18.06%) Windows 2000 Server
13 13 (18.06%) SC Cleared
13 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
13 13 (18.06%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (18.06%) VMware
14 11 (15.28%) SAN
14 11 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (13.89%) DHCP
16 9 (12.50%) VPN
16 9 (12.50%) SQL
17 8 (11.11%) DNS
17 8 (11.11%) SCCM
17 8 (11.11%) Mobile App
18 7 (9.72%) XenDesktop

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 15 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 14 (19.44%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (44.44%) MS Office
2 22 (30.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.39%) LAN
2 16 (22.22%) WAN
3 11 (15.28%) SAN
4 10 (13.89%) DHCP
5 9 (12.50%) VPN
6 8 (11.11%) DNS
7 7 (9.72%) TCP/IP
8 5 (6.94%) Internet
9 4 (5.56%) VLAN
9 4 (5.56%) iSCSI
9 4 (5.56%) NAS
9 4 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (5.56%) Ethernet
9 4 (5.56%) FTP
9 4 (5.56%) SMTP
10 3 (4.17%) Firewall
10 3 (4.17%) RTSP
11 2 (2.78%) Wireless
12 1 (1.39%) VoIP
12 1 (1.39%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) DB2
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) WinRunner
1 3 (4.17%) TestDirector
1 3 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.94%) Back Office
2 3 (4.17%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Retail
3 2 (2.78%) Japanese Language
3 2 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (38.89%) Analyst
2 21 (29.17%) Service Analyst
3 18 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (23.61%) Desktop Support
5 15 (20.83%) 1st Line Support
6 13 (18.06%) Help Desk Analyst
7 12 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
8 9 (12.50%) Support Engineer
9 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (6.94%) VMware Engineer
10 5 (6.94%) Support Analyst
11 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
11 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
12 3 (4.17%) Deskside Support
12 3 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
12 3 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
12 3 (4.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.39%) CSS
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) WCF
2 1 (1.39%) HTML5
2 1 (1.39%) CSS3
2 1 (1.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.39%) Blackberry
2 8 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.17%) Open Source
4 3 (4.17%) Handset
4 3 (4.17%) CLARiiON
4 3 (4.17%) Clustering
4 3 (4.17%) Celerra
5 2 (2.78%) iPhone
6 1 (1.39%) EPoS
6 1 (1.39%) GIS
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (70.83%) Windows
2 35 (48.61%) Windows 7
3 29 (40.28%) Windows XP
4 28 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (18.06%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.17%) AIX
7 3 (4.17%) UNIX
8 1 (1.39%) Android
8 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) ITIL
2 6 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (6.94%) Migration
3 5 (6.94%) Data Migration
3 5 (6.94%) Configuration Management
3 5 (6.94%) Web Application Development
4 3 (4.17%) Software Deployment
4 3 (4.17%) Test Automation
4 3 (4.17%) Test Scripting
4 3 (4.17%) Change Management
4 3 (4.17%) Validation
4 3 (4.17%) Software Testing
4 3 (4.17%) Business Continuity
5 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (2.78%) Electronic Design Automation
5 2 (2.78%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.39%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (1.39%) MVC
6 1 (1.39%) Project Management
6 1 (1.39%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.50%) SQL
2 5 (6.94%) Java
3 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.39%) C
3 1 (1.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) ITIL Certification
1 13 (18.06%) SC Cleared
1 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.56%) MCSE
2 4 (5.56%) MCSA
3 3 (4.17%) CCNP
3 3 (4.17%) CCNA
3 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.17%) MCP
3 3 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (4.17%) MCTS
3 3 (4.17%) MCITP
4 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.78%) Degree
4 2 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.39%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (48.61%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.72%) XenDesktop
4 6 (8.33%) vSphere
4 6 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 5 (6.94%) XenApp
6 4 (5.56%) XenServer
7 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
7 3 (4.17%) VMware Server
7 3 (4.17%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.39%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) SCCM
2 5 (6.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.78%) Netcool
Vendors
1 36 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (34.72%) Citrix
3 13 (18.06%) VMware
4 6 (8.33%) Cisco
5 5 (6.94%) Symantec
6 4 (5.56%) McAfee
6 4 (5.56%) Dell
7 3 (4.17%) EMC
7 3 (4.17%) Veritas
8 1 (1.39%) Reuters
8 1 (1.39%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.39%) Cognos
8 1 (1.39%) LANDesk
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