The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 541 498 516
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +18
Contract jobs citing PDA 29 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.095% 0.083%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.35% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 13
Average daily rate
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£120 £153 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.31% -15.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £136 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £287 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £153 £220
% change year-on-year
-27.86% -30.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £10.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £23.55 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £17.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-24.63% +38.00%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12747 12539 13335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.82% 26.96% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7819 7733 7815
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 555 706
Average hourly rate £20.13 £22.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% -10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
PDA
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 12 - - 1
North West +4 6 - - 1
London -17 3 £115 -30.82% 7
South West -29 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +7 2 - -
South East -13 2 £413 +214.28% 2
East Midlands -4 1 £120 -
North East - - - -
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 37 (82.22%) Windows
2 29 (64.44%) Microsoft
3 23 (51.11%) MS Office
4 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
5 20 (44.44%) Blackberry
6 19 (42.22%) SCCM
7 18 (40.00%) MS Exchange
8 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (33.33%) Dell
9 15 (33.33%) Citrix
9 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
10 14 (31.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (31.11%) Windows XP
11 13 (28.89%) DHCP
11 13 (28.89%) XenApp
12 12 (26.67%) XenServer
12 12 (26.67%) XenDesktop
12 12 (26.67%) NAS
12 12 (26.67%) VLAN
12 12 (26.67%) VMware
12 12 (26.67%) DNS
12 12 (26.67%) SAN
13 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
13 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
13 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
14 6 (13.33%) Acronis
15 5 (11.11%) Finance
15 5 (11.11%) VMware Server

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 18 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (31.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.44%) ColdFusion
3 2 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (51.11%) MS Office
2 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.44%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.89%) DHCP
2 12 (26.67%) VLAN
2 12 (26.67%) NAS
2 12 (26.67%) DNS
2 12 (26.67%) SAN
3 4 (8.89%) VPN
4 2 (4.44%) Internet
4 2 (4.44%) 3G
4 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.44%) Broadband
5 1 (2.22%) GPRS
5 1 (2.22%) LAN
5 1 (2.22%) VoIP
5 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) DataStage
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (15.56%) Desktop Support
4 6 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) IT Support
6 4 (8.89%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Project Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
1 2 (4.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.22%) .NET Compact Framework
2 1 (2.22%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (44.44%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.67%) Handset
2 3 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.67%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (82.22%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 14 (31.11%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Vista
5 3 (6.67%) Android
5 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.22%) Windows CE
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.11%) Time Management
2 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.67%) ITIL
4 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.44%) Project Management
4 2 (4.44%) Service Management
4 2 (4.44%) PDM
4 2 (4.44%) Information Assurance
4 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (4.44%) Waterfall
4 2 (4.44%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.44%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (2.22%) Document Management
5 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.22%) Practice Management
5 1 (2.22%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) C#
2 2 (4.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) MCP
3 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (28.89%) XenApp
3 12 (26.67%) XenServer
3 12 (26.67%) XenDesktop
4 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (11.11%) VMware Server
6 2 (4.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (42.22%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) Sysprep
3 1 (2.22%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 29 (64.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (33.33%) Dell
2 15 (33.33%) Citrix
3 12 (26.67%) VMware
4 6 (13.33%) Acronis
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco
5 2 (4.44%) Altiris
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) Remedy
5 2 (4.44%) Toshiba
6 1 (2.22%) CA
6 1 (2.22%) Motorola
6 1 (2.22%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.22%) WatchGuard
6 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
London
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Rate: £0 - £27,000 per year
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Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £200 - £210 per day + or £35k - £50k pro rata on FTC
Posted: 7 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago