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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 537 534 548
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing PDA 36 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.077% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 15
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£180 £213 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -11.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £149 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £414 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £345 £255
% change year-on-year
-47.82% +35.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 11
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +76.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £19.60 £6.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.60 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £13.88
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +44.14%
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
16169 15199 16503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.02% 31.48% 30.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9954 9539 9756
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 594 814
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.80 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% -26.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +10 9 £165 -17.50% 5
West Midlands -12 9 £210 -47.50% 1
North West +2 6 £180 -57.89% 7
South West -20 5 - - 10
South East -14 4 £413 +55.66% 7
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 4
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (81.25%) Windows
2 38 (59.38%) Blackberry
3 36 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 35 (54.69%) MS Office
5 32 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 26 (40.63%) SCCM
7 25 (39.06%) MS Exchange
7 25 (39.06%) Citrix
8 22 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (34.38%) Windows 7
9 21 (32.81%) Dell
9 21 (32.81%) Windows XP
10 20 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (28.13%) DNS
11 18 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2003
12 17 (26.56%) DHCP
12 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
13 16 (25.00%) XenApp
14 15 (23.44%) XenServer
14 15 (23.44%) XenDesktop
14 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
14 15 (23.44%) NAS
14 15 (23.44%) SAN
14 15 (23.44%) VLAN
14 15 (23.44%) VMware
15 13 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (17.19%) MS Excel
17 8 (12.50%) VMware Server
17 8 (12.50%) ITIL
18 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 25 (39.06%) MS Exchange
2 18 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.69%) Lync
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.13%) ColdFusion
4 2 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.13%) IIS
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 35 (54.69%) MS Office
2 11 (17.19%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.13%) MS Project
3 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.13%) DNS
2 17 (26.56%) DHCP
3 15 (23.44%) SAN
3 15 (23.44%) VLAN
3 15 (23.44%) NAS
4 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.81%) VPN
6 2 (3.13%) Broadband
6 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.13%) Wireless
6 2 (3.13%) Internet
6 2 (3.13%) 3G
7 1 (1.56%) Firewall
7 1 (1.56%) GPRS
7 1 (1.56%) LAN
7 1 (1.56%) VoIP
7 1 (1.56%) WAN
7 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) DataStage
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 5 (7.81%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.69%) Legal
4 2 (3.13%) Law
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Analyst
2 12 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (14.06%) Desktop Support
3 9 (14.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Service Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.69%) IT Support
9 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Developer
9 2 (3.13%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) Middleware
1 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
2 1 (1.56%) HTML
2 1 (1.56%) BAPI
2 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.56%) HTML5
2 1 (1.56%) Sencha Touch
2 1 (1.56%) .NET Compact Framework
2 1 (1.56%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (59.38%) Blackberry
2 6 (9.38%) iPad
3 4 (6.25%) iPhone
4 3 (4.69%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.69%) Handset
4 3 (4.69%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.13%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.56%) Statistics
6 1 (1.56%) NHS
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 52 (81.25%) Windows
2 22 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 22 (34.38%) Windows 7
3 21 (32.81%) Windows XP
4 20 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.94%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Vista
6 4 (6.25%) Android
7 3 (4.69%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.56%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (1.56%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.50%) ITIL
2 6 (9.38%) Service Delivery
3 5 (7.81%) Time Management
4 4 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (4.69%) Service Management
5 3 (4.69%) Document Management
5 3 (4.69%) Practice Management
5 3 (4.69%) CRM
5 3 (4.69%) CAD
6 2 (3.13%) Project Management
6 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.13%) PDM
6 2 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.13%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.13%) Information Assurance
6 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (3.13%) Waterfall
6 2 (3.13%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) Java
2 4 (6.25%) SQL
3 2 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
2 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (3.13%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.56%) MOS
5 1 (1.56%) MCITP
5 1 (1.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) PAS 55
2 1 (1.56%) GxP
System Software
1 32 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.00%) XenApp
3 15 (23.44%) XenServer
3 15 (23.44%) XenDesktop
4 13 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (12.50%) VMware Server
6 5 (7.81%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.69%) MetaFrame
8 1 (1.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 26 (40.63%) SCCM
2 5 (7.81%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.13%) Sysprep
4 1 (1.56%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 36 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 25 (39.06%) Citrix
3 21 (32.81%) Dell
4 15 (23.44%) VMware
5 6 (9.38%) Acronis
6 5 (7.81%) Symantec
7 4 (6.25%) HP
8 3 (4.69%) Avaya
9 2 (3.13%) Remedy
9 2 (3.13%) Cisco
9 2 (3.13%) Altiris
9 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.56%) Syclo
10 1 (1.56%) Appcelerator
10 1 (1.56%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.56%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.56%) Infor
10 1 (1.56%) Sencha
10 1 (1.56%) CA
10 1 (1.56%) Motorola
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