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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 555 514 498
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -16
Contract jobs citing PDA 34 46 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.097% 0.100%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 10
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£215 £250 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +69.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £150 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £325 £205
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £313 £138
% change year-on-year
-45.60% +127.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 16
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £10.10 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £14.90 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -31.42%
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
15520 15026 13698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.71% 31.76% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10130 9507 8217
Average daily rate £425 £408 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 635 778
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -7 8 £225 -30.76% 1
South East -35 8 £130 -58.09% 3
London +12 6 £320 +60.00% 6
South West -33 5 £678 +59.47%
East of England -7 1 £113 -38.85% 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 54 (75.00%) Windows
2 42 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 39 (54.17%) MS Office
4 35 (48.61%) Active Directory
5 33 (45.83%) Blackberry
6 28 (38.89%) Citrix
7 27 (37.50%) Windows 7
8 24 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (31.94%) Windows XP
10 20 (27.78%) MS Exchange
11 19 (26.39%) DNS
11 19 (26.39%) Security Cleared
12 18 (25.00%) SCCM
12 18 (25.00%) VMware
13 17 (23.61%) DHCP
13 17 (23.61%) SAN
13 17 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (23.61%) SC Cleared
13 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (22.22%) Dell
15 15 (20.83%) MS Excel
15 15 (20.83%) XenDesktop
16 14 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
17 13 (18.06%) ITIL
18 10 (13.89%) VLAN
18 10 (13.89%) TCP/IP
18 10 (13.89%) NAS
18 10 (13.89%) XenApp
18 10 (13.89%) XenServer
19 9 (12.50%) VPN

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 20 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 14 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.56%) Lync
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 39 (54.17%) MS Office
2 15 (20.83%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.39%) DNS
2 17 (23.61%) DHCP
2 17 (23.61%) SAN
3 10 (13.89%) VLAN
3 10 (13.89%) TCP/IP
3 10 (13.89%) NAS
4 9 (12.50%) VPN
4 9 (12.50%) LAN
5 7 (9.72%) WAN
5 7 (9.72%) Ethernet
6 6 (8.33%) FTP
6 6 (8.33%) SMTP
6 6 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (8.33%) iSCSI
7 5 (6.94%) RTSP
8 4 (5.56%) Wireless
9 2 (2.78%) Internet
9 2 (2.78%) Firewall
10 1 (1.39%) VoLTE
10 1 (1.39%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MSI
2 1 (1.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (1.39%) WinRunner
2 1 (1.39%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.17%) Back Office
2 3 (4.17%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Law
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) Desktop Support
3 12 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 11 (15.28%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (13.89%) Service Analyst
5 10 (13.89%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
7 8 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (9.72%) Support Analyst
9 6 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
10 5 (6.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (6.94%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (6.94%) Junior
11 4 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
11 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 4 (5.56%) Rollout Engineer
12 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) MEAP
1 1 (1.39%) HTML5
1 1 (1.39%) Sencha Touch
1 1 (1.39%) BAPI
1 1 (1.39%) HTML
1 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (45.83%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.72%) iPad
3 5 (6.94%) iPhone
4 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.78%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.39%) Celerra
7 1 (1.39%) GIS
7 1 (1.39%) Handset
7 1 (1.39%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.39%) Clustering
7 1 (1.39%) Statistics
7 1 (1.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 54 (75.00%) Windows
2 27 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 24 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (31.94%) Windows XP
5 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 5 (6.94%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (4.17%) Windows Phone
8 3 (4.17%) Android
9 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.39%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (1.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) ITIL
2 7 (9.72%) Service Delivery
3 5 (6.94%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (6.94%) Software Deployment
4 4 (5.56%) CAD
5 2 (2.78%) CRM
5 2 (2.78%) Document Management
5 2 (2.78%) Practice Management
6 1 (1.39%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.39%) Data Entry
6 1 (1.39%) Test Automation
6 1 (1.39%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.39%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.39%) Time Management
6 1 (1.39%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (1.39%) Change Management
6 1 (1.39%) Service Management
6 1 (1.39%) Validation
6 1 (1.39%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.39%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) Java
2 4 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (26.39%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.61%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.56%) MCP
4 4 (5.56%) Degree
5 3 (4.17%) MCSE
5 3 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.78%) MCSA
6 2 (2.78%) MCDST
7 1 (1.39%) MCTS
7 1 (1.39%) MCITP
7 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.39%) MOS
7 1 (1.39%) CCNP
7 1 (1.39%) CCNA
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) PAS 55
2 1 (1.39%) GxP
System Software
1 35 (48.61%) Active Directory
2 17 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (20.83%) XenDesktop
4 10 (13.89%) XenApp
4 10 (13.89%) XenServer
5 8 (11.11%) VMware Server
6 6 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 6 (8.33%) vSphere
7 3 (4.17%) MetaFrame
7 3 (4.17%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.39%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (25.00%) SCCM
2 7 (9.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.39%) Netcool
Vendors
1 42 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 28 (38.89%) Citrix
3 18 (25.00%) VMware
4 16 (22.22%) Dell
5 7 (9.72%) Symantec
6 5 (6.94%) HP
7 4 (5.56%) Avaya
8 3 (4.17%) Acronis
9 2 (2.78%) Cisco
9 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.39%) Appcelerator
10 1 (1.39%) Sencha
10 1 (1.39%) Syclo
10 1 (1.39%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.39%) Infor
10 1 (1.39%) SAP
10 1 (1.39%) Oracle
10 1 (1.39%) Sybase
10 1 (1.39%) EMC
10 1 (1.39%) Veritas
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