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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 519 492 460
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -32
Contract jobs citing PDA 37 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.27% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 11
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£215 £250 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £348 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £325 £138
% change year-on-year
-56.92% +136.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 18
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £14.70 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.55 £20.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -11.42%
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
14088 13956 12666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.50% 31.38% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8983 8772 7701
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 575 753
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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
West Midlands 0 9 £225 -30.76% 2
South East -17 9 £130 -62.85% 2
London -7 7 £475 +216.66% 3
South West -23 5 £678 +59.47% 1
East of England +1 2 £244 +43.38% 2
North West -7 1 £290 +22.10% 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 55 (74.32%) Windows
2 42 (56.76%) MS Office
3 38 (51.35%) Microsoft
4 34 (45.95%) Blackberry
5 33 (44.59%) Active Directory
5 33 (44.59%) Windows 7
6 30 (40.54%) Citrix
7 27 (36.49%) Windows XP
8 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (24.32%) MS Excel
10 17 (22.97%) MS Exchange
10 17 (22.97%) ITIL
11 16 (21.62%) VMware
11 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
12 15 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (20.27%) SAN
12 15 (20.27%) TCP/IP
12 15 (20.27%) DNS
13 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
14 13 (17.57%) LAN
14 13 (17.57%) DHCP
15 12 (16.22%) Norton AntiVirus
15 12 (16.22%) Dell
15 12 (16.22%) Symantec
16 11 (14.86%) Java
16 11 (14.86%) SCCM
16 11 (14.86%) XenDesktop
17 10 (13.51%) WAN
17 10 (13.51%) SharePoint

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 17 (22.97%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.51%) SharePoint
3 9 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (5.41%) Lync
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 42 (56.76%) MS Office
2 18 (24.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.27%) DNS
1 15 (20.27%) SAN
1 15 (20.27%) TCP/IP
2 13 (17.57%) LAN
2 13 (17.57%) DHCP
3 10 (13.51%) WAN
4 9 (12.16%) VPN
5 7 (9.46%) Ethernet
6 6 (8.11%) FTP
6 6 (8.11%) SMTP
6 6 (8.11%) VLAN
6 6 (8.11%) iSCSI
6 6 (8.11%) NAS
6 6 (8.11%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (6.76%) RTSP
8 4 (5.41%) Firewall
8 4 (5.41%) Wireless
8 4 (5.41%) Internet
9 1 (1.35%) 3G
9 1 (1.35%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MSI
2 1 (1.35%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (1.35%) WinRunner
2 1 (1.35%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (9.46%) Back Office
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Legal
3 3 (4.05%) Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Analyst
2 17 (22.97%) Desktop Support
3 16 (21.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (17.57%) Service Analyst
4 13 (17.57%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (14.86%) Help Desk Analyst
6 9 (12.16%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (12.16%) Support Engineer
6 9 (12.16%) Help Desk Support
7 7 (9.46%) Support Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) VMware Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Desktop Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (6.76%) Junior
10 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 4 (5.41%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
10 4 (5.41%) Rollout Engineer
11 3 (4.05%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) HTML
1 2 (2.70%) .NET
1 2 (2.70%) HTML5
1 2 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (1.35%) BAPI
2 1 (1.35%) WCF
2 1 (1.35%) CSS3
2 1 (1.35%) Sencha Touch
2 1 (1.35%) MEAP
2 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (45.95%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.46%) iPad
3 5 (6.76%) iPhone
3 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.05%) Celerra
5 3 (4.05%) Handset
5 3 (4.05%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.35%) Clustering
6 1 (1.35%) Statistics
6 1 (1.35%) NHS
6 1 (1.35%) GIS
6 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 55 (74.32%) Windows
2 33 (44.59%) Windows 7
3 27 (36.49%) Windows XP
4 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.05%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.35%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (1.35%) AIX
10 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) ITIL
2 5 (6.76%) Service Delivery
2 5 (6.76%) Software Deployment
2 5 (6.76%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (5.41%) CAD
4 3 (4.05%) Business Continuity
5 2 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.70%) Practice Management
5 2 (2.70%) CRM
5 2 (2.70%) Document Management
6 1 (1.35%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (1.35%) Software Testing
6 1 (1.35%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.35%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.35%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.35%) Time Management
6 1 (1.35%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.35%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.35%) Test Automation
6 1 (1.35%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.86%) Java
2 5 (6.76%) SQL
3 1 (1.35%) C#
3 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (8.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.41%) Degree
5 4 (5.41%) MCP
6 3 (4.05%) MCSE
6 3 (4.05%) CCNP
6 3 (4.05%) CCNA
6 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.70%) MCDST
7 2 (2.70%) MCSA
8 1 (1.35%) MCTS
8 1 (1.35%) MCITP
8 1 (1.35%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.46%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) PAS 55
2 1 (1.35%) GxP
System Software
1 33 (44.59%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (14.86%) XenDesktop
4 8 (10.81%) vSphere
5 6 (8.11%) XenApp
5 6 (8.11%) XenServer
5 6 (8.11%) VMware ESX
5 6 (8.11%) VMware Server
6 3 (4.05%) MetaFrame
6 3 (4.05%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.35%) UAG
Systems Management
1 12 (16.22%) Norton AntiVirus
2 11 (14.86%) SCCM
3 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 38 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 30 (40.54%) Citrix
3 16 (21.62%) VMware
4 12 (16.22%) Dell
4 12 (16.22%) Symantec
5 5 (6.76%) HP
6 4 (5.41%) Cisco
6 4 (5.41%) Avaya
7 3 (4.05%) EMC
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle
8 1 (1.35%) Sybase
8 1 (1.35%) SAP
8 1 (1.35%) Cognos
8 1 (1.35%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.35%) Infor
8 1 (1.35%) Sencha
8 1 (1.35%) Acronis
8 1 (1.35%) Syclo
8 1 (1.35%) Appcelerator
8 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago