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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 519 523 469
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -54
Contract jobs citing PDA 37 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.056% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.18% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 8
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£245 £150 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.33% -36.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £140 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £325 £150
% change year-on-year
-18.46% +116.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.60 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £22.00 £23.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -12.67%
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
14557 14534 12888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.49% 31.45% 31.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9061 8983 7884
Average daily rate £425 £413 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 601 722
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -0.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 £150 - 7
West Midlands +1 8 £225 -30.76%
South East -12 8 £138 -60.71% 3
East of England +10 5 £265 - 2
South West -10 4 - - 3
North West -18 1 £290 +93.33%
East Midlands - - - -
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 50 (69.44%) Windows
2 33 (45.83%) Windows 7
3 32 (44.44%) MS Office
3 32 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 29 (40.28%) Active Directory
5 25 (34.72%) Windows XP
6 24 (33.33%) Citrix
7 23 (31.94%) Blackberry
8 21 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (20.83%) VMware
10 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
10 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
11 13 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (18.06%) SC Cleared
11 13 (18.06%) LAN
11 13 (18.06%) ITIL
12 12 (16.67%) SAN
13 10 (13.89%) TCP/IP
13 10 (13.89%) WAN
13 10 (13.89%) SharePoint
14 9 (12.50%) MS Exchange
14 9 (12.50%) DHCP
14 9 (12.50%) DNS
15 8 (11.11%) VMware ESX
15 8 (11.11%) VPN
15 8 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (11.11%) Symantec
15 8 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (11.11%) Java

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 10 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 9 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 8 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.39%) Lync
5 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (44.44%) MS Office
2 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.06%) LAN
2 12 (16.67%) SAN
3 10 (13.89%) TCP/IP
3 10 (13.89%) WAN
4 9 (12.50%) DHCP
4 9 (12.50%) DNS
5 8 (11.11%) VPN
6 6 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 6 (8.33%) FTP
6 6 (8.33%) SMTP
6 6 (8.33%) iSCSI
6 6 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (6.94%) RTSP
8 4 (5.56%) Internet
9 3 (4.17%) VLAN
9 3 (4.17%) Firewall
9 3 (4.17%) Wireless
9 3 (4.17%) NAS
10 1 (1.39%) 4G
10 1 (1.39%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) DB2
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MSI
2 3 (4.17%) WinRunner
2 3 (4.17%) TestDirector
2 3 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 6 (8.33%) Back Office
2 4 (5.56%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Retail
4 2 (2.78%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Law
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (29.17%) Analyst
2 16 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 15 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (20.83%) Service Analyst
4 12 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (15.28%) Help Desk Analyst
6 9 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
7 7 (9.72%) Support Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Junior
9 4 (5.56%) Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (5.56%) Deskside Support
9 4 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
2 2 (2.78%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) HTML5
2 2 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (1.39%) CSS3
3 1 (1.39%) Sencha Touch
3 1 (1.39%) MEAP
3 1 (1.39%) BAPI
3 1 (1.39%) WCF
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.39%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (31.94%) Blackberry
2 8 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.56%) iPhone
5 3 (4.17%) Celerra
5 3 (4.17%) Handset
5 3 (4.17%) CLARiiON
5 3 (4.17%) Clustering
6 2 (2.78%) iPad
7 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.39%) Statistics
7 1 (1.39%) NHS
7 1 (1.39%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 50 (69.44%) Windows
2 33 (45.83%) Windows 7
3 25 (34.72%) Windows XP
4 21 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.17%) AIX
7 3 (4.17%) UNIX
8 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.78%) Android
9 1 (1.39%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) ITIL
2 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (6.94%) Software Deployment
3 4 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (5.56%) Web Application Development
3 4 (5.56%) Data Migration
3 4 (5.56%) Migration
3 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.17%) Change Management
4 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.17%) Business Continuity
4 3 (4.17%) Validation
4 3 (4.17%) Test Automation
4 3 (4.17%) Software Testing
4 3 (4.17%) Test Scripting
5 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (2.78%) Electronic Design Automation
5 2 (2.78%) Practice Management
5 2 (2.78%) Document Management
5 2 (2.78%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) Java
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) C#
2 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.06%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.72%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.94%) MCSE
5 4 (5.56%) MCSA
5 4 (5.56%) MCP
5 4 (5.56%) Degree
6 3 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.17%) MCTS
6 3 (4.17%) MCITP
6 3 (4.17%) CCNP
6 3 (4.17%) CCNA
6 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.78%) MCDST
7 2 (2.78%) VCP4
8 1 (1.39%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) PAS 55
System Software
1 29 (40.28%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 8 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 8 (11.11%) vSphere
4 4 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.17%) XenApp
5 3 (4.17%) XenServer
5 3 (4.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (6.94%) SCCM
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 32 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 24 (33.33%) Citrix
3 15 (20.83%) VMware
4 8 (11.11%) Symantec
5 6 (8.33%) Dell
6 3 (4.17%) EMC
6 3 (4.17%) Veritas
6 3 (4.17%) McAfee
6 3 (4.17%) Cisco
7 2 (2.78%) HP
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle
8 1 (1.39%) Sybase
8 1 (1.39%) SAP
8 1 (1.39%) Cognos
8 1 (1.39%) Reuters
8 1 (1.39%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.39%) Avaya
8 1 (1.39%) Infor
8 1 (1.39%) Sencha
8 1 (1.39%) Syclo
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