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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 571 544 536
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -8
Contract jobs citing PDA 24 41 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.080% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 17
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£150 £180 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £120 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £413 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £150 £332
% change year-on-year
+65.00% -54.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 10
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.32% -23.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.60 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £18.97 £24.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -13.15%
PDA
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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
17183 16801 16184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.43% 32.84% 33.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10979 10243 9989
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 704 655
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 September 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 September 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 -2 14 £140 - 1
South West -8 6 £375 - 3
South East -11 3 £145 -64.84% 2
West Midlands -5 1 £225 +7.14% 2
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 31 (56.36%) Windows
2 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 24 (43.64%) MS Office
4 22 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 20 (36.36%) Blackberry
6 19 (34.55%) Windows XP
7 16 (29.09%) Citrix
8 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
8 13 (23.64%) ITIL
9 9 (16.36%) Back Office
9 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
9 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
9 9 (16.36%) Degree
10 8 (14.55%) SLA
10 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
12 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
12 6 (10.91%) Symantec
12 6 (10.91%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (10.91%) LAN
12 6 (10.91%) WAN
12 6 (10.91%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (10.91%) Java
13 5 (9.09%) SQL
13 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
13 5 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (9.09%) Office 365
13 5 (9.09%) Migration
13 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (43.64%) MS Office
2 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
3 5 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.91%) WAN
2 6 (10.91%) LAN
3 4 (7.27%) VoIP
4 3 (5.45%) DHCP
4 3 (5.45%) VPN
5 2 (3.64%) SAN
5 2 (3.64%) Internet
5 2 (3.64%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.82%) VLAN
6 1 (1.82%) NAS
6 1 (1.82%) 3G
6 1 (1.82%) Firewall
6 1 (1.82%) DNS
6 1 (1.82%) Broadband
6 1 (1.82%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Rational Rose
General
1 9 (16.36%) Back Office
2 5 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Finance
4 2 (3.64%) Law
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (52.73%) Analyst
2 14 (25.45%) Service Analyst
3 13 (23.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (21.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (16.36%) Desktop Support
5 9 (16.36%) Support Analyst
6 7 (12.73%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (12.73%) Support Engineer
6 7 (12.73%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (10.91%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (9.09%) Junior
8 5 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
9 4 (7.27%) Trainer
9 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
9 4 (7.27%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) Help Desk Support
10 3 (5.45%) Technical Leader
11 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 2 (3.64%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) XML
1 4 (7.27%) EDIFACT
1 4 (7.27%) JSON
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (36.36%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) NHS
4 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.82%) EPoS
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Handset
5 1 (1.82%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.82%) IVR
5 1 (1.82%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 31 (56.36%) Windows
2 22 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 19 (34.55%) Windows XP
4 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.64%) Android
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) ITIL
2 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (9.09%) Migration
3 4 (7.27%) Asset Management
3 4 (7.27%) Use Case
3 4 (7.27%) UML
4 3 (5.45%) Open Source
4 3 (5.45%) ITIL V3
4 3 (5.45%) Software Deployment
5 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.64%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.82%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.82%) Service Management
6 1 (1.82%) Line Management
6 1 (1.82%) Coaching
6 1 (1.82%) Patch Management
6 1 (1.82%) Web Application Development
6 1 (1.82%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) Java
2 5 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Degree
2 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.82%) CCNP
4 1 (1.82%) CCNA
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) Terminal Server
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) XenServer
4 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.82%) vSphere
4 1 (1.82%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (5.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 16 (29.09%) Citrix
3 6 (10.91%) Symantec
4 5 (9.09%) Northgate
5 4 (7.27%) Cisco
6 2 (3.64%) VMware
7 1 (1.82%) Altiris
7 1 (1.82%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.82%) McAfee
7 1 (1.82%) Dell
7 1 (1.82%) EMC
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