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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 548 537 494
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -43
Contract jobs citing PDA 31 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.033% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.11% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 11
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£140 £350 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +133.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £111 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £396 £190
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £275 £351
% change year-on-year
-50.90% -21.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £18.20 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -38.02%
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
15252 15041 13642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.00% 31.35% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9592 9527 8362
Average daily rate £425 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £234 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 598 561
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 9 £135 -65.90% 4
South East -12 7 £135 -61.42% 2
West Midlands -6 4 £108 -
South West +12 3 - - 1
East of England +10 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £340 - 1
North West -22 1 - - 2
North East - 1 £450 -
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 45 (68.18%) Windows
2 32 (48.48%) Windows 7
3 30 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 29 (43.94%) Active Directory
5 26 (39.39%) MS Office
5 26 (39.39%) Windows XP
6 24 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (30.30%) Blackberry
7 20 (30.30%) Citrix
8 17 (25.76%) MS Excel
9 16 (24.24%) ITIL
10 15 (22.73%) MS Exchange
10 15 (22.73%) LAN
11 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
12 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
13 12 (18.18%) WAN
14 11 (16.67%) SharePoint
14 11 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (15.15%) VMware
16 9 (13.64%) SQL
16 9 (13.64%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
17 8 (12.12%) SCCM
17 8 (12.12%) Mobile App
17 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
18 7 (10.61%) SLA
18 7 (10.61%) SAN
19 6 (9.09%) Cisco
19 6 (9.09%) DHCP

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 11 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (39.39%) MS Office
2 17 (25.76%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.73%) LAN
2 12 (18.18%) WAN
3 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.61%) SAN
5 6 (9.09%) DHCP
6 5 (7.58%) VPN
6 5 (7.58%) Internet
7 4 (6.06%) NAS
7 4 (6.06%) VLAN
7 4 (6.06%) DNS
8 3 (4.55%) Firewall
9 2 (3.03%) VoIP
9 2 (3.03%) Wireless
10 1 (1.52%) Broadband
10 1 (1.52%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) DB2
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) WinRunner
1 3 (4.55%) TestDirector
1 3 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (7.58%) Back Office
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Japanese Language
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (40.91%) Analyst
2 18 (27.27%) Service Analyst
2 18 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (22.73%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (19.70%) Desktop Support
5 11 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (13.64%) Support Engineer
6 9 (13.64%) Help Desk Analyst
7 8 (12.12%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (10.61%) Support Analyst
9 5 (7.58%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (6.06%) Project Manager
10 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
11 3 (4.55%) Server Support
11 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
11 3 (4.55%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.52%) CSS
2 1 (1.52%) Web Services
2 1 (1.52%) HTML
2 1 (1.52%) CSS3
2 1 (1.52%) HTML5
2 1 (1.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (30.30%) Blackberry
2 8 (12.12%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.55%) Handset
4 3 (4.55%) CLARiiON
4 3 (4.55%) Clustering
4 3 (4.55%) Open Source
4 3 (4.55%) Celerra
5 2 (3.03%) iPhone
6 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.52%) GIS
6 1 (1.52%) EPoS
6 1 (1.52%) NHS
6 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (68.18%) Windows
2 32 (48.48%) Windows 7
3 26 (39.39%) Windows XP
4 24 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (13.64%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.55%) UNIX
7 3 (4.55%) AIX
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) ITIL
2 6 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (7.58%) Migration
3 5 (7.58%) Configuration Management
3 5 (7.58%) Web Application Development
3 5 (7.58%) Data Migration
4 3 (4.55%) Change Management
4 3 (4.55%) Business Continuity
4 3 (4.55%) Validation
4 3 (4.55%) Software Testing
4 3 (4.55%) Test Scripting
4 3 (4.55%) Test Automation
5 2 (3.03%) Electronic Design Automation
5 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (3.03%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.52%) MVC
6 1 (1.52%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (1.52%) Service Management
6 1 (1.52%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 5 (7.58%) Java
3 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.52%) C
3 1 (1.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
1 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.06%) MCSE
3 4 (6.06%) MCSA
4 3 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (4.55%) CCNP
4 3 (4.55%) CCNA
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.55%) MCTS
4 3 (4.55%) MCITP
5 2 (3.03%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.52%) MCP
6 1 (1.52%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (43.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.58%) XenApp
4 4 (6.06%) XenServer
4 4 (6.06%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.55%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.55%) Terminal Server
5 3 (4.55%) vSphere
5 3 (4.55%) VMware Server
5 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.52%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) SCCM
2 5 (7.58%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.03%) Netcool
Vendors
1 30 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 20 (30.30%) Citrix
3 10 (15.15%) VMware
4 6 (9.09%) Cisco
5 5 (7.58%) Symantec
6 4 (6.06%) McAfee
6 4 (6.06%) Dell
7 3 (4.55%) EMC
7 3 (4.55%) Veritas
8 1 (1.52%) Cognos
8 1 (1.52%) Reuters
8 1 (1.52%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.52%) LANDesk
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