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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 619 570 583
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +13
Contract jobs citing PDA 11 35 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.069% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.066% 0.21% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 5
Median daily rate £140 £215 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.88% -38.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £108 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £463 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £271 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.07% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -23.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -
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
16644 16301 16309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.68% 32.20% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10948 10025 10117
Median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 624 714
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £11.58 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.46 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing PDA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 6 £140 +5.66%
South West -5 2 - -
West Midlands -13 2 £350 +225.58%
Yorkshire 0 1 £108 -68.38%
South East -19 1 £350 +150.00%
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PDA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PDA.

1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) MS Office
3 15 (46.88%) Windows XP
3 15 (46.88%) Blackberry
4 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 10 (31.25%) SLA
6 8 (25.00%) Citrix
7 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
7 7 (21.88%) Java
7 7 (21.88%) Symantec
7 7 (21.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (21.88%) Back Office
7 7 (21.88%) Banking
8 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
8 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
9 4 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
9 4 (12.50%) ITIL
9 4 (12.50%) Internet
9 4 (12.50%) WebEx
9 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
10 3 (9.38%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (9.38%) ITSM
10 3 (9.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (9.38%) Adobe

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (9.38%) IBM Notes
1 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (50.00%) MS Office
2 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
3 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (9.38%) Acrobat
4 3 (9.38%) MS Project
4 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.50%) Internet
2 4 (12.50%) WebEx
3 3 (9.38%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (9.38%) VPN
4 2 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) GoToMeeting
5 1 (3.13%) IPX
5 1 (3.13%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MSI
1 1 (3.13%) Xcode
General
1 7 (21.88%) Back Office
1 7 (21.88%) Banking
2 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Desktop Support
3 4 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) IMAC Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Banking Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) IMAC Support
5 2 (6.25%) Procurement Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.25%) Telecoms Manager
6 1 (3.13%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) e-Learning
2 1 (3.13%) Handset
2 1 (3.13%) IVR
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.13%) Statistics
2 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Windows XP
3 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 2000
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.13%) Linux
7 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.13%) NetWare
7 1 (3.13%) Unix
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
1 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) ITSM
3 2 (6.25%) Change Management
3 2 (6.25%) Coaching
3 2 (6.25%) Line Management
3 2 (6.25%) Logistics
3 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Data Management
4 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.13%) Data Validation
4 1 (3.13%) Information Security
4 1 (3.13%) iOS Development
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.13%) Software Delivery
4 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.13%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) C++
2 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) MCP
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) MOS
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (9.38%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (9.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Citrix
2 7 (21.88%) Symantec
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.38%) Adobe
4 3 (9.38%) Bomgar
4 3 (9.38%) HP
4 3 (9.38%) Lotus
4 3 (9.38%) Peregrine
4 3 (9.38%) Remedy
5 1 (3.13%) Altiris
5 1 (3.13%) Apple
5 1 (3.13%) AppSense
5 1 (3.13%) Dell
5 1 (3.13%) iManage
5 1 (3.13%) Interwoven
5 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.13%) Novell