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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 559 544 537
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing PDA 21 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.078% 0.077%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 18
Average daily rate £200 £215 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £130 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £109 £215 £325
% change year-on-year
-49.30% -33.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.55 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.55 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -19.35%
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
15359 14550 14638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.55% 31.57% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10021 9162 9003
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 621 613
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £11.50 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 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 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 11 £150 -52.00% 3
South West 0 2 £200 -70.49%
South East -4 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -11 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £421 -
North West -17 1 - - 1
West Midlands -22 1 £275 +22.22% 2
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (56.10%) Windows
2 20 (48.78%) Blackberry
3 17 (41.46%) MS Office
4 16 (39.02%) Windows XP
5 15 (36.59%) Windows 7
6 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
7 11 (26.83%) Telecoms
8 10 (24.39%) Citrix
9 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
10 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
10 7 (17.07%) ITIL
11 6 (14.63%) Java
11 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (14.63%) Symantec
11 6 (14.63%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
12 5 (12.20%) Back Office
12 5 (12.20%) Banking
12 5 (12.20%) SLA
12 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (12.20%) Internet
12 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
13 4 (9.76%) Project Management
13 4 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
13 4 (9.76%) Change Management
13 4 (9.76%) WebEx
13 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (9.76%) Requirements Management
14 3 (7.32%) Windows Vista
14 3 (7.32%) CCTV

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (41.46%) MS Office
2 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
3 4 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (7.32%) Acrobat
4 3 (7.32%) MS Project
4 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
4 3 (7.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.20%) Internet
3 4 (9.76%) WebEx
4 3 (7.32%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (7.32%) VPN
4 3 (7.32%) WAN
5 1 (2.44%) GoToMeeting
5 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.44%) IPX
5 1 (2.44%) LAN
5 1 (2.44%) PBX
5 1 (2.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
1 1 (2.44%) MSI
1 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
1 1 (2.44%) WinRunner
1 1 (2.44%) Xcode
General
1 11 (26.83%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.20%) Back Office
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Law
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Desktop Support
3 6 (14.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Support Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Engineering Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) IT Support
6 3 (7.32%) Procurement Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Telecoms Manager
7 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Technician
7 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineering Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (48.78%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.32%) CCTV
3 2 (4.88%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.44%) Handset
4 1 (2.44%) IVR
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) Statistics
4 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (56.10%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Windows XP
3 15 (36.59%) Windows 7
4 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
5 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000
7 3 (7.32%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.44%) AIX
9 1 (2.44%) Android
9 1 (2.44%) Linux
9 1 (2.44%) NetWare
9 1 (2.44%) Unix
9 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) ITIL
2 4 (9.76%) Change Management
2 4 (9.76%) Project Management
2 4 (9.76%) Requirements Management
3 3 (7.32%) Coaching
3 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.32%) Logistics
3 3 (7.32%) Supplier Management
4 2 (4.88%) ITSM
4 2 (4.88%) Line Management
5 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.44%) iOS Development
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.44%) Memory Management
5 1 (2.44%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.44%) Software Delivery
5 1 (2.44%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.44%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) Java
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) C++
3 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) MCP
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.44%) MCITP
4 1 (2.44%) MCSA
4 1 (2.44%) MCSE
4 1 (2.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (7.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.88%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.44%) Netcool
4 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Citrix
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.63%) Symantec
4 3 (7.32%) Adobe
4 3 (7.32%) Bomgar
4 3 (7.32%) Siemens
5 2 (4.88%) HP
5 2 (4.88%) Peregrine
5 2 (4.88%) Remedy
6 1 (2.44%) Altiris
6 1 (2.44%) AppSense
6 1 (2.44%) iManage
6 1 (2.44%) Interwoven
6 1 (2.44%) Lotus
6 1 (2.44%) McAfee
6 1 (2.44%) Novell
6 1 (2.44%) Veritas
6 1 (2.44%) VMware