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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 568 554 502
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -52
Contract jobs citing PDA 27 29 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.059% 0.095%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.18% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 19
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£138 £120 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £116 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £354 £287
UK excluding London average daily rate £128 £110 £153
% change year-on-year
+15.90% -27.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £9.40 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £18.10 £23.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -24.63%
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
16581 16043 15621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.06% 32.49% 33.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10647 9862 9473
Average daily rate £423 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
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 635 617 679
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.16 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.27% -10.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.27% +8.75%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +16 13 £140 +21.73% 4
South East -16 7 £135 -67.27% 1
South West +4 4 £375 - 2
West Midlands -7 2 £170 - 1
North West -24 1 - - 2
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 32 (53.33%) Windows
2 26 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 23 (38.33%) Active Directory
4 22 (36.67%) Windows 7
5 20 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 20 (33.33%) MS Office
6 15 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (23.33%) MS Excel
8 12 (20.00%) ITIL
8 12 (20.00%) Citrix
9 10 (16.67%) SQL
10 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
10 9 (15.00%) Degree
10 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
11 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
11 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (13.33%) Migration
11 8 (13.33%) SLA
12 6 (10.00%) LAN
12 6 (10.00%) WAN
12 6 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (10.00%) Back Office
12 6 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
12 6 (10.00%) Mobile App
13 5 (8.33%) Office 365
13 5 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (8.33%) SCCM
13 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (33.33%) MS Office
2 14 (23.33%) MS Excel
3 6 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) LAN
1 6 (10.00%) WAN
2 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.33%) VPN
3 3 (5.00%) DHCP
3 3 (5.00%) VoIP
4 2 (3.33%) SAN
4 2 (3.33%) Internet
5 1 (1.67%) 3G
5 1 (1.67%) Firewall
5 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.67%) VLAN
5 1 (1.67%) NAS
5 1 (1.67%) Broadband
5 1 (1.67%) PBX
5 1 (1.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Rational Rose
2 2 (3.33%) WinRunner
2 2 (3.33%) TestDirector
2 2 (3.33%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (10.00%) Back Office
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Japanese Language
3 2 (3.33%) Finance
3 2 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (46.67%) Analyst
2 17 (28.33%) Service Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (18.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 6 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Junior
7 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Trainer
7 4 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Server Support
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Leader
8 3 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (3.33%) Desktop Support Specialist
9 2 (3.33%) Junior Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) .NET
1 4 (6.67%) XML
1 4 (6.67%) EDIFACT
1 4 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.33%) iPhone
4 2 (3.33%) NHS
4 2 (3.33%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) IVR
5 1 (1.67%) Celerra
5 1 (1.67%) EPoS
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Handset
5 1 (1.67%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 32 (53.33%) Windows
2 22 (36.67%) Windows 7
3 20 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (5.00%) UNIX
8 2 (3.33%) Android
8 2 (3.33%) AIX
9 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) ITIL
2 8 (13.33%) Migration
2 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 4 (6.67%) UML
4 4 (6.67%) Use Case
4 4 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 4 (6.67%) Web Application Development
5 3 (5.00%) Open Source
5 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.00%) Validation
6 2 (3.33%) Change Management
6 2 (3.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (3.33%) Electronic Design Automation
6 2 (3.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.33%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.33%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Degree
1 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.33%) MCSE
4 2 (3.33%) MCSA
4 2 (3.33%) MCTS
4 2 (3.33%) MCITP
4 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.67%) CCNP
5 1 (1.67%) CCNA
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (38.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.00%) Terminal Server
2 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.33%) XenApp
3 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.67%) XenServer
4 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.67%) vSphere
4 1 (1.67%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) SCCM
2 3 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 26 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (6.67%) Cisco
3 4 (6.67%) VMware
4 3 (5.00%) Northgate
4 3 (5.00%) McAfee
5 2 (3.33%) Symantec
5 2 (3.33%) Veritas
6 1 (1.67%) Reuters
6 1 (1.67%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.67%) Dell
6 1 (1.67%) EMC
6 1 (1.67%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.67%) Altiris
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £160 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago