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 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 557 528 513
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -15
Contract jobs citing PDA 29 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.056% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 19
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£135 £115 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £109 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £303 £277
UK excluding London average daily rate £128 £91 £350
% change year-on-year
+39.72% -73.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 13
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -29.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £16.95 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -23.52%
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
16131 15568 15145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.83% 32.51% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10260 9669 9171
Average daily rate £420 £411 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 600 658
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 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 3 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 0 15 £140 +21.73% 2
South East -9 8 £135 -61.42% 3
South West -8 2 - -
West Midlands -11 1 £115 +6.97% 1
North West -19 1 - -
Yorkshire -21 1 £340 -
East of England - 1 - -
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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 36 (58.06%) Windows
2 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
3 26 (41.94%) Active Directory
4 25 (40.32%) Windows 7
5 23 (37.10%) Windows XP
6 22 (35.48%) MS Office
7 18 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (25.81%) Blackberry
8 16 (25.81%) MS Excel
9 15 (24.19%) ITIL
10 13 (20.97%) Citrix
11 11 (17.74%) SQL
11 11 (17.74%) MS Exchange
12 10 (16.13%) LAN
12 10 (16.13%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (14.52%) Migration
13 9 (14.52%) SLA
13 9 (14.52%) SharePoint
13 9 (14.52%) WAN
13 9 (14.52%) Degree
13 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
13 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (12.90%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
15 7 (11.29%) Mobile App
16 6 (9.68%) .NET
17 5 (8.06%) DB2
17 5 (8.06%) VPN
17 5 (8.06%) Cisco

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 11 (17.74%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.52%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (35.48%) MS Office
2 16 (25.81%) MS Excel
3 5 (8.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) LAN
2 9 (14.52%) WAN
3 5 (8.06%) VPN
4 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.84%) SAN
5 3 (4.84%) Internet
5 3 (4.84%) DHCP
6 2 (3.23%) VoIP
6 2 (3.23%) Firewall
7 1 (1.61%) VLAN
7 1 (1.61%) NAS
7 1 (1.61%) 3G
7 1 (1.61%) Broadband
7 1 (1.61%) PBX
7 1 (1.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) DB2
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Rational Rose
2 2 (3.23%) WinRunner
2 2 (3.23%) TestDirector
2 2 (3.23%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (4.84%) Back Office
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Law
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
2 2 (3.23%) Japanese Language
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (50.00%) Analyst
2 20 (32.26%) Service Analyst
3 16 (25.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (22.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (14.52%) Help Desk Analyst
5 9 (14.52%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (12.90%) Desktop Support
7 6 (9.68%) Support Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Support Analyst
7 6 (9.68%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (8.06%) Junior
8 5 (8.06%) Junior Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
9 4 (6.45%) Business Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) Server Support
10 3 (4.84%) Technical Leader
10 3 (4.84%) Citrix Engineer
11 2 (3.23%) Deskside Support
11 2 (3.23%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) .NET
2 4 (6.45%) XML
2 4 (6.45%) EDIFACT
2 4 (6.45%) JSON
3 1 (1.61%) WCF
3 1 (1.61%) HTML5
3 1 (1.61%) CSS3
3 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.61%) CSS
3 1 (1.61%) Web Services
3 1 (1.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Blackberry
2 7 (11.29%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.06%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Celerra
5 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.23%) iPhone
5 2 (3.23%) Handset
5 2 (3.23%) CLARiiON
5 2 (3.23%) Clustering
6 1 (1.61%) IVR
6 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) EPoS
6 1 (1.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (58.06%) Windows
2 25 (40.32%) Windows 7
3 23 (37.10%) Windows XP
4 18 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (12.90%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.84%) UNIX
8 2 (3.23%) AIX
9 1 (1.61%) Android
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) ITIL
2 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.52%) Migration
4 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
4 5 (8.06%) Data Migration
4 5 (8.06%) Web Application Development
5 4 (6.45%) Use Case
5 4 (6.45%) UML
6 3 (4.84%) Open Source
6 3 (4.84%) Validation
7 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.23%) Change Management
7 2 (3.23%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.23%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.23%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.23%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.23%) Electronic Design Automation
8 1 (1.61%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.61%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.61%) C
3 1 (1.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (14.52%) Degree
2 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.23%) MCTS
4 2 (3.23%) MCITP
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.23%) MCSE
4 2 (3.23%) MCSA
4 2 (3.23%) CCNP
4 2 (3.23%) CCNA
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.84%) Terminal Server
4 2 (3.23%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.23%) vSphere
4 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.23%) XenApp
5 1 (1.61%) XenServer
5 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.61%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.61%) Netcool
Vendors
1 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.97%) Citrix
3 5 (8.06%) Cisco
3 5 (8.06%) VMware
4 3 (4.84%) McAfee
5 2 (3.23%) EMC
5 2 (3.23%) Symantec
5 2 (3.23%) Veritas
6 1 (1.61%) Reuters
6 1 (1.61%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.61%) Cognos
6 1 (1.61%) Dell
6 1 (1.61%) Altiris
6 1 (1.61%) LANDesk