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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK / England
Rank 564 573 544
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -29
Contract jobs citing PDA 6 19 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.041% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.045% 0.12% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 25
Median daily rate £140 £200 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £140 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £413 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £109 £135
% change year-on-year
-17.43% -19.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 10
Median hourly rate - £15.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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
13280 15381 14867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.56% 33.04% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8552 9875 9453
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 640 606
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.40 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% +22.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the England region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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 +9 5 £140 -3.44% 3
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 10 (71.43%) Windows
1 10 (71.43%) Blackberry
2 9 (64.29%) Citrix
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (50.00%) SAN
4 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 7 (50.00%) DHCP
4 7 (50.00%) DNS
4 7 (50.00%) Dell
4 7 (50.00%) VMware
4 7 (50.00%) VLAN
4 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) NAS
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (42.86%) MS Office
6 5 (35.71%) Unix
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team
7 4 (28.57%) Patch Management
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (28.57%) XenApp
7 4 (28.57%) XenServer
7 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
7 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Server
7 4 (28.57%) SCCM
8 3 (21.43%) Fat Client

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 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.14%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DHCP
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
1 7 (50.00%) NAS
1 7 (50.00%) SAN
1 7 (50.00%) VLAN
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Back Office
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) French Language
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix Support
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Network Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Server Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) Deskside Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Deskside Support
5 1 (7.14%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) J2EE
1 1 (7.14%) JSP
1 1 (7.14%) ODBC
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Blackberry
2 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team
3 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
3 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
4 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (35.71%) Unix
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Solaris
5 3 (21.43%) SUSE
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 1 (7.14%) AIX
7 1 (7.14%) Android
7 1 (7.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Patch Management
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Logistics
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) COBOL
2 1 (7.14%) UniBasic
2 1 (7.14%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Server
2 4 (28.57%) XenApp
2 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
2 4 (28.57%) XenServer
3 3 (21.43%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Citrix
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Dell
3 7 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) 3Com
4 3 (21.43%) Avaya
4 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) IBM
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Redback
London
CPS Group Limited
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