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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 612 601 581
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -20
Contract jobs citing PDA 12 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.042% 0.070%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.073% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 15
Median daily rate £240 £153 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.37% -15.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £300 £180
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.11%
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
16499 17594 17324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.32% 33.42% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10728 11164 10644
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 739 756
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.02 £18.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +4.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.14 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +8.57%

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 30 September 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
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 30 September 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
West Midlands -21 8 £240 +6.66%
London +9 4 £475 +239.28% 1
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 12 (63.16%) MS Office
4 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
5 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
6 9 (47.37%) Citrix
6 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
6 9 (47.37%) Blackberry
6 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
6 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
7 8 (42.11%) NAS
7 8 (42.11%) VLAN
7 8 (42.11%) VMware
7 8 (42.11%) Dell
7 8 (42.11%) SAN
7 8 (42.11%) DHCP
7 8 (42.11%) DNS
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (26.32%) SCCM
9 5 (26.32%) VMware Server
9 5 (26.32%) Virtual Team
9 5 (26.32%) Patch Management
9 5 (26.32%) XenApp
9 5 (26.32%) XenServer
9 5 (26.32%) XenDesktop
10 4 (21.05%) HP
10 4 (21.05%) Windows XP

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 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (63.16%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Project
2 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
3 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
4 1 (5.26%) Acrobat
4 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) DHCP
1 8 (42.11%) DNS
1 8 (42.11%) NAS
1 8 (42.11%) SAN
1 8 (42.11%) VLAN
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (26.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix Support
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Network Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Server Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Deskside Support
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Deskside Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Blackberry
2 5 (26.32%) Virtual Team
3 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
3 3 (15.79%) Thin Client
4 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.53%) iPhone
5 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
5 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
5 3 (15.79%) Linux
5 3 (15.79%) Solaris
5 3 (15.79%) SUSE
5 3 (15.79%) Unix
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.26%) Android
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Patch Management
2 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Logistics
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Validation
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Validation
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Server
2 5 (26.32%) XenApp
2 5 (26.32%) XenDesktop
2 5 (26.32%) XenServer
3 3 (15.79%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) Citrix
3 8 (42.11%) Dell
3 8 (42.11%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) 3Com
5 3 (15.79%) Adobe
5 3 (15.79%) Avaya
5 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco
6 2 (10.53%) Lotus
7 1 (5.26%) Apple
7 1 (5.26%) Bomgar
7 1 (5.26%) IBM
7 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
7 1 (5.26%) Netezza
7 1 (5.26%) Peregrine
7 1 (5.26%) Remedy
7 1 (5.26%) TIBCO