The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 572 475 520
Rank change year-on-year
-97 +45
Contract jobs citing PDA 18 28 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.065% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.25% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 22
Average daily rate £250 £170 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -46.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £140 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £310 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £351 £288
% change year-on-year
-39.50% +22.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £18.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £23.88 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.21% +23.33%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13400 11240 14111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.10% 26.08% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8401 6937 8355
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 572 723
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
PDA
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -23 4 £350 +150.00% 5
London -30 4 £396 +108.42% 7
North West - 4 £150 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £124 -
East of England -25 2 - -
South West - 1 - - 2
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 44 (78.57%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) MS Office
3 24 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 21 (37.50%) Blackberry
6 17 (30.36%) Windows XP
7 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 13 (23.21%) Citrix
9 12 (21.43%) SQL
10 11 (19.64%) ITIL
10 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
11 10 (17.86%) VPN
11 10 (17.86%) .NET
11 10 (17.86%) C#
11 10 (17.86%) Mobile App
12 9 (16.07%) .NET Framework
12 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
12 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
12 9 (16.07%) Windows CE
12 9 (16.07%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (14.29%) Banking
13 8 (14.29%) Back Office
13 8 (14.29%) HP
13 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
13 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (12.50%) JIRA
14 7 (12.50%) WCF
14 7 (12.50%) SQLite
14 7 (12.50%) Embedded C++
14 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (46.43%) MS Office
2 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
3 6 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
2 10 (17.86%) VPN
3 5 (8.93%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (7.14%) Firewall
4 4 (7.14%) Broadband
4 4 (7.14%) VoIP
4 4 (7.14%) WAN
4 4 (7.14%) 3G
5 3 (5.36%) Internet
5 3 (5.36%) LAN
6 2 (3.57%) Wireless
6 2 (3.57%) DHCP
6 2 (3.57%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.57%) DNS
6 2 (3.57%) SAN
6 2 (3.57%) MPLS
7 1 (1.79%) GPRS
7 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) SQLite
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) MySQL
3 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) JIRA
1 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 7 (12.50%) Subversion
2 2 (3.57%) StarTeam
2 2 (3.57%) WinRunner
2 2 (3.57%) TestDirector
2 2 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (14.29%) Banking
1 8 (14.29%) Back Office
2 6 (10.71%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Marketing
4 2 (3.57%) Law
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (46.43%) Analyst
2 11 (19.64%) Desktop Support
2 11 (19.64%) Support Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Developer
4 9 (16.07%) Mobile Developer
4 9 (16.07%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 9 (16.07%) C# Developer
5 8 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
5 8 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 7 (12.50%) Service Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (8.93%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) IT Support
9 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.36%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) PC Support
10 2 (3.57%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 9 (16.07%) .NET Framework
3 7 (12.50%) WCF
4 2 (3.57%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (1.79%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 10 (17.86%) Mobile App
3 7 (12.50%) Pocket PC
4 3 (5.36%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (78.57%) Windows
2 24 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 17 (30.36%) Windows XP
4 9 (16.07%) Windows CE
4 9 (16.07%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (10.71%) Windows Vista
8 5 (8.93%) Windows 2000
9 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
9 3 (5.36%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) ITIL
2 7 (12.50%) Scrum
2 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (5.36%) Service Management
4 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.57%) Document Management
4 2 (3.57%) PDM
4 2 (3.57%) Workflow
4 2 (3.57%) Volume Testing
4 2 (3.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.79%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.79%) Cyber Security
5 1 (1.79%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (1.79%) Digital Forensics
5 1 (1.79%) Time Management
5 1 (1.79%) CRM
5 1 (1.79%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) SQL
2 10 (17.86%) C#
3 7 (12.50%) Embedded C++
3 7 (12.50%) C++
4 6 (10.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.36%) MCP
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
1 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) COREP
2 1 (1.79%) FINREP
2 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) XenApp
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.21%) Citrix
3 8 (14.29%) HP
4 6 (10.71%) Symantec
4 6 (10.71%) Cisco
5 4 (7.14%) Dell
6 3 (5.36%) Reuters
6 3 (5.36%) Bloomberg
6 3 (5.36%) Apple
7 2 (3.57%) Toshiba
7 2 (3.57%) VMware
7 2 (3.57%) Oracle
7 2 (3.57%) Motorola
7 2 (3.57%) Avaya
7 2 (3.57%) Borland
7 2 (3.57%) Remedy
7 2 (3.57%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.79%) Acronis
8 1 (1.79%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.79%) SonicWALL
Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 12 days ago
Redhill
Premier Group
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 27 days ago