The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank - 59 64
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow - 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.67% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £325 £150
% change year-on-year
-46.15% +116.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.57 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -31.42%
PDA
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Miscellaneous Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
168 150 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 23.20% 24.88% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 61 79
Average daily rate £320 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.13 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.04% -19.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PDA across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PDA across the Glasgow region.

PDA Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PDA across the Glasgow region.

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Netcool
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Netcool
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) VMware