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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 52 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing PDA 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.83% 0.65% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.07% 2.73% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate £109 £114 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £117 £225 £325
% change year-on-year
-48.00% -30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -19.35%
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
163 183 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 26.94% 23.86% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 103 79
Average daily rate £275 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £113 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Average hourly rate £49.41 £15.77 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.31% +1.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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 13 February 2016, 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
4 7 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
4 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
4 7 (53.85%) MCTS
4 7 (53.85%) MCITP
4 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
4 7 (53.85%) WinRunner
4 7 (53.85%) TestDirector
4 7 (53.85%) HP UFT
4 7 (53.85%) MCSE
4 7 (53.85%) MCSA
4 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (53.85%) Change Management
4 7 (53.85%) VMware
5 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
6 4 (30.77%) DHCP
6 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 4 (30.77%) DNS
7 3 (23.08%) Veritas
7 3 (23.08%) AIX
7 3 (23.08%) Citrix
7 3 (23.08%) Netcool

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) HP UFT
1 7 (53.85%) TestDirector
1 7 (53.85%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (15.38%) Norwegian Language
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Support Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) IT Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
1 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
3 3 (23.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Change Management
1 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
1 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) MCITP
2 7 (53.85%) MCSA
2 7 (53.85%) MCSE
2 7 (53.85%) MCTS
3 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
3 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) MCDST
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (23.08%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Intel Security
3 3 (23.08%) Veritas