The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 402 427 410
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -17
Contract jobs citing PDA 13 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.055% 0.025% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.067% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 12
Average daily rate
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£140 £133 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -33.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £127 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £139 £277
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £120 £328
% change year-on-year
+106.25% -63.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £10.50 £18.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.24% -16.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £18.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £18.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £15.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -15.27%
PDA
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8622 8947 9751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.36% 37.37% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5961 5951 6649
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 183 197
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.04 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in London

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in London

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in London

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) MS Office
3 12 (52.17%) Blackberry
4 11 (47.83%) Windows XP
4 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
5 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
6 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
7 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
7 8 (34.78%) Citrix
8 6 (26.09%) ITIL
8 6 (26.09%) Symantec
8 6 (26.09%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
8 6 (26.09%) Java
8 6 (26.09%) Back Office
9 5 (21.74%) Banking
10 4 (17.39%) EDIFACT
10 4 (17.39%) Finance
10 4 (17.39%) Migration
10 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (17.39%) Degree
10 4 (17.39%) JSON
10 4 (17.39%) Use Case
10 4 (17.39%) SQL
10 4 (17.39%) XML
10 4 (17.39%) Rational Rose
10 4 (17.39%) UML
11 3 (13.04%) NHS
11 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
11 3 (13.04%) VoIP

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (60.87%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) VoIP
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Rational Rose
General
1 6 (26.09%) Back Office
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Support Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Desktop Support
3 6 (26.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (26.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
1 4 (17.39%) EDIFACT
1 4 (17.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.04%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) EPoS
3 1 (4.35%) Handset
3 1 (4.35%) CLARiiON
3 1 (4.35%) Celerra
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows XP
2 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.70%) Android
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) UML
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Use Case
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
3 3 (13.04%) Software Deployment
3 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) CCNP
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
2 1 (4.35%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
1 8 (34.78%) Citrix
2 6 (26.09%) Symantec
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) EMC
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco