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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 399 410 419
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Contract jobs citing PDA 12 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.049% 0.059% 0.039%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.16% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 3
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£165 £200 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £149 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £334 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £345 £270
% change year-on-year
-47.82% +27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.43% +86.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +60.00%
PDA
England

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
8844 9541 9813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.03% 37.78% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6098 6627 6689
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 177 253
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.38 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PDA across the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

PDA Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +30 4 £165 -34.00% 2
Croydon - - - -
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) MS Office
2 11 (68.75%) Blackberry
3 9 (56.25%) Windows XP
3 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
4 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Document Management
6 3 (18.75%) Practice Management
6 3 (18.75%) Legal
6 3 (18.75%) CRM
6 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) Dell
7 2 (12.50%) Service Management
7 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (12.50%) Symantec
7 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (12.50%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) Law
7 2 (12.50%) SCCM
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 8

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (68.75%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 3 (18.75%) Legal
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Deskside Support
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) BAPI
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
1 1 (6.25%) Sencha Touch
1 1 (6.25%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) iPhone
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows XP
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) CRM
1 3 (18.75%) Document Management
1 3 (18.75%) Practice Management
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
2 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (6.25%) PDM
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MOS
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
1 1 (6.25%) PAS 55
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Dell
3 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Infor
4 1 (6.25%) Sencha
4 1 (6.25%) Syclo
4 1 (6.25%) Appcelerator
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Sybase
4 1 (6.25%) SAP