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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 396 404 391
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs citing PDA 15 2 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.066% 0.009% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.023% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 16
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£140 £115 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £115 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £115 £277
UK excluding London average daily rate £128 £91 £350
% change year-on-year
+39.72% -73.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -23.52%
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
8143 8620 9330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.62% 37.62% 39.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5698 5874 6351
Average daily rate £473 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 146 205
Average hourly rate £18.86 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.04 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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
Woodford Green - 2 £148 -
City of London - 1 £475 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Wembley - 1 £140 - 1
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (45.00%) Blackberry
3 9 (45.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (40.00%) MS Office
4 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (25.00%) Citrix
8 4 (20.00%) Rational Rose
8 4 (20.00%) XML
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (20.00%) SQL
8 4 (20.00%) UML
8 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (20.00%) Migration
8 4 (20.00%) EDIFACT
8 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (20.00%) Degree
8 4 (20.00%) JSON
8 4 (20.00%) Use Case
9 3 (15.00%) SCCM
9 3 (15.00%) Back Office
9 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (10.00%) vSphere
10 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
10 2 (10.00%) VPN
10 2 (10.00%) SLA

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) VPN
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Rational Rose
General
1 3 (15.00%) Back Office
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Japanese Language
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Deskside Support
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) XML
1 4 (20.00%) EDIFACT
1 4 (20.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) Handset
2 2 (10.00%) CLARiiON
2 2 (10.00%) Celerra
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) EPoS
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows XP
3 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
1 4 (20.00%) UML
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
1 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (20.00%) Use Case
2 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (10.00%) CCNP
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) EMC
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Reuters
4 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec