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 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 399 398 391
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing PDA 9 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.043% 0.038% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
Average daily rate £140 £313 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.20% +108.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £117 £225 £325
% change year-on-year
-48.00% -30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +3.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -19.35%
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
7455 7583 8329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.74% 36.16% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5209 5328 5647
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 143 165
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.20 £51.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +47 3 £494 +3.94%
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Blackberry
3 14 (56.00%) MS Office
4 12 (48.00%) Windows XP
5 11 (44.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (36.00%) Citrix
7 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
8 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
8 7 (28.00%) Java
8 7 (28.00%) Symantec
8 7 (28.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (24.00%) SLA
9 6 (24.00%) Back Office
9 6 (24.00%) Banking
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (16.00%) Requirements Management
11 4 (16.00%) Project Management
11 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
12 3 (12.00%) Finance
12 3 (12.00%) Siemens
12 3 (12.00%) Supplier Management
12 3 (12.00%) CCTV
12 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
13 2 (8.00%) ITIL
14 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
14 1 (4.00%) Change Management
14 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
14 1 (4.00%) Law
14 1 (4.00%) Legal

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (56.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) GoToMeeting
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) VoIP
2 1 (4.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MSI
General
1 6 (24.00%) Back Office
1 6 (24.00%) Banking
2 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.00%) Finance
4 1 (4.00%) Law
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Engineering Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Banking Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) IT Support
5 2 (8.00%) IMAC Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IMAC Support
5 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineering Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) IT Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.00%) CCTV
3 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) e-Learning
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows XP
3 11 (44.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.00%) Android
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Project Management
1 4 (16.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (12.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) Data Management
4 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.00%) Document Management
4 1 (4.00%) Information Management
4 1 (4.00%) Information Security
4 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.00%) Line Management
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.00%) Software Distribution
4 1 (4.00%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Citrix
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Symantec
3 3 (12.00%) Siemens
4 1 (4.00%) AppSense
4 1 (4.00%) iManage
4 1 (4.00%) Interwoven