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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 396 408 372
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -36
Contract jobs citing PDA 6 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.070% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.074% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 4
Average daily rate
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£320 £200 £173
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £150 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £275 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £313 £138
% change year-on-year
-45.60% +127.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £15.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -6.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £14.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £14.50 £20.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -31.42%
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
8091 9055 7901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.97% 37.21% 36.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5804 6325 5487
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 166 206
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.67 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.17% +15.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +9 3 £338 +35.00% 2
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Blackberry
3 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
3 8 (47.06%) MS Office
3 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
4 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 3 (17.65%) Citrix
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (11.76%) MCDST
7 2 (11.76%) Document Management
7 2 (11.76%) Legal
7 2 (11.76%) SCCM
7 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) MCSE
7 2 (11.76%) LAN
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) Symantec
7 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) BAPI
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) MEAP
1 1 (5.88%) HTML5
1 1 (5.88%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) CLARiiON
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Handset
2 1 (5.88%) Statistics
2 1 (5.88%) Celerra
2 1 (5.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.88%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Document Management
1 2 (11.76%) CRM
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL
1 2 (11.76%) Practice Management
2 1 (5.88%) Service Management
2 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
2 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) MCDST
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MOS
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCP
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) PAS 55
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
3 2 (11.76%) Symantec
3 2 (11.76%) Dell
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Avaya
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Sybase
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Infor
4 1 (5.88%) Sencha
4 1 (5.88%) Syclo
4 1 (5.88%) Appcelerator