The first 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 408 378 402
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +24
Contract jobs citing PDA 4 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.051% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.053% 0.15% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 8
Average daily rate £396 £190 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.42% -41.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £351 £288
% change year-on-year
-39.50% +22.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +44.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.21% +23.33%
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7582 7099 8753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.34% 32.86% 31.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5343 4946 5867
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 167 227
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £14.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £54.00 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
PDA
England

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
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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Uxbridge - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (71.43%) Windows
1 15 (71.43%) Blackberry
2 13 (61.90%) MS Office
3 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
4 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 6 (28.57%) Citrix
7 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
7 5 (23.81%) ITIL
7 5 (23.81%) Back Office
7 5 (23.81%) Banking
7 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (19.05%) Java
8 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 4 (19.05%) Symantec
8 4 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (14.29%) Reuters
9 3 (14.29%) Bloomberg
9 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X
9 3 (14.29%) Apple
9 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (14.29%) MCP
9 3 (14.29%) Windows 2000
9 3 (14.29%) HP
9 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
10 2 (9.52%) Portfolio Management
10 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (61.90%) MS Office
2 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.76%) MS Project
4 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) StarTeam
1 2 (9.52%) WinRunner
1 2 (9.52%) TestDirector
1 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (23.81%) Back Office
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Desktop Support
4 5 (23.81%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) PC Support
5 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Project Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) IT Security Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) IT Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 15 (71.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
3 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 2000
4 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Portfolio Management
2 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (9.52%) Volume Testing
2 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
2 2 (9.52%) PDM
2 2 (9.52%) Workflow
3 1 (4.76%) CRM
3 1 (4.76%) Practice Management
3 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.76%) Information Security
3 1 (4.76%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.76%) Data Security
3 1 (4.76%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.76%) Document Management
3 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (14.29%) MCP
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
1 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) Symantec
4 3 (14.29%) Reuters
4 3 (14.29%) Bloomberg
4 3 (14.29%) Apple
4 3 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 2 (9.52%) Borland
6 1 (4.76%) Dell