The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 Manchester 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 - - -
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £351 £288
% change year-on-year
-39.50% +22.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.21% +23.33%
Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
280 263 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.79% 27.25% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 119 132
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £229 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.42 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.02% -22.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £10.95 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £61.00 £45.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
PDA
North West

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PDA across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PDA across the Manchester region.

PDA Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PDA across the Manchester region.

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

PDA
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Mitel
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Document Management
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Mitel
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco