The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £117 £170 £325
% change year-on-year
-31.17% -47.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 North East region.

Miscellaneous Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
298 200 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 32.32% 32.15% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 97 87
Average daily rate £375 £375 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 26
Average hourly rate £19.50 £12.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -55.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £9.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £15.00 £74.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in the North East

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Netcool
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (100.00%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (100.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) VMware