The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank - 126 135
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.20% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.66% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £110 £153
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -27.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -24.63%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1031 903 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.93% 30.07% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 473 375
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 55 47
Average hourly rate £16.56 £15.50 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PDA
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft