The first 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 16 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 North West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 134 - 131
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PDA 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% - 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% - 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £150 - £500
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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
732 569 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.68% 23.22% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 255 332
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 £210 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 49 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.46 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -12.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £34.50 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
PDA
England

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 2 - -
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) VoIP
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Dell
4 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
4 2 (28.57%) MPLS
4 2 (28.57%) Toshiba
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Mitel
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) Acronis
5 1 (14.29%) Banking

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
1 3 (42.86%) VoIP
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) MPLS
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Broadband
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
1 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Document Management
1 1 (14.29%) Information Security
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) Toshiba
3 2 (28.57%) Mitel
4 1 (14.29%) Acronis
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco