The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 27 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing PDA 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 2.00% 14.29% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.35% 28.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £342 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £328 £270
% change year-on-year
-66.48% +21.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +24.13%
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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 Renfrewshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
69 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 46.00% 50.00% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 13 11
Average daily rate £345 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £310 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £402 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (100.00%) Change Management
1 8 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) TestDirector
3 6 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (75.00%) Veritas
3 6 (75.00%) Netcool
3 6 (75.00%) McAfee
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (75.00%) WinRunner
3 6 (75.00%) AIX
3 6 (75.00%) MCSE
3 6 (75.00%) MCSA
3 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (75.00%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (75.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (75.00%) MCTS
3 6 (75.00%) MCITP
3 6 (75.00%) VMware

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 7 (87.50%) TestDirector
2 6 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (75.00%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Change Management
1 8 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
3 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
3 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (75.00%) MCSE
3 6 (75.00%) MCSA
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (75.00%) MCTS
3 6 (75.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware ESX
1 6 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) Netcool
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (75.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Citrix
1 6 (75.00%) Veritas
1 6 (75.00%) McAfee
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP