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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 24 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing PDA 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 2.04% 4.76% 8.06%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.88% 11.63% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
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£355 £358 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% -0.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £275 £351
% change year-on-year
-50.90% -21.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -38.02%
PDA
Scotland

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
41 43 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 41.84% 40.95% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 27
Average daily rate £347 £311 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.81% -16.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £378 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -2 2 £355 -0.69%
PDA
Scotland

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 14 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (92.86%) ISTQB
3 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
3 11 (78.57%) Change Management
3 11 (78.57%) Software Testing
3 11 (78.57%) TestDirector
4 10 (71.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (71.43%) WinRunner
4 10 (71.43%) Test Automation
5 9 (64.29%) Hyper-V
5 9 (64.29%) SQL
5 9 (64.29%) Veritas
5 9 (64.29%) Netcool
5 9 (64.29%) McAfee
5 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
5 9 (64.29%) Citrix
5 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (64.29%) AIX
5 9 (64.29%) MCSE
5 9 (64.29%) MCSA
5 9 (64.29%) MCTS
5 9 (64.29%) MCITP
5 9 (64.29%) VMware
5 9 (64.29%) VMware ESX
5 9 (64.29%) Clustering
5 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 11 (78.57%) TestDirector
2 10 (71.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (71.43%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Test Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Clustering
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 14 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (64.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
1 11 (78.57%) Change Management
1 11 (78.57%) Software Testing
2 10 (71.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) ISTQB
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (64.29%) MCSE
2 9 (64.29%) MCSA
2 9 (64.29%) MCTS
2 9 (64.29%) MCITP
2 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Hyper-V
1 9 (64.29%) VMware ESX
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) Netcool
1 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (64.29%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Veritas
1 9 (64.29%) McAfee
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
1 9 (64.29%) Citrix
1 9 (64.29%) VMware