The first 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 17 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 Renfrewshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 19 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing PDA 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 5.26% 6.35% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 21.74% 15.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate £358 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% -
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
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
23 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 24.21% 41.27% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 5
Average daily rate £328 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.35% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £349 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
PDA
Scotland

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 17 April 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Change Management
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) TestDirector
3 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (60.00%) Veritas
3 3 (60.00%) Netcool
3 3 (60.00%) McAfee
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (60.00%) WinRunner
3 3 (60.00%) AIX
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MCSA
3 3 (60.00%) MCTS
3 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (60.00%) Clustering

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (80.00%) TestDirector
2 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (60.00%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Change Management
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MCSA
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (60.00%) MCTS
3 3 (60.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Netcool
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (60.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Veritas
1 3 (60.00%) McAfee
1 3 (60.00%) VMware