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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 30 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing PDA 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 0.70% 15.56% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 30.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Average daily rate
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- £335 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £333 £255
% change year-on-year
-45.98% +30.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £9.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+88.88% -28.00%
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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
78 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 54.55% 51.11% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 20 16
Average daily rate £347 £353 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £312 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £387 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) WinRunner
1 4 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 4 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Netcool
1 4 (100.00%) McAfee
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) MCTS
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (100.00%) WinRunner
1 4 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 4 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCTS
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Netcool
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas
1 4 (100.00%) McAfee
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP