The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 18 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 Scotland 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 117 108 108
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing PDA 9 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.34% 0.51% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.72% 2.28% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
Average daily rate £335 £353 £118
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.96% +198.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £326 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £360 £120
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £351 £288
% change year-on-year
-39.50% +22.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.21% +23.33%
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
522 526 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.70% 22.45% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 257 208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 36
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.13 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.81% -45.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.42 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
PDA
UK

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

PDA
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PDA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

PDA Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PDA across the Scotland region.

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

PDA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 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
Glasgow +9 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows XP
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Change Management
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) MS Office
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) TestDirector
4 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (33.33%) Veritas
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (33.33%) WinRunner
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) AIX
4 3 (33.33%) MCSE
4 3 (33.33%) MCSA
4 3 (33.33%) Netcool
4 3 (33.33%) McAfee
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 3 (33.33%) Clustering
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) TestDirector
2 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (33.33%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
5 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows XP
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Change Management
1 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (33.33%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) MCSA
3 3 (33.33%) MCTS
3 3 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Netcool
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Veritas
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
1 3 (33.33%) McAfee
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Apple