The 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 115 112 101
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing PDA 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.29% 0.24% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.13% 0.98% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
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£350 £335 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +74.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £317 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £337 £279
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £325 £150
% change year-on-year
-46.15% +116.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.57 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.57 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -31.42%
PDA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
708 615 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.29% 24.90% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 276 245
Average daily rate £360 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 33
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.94 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.58% -8.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.56 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £17.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
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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
Renfrewshire -5 7 £350 +8.10%
Aberdeen - - - -
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 15 (88.24%) Windows
1 15 (88.24%) Windows XP
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
1 15 (88.24%) Windows 7
2 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (58.82%) WinRunner
2 10 (58.82%) TestDirector
2 10 (58.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (58.82%) Change Management
3 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 9 (52.94%) VMware ESX
3 9 (52.94%) Clustering
3 9 (52.94%) Netcool
3 9 (52.94%) McAfee
3 9 (52.94%) Veritas
3 9 (52.94%) Citrix
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) AIX
3 9 (52.94%) MCSE
3 9 (52.94%) MCSA
3 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
3 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
3 9 (52.94%) MCTS
3 9 (52.94%) MCITP
3 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
3 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) WinRunner
1 10 (58.82%) TestDirector
1 10 (58.82%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Test Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Support Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Desktop Support
2 5 (29.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Clustering
2 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
1 15 (88.24%) Windows XP
1 15 (88.24%) Windows 7
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (52.94%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
1 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
1 10 (58.82%) Change Management
2 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (52.94%) MCSE
1 9 (52.94%) MCSA
1 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
1 9 (52.94%) MCTS
1 9 (52.94%) MCITP
1 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) VMware ESX
1 9 (52.94%) Hyper-V
2 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) Netcool
1 9 (52.94%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (52.94%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (29.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) VMware
2 9 (52.94%) McAfee
2 9 (52.94%) Veritas
2 9 (52.94%) Citrix
3 6 (35.29%) HP
4 5 (29.41%) Compaq
4 5 (29.41%) Dell
4 5 (29.41%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.88%) Altiris