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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 107 99 112
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Contract jobs citing PDA 23 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.90% 0.85% 0.088%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.05% 3.08% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 0
Average daily rate £300 £328 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £109 £215 £325
% change year-on-year
-49.30% -33.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -19.35%
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
754 747 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.56% 27.68% 23.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 407 255
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 19
Average hourly rate £39.50 £19.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.89% +22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.57 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £31.20 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 17 £305 -12.85% 1
Glasgow +8 5 £109 -4.17% 1
Highlands - 1 £165 -
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 47 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 42 (89.36%) Active Directory
2 42 (89.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (89.36%) Windows
3 41 (87.23%) Windows 7
4 40 (85.11%) HP Quality Center
4 40 (85.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (85.11%) Software Testing
4 40 (85.11%) MCTS
4 40 (85.11%) MCITP
4 40 (85.11%) MCSE
4 40 (85.11%) MCSA
4 40 (85.11%) WinRunner
4 40 (85.11%) TestDirector
4 40 (85.11%) HP UFT
4 40 (85.11%) Windows XP
4 40 (85.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (85.11%) Change Management
4 40 (85.11%) VMware
4 40 (85.11%) Test Automation
5 37 (78.72%) Test Scripting
6 36 (76.60%) McAfee ePO
6 36 (76.60%) Hyper-V
6 36 (76.60%) SQL
6 36 (76.60%) Citrix
6 36 (76.60%) VMware ESX
6 36 (76.60%) Clustering
6 36 (76.60%) Netcool
6 36 (76.60%) Intel Security
6 36 (76.60%) Veritas

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) DHCP
1 4 (8.51%) DNS
1 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 40 (85.11%) HP UFT
1 40 (85.11%) TestDirector
1 40 (85.11%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (4.26%) Norwegian Language
2 1 (2.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 36 (76.60%) Analyst
2 30 (63.83%) Test Analyst
3 23 (48.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 23 (48.94%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (12.77%) Support Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) Tester
7 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Active Directory Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support
8 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Tester
9 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) IT Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Technical Test Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Technical Tester
Miscellaneous
1 36 (76.60%) Clustering
2 17 (36.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) PKI
3 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (89.36%) Windows
2 41 (87.23%) Windows 7
3 40 (85.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 40 (85.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (85.11%) Windows XP
4 36 (76.60%) AIX
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (85.11%) Change Management
1 40 (85.11%) Software Testing
1 40 (85.11%) Test Automation
2 37 (78.72%) Test Scripting
3 4 (8.51%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (76.60%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (89.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (85.11%) MCITP
2 40 (85.11%) MCSA
2 40 (85.11%) MCSE
2 40 (85.11%) MCTS
3 35 (74.47%) ISTQB
4 30 (63.83%) Security Cleared
5 20 (42.55%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.38%) ISEB
7 2 (4.26%) MCDST
8 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (89.36%) Active Directory
2 36 (76.60%) Hyper-V
2 36 (76.60%) VMware ESX
3 11 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (85.11%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (76.60%) McAfee ePO
2 36 (76.60%) Netcool
Vendors
1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 40 (85.11%) VMware
3 36 (76.60%) Citrix
3 36 (76.60%) Intel Security
3 36 (76.60%) Veritas
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