The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 29 July 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 South East 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 244 229 246
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +17
Contract jobs citing PDA 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.011% 0.082% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.049% 0.41% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£413 £131 £101
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+214.28% +30.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £153 £220
% change year-on-year
-27.86% -30.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £17.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-24.63% +38.00%
Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2023 1720 2030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.99% 20.22% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1045 843 859
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 126 175
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% -18.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%
PDA
England

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

PDA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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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
Hampshire -9 1 £413 +214.28% 2
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (33.33%) Remedy
3 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (16.67%) CA
4 1 (16.67%) Motorola
4 1 (16.67%) Unicenter
4 1 (16.67%) Windows CE

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) Broadband
2 1 (16.67%) GPRS
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Deployment Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows CE
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) Motorola
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