The 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 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 258 242 226
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing PDA 7 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.073% 0.022% 0.083%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.075% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
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£135 £413 £131
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.27% +214.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £128 £110 £153
% change year-on-year
+15.90% -27.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -24.63%
PDA
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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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2944 2650 2341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.82% 28.88% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1650 1397 1153
Average daily rate £375 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 135 162
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.22 £11.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.27% +8.75%

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 2015. 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
West Sussex - 5 £135 -
Hampshire +1 1 - -
Kent - 1 £90 -
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) SLA
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Office 365
4 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (30.77%) MS Office
4 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
5 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) MCTS
6 2 (15.38%) MCITP
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
6 2 (15.38%) Clustering
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) AIX

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) PBX
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) WinRunner
1 2 (15.38%) TestDirector
1 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Service Analyst
3 6 (46.15%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (38.46%) Junior Analyst
4 5 (38.46%) Junior
5 4 (30.77%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
6 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (15.38%) Junior Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) IT Support
7 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) AIX
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
1 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
1 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) MCTS
3 2 (15.38%) MCITP
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 2 (15.38%) MCSE
3 2 (15.38%) MCSA
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) Netcool
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) Veritas
2 2 (15.38%) McAfee
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Altiris