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 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 249 230 213
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -17
Contract jobs citing PDA 10 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.070% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.26% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
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£130 £310 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.09% +148.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £308 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £312 £156
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £319 £138
% change year-on-year
-59.21% +131.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £8.84 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.71 - £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.97 - £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -31.42%
PDA
England

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
2844 2305 1972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.05% 27.03% 23.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1568 1229 902
Average daily rate £375 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 133 187
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.90 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PDA across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

PDA Daily Rate Histogram 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 December 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
Hampshire -21 2 £425 +36.98% 1
Kent - 1 £135 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £115 -
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
2 5 (35.71%) SLA
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) Office 365
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) MS Office
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) iPad
4 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Phone
4 3 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Symantec
5 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (7.14%) GIS
6 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) Back Office
6 1 (7.14%) Banking
6 1 (7.14%) CAD
6 1 (7.14%) NHS
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) Dell

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Junior
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Junior Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Graduate
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Deskside Support
4 1 (7.14%) Deskside Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Deployment Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) iPad
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) GIS
3 1 (7.14%) iPhone
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Phone
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (7.14%) CAD
2 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Dell