The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 130 142 114
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -28
Contract jobs citing PDA 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.033% 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £275 £351
% change year-on-year
-50.90% -21.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -38.02%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
688 773 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.06% 25.80% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 479 259
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £504 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 41
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £23.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.38 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

PDA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Devon - 2 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) MCTS
5 1 (14.29%) MCITP
5 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) WinRunner
1 1 (14.29%) TestDirector
1 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (57.14%) Service Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technology Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Electronic Design Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCTS
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (14.29%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) McAfee
2 1 (14.29%) Veritas
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix