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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 139 140 105
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -35
Contract jobs citing PDA 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.065% 0.068% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.27% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £120
UK excluding London average daily rate £128 £75 £350
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -78.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -24.63%
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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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
825 750 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.72% 25.49% 27.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 479 291
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 49 31
Average hourly rate £35.50 £24.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.91% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.30 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%

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 2 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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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 -7 2 - -
PDA
England

PDA
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 3 (60.00%) MS Office
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Electronic Design Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (60.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Electronic Design Automation
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft