The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 563 555 506
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -49
Contract jobs citing PDA 46 27 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.049% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.16% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 18
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£153 £335 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.47% +63.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £88 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £396 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £351
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -21.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £19.00 £21.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £18.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16952 16963 14865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.32% 31.08% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10413 10531 8844
Average daily rate £420 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 663 636
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.78 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.74% -7.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PDA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PDA within the UK.

PDA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PDA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PDA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

PDA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PDA within the UK.

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PDA
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PDA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

PDA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PDA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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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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
England -4 36 £165 -52.85% 8
London +19 8 £130 -67.17% 4
Scotland -5 6 £355 +5.97%
West Midlands -11 6 £108 -13.13%
South East -25 6 £140 -60.00% 2
East of England +20 5 £265 - 1
South West +8 4 - - 1
Worcestershire - 4 - -
Hertfordshire - 4 £265 - 1
Watford - 4 £265 -
Worcester - 4 - -
Renfrewshire -2 3 £355 -0.69%
Erskine -3 3 £355 -0.69%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £484 -
Yorkshire - 3 £340 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £340 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £484 -
North East - 3 £484 -
Kent - 2 £90 - 1
Devon - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £340 -
Weymouth - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Birmingham -4 1 £100 -19.19%
Buckinghamshire -12 1 - -
North West -17 1 - -
City of London - 1 £475 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £140 -
Hampshire - 1 - -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 79 (66.39%) Windows
2 73 (61.34%) Microsoft
3 61 (51.26%) Windows 7
4 55 (46.22%) Windows XP
5 51 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (38.66%) Citrix
7 38 (31.93%) Active Directory
8 37 (31.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (29.41%) MS Office
10 34 (28.57%) SC Cleared
10 34 (28.57%) Security Cleared
11 32 (26.89%) Analytical Skills
12 31 (26.05%) VMware
13 27 (22.69%) SQL
14 25 (21.01%) MS Excel
15 24 (20.17%) VMware ESX
16 23 (19.33%) Change Management
16 23 (19.33%) TestDirector
16 23 (19.33%) Software Testing
16 23 (19.33%) ISTQB
17 22 (18.49%) Test Automation
17 22 (18.49%) QuickTest Pro
17 22 (18.49%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (18.49%) WinRunner
17 22 (18.49%) SLA
17 22 (18.49%) Blackberry
17 22 (18.49%) McAfee
17 22 (18.49%) MCSE
17 22 (18.49%) MCSA
18 21 (17.65%) Clustering

PDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 16 (13.45%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.61%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.84%) IIS
Applications
1 35 (29.41%) MS Office
2 25 (21.01%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.45%) Office 365
2 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.97%) LAN
2 16 (13.45%) WAN
3 14 (11.76%) DHCP
3 14 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 14 (11.76%) DNS
4 11 (9.24%) SAN
5 9 (7.56%) VPN
6 5 (4.20%) Internet
7 4 (3.36%) Ethernet
7 4 (3.36%) FTP
7 4 (3.36%) SMTP
7 4 (3.36%) VLAN
7 4 (3.36%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.36%) NAS
7 4 (3.36%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.52%) RTSP
8 3 (2.52%) Firewall
8 3 (2.52%) VoIP
9 2 (1.68%) Wireless
10 1 (0.84%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) DB2
2 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (19.33%) TestDirector
2 22 (18.49%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (18.49%) WinRunner
3 3 (2.52%) MSI
General
1 5 (4.20%) Back Office
2 3 (2.52%) Banking
2 3 (2.52%) Finance
3 2 (1.68%) Law
3 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.68%) Retail
3 2 (1.68%) Japanese Language
4 1 (0.84%) Marketing
4 1 (0.84%) Legal
4 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (45.38%) Analyst
2 27 (22.69%) 1st Line Support
3 23 (19.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (18.49%) Service Analyst
4 22 (18.49%) Support Analyst
5 19 (15.97%) Service Desk Analyst
5 19 (15.97%) Desktop Support
6 16 (13.45%) Test Engineer
7 14 (11.76%) Help Desk Analyst
8 12 (10.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 12 (10.08%) Help Desk Support
9 10 (8.40%) Support Engineer
10 8 (6.72%) Test Analyst
11 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 6 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 5 (4.20%) VMware Engineer
12 5 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
13 4 (3.36%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.04%) .NET
2 1 (0.84%) CSS3
2 1 (0.84%) HTML5
2 1 (0.84%) WCF
2 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.84%) CSS
2 1 (0.84%) Web Services
2 1 (0.84%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.89%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (18.49%) Blackberry
3 21 (17.65%) Clustering
4 8 (6.72%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.52%) Open Source
5 3 (2.52%) Celerra
5 3 (2.52%) Handset
5 3 (2.52%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.68%) iPhone
7 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.84%) GIS
7 1 (0.84%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 79 (66.39%) Windows
2 61 (51.26%) Windows 7
3 55 (46.22%) Windows XP
4 51 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (31.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (17.65%) AIX
7 13 (10.92%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.52%) UNIX
9 1 (0.84%) Android
9 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.33%) Change Management
1 23 (19.33%) Software Testing
2 22 (18.49%) Test Automation
3 21 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 19 (15.97%) ITIL
5 6 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.20%) Data Migration
6 5 (4.20%) Web Application Development
6 5 (4.20%) Migration
6 5 (4.20%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.52%) Software Deployment
7 3 (2.52%) Validation
7 3 (2.52%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.68%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (1.68%) Electronic Design Automation
8 2 (1.68%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (0.84%) Data Entry
9 1 (0.84%) Mentoring
9 1 (0.84%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.69%) SQL
2 6 (5.04%) Java
3 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.84%) C
3 1 (0.84%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 34 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 23 (19.33%) ISTQB
3 22 (18.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (18.49%) MCSE
3 22 (18.49%) MCSA
4 21 (17.65%) MCTS
4 21 (17.65%) MCITP
5 16 (13.45%) Degree
6 13 (10.92%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.52%) MCP
7 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.52%) CCNP
7 3 (2.52%) CCNA
8 2 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.84%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.49%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (31.93%) Active Directory
2 24 (20.17%) VMware ESX
3 21 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 18 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 6 (5.04%) vSphere
7 5 (4.20%) XenApp
8 4 (3.36%) XenServer
9 3 (2.52%) VMware Server
9 3 (2.52%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.84%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 21 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
1 21 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
2 19 (15.97%) Netcool
3 8 (6.72%) SCCM
4 6 (5.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 73 (61.34%) Microsoft
2 46 (38.66%) Citrix
3 31 (26.05%) VMware
4 22 (18.49%) McAfee
5 21 (17.65%) Veritas
6 6 (5.04%) Symantec
6 6 (5.04%) Cisco
7 4 (3.36%) Dell
8 3 (2.52%) EMC
9 1 (0.84%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.84%) Altiris
9 1 (0.84%) Reuters
9 1 (0.84%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.84%) Cognos
London
Etech Partners
Rate: From £140 to £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gillingham, Kent
CPS Group UK
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 6 days ago