The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 555 516 515
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -1
Contract jobs citing PDA 33 40 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.084% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.33% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 28
Average daily rate £305 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £140 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £360 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £351 £288
% change year-on-year
-39.50% +22.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £20.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.45% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £17.15 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £23.88 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.21% +23.33%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14301 12230 14881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.38% 25.59% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8825 7369 8656
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 628 770
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%

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 17 April 2014.

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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -43 20 £250 +47.05% 17
Scotland -19 9 £335 -4.96% 2
London -40 5 £396 +108.42% 7
Buckinghamshire -19 4 £350 - 1
South East -26 4 £350 +150.00% 6
North West - 4 £150 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £124 - 1
Glasgow +12 2 - - 1
East of England -30 2 - -
South West - 2 - - 2
Cheshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £124 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 2
City of London - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Exeter - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Ferndown - - - -
Guildford - - - -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 52 (75.36%) Windows
2 30 (43.48%) MS Office
3 29 (42.03%) Windows 7
4 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
5 24 (34.78%) Windows XP
6 23 (33.33%) Blackberry
7 20 (28.99%) Active Directory
8 16 (23.19%) Citrix
9 15 (21.74%) SQL
10 13 (18.84%) ITIL
10 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
10 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (15.94%) TCP/IP
13 10 (14.49%) VPN
13 10 (14.49%) .NET
13 10 (14.49%) C#
13 10 (14.49%) Mobile App
14 9 (13.04%) Windows Mobile
14 9 (13.04%) .NET Framework
14 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
14 9 (13.04%) MS Exchange
14 9 (13.04%) Windows CE
15 8 (11.59%) Banking
15 8 (11.59%) Back Office
15 8 (11.59%) HP
16 7 (10.14%) Embedded C++
16 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio
16 7 (10.14%) C++
16 7 (10.14%) Finance

PDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 9 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (43.48%) MS Office
2 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) TCP/IP
2 10 (14.49%) VPN
3 5 (7.25%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (5.80%) 3G
4 4 (5.80%) Broadband
4 4 (5.80%) VoIP
4 4 (5.80%) WAN
4 4 (5.80%) Firewall
5 3 (4.35%) LAN
5 3 (4.35%) Internet
6 2 (2.90%) MPLS
6 2 (2.90%) Wireless
6 2 (2.90%) DHCP
6 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.90%) DNS
6 2 (2.90%) SAN
7 1 (1.45%) VLAN
7 1 (1.45%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.14%) SQLite
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio
1 7 (10.14%) Subversion
1 7 (10.14%) JIRA
2 6 (8.70%) TestDirector
3 5 (7.25%) WinRunner
4 3 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (2.90%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.90%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (11.59%) Back Office
1 8 (11.59%) Banking
2 7 (10.14%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Marketing
4 2 (2.90%) Norwegian Language
4 2 (2.90%) Law
4 2 (2.90%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (49.28%) Analyst
2 13 (18.84%) Desktop Support
3 11 (15.94%) Support Analyst
4 10 (14.49%) Developer
5 9 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Mobile Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Windows Mobile Developer
6 8 (11.59%) Desktop Analyst
6 8 (11.59%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 8 (11.59%) Service Analyst
7 7 (10.14%) Support Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Test Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (7.25%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (5.80%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (5.80%) IT Support
11 3 (4.35%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) .NET
2 9 (13.04%) .NET Framework
3 7 (10.14%) WCF
4 2 (2.90%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (1.45%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 10 (14.49%) Mobile App
3 7 (10.14%) Pocket PC
4 3 (4.35%) Clustering
4 3 (4.35%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.90%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.90%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 52 (75.36%) Windows
2 29 (42.03%) Windows 7
3 24 (34.78%) Windows XP
4 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (13.04%) Windows Mobile
6 9 (13.04%) Windows CE
7 6 (8.70%) Windows Vista
8 5 (7.25%) Windows 2000
9 3 (4.35%) Mac OS X
9 3 (4.35%) AIX
9 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) ITIL
2 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (10.14%) Scrum
3 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
3 5 (7.25%) Change Management
4 4 (5.80%) Test Scripting
5 3 (4.35%) Test Automation
5 3 (4.35%) Waterfall
5 3 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.35%) PDM
5 3 (4.35%) Service Management
5 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.90%) Volume Testing
6 2 (2.90%) Document Management
6 2 (2.90%) Workflow
6 2 (2.90%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (1.45%) Cyber Security
7 1 (1.45%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.45%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) SQL
2 10 (14.49%) C#
3 7 (10.14%) C++
3 7 (10.14%) Embedded C++
4 6 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (8.70%) Degree
1 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.25%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) MCTS
4 3 (4.35%) MCITP
4 3 (4.35%) MCP
4 3 (4.35%) MCSE
4 3 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.45%) COREP
3 1 (1.45%) FINREP
3 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (28.99%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) XenApp
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (4.35%) Netcool
2 3 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.45%) Unicenter
3 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.19%) Citrix
3 8 (11.59%) HP
4 6 (8.70%) Cisco
4 6 (8.70%) Symantec
4 6 (8.70%) VMware
5 5 (7.25%) Apple
6 4 (5.80%) Dell
7 3 (4.35%) Reuters
7 3 (4.35%) Bloomberg
7 3 (4.35%) Veritas
7 3 (4.35%) McAfee
8 2 (2.90%) Toshiba
8 2 (2.90%) Remedy
8 2 (2.90%) Borland
8 2 (2.90%) Motorola
8 2 (2.90%) Avaya
8 2 (2.90%) Oracle
8 2 (2.90%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.45%) WatchGuard
Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 10 days ago
Redhill
Premier Group
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Oxford
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £9.00 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago