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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 535 515 538
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +23
Contract jobs citing PDA 45 54 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.11% 0.085%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.40% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 15
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£110 £150 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £75 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £325 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £153 £220
% change year-on-year
-27.86% -30.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +40.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £22.95 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £17.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-24.63% +27.77%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13575 13529 14275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.54% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8238 8164 8195
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 546 610 770
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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
England -30 29 £120 -20.00% 9
West Midlands -7 12 - - 1
Scotland -13 9 £110 -74.11%
North West +1 6 - -
Aberdeen - 5 £110 -
London -18 3 £115 -23.33% 5
South West -30 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +4 2 - -
West Yorkshire 0 2 - -
South East -10 2 £413 +214.28% 1
Wakefield - 2 - -
City of London +22 1 - - 2
East Midlands +1 1 £120 -
Glasgow -4 1 £338 -
Hampshire -18 1 £413 +214.28%
Northamptonshire - 1 £120 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Durham - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wellingborough - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Willenhall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 56 (74.67%) Windows
2 50 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 33 (44.00%) MS Office
4 32 (42.67%) Windows XP
5 31 (41.33%) Active Directory
5 31 (41.33%) Windows 7
6 25 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (32.00%) SCCM
7 24 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (30.67%) Blackberry
8 23 (30.67%) Citrix
9 20 (26.67%) Dell
9 20 (26.67%) VMware
10 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
11 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
12 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
13 14 (18.67%) Exchange Server 2003
14 13 (17.33%) DHCP
14 13 (17.33%) XenApp
15 12 (16.00%) XenServer
15 12 (16.00%) XenDesktop
15 12 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (16.00%) VLAN
15 12 (16.00%) NAS
15 12 (16.00%) DNS
15 12 (16.00%) SAN
15 12 (16.00%) Degree
16 11 (14.67%) SLA
17 10 (13.33%) MS Excel
17 10 (13.33%) SQL

PDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
2 14 (18.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.67%) ColdFusion
3 2 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.67%) IIS
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (44.00%) MS Office
2 10 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.67%) MS Project
4 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.33%) DHCP
2 12 (16.00%) VLAN
2 12 (16.00%) NAS
2 12 (16.00%) DNS
2 12 (16.00%) SAN
3 9 (12.00%) VPN
4 2 (2.67%) Internet
4 2 (2.67%) 3G
4 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.67%) Broadband
5 1 (1.33%) GPRS
5 1 (1.33%) LAN
5 1 (1.33%) VoIP
5 1 (1.33%) WAN
5 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.67%) DataStage
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.67%) TestDirector
2 7 (9.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (9.33%) WinRunner
General
1 8 (10.67%) Norwegian Language
2 6 (8.00%) Finance
3 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.00%) Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Back Office
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Law
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (41.33%) Analyst
2 16 (21.33%) Desktop Support
3 14 (18.67%) Support Engineer
4 13 (17.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (12.00%) Help Desk Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (10.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (9.33%) Support Analyst
8 6 (8.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 6 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
8 6 (8.00%) Service Analyst
8 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (8.00%) IT Support
9 5 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (6.67%) Test Analyst
9 5 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (5.33%) Test Engineer
11 3 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (4.00%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) .NET
1 2 (2.67%) Middleware
2 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.33%) .NET Compact Framework
2 1 (1.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (30.67%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.33%) Clustering
3 3 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.00%) Handset
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.67%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 56 (74.67%) Windows
2 32 (42.67%) Windows XP
3 31 (41.33%) Windows 7
4 25 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (9.33%) AIX
7 3 (4.00%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.00%) Android
7 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.33%) Windows CE
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.00%) Change Management
1 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (9.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (9.33%) Test Automation
3 5 (6.67%) Time Management
3 5 (6.67%) ITIL
4 4 (5.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.00%) PDM
5 3 (4.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (4.00%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.67%) Information Assurance
6 2 (2.67%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.67%) Project Management
6 2 (2.67%) Service Management
6 2 (2.67%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (2.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (1.33%) CRM
7 1 (1.33%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) SQL
2 3 (4.00%) Java
3 2 (2.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (16.00%) Degree
4 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (12.00%) ISTQB
5 8 (10.67%) MCITP
6 7 (9.33%) MCTS
6 7 (9.33%) MCSE
6 7 (9.33%) MCSA
7 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.67%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (41.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (17.33%) XenApp
3 12 (16.00%) XenServer
3 12 (16.00%) XenDesktop
3 12 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.33%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.33%) VMware ESX
5 5 (6.67%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (32.00%) SCCM
2 7 (9.33%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (9.33%) Netcool
2 7 (9.33%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.67%) Sysprep
4 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 50 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (30.67%) Citrix
3 20 (26.67%) Dell
3 20 (26.67%) VMware
4 8 (10.67%) HP
5 7 (9.33%) Veritas
5 7 (9.33%) McAfee
6 6 (8.00%) Acronis
6 6 (8.00%) ServiceNow
7 5 (6.67%) Compaq
8 2 (2.67%) Cisco
8 2 (2.67%) Apple
8 2 (2.67%) Toshiba
8 2 (2.67%) Altiris
8 2 (2.67%) Remedy
9 1 (1.33%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.33%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.33%) Symantec
9 1 (1.33%) CA
9 1 (1.33%) Motorola
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