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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 598 565 537
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -28
Contract jobs citing PDA 27 51 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.092% 0.097%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.28% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 24
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£140 £125 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -45.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £75 £75 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £120 £328
% change year-on-year
+106.25% -63.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 13
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.40 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £18.90 £23.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £15.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -15.27%

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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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
Top 15 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 28 August 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 -27 22 £145 -19.44% 7
London +25 13 £140 +5.66% 1
South West -10 6 £375 - 3
Bournemouth - 5 £375 -
Dorset - 5 £375 -
South East -19 2 £135 -67.27% 1
Glasgow +3 1 £270 -20.00%
Hampshire -8 1 - - 1
West Midlands -13 1 £225 +7.14% 1
Scotland -13 1 £270 +145.45%
Warwickshire - 1 £225 -
West Sussex - 1 £135 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Rugby - 1 £225 -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 39 (57.35%) Microsoft
2 31 (45.59%) Windows
3 24 (35.29%) MS Office
4 22 (32.35%) Windows XP
4 22 (32.35%) Windows 7
5 20 (29.41%) Active Directory
6 17 (25.00%) Degree
6 17 (25.00%) Blackberry
7 16 (23.53%) Citrix
7 16 (23.53%) SLA
8 14 (20.59%) MS Excel
9 13 (19.12%) ITIL
9 13 (19.12%) Office 365
10 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
11 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
12 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
12 9 (13.24%) Back Office
13 8 (11.76%) SQL
14 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
15 6 (8.82%) Symantec
15 6 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (8.82%) Java
15 6 (8.82%) DHCP
15 6 (8.82%) WAN
15 6 (8.82%) LAN
15 6 (8.82%) Norton AntiVirus
15 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (7.35%) Windows 2000 Server

PDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (35.29%) MS Office
2 14 (20.59%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.82%) WAN
2 6 (8.82%) DHCP
2 6 (8.82%) LAN
3 4 (5.88%) VoIP
3 4 (5.88%) DNS
4 3 (4.41%) VPN
5 2 (2.94%) SAN
5 2 (2.94%) Internet
5 2 (2.94%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.47%) VLAN
6 1 (1.47%) NAS
6 1 (1.47%) 3G
6 1 (1.47%) Firewall
6 1 (1.47%) Broadband
6 1 (1.47%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.47%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Rational Rose
2 3 (4.41%) WinRunner
2 3 (4.41%) TestDirector
2 3 (4.41%) HP UFT
General
1 9 (13.24%) Back Office
2 5 (7.35%) Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Finance
4 2 (2.94%) Law
4 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (58.82%) Analyst
2 19 (27.94%) Support Analyst
3 14 (20.59%) Service Analyst
3 14 (20.59%) 1st Line Support
3 14 (20.59%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (19.12%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (14.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 8 (11.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) Desktop Support
8 6 (8.82%) Trainer
8 6 (8.82%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) Junior
9 5 (7.35%) Junior Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
11 3 (4.41%) Test Analyst
11 3 (4.41%) Technical Leader
11 3 (4.41%) Help Desk Support
12 2 (2.94%) Citrix Engineer
12 2 (2.94%) Junior Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) XML
1 4 (5.88%) EDIFACT
1 4 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.41%) NHS
4 3 (4.41%) Clustering
5 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.47%) IVR
6 1 (1.47%) Celerra
6 1 (1.47%) EPoS
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) Handset
6 1 (1.47%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 31 (45.59%) Windows
2 22 (32.35%) Windows XP
2 22 (32.35%) Windows 7
3 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.35%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (4.41%) AIX
7 2 (2.94%) Android
7 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.12%) ITIL
2 5 (7.35%) Migration
2 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (7.35%) Test Scripting
3 4 (5.88%) Use Case
3 4 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 4 (5.88%) UML
4 3 (4.41%) Software Testing
4 3 (4.41%) Change Management
4 3 (4.41%) Test Automation
4 3 (4.41%) Open Source
4 3 (4.41%) ITIL V3
4 3 (4.41%) Software Deployment
5 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.47%) Service Management
6 1 (1.47%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.47%) Web Application Development
6 1 (1.47%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.47%) Line Management
6 1 (1.47%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.76%) SQL
2 6 (8.82%) Java
3 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (25.00%) Degree
2 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.41%) MCSE
5 3 (4.41%) MCSA
5 3 (4.41%) MCTS
5 3 (4.41%) MCITP
5 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.47%) CCNP
6 1 (1.47%) CCNA
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.53%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) GMP
System Software
1 20 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.41%) Terminal Server
3 3 (4.41%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.94%) XenApp
5 1 (1.47%) XenServer
5 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.47%) vSphere
5 1 (1.47%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (4.41%) SCCM
2 3 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.94%) Netcool
Vendors
1 39 (57.35%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.53%) Citrix
3 6 (8.82%) Symantec
4 5 (7.35%) VMware
4 5 (7.35%) Northgate
5 4 (5.88%) Cisco
5 4 (5.88%) McAfee
6 3 (4.41%) Veritas
7 1 (1.47%) Dell
7 1 (1.47%) EMC
7 1 (1.47%) Altiris
7 1 (1.47%) LANDesk
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