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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 574 530 540
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +10
Contract jobs citing PDA 49 63 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.12% 0.072%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.40% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 40 17
Average daily rate £140 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £87 £75 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £380 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £117 £225 £325
% change year-on-year
-48.00% -30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.00 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -19.35%

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
16353 15933 15959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.27% 31.15% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10543 9918 9611
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 668 680
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.58 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

PDA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PDA
Top 27 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Scotland -2 21 £300 -6.97% 3
England -12 17 £275 +22.22% 8
Renfrewshire 0 16 £305 -7.57% 1
Erskine -3 16 £305 -7.57% 1
London -1 9 £140 -55.20% 3
Glasgow +9 5 £109 -4.17% 1
City of London +47 3 £494 +3.94%
Chesterfield - 2 £421 -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £421 -
Sheffield - 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Derbyshire - 2 £421 -
South East +3 1 - - 1
South West -6 1 £200 -70.49%
North West -9 1 - - 1
West Midlands -25 1 £275 +22.22% 1
Bournemouth - 1 £200 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Carlisle - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Newport - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £200 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £275 -
Wales - 1 - -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 76 (67.26%) Microsoft
2 71 (62.83%) Windows
3 62 (54.87%) Windows XP
3 62 (54.87%) Windows 7
4 60 (53.10%) Active Directory
5 54 (47.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 52 (46.02%) Citrix
7 50 (44.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 49 (43.36%) Change Management
8 49 (43.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (41.59%) MCSE
10 46 (40.71%) MCSA
10 46 (40.71%) WinRunner
10 46 (40.71%) TestDirector
10 46 (40.71%) HP UFT
10 46 (40.71%) VMware
10 46 (40.71%) HP Quality Center
10 46 (40.71%) Test Automation
10 46 (40.71%) MCTS
10 46 (40.71%) MCITP
10 46 (40.71%) Software Testing
11 43 (38.05%) Test Scripting
11 43 (38.05%) SQL
12 42 (37.17%) AIX
12 42 (37.17%) Veritas
12 42 (37.17%) Netcool
12 42 (37.17%) Intel Security
12 42 (37.17%) VMware ESX
12 42 (37.17%) Clustering
12 42 (37.17%) Hyper-V

PDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 13 (11.50%) Skype for Business
2 5 (4.42%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (15.93%) MS Office
2 6 (5.31%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.65%) Acrobat
4 3 (2.65%) MS Project
4 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.16%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.08%) DHCP
2 8 (7.08%) DNS
3 5 (4.42%) Internet
4 4 (3.54%) WebEx
5 3 (2.65%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (2.65%) VPN
5 3 (2.65%) WAN
6 1 (0.88%) GoToMeeting
6 1 (0.88%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.88%) IPX
6 1 (0.88%) LAN
6 1 (0.88%) PBX
6 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (40.71%) HP UFT
1 46 (40.71%) TestDirector
1 46 (40.71%) WinRunner
2 1 (0.88%) MSI
2 1 (0.88%) Xcode
General
1 11 (9.73%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.31%) Back Office
2 6 (5.31%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Billing
4 3 (2.65%) Finance
5 2 (1.77%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.88%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (55.75%) Analyst
2 31 (27.43%) Test Analyst
3 24 (21.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 24 (21.24%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 23 (20.35%) Support Analyst
5 14 (12.39%) Desktop Support
6 13 (11.50%) Help Desk Analyst
7 11 (9.73%) Tester
8 8 (7.08%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (7.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (7.08%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
8 8 (7.08%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (6.19%) Help Desk Support
9 7 (6.19%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.19%) Support Engineer
10 6 (5.31%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.77%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (37.17%) Clustering
2 30 (26.55%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (18.58%) Blackberry
4 6 (5.31%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.54%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.65%) CCTV
7 2 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.88%) AS400
8 1 (0.88%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.88%) EPoS
8 1 (0.88%) Handset
8 1 (0.88%) IVR
8 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.88%) NHS
8 1 (0.88%) PKI
8 1 (0.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 71 (62.83%) Windows
2 62 (54.87%) Windows 7
2 62 (54.87%) Windows XP
3 50 (44.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (43.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (37.17%) AIX
6 10 (8.85%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.54%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.65%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.88%) Android
10 1 (0.88%) Linux
10 1 (0.88%) NetWare
10 1 (0.88%) Unix
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (43.36%) Change Management
2 46 (40.71%) Software Testing
2 46 (40.71%) Test Automation
3 43 (38.05%) Test Scripting
4 7 (6.19%) ITIL
5 5 (4.42%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.54%) Project Management
6 4 (3.54%) Records Management
6 4 (3.54%) Requirements Management
7 3 (2.65%) Coaching
7 3 (2.65%) Logistics
7 3 (2.65%) Supplier Management
8 2 (1.77%) ITSM
8 2 (1.77%) Line Management
9 1 (0.88%) Information Security
9 1 (0.88%) iOS Development
9 1 (0.88%) ITIL V3
9 1 (0.88%) Service Delivery
9 1 (0.88%) Software Deployment
9 1 (0.88%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 43 (38.05%) SQL
2 7 (6.19%) Java
3 1 (0.88%) C#
3 1 (0.88%) C++
3 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
3 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (47.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (41.59%) MCSE
3 46 (40.71%) MCITP
3 46 (40.71%) MCSA
3 46 (40.71%) MCTS
4 40 (35.40%) ISTQB
5 36 (31.86%) Security Cleared
6 24 (21.24%) SC Cleared
7 14 (12.39%) Degree
8 3 (2.65%) ISEB
8 3 (2.65%) MCP
9 2 (1.77%) MCDST
10 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.88%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.47%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (53.10%) Active Directory
2 42 (37.17%) Hyper-V
2 42 (37.17%) VMware ESX
3 11 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 46 (40.71%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (37.17%) McAfee ePO
2 42 (37.17%) Netcool
3 7 (6.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.77%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 76 (67.26%) Microsoft
2 52 (46.02%) Citrix
3 46 (40.71%) VMware
4 42 (37.17%) Intel Security
4 42 (37.17%) Veritas
5 7 (6.19%) Symantec
6 4 (3.54%) HP
7 3 (2.65%) Adobe
7 3 (2.65%) Bomgar
7 3 (2.65%) Siemens
8 2 (1.77%) Cisco
8 2 (1.77%) Dell
8 2 (1.77%) IBM
8 2 (1.77%) Peregrine
8 2 (1.77%) Remedy
8 2 (1.77%) Sun
9 1 (0.88%) AppSense
9 1 (0.88%) Interwoven
9 1 (0.88%) Lotus
9 1 (0.88%) Novell
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £320 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago