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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 546 521 561
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +40
Contract jobs citing PDA 55 54 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.10% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.39% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 14
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£120 £214 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% -8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £75 £143 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £395 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £328 £270
% change year-on-year
-66.48% +21.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £23.40 £21.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +24.13%

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
14120 13908 14654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.15% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8449 8513 8505
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £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 609 615 803
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.30 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -24.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -27 40 £160 -20.00% 11
West Midlands +3 17 £210 - 2
Scotland -16 9 £110 -67.83% 1
London -1 6 £133 -33.75% 5
North West -2 6 - - 1
South West -29 6 - -
Aberdeen - 5 £110 -
Wiltshire -11 3 - -
City of London +27 2 £140 -38.46% 1
West Yorkshire +1 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -1 2 - - 1
South East -5 2 £413 +214.28% 1
Wakefield - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Glasgow -15 1 £338 - 1
Hampshire -17 1 £413 +214.28% 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Manchester - - - -
Ossett - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stockton-on-Tees - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Havant - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 62 (75.61%) Windows
2 55 (67.07%) Microsoft
3 39 (47.56%) MS Office
4 36 (43.90%) Active Directory
5 35 (42.68%) Windows XP
6 34 (41.46%) Windows 7
7 31 (37.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (37.80%) SCCM
8 30 (36.59%) Blackberry
9 29 (35.37%) Citrix
10 28 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (31.71%) Dell
12 25 (30.49%) MS Exchange
13 22 (26.83%) VMware
14 21 (25.61%) Security Cleared
15 20 (24.39%) SC Cleared
16 18 (21.95%) DNS
17 17 (20.73%) DHCP
17 17 (20.73%) Exchange Server 2003
18 16 (19.51%) XenApp
19 15 (18.29%) XenServer
19 15 (18.29%) XenDesktop
19 15 (18.29%) NAS
19 15 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
19 15 (18.29%) VLAN
19 15 (18.29%) SAN
20 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
21 12 (14.63%) VPN
22 11 (13.41%) HP
22 11 (13.41%) SQL

PDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 25 (30.49%) MS Exchange
2 17 (20.73%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (3.66%) Lync
4 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.44%) IIS
4 2 (2.44%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 39 (47.56%) MS Office
2 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.44%) MS Project
3 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.95%) DNS
2 17 (20.73%) DHCP
3 15 (18.29%) NAS
3 15 (18.29%) VLAN
3 15 (18.29%) SAN
4 12 (14.63%) VPN
5 5 (6.10%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.44%) 3G
6 2 (2.44%) Internet
6 2 (2.44%) Broadband
6 2 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.22%) Wireless
7 1 (1.22%) Firewall
7 1 (1.22%) GPRS
7 1 (1.22%) LAN
7 1 (1.22%) VoIP
7 1 (1.22%) WAN
7 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) DataStage
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) TestDirector
2 7 (8.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (8.54%) WinRunner
General
1 8 (9.76%) Norwegian Language
2 5 (6.10%) Finance
3 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.44%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Back Office
5 1 (1.22%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (40.24%) Analyst
2 16 (19.51%) Support Engineer
3 15 (18.29%) Desktop Support
4 11 (13.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (12.20%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Help Desk Analyst
6 9 (10.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) VMware Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Support Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Service Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 6 (7.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Citrix Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (6.10%) Test Analyst
10 5 (6.10%) Project Manager
11 4 (4.88%) IT Support
11 4 (4.88%) Test Engineer
12 3 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) Middleware
1 2 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.22%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (36.59%) Blackberry
2 7 (8.54%) Clustering
3 5 (6.10%) iPad
4 3 (3.66%) Handset
4 3 (3.66%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.66%) iPhone
4 3 (3.66%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.44%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 62 (75.61%) Windows
2 35 (42.68%) Windows XP
3 34 (41.46%) Windows 7
4 31 (37.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (8.54%) AIX
7 4 (4.88%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.66%) Android
8 3 (3.66%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.44%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.22%) Windows CE
10 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.98%) Software Testing
1 9 (10.98%) Change Management
2 8 (9.76%) ITIL
3 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
3 7 (8.54%) Test Automation
4 5 (6.10%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.10%) Time Management
5 3 (3.66%) PDM
5 3 (3.66%) CAD
5 3 (3.66%) Waterfall
5 3 (3.66%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (3.66%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (2.44%) Information Assurance
6 2 (2.44%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (2.44%) Project Management
6 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.44%) Service Management
7 1 (1.22%) Practice Management
7 1 (1.22%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) SQL
2 4 (4.88%) Java
3 2 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (25.61%) Security Cleared
2 20 (24.39%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.41%) Degree
4 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.98%) ISTQB
5 8 (9.76%) MCITP
6 7 (8.54%) MCSE
6 7 (8.54%) MCSA
6 7 (8.54%) MCTS
7 3 (3.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.22%) MCP
8 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (43.90%) Active Directory
2 16 (19.51%) XenApp
3 15 (18.29%) XenServer
3 15 (18.29%) XenDesktop
3 15 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (9.76%) VMware Server
5 7 (8.54%) VMware ESX
5 7 (8.54%) Hyper-V
6 5 (6.10%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.66%) MetaFrame
8 1 (1.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 31 (37.80%) SCCM
2 7 (8.54%) Netcool
2 7 (8.54%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (8.54%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.66%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.44%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.22%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 55 (67.07%) Microsoft
2 29 (35.37%) Citrix
3 26 (31.71%) Dell
4 22 (26.83%) VMware
5 11 (13.41%) HP
6 7 (8.54%) Veritas
6 7 (8.54%) McAfee
6 7 (8.54%) ServiceNow
7 6 (7.32%) Acronis
8 5 (6.10%) Compaq
9 3 (3.66%) Avaya
9 3 (3.66%) Symantec
10 2 (2.44%) Remedy
10 2 (2.44%) Cisco
10 2 (2.44%) Altiris
10 2 (2.44%) Toshiba
11 1 (1.22%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.22%) Motorola
11 1 (1.22%) Apple
11 1 (1.22%) CA
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