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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 552 530 529
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -1
Contract jobs citing PDA 48 51 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.099% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 13
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£190 £308 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.31% +105.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £150 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £400 £286
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £325 £150
% change year-on-year
-46.15% +116.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 13
Average hourly rate £14.87 £14.50 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.51% -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.10 £7.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.90 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.57 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -31.42%

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
17390 16344 15219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.15% 31.57% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11141 10201 8877
Average daily rate £410 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 680 844
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

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 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -62 35 £200 -23.80% 9
London +3 11 £220 -12.00% 1
Scotland -8 8 £350 +4.47% 1
South East -30 8 £130 -62.18% 1
Renfrewshire -6 7 £350 +8.10%
West Yorkshire +2 6 £215 -
Yorkshire -2 6 £215 -
West Midlands -15 5 £338 +3.84% 3
South West -28 4 £678 +59.47% 2
City of London +24 3 £200 -20.00%
Warwickshire - 3 - - 2
Warwick - 3 - - 2
Surrey - 2 - -
North West 0 1 £180 -44.61%
Birmingham -14 1 £450 +89.47%
Wiltshire -19 1 - -
Hampshire -29 1 - - 1
Paisley - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Lancashire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Wallsend - - - -
Whitstable - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 72 (72.73%) Windows
2 69 (69.70%) Microsoft
3 47 (47.47%) MS Office
4 42 (42.42%) Windows 7
5 41 (41.41%) Active Directory
5 41 (41.41%) Citrix
6 38 (38.38%) Blackberry
7 37 (37.37%) Windows XP
8 35 (35.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (30.30%) VMware
9 30 (30.30%) Security Cleared
9 30 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (28.28%) SC Cleared
11 27 (27.27%) SCCM
12 24 (24.24%) Dell
12 24 (24.24%) DNS
13 22 (22.22%) MS Exchange
13 22 (22.22%) DHCP
13 22 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (20.20%) SAN
15 18 (18.18%) XenDesktop
16 16 (16.16%) Exchange Server 2003
16 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (15.15%) VMware ESX
17 15 (15.15%) MS Excel
18 14 (14.14%) VPN
19 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (13.13%) SLA
19 13 (13.13%) TCP/IP
19 13 (13.13%) VLAN

PDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 22 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 16 (16.16%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.04%) Lync
4 4 (4.04%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.01%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.01%) IIS
Applications
1 47 (47.47%) MS Office
2 15 (15.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.01%) MS Project
3 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (24.24%) DNS
2 22 (22.22%) DHCP
3 20 (20.20%) SAN
4 14 (14.14%) VPN
5 13 (13.13%) TCP/IP
5 13 (13.13%) VLAN
5 13 (13.13%) NAS
6 7 (7.07%) Ethernet
7 6 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (6.06%) iSCSI
7 6 (6.06%) FTP
7 6 (6.06%) SMTP
8 5 (5.05%) LAN
8 5 (5.05%) WAN
8 5 (5.05%) RTSP
9 3 (3.03%) Wireless
10 2 (2.02%) Firewall
11 1 (1.01%) 3G
11 1 (1.01%) Internet
11 1 (1.01%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.01%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (11.11%) WinRunner
1 11 (11.11%) TestDirector
1 11 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (5.05%) MSI
3 1 (1.01%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.04%) Norwegian Language
2 4 (4.04%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Back Office
3 3 (3.03%) Legal
4 2 (2.02%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Law
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (31.31%) Analyst
2 20 (20.20%) Desktop Support
3 17 (17.17%) Support Engineer
4 16 (16.16%) Support Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) Help Desk Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (8.08%) VMware Engineer
7 8 (8.08%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (8.08%) Service Analyst
7 8 (8.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 8 (8.08%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (8.08%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (8.08%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (7.07%) Test Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) Citrix Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) Junior
11 4 (4.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.01%) HTML
1 1 (1.01%) Web Services
1 1 (1.01%) Middleware
1 1 (1.01%) BAPI
1 1 (1.01%) MEAP
1 1 (1.01%) Sencha Touch
1 1 (1.01%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 38 (38.38%) Blackberry
2 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.10%) Clustering
4 7 (7.07%) iPad
5 5 (5.05%) iPhone
6 3 (3.03%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.03%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.01%) NHS
8 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.01%) Handset
8 1 (1.01%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.01%) Statistics
8 1 (1.01%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 72 (72.73%) Windows
2 42 (42.42%) Windows 7
3 37 (37.37%) Windows XP
4 35 (35.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (10.10%) AIX
7 7 (7.07%) Apple iOS
8 4 (4.04%) Android
8 4 (4.04%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (3.03%) Windows Phone
10 2 (2.02%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.01%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.12%) ITIL
2 11 (11.11%) Change Management
2 11 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 11 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 10 (10.10%) Test Scripting
4 8 (8.08%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.05%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (5.05%) Software Deployment
6 4 (4.04%) CAD
7 3 (3.03%) Time Management
8 2 (2.02%) Practice Management
8 2 (2.02%) Document Management
8 2 (2.02%) CRM
9 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.01%) Project Management
9 1 (1.01%) Asset Management
9 1 (1.01%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (1.01%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.01%) Validation
9 1 (1.01%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.12%) SQL
2 8 (8.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 28 (28.28%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (12.12%) Degree
4 12 (12.12%) MCSE
5 11 (11.11%) MCSA
6 10 (10.10%) MCTS
6 10 (10.10%) MCITP
7 9 (9.09%) ISTQB
8 6 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (4.04%) MCP
10 2 (2.02%) MCDST
10 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.01%) CCNP
11 1 (1.01%) CCNA
11 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.01%) MOS
11 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) GxP
2 1 (1.01%) PAS 55
System Software
1 41 (41.41%) Active Directory
2 22 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (18.18%) XenDesktop
4 15 (15.15%) VMware ESX
5 13 (13.13%) XenApp
5 13 (13.13%) XenServer
6 11 (11.11%) Hyper-V
7 8 (8.08%) VMware Server
8 6 (6.06%) vSphere
9 4 (4.04%) Terminal Services
10 3 (3.03%) MetaFrame
11 1 (1.01%) UAG
Systems Management
1 27 (27.27%) SCCM
2 10 (10.10%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (10.10%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (10.10%) Netcool
3 8 (8.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.01%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 69 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 41 (41.41%) Citrix
3 30 (30.30%) VMware
4 24 (24.24%) Dell
5 11 (11.11%) HP
6 10 (10.10%) Veritas
6 10 (10.10%) McAfee
7 8 (8.08%) Symantec
8 7 (7.07%) ServiceNow
9 5 (5.05%) Compaq
10 4 (4.04%) Acronis
10 4 (4.04%) Avaya
11 2 (2.02%) Altiris
11 2 (2.02%) Cisco
12 1 (1.01%) SAP
12 1 (1.01%) Oracle
12 1 (1.01%) Sybase
12 1 (1.01%) Apple
12 1 (1.01%) EMC
12 1 (1.01%) Appcelerator
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