The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 103 104 110
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing PDA 14 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.047% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.80% 0.24% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£210 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £328 £270
% change year-on-year
-54.30% +21.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £7.53 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-15.27% +21.00%
PDA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
500 416 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.29% 19.68% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 216 208
Average daily rate £350 £320 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £194 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 31
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.25 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -38.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.62 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PDA across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PDA across the West Midlands region.

PDA Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PDA across the West Midlands region.

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PDA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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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
Birmingham - 2 £180 - 2
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (88.89%) MS Office
2 16 (88.89%) Citrix
2 16 (88.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (88.89%) Blackberry
2 16 (88.89%) XenApp
3 15 (83.33%) XenServer
3 15 (83.33%) XenDesktop
3 15 (83.33%) NAS
3 15 (83.33%) VLAN
3 15 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (83.33%) SCCM
3 15 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (83.33%) VMware
3 15 (83.33%) SAN
3 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 15 (83.33%) Dell
3 15 (83.33%) MS Exchange
3 15 (83.33%) DNS
3 15 (83.33%) DHCP
4 13 (72.22%) SC Cleared
4 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
4 13 (72.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (44.44%) VMware Server
6 3 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (11.11%) IIS
7 2 (11.11%) MS Project
7 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 2 (11.11%) ColdFusion

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 15 (83.33%) MS Exchange
1 15 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) ColdFusion
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (88.89%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) DHCP
1 15 (83.33%) DNS
1 15 (83.33%) SAN
1 15 (83.33%) VLAN
1 15 (83.33%) NAS
2 1 (5.56%) 3G
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) Broadband
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) DataStage
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 9 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 9 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 8 (44.44%) VMware Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (88.89%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 16 (88.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Time Management
1 2 (11.11%) Information Assurance
1 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
1 2 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (5.56%) Service Management
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) SC Cleared
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) XenApp
2 15 (83.33%) XenServer
2 15 (83.33%) XenDesktop
2 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 13 (72.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (44.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (83.33%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 16 (88.89%) Citrix
2 15 (83.33%) Dell
2 15 (83.33%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) LANDesk
3 1 (5.56%) Symantec
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