The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 115 - 93
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PDA 3 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% - 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% - 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate £124 - £94
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £351 £288
% change year-on-year
-39.50% +22.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.21% +23.33%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
477 317 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.06% 17.30% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 156 156
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 36 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
PDA
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 2 £124 -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
3 7 (58.33%) .NET
3 7 (58.33%) C#
3 7 (58.33%) C++
3 7 (58.33%) Embedded C++
3 7 (58.33%) Windows CE
3 7 (58.33%) Scrum
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Subversion
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Mobile
3 7 (58.33%) Pocket PC
3 7 (58.33%) .NET Framework
3 7 (58.33%) JIRA
3 7 (58.33%) WCF
3 7 (58.33%) SQLite
3 7 (58.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) MS Office
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) VoIP
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) LANDesk
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
5 2 (16.67%) Back Office

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) VoIP
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) Broadband
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) 3G
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) SQLite
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
1 7 (58.33%) Subversion
1 7 (58.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
1 7 (58.33%) C# Developer
1 7 (58.33%) Mobile Developer
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Mobile Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
1 7 (58.33%) .NET Framework
1 7 (58.33%) WCF
2 1 (8.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Pocket PC
1 7 (58.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows CE
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Scrum
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Time Management
2 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) C++
2 7 (58.33%) Embedded C++
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) LANDesk
3 1 (8.33%) WatchGuard
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec
3 1 (8.33%) HP