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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 141 117 113
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Contract jobs citing PDA 8 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.040% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.83% 0.14% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Median daily rate £240 £225 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £300 £180
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £7.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.11%
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
959 701 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.60% 27.91% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 429 363
Median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £590 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 68 60
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.85 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.88%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing PDA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PDA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

PDA Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire - 8 £240 -
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PDA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PDA.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (88.89%) Blackberry
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) Dell
2 8 (88.89%) SAN
2 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 8 (88.89%) DHCP
2 8 (88.89%) DNS
2 8 (88.89%) VLAN
2 8 (88.89%) NAS
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
4 6 (66.67%) MS Office
5 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (55.56%) XenApp
5 5 (55.56%) XenServer
5 5 (55.56%) XenDesktop
5 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (55.56%) VMware Server
5 5 (55.56%) SCCM
5 5 (55.56%) Virtual Team
5 5 (55.56%) Patch Management
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (33.33%) Fat Client

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) DHCP
1 8 (88.89%) DNS
1 8 (88.89%) NAS
1 8 (88.89%) SAN
1 8 (88.89%) VLAN
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (55.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Citrix Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Citrix Support
1 5 (55.56%) Citrix Support Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Support Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Server Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Blackberry
2 5 (55.56%) Virtual Team
3 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (33.33%) SUSE
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Patch Management
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Server
2 5 (55.56%) XenApp
2 5 (55.56%) XenDesktop
2 5 (55.56%) XenServer
3 3 (33.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (88.89%) Dell
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) 3Com
3 3 (33.33%) Avaya
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) LANDesk