The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 123 116 116
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing PDA 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.23% 0.087% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.33% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£215 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £319 £138
% change year-on-year
-57.64% +131.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £14.87 - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -31.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
675 614 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 25.79% 26.73% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 376 298
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 52
Average hourly rate £13.38 £13.65 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £8.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

PDA
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 6 (100.00%) SMTP
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (100.00%) FTP
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
1 6 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 6 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (83.33%) Software Deployment
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) XenDesktop
2 5 (83.33%) vSphere
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) VMware ESX
2 5 (83.33%) RTSP
2 5 (83.33%) MSI
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 1 (16.67%) Legal

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 6 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) SMTP
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (100.00%) FTP
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
1 6 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 6 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (83.33%) RTSP
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MSI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Deployment
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCP
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) VMware ESX
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) XenDesktop
2 5 (83.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) VMware