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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 135 - 113
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing PDA 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.10% - 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% - 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £351
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -21.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £18.50
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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
823 675 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 28.56% 26.96% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 413 282
Average daily rate £370 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £186 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £436 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 28
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

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
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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
West Yorkshire - 3 £340 -
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) VPN
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) iSCSI
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (57.14%) MS Office
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) SMTP
3 4 (57.14%) DHCP
3 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
3 4 (57.14%) FTP
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) MSI
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
4 3 (42.86%) Open Source
4 3 (42.86%) vSphere
4 3 (42.86%) Terminal Server
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
4 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
4 3 (42.86%) RTSP
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) iSCSI
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) SMTP
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
2 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
2 4 (57.14%) FTP
3 3 (42.86%) RTSP
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MSI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Law
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (57.14%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (42.86%) Technical Leader
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (28.57%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
2 3 (42.86%) vSphere
2 3 (42.86%) Terminal Server
2 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) VMware