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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank - 119 123
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire - 0.042% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £120 £328
% change year-on-year
+87.50% -63.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £15.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -15.27%
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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
926 738 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 28.89% 31.23% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 443 320
Average daily rate £375 £355 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 37 59
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.00 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

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 12 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Terminal Server
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Law
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix