The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank - 55 -
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.16% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £198 £265
% change year-on-year
-54.48% -25.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +48.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
186 163 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.48% 26.16% 26.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 103 83
Median daily rate £425 £365 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £11.83 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £40.25 £26.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing PDA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham