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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 64 68 55
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing PDA 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.12% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.44% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £100 £124
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.19%
UK excluding London median daily rate £271 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.30% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +12.90%
PDA
West Midlands

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
221 229 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.66% 27.66% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 153 94
Median daily rate £375 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £24.10 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

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

PDA
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for PDA.

1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Xcode
1 1 (50.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (50.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (50.00%) iOS Development

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) iOS Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Objective-C
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) LANDesk