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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank - - 62
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - - 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £180
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £135 £110
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £7.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.85%
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
211 185 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.58% 25.24% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 115 113
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £186 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 4
Median hourly rate £10.60 £12.88 £13.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.66% -1.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.29 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+16.64% +2.88%

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