The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 64 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing PDA 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.30% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 0.81% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £213 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £271 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.30% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +12.90%
PDA
Scotland

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

Miscellaneous Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
197 246 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 29.62% 27.80% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 115 109
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 1
Median hourly rate - £22.85 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -6.74%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

PDA
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PDA across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

PDA Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 3 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for PDA.

1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Billing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) SLA
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware