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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank - 66 75
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow - 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.38% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £270 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £135 £110
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £12.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -3.84%
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
217 266 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 34.23% 30.79% 29.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 126 115
Median daily rate £325 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £457 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 2
Median hourly rate £16.50 £26.22 £94.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.07% -72.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -8.43%

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
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 14 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Billing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (50.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft