The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 57 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing PDA 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.15% 0.26% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £135 £201
% change year-on-year
+96.29% -32.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +23.07%
PDA
East of England

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

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
223 280 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 33.48% 36.65% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 136 101
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £262 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 14
Median hourly rate £16.00 £32.50 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.76% -6.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £13.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% -7.65%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

PDA
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for PDA.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft