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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank - 62 -
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.55% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £265 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £271 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.07% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -
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
237 286 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.92% 39.12% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 147 120
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £494 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 14
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £38.25 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

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