The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 425 412 414
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing PDA 6 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.041% 0.022%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.076% 0.11% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £140 £135 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -65.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £135 £275
% change year-on-year
+92.59% -50.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £105.00 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+588.52% -19.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £14.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +31.81%
PDA
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7858 8036 8652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.27% 36.29% 37.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5596 5496 6086
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 131 158
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.16%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in London

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in London

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in London

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for PDA.

1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) MS Office
2 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
3 7 (50.00%) SLA
4 6 (42.86%) Blackberry
4 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 5 (35.71%) Banking
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) Symantec
5 5 (35.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (35.71%) Back Office
5 5 (35.71%) Citrix
5 5 (35.71%) Java
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
8 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 1 (7.14%) Data Management
9 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
9 1 (7.14%) Line Management
9 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
9 1 (7.14%) GoToMeeting
9 1 (7.14%) WebEx
9 1 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
9 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
9 1 (7.14%) iManage
9 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
9 1 (7.14%) Dell

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) GoToMeeting
2 1 (7.14%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 5 (35.71%) Back Office
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Law
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) IMAC Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Deskside Support
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IMAC Support
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Deskside Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Service Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Support Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Lead
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Lead
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) e-Learning
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Data Management
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
2 1 (7.14%) Data Validation
2 1 (7.14%) Document Management
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) Information Management
2 1 (7.14%) Information Security
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Line Management
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.14%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Citrix
1 5 (35.71%) Symantec
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) AppSense
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) iManage
3 1 (7.14%) Interwoven