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 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 427 419 419
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing PDA 5 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.023% 0.059% 0.013%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.061% 0.16% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Median daily rate - £140 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.73%
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £135 £110
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £13.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+42.59% +3.84%
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
8161 8691 8708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.83% 36.83% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5747 6096 5883
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 171 166
Median hourly rate £17.88 £18.86 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.19% -3.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.13 £52.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

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 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 London region with a requirement for PDA.

1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) MS Office
3 7 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) SLA
5 4 (28.57%) Citrix
5 4 (28.57%) Symantec
5 4 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
5 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) Back Office
5 4 (28.57%) Banking
5 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) iPhone
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) MS Project
7 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
7 2 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
7 2 (14.29%) LAN
7 2 (14.29%) Adobe
7 2 (14.29%) Lotus
8 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (7.14%) Apple
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (7.14%) TIBCO

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 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project
2 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (28.57%) Back Office
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) IMAC Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Deskside Support
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) IMAC Support
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Architect
3 1 (7.14%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support Manager
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Support Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) iPhone
3 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (28.57%) 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%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Data Validation
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Logistics
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
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 4 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (14.29%) Adobe
3 2 (14.29%) Lotus
4 1 (7.14%) Apple
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) Netezza
4 1 (7.14%) TIBCO