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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
England / London
Rank 396 407 407
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing PDA 6 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.031% 0.037% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.091% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Median daily rate £140 £233 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.78% -25.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £140 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £494 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £117 £265
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -55.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +44.00%

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
6627 7393 7527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.26% 34.48% 35.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4595 5187 5225
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 121 143
Median hourly rate £25.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.18 £36.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +25.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PDA across the London region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

PDA Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the London region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 1 - -
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Symantec
2 3 (42.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) SLA
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) Back Office
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Redback
4 1 (14.29%) VB6
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) JSP
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) ODBC

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:

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Back Office
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Deskside Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support
3 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
1 1 (14.29%) JSP
1 1 (14.29%) ODBC
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) UniBasic
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
1 3 (42.86%) Symantec
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Redback