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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 432 425 432
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing PDA 5 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.051% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.061% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 7
Median daily rate £475 £140 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+239.28% -15.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £310 £180
% change year-on-year
-22.58% +72.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £10.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.11%
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
8197 8799 9194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.23% 37.61% 37.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5769 6089 6240
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 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 166 205
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.33 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%

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
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 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +17 1 £475 -
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 4 (50.00%) MS Office
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) iPhone
2 2 (25.00%) Adobe
2 2 (25.00%) Lotus
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (25.00%) Logistics
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) MS Project
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) Netezza
3 1 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) SLA

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 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Project
2 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Deskside Support
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Deskside Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) OBIEE Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Transformation Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Transformation Programme Manager
2 1 (12.50%) UAT Lead
2 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Lead
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) iPhone
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Logistics
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Adobe
2 2 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Netezza
3 1 (12.50%) TIBCO