The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 - - -
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £135 £110
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 North East region.

Miscellaneous Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
609 352 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 40.25% 37.97% 28.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 196 83
Median daily rate £310 £395 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.51% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £480 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 17 16
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -5.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £30.50 £25.63
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 the North East

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in the North East