The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 59 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -
Contract jobs citing PDA 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 1.56% 0.91% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.61% 1.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £270 £355 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.94% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £258 £135 £75
% change year-on-year
+90.74% +80.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £12.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -3.84%
PDA
Scotland

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

Miscellaneous Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
194 66 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 43.21% 60.00% 43.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 31 56
Median daily rate £310 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £266 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £405 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.66%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

PDA
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Erskine -33 7 £270 -23.94%
PDA
Scotland

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for PDA.

1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (96.15%) Active Directory
2 25 (96.15%) Citrix
2 25 (96.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (96.15%) WinRunner
2 25 (96.15%) TestDirector
2 25 (96.15%) HP UFT
2 25 (96.15%) Veritas
2 25 (96.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 25 (96.15%) Netcool
2 25 (96.15%) Intel Security
2 25 (96.15%) SQL
2 25 (96.15%) Windows
2 25 (96.15%) AIX
2 25 (96.15%) MCSE
2 25 (96.15%) MCSA
2 25 (96.15%) Windows XP
2 25 (96.15%) Change Management
2 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 25 (96.15%) VMware ESX
2 25 (96.15%) Clustering
2 25 (96.15%) Software Testing
2 25 (96.15%) MCTS
2 25 (96.15%) MCITP
2 25 (96.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (96.15%) Hyper-V
2 25 (96.15%) Test Automation
2 25 (96.15%) Windows 7
2 25 (96.15%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (96.15%) McAfee ePO

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 25 (96.15%) HP UFT
1 25 (96.15%) TestDirector
1 25 (96.15%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Analyst
2 17 (65.38%) Test Analyst
3 15 (57.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 15 (57.69%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Tester
4 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 25 (96.15%) Clustering
2 14 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (96.15%) AIX
1 25 (96.15%) Windows
1 25 (96.15%) Windows 7
1 25 (96.15%) Windows Server 2003
1 25 (96.15%) Windows Server 2008
1 25 (96.15%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Change Management
1 25 (96.15%) Software Testing
1 25 (96.15%) Test Automation
2 23 (88.46%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.85%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (96.15%) MCITP
1 25 (96.15%) MCSA
1 25 (96.15%) MCSE
1 25 (96.15%) MCTS
1 25 (96.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (92.31%) ISTQB
3 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
4 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (96.15%) Active Directory
1 25 (96.15%) Hyper-V
1 25 (96.15%) VMware ESX
2 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (96.15%) HP Quality Center
1 25 (96.15%) McAfee ePO
1 25 (96.15%) Netcool
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (96.15%) Citrix
2 25 (96.15%) Intel Security
2 25 (96.15%) Veritas
2 25 (96.15%) VMware