The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 139 129 123
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing PDA 12 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.41% 0.067% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% 0.25% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 7
Median daily rate £260 £355 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.76% +5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £355 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £355 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £135 £201
% change year-on-year
+92.59% -32.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +23.07%
PDA
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1031 797 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 35.55% 26.65% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 382 395
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.77% +9.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £55.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.24 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.64% -8.82%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

PDA
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PDA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

PDA Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PDA across the Scotland region.

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

PDA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Renfrewshire -28 11 £255 -28.16%
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for PDA.

1 32 (96.97%) Microsoft
2 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 29 (87.88%) Windows 7
3 28 (84.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (84.85%) Windows XP
3 28 (84.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (84.85%) TestDirector
4 27 (81.82%) HP UFT
4 27 (81.82%) Veritas
4 27 (81.82%) Netcool
4 27 (81.82%) Intel Security
4 27 (81.82%) Active Directory
4 27 (81.82%) Citrix
4 27 (81.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (81.82%) WinRunner
4 27 (81.82%) AIX
4 27 (81.82%) MCSE
4 27 (81.82%) MCSA
4 27 (81.82%) Change Management
4 27 (81.82%) VMware
4 27 (81.82%) VMware ESX
4 27 (81.82%) Clustering
4 27 (81.82%) Software Testing
4 27 (81.82%) MCTS
4 27 (81.82%) MCITP
4 27 (81.82%) ISTQB
4 27 (81.82%) HP Quality Center
4 27 (81.82%) McAfee ePO
4 27 (81.82%) Hyper-V
4 27 (81.82%) Test Automation

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (6.06%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) DHCP
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
1 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 28 (84.85%) TestDirector
2 27 (81.82%) HP UFT
2 27 (81.82%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (3.03%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Analyst
2 20 (60.61%) Test Analyst
3 18 (54.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 18 (54.55%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Tester
4 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Tester
5 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 27 (81.82%) Clustering
2 16 (48.48%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
1 29 (87.88%) Windows 7
2 28 (84.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 28 (84.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 28 (84.85%) Windows XP
3 27 (81.82%) AIX
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Change Management
1 27 (81.82%) Software Testing
1 27 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 26 (78.79%) Test Scripting
3 2 (6.06%) Records Management
4 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (81.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (81.82%) ISTQB
1 27 (81.82%) MCITP
1 27 (81.82%) MCSA
1 27 (81.82%) MCSE
1 27 (81.82%) MCTS
1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (60.61%) Security Cleared
3 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (81.82%) Active Directory
1 27 (81.82%) Hyper-V
1 27 (81.82%) VMware ESX
2 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (81.82%) HP Quality Center
1 27 (81.82%) McAfee ePO
1 27 (81.82%) Netcool
Vendors
1 32 (96.97%) Microsoft
2 27 (81.82%) Citrix
2 27 (81.82%) Intel Security
2 27 (81.82%) Veritas
2 27 (81.82%) VMware