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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK / Scotland
Rank - 109 109
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.73% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 2.39% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 12
Median daily rate - £295 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £109 £135
% change year-on-year
-17.43% -19.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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
557 794 729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.82% 30.69% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 422 379
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £171 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 18
Median hourly rate £49.00 £41.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.07% +45.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.60 £14.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £44.20 £32.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

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
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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Scotland region with a requirement for PDA.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Smoke Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Smoke Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory