The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 270 264 243
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -21
Contract jobs citing PDA 1 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.011% 0.084% 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.035% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Median daily rate £350 £135 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+159.25% -61.42%
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
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2818 3039 2644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.93% 31.82% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1632 1616 1418
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 133 177
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.60
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 the South East

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

PDA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the South East 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
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £350 -
PDA
England

PDA
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for PDA.

1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) IPX
1 1 (50.00%) NetWare
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Novell
1 1 (50.00%) Lotus
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (50.00%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) IPX
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) NetWare
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Lotus
1 1 (50.00%) Novell