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 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 - 261 247
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.096% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.30% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Median daily rate - £135 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -61.42%
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
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
2790 3010 2685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.26% 31.94% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1628 1596 1457
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 £255 £232 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 136 155
Median hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £11.30 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £40.00 £47.50
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 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
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for PDA.

1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing