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 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
England / South East
Rank - 250 250
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.024% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.076% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Median daily rate - - £130
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £109 £135
% change year-on-year
-17.43% -19.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £8.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +103.61%
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2169 2627 2824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.88% 31.66% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1519 1508
Median daily rate £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 164 170
Median hourly rate £19.31 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.35% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £58.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.20% +22.85%

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