The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 142 132 146
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing PDA 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% 0.099% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.41% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £135 £201
% change year-on-year
+92.59% -32.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +60.00%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
815 731 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.39% 24.15% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 482 447
Median daily rate £375 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 62 57
Median hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.24 £46.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

PDA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

PDA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

PDA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
PDA
England

PDA
Top 5 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for PDA.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (100.00%) IBM Notes
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus