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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank - 141 141
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.51% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £165 £678
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -75.65%
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £250 £150
% change year-on-year
-64.00% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 £13.28
% change year-on-year
- +1.63%
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
732 989 859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.66% 31.36% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 645 551
Median daily rate £360 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 51 50
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.66% +29.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.58 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%

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