The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK
Rank 597 583 545
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -38
Contract jobs citing PDA 11 45 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.087% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.078% 0.28% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 40
Median daily rate £90 £205 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.15% -22.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £198 £265
% change year-on-year
-54.48% -25.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 11
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +48.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.00%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14130 16091 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.12% 30.94% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9097 10427 9723
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 578 644
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £18.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.80 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.29% +25.11%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PDA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PDA within the UK.

PDA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PDA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PDA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

PDA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PDA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PDA within the UK.

PDA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PDA
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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
England +24 6 £140 -56.92% 2
London +21 6 £140 -39.78% 1
City of London -6 1 - -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 with a requirement for PDA.

1 18 (69.23%) TCP/IP
1 18 (69.23%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
3 16 (61.54%) Data Centre
4 15 (57.69%) MCDST
4 15 (57.69%) MS Exchange
4 15 (57.69%) DHCP
4 15 (57.69%) DNS
4 15 (57.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (50.00%) Incident Management
5 13 (50.00%) Billing
6 6 (23.08%) SLA
6 6 (23.08%) Windows
7 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
7 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
8 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
8 4 (15.38%) Java
8 4 (15.38%) Change Management
9 3 (11.54%) Back Office
9 3 (11.54%) Banking
9 3 (11.54%) MS Office
9 3 (11.54%) Symantec
9 3 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (11.54%) Citrix
10 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (7.69%) TestDirector
10 2 (7.69%) ITIL
10 2 (7.69%) Unix
10 2 (7.69%) Logistics

PDA
Top Related IT Skills 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 15 (57.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (69.23%) TCP/IP
2 15 (57.69%) DHCP
2 15 (57.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) DB2
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (50.00%) Billing
2 3 (11.54%) Back Office
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Publishing
4 1 (3.85%) French Language
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Analyst
2 16 (61.54%) Help Desk Analyst
3 14 (53.85%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Deskside Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Deskside Support
6 1 (3.85%) Deskside Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) J2EE
1 1 (3.85%) JSP
1 1 (3.85%) ODBC
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (69.23%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (61.54%) Data Centre
3 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
2 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) AIX
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Logistics
3 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.69%) Service Management
3 2 (7.69%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) COBOL
2 1 (3.85%) UniBasic
2 1 (3.85%) VB
2 1 (3.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) MCDST
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Citrix
2 3 (11.54%) Symantec
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Redback