Period
to 7 June 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PDA over the 6 months to 7 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
7 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 167 -
Rank change year-on-year +53 - -
Contract jobs citing PDA 3 1 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.15% 0.025% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.077% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £120 £110 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
South East median daily rate £120 £110 £235
% change year-on-year +9.09% -53.19% +113.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £19.00

PDA is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 564 1,292 1,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.48% 31.66% 35.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 608 690
Median daily rate £407 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.55% +6.51% -0.59%
10th Percentile £200 £286 £250
90th Percentile £578 £588 £588
South East median daily rate £425 £448 £425
% change year-on-year -5.03% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 62 37
Median hourly rate £21.00 £12.55 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.33% +0.40% -11.97%
10th Percentile £15.61 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £73.63 £46.85
Median hourly rate £31.00 £18.63 £30.00
% change year-on-year +66.44% -37.92% +81.82%

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing PDA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for PDA in Berkshire

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PDA in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for PDA in Berkshire

PDA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PDA in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for PDA in Berkshire

PDA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 7 June 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +24 3 £120 +9.09%
PDA
South East

For the 6 months to 7 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing PDA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for PDA.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Adobe
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Peregrine
1 3 (100.00%) Acrobat
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (100.00%) Remedy
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) ITSM
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (100.00%) ServiceCenter
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Bomgar
1 3 (100.00%) WebEx

PDA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Acrobat
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (100.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (66.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) WebEx
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) IT Technician
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITSM
1 3 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) ServiceCenter
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Adobe
1 3 (100.00%) Bomgar
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Peregrine
1 3 (100.00%) Remedy