Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PDA over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 247 270
Rank change year-on-year +5 +23 +25
Contract jobs citing PDA 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.056% 0.015% 0.022%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.037% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
City of London median daily rate £269 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.42% - -
Central London median daily rate £269 £475 £140
% change year-on-year -43.42% +239.29% -23.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3086 2710 3607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.54% 41.09% 39.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2400 2120 2867
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £275
90th Percentile £713 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 56
City of London median hourly rate £22.26 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £33.25 £55.00 £42.12
Central London median hourly rate £21.31 £18.45 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.51% -7.75% +14.29%

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing PDA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for PDA in the City of London

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PDA in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for PDA in the City of London

PDA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PDA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for PDA.

1 4 (100.00%) Data Validation
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Confluence
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 4 (100.00%) Big Data
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (100.00%) Data Transformation
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (100.00%) Appium
1 4 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Validation
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing

PDA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (100.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Appium
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 4 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (100.00%) Data Transformation
1 4 (100.00%) Data Validation
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) HP