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 3 months to 27 June 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 200
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £258 £135
% change year-on-year -65.04% +90.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +54.00%  

PDA is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1390 1337 2191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 42.07% 39.47% 38.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 1125 1753
Median daily rate £533 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.10% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 38
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -21.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £14.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £65.00 £59.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing PDA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 27 June 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 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Logistics
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Application Development Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Application Development Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Development Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Deskside Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Deskside Support
1 1 (50.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Development Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Development Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Logistics
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
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