The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 24 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)
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 625 595
Rank change year-on-year +53 -30  
Contract jobs citing PDA 10 7 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.014% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.070% 0.043% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 19
Median daily rate £138 £350 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.71% +150.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £156 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £350 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £265 £135
% change year-on-year -66.03% +96.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.07% +42.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £18.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £19.85 £14.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +42.59%  

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14239 16461 16386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.53% 33.34% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10948 10465
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 530 597
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £18.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +12.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PDA in England

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PDA in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PDA in England

PDA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PDA in England

PDA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
London +18 5 £375 - 1
South East +33 3 £110 -68.57% 1
East of England -3 2 £138 -
PDA
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for PDA.

1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
4 7 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 5 (23.81%) Symantec
5 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) SLA
6 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (19.05%) Java
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (14.29%) Citrix
7 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (14.29%) Back Office
7 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) Driving Licence
7 3 (14.29%) Banking
7 3 (14.29%) Scrum
8 2 (9.52%) VMware
8 2 (9.52%) Service Management
8 2 (9.52%) Change Management
8 2 (9.52%) ITSM
8 2 (9.52%) Smartphone
8 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
8 2 (9.52%) Line Management
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL V2
8 2 (9.52%) Office 365

PDA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) LAN
2 2 (9.52%) WAN
2 2 (9.52%) WLAN
3 1 (4.76%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
1 1 (4.76%) Data Lake
1 1 (4.76%) DataStage
1 1 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Back Office
1 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Service Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Deskside Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Deskside Support
5 3 (14.29%) Deskside Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) J2EE
1 1 (4.76%) JSP
1 1 (4.76%) ODBC
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 2 (9.52%) AS400
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) NHS
3 2 (9.52%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) IVR
4 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
3 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.52%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) Android
5 1 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Unix
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL V2
3 2 (9.52%) ITSM
3 2 (9.52%) Line Management
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Analytics
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Logistics
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) UniBasic
2 1 (4.76%) VB
2 1 (4.76%) VB6
2 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) CCNP
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) MCP
3 2 (9.52%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (9.52%) DameWare
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Symantec
3 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Altiris
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Redback
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