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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 601 572
Rank change year-on-year +46 -29  
Contract jobs citing PDA 11 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.029% 0.065%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.083% 0.091% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 12
Median daily rate £140 £331 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.73% +19.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £140 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £436 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £285 £303
% change year-on-year -68.36% -5.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +35.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +22.58%  

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 13286 15358 15065
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.06% 31.30% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8613 10133 9192
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 523 637
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.43 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +34 10 £140 - 2
East of England - 1 - -
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) SLA
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) MS Office
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec
4 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (25.00%) Back Office
4 3 (25.00%) Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Logistics
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (8.33%) ETL
6 1 (8.33%) C
6 1 (8.33%) COBOL
6 1 (8.33%) MVS
6 1 (8.33%) DataStage
6 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (8.33%) Mainframe

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 (8.33%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) Data Lake
1 1 (8.33%) DataStage
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Back Office
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) French Language
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Deskside Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Deskside Support
3 3 (25.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Development Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Customer Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) DataStage Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) J2EE
1 1 (8.33%) JSP
1 1 (8.33%) ODBC
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) MVS
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (16.67%) Change Management
1 2 (16.67%) Logistics
2 1 (8.33%) Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (8.33%) ETL
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Line Management
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (8.33%) Scrum
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) COBOL
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) UniBasic
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix
1 3 (25.00%) Symantec
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Redback
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