Period
to 17 October 2018

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 6 months to 17 October 2018 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 860 810 861
Rank change year-on-year -50 +51 -52
Contract jobs citing PDA 10 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.041% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.031% 0.12% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 8
England median daily rate £193 £225 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.44% -6.25% +71.43%
10th Percentile £150 £134 £220
90th Percentile £237 £425 £409
UK median daily rate £278 £90 £240
% change year-on-year +208.33% -62.50% +71.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
England median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -16.88% +46.67%
10th Percentile £16.58 £14.20 £17.08
90th Percentile £24.38 £17.00 £20.23
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +21.88% -16.88% +40.00%

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32,538 31,626 33,877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.51% 34.65% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,602 20,989 22,312
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £281 £266 £253
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 991 967 1,139
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.32% +2.50% +7.99%

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PDA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 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 6 months to 17 October 2018. 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
London -16 6 £160 -41.82% 6
East Midlands 0 2 £225 - 2
Yorkshire -12 2 - - 1
Midlands -24 2 £225 - 2
North of England -26 2 - - 1
East of England -3 1 £160 +16.36%
PDA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for PDA.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) Android
4 4 (40.00%) Office 365
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) HP ALM
6 2 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) Ivanti
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) SCCM
6 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (20.00%) iPad
6 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) iPhone

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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (20.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) TestRail
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Support
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Support Officer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) iPad
1 2 (20.00%) iPhone
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Android
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (20.00%) AIX
5 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP ALM
1 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Ivanti
2 2 (20.00%) McAfee
2 2 (20.00%) Remedy
2 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (20.00%) Veritas
2 2 (20.00%) VMware