Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 802 826 802
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24 -38
Contract jobs citing PDA 35 11 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.012% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.038% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 28
England median daily rate £225 £350 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +115.38% -9.72%
10th Percentile £138 £136 £139
90th Percentile £425 £593 £397
UK median daily rate £139 £90 £150
% change year-on-year +54.17% -40.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
England median hourly rate £18.00 - £13.75
10th Percentile £16.70 - £9.00
90th Percentile £19.30 - £50.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 - £16.20

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 30,903 29,024 32,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.69% 32.78% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,929 19,049 21,129
England median daily rate £453 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +2.06% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1,012 1,316
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +14.29%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PDA in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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 6 months to 22 January 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 -26 15 £358 +16.26% 5
South East - 14 £170 - 3
North of England - 3 - - 2
South West - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Midlands -2 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - - 2
PDA
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 17 (48.57%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Internet
2 12 (34.29%) Windows 7
2 12 (34.29%) Windows 10
3 11 (31.43%) SMS
4 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
5 8 (22.86%) Blackberry
5 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 6 (17.14%) Java
7 6 (17.14%) Service Management
7 6 (17.14%) Publishing
7 6 (17.14%) Scrum
7 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
7 6 (17.14%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (17.14%) Android
8 5 (14.29%) SCCM
8 5 (14.29%) Logistics
8 5 (14.29%) Smartphone
8 5 (14.29%) ITIL
8 5 (14.29%) Driving Licence
9 4 (11.43%) Appium
9 4 (11.43%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (11.43%) SQL
9 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (11.43%) Python
9 4 (11.43%) JMeter
9 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared

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 (5.71%) Confluence
1 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.86%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.57%) Acrobat
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.57%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) Internet
2 11 (31.43%) SMS
3 3 (8.57%) VPN
4 2 (5.71%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (5.71%) WebEx
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Big Data
1 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (11.43%) Appium
2 4 (11.43%) JMeter
3 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.57%) LoadRunner
3 3 (8.57%) Rational Rose
3 3 (8.57%) Selendroid
3 3 (8.57%) Selenium
4 2 (5.71%) JIRA
5 1 (2.86%) Maven
5 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (17.14%) Publishing
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Desktop Support
3 7 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Business Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) IT Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) IT Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Deskside Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Field Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.71%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Blackberry
2 6 (17.14%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 5 (14.29%) Smartphone
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.86%) NHS
5 1 (2.86%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Windows 10
2 12 (34.29%) Windows 7
3 7 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 6 (17.14%) Android
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Vista
5 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.71%) Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.14%) Scrum
2 6 (17.14%) Service Management
2 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
3 5 (14.29%) ITIL
3 5 (14.29%) Logistics
4 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.57%) API Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Feasibility Study
5 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.57%) ITSM
5 3 (8.57%) Kanban
5 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
5 3 (8.57%) TDD
5 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.57%) UML
5 3 (8.57%) Validation
6 2 (5.71%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) Java
2 4 (11.43%) Python
2 4 (11.43%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Ruby
3 2 (5.71%) Scala
4 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.71%) DameWare
4 1 (2.86%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.86%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (2.86%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Remedy
2 2 (5.71%) Adobe
2 2 (5.71%) Bomgar
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco
2 2 (5.71%) HP
2 2 (5.71%) Sun
3 1 (2.86%) Citrix
3 1 (2.86%) Hortonworks
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) VMware