Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 832 794 824
Rank change year-on-year -38 +30 -53
Contract jobs citing PDA 25 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.015% 0.035%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.079% 0.045% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 21
England median daily rate £425 £140 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +203.57% -30.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £217 £134 £140
90th Percentile £500 £630 £419
UK median daily rate £285 £90 £165
% change year-on-year +216.67% -45.29% -23.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 10
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.00% +50.00%
10th Percentile £17.10 £18.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £19.85 £18.00 £56.25
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +52.00%

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 31,694 28,742 32,924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.20% 33.73% 33.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,993 18,771 21,712
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £633 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,004 1,018 1,169
England median hourly rate £21.90 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.17
% change year-on-year +3.91% -0.94% +20.97%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -45 15 £425 +203.57% 3
South East -12 9 £184 - 4
East of England -7 1 - -
PDA
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 9 (36.00%) Android
1 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
1 9 (36.00%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Scrum
3 7 (28.00%) Windows
3 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Logistics
4 6 (24.00%) Selenium
4 6 (24.00%) SMS
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Selendroid
5 5 (20.00%) Appium
5 5 (20.00%) API Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (20.00%) Java
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (20.00%) Kanban
6 4 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (16.00%) Smartphone
6 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.00%) JMeter
6 4 (16.00%) Validation
6 4 (16.00%) Client/Server

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 (8.00%) MQSeries
1 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Acrobat
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) SMS
2 2 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) Appium
2 5 (20.00%) Selendroid
3 4 (16.00%) JMeter
4 3 (12.00%) Rational Rose
5 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (8.00%) JIRA
5 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.00%) WinRunner
6 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.00%) TestDirector
6 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 5 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Test Automation Specialist
3 4 (16.00%) Test Specialist
4 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Field Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Mobile Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Developer in Test
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Tester
6 1 (4.00%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (12.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) JSON
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (16.00%) Smartphone
1 4 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) iPad
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (4.00%) iPhone
4 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Android
2 7 (28.00%) Windows
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.00%) AIX
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.00%) Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Problem-Solving
1 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Scrum
3 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Logistics
4 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (20.00%) API Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Kanban
5 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Validation
7 3 (12.00%) Feasibility Study
7 3 (12.00%) Open Source
7 3 (12.00%) Pattern Matching
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.00%) TDD
7 3 (12.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Python
2 3 (12.00%) Ruby
3 2 (8.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCITP
4 1 (4.00%) MCSA
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP ALM
2 2 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco
2 3 (12.00%) Citrix
2 3 (12.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) Sun
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) McAfee
3 2 (8.00%) Veritas
4 1 (4.00%) Arqiva
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Ivanti
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy
4 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow