Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 807 848 812
Rank change year-on-year +41 -36 -36
Contract jobs citing PDA 35 16 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.016% 0.047%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.049% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 33
England median daily rate £244 £240 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +60.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £138 £220 £133
90th Percentile £396 £409 £375
UK median daily rate £138 £240 £150
% change year-on-year -42.70% +60.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.25 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.88% +55.56% -8.33%
10th Percentile £14.20 £17.08 £9.50
90th Percentile £17.00 £20.23 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £19.25 £14.98
% change year-on-year -16.88% +28.55% +10.93%

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 31569 32361 34347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.86% 33.23% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21171 21383 22212
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 903 1110 1348
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.04% +5.72%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.83
UK median hourly rate £20.66 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -0.46% +6.41% +8.33%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -15 17 £275 -42.11% 3
South East - 10 £170 - 1
East of England -12 3 £138 -
North of England - 3 - -
South West - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Midlands +21 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
PDA
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Windows 7
3 12 (34.29%) Windows 10
4 11 (31.43%) Internet
5 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
7 8 (22.86%) Service Management
7 8 (22.86%) SMS
7 8 (22.86%) Smartphone
8 7 (20.00%) JIRA
8 7 (20.00%) Scrum
8 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (20.00%) Java
8 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 7 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 7 (20.00%) Windows 8
9 6 (17.14%) LoadRunner
9 6 (17.14%) HP
9 6 (17.14%) ITIL
9 6 (17.14%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (17.14%) Publishing
10 5 (14.29%) Finance
10 5 (14.29%) TDD
10 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 5 (14.29%) Confluence
10 5 (14.29%) Cucumber
10 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 5 (14.29%) Gherkin

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 5 (14.29%) Confluence
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (5.71%) Acrobat
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.86%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) Internet
2 8 (22.86%) SMS
3 2 (5.71%) LAN
3 2 (5.71%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (5.71%) VPN
3 2 (5.71%) WAN
3 2 (5.71%) WebEx
3 2 (5.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Big Data
2 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) JIRA
1 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (17.14%) LoadRunner
3 5 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 4 (11.43%) Appium
5 2 (5.71%) JMeter
6 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.86%) Maven
General
1 6 (17.14%) Publishing
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 4 (11.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (65.71%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Desktop Support
4 5 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) IT Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Deskside Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) IT Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.86%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (2.86%) Node.js
2 1 (2.86%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Smartphone
2 7 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 6 (17.14%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (14.29%) Driving Licence
5 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
5 4 (11.43%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
6 2 (5.71%) NHS
7 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.86%) DataPower
7 1 (2.86%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Windows 7
3 12 (34.29%) Windows 10
4 7 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.57%) Android
6 3 (8.57%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.71%) Linux
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.86%) Service Management
3 7 (20.00%) Scrum
3 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (17.14%) ITIL
5 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (14.29%) TDD
6 4 (11.43%) BDD
6 4 (11.43%) Business Transformation
6 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
6 4 (11.43%) Data Transformation
6 4 (11.43%) Data Validation
6 4 (11.43%) ITSM
6 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
6 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (5.71%) Python
2 2 (5.71%) Scala
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) CCNP
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) MCP
2 2 (5.71%) MCSA
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Terminal Services
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) DameWare
1 4 (11.43%) SCCM
1 4 (11.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.86%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) HP
3 2 (5.71%) Adobe
3 2 (5.71%) Bomgar
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco
3 2 (5.71%) Remedy
3 2 (5.71%) Symantec
3 2 (5.71%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Siebel
4 1 (2.86%) Teradata
4 1 (2.86%) TIBCO