The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 28 June 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)
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 416 431 422
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9  
Contract jobs citing PDA 6 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.029% 0.014% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.075% 0.037% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Median daily rate £375 - £140
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 - £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £124 £265 £135
% change year-on-year -53.30% +96.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +54.00%  

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7987 8107 8470
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.47% 37.35% 36.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8621 8426 8854
Median daily rate £520 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £663 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 178 200
Median hourly rate £21.40 £20.26 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +1.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £11.25 £14.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £52.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for PDA in London

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PDA in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for PDA in London

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PDA in London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PDA in London

PDA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PDA in London

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 London region with a requirement for PDA.

1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 6 (37.50%) Blackberry
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) SLA
6 3 (18.75%) Citrix
6 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
6 3 (18.75%) Symantec
6 3 (18.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (18.75%) Banking
6 3 (18.75%) Smartphone
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Back Office
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Office 365
7 2 (12.50%) Change Management
8 1 (6.25%) Finance
8 1 (6.25%) Legal
8 1 (6.25%) Migration
8 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (6.25%) Android
8 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

PDA
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Data Lake
1 1 (6.25%) DataStage
1 1 (6.25%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Back Office
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Desktop Support
3 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Deskside Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Deskside Support
4 3 (18.75%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Development Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) DataStage Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) J2EE
1 1 (6.25%) JSP
1 1 (6.25%) ODBC
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 3 (18.75%) Smartphone
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
5 1 (6.25%) AIX
5 1 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Unix
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) UniBasic
2 1 (6.25%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) VB6
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) Symantec
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Redback
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