Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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)
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 609 614 588
Rank change year-on-year +5 -26 +15
Contract jobs citing PDA 17 5 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.037% 0.011% 0.061%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.094% 0.030% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 19
London median daily rate £275 £475 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.11% +216.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £213 £463 £139
90th Percentile £475 £488 £176
England median daily rate £244 £240 £150
% change year-on-year +1.56% +60.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
London median hourly rate £16.00 - £30.50
10th Percentile £14.20 - £10.30
90th Percentile £17.00 - £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year -16.88% +40.00% +1.85%

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 18161 16646 17581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.02% 36.80% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13007 11811 12365
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £293 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £652
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 253 308
London median hourly rate £21.21 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.78 £12.01
90th Percentile £47.25 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.03
% change year-on-year -1.58% +9.46% +5.72%

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 6 months to 18 November 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

PDA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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
Central London +7 4 £269 -43.42%
North London - 1 £145 -
South London - 1 - -
PDA
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 London region with a requirement for PDA.

1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Scrum
2 7 (41.18%) JIRA
2 7 (41.18%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 6 (35.29%) HP
3 6 (35.29%) LoadRunner
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Confluence
4 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
4 5 (29.41%) Gherkin
4 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (29.41%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Appium
5 4 (23.53%) Big Data
5 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 4 (23.53%) Business Transformation
5 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
5 4 (23.53%) Data Transformation
5 4 (23.53%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) Data Validation
5 4 (23.53%) Banking
5 4 (23.53%) Validation
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing

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 5 (29.41%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.88%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) JIRA
2 6 (35.29%) LoadRunner
3 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
4 4 (23.53%) Appium
5 2 (11.76%) JMeter
6 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.88%) Maven
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Automation Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Service Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Scientist
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
4 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Logistics Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Scientist
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Smartphone
4 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.88%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Android
1 3 (17.65%) Mac OS X
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
1 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Scrum
2 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) BDD
4 4 (23.53%) Business Transformation
4 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
4 4 (23.53%) Data Transformation
4 4 (23.53%) Data Validation
4 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Validation
5 3 (17.65%) Logistics
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) Scala
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (11.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Hortonworks
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Siebel
3 1 (5.88%) Teradata
3 1 (5.88%) TIBCO