The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
England / North West
Rank - - 151
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - - 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £285 £303
% change year-on-year -68.36% -5.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +35.71%  

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 827 1237 1060
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.80% 32.23% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 740 561
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 55 64
Median hourly rate £17.25 £23.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.87% +32.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.55 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing PDA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for PDA in the North West

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PDA in the North West

PDA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PDA in the North West