The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire. 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)
Scotland / Renfrewshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 58 28
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire - 1.78% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 4.32% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £270 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £258 £135
% change year-on-year -65.04% +90.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Renfrewshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13 185 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 41.94% 41.20% 53.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 121 28
Median daily rate £395 £310 £337
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.41% -7.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £223 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 19 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PDA in Renfrewshire