Period
to 16 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PDA over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 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 > Scotland
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 181 192
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11 -21
Contract jobs citing PDA 30 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.56% 0.062% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.87% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 3 4
Scotland median daily rate £280 £90 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +211.11% -66.36% -10.83%
10th Percentile £219 £90 £255
90th Percentile £324 £134 £294
UK median daily rate £278 £90 £240
% change year-on-year +208.33% -62.50% +71.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +21.88% -16.88% +40.00%

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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,605 1,434 1,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.82% 29.62% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 742 1,028
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £222 £220 £230
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 66 63
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% -36.00% +102.70%
10th Percentile £10.83 £11.25 £11.07
90th Percentile £52.63 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £20.21 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.15% +1.05% +7.99%

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for PDA in Scotland

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PDA in Scotland

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PDA in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PDA in Scotland

PDA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PDA in Scotland

PDA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
Renfrewshire - 26 £280 -
Glasgow - 4 £285 - 1
PDA
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PDA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for PDA.

1 29 (96.67%) Windows
1 29 (96.67%) Microsoft
1 29 (96.67%) Active Directory
1 29 (96.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 29 (96.67%) Test Scripting
1 29 (96.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 29 (96.67%) Windows 7
2 28 (93.33%) SC Cleared
2 28 (93.33%) Security Cleared
2 28 (93.33%) Software Testing
2 28 (93.33%) Office 365
2 28 (93.33%) Change Management
3 27 (90.00%) HP
3 27 (90.00%) DHCP
3 27 (90.00%) DNS
3 27 (90.00%) HP ALM
3 27 (90.00%) ISTQB
4 26 (86.67%) Hyper-V
4 26 (86.67%) Test Automation
4 26 (86.67%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (86.67%) SQL
4 26 (86.67%) AIX
4 26 (86.67%) Citrix
4 26 (86.67%) WinRunner
4 26 (86.67%) HP UFT
4 26 (86.67%) Veritas
4 26 (86.67%) VMware
4 26 (86.67%) Clustering
4 26 (86.67%) McAfee
5 25 (83.33%) Virtual Desktop

PDA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 28 (93.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (90.00%) DHCP
1 27 (90.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 26 (86.67%) HP UFT
1 26 (86.67%) WinRunner
2 2 (6.67%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Analyst
2 14 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Test Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 26 (86.67%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (96.67%) Windows
1 29 (96.67%) Windows 7
1 29 (96.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 29 (96.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 26 (86.67%) AIX
3 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Test Scripting
2 28 (93.33%) Change Management
2 28 (93.33%) Software Testing
3 26 (86.67%) Test Automation
4 23 (76.67%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (3.33%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (93.33%) SC Cleared
1 28 (93.33%) Security Cleared
2 27 (90.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) MCITP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSA
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) MCTS
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (96.67%) Active Directory
2 26 (86.67%) Hyper-V
2 26 (86.67%) VMware ESXi
3 25 (83.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 25 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (90.00%) HP ALM
2 25 (83.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) Microsoft
2 27 (90.00%) HP
3 26 (86.67%) Citrix
3 26 (86.67%) McAfee
3 26 (86.67%) Veritas
3 26 (86.67%) VMware
4 25 (83.33%) Ivanti