Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 166 158
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8 +2
Contract jobs citing PDA 2 2 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.042% 0.053% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.16% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 24
Scotland median daily rate £90 £260 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.38% -12.97% -12.77%
UK median daily rate £139 £90 £150
% change year-on-year +54.17% -40.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £18.00 - £16.20

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 1,426 1,282 1,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.93% 33.91% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 732 879
Scotland median daily rate £385 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -5.41%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £179
90th Percentile £538 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 44 49
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £31.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +56.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.32 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.25 £52.00 £47.10
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +14.29%

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 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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for PDA.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCDST
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) IT Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCDST
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft