Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 174 187
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 -1
Contract jobs citing PDA 41 1 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.73% 0.024% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.39% 0.078% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 1 15
Scotland median daily rate £285 £140 £271
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +103.57% -48.24% -22.71%
10th Percentile £250 £135 £172
90th Percentile £324 £145 £309
UK median daily rate £285 £90 £271
% change year-on-year +216.67% -66.73% +89.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -15.79% +31.03%

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 1,718 1,276 1,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 30.64% 30.12% 35.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 696 1,066
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.34%
10th Percentile £230 £207 £230
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 35 55
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.97% -15.38% +105.26%
10th Percentile £10.65 £13.35 £13.35
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.14 £45.40
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.67%

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

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 21 July 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 - 33 £285 - 1
Glasgow - 7 £279 - 1
PDA
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
1 41 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 41 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 41 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 41 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 41 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 39 (95.12%) Change Management
2 39 (95.12%) Microsoft
2 39 (95.12%) Software Testing
3 38 (92.68%) SC Cleared
3 38 (92.68%) Security Cleared
4 37 (90.24%) ISTQB
5 35 (85.37%) Hyper-V
5 35 (85.37%) Test Automation
5 35 (85.37%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (85.37%) VMware
5 35 (85.37%) Clustering
5 35 (85.37%) McAfee
5 35 (85.37%) Citrix
5 35 (85.37%) WinRunner
5 35 (85.37%) HP UFT
5 35 (85.37%) Veritas
5 35 (85.37%) AIX
5 35 (85.37%) SQL
6 34 (82.93%) DHCP
6 34 (82.93%) DNS
6 34 (82.93%) HP
6 34 (82.93%) Office 365
6 34 (82.93%) McAfee ePO
6 34 (82.93%) HP ALM

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:

Cloud Services
1 34 (82.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (82.93%) DHCP
1 34 (82.93%) DNS
Development Applications
1 35 (85.37%) HP UFT
1 35 (85.37%) WinRunner
2 8 (19.51%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 22 (53.66%) Analyst
1 22 (53.66%) Test Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Test Leader
3 9 (21.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (9.76%) Tester
5 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Tester
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Tester
Miscellaneous
1 35 (85.37%) Clustering
2 4 (9.76%) Analytical Mindset
2 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
1 41 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 41 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 41 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 35 (85.37%) AIX
3 8 (19.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 39 (95.12%) Change Management
2 39 (95.12%) Software Testing
3 35 (85.37%) Test Automation
4 31 (75.61%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (4.88%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (85.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (92.68%) SC Cleared
1 38 (92.68%) Security Cleared
2 37 (90.24%) ISTQB
3 5 (12.20%) MCITP
3 5 (12.20%) MCSA
3 5 (12.20%) MCSE
3 5 (12.20%) MCTS
3 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 41 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 35 (85.37%) Hyper-V
2 35 (85.37%) VMware ESXi
3 31 (75.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (73.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 34 (82.93%) HP ALM
1 34 (82.93%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (9.76%) Netcool
Vendors
1 39 (95.12%) Microsoft
2 35 (85.37%) Citrix
2 35 (85.37%) McAfee
2 35 (85.37%) Veritas
2 35 (85.37%) VMware
3 34 (82.93%) HP
4 30 (73.17%) Ivanti