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 3 months to 27 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 139 133
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.27% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.78% 0.12%
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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 633 1023 829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 28.85% 34.81% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 551 377
Median daily rate £378 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 39
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +45.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £14.93 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £47.50 £55.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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