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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK / Scotland
Rank - 107 105
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.78% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 2.57% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 10
Median daily rate - £292 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £278 £303
% change year-on-year -67.56% -8.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +35.71%  

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 568 777 701
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 32.38% 30.21% 24.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 423 368
Median daily rate £358 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +4.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 22
Median hourly rate £47.23 £40.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% +122.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £46.00 £60.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PDA in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PDA in Scotland

PDA
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Smoke Testing

PDA
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Smoke Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory