Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PDA over the 6 months to 22 November 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)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 360 - 381
Rank change year-on-year - +381 -10
Contract jobs citing PDA 11 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.065% - 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% - 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 4
South East median daily rate £170 - £135
10th Percentile £155 - £133
90th Percentile £298 - £152
England median daily rate £244 £240 £150
% change year-on-year +1.56% +60.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.25 £12.38
% change year-on-year -16.88% +55.56% -8.33%

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4857 4957 5885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.84% 29.65% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2854 2852 3408
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +6.94%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £225
90th Percentile £565 £575 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 288 322
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £23.59 £19.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.22% +22.45% +18.88%
10th Percentile £10.72 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.75 £54.13 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.92 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.51% +9.62% +6.00%

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PDA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for PDA in the South East

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PDA in the South East

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PDA in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PDA in the South East

PDA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PDA in the South East

PDA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley - 7 £170 - 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £170 -
Hampshire - 3 £225 -
West Sussex - 1 £375 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
PDA
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 South East region with a requirement for PDA.

1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 10
3 8 (72.73%) Internet
4 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
5 5 (45.45%) Windows 8
5 5 (45.45%) Blackberry
5 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
5 5 (45.45%) SMS
5 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 4 (36.36%) Service Management
6 4 (36.36%) Publishing
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) Smartphone
6 4 (36.36%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) SCCM
8 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
8 2 (18.18%) Office 365
8 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 1 (9.09%) ITSM
9 1 (9.09%) Remedy
9 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
9 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (9.09%) Acrobat
9 1 (9.09%) VPN
9 1 (9.09%) Chat Support
9 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet

PDA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) Acrobat
2 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Internet
2 5 (45.45%) SMS
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Desktop Support
2 5 (45.45%) Service Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Deployment Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Network Support
5 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Blackberry
2 4 (36.36%) Smartphone
2 4 (36.36%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
4 1 (9.09%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 10
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Chat Support
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITSM
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy