The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 29 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.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 611 575
Rank change year-on-year +26 -36  
Contract jobs citing PDA 20 37 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.069% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.22% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 19
Median daily rate £120 £285 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.82% -9.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £103 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £292 £315
% change year-on-year -69.20% -7.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +22.58%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +22.58%  

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14438 16788 16177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.92% 31.19% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9334 10966 9753
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 571 682
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +20.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PDA in the UK

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PDA over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PDA in the UK

PDA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PDA in the UK

PDA
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 12 £140 -57.73% 3
London +32 10 £140 - 1
City of London -3 2 £450 -8.86%
South East +18 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for PDA.

1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
1 16 (59.26%) TCP/IP
2 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
3 13 (48.15%) DNS
3 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (48.15%) MS Exchange
3 13 (48.15%) DHCP
3 13 (48.15%) MCDST
4 11 (40.74%) Incident Management
4 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 8 (29.63%) Billing
6 8 (29.63%) SLA
7 7 (25.93%) Blackberry
8 5 (18.52%) Windows
9 4 (14.81%) Java
9 4 (14.81%) MS Office
9 4 (14.81%) ITIL
9 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
10 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
10 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
10 3 (11.11%) Banking
10 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
10 3 (11.11%) Citrix
10 3 (11.11%) Symantec
10 3 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (11.11%) Back Office
10 3 (11.11%) Publishing
10 3 (11.11%) Service Management

PDA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (48.15%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) TCP/IP
2 13 (48.15%) DHCP
2 13 (48.15%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
1 1 (3.70%) Data Lake
1 1 (3.70%) DataStage
1 1 (3.70%) DB2
1 1 (3.70%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (29.63%) Billing
2 3 (11.11%) Back Office
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Publishing
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) French Language
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Analyst
2 15 (55.56%) Help Desk Analyst
3 12 (44.44%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Deskside Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Deskside Support
5 3 (11.11%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Customer Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Development Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Functional Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) J2EE
1 1 (3.70%) JSP
1 1 (3.70%) ODBC
1 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 7 (25.93%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) IVR
4 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) AIX
4 1 (3.70%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) MVS
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Incident Management
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Line Management
4 2 (7.41%) Logistics
5 1 (3.70%) Analytics
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.70%) ETL
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) COBOL
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) UniBasic
2 1 (3.70%) VB
2 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) MCDST
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix
2 3 (11.11%) Symantec
3 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Altiris
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Redback
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