Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 857 791
Rank change year-on-year +24 -66 -14
Contract jobs citing PDA 63 29 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.028% 0.090%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.083% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 67
UK median daily rate £139 £240 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.19% +60.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £90 £90 £75
90th Percentile £370 £375 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £158 £240 £298
% change year-on-year -34.38% -19.33% +65.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +45.45% +1.61%
10th Percentile £14.20 £20.00 £9.80
90th Percentile £17.00 £20.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £13.63
% change year-on-year - +46.79% +0.93%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34732 34740 37265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.70% 33.09% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23048 22773 23696
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1200 1471
UK median hourly rate £20.63 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PDA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 13 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 6 months to 24 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
England +14 36 £244 +1.56% 5
UK excluding London +45 24 £158 -34.38% 3
London +3 17 £275 -42.11% 3
South East - 11 £170 - 2
Scotland +3 3 £90 -65.38% 1
East of England +1 3 £138 -
North of England - 3 - -
South West - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Midlands +24 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for PDA.

1 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 26 (41.27%) Active Directory
3 22 (34.92%) Windows
4 18 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 17 (26.98%) MS Exchange
6 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (23.81%) DHCP
7 15 (23.81%) TCP/IP
7 15 (23.81%) DNS
7 15 (23.81%) Windows 7
8 14 (22.22%) MCDST
9 13 (20.63%) Internet
9 13 (20.63%) Windows 10
10 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (15.87%) SLA
12 9 (14.29%) SMS
12 9 (14.29%) Blackberry
12 9 (14.29%) Degree
12 9 (14.29%) Service Management
12 9 (14.29%) Office 365
13 8 (12.70%) Windows 8
13 8 (12.70%) Smartphone
13 8 (12.70%) Visual Studio
14 7 (11.11%) ITIL
14 7 (11.11%) Java
14 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
14 7 (11.11%) JIRA
14 7 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (11.11%) Publishing

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 17 (26.98%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 5 (7.94%) Confluence
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.76%) Acrobat
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.81%) DHCP
1 15 (23.81%) DNS
1 15 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 13 (20.63%) Internet
3 9 (14.29%) SMS
4 3 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (4.76%) VPN
5 2 (3.17%) LAN
5 2 (3.17%) WAN
5 2 (3.17%) WebEx
5 2 (3.17%) WLAN
6 1 (1.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) Big Data
2 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.59%) DB2
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Visual Studio
2 7 (11.11%) JIRA
3 6 (9.52%) LoadRunner
4 5 (7.94%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.35%) Appium
6 2 (3.17%) JMeter
7 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.59%) Maven
General
1 7 (11.11%) Publishing
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 4 (6.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (69.84%) Analyst
2 20 (31.75%) Help Desk Analyst
3 15 (23.81%) Desktop Support
3 15 (23.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (19.05%) Service Analyst
5 9 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
5 9 (14.29%) IT Analyst
6 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
7 7 (11.11%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Support Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Test Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
10 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.59%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (1.59%) Node.js
2 1 (1.59%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 8 (12.70%) Smartphone
4 7 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (7.94%) Driving Licence
6 4 (6.35%) Mobile App
6 4 (6.35%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.17%) NHS
7 2 (3.17%) User Experience
8 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.59%) DataPower
8 1 (1.59%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.92%) Windows
2 15 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 13 (20.63%) Windows 10
4 8 (12.70%) Windows 8
5 6 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.76%) Android
6 3 (4.76%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.17%) Linux
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.29%) Service Management
4 7 (11.11%) ITIL
4 7 (11.11%) Scrum
4 7 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 5 (7.94%) Functional Testing
5 5 (7.94%) ITSM
5 5 (7.94%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (7.94%) Performance Testing
5 5 (7.94%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (7.94%) TDD
6 4 (6.35%) BDD
6 4 (6.35%) Business Transformation
6 4 (6.35%) Data Modelling
6 4 (6.35%) Data Transformation
6 4 (6.35%) Data Validation
6 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.35%) Test Strategy
6 4 (6.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (3.17%) Python
2 2 (3.17%) Scala
2 2 (3.17%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (22.22%) MCDST
3 9 (14.29%) Degree
4 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) CCNP
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.17%) MCP
5 2 (3.17%) MCSA
5 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (41.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.59%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) DameWare
2 4 (6.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.59%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.59%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) HP
3 3 (4.76%) Cisco
3 3 (4.76%) Remedy
3 3 (4.76%) VMware
4 2 (3.17%) Adobe
4 2 (3.17%) Bomgar
4 2 (3.17%) Lotus
4 2 (3.17%) Symantec
5 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix
5 1 (1.59%) Clearswift
5 1 (1.59%) CommVault
5 1 (1.59%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.59%) IBM
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle
5 1 (1.59%) SAP
5 1 (1.59%) Siebel
5 1 (1.59%) Sophos
5 1 (1.59%) TIBCO