Period
to 17 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PDA over the 6 months to 17 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 202 177
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.14% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.52% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
West Midlands median daily rate - £240 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
England median daily rate £244 £240 £150
% change year-on-year +1.56% +60.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £18.50 -
England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year -16.88% +40.00% +1.85%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1336 1740 1375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.76% 27.91% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 1058 815
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +8.97% +3.57%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £213
90th Percentile £523 £550 £518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 82 106
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.62% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.78 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £32.97 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.67 £19.03
% change year-on-year -0.82% +8.62% +5.72%

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PDA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PDA in the West Midlands

PDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PDA in the West Midlands

PDA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PDA in the West Midlands