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 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)
England / West Midlands
Rank - 124 113
Contract jobs citing PDA 0 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.037% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.16% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £100
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £278 £303
% change year-on-year -67.56% -8.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.35%  
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 638 640 665
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 27.68% 23.85% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 383 355
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 72
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -46.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PDA in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PDA in the West Midlands