The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Design Authority role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Design Authority in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Design Authority (TDA)
Rank 555 554 519
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Authority 28 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.056% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.060% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 5
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £383 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £618 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £540 £375
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +44.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Technical Design Authority
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Technical Design Authority
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Design Authority in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Design Authority Jobs Demand Trend in England

Technical Design Authority
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Design Authority across the England region.

Technical Design Authority Daily Rate Trend in England

Technical Design Authority
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Design Authority across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Technical Design Authority Daily Rate Histogram in England

Technical Design Authority
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Design Authority across the England region.

Technical Design Authority Hourly Rate Trend in England

Technical Design Authority
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Design Authority within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -4 13 £445 -25.83% 2
London -4 6 £550 +22.22% 1
North East - 4 - -
East of England - 3 £395 -
South West +4 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
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Technical Design Authority
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Technical Design Authority in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Design Authority in their job title.

1 17 (32.08%) Windows
2 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
3 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
4 12 (22.64%) Telecoms
5 8 (15.09%) Linux
5 8 (15.09%) WAN
6 7 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (13.21%) Citrix
6 7 (13.21%) Finance
6 7 (13.21%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (11.32%) Greenplum
7 6 (11.32%) Migration
7 6 (11.32%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (11.32%) SAN
7 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (11.32%) Cisco
7 6 (11.32%) LAN
7 6 (11.32%) Python
7 6 (11.32%) Business Objects
7 6 (11.32%) C
7 6 (11.32%) Perl
7 6 (11.32%) SQL
7 6 (11.32%) Analytics
8 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
8 5 (9.43%) VMware
8 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (7.55%) Network Design
9 4 (7.55%) Lync
9 4 (7.55%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (7.55%) CCIE

Technical Design Authority
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Technical Design Authority in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Design Authority in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.55%) Lync
2 1 (1.89%) JBoss
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.89%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) WAN
2 7 (13.21%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (11.32%) SAN
3 6 (11.32%) LAN
4 4 (7.55%) BGP
5 3 (5.66%) OSPF
6 2 (3.77%) VLAN
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.77%) MPLS
6 2 (3.77%) Firewall
6 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.77%) EIGRP
6 2 (3.77%) TACACS
7 1 (1.89%) GSM
7 1 (1.89%) 3GPP
7 1 (1.89%) VPN
7 1 (1.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (11.32%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 12 (22.64%) Telecoms
2 7 (13.21%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) CSS
2 1 (1.89%) HTML
2 1 (1.89%) SOAP
2 1 (1.89%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) SAML
2 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.89%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Private Cloud
2 1 (1.89%) BYOD
2 1 (1.89%) IBM XIV
2 1 (1.89%) User Experience
2 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.89%) PKI
2 1 (1.89%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) Windows
2 8 (15.09%) Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Solaris
4 1 (1.89%) UNIX
4 1 (1.89%) AIX
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.32%) Migration
1 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) Analytics
2 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (7.55%) Network Design
3 4 (7.55%) Protective Monitoring
3 4 (7.55%) OO
3 4 (7.55%) RUP
4 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.77%) ITIL
4 2 (3.77%) CRM
5 1 (1.89%) UML
5 1 (1.89%) Project Management
5 1 (1.89%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.89%) Capacity Management
5 1 (1.89%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (1.89%) High Availability
5 1 (1.89%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) Python
1 6 (11.32%) C
1 6 (11.32%) Perl
1 6 (11.32%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) Java
3 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
2 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) CCIE
3 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.77%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
1 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.66%) vSphere
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.89%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Citrix
2 6 (11.32%) Greenplum
2 6 (11.32%) Cisco
2 6 (11.32%) Business Objects
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.43%) VMware
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle
5 3 (5.66%) HP
6 2 (3.77%) F5
6 2 (3.77%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.77%) EMC
6 2 (3.77%) CommVault
7 1 (1.89%) Zerto
7 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.89%) NetApp
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
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