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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Design Authority (TDA)
Rank 541 513 499
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Authority 38 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.081% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.088% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 20
Average daily rate
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£488 £433 £658
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.71% -34.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £408 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £450 £441
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +1.95%
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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 2014.

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 December 2014. 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
London +12 15 £563 +30.05% 2
South East -28 15 £438 -2.77% 3
South West -25 4 £431 +43.75%
North West - 2 £540 - 1
West Midlands -6 1 £475 +5.55%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 1
Technical Design Authority
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Technical Design Authority
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 19 (32.76%) Security Cleared
2 17 (29.31%) SC Cleared
3 12 (20.69%) Finance
4 11 (18.97%) Telecoms
5 10 (17.24%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (17.24%) Windows
6 9 (15.52%) SQL
6 9 (15.52%) VMware
7 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (12.07%) Linux
7 7 (12.07%) Cisco
7 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
7 7 (12.07%) Law
7 7 (12.07%) Migration
7 7 (12.07%) Firewall
7 7 (12.07%) SAN
7 7 (12.07%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (10.34%) Analytics
8 6 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (10.34%) Python
8 6 (10.34%) Business Objects
8 6 (10.34%) C
8 6 (10.34%) Perl
8 6 (10.34%) Greenplum
8 6 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (8.62%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (8.62%) Citrix
10 4 (6.90%) WAN
10 4 (6.90%) ITIL

Technical Design Authority
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.17%) Lync
2 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) SAN
1 7 (12.07%) Firewall
1 7 (12.07%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (6.90%) WAN
3 3 (5.17%) OSPF
4 2 (3.45%) BGP
4 2 (3.45%) EIGRP
4 2 (3.45%) TACACS
4 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.45%) LAN
4 2 (3.45%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.72%) IPsec
5 1 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.72%) VLAN
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.72%) Network Security
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.72%) VRRP
5 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
3 1 (1.72%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MSI
1 1 (1.72%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 11 (18.97%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.07%) Law
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Local Government
5 1 (1.72%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
2 1 (1.72%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) NHS
1 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
1 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.72%) CLARiiON
2 1 (1.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Windows
2 7 (12.07%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (12.07%) Migration
3 6 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (10.34%) Analytics
4 5 (8.62%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (6.90%) Change Control
5 4 (6.90%) Line Management
5 4 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.45%) Project Management
6 2 (3.45%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.45%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.45%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.45%) Network Design
6 2 (3.45%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (3.45%) Dependency Management
6 2 (3.45%) Product Management
7 1 (1.72%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.52%) SQL
2 6 (10.34%) C
2 6 (10.34%) Python
2 6 (10.34%) Perl
3 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.72%) C#
3 1 (1.72%) VBScript
3 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (32.76%) Security Cleared
2 17 (29.31%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) VCDX
3 2 (3.45%) CCIE
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
1 2 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.45%) XenApp
4 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (1.72%) SCCM
1 1 (1.72%) SCOM
1 1 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) VMware
2 7 (12.07%) Cisco
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.34%) Business Objects
3 6 (10.34%) Greenplum
4 5 (8.62%) Citrix
5 4 (6.90%) EMC
6 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.17%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.45%) Google
7 2 (3.45%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.45%) Juniper
7 2 (3.45%) HP
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle
8 1 (1.72%) Lagan
8 1 (1.72%) 3PAR