The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Design Authority featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Design Authority (TDA)
Rank 633 649 620
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Authority 12 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.022% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.023% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 7
Median daily rate £450 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £416 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £785 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £488 £430
% change year-on-year
-11.79% +13.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Technical Design Authority
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Technical Design Authority in the job title.

Technical Design Authority Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Design Authority
Daily Rate Trend

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

Technical Design Authority Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Design Authority
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Design Authority within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Technical Design Authority Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Design Authority
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Technical Design Authority Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Design Authority
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Design Authority within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 9 £430 -11.79% 2
London -18 5 £500 -37.50% 1
South East +7 4 £400 -17.94%
Cardiff - 3 £550 -
South Wales - 3 £550 -
Wales - 3 £550 -
Hampshire +10 2 £401 -7.91%
Reading +13 1 - -
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Hook 0 1 £430 -4.75%
Reigate - 1 £400 -
Surrey - 1 £400 -

Technical Design Authority Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, Technical Design Authority contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Technical Design Authority in the job title.

1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (28.13%) Cisco
3 7 (21.88%) Google
3 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
3 7 (21.88%) ITIL
3 7 (21.88%) Office 365
4 6 (18.75%) IaaS
4 6 (18.75%) Migration
4 6 (18.75%) VMware
4 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
5 5 (15.63%) Windows
5 5 (15.63%) SOA
5 5 (15.63%) VPN
5 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
5 5 (15.63%) Google Apps
5 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
6 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (12.50%) Web Services
6 4 (12.50%) Change Management
6 4 (12.50%) Juniper
6 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (12.50%) SaaS
6 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
7 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
7 3 (9.38%) Finance
7 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (9.38%) Apple

Technical Design Authority Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (6.25%) Mule
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Office 365
2 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (18.75%) IaaS
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (15.63%) Google Apps
4 4 (12.50%) SaaS
5 3 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) VPN
2 3 (9.38%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) Network Security
3 2 (6.25%) Skype
3 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
3 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (3.13%) 3G
4 1 (3.13%) 4G
4 1 (3.13%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (3.13%) IPsec
4 1 (3.13%) IPv6
4 1 (3.13%) MPLS
4 1 (3.13%) PBX
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) SMTP
4 1 (3.13%) SSL
4 1 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) EJB
2 1 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) BYOD
4 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 2 (6.25%) Unix
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Migration
3 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
3 5 (15.63%) SOA
3 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
4 4 (12.50%) Change Management
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
5 3 (9.38%) Coaching
5 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (9.38%) Project Governance
5 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Service Management
5 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (6.25%) DevOps
6 2 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (6.25%) Service Design
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (9.38%) CISSP
3 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.25%) ISEB
5 1 (3.13%) CCIE
5 1 (3.13%) CCNP
5 1 (3.13%) CISM
5 1 (3.13%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (3.13%) CRISC
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
5 1 (3.13%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.25%) COBIT
3 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) AirWatch
1 2 (6.25%) Ansible
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Nessus
2 1 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Cisco
2 7 (21.88%) Google
3 6 (18.75%) VMware
4 4 (12.50%) Juniper
5 3 (9.38%) Apple
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.38%) Palo Alto
5 3 (9.38%) SAP
6 2 (6.25%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.13%) F5
7 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.13%) Greenplum
7 1 (3.13%) NetApp
7 1 (3.13%) Polycom
7 1 (3.13%) Qualys
7 1 (3.13%) Symantec