The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Design Authority role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 550 531 523
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Authority 42 39 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.076% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.082% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 22
Average daily rate
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£488 £441 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.48% -32.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £408 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £524 £698
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 - - -

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -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 £37.77 £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

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

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 24 December 2014.

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 29 Contract Locations

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 UK 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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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
England -28 38 £488 +12.71% 6
London +12 15 £563 +30.05% 2
South East -28 15 £438 -2.77% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 11 £425 -
South West -25 4 £431 +43.75%
City of London +7 3 £500 +21.65% 2
Reading +14 2 £450 +12.50%
Milton Keynes -11 2 £425 -
Berkshire -12 2 £450 - 1
North West - 2 £540 - 1
West Midlands -6 1 £475 +5.55%
Birmingham -6 1 £475 +5.55%
Bristol - 1 £500 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - - 1
Rugby - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -

Technical Design Authority
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 20 (31.75%) Security Cleared
2 18 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.05%) Finance
4 11 (17.46%) Telecoms
5 10 (15.87%) Migration
5 10 (15.87%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (15.87%) Windows
6 9 (14.29%) SQL
6 9 (14.29%) VMware
7 8 (12.70%) Cisco
7 8 (12.70%) Firewall
8 7 (11.11%) EMC
8 7 (11.11%) SAN
8 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 7 (11.11%) Linux
8 7 (11.11%) Law
8 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (9.52%) Analytics
9 6 (9.52%) Greenplum
9 6 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (9.52%) Python
9 6 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (9.52%) C
9 6 (9.52%) Business Objects
9 6 (9.52%) Perl
10 5 (7.94%) Citrix
10 5 (7.94%) WAN
10 5 (7.94%) Technical Architecture

Technical Design Authority
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.76%) Lync
2 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) Firewall
2 7 (11.11%) SAN
2 7 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (7.94%) WAN
4 3 (4.76%) OSPF
4 3 (4.76%) LAN
5 2 (3.17%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.17%) BGP
5 2 (3.17%) EIGRP
5 2 (3.17%) TACACS
5 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.59%) IPsec
6 1 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.59%) VLAN
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (1.59%) Network Security
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.59%) VPN
6 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) MySQL
3 1 (1.59%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MSI
1 1 (1.59%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (19.05%) Finance
2 11 (17.46%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.11%) Law
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Local Government
5 1 (1.59%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Flash
2 2 (3.17%) CSS
3 1 (1.59%) HTML
3 1 (1.59%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.59%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Replication
2 2 (3.17%) NHS
2 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Windows
2 7 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) Migration
1 10 (15.87%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (9.52%) Analytics
2 6 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (7.94%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (6.35%) Change Control
4 4 (6.35%) Line Management
4 4 (6.35%) ITIL
5 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.17%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.17%) Project Management
5 2 (3.17%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.17%) Programme Management
5 2 (3.17%) TOGAF
5 2 (3.17%) Network Design
5 2 (3.17%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (3.17%) Dependency Management
5 2 (3.17%) Product Management
6 1 (1.59%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) C
2 6 (9.52%) Python
2 6 (9.52%) Perl
3 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.59%) C#
3 1 (1.59%) VBScript
3 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (31.75%) Security Cleared
2 18 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) VCDX
3 2 (3.17%) CCIE
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
1 2 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.76%) SRDF
2 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.17%) XenApp
4 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (1.59%) SCCM
1 1 (1.59%) SCOM
1 1 (1.59%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) VMware
2 8 (12.70%) Cisco
3 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.11%) EMC
4 6 (9.52%) Business Objects
4 6 (9.52%) Greenplum
5 5 (7.94%) Citrix
6 4 (6.35%) Oracle
7 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.76%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.17%) Google
8 2 (3.17%) HP
8 2 (3.17%) Juniper
8 2 (3.17%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.59%) Lagan
9 1 (1.59%) 3PAR