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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Design Authority (TDA)
Rank 545 519 515
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Authority 32 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.080% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.087% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 13
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£456 £441 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.39% -32.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £402 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £509 £694
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £378
% change year-on-year
- +19.20%
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
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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 30 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 27 January 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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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 -29 29 £456 +5.49% 16
South East -17 14 £438 -2.77% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 11 £425 -
London -20 6 £475 +10.78% 4
City of London +18 2 £450 +9.48% 4
Reading +7 2 £450 +12.50%
East of England -2 2 £463 -2.63% 1
Berkshire -6 2 £450 -
Milton Keynes -8 2 £425 -
South West -18 2 £431 +43.75% 3
Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Birmingham -2 1 £475 +5.55% 2
West Midlands -6 1 £475 +5.55% 2
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Hampshire - 1 £475 - 2
Bristol - 1 £500 -
Essex - 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 £325 -
Southampton - 1 £475 - 2
Stevenage - - - -
Taunton - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brentwood - - - - 1
Rugby - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

Technical Design Authority
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 19 (31.15%) Security Cleared
2 17 (27.87%) SC Cleared
3 11 (18.03%) Telecoms
4 10 (16.39%) Windows
4 10 (16.39%) Migration
5 9 (14.75%) SQL
6 8 (13.11%) Linux
6 8 (13.11%) Finance
6 8 (13.11%) VMware
7 7 (11.48%) Law
7 7 (11.48%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (11.48%) Cisco
7 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
7 7 (11.48%) EMC
7 7 (11.48%) SAN
7 7 (11.48%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (9.84%) Analytics
8 6 (9.84%) Firewall
8 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (9.84%) Python
8 6 (9.84%) Perl
8 6 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (9.84%) C
8 6 (9.84%) Business Objects
8 6 (9.84%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (9.84%) Greenplum
9 5 (8.20%) WAN
9 5 (8.20%) Citrix
10 4 (6.56%) LAN

Technical Design Authority
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (4.92%) Lync
1 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) SAN
1 7 (11.48%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (9.84%) Firewall
3 5 (8.20%) WAN
4 4 (6.56%) LAN
5 3 (4.92%) OSPF
6 2 (3.28%) BGP
6 2 (3.28%) EIGRP
6 2 (3.28%) TACACS
6 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.28%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.64%) VLAN
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.64%) Network Security
7 1 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (9.84%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) StarTeam
1 1 (1.64%) MSI
General
1 11 (18.03%) Telecoms
2 8 (13.11%) Finance
3 7 (11.48%) Law
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) Flash
2 2 (3.28%) CSS
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.64%) COM
3 1 (1.64%) HTML
3 1 (1.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Replication
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Windows
2 8 (13.11%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.64%) UNIX
3 1 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) Migration
2 7 (11.48%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (9.84%) Analytics
3 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (6.56%) Change Control
4 4 (6.56%) Line Management
5 3 (4.92%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (3.28%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.28%) Project Management
6 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL
6 2 (3.28%) Product Management
6 2 (3.28%) Network Design
6 2 (3.28%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.28%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.28%) Dependency Management
7 1 (1.64%) DevOps
7 1 (1.64%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (1.64%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) Python
2 6 (9.84%) Perl
2 6 (9.84%) C
3 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.64%) C#
3 1 (1.64%) Java
3 1 (1.64%) VBScript
3 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) Security Cleared
2 17 (27.87%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.28%) CCIE
3 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.64%) CCSE
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
1 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.92%) SRDF
2 3 (4.92%) XenApp
2 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) SCOM
2 1 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) VMware
2 7 (11.48%) Cisco
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) EMC
3 6 (9.84%) Business Objects
3 6 (9.84%) Greenplum
4 5 (8.20%) Citrix
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle
6 3 (4.92%) Fortinet
6 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.28%) HP
7 2 (3.28%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.64%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.64%) Google