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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Design Authority (TDA)
Rank 606 555 544
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Authority 23 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.049% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.053% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 20
Average daily rate
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£410 £413 £503
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% -17.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £570 £678
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £380 £494
% change year-on-year
+3.28% -23.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.00

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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 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 20 October 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 -32 21 £410 +2.50% 9
South East -16 7 £375 -28.57% 4
London +9 5 £475 - 3
Berkshire +8 2 £375 - 3
Yorkshire -6 2 £531 +41.66% 1
West Midlands -15 2 £400 -
South West - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £400 -
City of London +23 1 - - 2
Reading +14 1 - -
Leeds -4 1 £563 +50.00%
North West -10 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -12 1 £563 +50.00%
Slough - 1 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £410 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £410 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -

Technical Design Authority
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (29.27%) Finance
3 9 (21.95%) VMware
4 8 (19.51%) Migration
5 7 (17.07%) ITIL
5 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
6 6 (14.63%) Windows
6 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
7 5 (12.20%) Cisco
7 5 (12.20%) Firewall
7 5 (12.20%) SAN
7 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (12.20%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
8 4 (9.76%) Local Government
8 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared
8 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
8 4 (9.76%) EMC
8 4 (9.76%) NHS
8 4 (9.76%) UNIX
8 4 (9.76%) SQL
9 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
9 3 (7.32%) C
9 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
9 3 (7.32%) Degree
9 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
10 2 (4.88%) Google
10 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Technical Design Authority
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.44%) Lync
2 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Firewall
1 5 (12.20%) SAN
2 2 (4.88%) WAN
2 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) VPN
3 1 (2.44%) SSL
3 1 (2.44%) SNMP
3 1 (2.44%) IPsec
3 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (2.44%) Network Security
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.44%) Intranet
3 1 (2.44%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MSI
1 1 (2.44%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Local Government
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) HTML
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
1 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.44%) COM
1 1 (2.44%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) NHS
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) PKI
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) AIX
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Migration
2 7 (17.07%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (12.20%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
4 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.88%) Service Management
5 2 (4.88%) Workflow
5 2 (4.88%) CRM
5 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.88%) Information Management
5 2 (4.88%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (2.44%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (2.44%) Analytics
6 1 (2.44%) DevOps
6 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.44%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.44%) Security Architecture
6 1 (2.44%) High Availability
6 1 (2.44%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) C
3 2 (4.88%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.44%) VBScript
4 1 (2.44%) VB
4 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) Degree
5 2 (4.88%) VCDX
5 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.44%) CCSE
6 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.88%) XenApp
4 1 (2.44%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
1 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) VMware
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco
4 4 (9.76%) EMC
5 2 (4.88%) Citrix
5 2 (4.88%) Google
5 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) Juniper
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.44%) Radware
6 1 (2.44%) IBM
6 1 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) Verint
6 1 (2.44%) Avaya
6 1 (2.44%) Teradata
6 1 (2.44%) Lagan
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