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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Design Authority (TDA)
Rank 612 634 615
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Authority 9 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.020% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.021% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 15
Median daily rate £525 £606 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.40% +10.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £463 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £463 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -2.63%
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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 10 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 9 December 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 +6 8 £538 -11.34% 2
London +11 6 £550 -10.20% 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £420 -
Scotland - 1 £420 -
Cheltenham - 1 £525 -
Erskine - 1 £420 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £525 -
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 £525 - 1

Technical Design Authority Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Migration
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) Windows
5 3 (15.00%) Flash
5 3 (15.00%) C
5 3 (15.00%) SAP
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (15.00%) Service Management
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (10.00%) Change Management
6 2 (10.00%) Firewall
6 2 (10.00%) IPsec
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) VPN
6 2 (10.00%) CCNP
6 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) JSP 440

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) IPsec
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
2 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) 3G
3 1 (5.00%) 4G
3 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.00%) IPv6
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) SMTP
3 1 (5.00%) SS7
3 1 (5.00%) SSL
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) X.400
3 1 (5.00%) X.500
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Flash
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Project Governance
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.00%) Budget Control
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.00%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) SIEM
4 1 (5.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) CCIE
5 1 (5.00%) CISM
5 1 (5.00%) CISSP
5 1 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (5.00%) CRISC
5 1 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) JSP 440
2 1 (5.00%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.00%) ProxySG
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Nessus
1 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.00%) F5
3 2 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Apple
4 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.00%) Qualys
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec