The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Design Authority (TDA)
Rank 568 547 543
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Authority 21 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.031% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.034% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £408 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.42% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -1 20 £450 -3.74% 12
London -2 5 £475 -32.14% 4
South East -12 5 £482 +17.56% 6
East of England - 4 £450 - 1
Reading +11 3 £589 - 3
Berkshire +6 3 £589 +12.19% 5
South West -34 2 £425 -8.10%
City of London - 2 £413 - 4
Hampshire -11 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £425 -
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Hook - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Poole - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Dartford - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -

Technical Design Authority
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 25 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (36.00%) Finance
3 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (22.00%) UNIX
5 10 (20.00%) SAN
6 9 (18.00%) Windows
6 9 (18.00%) Service Delivery
7 8 (16.00%) C
7 8 (16.00%) ITIL
7 8 (16.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (14.00%) Migration
9 5 (10.00%) TOGAF
9 5 (10.00%) Information Management
10 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
10 4 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared
10 4 (8.00%) Cisco
10 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
11 3 (6.00%) NHS
11 3 (6.00%) Oracle
11 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
11 3 (6.00%) Degree
11 3 (6.00%) Local Government
11 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
12 2 (4.00%) Performance Improvement
12 2 (4.00%) Capacity Management
12 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (4.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 2 (4.00%) Human Factors

Technical Design Authority
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.00%) Lync
2 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (4.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) LAN
3 1 (2.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.00%) IPsec
3 1 (2.00%) DMVPN
3 1 (2.00%) HSRP
3 1 (2.00%) MPLS
3 1 (2.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.00%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.00%) IDOL
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Local Government
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
3 2 (4.00%) Billing
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Military
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) NHS
1 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) PKI
2 2 (4.00%) Human Factors
2 2 (4.00%) GIS
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) UNIX
2 9 (18.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) Service Delivery
2 8 (16.00%) ITIL
2 8 (16.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (14.00%) Migration
4 5 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 5 (10.00%) Information Management
5 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
5 4 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.00%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (4.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) CRM
6 2 (4.00%) Project Management
6 2 (4.00%) Service Management
7 1 (2.00%) Change Management
7 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.00%) OOP
7 1 (2.00%) Workflow
7 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) C
2 2 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) VCDX
5 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) CCNP
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Cisco
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
3 2 (4.00%) Juniper
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.00%) Radware
4 1 (2.00%) Teradata
4 1 (2.00%) Lagan
4 1 (2.00%) Google
4 1 (2.00%) Verint
4 1 (2.00%) Cognos
4 1 (2.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) HP
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.00%) Avaya