Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Design Authority was £725 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Design Authority (TDA)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 838 851 852
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Authority 19 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.020% 0.022% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.024% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 12
England median daily rate £725 £538 £555
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.88% -3.15% +8.29%
10th Percentile £470 £400 £423
90th Percentile £850 £688 £776
UK median daily rate £738 £550 £555
% change year-on-year +34.09% -0.90% +8.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Technical Design Authority
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Technical Design Authority in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Design Authority in England

Technical Design Authority
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Design Authority in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Design Authority in England

Technical Design Authority
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Design Authority in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Design Authority in England

Technical Design Authority
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Design Authority in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Design Authority in England

Technical Design Authority
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -16 13 £788 +43.18%
South East +4 4 £575 +43.75%
West Midlands - 1 £475 -
East of England - 1 £455 -
Midlands - 1 £475 -
Technical Design Authority
UK

Technical Design Authority Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 across the England region featuring Technical Design Authority in the job title.

1 10 (52.63%) CESG
1 10 (52.63%) TOGAF
2 9 (47.37%) COBIT
2 9 (47.37%) ITIL
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
4 5 (26.32%) Information Assurance
5 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) TOWER Software
7 2 (10.53%) QA
7 2 (10.53%) RIA
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) Firewall
7 2 (10.53%) LAN
7 2 (10.53%) WAN
7 2 (10.53%) Resource Allocation
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
8 1 (5.26%) JSP 440
8 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
8 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (5.26%) iPad
8 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement

Technical Design Authority Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) CESG
2 5 (26.32%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (10.53%) RIA
4 1 (5.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) TOGAF
2 9 (47.37%) ITIL
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
4 5 (26.32%) Information Assurance
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
6 2 (10.53%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.26%) Change Control
7 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Network Design
7 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
7 1 (5.26%) Programme Delivery
7 1 (5.26%) Prototyping
7 1 (5.26%) Rapid Prototyping
7 1 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) COBIT
2 2 (10.53%) QA
3 1 (5.26%) GDPR
3 1 (5.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) TOWER Software
2 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Greenplum
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) VMware