The median contractor rate for a Technical Design Authority was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 598 597
Rank change year-on-year +30 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Authority 15 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.032% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.034% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 1
Median daily rate £538 £556 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.37% +20.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £475 £481
% change year-on-year +13.15% -1.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Technical Design Authority
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Technical Design Authority in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
South East +23 12 £538 -
London +18 3 £375 -38.77%
Technical Design Authority
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 9 (40.91%) C
1 9 (40.91%) Unix
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
3 7 (31.82%) Oracle
3 7 (31.82%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
3 7 (31.82%) DV Cleared
4 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 6 (27.27%) nginx
4 6 (27.27%) Open Source
4 6 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 6 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (27.27%) Docker
4 6 (27.27%) SDLC
4 6 (27.27%) ProC
4 6 (27.27%) Python
4 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 6 (27.27%) Perl
4 6 (27.27%) PHP
4 6 (27.27%) WebLogic
4 6 (27.27%) HTML
4 6 (27.27%) Apache
4 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
4 6 (27.27%) AIX
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (22.73%) Coaching
6 4 (18.18%) Degree

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (27.27%) Apache
1 6 (27.27%) nginx
1 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
1 6 (27.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Firewall
1 3 (13.64%) VPN
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) 3G
3 1 (4.55%) 4G
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.55%) IPsec
3 1 (4.55%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) CouchDB
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
1 6 (27.27%) ProC
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) Flash
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) Akka
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) PKI
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Machine to Machine
2 2 (9.09%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Unix
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
3 6 (27.27%) AIX
4 3 (13.64%) Windows
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
2 6 (27.27%) Open Source
2 6 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (27.27%) SDLC
2 6 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 5 (22.73%) Coaching
4 3 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) Network Design
6 1 (4.55%) IT Strategy
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) People Management
6 1 (4.55%) Service Design
6 1 (4.55%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) Perl
3 6 (27.27%) PHP
3 6 (27.27%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) DV Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) CCNP
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) HMG Infosec
1 1 (4.55%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) F5
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.55%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.55%) Hyperion
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) VMware