The median contractor rate for a Technical Design Authority was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 630 623
Rank change year-on-year +41 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Authority 18 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.040% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.042% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 12
Median daily rate £588 £560 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.91% +37.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £448 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £840 £630 £763
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £600 £400
% change year-on-year -22.91% +50.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Design Authority
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Design Authority in the UK

Technical Design Authority
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Design Authority in the UK

Technical Design Authority
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Design Authority over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Design Authority in the UK

Technical Design Authority
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Design Authority in the UK

Technical Design Authority
Top 15 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 26 June 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
England +33 18 £588 +5.85% 4
London -2 13 £625 +13.63%
West End of London - 3 £588 -
South East +28 2 £450 +12.14% 1
Hook +8 2 £450 +4.65%
Hampshire +8 2 £450 +12.14%
Birmingham - 2 £475 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £475 - 1
South West +3 1 - -
City of London -4 1 £825 +37.50%
Suffolk - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 featuring Technical Design Authority in the job title.

1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (35.29%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Cisco
3 8 (23.53%) Unix
3 8 (23.53%) Linux
3 8 (23.53%) Java
3 8 (23.53%) Oracle
3 8 (23.53%) TOGAF
4 7 (20.59%) Network Design
4 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
4 7 (20.59%) LAN
4 7 (20.59%) Configuration Management
4 7 (20.59%) CESG
4 7 (20.59%) Jenkins
4 7 (20.59%) SDLC
5 6 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (17.65%) Docker
5 6 (17.65%) Finance
5 6 (17.65%) ProC
5 6 (17.65%) Firewall
5 6 (17.65%) WAN
5 6 (17.65%) AIX
5 6 (17.65%) WebLogic
5 6 (17.65%) C
5 6 (17.65%) HTML
5 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 6 (17.65%) Perl
5 6 (17.65%) PHP
5 6 (17.65%) Apache
5 6 (17.65%) Tomcat

Technical Design Authority Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.65%) Apache
1 6 (17.65%) nginx
1 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
1 6 (17.65%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.94%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) LAN
2 6 (17.65%) Firewall
2 6 (17.65%) WAN
3 5 (14.71%) VPN
4 3 (8.82%) Internet
4 3 (8.82%) Wireless
5 2 (5.88%) BIG-IP
5 2 (5.88%) DNS
6 1 (2.94%) 3G
6 1 (2.94%) 4G
6 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.94%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) CouchDB
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Jenkins
2 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 6 (17.65%) ProC
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.94%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Law
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) Akka
2 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.94%) JPA
2 1 (2.94%) SOAP
2 1 (2.94%) Spring
2 1 (2.94%) Spring Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) CESG
2 4 (11.76%) iPad
3 3 (8.82%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (8.82%) iPhone
3 3 (8.82%) PKI
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.88%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (5.88%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (2.94%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Linux
1 8 (23.53%) Unix
2 6 (17.65%) AIX
3 4 (11.76%) Windows
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (35.29%) ITIL
2 8 (23.53%) TOGAF
3 7 (20.59%) Configuration Management
3 7 (20.59%) Network Design
3 7 (20.59%) SDLC
3 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
4 6 (17.65%) Open Source
4 6 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (14.71%) Coaching
5 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
6 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
7 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
7 3 (8.82%) High Availability
7 3 (8.82%) Information Assurance
7 3 (8.82%) Project Management
7 3 (8.82%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Service Management
7 3 (8.82%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) Java
2 6 (17.65%) C
2 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 6 (17.65%) Perl
2 6 (17.65%) PHP
2 6 (17.65%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) CCNP
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.88%) CCDP
4 2 (5.88%) CCIE
4 2 (5.88%) CCIP
4 2 (5.88%) CCSA
4 2 (5.88%) CCSE
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) HP ASE
4 2 (5.88%) HP MASE
4 2 (5.88%) JNCIA
4 2 (5.88%) JNCIE
4 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) CCNA
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) COBIT
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Docker
2 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
2 3 (8.82%) AirWatch
2 3 (8.82%) SCOM
3 2 (5.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Cisco
2 8 (23.53%) Oracle
3 5 (14.71%) Citrix
4 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 4 (11.76%) F5
4 4 (11.76%) Fortinet
5 3 (8.82%) Apple
5 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.82%) VMware
6 2 (5.88%) Aruba
6 2 (5.88%) HP
6 2 (5.88%) Juniper
6 2 (5.88%) Riverbed
6 2 (5.88%) TOWER Software
7 1 (2.94%) Hyperion