The median contractor rate for a Technical Design Authority was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Design Authority (TDA)
UK
Rank 583 603 611
Rank change year-on-year +20 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Authority 16 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.047% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.050% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 2
Median daily rate £506 £475 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.57% -1.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £444 £466
10% offered a daily rate of more than £651 £625 £496
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. 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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
England +35 15 £538 -12.24%
South East +27 12 £538 -
Surrey - 6 £594 -
Berkshire - 5 £350 -
Redhill - 4 £538 -
London +12 3 £375 -38.77%
Bracknell - 2 - -
Caterham - 2 £651 -
Slough - 2 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £350 -
City of London - 1 £475 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £350 -

Technical Design Authority Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 featuring Technical Design Authority in the job title.

1 9 (37.50%) C
1 9 (37.50%) Unix
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (29.17%) Oracle
3 7 (29.17%) Java
3 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
3 7 (29.17%) DV Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) nginx
4 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (25.00%) Open Source
4 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (25.00%) Docker
4 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (25.00%) SDLC
4 6 (25.00%) ProC
4 6 (25.00%) Python
4 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (25.00%) Perl
4 6 (25.00%) PHP
4 6 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 6 (25.00%) HTML
4 6 (25.00%) Apache
4 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (25.00%) AIX
4 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.83%) Coaching
6 4 (16.67%) Degree

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (25.00%) Apache
1 6 (25.00%) nginx
1 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (25.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
1 3 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) 3G
3 1 (4.17%) 4G
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.17%) IPsec
3 1 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) CouchDB
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (25.00%) ProC
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) Flash
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) Akka
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) PKI
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Machine to Machine
2 2 (8.33%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Unix
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (25.00%) AIX
4 3 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (25.00%) Open Source
2 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (25.00%) SDLC
2 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (20.83%) Coaching
4 3 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) Network Design
5 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 1 (4.17%) IT Strategy
6 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) People Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Design
6 1 (4.17%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C
2 7 (29.17%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (25.00%) Perl
3 6 (25.00%) PHP
3 6 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) DV Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) CCNP
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) HMG Infosec
1 1 (4.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco
2 3 (12.50%) F5
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Apple
4 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.17%) Hyperion
4 1 (4.17%) VMware