The table below looks at the statistics for Signal Processing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Signal Processing over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signal Processing
Rank 36 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.17% 0.96% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 1.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £385 £258 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £305 £285
% change year-on-year
+63.93% +7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £50.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.74% +44.28%
Signal Processing
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
315 236 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 85.60% 75.40% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 146 102
Average daily rate £400 £380 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £210 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Signal Processing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Signal Processing across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Signal Processing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Signal Processing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Signal Processing across the Cambridge region.

Signal Processing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Signal Processing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Signal Processing across the Cambridge region.

Signal Processing Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Signal Processing
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Signal Processing also 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 that cited Signal Processing.

1 8 (100.00%) C
1 8 (100.00%) Python
1 8 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 8 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 7 (87.50%) Digital Signal Processing
2 7 (87.50%) Machine Learning
2 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) Mathematics
2 7 (87.50%) Embedded C
2 7 (87.50%) C++
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) SciPy
3 1 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Signal Processing also 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 that cited Signal Processing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) DSP Engineer
2 7 (87.50%) Audio DSP Engineer
2 7 (87.50%) Audio Engineer
2 7 (87.50%) Audio Software Engineer
2 7 (87.50%) C Software Engineer
2 7 (87.50%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
2 7 (87.50%) DSP Software Engineer
2 7 (87.50%) Embedded C Engineer
2 7 (87.50%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 7 (87.50%) Embedded Engineer
2 7 (87.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 7 (87.50%) Machine Learning Engineer
2 7 (87.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior DSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 7 (87.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Digital Signal Processing
1 7 (87.50%) Machine Learning
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C
1 8 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 8 (100.00%) Python
2 7 (87.50%) C++
2 7 (87.50%) Embedded C