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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Signal Processing over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signal Processing
Rank 42 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.52% 0.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £350 £480
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -27.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.11% +70.00%
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
310 279 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 79.90% 75.61% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 186 168
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £271 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 31
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.85 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Signal Processing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Signal Processing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Signal Processing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Signal Processing.

1 9 (100.00%) C
1 9 (100.00%) Python
2 8 (88.89%) C++
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) MATLAB
2 8 (88.89%) Algorithms
3 7 (77.78%) Digital Signal Processing
3 7 (77.78%) Machine Learning
3 7 (77.78%) Mathematics
3 7 (77.78%) Software Engineering
3 7 (77.78%) Embedded C
4 1 (11.11%) Intel
4 1 (11.11%) Bluetooth
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) SciPy

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (11.11%) Bluetooth
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) DSP Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) Audio DSP Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) Audio Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) Audio Software Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) C Software Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) DSP Software Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) Embedded C Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) Embedded Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) Machine Learning Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior DSP Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Algorithms
2 7 (77.78%) Mathematics
3 1 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Digital Signal Processing
1 7 (77.78%) Machine Learning
1 7 (77.78%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C
1 9 (100.00%) Python
2 8 (88.89%) C++
2 8 (88.89%) MATLAB
3 7 (77.78%) Embedded C
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Intel