The table below looks at the statistics for Signal Processing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Signal Processing over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signal Processing
Rank 123 132 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.20% 0.075% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.099% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +70.00%
Signal Processing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1963 2019 2339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.68% 76.16% 75.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 1138 1320
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 151 141
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

Signal Processing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Signal Processing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Signal Processing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Signal Processing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Signal Processing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Signal Processing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Signal Processing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +7 3 - - 5
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Signal Processing
England

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 14 (87.50%) C++
1 14 (87.50%) C
2 13 (81.25%) Software Engineering
3 12 (75.00%) Python
3 12 (75.00%) MATLAB
4 11 (68.75%) Algorithms
5 10 (62.50%) Linux
6 9 (56.25%) Machine Learning
7 8 (50.00%) Digital Signal Processing
7 8 (50.00%) Mathematics
8 7 (43.75%) Embedded C
9 6 (37.50%) Degree
10 5 (31.25%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (31.25%) UML
11 4 (25.00%) Validation
11 4 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 3 (18.75%) VHDL
12 3 (18.75%) Subversion
12 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
12 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
12 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
12 3 (18.75%) Electronics
12 3 (18.75%) C#
12 3 (18.75%) Java
12 3 (18.75%) Perl
12 3 (18.75%) .NET
12 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
12 3 (18.75%) Ada
12 3 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
13 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Kinematics
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Doxygen
1 2 (12.50%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SpaceWire
2 1 (6.25%) Bluetooth
2 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (18.75%) Subversion
2 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
3 2 (12.50%) ClearCase
3 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (12.50%) GCC
General
1 3 (18.75%) Electronics
2 2 (12.50%) Avionics
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Software Engineer
2 8 (50.00%) DSP Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) Audio DSP Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) Audio Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) Audio Software Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) C Software Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) DSP Software Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) Embedded C Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) Embedded Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Data Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) FPGA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Research Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (12.50%) OpenCV
2 2 (12.50%) OpenGL
3 1 (6.25%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Algorithms
2 8 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 4 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (18.75%) VHDL
5 2 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (12.50%) Mechatronics
5 2 (12.50%) Robotics
6 1 (6.25%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Software Engineering
2 9 (56.25%) Machine Learning
3 8 (50.00%) Digital Signal Processing
4 5 (31.25%) UML
5 4 (25.00%) Validation
6 2 (12.50%) Benchmarking
6 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 2 (12.50%) SysML
7 1 (6.25%) CMMI
7 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) C
1 14 (87.50%) C++
2 12 (75.00%) MATLAB
2 12 (75.00%) Python
3 7 (43.75%) Embedded C
4 3 (18.75%) Ada
4 3 (18.75%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) ANSI C
5 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.25%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Cygwin
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Intel