The table below looks at the statistics for Signal Processing skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signal Processing
Rank 568 550 555
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 10 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.027% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.026% 0.036% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £185 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £338 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £381
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -21.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
Signal Processing
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38226 36235 38251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.81% 74.18% 72.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24168 22715 22586
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1011 1398
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

Signal Processing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Signal Processing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Signal Processing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Signal Processing Daily Rate Trend in England

Signal Processing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Signal Processing across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Signal Processing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Signal Processing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Signal Processing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Signal Processing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
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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
South West -29 5 £425 - 6
South East -5 1 £305 +87.69% 9
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 7
London - - - - 3
North West - - - - 3
Signal Processing
UK

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (66.67%) C++
2 8 (53.33%) MATLAB
3 6 (40.00%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) C
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) UML
4 5 (33.33%) OO
4 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (33.33%) Intel
4 5 (33.33%) OpenMP
4 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) Parallel Programming
4 5 (33.33%) DO-178B
5 4 (26.67%) Multithreading
5 4 (26.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) Validation
6 3 (20.00%) PhD
7 2 (13.33%) Wireless
7 2 (13.33%) Simulink
7 2 (13.33%) Windows
7 2 (13.33%) Games
7 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
7 2 (13.33%) Physics
7 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
8 1 (6.67%) WPF
8 1 (6.67%) Chemistry
8 1 (6.67%) StarTeam
8 1 (6.67%) Degree

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (13.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) C++ Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) OpenMP
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) WPF
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
2 1 (6.67%) Direct3D
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
1 2 (13.33%) Physics
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Chemistry
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 5 (33.33%) Parallel Programming
1 5 (33.33%) UML
1 5 (33.33%) OO
2 4 (26.67%) Validation
2 4 (26.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) Image Processing
3 1 (6.67%) Video Processing
3 1 (6.67%) Game Development
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C++
2 8 (53.33%) MATLAB
3 6 (40.00%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) C
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) PhD
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Intel
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