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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signal Processing
Rank 575 547 541
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -6
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 11 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.017% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.028% 0.022% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Average daily rate
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£313 £396 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.13% +32.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £329 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £463 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £396 £300
% change year-on-year
-43.21% +32.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -
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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
39339 36598 33493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.43% 75.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25883 23216 20586
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1105 1023
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
East of England - 6 £225 - 12
South East -14 2 - - 10
London - 1 £400 - 4
North East - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 7
Signal Processing
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Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 11 (55.00%) C++
1 11 (55.00%) C
2 10 (50.00%) MATLAB
3 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (45.00%) Algorithms
4 8 (40.00%) Digital Signal Processing
4 8 (40.00%) Multithreading
4 8 (40.00%) Linux
4 8 (40.00%) UML
5 7 (35.00%) Python
5 7 (35.00%) Degree
6 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
7 5 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) OO
7 5 (25.00%) Wireless
8 4 (20.00%) VHDL
8 4 (20.00%) Validation
8 4 (20.00%) Electronics
8 4 (20.00%) Windows
8 4 (20.00%) Java
8 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) Software Architecture
9 3 (15.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (15.00%) Perl
9 3 (15.00%) C#
9 3 (15.00%) ClearCase
9 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
9 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (15.00%) Artificial Intelligence

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Kinematics
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Doxygen
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (10.00%) 3GPP
2 2 (10.00%) LTE
3 1 (5.00%) Modbus
3 1 (5.00%) GSM
3 1 (5.00%) WLAN
3 1 (5.00%) WCDMA
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) DVB
3 1 (5.00%) HSDPA
3 1 (5.00%) HSUPA
3 1 (5.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (10.00%) GCC
3 1 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (5.00%) Juju
General
1 4 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (10.00%) Avionics
2 2 (10.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) DSP Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Design Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) RF Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) DSP Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Design Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) FPGA Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (10.00%) OpenCV
2 2 (10.00%) OpenGL
2 2 (10.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Algorithms
2 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (20.00%) VHDL
5 3 (15.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (10.00%) Digital Media
6 2 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
6 2 (10.00%) Verilog
6 2 (10.00%) Statistics
6 2 (10.00%) Robotics
6 2 (10.00%) Mechatronics
7 1 (5.00%) ASIC
7 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
7 1 (5.00%) Hedge funds
7 1 (5.00%) SystemC
7 1 (5.00%) Statistical Arbitrage
7 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) UNIX
4 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) CentOS
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (40.00%) Multithreading
2 8 (40.00%) UML
2 8 (40.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 5 (25.00%) OO
4 4 (20.00%) Validation
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Software Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Video Processing
6 2 (10.00%) QMS
6 2 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Low Latency
6 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
6 2 (10.00%) MVC
6 2 (10.00%) Benchmarking
6 2 (10.00%) SysML
7 1 (5.00%) Requirements Management
7 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C++
1 11 (55.00%) C
2 10 (50.00%) MATLAB
3 7 (35.00%) Python
4 4 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) Perl
5 3 (15.00%) C#
6 2 (10.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (10.00%) ANSI C
6 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.00%) Tcl
7 1 (5.00%) VB
7 1 (5.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) JTAG
1 1 (5.00%) IEC 61508
1 1 (5.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Cygwin
2 1 (5.00%) Firmware
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.00%) Intel
1 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (5.00%) VMware
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