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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signal Processing
Rank 587 559 543
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -16
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 8 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.022% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.029% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Average daily rate
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£225 £309 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.12% +2.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -
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
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
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 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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
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 31 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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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
East of England - 7 £225 - 13
South East -12 1 - - 10
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Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 12 (66.67%) C++
2 10 (55.56%) C
2 10 (55.56%) MATLAB
3 9 (50.00%) Algorithms
4 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
5 7 (38.89%) Linux
5 7 (38.89%) Digital Signal Processing
6 6 (33.33%) Degree
6 6 (33.33%) Multithreading
6 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 6 (33.33%) UML
6 6 (33.33%) Python
6 6 (33.33%) Validation
7 5 (27.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
8 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 4 (22.22%) VHDL
8 4 (22.22%) Wireless
8 4 (22.22%) OO
8 4 (22.22%) Java
9 3 (16.67%) Perl
9 3 (16.67%) VB
9 3 (16.67%) ClearCase
9 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
9 3 (16.67%) Simulink
9 3 (16.67%) Electronics
9 3 (16.67%) Windows
9 3 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
9 3 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
9 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (11.11%) Kinematics
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Simulink
2 2 (11.11%) Doxygen
3 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Wireless
2 2 (11.11%) LTE
2 2 (11.11%) 3GPP
3 1 (5.56%) WLAN
3 1 (5.56%) WCDMA
3 1 (5.56%) DVB
3 1 (5.56%) GSM
3 1 (5.56%) HSDPA
3 1 (5.56%) HSUPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) ClearCase
1 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (11.11%) GCC
3 1 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (5.56%) Juju
General
1 3 (16.67%) Electronics
2 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 2 (11.11%) Avionics
3 1 (5.56%) Front Office
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) DSP Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) RF Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Design Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) DSP Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Design Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) FPGA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (11.11%) OpenCV
2 2 (11.11%) OpenGL
3 1 (5.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 5 (27.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (22.22%) VHDL
4 3 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.11%) Digital Media
5 2 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (11.11%) Verilog
5 2 (11.11%) Robotics
5 2 (11.11%) Mechatronics
6 1 (5.56%) Statistics
6 1 (5.56%) ASIC
6 1 (5.56%) Statistical Arbitrage
6 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
6 1 (5.56%) Hedge funds
6 1 (5.56%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.56%) CentOS
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 7 (38.89%) Digital Signal Processing
3 6 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 6 (33.33%) UML
3 6 (33.33%) Validation
4 4 (22.22%) OO
5 3 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Monte Carlo Method
5 3 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (11.11%) Software Architecture
6 2 (11.11%) Low Latency
6 2 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) SysML
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Benchmarking
7 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.56%) MVC
7 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C++
2 10 (55.56%) C
2 10 (55.56%) MATLAB
3 6 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (22.22%) Java
5 3 (16.67%) Perl
5 3 (16.67%) VB
6 2 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (11.11%) ANSI C
6 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
7 1 (5.56%) Tcl
7 1 (5.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) JTAG
1 1 (5.56%) IEC 61508
1 1 (5.56%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Cygwin
2 1 (5.56%) Firmware
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco
1 1 (5.56%) Intel
1 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
1 1 (5.56%) VMware
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