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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Signal Processing over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signal Processing
Rank 616 609 582
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -27
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 9 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.020% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.025% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £456 £313 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% -21.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £243 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £383 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £225 £396
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -43.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £40.54 £41.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -2.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.11 £40.00 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.96 £44.75 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +66.00%
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
40623 40561 37775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.50% 79.74% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27280 26672 24090
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 933 1073 1123
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Signal Processing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England 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 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 29 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East 0 4 £500 - 6
London +4 2 £413 +3.12% 2
North East -52 2 - -
East of England +10 1 - - 5
Signal Processing
UK

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 England region with a requirement for Signal Processing.

1 16 (61.54%) MATLAB
1 16 (61.54%) Digital Signal Processing
2 13 (50.00%) C++
3 11 (42.31%) Algorithms
4 10 (38.46%) Software Engineering
5 9 (34.62%) Linux
6 8 (30.77%) C
6 8 (30.77%) SQL
7 7 (26.92%) Python
8 6 (23.08%) Simulink
8 6 (23.08%) Degree
8 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 5 (19.23%) Mathematics
9 5 (19.23%) Machine Learning
10 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (15.38%) Subversion
10 4 (15.38%) Electronics
10 4 (15.38%) Validation
10 4 (15.38%) Java
10 4 (15.38%) Embedded C
11 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
11 3 (11.54%) PHP
11 3 (11.54%) Informix
11 3 (11.54%) ITIL
11 3 (11.54%) Advertising
11 3 (11.54%) VHDL
11 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
11 3 (11.54%) Workflow
11 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
11 3 (11.54%) Project Management

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) Apache
1 2 (7.69%) CMS
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) JBoss
2 1 (3.85%) Kinematics
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Simulink
2 1 (3.85%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.69%) Bluetooth
3 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.85%) RS-232
3 1 (3.85%) RS-485
3 1 (3.85%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (3.85%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Big Data
1 3 (11.54%) Informix
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Subversion
2 3 (11.54%) WiX
3 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.85%) GCC
4 1 (3.85%) LabVIEW
4 1 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (15.38%) Electronics
2 3 (11.54%) Advertising
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Avionics
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Military
3 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Software Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) DSP Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) DSP Software Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Embedded Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Audio DSP Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Audio Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Audio Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) C Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Developer
4 4 (15.38%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Embedded C Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Applications Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Architect
5 3 (11.54%) C++ Software Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) jBPM
2 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (3.85%) OpenCV
3 1 (3.85%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Algorithms
2 5 (19.23%) Mathematics
3 3 (11.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (11.54%) VHDL
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 2 (7.69%) Smart Meter
4 2 (7.69%) Video on Demand
5 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) Mechatronics
5 1 (3.85%) Robotics
5 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.85%) Verilog
5 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Digital Signal Processing
2 10 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 5 (19.23%) Machine Learning
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) Validation
5 3 (11.54%) BPMN
5 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.54%) Content Management
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL
5 3 (11.54%) Multithreading
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) Workflow
6 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.69%) Change Management
6 2 (7.69%) Document Management
6 2 (7.69%) Logistics
6 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.69%) Quality Management
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) MATLAB
2 13 (50.00%) C++
3 8 (30.77%) C
3 8 (30.77%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) Python
5 4 (15.38%) Embedded C
5 4 (15.38%) Java
6 3 (11.54%) PHP
7 2 (7.69%) Perl
8 1 (3.85%) ANSI C
8 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.85%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) CITP
3 2 (7.69%) PhD
3 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 2 (7.69%) PMP
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.85%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Firmware
2 1 (3.85%) Cygwin
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Xen
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Akamai
1 3 (11.54%) Aspera
1 3 (11.54%) Signiant
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Intel
3 1 (3.85%) MathWorks
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Xilinx