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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signal Processing
Rank 581 565 504
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -61
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 10 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.004% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.026% 0.005% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
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£375 £480 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £480 £300
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 8
Average hourly rate £43.50 - £33.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 - £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -25.92%
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
38847 37469 31698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.62% 75.37% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 24672 23859 19373
Average daily rate £420 £401 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1135 1110 993
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Signal Processing across the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Signal Processing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 May 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
South East -24 3 - - 5
London - 3 £400 - 3
East of England - 2 £350 - 12
South West +5 1 - - 5
North East - 1 - - 1
Signal Processing
UK

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 9 (52.94%) C++
2 8 (47.06%) C
2 8 (47.06%) MATLAB
3 7 (41.18%) Digital Signal Processing
4 6 (35.29%) Algorithms
4 6 (35.29%) UML
4 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
4 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
5 5 (29.41%) OO
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
6 4 (23.53%) Validation
6 4 (23.53%) Python
6 4 (23.53%) C#
6 4 (23.53%) Degree
6 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
6 4 (23.53%) Wireless
6 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
7 3 (17.65%) QMS
7 3 (17.65%) Visualisation
7 3 (17.65%) Software Architecture
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) WinForms
7 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Statistics
7 3 (17.65%) MVC
8 2 (11.76%) Windows
8 2 (11.76%) Java
8 2 (11.76%) 3GPP

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Wireless
2 2 (11.76%) 3GPP
2 2 (11.76%) LTE
2 2 (11.76%) Modbus
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) 3G
3 1 (5.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (5.88%) Front Office
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.88%) Automotive
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Software Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
2 4 (23.53%) DSP Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) C++ Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless Architect
4 1 (5.88%) DSP Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) WinForms
2 1 (5.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Algorithms
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 3 (17.65%) Visualisation
3 3 (17.65%) Statistics
4 2 (11.76%) Digital Media
4 2 (11.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
5 1 (5.88%) Statistical Arbitrage
5 1 (5.88%) ASIC
5 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
5 1 (5.88%) VHDL
5 1 (5.88%) Verilog
5 1 (5.88%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
5 1 (5.88%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Digital Signal Processing
2 6 (35.29%) UML
2 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
2 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
3 5 (29.41%) OO
4 4 (23.53%) Validation
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
5 3 (17.65%) MVC
5 3 (17.65%) QMS
5 3 (17.65%) Software Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
7 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) SysML
7 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
7 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C++
2 8 (47.06%) C
2 8 (47.06%) MATLAB
3 4 (23.53%) Python
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) IEC 61508
1 1 (5.88%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
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