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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signal Processing
Rank 570 542 519
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -23
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 9 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.045% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.024% 0.060% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Average daily rate
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£310 £280 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -37.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £363 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -38.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 4
Average hourly rate £53.50 £35.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.85% -15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+52.85% -12.50%
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
36864 34787 31986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.80% 74.29% 72.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24516 21800 19146
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1032 1076 1341
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 29 December 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
East of England -10 3 £305 +22.00% 4
South East -23 3 £310 - 11
South West -37 3 £343 +22.32% 3
West Midlands - - - -
London - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Signal Processing
UK

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 19 (73.08%) MATLAB
2 17 (65.38%) C++
3 12 (46.15%) Algorithms
4 10 (38.46%) Multithreading
5 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
6 7 (26.92%) Image Processing
6 7 (26.92%) Video Processing
6 7 (26.92%) Mathematics
6 7 (26.92%) Physics
6 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
6 7 (26.92%) Java
6 7 (26.92%) Linux
6 7 (26.92%) UML
6 7 (26.92%) OO
6 7 (26.92%) Python
6 7 (26.92%) PhD
6 7 (26.92%) Games
7 6 (23.08%) Validation
7 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 6 (23.08%) Intel
7 6 (23.08%) OpenMP
7 6 (23.08%) Parallel Programming
7 6 (23.08%) DO-178B
7 6 (23.08%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (15.38%) C
9 4 (15.38%) Wireless
10 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
10 3 (11.54%) Digital Signal Processing

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 1 (3.85%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 4 (15.38%) Wireless
3 1 (3.85%) LTE
3 1 (3.85%) Modbus
3 1 (3.85%) 3G
3 1 (3.85%) 3GPP
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (26.92%) Games
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Military
3 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Computer Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Developer
3 5 (19.23%) C++ Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) DSP Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Wireless Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) OpenMP
2 1 (3.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Algorithms
2 7 (26.92%) Mathematics
2 7 (26.92%) Physics
2 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
3 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Handset
4 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.85%) Statistics
4 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.85%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Multithreading
2 7 (26.92%) Image Processing
2 7 (26.92%) Video Processing
2 7 (26.92%) UML
2 7 (26.92%) OO
3 6 (23.08%) Validation
3 6 (23.08%) Parallel Programming
4 3 (11.54%) Digital Signal Processing
4 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.85%) SysML
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Benchmarking
6 1 (3.85%) Service Management
6 1 (3.85%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.85%) MVC
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.85%) QMS
6 1 (3.85%) Software Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) Parallel Processing
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) MATLAB
2 17 (65.38%) C++
3 7 (26.92%) Java
3 7 (26.92%) Python
4 4 (15.38%) C
5 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) PhD
2 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Intel
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Rate: £40 - £45 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
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Posted: 12 days ago
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Posted: 13 days ago