The table below looks at the statistics for Signal Processing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Signal Processing over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signal Processing
Rank 250 234 231
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.081% 0.012% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.017% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £278 £450
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -38.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7173 5901 6020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.01% 70.67% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4047 3209 2924
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 230 349
Average hourly rate £21.99 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.71% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

Signal Processing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Signal Processing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Signal Processing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Signal Processing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Signal Processing across the South East region.

Signal Processing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Signal Processing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Signal Processing across the South East region.

Signal Processing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Signal Processing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 November 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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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
Oxfordshire - 6 £310 - 1
Hampshire -29 2 £303 - 5
Surrey - - - - 6
West Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Signal Processing
England

Signal Processing
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (88.89%) MATLAB
2 7 (77.78%) C++
2 7 (77.78%) Python
2 7 (77.78%) PhD
2 7 (77.78%) Games
2 7 (77.78%) Mathematics
2 7 (77.78%) Physics
2 7 (77.78%) Computer Science
2 7 (77.78%) Image Processing
2 7 (77.78%) Video Processing
3 4 (44.44%) Multithreading
4 2 (22.22%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
5 1 (11.11%) CUDA
5 1 (11.11%) Parallel Processing
5 1 (11.11%) QA
5 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
5 1 (11.11%) Electronics
5 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (11.11%) Handset

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

General
1 7 (77.78%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Mathematics
1 7 (77.78%) Physics
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 1 (11.11%) CUDA
2 1 (11.11%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Image Processing
1 7 (77.78%) Video Processing
2 4 (44.44%) Multithreading
3 2 (22.22%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Parallel Processing
4 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) MATLAB
2 7 (77.78%) C++
2 7 (77.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
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