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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signal Processing
Rank 240 262 236
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -26
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.070% 0.010% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.014% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £344 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £305 £285
% change year-on-year
+63.93% +7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £50.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.74% +44.28%
Signal Processing
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
6811 7377 6371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.55% 77.31% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4182 4043 3391
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 240 269
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Signal Processing across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Signal Processing Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 4 £344 -
Hampshire - 2 - - 1
Signal Processing
England

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (90.91%) C++
2 8 (72.73%) Digital Signal Processing
3 7 (63.64%) C
4 5 (45.45%) Firmware
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
5 4 (36.36%) Algorithms
6 3 (27.27%) Android
6 3 (27.27%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (27.27%) Video Processing
6 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
6 3 (27.27%) OO
6 3 (27.27%) OOD
6 3 (27.27%) Embedded C
6 3 (27.27%) Embedded C++
7 2 (18.18%) Retail
7 2 (18.18%) MathWorks
7 2 (18.18%) Aerospace
7 2 (18.18%) Military
7 2 (18.18%) VHDL
7 2 (18.18%) Xilinx
7 2 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (18.18%) Analytics
7 2 (18.18%) iOS Development
7 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (18.18%) Software-Defined Radio
8 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
8 1 (9.09%) Hidden Markov Model
8 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
8 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Software-Defined Radio
2 1 (9.09%) Bluetooth
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 2 (18.18%) Aerospace
1 2 (18.18%) Military
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) C++ Developer
2 2 (18.18%) DSP Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) iOS Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior C++ Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Development Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Algorithms
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (18.18%) VHDL
3 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Android
2 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
2 3 (27.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Digital Signal Processing
2 3 (27.27%) OO
2 3 (27.27%) OOD
2 3 (27.27%) Video Processing
3 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) iOS Development
3 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (9.09%) Android Development
4 1 (9.09%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Hidden Markov Model
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C++
2 7 (63.64%) C
3 3 (27.27%) Embedded C
3 3 (27.27%) Embedded C++
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
4 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) MathWorks
1 2 (18.18%) Xilinx