The table below looks at the statistics for Signal Processing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signal Processing
Rank 142 118 127
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +9
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 3 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.094% 0.36% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.51% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£350 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £285 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.01% -28.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Average hourly rate £53.50 £33.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.70% -18.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+44.28% -12.50%
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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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2295 1772 1758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.26% 71.22% 70.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1549 1140 1104
Average daily rate £413 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 95 101
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £13.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £37.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

Signal Processing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Signal Processing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Signal Processing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Signal Processing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Signal Processing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Signal Processing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Signal Processing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Dorset -11 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £350 - 5
Wiltshire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
Signal Processing
England

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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%) Algorithms
2 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) UML
3 6 (66.67%) OO
3 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (66.67%) C++
3 6 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) MATLAB
3 6 (66.67%) Validation
3 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (55.56%) Parallel Programming
4 5 (55.56%) DO-178B
4 5 (55.56%) Intel
4 5 (55.56%) Multithreading
4 5 (55.56%) OpenMP
4 5 (55.56%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) C
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
6 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
6 1 (11.11%) Python
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) SysML
6 1 (11.11%) ZigBee
6 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) ZigBee
3 1 (11.11%) Modbus
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) C++ Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) OpenMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Algorithms
2 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) UML
2 6 (66.67%) OO
2 6 (66.67%) Validation
3 5 (55.56%) Parallel Programming
3 5 (55.56%) Multithreading
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) SysML
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C++
1 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) MATLAB
2 2 (22.22%) C
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
3 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Intel
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
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