The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signal Processing
Rank 140 124 139
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.039% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate - £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £350
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-27.00% -2.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2533 1670 2541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.39% 69.96% 70.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1556 1042 1512
Average daily rate £375 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 62 156
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Signal Processing
England

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) MATLAB
2 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (83.33%) Software Engineering
3 10 (83.33%) Degree
3 10 (83.33%) Multithreading
3 10 (83.33%) C++
3 10 (83.33%) Linux
4 9 (75.00%) Telecoms
4 9 (75.00%) OOP
4 9 (75.00%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Borland
6 1 (8.33%) Image Processing
6 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
6 1 (8.33%) Military
6 1 (8.33%) UML
6 1 (8.33%) Delphi
6 1 (8.33%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Development Engineer
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Software Engineering
1 10 (83.33%) Multithreading
2 9 (75.00%) OOP
2 9 (75.00%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) Image Processing
3 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) MATLAB
2 10 (83.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) Delphi
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (83.33%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Borland