The table below looks at the statistics for Digital Signal Processing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Digital Signal Processing over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Signal Processing
Rank 617 610 570
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -40
Contract jobs citing Digital Signal Processing 3 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.007% 0.002% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £313 £324
% change year-on-year
- -3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 - -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Digital Signal Processing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Digital Signal Processing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Digital Signal Processing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Digital Signal Processing within the UK.

Digital Signal Processing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Digital Signal Processing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Digital Signal Processing within the UK.

Digital Signal Processing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Digital Signal Processing
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Digital Signal Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Digital Signal Processing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Digital Signal Processing
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Signal Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
England -24 2 - - 8
South East -10 1 - - 3
East of England - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - - 1
Colchester - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1

Digital Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Digital 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 Digital Signal Processing.

1 10 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 6 (60.00%) C
3 5 (50.00%) C++
3 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (40.00%) Algorithms
5 3 (30.00%) Validation
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) VHDL
5 3 (30.00%) Verilog
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) UML
6 2 (20.00%) ASIC
6 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Electronics
6 2 (20.00%) IEC 61508
6 2 (20.00%) DO-178B
6 2 (20.00%) Digital Media
6 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (20.00%) Degree
6 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (10.00%) CentOS
7 1 (10.00%) LTE
7 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (10.00%) Video Processing

Digital Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Digital 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 Digital Signal Processing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) LTE
2 1 (10.00%) 3GPP
2 1 (10.00%) DVB
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Juju
General
1 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) DSP Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) DSP Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) FPGA Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (30.00%) VHDL
2 3 (30.00%) Verilog
3 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (20.00%) ASIC
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (10.00%) SystemC
4 1 (10.00%) Mechatronics
4 1 (10.00%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
2 1 (10.00%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 3 (30.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Video Processing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Kernel Tuning
5 1 (10.00%) Low Latency
5 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) OOD
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C
2 5 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (10.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) IEC 61508
1 2 (20.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) Intel
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (10.00%) VMware
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