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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Digital Signal Processing over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Signal Processing
Rank 646 616 610
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -6
Contract jobs citing Digital Signal Processing 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.015% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% 0.019% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £500 - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 - £313
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £40.54 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.54 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.32% -

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
43851 42877 41677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.90% 79.19% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29046 27097 26309
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1017 1228 1245
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

Digital Signal Processing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Digital Signal Processing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Digital Signal Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Digital Signal Processing Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Signal Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 5 £500 - 7
South East -4 4 £500 - 1
Berkshire -4 3 £500 -
Reading - 2 £500 -
Slough +9 1 £300 -
East of England +7 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

Digital Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Digital Signal Processing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Digital Signal Processing.

1 20 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 16 (80.00%) C++
3 14 (70.00%) Algorithms
4 11 (55.00%) MATLAB
5 9 (45.00%) C
5 9 (45.00%) Python
6 8 (40.00%) Linux
6 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
7 7 (35.00%) Machine Learning
7 7 (35.00%) Mathematics
7 7 (35.00%) Embedded C
8 5 (25.00%) PHP
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (25.00%) WiX
8 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) Degree
9 3 (15.00%) Big Data
9 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
9 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
10 2 (10.00%) Electronics
10 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
10 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
10 2 (10.00%) Change Management
10 2 (10.00%) CMS
10 2 (10.00%) VHDL
10 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
10 2 (10.00%) Content Management

Digital Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) CMS
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.00%) RS-232
1 1 (5.00%) RS-485
1 1 (5.00%) Software-Defined Radio
1 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) WiX
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) LabVIEW
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.00%) Electronics
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) DSP Engineer
1 8 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 8 (40.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 8 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Audio DSP Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Audio Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Audio Software Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) C Software Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) DSP Software Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Applications Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Software Developer
5 4 (20.00%) C++ Developer
6 3 (15.00%) C++ Software Developer
6 3 (15.00%) PHP Developer
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Algorithms
2 7 (35.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (10.00%) Smart Meter
4 2 (10.00%) VHDL
5 1 (5.00%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (35.00%) Machine Learning
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (10.00%) Change Management
6 2 (10.00%) Content Management
6 2 (10.00%) Document Management
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (10.00%) Logistics
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.00%) Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) Android Development
7 1 (5.00%) Big Data Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
7 1 (5.00%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) C++
2 11 (55.00%) MATLAB
3 9 (45.00%) C
3 9 (45.00%) Python
4 7 (35.00%) Embedded C
5 5 (25.00%) PHP
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (10.00%) Java
7 1 (5.00%) Perl
7 1 (5.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) CITP
3 2 (10.00%) PhD
3 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (10.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.00%) DO-254
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) MathWorks
2 1 (5.00%) Xilinx