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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Signal Processing
UK
Rank 599 607 600
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Digital Signal Processing 1 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.022% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.003% 0.026% 0.003%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £375 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -

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
36851 41553 39200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.17% 81.71% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24406 26875 25353
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 1218 1044
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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
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 4 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +14 1 £375 -25.00% 4
East of England +3 1 £375 -
Cambridge 0 1 £375 -
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £375 -

Digital Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) POSIX
3 1 (33.33%) Firmware
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (33.33%) VHDL
3 1 (33.33%) PDM
3 1 (33.33%) IC Design
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) Doxygen
3 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (33.33%) Xilinx
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Architecture

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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Emacs
1 1 (33.33%) GCC
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) DSP Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Validation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (33.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Signal Processing
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) IC Design
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) PDM
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) MISRA
1 1 (33.33%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Cygwin
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Xilinx