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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Signal Processing
Rank 576 551 531
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -20
Contract jobs citing Digital Signal Processing 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.012% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.017% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£350 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
38160 36205 32086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.24% 74.33% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24546 22063 19027
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1129 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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
Top 26 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 23 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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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 -28 2 £350 - 17
East of England - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £350 - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 £350 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £350 - 5
West Midlands - - - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 3
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 3
Wiltshire - - - -
South East - - - - 9
Chippenham - - - -
Falmouth - - - -
Fareham - - - - 2
Gloucester - - - - 2
Guildford - - - - 2
London - - - - 1
Lymington - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Stafford - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1

Digital Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 3 (75.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (50.00%) MATLAB
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Electronics
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (25.00%) Handset
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) LTE
4 1 (25.00%) CUDA
4 1 (25.00%) Parallel Processing
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (25.00%) 3G

Digital Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (25.00%) LTE
2 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) Modbus
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (25.00%) Handset
2 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (25.00%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Parallel Processing
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Benchmarking
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) MATLAB
1 2 (50.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
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Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day + Negotiable
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