The first table below looks at the demand for the DSP Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSP Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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 Job Titles currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DSP Engineer
Rank 585 538 575
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +37
Contract jobs requiring a DSP Engineer 3 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.038% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.041% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £38.50 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -2.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £38.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+1.29% -2.53%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

DSP Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DSP Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DSP Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DSP Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

DSP Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DSP Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

DSP Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DSP Engineer
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSP Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -50 3 - - 4
Cambridgeshire -24 2 - - 3
East of England -42 2 - - 3
Cambridge -9 1 - - 3
South East -17 1 - - 1
London - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1

DSP Engineer
Top 6 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited DSP Engineer in their job title 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 with DSP Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
2 2 (66.67%) MATLAB
2 2 (66.67%) Simulink
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) MPEG

DSP Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited DSP Engineer in their job title 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 with DSP Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Simulink
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) MPEG
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
2 2 (66.67%) MATLAB