The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DSP Engineer
Rank 595 567 522
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -45
Contract jobs requiring a DSP Engineer 4 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.006% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.006% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.80 £34.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 4 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 27 March 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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DSP Engineer
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) Signal Processing
2 4 (66.67%) C
3 3 (50.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 3 (50.00%) MATLAB
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) Digital Media
4 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (16.67%) Perl
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Android
5 1 (16.67%) LTE
5 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) OOD
5 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
5 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
5 1 (16.67%) Tcl
5 1 (16.67%) Simulink
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Validation

DSP Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
1 1 (16.67%) LTE
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Digital Media
1 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Signal Processing
2 3 (50.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) OOD
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C
2 3 (50.00%) MATLAB
3 2 (33.33%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
4 1 (16.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £38 - £44 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago