The table below looks at the statistics for Image 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 Image Processing over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Image Processing
Rank 585 567 582
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs citing Image Processing 11 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.028% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.026% 0.038% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 7
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £290 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £428 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.06% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.73%

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
42032 39080 42164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.10% 72.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26251 24056 24404
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1114 1532
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -9.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.20 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Image Processing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Image Processing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Image Processing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Image Processing
Daily Rate Trend

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

Image Processing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Image Processing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Image Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Image Processing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Image Processing
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Image Processing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Image Processing
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Image Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 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
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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 -24 9 £310 -4.61% 24
London +16 5 £500 +21.21% 3
South East -1 3 £310 - 17
East of England -26 1 £275 -27.63% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £275 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £275 -
Chertsey - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Dartford - - - - 2
Feltham - - - -
Gatwick - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 3
Leicester - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Southampton - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 2
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 6
West Sussex - - - - 2
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - -

Image Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Image 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 Image Processing.

1 13 (52.00%) Java
2 10 (40.00%) C++
2 10 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (32.00%) Android
3 8 (32.00%) Python
4 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 6 (24.00%) REST
5 5 (20.00%) Android Development
5 5 (20.00%) OpenCV
5 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) NoSQL
5 5 (20.00%) HTML
5 5 (20.00%) Web 2.0
6 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Web Services
6 4 (16.00%) C#
6 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (16.00%) Video Processing
6 4 (16.00%) Visualisation
7 3 (12.00%) Signal Processing
7 3 (12.00%) Mathematics
7 3 (12.00%) Physics
7 3 (12.00%) C
7 3 (12.00%) .NET
7 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (12.00%) Windows

Image Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Image 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 Image Processing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) HTTP
1 2 (8.00%) Network Security
1 2 (8.00%) AMQP
2 1 (4.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.00%) IDOL
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) DB2
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) Lombardi
General
1 3 (12.00%) Games
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Software Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Android Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Computer Scientist
3 3 (12.00%) Programmer
3 3 (12.00%) Computer Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.00%) C# Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Java Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Python Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) REST
2 5 (20.00%) OpenCV
2 5 (20.00%) HTML
3 4 (16.00%) Web Services
4 3 (12.00%) .NET
4 3 (12.00%) CSS
5 2 (8.00%) Lucene
5 2 (8.00%) jQuery
5 2 (8.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (8.00%) Software Packaging
5 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.00%) GStreamer
6 1 (4.00%) WPF
6 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.00%) J2EE
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.00%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) Web 2.0
3 4 (16.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (12.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (12.00%) Physics
5 2 (8.00%) N-Tier
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Media
5 2 (8.00%) User Experience
6 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (4.00%) Video Editing
6 1 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
6 1 (4.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Android
2 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (12.00%) Windows
3 3 (12.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Android Development
1 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (16.00%) Video Processing
3 3 (12.00%) Signal Processing
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) OOD
4 2 (8.00%) SOA
4 2 (8.00%) User Stories
5 1 (4.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (4.00%) Release Management
5 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.00%) OOP
5 1 (4.00%) OO
5 1 (4.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Java
2 10 (40.00%) C++
3 8 (32.00%) Python
4 4 (16.00%) C#
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.00%) C
5 3 (12.00%) MATLAB
6 2 (8.00%) Ruby
7 1 (4.00%) COBOL
7 1 (4.00%) SQL
7 1 (4.00%) VBA
7 1 (4.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco
1 1 (4.00%) IBM
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) Avaya
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