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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Image Processing
Rank 593 542 533
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -9
Contract jobs citing Image Processing 15 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.052% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.071% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 7
Average daily rate
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£310 £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 -
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%

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
41214 38103 35480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.51% 73.72% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26955 23499 20863
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1172 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 18 December 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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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 -41 14 £310 -8.14% 19
South East -31 10 £310 -23.69% 10
Oxfordshire -23 6 £310 - 4
London +14 3 £288 -20.13% 3
Hertfordshire -1 1 - -
East of England -8 1 - - 2
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - -
Shepperton - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Stevenage - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 2
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 4
West Sussex - - - -

Image Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 18 (69.23%) C++
2 9 (34.62%) Python
3 8 (30.77%) Windows
3 8 (30.77%) MATLAB
3 8 (30.77%) Games
3 8 (30.77%) Mathematics
3 8 (30.77%) Physics
3 8 (30.77%) Video Processing
3 8 (30.77%) Android
4 7 (26.92%) Apple iOS
4 7 (26.92%) Signal Processing
4 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
4 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
4 7 (26.92%) PhD
4 7 (26.92%) C#
5 6 (23.08%) .NET
6 5 (19.23%) Multithreading
6 5 (19.23%) OpenCV
7 4 (15.38%) Algorithms
7 4 (15.38%) WPF
7 4 (15.38%) Task Parallel Library
7 4 (15.38%) SQL
7 4 (15.38%) Java
8 3 (11.54%) SQLite
8 3 (11.54%) Android Development
9 2 (7.69%) iOS Development
9 2 (7.69%) Mechatronics
9 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Phone
9 2 (7.69%) C

Image Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.85%) Maya
1 1 (3.85%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQLite
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.85%) Xcode
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (30.77%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Computer Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Software Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8 Developer
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) C++ Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.85%) 3D Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 5 (19.23%) OpenCV
3 4 (15.38%) WPF
3 4 (15.38%) Task Parallel Library
4 2 (7.69%) HTML
5 1 (3.85%) CSS
5 1 (3.85%) JNI
5 1 (3.85%) jQuery
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.85%) REST
5 1 (3.85%) GStreamer
5 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Mathematics
1 8 (30.77%) Physics
2 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
3 4 (15.38%) Algorithms
4 2 (7.69%) Mechatronics
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.85%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (3.85%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (3.85%) Video Editing
5 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (3.85%) Kinect
5 1 (3.85%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
1 8 (30.77%) Android
2 7 (26.92%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Phone
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Video Processing
2 7 (26.92%) Signal Processing
2 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
3 5 (19.23%) Multithreading
4 3 (11.54%) Android Development
5 2 (7.69%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.85%) OOD
6 1 (3.85%) CAD
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) System Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) Game Development
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) C++
2 9 (34.62%) Python
3 8 (30.77%) MATLAB
4 7 (26.92%) C#
5 4 (15.38%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (7.69%) C
7 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.85%) IronPython
7 1 (3.85%) Lua
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) PhD
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Adobe