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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Image Processing
Rank 613 597 581
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing Image Processing 17 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.019% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.026% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
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£363 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £290 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £513 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £403 £380
% change year-on-year
-23.60% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £35.50

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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 20 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 2 September 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 15 £363 +2.83% 19
South East -14 7 £275 -9.83% 12
London -9 6 £363 -9.37% 5
Surrey - 4 - - 1
Berkshire - 3 - - 1
Bracknell - 3 - -
Epsom - 3 - -
Guildford - 3 - -
Woking - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £340 -
Weybridge - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £340 -
North East - 2 £340 -
East of England +4 1 - - 2
Essex -4 1 - -
Oxfordshire -18 1 £275 -9.83% 8
Oxford -19 1 £275 -9.83% 4
Egham - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - - 2

Image Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (36.36%) HTML
1 8 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 7 (31.82%) JSON
2 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) C#
2 7 (31.82%) C++
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 6 (27.27%) MVC
3 6 (27.27%) CMS
3 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 6 (27.27%) Linux
3 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Umbraco
3 6 (27.27%) Razor View Engine
4 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (22.73%) GitHub
4 5 (22.73%) Semantic HTML
4 5 (22.73%) Degree
4 5 (22.73%) Windows
4 5 (22.73%) Java
5 4 (18.18%) C
5 4 (18.18%) SWT
5 4 (18.18%) System Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Web Application Development
6 3 (13.64%) Marketing
6 3 (13.64%) JAX-WS
6 3 (13.64%) Multithreading
6 3 (13.64%) jQuery
6 3 (13.64%) Struts

Image Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 6 (27.27%) CMS
1 6 (27.27%) Umbraco
2 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) GitHub
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) VLAN
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) NUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) GCC
3 1 (4.55%) SCons
3 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Umbraco Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) UI Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior UI Developer
5 1 (4.55%) CMS Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) HTML
2 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) JSON
3 6 (27.27%) Razor View Engine
3 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (22.73%) Semantic HTML
5 4 (18.18%) SWT
6 3 (13.64%) jQuery
6 3 (13.64%) JAX-WS
6 3 (13.64%) J2EE
6 3 (13.64%) Struts
6 3 (13.64%) Web Services
6 3 (13.64%) JAXB
6 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
6 3 (13.64%) Spring
6 3 (13.64%) JNI
7 2 (9.09%) OpenGL
7 2 (9.09%) CSS
7 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (9.09%) Physics
1 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
1 2 (9.09%) Life Science
1 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.55%) FMCG
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Chemistry
2 1 (4.55%) Biology
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Informatics
2 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.55%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
2 6 (27.27%) MVC
2 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 4 (18.18%) System Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Multithreading
4 3 (13.64%) Web Application Development
4 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.09%) Creative Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.55%) TDD
6 1 (4.55%) Data Management
6 1 (4.55%) Bioinformatics
6 1 (4.55%) Validation
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Web Design
6 1 (4.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) C#
1 7 (31.82%) C++
2 5 (22.73%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) C
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
5 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.55%) IronPython
5 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) PhD
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) DICOM
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Xilinx
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) Apple