The table below looks at the statistics for Signal 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 Signal Processing over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signal Processing
Rank 595 560 568
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +8
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 17 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.029% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.040% 0.039% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 3
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£360 £289 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% -42.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £289 £500
% change year-on-year
+21.64% -42.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +18.05%

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
43026 38252 39233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.66% 74.11% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27635 23752 22856
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1133 1448
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

Signal Processing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Signal Processing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Signal Processing
Daily Rate Trend

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

Signal Processing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Signal Processing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Signal Processing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Signal Processing
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Signal Processing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Signal 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 Signal Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 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 -29 17 £360 +24.67% 27
South East -21 8 £310 +90.76% 7
South West -36 6 £425 +37.09% 7
Oxfordshire - 6 £310 - 3
Oxford - 4 £310 - 1
London +5 2 £425 -
Hampshire -16 2 £303 - 3
Cambridge -1 1 - - 6
Cambridgeshire -7 1 - - 6
East of England -27 1 - - 12
Scotland - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 4
Surrey - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 2
Leeds - - - -
Linlithgow - - - -
Manchester - - - -

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Signal 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 Signal Processing.

1 20 (66.67%) C++
1 20 (66.67%) MATLAB
2 13 (43.33%) Algorithms
3 10 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 9 (30.00%) PhD
5 8 (26.67%) C
5 8 (26.67%) Games
5 8 (26.67%) Computer Science
5 8 (26.67%) Mathematics
5 8 (26.67%) Physics
5 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) Image Processing
6 7 (23.33%) Video Processing
6 7 (23.33%) Java
6 7 (23.33%) Linux
6 7 (23.33%) UML
6 7 (23.33%) OO
6 7 (23.33%) Python
7 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (20.00%) Intel
7 6 (20.00%) OpenMP
7 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (20.00%) Parallel Programming
7 6 (20.00%) DO-178B
8 5 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.67%) Validation
9 3 (10.00%) Simulink
9 3 (10.00%) Wireless

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Signal 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 Signal Processing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
2 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.33%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (26.67%) Games
2 2 (6.67%) Electronics
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Computer Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) C++ Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Development Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) DSP Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) OpenMP
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) JSON
2 1 (3.33%) WPF
2 1 (3.33%) RESTful
2 1 (3.33%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Algorithms
2 8 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 8 (26.67%) Mathematics
2 8 (26.67%) Physics
3 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Handset
4 1 (3.33%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) Mechatronics
4 1 (3.33%) Chemistry
4 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.33%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 7 (23.33%) Image Processing
2 7 (23.33%) Video Processing
2 7 (23.33%) UML
2 7 (23.33%) OO
3 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (20.00%) Parallel Programming
4 5 (16.67%) Validation
5 3 (10.00%) Digital Signal Processing
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.33%) Service Management
7 1 (3.33%) Benchmarking
7 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.33%) Parallel Processing
7 1 (3.33%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) C++
1 20 (66.67%) MATLAB
2 8 (26.67%) C
3 7 (23.33%) Java
3 7 (23.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) PhD
2 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Intel
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