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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signal Processing
Rank 597 606 571
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -35
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 29 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.012% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.015% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate £500 £305 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.93% -14.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £229 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £341 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £305 £285
% change year-on-year
+63.93% +7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £50.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.74% +44.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £50.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.74% +44.28%

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 19 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +20 29 £500 +63.93% 27
East of England +10 11 - - 10
Cambridgeshire +16 7 - - 7
Cambridge -2 7 - - 7
South East +22 6 £344 - 4
Oxfordshire - 4 £344 - 1
North West - 3 - - 1
Manchester - 3 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 3 - -
South West +5 2 - - 3
Dorset +4 2 - - 3
Hampshire - 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 £425 - 1
Portsmouth - 2 - -
London - 2 £363 - 4
Luton - 2 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Weymouth - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 2

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 36 (76.60%) C++
2 25 (53.19%) Algorithms
3 24 (51.06%) Digital Signal Processing
4 22 (46.81%) Software Engineering
5 21 (44.68%) C
6 18 (38.30%) Linux
7 15 (31.91%) Degree
8 14 (29.79%) MATLAB
9 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
10 12 (25.53%) Computer Science
11 10 (21.28%) Python
11 10 (21.28%) Embedded C
12 9 (19.15%) SQL
13 8 (17.02%) Mathematics
13 8 (17.02%) Machine Learning
14 7 (14.89%) Multithreading
14 7 (14.89%) DV Cleared
14 7 (14.89%) WiX
14 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (14.89%) PHP
14 7 (14.89%) Java
14 7 (14.89%) OO
15 6 (12.77%) UML
15 6 (12.77%) Validation
15 6 (12.77%) Rational DOORS
16 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
16 5 (10.64%) .NET
16 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
16 5 (10.64%) C#
16 5 (10.64%) Ada

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.13%) Apache
1 1 (2.13%) Kinematics
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Simulink
2 1 (2.13%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.26%) Software-Defined Radio
2 2 (4.26%) Wireless
3 1 (2.13%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.13%) SpaceWire
3 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Big Data
2 1 (2.13%) Informix
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) WiX
2 6 (12.77%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (10.64%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
4 4 (8.51%) Subversion
5 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
7 1 (2.13%) GCC
General
1 4 (8.51%) Electronics
2 3 (6.38%) Military
3 2 (4.26%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Avionics
4 1 (2.13%) Finance
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Software Engineer
2 15 (31.91%) Developer
3 10 (21.28%) DSP Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) C++ Developer
4 8 (17.02%) Embedded Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Software Developer
5 7 (14.89%) Applications Developer
5 7 (14.89%) Audio DSP Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Audio Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Audio Software Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) C Software Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) DSP Software Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Embedded C Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) C++ Applications Developer
6 5 (10.64%) C++ Software Developer
6 5 (10.64%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.13%) DCOM
2 1 (2.13%) jBPM
2 1 (2.13%) Middleware
2 1 (2.13%) OpenCV
2 1 (2.13%) OpenGL
2 1 (2.13%) RESTful
2 1 (2.13%) SciPy
2 1 (2.13%) VCL
2 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (53.19%) Algorithms
2 12 (25.53%) Computer Science
3 8 (17.02%) Mathematics
4 4 (8.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (6.38%) PMI
5 3 (6.38%) VHDL
6 2 (4.26%) Mechatronics
7 1 (2.13%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
7 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.13%) Neural Network
7 1 (2.13%) Robotics
7 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (2.13%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Android
3 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.38%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.13%) Unix
4 1 (2.13%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Digital Signal Processing
2 22 (46.81%) Software Engineering
3 8 (17.02%) Machine Learning
4 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.89%) Multithreading
4 7 (14.89%) OO
5 6 (12.77%) UML
5 6 (12.77%) Validation
6 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.38%) OOD
6 3 (6.38%) Video Processing
7 2 (4.26%) Analytics
7 2 (4.26%) iOS Development
8 1 (2.13%) Android Development
8 1 (2.13%) Big Data Analytics
8 1 (2.13%) Data Analytics
8 1 (2.13%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (2.13%) Hidden Markov Model
8 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.13%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (76.60%) C++
2 21 (44.68%) C
3 14 (29.79%) MATLAB
4 10 (21.28%) Embedded C
4 10 (21.28%) Python
5 9 (19.15%) SQL
6 7 (14.89%) Java
6 7 (14.89%) PHP
7 5 (10.64%) Ada
7 5 (10.64%) C#
8 3 (6.38%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.13%) ANSI C
9 1 (2.13%) Delphi
9 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.13%) Perl
9 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Degree
2 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Firmware
2 1 (2.13%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) MathWorks
1 2 (4.26%) Xilinx
2 1 (2.13%) Akamai
2 1 (2.13%) Borland
2 1 (2.13%) Embarcadero
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