The table below looks at the statistics for Signal Processing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Signal Processing over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signal Processing
Rank 639 653 627
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -26
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 6 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.015% 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.013% 0.019% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -20.00%

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
44748 47093 43723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.83% 80.36% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29511 30650 27059
Median daily rate £438 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1130 1273 1184
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

Signal Processing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Signal Processing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 4 - - 8
North East - 2 - - 2
Scotland +15 1 - -
East of England +14 1 - - 2
Edinburgh +5 1 - -
Stevenage +3 1 - -
Hertfordshire +3 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
London - 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 - -

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Signal Processing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Signal Processing.

1 12 (85.71%) Digital Signal Processing
2 8 (57.14%) MATLAB
3 6 (42.86%) Validation
4 5 (35.71%) Simulink
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 3 (21.43%) C
6 3 (21.43%) Python
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) CMS
7 2 (14.29%) CITP
7 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
7 2 (14.29%) Content Management
7 2 (14.29%) Document Management
7 2 (14.29%) Logistics
7 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (14.29%) PhD
7 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
7 2 (14.29%) C++
7 2 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (14.29%) SAP
7 2 (14.29%) ITIL
7 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
7 2 (14.29%) Change Management
7 2 (14.29%) Wireless
7 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 2 (14.29%) Electronics
7 2 (14.29%) Telecoms

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) CMS
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Simulink
2 1 (7.14%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Bluetooth
1 2 (14.29%) Software-Defined Radio
1 2 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.14%) RS-232
2 1 (7.14%) RS-485
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Emacs
2 1 (7.14%) GCC
2 1 (7.14%) LabVIEW
2 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 2 (14.29%) Electronics
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) MATLAB Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Digital Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) DSP Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 2 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Analogue Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior DSP Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (7.14%) Verilog
2 1 (7.14%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Digital Signal Processing
2 6 (42.86%) Validation
3 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Content Management
5 2 (14.29%) Document Management
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Logistics
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Computer Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Data Acquisition
6 1 (7.14%) IC Design
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) MATLAB
2 3 (21.43%) C
2 3 (21.43%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) CITP
2 2 (14.29%) PhD
2 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 2 (14.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.14%) DO-254
2 1 (7.14%) MISRA
2 1 (7.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Cygwin
1 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Intel
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