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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signal Processing
Rank 593 568 524
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -44
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 14 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.027% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.034% 0.036% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
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£313 £396 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.13% +32.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £396 £300
% change year-on-year
-43.21% +32.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £25.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -25.92%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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 -22 10 £313 -21.13% 25
South East -14 3 - - 8
East of England - 3 £225 - 8
London - 2 £400 - 3
South West +10 1 - - 4
Berkshire -6 1 - - 1
Scotland -11 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 8
Essex - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 3
Hertfordshire - 1 £225 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 - - 1
Stevenage - 1 £225 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 5
Colchester - 1 - -
Gateshead - 1 - -

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 11 (50.00%) C
2 10 (45.45%) C++
2 10 (45.45%) MATLAB
3 9 (40.91%) Digital Signal Processing
4 8 (36.36%) Algorithms
5 7 (31.82%) UML
5 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
6 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
7 5 (22.73%) Validation
7 5 (22.73%) OO
7 5 (22.73%) Linux
7 5 (22.73%) Python
7 5 (22.73%) Wireless
8 4 (18.18%) Java
8 4 (18.18%) C#
8 4 (18.18%) Degree
8 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 3 (13.64%) QMS
9 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
9 3 (13.64%) Software Architecture
9 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Statistics
9 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
9 3 (13.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (13.64%) Quality Management
9 3 (13.64%) VHDL
9 3 (13.64%) Verilog

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Wireless
2 2 (9.09%) 3GPP
2 2 (9.09%) LTE
2 2 (9.09%) Modbus
3 1 (4.55%) ZigBee
3 1 (4.55%) HSUPA
3 1 (4.55%) WLAN
3 1 (4.55%) WCDMA
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) GSM
3 1 (4.55%) HSDPA
3 1 (4.55%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.55%) ClearCase
2 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Software Engineer
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Software Developer
3 4 (18.18%) DSP Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Audio Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Development Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) FPGA Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) DSP Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Digital Design Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) WinForms
2 1 (4.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Algorithms
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
3 3 (13.64%) Statistics
3 3 (13.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (13.64%) VHDL
3 3 (13.64%) Verilog
4 2 (9.09%) ASIC
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Media
4 2 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (4.55%) SystemC
5 1 (4.55%) Hedge funds
5 1 (4.55%) Statistical Arbitrage
5 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
5 1 (4.55%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Digital Signal Processing
2 7 (31.82%) UML
2 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
4 5 (22.73%) Validation
4 5 (22.73%) OO
5 3 (13.64%) QMS
5 3 (13.64%) Software Architecture
5 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Quality Management
5 3 (13.64%) MVC
6 2 (9.09%) Video Processing
7 1 (4.55%) Low Latency
7 1 (4.55%) Line Management
7 1 (4.55%) Machine Learning
7 1 (4.55%) Market Making
7 1 (4.55%) Systematic Trading
7 1 (4.55%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) C
2 10 (45.45%) C++
2 10 (45.45%) MATLAB
3 5 (22.73%) Python
4 4 (18.18%) Java
4 4 (18.18%) C#
5 3 (13.64%) Embedded C
6 2 (9.09%) R
7 1 (4.55%) VC++
7 1 (4.55%) Perl
7 1 (4.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) IEC 61508
1 2 (9.09%) DO-178B
2 1 (4.55%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
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