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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Signal Processing
UK
Rank 570 590 607
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +17
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 11 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.055% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.067% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Median daily rate £330 £368 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% +19.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £385 £308
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +25.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 2
Median hourly rate £46.25 £37.50 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -25.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £48.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.20 £52.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £50.50
% change year-on-year
- -25.74%

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
36193 41509 39855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.16% 81.76% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23989 26924 25716
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1213 1044
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.16 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Signal Processing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Signal Processing
Top 9 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +18 9 £330 -10.20% 9
East of England -3 7 £330 -14.28% 4
Cambridgeshire +4 5 £330 -14.28% 3
Cambridge +1 4 £330 -14.28% 2
London +8 2 - -
Hertfordshire +2 2 - - 1
Stevenage -2 2 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 7 (46.67%) C
1 7 (46.67%) Python
1 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 6 (40.00%) C++
2 6 (40.00%) Unix
3 5 (33.33%) Digital Signal Processing
3 5 (33.33%) Algorithms
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 5 (33.33%) Validation
4 4 (26.67%) Electronics
4 4 (26.67%) Machine Learning
4 4 (26.67%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (20.00%) MATLAB
5 3 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (13.33%) Android
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Tcl
6 2 (13.33%) .NET
6 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (13.33%) Objective-C
6 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (13.33%) FPGA Design
7 1 (6.67%) Power Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Doxygen
1 1 (6.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) 2G
1 1 (6.67%) 3G
1 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.67%) LTE
1 1 (6.67%) OFDM
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Emacs
1 1 (6.67%) GCC
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (26.67%) Electronics
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Audio Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Audio Software Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) C Software Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Embedded C Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Python Software Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
5 2 (13.33%) DSP Software Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Validation Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) Neural Network
4 1 (6.67%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Unix
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Android
3 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Digital Signal Processing
2 5 (33.33%) Validation
3 4 (26.67%) Machine Learning
4 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) FPGA Design
5 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Computer Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.67%) Data Management
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Logistics
6 1 (6.67%) Power Management
6 1 (6.67%) Prototyping
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) SDLC
6 1 (6.67%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C
1 7 (46.67%) Python
2 6 (40.00%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) Embedded C
4 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (20.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (13.33%) Objective-C
5 2 (13.33%) Tcl
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
6 1 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) MISRA
1 1 (6.67%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Cygwin
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Xilinx