The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signal Processing
Rank 580 526 574
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +48
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 7 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.038% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.052% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Average daily rate - £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £350
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £34.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% -2.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-27.00% -2.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -103 1 - - 33
East of England - - - - 18
Borehamwood - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 17
Cheadle - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2
Havant - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
London - - - - 3
Malvern - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Woking - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 17
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 5

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (87.50%) C++
2 23 (71.88%) MATLAB
2 23 (71.88%) Software Engineering
3 21 (65.63%) Multithreading
4 18 (56.25%) Linux
4 18 (56.25%) OO
5 14 (43.75%) Degree
6 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
7 10 (31.25%) OOP
8 9 (28.13%) SQL
8 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
9 7 (21.88%) OOD
9 7 (21.88%) C
9 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (18.75%) Scrum
10 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
10 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio
10 6 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
10 6 (18.75%) Windows
10 6 (18.75%) POSIX
10 6 (18.75%) Intel
10 6 (18.75%) LynxOS
10 6 (18.75%) Digital Signal Processing
10 6 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (18.75%) DICOM
11 4 (12.50%) Validation
11 4 (12.50%) Python
12 3 (9.38%) Military
12 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
12 3 (9.38%) Mechatronics

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.13%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Military
2 3 (9.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Software Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Development Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Software Development Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Hardware Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Django Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) POSIX
2 3 (9.38%) STL
3 2 (6.25%) Swing
4 1 (3.13%) NumPy
4 1 (3.13%) Django
4 1 (3.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (9.38%) Mechatronics
2 3 (9.38%) Visualisation
3 2 (6.25%) Robotics
4 1 (3.13%) VHDL
4 1 (3.13%) Verilog
4 1 (3.13%) Statistics
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) LynxOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Software Engineering
2 21 (65.63%) Multithreading
3 18 (56.25%) OO
4 10 (31.25%) OOP
5 7 (21.88%) OOD
5 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.75%) Scrum
6 6 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
6 6 (18.75%) Digital Signal Processing
7 4 (12.50%) Validation
8 3 (9.38%) UML
9 1 (3.13%) TDD
9 1 (3.13%) Pair Programming
9 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
9 1 (3.13%) Requirements Management
9 1 (3.13%) Electronic Design Automation
9 1 (3.13%) Software Architecture
9 1 (3.13%) Image Processing
9 1 (3.13%) QMS
9 1 (3.13%) Numerical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (87.50%) C++
2 23 (71.88%) MATLAB
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 7 (21.88%) C
5 4 (12.50%) Python
6 3 (9.38%) Java
6 3 (9.38%) C#
7 1 (3.13%) Tcl
7 1 (3.13%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) Degree
2 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) DICOM
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Intel
2 1 (3.13%) Borland
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