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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signal Processing
Rank 569 541 518
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -23
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 8 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.041% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.021% 0.055% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
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£305 £355 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.08% -11.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £285 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.01% -28.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 4
Average hourly rate £50.50 £35.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.28% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £32.00 £38.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.90 £42.82 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+44.28% -12.50%

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
38219 36146 32687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.29% 74.26% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24558 22025 19397
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £271 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1002 1117 1319
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 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 26 January 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 -38 8 £305 -14.08% 38
East of England +3 4 £258 - 9
Cambridge - 4 £258 - 8
Cambridgeshire - 4 £258 - 9
South West -30 3 £350 +22.80% 5
Dorset -10 2 - -
Weymouth -1 1 - -
South East -28 1 - - 18
Gloucestershire - 1 £350 - 4
Cheltenham - 1 £350 - 2
Chippenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Falmouth - - - -
Fareham - - - - 2
Gloucester - - - - 2
Guildford - - - - 3
London - - - - 3
Loughborough - - - -
Lymington - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Oxford - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stafford - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 3
Leicestershire - - - -

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 19 (76.00%) MATLAB
2 15 (60.00%) C++
3 12 (48.00%) Multithreading
3 12 (48.00%) Algorithms
4 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (36.00%) UML
5 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (28.00%) Image Processing
6 7 (28.00%) Video Processing
6 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
6 7 (28.00%) Linux
6 7 (28.00%) OO
6 7 (28.00%) Python
7 6 (24.00%) PhD
7 6 (24.00%) Java
7 6 (24.00%) C
7 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (24.00%) Validation
7 6 (24.00%) Games
7 6 (24.00%) Mathematics
7 6 (24.00%) Physics
7 6 (24.00%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (20.00%) Parallel Programming
8 5 (20.00%) DO-178B
8 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (20.00%) OpenMP
8 5 (20.00%) Intel
9 4 (16.00%) Digital Signal Processing
10 3 (12.00%) Wireless
11 2 (8.00%) MVC

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (4.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) Wireless
3 2 (8.00%) Modbus
4 1 (4.00%) 3GPP
4 1 (4.00%) ZigBee
4 1 (4.00%) LTE
4 1 (4.00%) 3G
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (24.00%) Games
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Military
3 1 (4.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Computer Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) C++ Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) DSP Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) OpenMP
2 2 (8.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Algorithms
2 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (24.00%) Mathematics
3 6 (24.00%) Physics
4 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.00%) Statistics
5 2 (8.00%) Visualisation
6 1 (4.00%) CUDA
6 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (4.00%) Device Driver
6 1 (4.00%) Handset
6 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Multithreading
2 9 (36.00%) UML
3 7 (28.00%) OO
3 7 (28.00%) Image Processing
3 7 (28.00%) Video Processing
4 6 (24.00%) Validation
5 5 (20.00%) Parallel Programming
6 4 (16.00%) Digital Signal Processing
7 2 (8.00%) Software Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) Quality Management
7 2 (8.00%) MVC
7 2 (8.00%) QMS
7 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (4.00%) SysML
8 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.00%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) MATLAB
2 15 (60.00%) C++
3 7 (28.00%) Python
4 6 (24.00%) Java
4 6 (24.00%) C
5 2 (8.00%) C#
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) PhD
4 2 (8.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Intel
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
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