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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signal Processing
Rank 598 565 585
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +20
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 16 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.025% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.033% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 4
Average daily rate
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£393 £300 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.83% -28.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £190 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £322 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £300 £418
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +14.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +14.86%

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
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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
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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 -16 16 £393 +30.83% 15
South West -21 6 £425 +29.77% 4
South East -7 5 £310 +90.76% 6
Oxfordshire - 5 £310 - 2
Oxford - 3 £310 - 1
London +16 2 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
East of England - - - - 4
Farnborough - - - -
Ringwood - - - -
Salford - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Stowmarket - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 2
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 3
Surrey - - - - 2
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 24 (80.00%) C++
2 22 (73.33%) MATLAB
3 13 (43.33%) C
4 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (26.67%) Multithreading
6 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) Java
6 7 (23.33%) Linux
6 7 (23.33%) UML
6 7 (23.33%) OO
6 7 (23.33%) PhD
7 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (20.00%) Intel
7 6 (20.00%) OpenMP
7 6 (20.00%) Mathematics
7 6 (20.00%) Physics
7 6 (20.00%) Games
7 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (20.00%) Parallel Programming
7 6 (20.00%) DO-178B
7 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (16.67%) Image Processing
8 5 (16.67%) Video Processing
8 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.67%) Validation
8 5 (16.67%) Degree
8 5 (16.67%) Python
9 4 (13.33%) Electronics
9 4 (13.33%) Kalman Filter

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) Wireless
3 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
2 1 (3.33%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (20.00%) Games
2 4 (13.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 6 (20.00%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) C++ Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Computer Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Development Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Software Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) OpenMP
2 1 (3.33%) JSON
2 1 (3.33%) WPF
2 1 (3.33%) RESTful
2 1 (3.33%) Direct3D
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Mathematics
1 6 (20.00%) Physics
1 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) Mechatronics
4 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.33%) Chemistry
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (26.67%) Multithreading
3 7 (23.33%) UML
3 7 (23.33%) OO
4 6 (20.00%) Parallel Programming
5 5 (16.67%) Image Processing
5 5 (16.67%) Video Processing
5 5 (16.67%) Validation
6 4 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.33%) Service Management
7 1 (3.33%) Game Development
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Signal Processing
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) C++
2 22 (73.33%) MATLAB
3 13 (43.33%) C
4 7 (23.33%) Java
5 5 (16.67%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) PhD
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Intel
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