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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signal Processing
Rank 600 585 560
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -25
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 13 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.021% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.027% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Average daily rate
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£313 £396 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.13% +32.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £329 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £463 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £396 £300
% change year-on-year
-43.21% +32.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -

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
42498 40281 37334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.13% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27435 25058 22430
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1192 1110
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 14 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 7 July 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 -20 9 £313 -21.13% 31
East of England - 6 £225 - 10
Stevenage - 4 £225 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £225 - 2
South East -16 2 - - 11
Portsmouth +1 1 - - 1
Hampshire +1 1 - - 1
Scotland -6 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 8
Essex - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 6
Colchester - 1 - -
London - 1 £400 - 4

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 14 (58.33%) C
2 13 (54.17%) C++
3 12 (50.00%) MATLAB
4 10 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 10 (41.67%) Digital Signal Processing
4 10 (41.67%) Algorithms
5 9 (37.50%) UML
6 8 (33.33%) Linux
6 8 (33.33%) Multithreading
7 7 (29.17%) Degree
7 7 (29.17%) Python
8 6 (25.00%) Java
8 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
9 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
9 5 (20.83%) Wireless
9 5 (20.83%) VHDL
9 5 (20.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 5 (20.83%) Validation
9 5 (20.83%) OO
10 4 (16.67%) Windows
10 4 (16.67%) Electronics
10 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 3 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (12.50%) Software Architecture
11 3 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (12.50%) Verilog
11 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (12.50%) Embedded C
11 3 (12.50%) C#
11 3 (12.50%) Perl

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) Kinematics
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Doxygen
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Wireless
2 2 (8.33%) 3GPP
2 2 (8.33%) LTE
3 1 (4.17%) Modbus
3 1 (4.17%) GSM
3 1 (4.17%) WLAN
3 1 (4.17%) WCDMA
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) DVB
3 1 (4.17%) HSDPA
3 1 (4.17%) HSUPA
3 1 (4.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) ClearCase
1 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (8.33%) GCC
3 1 (4.17%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (4.17%) Juju
General
1 4 (16.67%) Electronics
2 2 (8.33%) Avionics
2 2 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Front Office
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Software Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.67%) DSP Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Audio Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) C++ Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) RF Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) FPGA Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Development Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Digital Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) DSP Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (8.33%) OpenCV
2 2 (8.33%) OpenGL
2 2 (8.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Algorithms
2 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (20.83%) VHDL
3 5 (20.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (12.50%) Verilog
4 3 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (8.33%) ASIC
5 2 (8.33%) Statistics
5 2 (8.33%) Robotics
5 2 (8.33%) Mechatronics
5 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
5 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
5 2 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.17%) Hedge funds
6 1 (4.17%) SystemC
6 1 (4.17%) Statistical Arbitrage
6 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) CentOS
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Software Engineering
1 10 (41.67%) Digital Signal Processing
2 9 (37.50%) UML
3 8 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 5 (20.83%) OO
4 5 (20.83%) Validation
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Software Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) Video Processing
6 2 (8.33%) QMS
6 2 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (8.33%) Low Latency
6 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
6 2 (8.33%) MVC
6 2 (8.33%) Benchmarking
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) SysML
7 1 (4.17%) Requirements Management
7 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) C
2 13 (54.17%) C++
3 12 (50.00%) MATLAB
4 7 (29.17%) Python
5 6 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (12.50%) Perl
6 3 (12.50%) Embedded C
6 3 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (8.33%) R
7 2 (8.33%) ANSI C
7 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (4.17%) Tcl
8 1 (4.17%) VB
8 1 (4.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) IEC 61508
1 2 (8.33%) DO-178B
2 1 (4.17%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Cygwin
2 1 (4.17%) Firmware
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.17%) Intel
1 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
1 1 (4.17%) VMware
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