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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signal Processing
Rank 622 622 615
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 8 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.040% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.019% 0.049% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 11
Median daily rate £330 £385 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +22.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £385 £313
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +23.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 1
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £53.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £53.50
% change year-on-year
- -27.10%

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
41121 45003 43480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.48% 81.18% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27428 29175 28284
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1352 1206
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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
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 December 2016.

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 7 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 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 7 £330 -14.28% 9
Cambridgeshire +8 5 £330 -14.28% 4
East of England +5 5 £330 -14.28% 4
Cambridge +16 4 £330 -14.28% 4
South West +9 1 £450 -
Dorset -1 1 £450 -
London - 1 - -

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 8 (57.14%) Validation
2 7 (50.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 6 (42.86%) C
3 6 (42.86%) Unix
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Python
4 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
4 5 (35.71%) MATLAB
4 5 (35.71%) Simulink
5 4 (28.57%) Embedded C
5 4 (28.57%) Machine Learning
5 4 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
6 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
7 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (14.29%) C++
7 2 (14.29%) Electronics
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
8 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.14%) Cygwin
8 1 (7.14%) GCC
8 1 (7.14%) SDLC
8 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (7.14%) Computer Architecture
8 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (7.14%) Emacs
8 1 (7.14%) 2G
8 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
8 1 (7.14%) VHDL

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Simulink
2 1 (7.14%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) 2G
1 1 (7.14%) 3G
1 1 (7.14%) LTE
1 1 (7.14%) OFDM
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Emacs
1 1 (7.14%) GCC
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) MATLAB Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Audio Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Audio Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) C Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Embedded C Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Python Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (7.14%) DSP Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (7.14%) Neural Network
3 1 (7.14%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Unix
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Validation
2 7 (50.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
4 4 (28.57%) Machine Learning
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Computer Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Data Management
6 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) IC Design
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Logistics
6 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
6 1 (7.14%) PDM
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Speech Recognition
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C
2 5 (35.71%) MATLAB
2 5 (35.71%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) Embedded C
4 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
5 2 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++
6 1 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) MISRA
1 1 (7.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Cygwin
1 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Xilinx