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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signal Processing
Rank 588 585 533
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -52
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 12 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.018% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.028% 0.025% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
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£375 £480 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £480 £300
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Average hourly rate £43.50 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £25.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -28.57%

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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Signal Processing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Signal Processing
Top 15 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 1 May 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 0 10 £375 -21.87% 30
South East -7 3 - - 4
London - 3 £400 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 - 11
East of England - 2 £350 - 14
South West +4 1 - - 6
Scotland -8 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 9
Gateshead - 1 - -

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 9 (47.37%) C
1 9 (47.37%) C++
1 9 (47.37%) Digital Signal Processing
2 8 (42.11%) MATLAB
3 7 (36.84%) UML
3 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
3 7 (36.84%) Algorithms
4 6 (31.58%) Multithreading
5 5 (26.32%) OO
5 5 (26.32%) Linux
5 5 (26.32%) Validation
6 4 (21.05%) Wireless
6 4 (21.05%) Python
6 4 (21.05%) C#
6 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) WinForms
7 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) Statistics
7 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) MVC
7 3 (15.79%) Software Architecture
7 3 (15.79%) Quality Management
7 3 (15.79%) QMS
7 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
8 2 (10.53%) LTE
8 2 (10.53%) IEC 61508

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Wireless
2 2 (10.53%) LTE
2 2 (10.53%) Modbus
2 2 (10.53%) 3GPP
3 1 (5.26%) ZigBee
3 1 (5.26%) 3G
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
1 1 (5.26%) Front Office
1 1 (5.26%) Electronics
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.26%) Automotive
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Software Engineer
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Software Developer
3 4 (21.05%) DSP Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) DSP Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) WinForms
2 1 (5.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Algorithms
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (15.79%) Statistics
3 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
4 2 (10.53%) Digital Media
4 2 (10.53%) VHDL
4 2 (10.53%) Verilog
4 2 (10.53%) ASIC
4 2 (10.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
5 1 (5.26%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Statistical Arbitrage
5 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
5 1 (5.26%) SystemC
5 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Digital Signal Processing
2 7 (36.84%) UML
2 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
3 6 (31.58%) Multithreading
4 5 (26.32%) OO
4 5 (26.32%) Validation
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) MVC
5 3 (15.79%) Software Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) Quality Management
5 3 (15.79%) QMS
6 1 (5.26%) SysML
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.26%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
6 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C
1 9 (47.37%) C++
2 8 (42.11%) MATLAB
3 4 (21.05%) Python
3 4 (21.05%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.26%) Tcl
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) IEC 61508
1 2 (10.53%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
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