Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Digital Signal Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Signal Processing over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Digital Signal Processing
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 183 191
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 +13
Contract jobs citing Digital Signal Processing 14 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.29% 0.044% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.054% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
East of England median daily rate £285 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.00% - -
England median daily rate £285 £375 £500
% change year-on-year -24.00% -25.00% +65.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
East of England median hourly rate £47.50 - £37.50
10th Percentile £45.25 - £33.75
90th Percentile £49.75 - £41.25
England median hourly rate £47.50 £52.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.52% +40.00% -

Digital Signal Processing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,012 3,675 4,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.83% 81.22% 78.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,313 2,114 2,337
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.91%
10th Percentile £260 £217 £238
90th Percentile £587 £544 £575
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 285 396
East of England median hourly rate £33.33 £33.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +10.92% +19.00%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.60 £11.63
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Digital Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Digital Signal Processing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Signal Processing in the East of England

Digital Signal Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Digital Signal Processing in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Signal Processing in the East of England

Digital Signal Processing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Signal Processing in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Signal Processing in the East of England

Digital Signal Processing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Signal Processing within the East of England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +3 7 £285 - 3
Cambridgeshire -12 6 £350 -6.67% 9
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Digital Signal Processing
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Digital 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for Digital Signal Processing.

1 14 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 13 (92.86%) Wireless
2 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
3 8 (57.14%) VHDL
3 8 (57.14%) C
4 7 (50.00%) Embedded C
4 7 (50.00%) Tcl
4 7 (50.00%) Scrum
4 7 (50.00%) Python
4 7 (50.00%) 3GPP
4 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (50.00%) TDD
4 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 7 (50.00%) LTE
4 7 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
4 7 (50.00%) Algorithms
5 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 6 (42.86%) Degree
5 6 (42.86%) Electronics
6 4 (28.57%) C++
7 1 (7.14%) FPGA Design
7 1 (7.14%) Subversion
7 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 1 (7.14%) DO-254
7 1 (7.14%) Java
7 1 (7.14%) Perl
7 1 (7.14%) Firmware
7 1 (7.14%) MATLAB

Digital Signal Processing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Wireless
2 7 (50.00%) 3GPP
2 7 (50.00%) LTE
3 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
2 6 (42.86%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) DSP Engineer
1 7 (50.00%) Senior DSP Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Test Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Audio Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) VHDL
2 7 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (7.14%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) FPGA Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C
2 7 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 7 (50.00%) Python
2 7 (50.00%) Tcl
3 4 (28.57%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) MATLAB
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Firmware