Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a DSP Engineer was £285 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

DSP Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 178 189
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 +12
Contract jobs requiring a DSP Engineer 7 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.15% 0.066% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.069% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
East of England median daily rate £285 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.38% -5.84% +2.67%
10th Percentile £278 £329 £373
90th Percentile £293 £386 £398
England median daily rate £285 £363 £385
% change year-on-year -21.38% -5.84% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
East of England median hourly rate - - £37.50
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -8.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,529 4,322 4,913
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.62% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,630 2,461 2,820
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 354 505
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.81 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.55
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

DSP Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured DSP Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for DSP Engineer in the East of England

DSP Engineer
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 DSP Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for DSP Engineer in the East of England

DSP Engineer
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 DSP Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSP Engineer in the East of England

DSP Engineer
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 DSP Engineer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 16 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 - 7 £285 -
DSP Engineer
England

DSP Engineer Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, DSP Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring DSP Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) 3GPP
1 7 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 7 (100.00%) Wireless
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) VHDL
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
1 7 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 7 (100.00%) LTE
1 7 (100.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 7 (100.00%) Digital Signal Processing
1 7 (100.00%) Signal Processing
1 7 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 7 (100.00%) C
2 3 (42.86%) C++

DSP Engineer Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) 3GPP
1 7 (100.00%) LTE
1 7 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 7 (100.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Digital Signal Processing
1 7 (100.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 7 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) Signal Processing
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C
1 7 (100.00%) Embedded C
2 3 (42.86%) C++