The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Signal Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Signal Processing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 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.

Signal Processing
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 121 128
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7  
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 9 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.42% 0.28% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.35% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Median daily rate £338 - £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £500 £350
% change year-on-year -32.50% +42.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -16.66%  

Signal Processing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1755 2014 2075
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.47% 80.11% 78.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1084 1193 1206
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 126 161
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £50.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Signal Processing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Signal Processing in the East of England

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 Signal Processing in the East of England.

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

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 Signal Processing in the East of England.

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

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 Signal Processing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Cambridgeshire +8 6 £338 - 11
Hertfordshire +3 3 - - 3
Signal Processing
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for Signal Processing.

1 13 (92.86%) Python
2 10 (71.43%) Digital Signal Processing
3 9 (64.29%) Tcl
4 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
4 8 (57.14%) Degree
4 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
5 7 (50.00%) Wireless
5 7 (50.00%) Electronics
6 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
7 5 (35.71%) Linux
7 5 (35.71%) Unix
8 4 (28.57%) C
8 4 (28.57%) Embedded C
9 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
9 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
9 3 (21.43%) Machine Learning
9 3 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (21.43%) C++
10 2 (14.29%) Validation
10 2 (14.29%) Windows
10 2 (14.29%) .NET
10 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 1 (7.14%) SDLC
11 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
11 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
11 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
11 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
11 1 (7.14%) Java
11 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Wireless
General
1 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 7 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Embedded Engineer
2 7 (50.00%) Audio Engineer
3 6 (42.86%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (42.86%) Test Engineer
4 5 (35.71%) Software Engineer
5 4 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (21.43%) Audio Software Engineer
6 3 (21.43%) C Software Engineer
6 3 (21.43%) Embedded C Engineer
6 3 (21.43%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 3 (21.43%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 3 (21.43%) Python Software Engineer
7 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
7 2 (14.29%) C++ Developer
7 2 (14.29%) Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Analyst
8 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
1 5 (35.71%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Digital Signal Processing
2 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Machine Learning
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Validation
7 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.14%) SDLC
7 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Python
2 9 (64.29%) Tcl
3 4 (28.57%) C
3 4 (28.57%) Embedded C
4 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
4 3 (21.43%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared