Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 181 195
Rank change year-on-year +10 +14 +26
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 32 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.63% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.15% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 1
East of England median daily rate £363 £330 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.85% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £278 £315 £373
90th Percentile £429 £375 £398
England median daily rate £375 £353 £385
% change year-on-year +6.38% -8.44% +12.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 7
East of England median hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00
10th Percentile £39.90 - £39.40
90th Percentile £49.75 - £41.50
England median hourly rate £47.50 £52.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.52% +31.25% +14.29%

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 4224 3904 4675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.66% 81.44% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 2265 2738
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 309 391
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.45 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.34% +23.33% +5.99%
10th Percentile £11.52 £13.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.45
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Signal Processing in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Cambridgeshire 0 23 £375 +13.64% 13
Hertfordshire 0 7 £285 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Signal Processing
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 26 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 25 (78.13%) Wireless
3 23 (71.88%) Python
4 21 (65.63%) C
5 17 (53.13%) Test Automation
6 16 (50.00%) Digital Signal Processing
6 16 (50.00%) Embedded C
6 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (34.38%) Tcl
8 9 (28.13%) Bluetooth
8 9 (28.13%) VHDL
8 9 (28.13%) Perforce
8 9 (28.13%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (28.13%) Degree
9 8 (25.00%) C++
10 7 (21.88%) 3GPP
10 7 (21.88%) Scrum
10 7 (21.88%) Electronics
10 7 (21.88%) TDD
10 7 (21.88%) Integration Testing
10 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
10 7 (21.88%) LTE
10 7 (21.88%) Algorithms
10 7 (21.88%) Feature Driven Development
11 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
12 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
12 3 (9.38%) SQL
12 3 (9.38%) Linux
12 3 (9.38%) Cybernetics
12 3 (9.38%) Statistics

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 2 (6.25%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 25 (78.13%) Wireless
2 9 (28.13%) Bluetooth
3 7 (21.88%) 3GPP
3 7 (21.88%) LTE
4 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) Mercurial
3 2 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 26 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 7 (21.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Embedded Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Automation Tester
2 9 (28.13%) Bluetooth Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Tester
3 7 (21.88%) DSP Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Senior DSP Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Audio Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Python Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Firmware Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) FPGA Design Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) FPGA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) NumPy
1 3 (9.38%) Qt
1 3 (9.38%) SciPy
2 2 (6.25%) MXNet
2 2 (6.25%) TensorFlow
2 2 (6.25%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Embedded Systems
1 9 (28.13%) VHDL
2 7 (21.88%) Algorithms
3 3 (9.38%) CAN bus
4 2 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (6.25%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Test Automation
2 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (50.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 7 (21.88%) Feature Driven Development
3 7 (21.88%) Integration Testing
3 7 (21.88%) Scrum
3 7 (21.88%) TDD
3 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.38%) Asynchronous Programming
4 3 (9.38%) Cybernetics
4 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
4 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
4 3 (9.38%) Statistics
4 3 (9.38%) Visualisation
5 2 (6.25%) Deep Learning
5 2 (6.25%) FPGA Design
5 2 (6.25%) Image Processing
5 2 (6.25%) Network Design
5 2 (6.25%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 23 (71.88%) Python
2 21 (65.63%) C
3 16 (50.00%) Embedded C
4 11 (34.38%) Tcl
5 8 (25.00%) C++
6 3 (9.38%) Cython
6 3 (9.38%) SQL
7 2 (6.25%) Java
7 2 (6.25%) MATLAB
7 2 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) DO-254
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Perforce