Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 805 860 845
Rank change year-on-year +55 -15 -20
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 52 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.013% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.016% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 1
England median daily rate £375 £353 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -8.44% +12.41%
10th Percentile £278 £315 £373
90th Percentile £437 £447 £398
UK median daily rate £375 £353 £393
% change year-on-year +6.38% -10.19% +14.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 15
England median hourly rate £47.50 £52.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +31.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £36.13 £51.25 £33.75
90th Percentile £49.75 £53.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +2.56% +11.43%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80259 82302 85123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.62% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54003 54838 56099
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1880 2151 2525
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Signal Processing in England

Signal Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Signal Processing in England

Signal Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Signal Processing in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Signal Processing in England

Signal Processing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Signal Processing in England

Signal Processing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Signal Processing in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Signal Processing in England

Signal Processing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 23 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
East of England +8 32 £363 +9.85% 14
London -3 16 £400 -3.03% 4
Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
North East +61 1 - -
North of England +60 1 - - 1
South East +5 1 £420 - 7
Signal Processing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for Signal Processing.

1 31 (59.62%) Telecoms
2 30 (57.69%) Python
3 26 (50.00%) Wireless
4 23 (44.23%) C
4 23 (44.23%) Digital Signal Processing
5 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (32.69%) Test Automation
7 16 (30.77%) C++
7 16 (30.77%) Embedded C
8 15 (28.85%) Degree
9 11 (21.15%) Tcl
10 10 (19.23%) Algorithms
11 9 (17.31%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (17.31%) Bluetooth
11 9 (17.31%) Electronics
11 9 (17.31%) Perforce
11 9 (17.31%) VHDL
12 8 (15.38%) SciPy
12 8 (15.38%) NumPy
13 7 (13.46%) Feature Driven Development
13 7 (13.46%) Mathematics
13 7 (13.46%) Integration Testing
13 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
13 7 (13.46%) LTE
13 7 (13.46%) Scrum
13 7 (13.46%) TDD
13 7 (13.46%) 3GPP
14 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
14 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
14 6 (11.54%) Visualisation

Signal Processing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (5.77%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.00%) Wireless
2 9 (17.31%) Bluetooth
3 7 (13.46%) 3GPP
3 7 (13.46%) LTE
4 5 (9.62%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (9.62%) H.323
4 5 (9.62%) ISDN
4 5 (9.62%) PBX
5 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (1.92%) IPsec
6 1 (1.92%) MPLS
6 1 (1.92%) Multicast
6 1 (1.92%) VoIP
6 1 (1.92%) Wireless Security
6 1 (1.92%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.77%) Mercurial
2 3 (5.77%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (5.77%) RequisitePro
3 2 (3.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (59.62%) Telecoms
2 9 (17.31%) Electronics
3 2 (3.85%) Automotive
3 2 (3.85%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) Automation Tester
2 9 (17.31%) Bluetooth Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) Tester
3 8 (15.38%) Developer
4 7 (13.46%) DSP Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Senior DSP Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Test Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Python Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Software Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Voice Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Audio Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Senior Voice Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Principal Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Principal Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) NumPy
1 8 (15.38%) SciPy
2 3 (5.77%) MXNet
2 3 (5.77%) Qt
2 3 (5.77%) TensorFlow
2 3 (5.77%) Torch
3 2 (3.85%) Flask
3 2 (3.85%) Matplotlib
3 2 (3.85%) Pandas
3 2 (3.85%) RESTful
4 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.92%) OpenACC
4 1 (1.92%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Algorithms
2 9 (17.31%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (17.31%) VHDL
3 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
4 5 (9.62%) IVR
5 3 (5.77%) CAN bus
6 2 (3.85%) CUDA
6 2 (3.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (3.85%) State Machine
6 2 (3.85%) Verilog
7 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Digital Signal Processing
2 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (32.69%) Test Automation
4 7 (13.46%) Feature Driven Development
4 7 (13.46%) Integration Testing
4 7 (13.46%) Mathematics
4 7 (13.46%) Scrum
4 7 (13.46%) TDD
4 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
5 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
5 6 (11.54%) Visualisation
6 5 (9.62%) Image Processing
7 4 (7.69%) Business Transformation
7 4 (7.69%) Deep Learning
7 4 (7.69%) DNA
7 4 (7.69%) Information Management
7 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.69%) Time Management
8 3 (5.77%) Network Design
8 3 (5.77%) UML
Programming Languages
1 30 (57.69%) Python
2 23 (44.23%) C
3 16 (30.77%) C++
3 16 (30.77%) Embedded C
4 11 (21.15%) Tcl
5 4 (7.69%) MATLAB
6 3 (5.77%) Cython
6 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.77%) SQL
7 2 (3.85%) Java
7 2 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) Degree
2 5 (9.62%) CCIE
2 5 (9.62%) CCVP
2 5 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.69%) CCNA
3 4 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) DO-254
2 2 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) IEC 62304
3 1 (1.92%) MISRA
3 1 (1.92%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Perforce
2 5 (9.62%) Avaya
2 5 (9.62%) Cisco
2 5 (9.62%) Genesys
3 3 (5.77%) EMC
3 3 (5.77%) IBM