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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Signal Processing
UK / England
Rank 571 598 594
Rank change year-on-year +27 -4  
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 12 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.039% 0.019%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.034% 0.047% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Median daily rate £338 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +42.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £500 £350
% change year-on-year -32.50% +42.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Median hourly rate £46.25 £37.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £43.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.75 £81.50
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 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
East of England -3 8 £338 - 19
London +28 4 - - 2
Signal Processing
UK

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for Signal Processing.

1 12 (63.16%) Python
2 9 (47.37%) Electronics
2 9 (47.37%) Degree
2 9 (47.37%) Digital Signal Processing
3 8 (42.11%) C++
3 8 (42.11%) Tcl
4 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
4 7 (36.84%) Linux
4 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
5 6 (31.58%) Wireless
6 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
6 5 (26.32%) C
6 5 (26.32%) Unix
7 4 (21.05%) Embedded C
7 4 (21.05%) Machine Learning
8 3 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (15.79%) Algorithms
8 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
8 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
8 3 (15.79%) Android
8 3 (15.79%) Validation
8 3 (15.79%) MATLAB
8 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
9 2 (10.53%) FPGA Design
9 2 (10.53%) Windows
9 2 (10.53%) .NET
9 2 (10.53%) Objective-C
9 2 (10.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (10.53%) Animation

Signal Processing
Top Related 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 1 (5.26%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Wireless
General
1 9 (47.37%) Electronics
2 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Audio Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Test Engineer
5 4 (21.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (21.05%) Software Developer
6 3 (15.79%) Audio Software Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) C Software Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) Embedded C Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) Python Software Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
7 2 (10.53%) C++ Developer
7 2 (10.53%) DSP Software Developer
8 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) DSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Algorithms
1 3 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (10.53%) Animation
2 2 (10.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Unix
3 3 (15.79%) Android
3 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
4 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Digital Signal Processing
2 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
2 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
3 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Machine Learning
5 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Validation
6 2 (10.53%) FPGA Design
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) Android Development
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
7 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
7 1 (5.26%) Neural Network
7 1 (5.26%) Prototyping
7 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.26%) SDLC
7 1 (5.26%) Speech Recognition
7 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Python
2 8 (42.11%) C++
2 8 (42.11%) Tcl
3 5 (26.32%) C
4 4 (21.05%) Embedded C
5 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
5 3 (15.79%) MATLAB
6 2 (10.53%) Objective-C
7 1 (5.26%) Apple Swift
7 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
7 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
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