Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Digital Signal Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Signal Processing over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 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.

Digital Signal Processing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 91 90
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -
Contract jobs citing Digital Signal Processing 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.45% 0.14% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.19% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Hertfordshire median daily rate £285 - -
East of England median daily rate £285 £375 -
% change year-on-year -24.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £37.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +26.67% - -

Digital 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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,263 1,080 1,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.01% 77.20% 74.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 612 530
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.66% +7.19%
10th Percentile £240 £214 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 53 85
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £42.20 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.98% +96.28% -32.81%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.10 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.50 £46.38
East of England median hourly rate £34.50 £33.25 £29.75
% change year-on-year +3.76% +11.76% +17.24%

Digital Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital Signal Processing in Hertfordshire

Digital Signal Processing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Signal Processing in Hertfordshire

Digital Signal Processing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Signal Processing within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Stevenage 0 7 £285 - 2
Digital Signal Processing
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Digital 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Digital Signal Processing.

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%) Signal Processing
1 7 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 7 (100.00%) C
2 3 (42.86%) C++

Digital Signal Processing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) DSP Engineer
1 7 (100.00%) Senior DSP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 7 (100.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
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++