The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 28 June 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 71
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - - 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £500 £225
% change year-on-year -32.50% +122.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - -9.63%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 508 522 696
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 79.75% 78.61% 79.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 281 357
Median daily rate £425 £425 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 17 60
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.02% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Signal Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Signal Processing in Hertfordshire

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 Signal Processing in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Signal Processing in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Signal Processing.

1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Tcl
1 3 (100.00%) Digital Signal Processing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) C

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:

General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C++ Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Digital Signal Processing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Tcl
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared