The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 26 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.

Digital Signal Processing
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 274 264
Contract jobs citing Digital Signal Processing 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.045% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.055% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £500 -
% change year-on-year -32.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year - -7.40%  

Digital 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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6465 7227 7633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 81.97% 80.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3782 4419 4405
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +32.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Digital Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Digital Signal Processing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Signal Processing in the South East

Digital Signal Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Signal Processing in the South East

Digital Signal Processing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Signal Processing in the South East