Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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.

Digital Signal Processing
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 887 881
Rank change year-on-year +34 -6 -24
Contract jobs citing Digital Signal Processing 22 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.009% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.026% 0.010% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
UK median daily rate £311 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.00% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £375 -
% change year-on-year -24.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £45.25 £23.00 £12.80
90th Percentile £49.75 £54.75 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

Digital Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital Signal Processing in the UK

Digital Signal Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Signal Processing in the UK

Digital Signal Processing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Signal Processing in the UK

Digital Signal Processing
Top 4 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England +38 22 £311 -17.00% 7
UK excluding London +32 16 £285 -24.00% 7
East of England 0 16 £285 -24.00% 4
London -22 6 £340 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 with a requirement for Digital Signal Processing.

1 22 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 17 (77.27%) Telecoms
3 15 (68.18%) Wireless
4 11 (50.00%) Python
5 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (45.45%) Degree
6 9 (40.91%) C
6 9 (40.91%) VHDL
6 9 (40.91%) Tcl
7 7 (31.82%) Scrum
7 7 (31.82%) Electronics
7 7 (31.82%) 3GPP
7 7 (31.82%) Embedded C
7 7 (31.82%) TDD
7 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
7 7 (31.82%) Feature Driven Development
7 7 (31.82%) LTE
7 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
7 7 (31.82%) Algorithms
8 5 (22.73%) C++
9 4 (18.18%) ISDN
9 4 (18.18%) PBX
9 4 (18.18%) CCIE
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (18.18%) Avaya
9 4 (18.18%) Genesys
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco
9 4 (18.18%) H.323
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS

Digital Signal Processing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (9.09%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) Wireless
2 7 (31.82%) 3GPP
2 7 (31.82%) LTE
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (18.18%) H.323
3 4 (18.18%) ISDN
3 4 (18.18%) PBX
4 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (4.55%) IPsec
5 1 (4.55%) MPLS
5 1 (4.55%) Multicast
5 1 (4.55%) VoIP
5 1 (4.55%) Wireless Security
5 1 (4.55%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 17 (77.27%) Telecoms
2 7 (31.82%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) DSP Engineer
1 7 (31.82%) Senior DSP Engineer
1 7 (31.82%) Test Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Audio Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Software Test Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Voice Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) MongoDB Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Python Developer
5 1 (4.55%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) FPGA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Flask
1 2 (9.09%) Matplotlib
1 2 (9.09%) NumPy
1 2 (9.09%) Pandas
1 2 (9.09%) RESTful
1 2 (9.09%) SciPy
2 1 (4.55%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) VHDL
2 7 (31.82%) Algorithms
3 4 (18.18%) IVR
4 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
4 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
5 2 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (9.09%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Feature Driven Development
3 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Scrum
3 7 (31.82%) TDD
3 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
3 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.64%) Business Transformation
4 3 (13.64%) DNA
4 3 (13.64%) Information Management
4 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Time Management
5 2 (9.09%) FPGA Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Python
2 9 (40.91%) C
2 9 (40.91%) Tcl
3 7 (31.82%) Embedded C
4 5 (22.73%) C++
5 2 (9.09%) Java
5 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
5 2 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) CCIE
2 4 (18.18%) CCVP
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (13.64%) CCNA
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
2 2 (9.09%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Avaya
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco
1 4 (18.18%) Genesys