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 3 months to 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 643 636
Rank change year-on-year +38 -7  
Contract jobs citing Digital Signal Processing 5 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.020% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.013% 0.024% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £338 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £500 -
% change year-on-year -32.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.40%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 5 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 3 months to 27 June 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
England +19 5 £338 -32.50% 3
East of England +2 4 £338 - 2
Cambridge - 4 £338 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £338 - 2
London +3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 14 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 13 (92.86%) Python
3 12 (85.71%) Tcl
4 11 (78.57%) Telecoms
4 11 (78.57%) Degree
4 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
4 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
5 9 (64.29%) Wireless
5 9 (64.29%) Electronics
6 4 (28.57%) C++
7 2 (14.29%) C
7 2 (14.29%) Linux
7 2 (14.29%) .NET
7 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Validation
8 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (7.14%) Windows
8 1 (7.14%) Java
8 1 (7.14%) QNX
8 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
8 1 (7.14%) RESTful
8 1 (7.14%) SciPy
8 1 (7.14%) NumPy
8 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
8 1 (7.14%) Matplotlib
8 1 (7.14%) Flask
8 1 (7.14%) Pandas
8 1 (7.14%) RS-232

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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
General
1 11 (78.57%) Telecoms
2 9 (64.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Embedded Engineer
2 9 (64.29%) Software Test Engineer
2 9 (64.29%) Test Engineer
3 7 (50.00%) Audio Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Developer
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C++ Developer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) MongoDB Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Python Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) Flask
2 1 (7.14%) Matplotlib
2 1 (7.14%) NumPy
2 1 (7.14%) Pandas
2 1 (7.14%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) SciPy
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Python
2 12 (85.71%) Tcl
3 4 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (14.29%) C
5 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) QNX
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