Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 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
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 878 835 873
Rank change year-on-year -43 +38 -9
Contract jobs citing Digital Signal Processing 6 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.014% 0.019%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.007% 0.017% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 8
UK median daily rate £265 £338 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.48% -32.50% +42.86%
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £338 £419
% change year-on-year -21.48% -19.40% +19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
UK median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50

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 86,597 78,235 89,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,197 51,483 58,291
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,132 2,454
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.14% +18.24%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +14.14%

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 6 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 20 April 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
England -35 6 £265 -21.48% 28
London - 4 - - 2
UK excluding London -33 2 £265 -21.48% 31
Midlands - 1 £265 - 4
South East - 1 - - 7
West Midlands - 1 £265 - 4

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Digital Signal Processing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Digital Signal Processing.

1 6 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (66.67%) H.323
3 4 (66.67%) DNA
3 4 (66.67%) ISDN
3 4 (66.67%) PBX
3 4 (66.67%) SLA
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) CCIE
3 4 (66.67%) CCNA
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Avaya
3 4 (66.67%) Genesys
3 4 (66.67%) CCVP
3 4 (66.67%) IVR
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Information Management
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (66.67%) Time Management
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (66.67%) Business Transformation
3 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Automotive
4 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
4 2 (33.33%) Simulink

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 (33.33%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (66.67%) H.323
1 4 (66.67%) ISDN
1 4 (66.67%) PBX
General
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Voice Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) FPGA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 4 (66.67%) IVR
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) ASIC
2 1 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (16.67%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Business Transformation
2 4 (66.67%) DNA
2 4 (66.67%) Information Management
2 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (66.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) FPGA Design
3 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 1 (16.67%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCIE
1 4 (66.67%) CCNA
1 4 (66.67%) CCVP
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Avaya
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Genesys
2 1 (16.67%) Xilinx