Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 858 844 861
Rank change year-on-year -14 +17 +8
Contract jobs citing Digital Signal Processing 19 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.005% 0.019%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.023% 0.006% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
UK median daily rate £285 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.00% -25.00% +58.73%
10th Percentile £278 £363 £366
90th Percentile £375 £388 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £375 £419
% change year-on-year -24.00% -10.45% +32.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% - -
10th Percentile £45.25 £36.25 £13.60
90th Percentile £49.75 £50.75 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +26.67% - -

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 83,462 80,467 89,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.78% 82.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,891 53,304 57,800
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,947 2,244 2,718
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% -2.00% +25.00%

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 21 January 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 +7 19 £285 -24.00% 29
UK excluding London +27 14 £285 -24.00% 23
East of England +2 14 £285 -24.00% 11
London - 5 £340 - 6

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 19 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 17 (89.47%) Telecoms
3 14 (73.68%) Wireless
4 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (52.63%) Degree
6 8 (42.11%) VHDL
6 8 (42.11%) C
7 7 (36.84%) Python
7 7 (36.84%) 3GPP
7 7 (36.84%) Embedded C
7 7 (36.84%) Scrum
7 7 (36.84%) Tcl
7 7 (36.84%) TDD
7 7 (36.84%) Algorithms
7 7 (36.84%) Integration Testing
7 7 (36.84%) LTE
7 7 (36.84%) Feature Driven Development
8 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
8 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
8 6 (31.58%) Electronics
9 5 (26.32%) CCVP
9 5 (26.32%) IVR
9 5 (26.32%) H.323
9 5 (26.32%) CCIE
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (26.32%) Avaya
9 5 (26.32%) Genesys
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco
9 5 (26.32%) ISDN
9 5 (26.32%) PBX

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 1 (5.26%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) Wireless
2 7 (36.84%) 3GPP
2 7 (36.84%) LTE
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (26.32%) H.323
3 5 (26.32%) ISDN
3 5 (26.32%) PBX
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.26%) IPsec
4 1 (5.26%) MPLS
4 1 (5.26%) Multicast
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless Security
4 1 (5.26%) WPA2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 17 (89.47%) Telecoms
2 6 (31.58%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) DSP Engineer
1 7 (36.84%) Senior DSP Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Test Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Voice Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Voice Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Audio Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Firmware Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) FPGA Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) FPGA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) VHDL
2 7 (36.84%) Algorithms
3 5 (26.32%) IVR
4 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
4 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (5.26%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Feature Driven Development
3 7 (36.84%) Integration Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Scrum
3 7 (36.84%) TDD
4 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Business Transformation
5 4 (21.05%) DNA
5 4 (21.05%) Information Management
5 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
5 4 (21.05%) Time Management
6 1 (5.26%) FPGA Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C
2 7 (36.84%) Embedded C
2 7 (36.84%) Python
2 7 (36.84%) Tcl
3 4 (21.05%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Degree
2 5 (26.32%) CCIE
2 5 (26.32%) CCVP
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (21.05%) CCNA
3 4 (21.05%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Avaya
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco
1 5 (26.32%) Genesys