The median contractor rate for a DSP Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
DSP Engineer
UK
Rank 595 637 617
Rank change year-on-year +42 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a DSP Engineer 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.009% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.010% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -16.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

DSP Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured DSP Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for DSP Engineer in the UK

DSP Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DSP Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for DSP Engineer in the UK

DSP Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DSP Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSP Engineer in the UK

DSP Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, DSP Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring DSP Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) Signal Processing
1 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) VHDL
2 1 (33.33%) Verilog
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) LTE
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) 3GPP
2 1 (33.33%) ASIC
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing

DSP Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) 3GPP
2 1 (33.33%) LTE
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (33.33%) ASIC
2 1 (33.33%) Verilog
2 1 (33.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Signal Processing
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree