The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Image Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Image 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.

Image Processing
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 647 635
Rank change year-on-year +51 -12  
Contract jobs citing Image Processing 14 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.035% 0.016% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £663 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +107.03% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £320 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £320 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £320 -
% change year-on-year +32.81% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Image 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%  

Image Processing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Image Processing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Image Processing in the UK

Image Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Image Processing in the UK

Image Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Image Processing over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Image Processing in the UK

Image Processing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Image Processing in the UK

Image Processing
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Image 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 +28 12 £750 - 19
London +6 7 £750 - 3
South East +17 4 £588 - 7
Scotland +35 2 £320 - 1
Surrey - 2 - -
Fife +2 1 £320 -
Dunfermline 0 1 £320 -
Oxfordshire -6 1 £425 - 2
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £750 -
Slough - 1 £750 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Image 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 Image Processing.

1 10 (41.67%) C++
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
3 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (25.00%) Python
4 5 (20.83%) GIS
4 5 (20.83%) OpenCV
5 4 (16.67%) Presales
5 4 (16.67%) Case Management
5 4 (16.67%) Degree
5 4 (16.67%) Banking
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.50%) ITIL
6 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 3 (12.50%) Java
6 3 (12.50%) Coaching
6 3 (12.50%) Change Control
6 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
6 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
7 2 (8.33%) Scala
7 2 (8.33%) BDD
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) Multithreading

Image 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) ArcGIS
1 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) GIS
2 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) GitLab
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Gerrit
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Architect
3 4 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Payments Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Payments Solutions Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Image Processing Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Image Processing Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Presales Solution Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Agile Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) OpenCV
2 2 (8.33%) Django
2 2 (8.33%) Dropwizard
2 2 (8.33%) JAX-RS
2 2 (8.33%) REST
2 2 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (4.17%) Celery
3 1 (4.17%) OpenCL
3 1 (4.17%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.17%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.17%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (16.67%) Case Management
2 4 (16.67%) Presales
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) Change Control
3 3 (12.50%) Coaching
3 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.33%) BDD
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.33%) DevOps
4 2 (8.33%) Kanban
4 2 (8.33%) Machine Learning
4 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
4 2 (8.33%) Pair Programming
4 2 (8.33%) Scrum
4 2 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C++
2 6 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) C
4 2 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) MATLAB
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
4 2 (8.33%) Scala
5 1 (4.17%) Delphi
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) Lua
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Grafana
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Splunk
2 1 (4.17%) Borland
2 1 (4.17%) ESRI
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft