The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Signal Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Signal Processing over the 3 months to 24 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.

Signal Processing
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 632 633
Rank change year-on-year +46 +1  
Contract jobs citing Signal Processing 15 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.022% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.027% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
Median daily rate £388 £456 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.06% +46.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £334 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £500 £225
% change year-on-year -32.50% +122.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -11.76%  

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 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
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 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Signal Processing in the UK

Signal Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Signal Processing in the UK

Signal Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Signal Processing over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Signal Processing in the UK

Signal Processing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Signal Processing in the UK

Signal Processing
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +52 11 £388 -15.06% 12
London +21 7 £425 +3.03% 2
Scotland +48 4 - - 1
Edinburgh +21 4 - -
East of England -1 4 £338 - 6
Cambridge - 4 £338 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 4 £338 - 4
City of London - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Signal Processing.

1 22 (70.97%) Python
2 14 (45.16%) Degree
2 14 (45.16%) Digital Signal Processing
3 13 (41.94%) C++
4 12 (38.71%) Tcl
4 12 (38.71%) Electronics
4 12 (38.71%) Telecoms
5 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
5 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
6 9 (29.03%) Wireless
7 7 (22.58%) Linux
8 6 (19.35%) C
8 6 (19.35%) MATLAB
8 6 (19.35%) Apple iOS
9 5 (16.13%) Analytics
9 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
10 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
10 4 (12.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (12.90%) Data Management
10 4 (12.90%) Predictive Analytics
10 4 (12.90%) Mathematics
10 4 (12.90%) Applied Mathematics
10 4 (12.90%) Statistics
10 4 (12.90%) Windows
10 4 (12.90%) PhD
10 4 (12.90%) Econometrics
10 4 (12.90%) Risk Analytics
10 4 (12.90%) Machine Learning
10 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
10 4 (12.90%) R

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) Wireless
2 2 (6.45%) 4G
2 2 (6.45%) LTE
2 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.23%) 2G
3 1 (3.23%) 3G
3 1 (3.23%) 3GPP
3 1 (3.23%) OFDM
3 1 (3.23%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.45%) QlikView
2 2 (6.45%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) Subversion
General
1 12 (38.71%) Electronics
1 12 (38.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Developer
1 11 (35.48%) Embedded Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Software Test Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Test Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Audio Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) iOS Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C++ Developer
6 2 (6.45%) DSP Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Lead Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Junior
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Python Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Qt
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Google Maps API
3 1 (3.23%) Flask
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) Matplotlib
3 1 (3.23%) NumPy
3 1 (3.23%) Pandas
3 1 (3.23%) RESTful
3 1 (3.23%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Algorithms
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (6.45%) Animation
2 2 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.45%) Social Media
3 1 (3.23%) ASIC
3 1 (3.23%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.23%) Verilog
3 1 (3.23%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) Apple iOS
3 4 (12.90%) Windows
4 3 (9.68%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Digital Signal Processing
2 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
2 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
3 5 (16.13%) Analytics
3 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
4 4 (12.90%) Applied Mathematics
4 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) Data Management
4 4 (12.90%) Econometrics
4 4 (12.90%) iOS Development
4 4 (12.90%) Machine Learning
4 4 (12.90%) Mathematics
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (12.90%) Predictive Analytics
4 4 (12.90%) Regulatory Compliance
4 4 (12.90%) Risk Analytics
4 4 (12.90%) Statistics
5 3 (9.68%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
5 3 (9.68%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) Python
2 13 (41.94%) C++
3 12 (38.71%) Tcl
4 6 (19.35%) C
4 6 (19.35%) MATLAB
5 4 (12.90%) R
6 3 (9.68%) Lua
6 3 (9.68%) SQL
7 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
7 2 (6.45%) VBA
8 1 (3.23%) Apple Swift
8 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) PhD
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Facebook
1 2 (6.45%) Google
1 2 (6.45%) Tableau
1 2 (6.45%) Twitter
2 1 (3.23%) QNX
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 400 - 450pd
Posted: 2 days ago