The table below looks at the statistics for DMAIC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DMAIC over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control)
Rank 621 605 579
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -26
Contract jobs citing DMAIC 9 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.005% 0.026%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.019% 0.007% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 10
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£450 £600 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £600 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £600 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £600 £450
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.96 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.01% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.96 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+37.01% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

DMAIC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DMAIC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

DMAIC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DMAIC
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DMAIC within the UK.

DMAIC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DMAIC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DMAIC within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

DMAIC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DMAIC
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DMAIC within the UK.

DMAIC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DMAIC
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMAIC within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 9 £450 -25.00% 2
South West - 4 £450 -
Bristol - 4 £450 -
London - 3 £475 - 2
Glasgow - 3 £450 -
Scotland - 3 £450 -
West Midlands +6 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £600 - 1
City of London - 1 £475 - 1
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -

DMAIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DMAIC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DMAIC.

1 12 (66.67%) Six Sigma
2 9 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 8 (44.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 8 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) Banking
4 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
5 6 (33.33%) MS Visio
5 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Change Management
6 4 (22.22%) MS Office
6 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 4 (22.22%) DFSS
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Process Management
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) MS Access
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
7 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (16.67%) BPMN
8 2 (11.11%) Data Extraction
8 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
8 2 (11.11%) Coaching
8 2 (11.11%) P3O
8 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft

DMAIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DMAIC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DMAIC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 4 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (11.11%) MS Project
4 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
1 1 (5.56%) IPv4
1 1 (5.56%) IPv6
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) 3G
1 1 (5.56%) Wireless
1 1 (5.56%) 2G
1 1 (5.56%) MIMO
1 1 (5.56%) LTE
1 1 (5.56%) 4G
1 1 (5.56%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MS Access
2 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) CANoe
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
1 7 (38.89%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Process Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Governance Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior PMO Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Telematics Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Process Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Process Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Process Manager
4 1 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) PMO Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Business Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Data Extraction
3 1 (5.56%) Telematics
3 1 (5.56%) PMI
3 1 (5.56%) E-Learning
3 1 (5.56%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Six Sigma
2 9 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 8 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 4 (22.22%) DFSS
5 4 (22.22%) Change Management
6 3 (16.67%) Process Management
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) BPMN
6 3 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
6 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.11%) Requirements Management
7 2 (11.11%) Coaching
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
7 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 2 (11.11%) MBA
4 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 1 (5.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
1 2 (11.11%) P3O
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Minitab
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco