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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control)
Rank 590 589 530
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -59
Contract jobs citing DMAIC 7 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.018% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.016% 0.025% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
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£395 £425 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £405 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £465 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £31.70 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.70 - £34.00

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
42497 40723 35069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.35% 74.75% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26510 25396 20908
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1148 1061
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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
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 6 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 27 April 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
Scotland - 4 £325 -
England -8 3 £414 -2.58% 1
London -12 2 £414 -12.84% 1
Edinburgh - 2 £325 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £375 -

DMAIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (75.00%) Six Sigma
2 9 (56.25%) Lean Six Sigma
2 9 (56.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (50.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 5 (31.25%) Banking
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Process Management
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
5 4 (25.00%) Retail
5 4 (25.00%) Coaching
5 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) BPMN
6 3 (18.75%) Business Process Improvement
6 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
7 2 (12.50%) Change Management
7 2 (12.50%) Wireless
7 2 (12.50%) Automotive
7 2 (12.50%) Electronics
7 2 (12.50%) 2G
7 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) MS Office
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (12.50%) 3G
7 2 (12.50%) HTTPS
7 2 (12.50%) IPv4
7 2 (12.50%) IPv6
7 2 (12.50%) Internet

DMAIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (12.50%) HTTPS
1 2 (12.50%) IPv4
1 2 (12.50%) IPv6
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
1 2 (12.50%) 3G
1 2 (12.50%) Wireless
1 2 (12.50%) 2G
1 2 (12.50%) MIMO
1 2 (12.50%) LTE
1 2 (12.50%) 4G
1 2 (12.50%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) CANoe
General
1 5 (31.25%) Banking
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Automotive
3 2 (12.50%) Electronics
4 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Process Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Process Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Deployment Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Process Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Process Manager
4 1 (6.25%) PMO Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Project Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Governance Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Telematics
3 1 (6.25%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Six Sigma
2 9 (56.25%) Lean Six Sigma
2 9 (56.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (25.00%) Coaching
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Process Management
4 3 (18.75%) BPMN
4 3 (18.75%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
5 2 (12.50%) Line Management
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Use Case
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 1 (6.25%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) P3O