The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control)
Rank 582 543 583
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +40
Contract jobs citing DMAIC 6 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.039% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.015% 0.054% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 2
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£456 £463 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £375 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £500 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40471 37295 40749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25021 22614 23464
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1059 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%

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 30 July 2014.

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 12 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 30 July 2014. 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 -44 6 £456 -1.35% 2
London +6 1 £525 +10.52%
East of England -18 1 £600 - 1
Barnsley - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Essex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - - 1

DMAIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 14 (77.78%) Six Sigma
2 10 (55.56%) Finance
3 8 (44.44%) Lean Six Sigma
4 7 (38.89%) Project Management
5 4 (22.22%) Change Management
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (16.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 3 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (16.67%) Minitab
6 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Process Management
6 3 (16.67%) ISO 14001
6 3 (16.67%) Benchmarking
6 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 3 (16.67%) ISO 9001
6 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
7 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) ISEB
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
7 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
7 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
8 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
8 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (5.56%) Use Case

DMAIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (5.56%) MIMO
1 1 (5.56%) LTE
1 1 (5.56%) 4G
1 1 (5.56%) 2G
1 1 (5.56%) Wireless
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) 3G
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%) MVNO
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Business Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Project Manager
3 5 (27.78%) Process Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Improvement Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Change Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML5
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Six Sigma
2 8 (44.44%) Lean Six Sigma
3 7 (38.89%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Change Management
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Process Management
5 3 (16.67%) Benchmarking
5 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
6 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Use Case
7 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
1 3 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) ISO 14001
1 3 (16.67%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Minitab
2 1 (5.56%) Casewise
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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