The table below looks at the statistics for DMAIC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DMAIC over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control)
UK
Rank 591 612 595
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -17
Contract jobs citing DMAIC 6 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.020% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.016% 0.024% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Median daily rate £475 £265 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.24% -55.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - £416
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.20

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
36783 41524 39970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.18% 81.75% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24390 26922 25816
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1204 1054
Median hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

DMAIC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DMAIC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMAIC within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 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 +33 6 £475 +79.24%
South West - 4 £475 -
Swindon - 4 £475 -
Wiltshire - 4 £475 -
East Midlands - 2 £425 -
Leicestershire - 2 £425 -
Hinckley - 2 £425 -

DMAIC
Top 11 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DMAIC 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 DMAIC.

1 11 (84.62%) Six Sigma
1 11 (84.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 10 (76.92%) Lean Six Sigma
2 10 (76.92%) Process Improvement
2 10 (76.92%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 2 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement

DMAIC
Top Related 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:

General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) Process Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Change Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Process Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Six Sigma
2 10 (76.92%) Lean Six Sigma
2 10 (76.92%) Process Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (15.38%) Degree