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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control)
UK
Rank 585 615 611
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -4
Contract jobs citing DMAIC 11 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.018% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.021% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 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 - £413
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £34.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.05

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
37463 42318 40948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.62% 82.71% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24877 27655 25965
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1164 1085
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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
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 21 February 2017.

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 11 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 21 February 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 +37 11 £475 +79.24% 4
London +11 4 £375 +41.50%
Wiltshire - 4 £475 -
Swindon - 4 £475 -
South West - 4 £475 -
South East +16 1 £420 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £420 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £420 - 1
Hinckley - 1 £425 -

DMAIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 12 (63.16%) Six Sigma
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
1 12 (63.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 11 (57.89%) Lean Six Sigma
3 10 (52.63%) Process Improvement
4 6 (31.58%) Performance Management
4 6 (31.58%) Degree
5 5 (26.32%) Business Transformation
6 4 (21.05%) DevOps
6 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Improvement
6 4 (21.05%) PDM
6 4 (21.05%) Chartered Engineer
6 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) EFQM
6 4 (21.05%) ITSM
6 4 (21.05%) BPR
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) QA
8 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (10.53%) Banking
8 2 (10.53%) Retail
8 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
8 2 (10.53%) Wealth Management
8 2 (10.53%) Project Management
8 2 (10.53%) Workflow
8 2 (10.53%) DFSS
8 2 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
9 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management

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 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Process Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Process Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Change Manager
5 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Change Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Change Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Public Sector Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Six Sigma
2 11 (57.89%) Lean Six Sigma
3 10 (52.63%) Process Improvement
4 6 (31.58%) Performance Management
5 5 (26.32%) Business Transformation
6 4 (21.05%) BPR
6 4 (21.05%) DevOps
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 4 (21.05%) ITSM
6 4 (21.05%) PDM
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.53%) DFSS
7 2 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) Wealth Management
7 2 (10.53%) Workflow
8 1 (5.26%) Business Development
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 6 (31.58%) Degree
3 4 (21.05%) Chartered Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) EFQM
2 3 (15.79%) QA
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