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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control)
Rank 592 543 579
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +36
Contract jobs citing DMAIC 11 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.019% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.026% 0.026% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 12
Average daily rate £450 £394 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -21.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £225
% change year-on-year
- +88.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42143 35232 42089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.32% 72.51% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26130 21023 24016
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1183 1087 1432
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%

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 16 April 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 17 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -35 11 £450 +14.28% 1
London -39 2 £475 +58.33%
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East of England - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Barnsley - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Felixstowe - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

DMAIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 18 (75.00%) Six Sigma
2 13 (54.17%) Finance
3 12 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 11 (45.83%) Project Planning
5 10 (41.67%) Project Management
6 7 (29.17%) PRINCE2
6 7 (29.17%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (25.00%) ISEB
8 5 (20.83%) BPR
8 5 (20.83%) Change Management
8 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
8 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
8 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (16.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 4 (16.67%) Degree
9 4 (16.67%) Migration
9 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 4 (16.67%) Process Management
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (12.50%) Process Improvement
10 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 3 (12.50%) ISO 14001
10 3 (12.50%) ISO 9001
10 3 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
10 3 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 3 (12.50%) Minitab
11 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
11 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
11 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (8.33%) Performance Improvement

DMAIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) MVNO
1 1 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 5 (20.83%) Process Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Business Process Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Business Improvement Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Change Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Change Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Business Improvement Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Development Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Process Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) PMI
1 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (4.17%) Derivative
1 1 (4.17%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Six Sigma
2 12 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 11 (45.83%) Project Planning
4 10 (41.67%) Project Management
5 7 (29.17%) PRINCE2
5 7 (29.17%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (20.83%) BPR
6 5 (20.83%) Change Management
6 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
6 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.67%) Migration
7 4 (16.67%) Process Management
7 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (12.50%) Process Improvement
8 3 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
9 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
9 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
9 2 (8.33%) Performance Improvement
9 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Modelling
9 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (4.17%) PMP
4 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CBAP
4 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO 14001
1 3 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.17%) GCP
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Minitab
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft