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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control)
Rank 591 566 590
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +24
Contract jobs citing DMAIC 4 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.023% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.010% 0.031% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
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£563 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £390 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £475 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £425 £538
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -20.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 10 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 22 August 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 -34 4 £563 +25.00% 1
East of England -29 1 £600 -
Barnsley - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Essex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -

DMAIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (75.00%) Six Sigma
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Lean Six Sigma
4 6 (37.50%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Benchmarking
5 3 (18.75%) ISO 14001
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
5 3 (18.75%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 3 (18.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) Minitab
5 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) ISEB
6 2 (12.50%) Process Management
7 1 (6.25%) Wireless
7 1 (6.25%) Electronics
7 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
7 1 (6.25%) 2G
7 1 (6.25%) BPR
7 1 (6.25%) 3G
7 1 (6.25%) PRINCE

DMAIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
1 1 (6.25%) 2G
1 1 (6.25%) 3G
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
1 1 (6.25%) IPv4
1 1 (6.25%) IPv6
1 1 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (6.25%) MIMO
1 1 (6.25%) LTE
1 1 (6.25%) 4G
1 1 (6.25%) MVNO
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Business Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Process Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (18.75%) Business Process Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Business Improvement Specialist
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
7 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (6.25%) Communications Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Six Sigma
2 7 (43.75%) Lean Six Sigma
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Benchmarking
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
5 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Process Management
6 1 (6.25%) BPR
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
1 3 (18.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) CBAP
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO 14001
1 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Minitab
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Casewise