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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control)
Rank 635 636 610
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -26
Contract jobs citing DMAIC 11 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.016% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.020% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Median daily rate £400 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £411 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
-12.14% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.70 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.70 -

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
44007 44399 41585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 79.29% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29216 28157 26311
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1026 1266 1219
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 2016.

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 13 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 29 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +14 9 £400 +6.66% 1
London +11 6 £400 -2.55%
Scotland -22 2 - -
East Midlands +11 1 £375 -
Edinburgh -6 1 - -
West Midlands -9 1 £240 -31.42%
South East - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £428 -
Lichfield - 1 £240 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £375 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £240 -

DMAIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 (57.89%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (47.37%) Business Analysis
2 9 (47.37%) MS Visio
2 9 (47.37%) Six Sigma
3 8 (42.11%) Project Management
3 8 (42.11%) Process Management
4 7 (36.84%) Process Improvement
5 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2
5 6 (31.58%) Requirements Management
5 6 (31.58%) Business Process Improvement
5 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 6 (31.58%) BPMN
6 5 (26.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 5 (26.32%) MS Office
6 5 (26.32%) Change Management
7 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
7 4 (21.05%) PMBOK
8 3 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
8 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.79%) Degree
9 2 (10.53%) Animation
9 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
9 2 (10.53%) Finance
9 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (10.53%) QA
9 2 (10.53%) Trend Analysis
9 2 (10.53%) Problem 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Visio
2 5 (26.32%) MS Office
3 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
4 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (5.26%) MS Project
General
1 3 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) Business Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Process Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Problem Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.26%) HR Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Lean Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Process Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Animation
3 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.26%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (5.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Business Analysis
1 9 (47.37%) Six Sigma
2 8 (42.11%) Process Management
2 8 (42.11%) Project Management
3 7 (36.84%) Process Improvement
4 6 (31.58%) BPMN
4 6 (31.58%) Business Process Improvement
4 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2
4 6 (31.58%) Requirements Management
4 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (26.32%) Change Management
6 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL
7 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
7 2 (10.53%) Process Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) Service Management
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) MBA
3 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) PMBOK
2 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Lotus
1 2 (10.53%) Remedy
2 1 (5.26%) Ericsson