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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control)
Rank 610 592 565
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -27
Contract jobs citing DMAIC 9 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.018% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.023% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 8
Average daily rate £265 £600 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.83% +64.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £416 £286
% change year-on-year
- +45.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.05 -
UK excluding London average 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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Scotland - 6 - -
England -6 3 £265 -55.83% 1
Edinburgh - 3 - -
London -8 2 £265 -55.83%
South East +2 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

DMAIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 14 (73.68%) Six Sigma
2 12 (63.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 10 (52.63%) Finance
4 9 (47.37%) Lean Six Sigma
5 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (36.84%) MS Visio
7 6 (31.58%) Back Office
7 6 (31.58%) Workflow
8 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
8 5 (26.32%) Process Improvement
8 5 (26.32%) Process Management
8 5 (26.32%) Project Management
8 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
8 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
9 4 (21.05%) MS Office
9 4 (21.05%) Business Process Improvement
9 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (21.05%) BPMN
9 4 (21.05%) Requirements Management
10 3 (15.79%) Degree
10 3 (15.79%) Banking
10 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (15.79%) Change Management
11 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
11 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
11 2 (10.53%) MBA
11 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (10.53%) ITIL
11 2 (10.53%) PMI

DMAIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Visio
2 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
3 4 (21.05%) MS Office
4 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MS Access
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Back Office
3 3 (15.79%) Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.26%) Legal
5 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Business Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Lean Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Process Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Six Sigma Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous improvement Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Process Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Service Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Services Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Services Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Project Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Transformation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) PMI
3 1 (5.26%) Animation
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Six Sigma
2 9 (47.37%) Lean Six Sigma
3 6 (31.58%) Workflow
4 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
4 5 (26.32%) Process Improvement
4 5 (26.32%) Process Management
4 5 (26.32%) Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) BPMN
5 4 (21.05%) Business Process Improvement
5 4 (21.05%) Requirements Management
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (15.79%) Change Management
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL
7 2 (10.53%) Process Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) MBA
3 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PMBOK
2 1 (5.26%) QA