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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control)
Rank 645 631 604
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -27
Contract jobs citing DMAIC 8 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.016% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.018% 0.020% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Median daily rate £400 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £338 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £414 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-31.42% -12.50%
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
45304 44011 42247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.57% 78.89% 77.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29953 27402 26436
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 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1029 1284 1210
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £49.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 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 8 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 5 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 -24 6 £400 +6.66% 1
London +5 5 £400 -3.38% 1
Scotland -20 2 - -
West Midlands -9 1 £240 -31.42%
Edinburgh -10 1 - -
Lichfield - 1 £240 -
City of London - 1 £428 -
Staffordshire - 1 £240 -

DMAIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 12 (70.59%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (58.82%) Business Analysis
3 9 (52.94%) Process Management
4 8 (47.06%) MS Visio
4 8 (47.06%) Six Sigma
5 7 (41.18%) Project Management
5 7 (41.18%) Process Improvement
6 6 (35.29%) Business Process Improvement
6 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (35.29%) Requirements Management
6 6 (35.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 6 (35.29%) BPMN
6 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
7 5 (29.41%) Change Management
7 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
7 5 (29.41%) PMBOK
8 4 (23.53%) MS Office
9 3 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (17.65%) Use Case
9 3 (17.65%) Animation
10 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
10 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
10 2 (11.76%) Process Architecture
10 2 (11.76%) Trend Analysis
10 2 (11.76%) Service Management
10 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
10 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
10 2 (11.76%) Mainframe

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 (11.76%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Visio
2 4 (23.53%) MS Office
3 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.88%) MS Project
General
1 3 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
2 12 (70.59%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Process Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Process Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Lean Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Process Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (17.65%) Animation
4 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
5 1 (5.88%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Business Analysis
2 9 (52.94%) Process Management
3 8 (47.06%) Six Sigma
4 7 (41.18%) Process Improvement
4 7 (41.18%) Project Management
5 6 (35.29%) BPMN
5 6 (35.29%) Business Process Improvement
5 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
5 6 (35.29%) Requirements Management
5 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (29.41%) Change Management
7 3 (17.65%) Use Case
8 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL
8 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
8 2 (11.76%) Process Architecture
8 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
8 2 (11.76%) Service Management
8 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.76%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (5.88%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) PMBOK
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Lotus
1 2 (11.76%) Remedy