The first table below looks at the demand for Lean Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lean Six Sigma over the 3 months to 29 July 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 112 99 97
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 3 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.38% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Average daily rate
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£468 £335 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.55% -16.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.56 £36.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-40.12% +89.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1780 1309 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.01% 66.48% 68.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 662 734
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 56 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Lean Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lean Six Sigma across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Lean Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Lean Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma across the West Midlands region.

Lean Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Lean Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Birmingham -7 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £440 -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
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Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Lean Six Sigma 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 Lean Six Sigma.

1 5 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) DMAIC
4 1 (20.00%) Minitab
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (20.00%) Casewise
4 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) COBIT
4 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 1 (20.00%) ISO 14001
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) TQM
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Drupal
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (20.00%) Alfresco
4 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Process Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Lean Six Sigma 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 Lean Six Sigma. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Drupal
1 1 (20.00%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Process Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Process Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) TQM
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) DMAIC
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Process Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 14001
1 1 (20.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) Minitab
1 1 (20.00%) Casewise