The table below looks at the statistics for 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 Six Sigma 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
Six Sigma
Rank 110 102 100
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 15 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.42% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.60% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Average daily rate £400 £383 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +11.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £383 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £383 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.64% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £11.45
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +188.20%
Six Sigma
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2043 1505 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 69.84% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 869 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 97 78
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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 Six Sigma across the West Midlands region.

Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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 Six Sigma within the West Midlands region 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
Birmingham - 7 £415 - 4
Coventry 0 3 £400 -
Warwickshire +4 2 £400 -
Solihull -14 1 £250 -
Staffordshire - 1 £208 -
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing 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 Six Sigma.

1 18 (52.94%) Change Management
2 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (29.41%) Lean Six Sigma
3 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 9 (26.47%) Process Improvement
4 9 (26.47%) ITIL
5 8 (23.53%) Degree
6 7 (20.59%) Data Analysis
6 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
6 7 (20.59%) Project Management
7 6 (17.65%) MS Visio
7 6 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (17.65%) CRM
7 6 (17.65%) Business Continuity
7 6 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (17.65%) Data Structures
7 6 (17.65%) ServiceNow
8 5 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Target Operating Model
8 5 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (14.71%) Business Development
8 5 (14.71%) User Stories
8 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
8 5 (14.71%) Fault Management
8 5 (14.71%) Use Case
8 5 (14.71%) Data Migration
8 5 (14.71%) Scrum
8 5 (14.71%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing 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 Six Sigma. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Visio
2 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.88%) MS Office
3 2 (5.88%) Simulink
3 2 (5.88%) Stateflow
3 2 (5.88%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.76%) MS Access
2 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
1 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 2 (5.88%) Automotive
2 2 (5.88%) Electronics
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Local Government
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Analyst
2 14 (41.18%) Business Analyst
3 9 (26.47%) Process Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Business Process Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Digital Business Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) ITSM Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Process Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Procurement Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) IT Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) IT Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Portfolio Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Process Mapping Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Process Mapping Business Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Security Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Transformation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.65%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Economics
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.94%) SCADA
3 1 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Change Management
2 10 (29.41%) Lean Six Sigma
2 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (26.47%) ITIL
3 9 (26.47%) Process Improvement
4 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) Data Analysis
4 7 (20.59%) Project Management
4 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
5 6 (17.65%) Business Continuity
5 6 (17.65%) CRM
5 6 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (14.71%) Benchmarking
6 5 (14.71%) ITSM
6 5 (14.71%) Migration
6 5 (14.71%) RAD
6 5 (14.71%) RUP
6 5 (14.71%) Scrum
6 5 (14.71%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) C
2 2 (5.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 6 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (2.94%) CISSP
4 1 (2.94%) HNC
4 1 (2.94%) HND
4 1 (2.94%) IISP
4 1 (2.94%) ISEB
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) MISRA
2 2 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) ServiceNow
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) MathWorks
4 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.94%) McAfee
4 1 (2.94%) Qualys