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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma
Rank 99 101 77
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -24
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 13 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.45% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.63% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
Average daily rate
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£391 £301 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £262 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £340 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £450 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 10
Average hourly rate £33.00 £31.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.28 £31.50 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.16 £31.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
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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
1578 1575 1275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.91% 70.98% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 819 629
Average daily rate £375 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 82 96
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
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 3 March 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull +8 1 £415 -
Birmingham -3 1 £375 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Coventry - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Six Sigma
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Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 14 (63.64%) Degree
2 13 (59.09%) Automotive
3 11 (50.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 10 (45.45%) C
5 9 (40.91%) UML
5 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
5 9 (40.91%) Requirements Engineering
5 9 (40.91%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (27.27%) Mechatronics
6 6 (27.27%) Embedded Software Development
6 6 (27.27%) CAN bus
7 4 (18.18%) ITIL
8 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
8 3 (13.64%) Validation
8 3 (13.64%) Project Management
8 3 (13.64%) Electronics
8 3 (13.64%) Coaching
8 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (13.64%) Algorithms
8 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
8 3 (13.64%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (9.09%) 4G
9 2 (9.09%) HTML5
9 2 (9.09%) MIMO
9 2 (9.09%) LTE
9 2 (9.09%) Telematics
9 2 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
9 2 (9.09%) Use Case
9 2 (9.09%) JSP 440
9 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) Simulink
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.09%) HTTPS
1 2 (9.09%) IPv4
1 2 (9.09%) IPv6
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
1 2 (9.09%) 3G
1 2 (9.09%) Wireless
1 2 (9.09%) 2G
1 2 (9.09%) MIMO
1 2 (9.09%) LTE
1 2 (9.09%) 4G
2 1 (4.55%) Network Security
2 1 (4.55%) Bluetooth
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (13.64%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (59.09%) Automotive
2 3 (13.64%) Electronics
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Software Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Process Manager
5 1 (4.55%) ITSM Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Lean Practitioner
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
1 2 (9.09%) JSP
1 2 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Mechatronics
1 6 (27.27%) CAN bus
2 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (13.64%) Algorithms
3 2 (9.09%) Statistics
3 2 (9.09%) Telematics
4 1 (4.55%) CESG
4 1 (4.55%) Derivative
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) UML
1 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
1 9 (40.91%) Requirements Engineering
2 6 (27.27%) Embedded Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Validation
4 3 (13.64%) Coaching
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
5 2 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (9.09%) Use Case
5 2 (9.09%) DMAIC
5 2 (9.09%) Network Design
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
6 1 (4.55%) Process Management
6 1 (4.55%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) ITSM
6 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C
2 2 (9.09%) VBA
2 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Degree
2 11 (50.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
4 1 (4.55%) CCIE
4 1 (4.55%) CCNP
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) CISSP
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) JSP 440
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) EMC
2 1 (4.55%) Juniper
2 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Tableau
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco