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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 101 103 104
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 21 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.49% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 4
Average daily rate
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£445 £425 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £335 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £536 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £393 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.40 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +38.94%
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
1775 1440 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.20% 67.13% 67.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 755 787
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 59 67
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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 0 3 £405 +20.89% 1
Coventry -9 2 £440 -
Warwickshire -6 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £525 -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 16 (40.00%) ITIL
2 13 (32.50%) PRINCE2
2 13 (32.50%) Project Management
3 11 (27.50%) Lean Six Sigma
4 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 7 (17.50%) PMI
6 7 (17.50%) PMI Certification
6 7 (17.50%) Service Delivery
7 6 (15.00%) MS Office
7 6 (15.00%) LAN
7 6 (15.00%) WAN
7 6 (15.00%) Finance
7 6 (15.00%) Degree
7 6 (15.00%) Performance Management
7 6 (15.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 5 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 5 (12.50%) Automotive
8 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
8 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 5 (12.50%) ISEB
9 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
9 4 (10.00%) UML
9 4 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.00%) Migration
9 4 (10.00%) DMAIC
9 4 (10.00%) Risk Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 1 (2.50%) Drupal
1 1 (2.50%) Alfresco
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Office
2 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (7.50%) Simulink
3 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) LAN
1 6 (15.00%) WAN
2 4 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.00%) SAN
3 2 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) 3G
4 1 (2.50%) Wireless
4 1 (2.50%) 2G
4 1 (2.50%) MIMO
4 1 (2.50%) LTE
4 1 (2.50%) 4G
4 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.50%) IPv4
4 1 (2.50%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (7.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Automotive
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
2 12 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 9 (22.50%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Business Process Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Process Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Process Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Process Improvement Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Project Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Business Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (5.00%) Process Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Six Sigma Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Business Process Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
1 1 (2.50%) JSP
1 1 (2.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) PMI
2 4 (10.00%) CAN bus
3 3 (7.50%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.50%) SCADA
4 1 (2.50%) Mechatronics
4 1 (2.50%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) ITIL
2 13 (32.50%) PRINCE2
2 13 (32.50%) Project Management
3 11 (27.50%) Lean Six Sigma
4 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 7 (17.50%) Service Delivery
7 6 (15.00%) Performance Management
8 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
9 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.00%) DMAIC
9 4 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (10.00%) UML
9 4 (10.00%) Migration
9 4 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
9 4 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
10 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
10 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
10 3 (7.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) MATLAB
2 2 (5.00%) C
3 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (17.50%) PMI Certification
3 6 (15.00%) Degree
3 6 (15.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 5 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 5 (12.50%) ISEB
5 4 (10.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 2 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (5.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.50%) CCIE
7 1 (2.50%) CCNP
7 1 (2.50%) CCNA
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.50%) ACCA
7 1 (2.50%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) ISO 9001
1 3 (7.50%) ISO 14001
1 3 (7.50%) COBIT
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Minitab
3 2 (5.00%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) Symantec
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (2.50%) BT
4 1 (2.50%) Casewise
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
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