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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma
Rank 92 98 101
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 21 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.81% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.12% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £440 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £405 £385
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £43.78 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.71 £25.00 £26.40
% change year-on-year
+90.84% -5.30%
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
1875 1870 1440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.15% 72.12% 68.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1110 989 753
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 126 60
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +7 5 £400 -9.09% 1
Staffordshire - 5 £345 - 1
Warwickshire +9 3 - -
Birmingham +5 1 - - 2
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 12 (37.50%) Change Management
2 10 (31.25%) Degree
2 10 (31.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 9 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (28.13%) UML
4 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 8 (25.00%) BPR
4 8 (25.00%) Use Case
4 8 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 7 (21.88%) Business Development
5 7 (21.88%) Data Analysis
5 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
5 7 (21.88%) Data Migration
5 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
5 7 (21.88%) Benchmarking
5 7 (21.88%) Data Modelling
5 7 (21.88%) SLA
5 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (21.88%) RUP
5 7 (21.88%) Project Management
5 7 (21.88%) Migration
5 7 (21.88%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Target Operating Model
6 6 (18.75%) Scrum
6 6 (18.75%) Business Continuity
6 6 (18.75%) GAP Analysis
6 6 (18.75%) CRM
6 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
6 6 (18.75%) User Stories

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.25%) MS Project
3 2 (6.25%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) 3G
2 1 (3.13%) Wireless
2 1 (3.13%) 2G
2 1 (3.13%) MIMO
2 1 (3.13%) LTE
2 1 (3.13%) 4G
2 1 (3.13%) FlexRay
2 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.13%) IPv4
2 1 (3.13%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.13%) CANoe
General
1 5 (15.63%) Automotive
2 3 (9.38%) Electronics
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Analyst
2 11 (34.38%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Process Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Procurement Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Process Designer
4 3 (9.38%) Designer
5 2 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Process Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Lean Practitioner
6 1 (3.13%) Telematics Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Designer
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Mechatronics
2 2 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.25%) CAN bus
3 1 (3.13%) CMDB
3 1 (3.13%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Change Management
2 9 (28.13%) UML
2 9 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 8 (25.00%) Use Case
3 8 (25.00%) BPR
4 7 (21.88%) Project Management
4 7 (21.88%) RUP
4 7 (21.88%) Data Modelling
4 7 (21.88%) Benchmarking
4 7 (21.88%) Migration
4 7 (21.88%) Data Analysis
4 7 (21.88%) Business Development
4 7 (21.88%) Data Migration
4 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
4 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
4 7 (21.88%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Target Operating Model
5 6 (18.75%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) MATLAB
2 2 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Degree
1 10 (31.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 3 (9.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 3 (9.38%) ISEB
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 1 (3.13%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) IEC 61508
3 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) HP
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