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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma
Rank 105 111 88
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -23
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 14 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.30% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.40% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.71 £24.06 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+98.33% -27.10%
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
1754 1766 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.45% 75.37% 67.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 927 590
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 137 61
Average hourly rate £26.50 £34.32 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.78% -9.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Histogram 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 July 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 +10 3 £400 -9.09%
Birmingham -2 2 - - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 11 (40.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 10 (37.04%) Degree
3 9 (33.33%) Change Management
4 7 (25.93%) Automotive
4 7 (25.93%) UML
5 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 6 (22.22%) Project Management
6 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Lean Six Sigma
7 4 (14.81%) Use Case
7 4 (14.81%) Requirements Engineering
7 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
7 4 (14.81%) Internet
7 4 (14.81%) BPR
7 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) C
7 4 (14.81%) ITIL
7 4 (14.81%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (14.81%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (14.81%) Coaching
8 3 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
8 3 (11.11%) CAN bus
8 3 (11.11%) User Stories
8 3 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
8 3 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 3 (11.11%) MS Project

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) Simulink
2 3 (11.11%) MS Project
3 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) FlexRay
3 1 (3.70%) Converged Networks
3 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.70%) IPv4
3 1 (3.70%) IPv6
3 1 (3.70%) 3G
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) 2G
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
3 1 (3.70%) MIMO
3 1 (3.70%) LTE
3 1 (3.70%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.11%) MS Access
1 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.70%) CANoe
2 1 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (25.93%) Automotive
2 3 (11.11%) Electronics
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Business Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Process Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Lean Practitioner
5 2 (7.41%) ITSM Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Procurement Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) JSP
1 1 (3.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (11.11%) CAN bus
1 3 (11.11%) Mechatronics
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.70%) CMDB
3 1 (3.70%) Telematics
3 1 (3.70%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Change Management
2 7 (25.93%) UML
3 6 (22.22%) Project Management
4 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Use Case
5 4 (14.81%) Requirements Engineering
5 4 (14.81%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) Coaching
5 4 (14.81%) ITIL
5 4 (14.81%) BPR
5 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.81%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Business Development
6 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) C
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 10 (37.04%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) ISEB
4 2 (7.41%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) CISSP
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) MCSE
5 1 (3.70%) CCIE
5 1 (3.70%) CCNP
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) ISO 9001
2 2 (7.41%) IEC 61508
3 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.70%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) Juniper
3 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago