The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 87 83 96
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 26 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.09% 1.27% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.85% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
Average daily rate £325 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 1
Average hourly rate £31.25 £33.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £33.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1660 1297 1427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.31% 68.73% 63.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 624 679
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 111 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £34.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Six Sigma
England

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 16 April 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
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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +2 10 £413 +50.00%
Staffordshire +4 5 £250 -
Coventry - 5 - -
Birmingham - 2 - - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Dudley - - - - 1
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 12 (40.00%) Project Management
2 11 (36.67%) Degree
3 10 (33.33%) Automotive
4 9 (30.00%) Manufacturing
5 8 (26.67%) Change Management
5 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 7 (23.33%) Finance
7 6 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (20.00%) Visualisation
7 6 (20.00%) CAD
7 6 (20.00%) MS Project
7 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (20.00%) Progress
7 6 (20.00%) Publishing
7 6 (20.00%) CATIA
8 5 (16.67%) Programme Management
8 5 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 5 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
9 4 (13.33%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 4 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (13.33%) CAN bus
9 4 (13.33%) Requirements Engineering
9 4 (13.33%) ISO 9001
9 4 (13.33%) UML
9 4 (13.33%) ITIL
10 3 (10.00%) C
10 3 (10.00%) Windows
10 3 (10.00%) MATLAB

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Project
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (20.00%) CATIA
1 6 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (10.00%) Simulink
3 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (33.33%) Automotive
2 9 (30.00%) Manufacturing
3 7 (23.33%) Finance
4 6 (20.00%) Publishing
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Process Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Business Process Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Process Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Project Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Risk Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Transition Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Business Process Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Process Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Process Improvement Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Process Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 4 (13.33%) CAN bus
3 3 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.33%) DTV
4 1 (3.33%) SCADA
4 1 (3.33%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Project Management
2 8 (26.67%) Change Management
3 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (20.00%) CAD
4 5 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 5 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
5 4 (13.33%) Requirements Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) ITIL
5 4 (13.33%) UML
6 3 (10.00%) Service Management
6 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (10.00%) DMAIC
6 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
7 2 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) C
1 3 (10.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 4 (13.33%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (6.67%) MCSE
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CCAB
5 1 (3.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) ISO 9001
2 3 (10.00%) ISO 14001
3 2 (6.67%) SLA
3 2 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Progress
3 3 (10.00%) Minitab
4 2 (6.67%) 3PAR
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) Symantec
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £28 - £38 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago