Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Six Sigma skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Six Sigma over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Six Sigma
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 217 183
Rank change year-on-year +35 -34 -11
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 67 59 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.82% 0.60% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.73% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 33 29
Midlands median daily rate £365 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.05% +3.75% -12.33%
10th Percentile £282 £225 £294
90th Percentile £536 £760 £538
England median daily rate £430 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -4.44% +4.65% -1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Midlands median hourly rate - £26.50 £37.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.55% +15.72%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £43.78
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.49% +36.81%

Six Sigma is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6799 8136 6744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.22% 82.61% 79.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4331 4961 3987
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 204 257
Midlands median hourly rate £21.24 £16.30 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.35% -12.01% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.57 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £39.85 £42.35
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Six Sigma as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Six Sigma in the Midlands

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Six Sigma in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma in the Midlands

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma in the Midlands

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Six Sigma in the Midlands

Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +29 34 £360 -6.49% 2
East Midlands +9 33 £365 -8.75% 1
Six Sigma
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 42 (62.69%) Lean Six Sigma
2 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (44.78%) Project Management
4 28 (41.79%) Process Improvement
5 27 (40.30%) ITIL
6 21 (31.34%) Change Management
7 20 (29.85%) Finance
7 20 (29.85%) Matrix Organization
8 18 (26.87%) Service Delivery
9 17 (25.37%) Business Continuity
10 15 (22.39%) Service Management
11 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (14.93%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 10 (14.93%) ITIL V3
13 9 (13.43%) PRINCE
14 8 (11.94%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
15 7 (10.45%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (10.45%) PMI Certification
15 7 (10.45%) PRINCE2
15 7 (10.45%) Manufacturing
15 7 (10.45%) Scrum
16 6 (8.96%) Degree
16 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Project
16 6 (8.96%) SMS
16 6 (8.96%) Cisco
16 6 (8.96%) Business Transformation
16 6 (8.96%) Problem Management
17 5 (7.46%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 5 (7.46%) Coaching

Six Sigma
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.49%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) SMS
2 4 (5.97%) Firewall
2 4 (5.97%) WLAN
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.99%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) QlikView
2 2 (2.99%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 20 (29.85%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.48%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) German Language
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.49%) Automotive
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Billing
5 1 (1.49%) French Language
5 1 (1.49%) Local Government
5 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Project Manager
2 11 (16.42%) Analyst
2 11 (16.42%) Consultant
3 7 (10.45%) Process Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) Process Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) Business Process Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Deployment Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Release Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Senior Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Availability Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Capacity and Availability Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Capacity Manager
6 4 (5.97%) IT Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Lean Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Service Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Six Sigma Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Process Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Business Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Business Process Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) EDI
2 1 (1.49%) .NET
2 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.49%) CSS
2 1 (1.49%) HTML
2 1 (1.49%) HTML5
2 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.99%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.99%) PMI
6 1 (1.49%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.97%) Unix
2 2 (2.99%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) AIX
3 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (62.69%) Lean Six Sigma
2 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (44.78%) Project Management
4 28 (41.79%) Process Improvement
5 27 (40.30%) ITIL
6 21 (31.34%) Change Management
7 20 (29.85%) Matrix Organization
8 18 (26.87%) Service Delivery
9 17 (25.37%) Business Continuity
10 15 (22.39%) Service Management
11 10 (14.93%) ITIL V3
12 9 (13.43%) PRINCE
13 8 (11.94%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (10.45%) PRINCE2
14 7 (10.45%) Scrum
15 6 (8.96%) Business Transformation
15 6 (8.96%) Problem Management
16 5 (7.46%) Coaching
16 5 (7.46%) Migration
16 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.49%) C++
2 1 (1.49%) Java
2 1 (1.49%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 7 (10.45%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (10.45%) PMI Certification
3 6 (8.96%) Degree
4 5 (7.46%) PMP
4 5 (7.46%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 3 (4.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (4.48%) ISEB
5 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.49%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.49%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Cisco
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.97%) SAP
4 3 (4.48%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.99%) Epicor
6 1 (1.49%) Cognos
6 1 (1.49%) EMC
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) Pega
6 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.49%) Tableau
6 1 (1.49%) VMware