Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for DMAIC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DMAIC over the 6 months to 19 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.

DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 887 875
Rank change year-on-year +34 -12 -21
Contract jobs citing DMAIC 22 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.009% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.026% 0.010% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 13
UK median daily rate £215 £456 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.88% +1.39% -14.29%
10th Percentile £195 £391 £350
90th Percentile £238 £531 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £456 £450
% change year-on-year -53.97% +1.39% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
UK median hourly rate £28.00 - £47.96
10th Percentile £26.35 - £44.62
90th Percentile £28.58 - £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 - £47.96

DMAIC 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

DMAIC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DMAIC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DMAIC in the UK

DMAIC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DMAIC in the UK

DMAIC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DMAIC in the UK

DMAIC
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DMAIC within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England +36 22 £215 -52.88%
UK excluding London +37 21 £210 -53.97%
South East - 15 £210 -
South West +7 6 - -
London -27 1 £238 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DMAIC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DMAIC.

1 21 (95.45%) Six Sigma
2 13 (59.09%) Lean Six Sigma
3 12 (54.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 12 (54.55%) Finance
4 9 (40.91%) PMP
4 9 (40.91%) PMI Certification
4 9 (40.91%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (36.36%) Process Improvement
5 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (36.36%) Project Management
5 8 (36.36%) Programme Management
6 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (31.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (31.82%) Facilities Management
6 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (31.82%) Performance Improvement
6 7 (31.82%) Portfolio Management
6 7 (31.82%) PMO
7 6 (27.27%) Contingency Planning
7 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (22.73%) Banking
8 5 (22.73%) MBA
8 5 (22.73%) Retail Banking
9 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
10 2 (9.09%) Degree
10 2 (9.09%) COBIT
10 2 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (9.09%) CMMI
10 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing

DMAIC
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
2 5 (22.73%) Retail Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
4 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) PMO Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Project Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) FMCG Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Head of Mobile
6 1 (4.55%) Lean Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) PMO Manager
6 1 (4.55%) PMO Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) PMI
2 1 (4.55%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Six Sigma
2 13 (59.09%) Lean Six Sigma
3 9 (40.91%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (36.36%) Process Improvement
4 8 (36.36%) Programme Management
4 8 (36.36%) Project Management
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) Facilities Management
5 7 (31.82%) Performance Improvement
5 7 (31.82%) Portfolio Management
6 6 (27.27%) Contingency Planning
6 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) CMMI
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL
8 1 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 9 (40.91%) PMI Certification
2 9 (40.91%) PMP
3 5 (22.73%) MBA
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) PMO
2 2 (9.09%) COBIT
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft