The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Lean Six Sigma skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Lean Six Sigma over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

Lean Six Sigma
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 128 124
Rank change year-on-year +20 -4  
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.094% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £513 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.81% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £344 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £588 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £408 £450
% change year-on-year +6.99% -9.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.35

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1700 2371 2057
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.15% 81.98% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1062 1318 1233
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 49 105
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.61 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.08% -32.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.81 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £42.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Lean Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Lean Six Sigma as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Lean Six Sigma in the West Midlands

Lean Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lean Six Sigma in the West Midlands

Lean Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +11 1 £525 -4.54%
Lean Six Sigma
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Lean 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Lean Six Sigma.

1 8 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Process Management
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) Back Office
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Information Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) BPMN
4 1 (12.50%) Pega
4 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) ArchiMate
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Blue Prism
4 1 (12.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager

Lean Six Sigma
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Back Office
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Change Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Process Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Process Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Change Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Commercial Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Commercial Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Project Change Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Transformation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) Information Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Process Management
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (12.50%) ArchiMate
3 1 (12.50%) BPMN
3 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) Document Management
3 1 (12.50%) Economics
3 1 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) MODAF
3 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PMP
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Blue Prism
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Pega